My grandfather worked on the Manhattan Project and because he died in July 1945, we, his wife, children, and grandchildren never knew what job her performed or what role he had on the project. At the time of this death, everything he did was protected by security. There were clues here and there that what … Continue reading Research, the Manhattan Project, and my grandfather
The Green Box
Our grandmother would pull out the green box where she kept the letters and photos she treasured.
Interview with Tammy Pasterick
Author of Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash Check out the Dead Darlings blog to read my interview with Tammy Pasterick on her debut novel that is set against the grim backdrop of Western Pennsylvania’s steel mills and coal mines, Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash, is a riveting story of immigrant grit and … Continue reading Interview with Tammy Pasterick
The oregano and the white rose
My mother’s love of gardening passed on to her children, including me. In my mind's eye, I could see the trash heap at the back door of our new home transformed into an herb garden. To be fair, the rock that stuck up at the back door might lead many to think it was unusable. … Continue reading The oregano and the white rose
The A Pin
My plans to research the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge and to possibly learn more about what my grandfather did there were upended by the pandemic . . .
An unexpected discovery
On a day trip to Santa Fe, we discovered a Manhattan Project site.
The summer I was 10, my father received some mysterious phone calls. Calls that have stuck with me.
My next writing project
I always knew that I would research my families involvement in the Manhattan Project and the 10th Mountain Division. Little did I know that it would become a large project.
A trip to Scotland
We traveled around the beautiful Isle of Skye, including the Clan Donald Centre and then on to Edinburg for some culture. Back at Glasgow Airport it seemed like we had just left, but it had been nine days.
Cast of Characters: Weddings Are Murder
Weddings Are Murder, and Deadlines Are Murder, have a lot of characters. Hopefully this list will help to keep them straight.