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Welcome, let me tell you a bit more about myself.

Historian, author, newspaper columnist and photographer.
 
Historian: focus is on Revolutionary War era, Manhattan Project, Cold War and modern history.
 
Author: have written six books and have three more completed but not yet published.
 
Newspaper columnist: Historically Speaking, published each Tuesday in The Oak Ridger.
 
Photographer: nature, scenic, travel and family are favorite subjects.

I grew up on a farm, married my high school sweetheart and am a Vietnam veteran. My family is my pride and joy.  Grandkids are great!

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A clear night's view of the moon

Photos tell stories!

Stories: 
The elements of my research into our history,
the keys to my writing,
the focus of my photography. 
 
Stories last.   

Favorites:
 

Here's a list of some of my favorite movies:
1. Historical documentaries
2. Heartland Series

Here's a list of some of my favorite music:
Native American flute music

Welcome to my web site and enjoy your visit - Ray