Midwestern Yankee in the Tar Heel State – Part I

I moved to Winston-Salem, NC, in December, 1978. Yep. A long time ago by most measures. For guy who grew up in the Midwest, the adjustments to take up residence in the South took some time. For one thing, the countryside was no longer flat. I couldn’t step out onto the back porch early in…

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Fredric March: A Consummate Actor by Charles Tranberg — Reviewed by John J. Hohn

#fredricmarch #cinema #thebestyearsofourlives Charles Tranberg’s biography, Fredric March: A Consummate Actor, belongs in the library of every fan of theater and film in America. Tranberg’s masterful work follows March’s career from his Wisconsin boyhood through to his final triumphant appearance as Harry Hope in The Iceman Cometh released by 20th Century Fox in October, 1973.…

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Duck Hunting was a Weekend Pursuit When I Was a Boy

#hunting #duck hunting #pheasants #shotgun Hunting ducks always comes to mind as the autumn season deepens. My dad was an avid hunter. He could not wait until my brother and I became old enough to accompany him on his weekend excursions into the South Dakota countryside to hunt ducks and pheasants. I remember going with…

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Teaching Was a Year Round Vocation in Small Town Mid-America

#teaching #Yankton #littleleaguebaseball #highschool Teaching was my vocation of choice. Upon entering college, I initially  chose business administration as a major. Somehow I imagined a career where I would rise to become a captain of industry. Never mind that there were no major companies in my hometown of Yankton, SD to give me any inkling…

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Meet Barbara Hinske, Author of Coming To Rosemont — A Debut Novel

Somewhere in a crabby moment, I wrote that the self-publishing industry exists for those who work in it; namely, the printers, publicists, promoters, contest sponsors, etc. A horde awaits the arrival of every neophyte author into the arena, eager to capitalize on the writer’s aspirations, ignorance, and boundless belief in self. All of that is…

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April 6 is My Mother’s Birthday, My Tribute to her: Ileen Carlon Hohn

#birthday #mother   #lawrencewelk April 6 is my mother’s birthday. She died in January, 1985 after struggling with breast cancer for several months. I loved my mother. I can’t say that I always understood her. She had difficulty making herself understood to others. I think, in fact, that she had difficulty making herself understood to herself…

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