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AFTER HIS PLANE CRASHED JAMES NORMAN HALL WAS AT THE HEART OF THE 1918 FLU PANDEMIC

During the pandemic of World War 1 in 1918, the last place you would want to be was in Germany, in a German Prison Camp behind German lines, where the flu pandemic broke out. Yet, that was exactly where James Norman Hall was.   James Norman Hall is the author of my Listen2Read Audiobook “High  Continue Reading »

HOW AN ASTROLOGER AND A SPIRITUALIST CREATED A FAMOUS WRITER: JACK LONDON

In 1874, an unmarried woman, Flora Wellman, was abandoned in San Francisco, where a newspaper described her as a “Discarded Wife”. Wellman made her living as a spiritualist, claiming to commune with the spirits of the late departed, who spoke to her from the other world. At 31, the poor lady was pregnant and left  Continue Reading »

THE PRESIDENT WHO LOVED CHRISTMAS- EXCEPT FOR ONE THING

THEODORE ROOSEVELT LOVED PLAYING SANTA CLAUS Sometimes at Christmas, a special Santa Claus would visit the children of the Cove Neck school on Oyster Bay, New York, giving out presents and then joining them to sing. This was no ordinary Santa; it was Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States. A family man, Roosevelt loved  Continue Reading »

ANGRY CROWD ATTACKS VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

  Theodore Roosevelt Is At The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time The trap was set for Theodore Roosevelt the instant his nine-car train arrived in Victor, Colorado, September 1900. Roosevelt was on the campaign trail as vice presidential candidate to current Republican President William McKinley and, just as in our audiobook by Theodore Roosevelt,  Continue Reading »

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS ON THE WAY TO THE NORTH POLE 1907 -1908

Before 1908, other than Santa Claus, no human being had reached the North Pole, although many had tried and failed. Some had unfortunately died for their efforts. In the year 1908, two serious contenders were preparing for victory over nature. One was a respected medical Doctor and explorer with very little financial support and no friends  Continue Reading »

TWO STORMS THAT CHANGED THE LIFE OF CHARLES FLETCHER LUMMIS

  Two major storms in different parts of the United States changed the mindset of Writer and Activist for Native Americans Charles Fletcher Lummis. The First Storm On February 4, 1884, a heavy rain began to fall on Chillicothe, Ohio, where Charles Fletcher Lummis lived and worked as an editor of the weekly newspaper, the Chillicothe Leader.  Continue Reading »

GASOLINE PRICES NEVER HAVE TO SAY THEY ARE SORRY

Gasoline is costing you and me more and more each day. It is possible that a tiny country in South America might eventually help lower our gasoline price, and, at the same time, eliminate much of it’s terrible poverty. The country is Guyana and I’ve become interested in it because it is where my audiobook  Continue Reading »

KILAUEA ON FIRE

    The frightening television pictures of the volcano Kilauea erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii have been tragic, as the lava flow wipes out homes. All of our hearts go out to the islanders, who have or may lose their homes as fissures open up unpredictably. I remember, years ago, driving completely around  Continue Reading »