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Mack Payne: It all started in Vietnam

Sometimes in life utterly unexpected events occur with profound and happy impact.  Such an event recently happened to me when one day I was contacted by Mack Payne from Florida. As we talked I discovered the he had recently read […]

Mack Payne: It all started in Vietnam

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Sometimes in life utterly unexpected events occur with profound and happy impact.  Such an event recently happened to me when one day I was contacted by Mack Payne from Florida. As we talked I discovered the he had recently read […]

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One man’s service in Vietnam, Part 3

Part 1 —  Part 2 His arrival in Vietnam was utterly unlike anything this brave young Marine had ever before experienced. After disembarking the aircraft in DaNang, South Vietnam  the

Invitation to a great journey

For far more years than I care to admit I have been writing about all manner of things from plays and movie reviews to fantastic travel adventures and more.

One man’s service: A powerful story Part 2

A few days later he was finally released from the hospital and was able to go home to Chicago for a brief visit before continuing on to Camp Pendleton,

One man’s service: A powerful story

We recently celebrated our annual Memorial Day. a day to honor the many men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the United States military. Many Americans

Coping with the coronavirus

Here we are, basically the entire world, deep in concern, worry and yes even depression over the ever expanding Coronavirus pandemic. Amidst these conditions, trying to find that light

Michael Epstein is inside Hollywood

The whole world knows about “Hollywood” right? It is impossible not to have some awareness what with annual award shows like the Emmys, the Grammys and of course the

Beverly Hills is a nice place to live or visit

Beverly Hills, California got major media attention yet again when Jeff Bezos bought a true mega-mansion from David Geffen for a staggering $165 million dollars. But then again Beverly

Awesome rewards from a fascinating journey

After an exciting and for 13 terrifying months as a Marine in Vietnam I returned home to suburban Chicago and finally got serious about higher education.  I had become

Vietnam: One very special trip

Over my very many years I am very happy to say that I have been blessed with many opportunities to visit much of our world. I am unshakably convinced

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