Two Recent Womb Man Readers/Friends Have Called Me Brave

In two separate emails today, well-known Star Trek fans (and dear friends) Janet Wicks and Melinda G. Kettler have called me brave for publishing Womb Man: How I Survived Growing Up in a Booby-Trapped World. Published reviews have used the same term, or courage/courageous.   How I wish I could take credit in this regard,…

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I Hate Bullies

  I’m depressed. I can’t shake the feeling that bullies are running–and ruining–the world.   The danger lies is normalizing bullying–making it the “go to” reaction every time a disagreement comes up.   The term civilization itself demands civility. We aren’t civilized when getting at each other’s throats becomes the default response to disagreement or…

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Announcing My Scholastic Books/Book Fairs Association…and More

Recently I was given permission to announce my professional association with Scholastic Books/Scholastic Book Fairs. I’ve been writing, editing and enhancing copy (internal and external) for them for three years now. It is a delightful association. They understand the value of great copy and content and I know, personally, what a huge difference they’ve made…

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“Tell It All” — DeForest Kelley

“Tell it all.” – DeForest Kelley’s instructions for writing my book  Today’s Burning Question: Why does a single insensitive, inaccurate two-star review throw me for a loop when every other review is filled with thank you’s and five stars for my effort to resurrect Carolyn and DeForest Kelley for others to enjoy and cherish? I…

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For the Fearful Many: Something to Consider

Something occurred to me a few minutes ago as I was sitting outside in a tree-covered glade, wondering why “Watch Out!” seems to be the catch phrase that describes almost everything that so-called conservative talking heads say in public, over and over again…   “Watch out for the Muslims!” “Watch out for Black Lives Matter!…

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Yesterday USA Radio Interview Link: ENJOY!

Here is the link to the recent Yesterday USA radio interview with me about DeForest Kelley. ENJOY!!! https://www.dropbox.com/s/kng01vzr1dvc2kg/2017-05-12%20Larry%20John%20Walden%20with%20Kristine%20M.%20Smith%20on%20DeForest%20Kelly.mp3?dl=0  

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Would YOU Want to Read 4 Volumes of DeForest Kelley Phone Logs?

When two DeForest Kelley guests were here a couple of weeks ago, I dragged out my Kelley archives to share with them. Among my treasures are four 4″ three-ring binders, crammed full of  reports of phone calls I wrote down after every call from (or to) Carolyn and De.   Calls from the Kelley’s far…

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Yesterday USA Radio Interview Tonight

  Here’s the scoop for the LIVE interview with me on Yesterday USA Radio tonight (Friday May 12) at 8:15, from the horse’s mouth (host Walden):   “We can take calls from listeners. They can call the studio number at (714) 545-2071. To access the interview, the radio audience can do this….   Go to…

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Rod Serling’s Daughter Tells All–and It’s All Good

Just finished reading Anne Serling’s book about her dad, Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone). What an engaging read. I enjoyed it very much.  Now I want to watch The Twilight Zone episodes again that he wrote (95 of them in all, out of some 150 total episodes). They’re available on Amazon Prime, so I’m in …

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Crow Gives the Bum’s Rush to Coyote

There are times when having the ability to capture images on video is worth its weight in gold. Alas, I can only tell you in pale, puny words about what happened yesterday in my back yard: a crow gave the bum’s rush to a magnificent-looking coyote. (Which is a good thing. Read on!)   I…

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