SmithDRay's Web Pages


About Me
Favorite Links
Contact Me
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!

A clear night's view of the moon

Photos tell stories!

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


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