Monthly Archives: July 2009

Boat Ride

Mount Baker, shining like a big dish of vanilla ice cream in the sky, beamed instructions to two seals swimming noses just above the surface in Everett Harbor where many boats were docked. As a twenty-five foot, open-cabin craft moved out the seals followed a safe interval behind the propeller and then signaled that four […]

Posted in Birds, Boats, George Thomas Clark, Islands, Seals, Seattle, Whales

Basketball and Other Activities in Las Vegas

As summer school ground toward conclusion in late June I was anxious to get a break from teaching and spend hours a day writing in my office at home.  I tried to do so and some days did but what I hadn’t remembered, though it happens every year this time, was I also needed release […]

Posted in Art Galleries, Basketball, Blake Griffin, Brock Lesnar, Eric Gordon, Fedor Emilianenko, Gambling, George Thomas Clark, Las Vegas, Liberace, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Mixed Martial Arts, Music, Nevada, Russell Westbrook, Sacramento Kings, Travel, Tyreke Evans, Wayne Newton

Historian Offers to Write Screenplay about Hitler Here

How pleased I recently was to receive an email with the subject “Screenplay” and addressed to “Illustrious Sir”.  The correspondent introduced himself with news he’d been reading my biographical novel Hitler Here and thought it was “great” and “what an ordeal (I) must have gone through to produce it.”  Since the book took twenty years […]

Posted in Adolf Hitler, George Thomas Clark, Hitler Here, Holocaust, Jews, Movies, Racism, World War II

Alexis Arguello Explains

I am honored many people are calling me a legendary boxing champion who had a huge heart and danger in each hand, and even more I appreciate they consider me a kind and gracious gentleman. Still, I hear what some are asking, and feel what everyone’s thinking: why couldn’t Alexis, who persevered during many wars […]

Posted in Alexis Arguello, Boxing, Depression, Drugs, Mental Health, Nicaragua, Suicide