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Articles & Short Stories




Over the years I've written a number of articles and short stories about various people, places and things. While each of these articles are displayed somewhere on this website, I have taken the liberty of listing each article here for your convenience. Either open a PDF version of each article or link to the article on this website. Enjoy!


- Beneath His Wings

Age has slowed Ray down a little bit, but it hasn’t stopped him. He is the picture of health although he can’t attend every event he would like to. When Ray is not attending a kite competition, you can find him flying in his beloved Vanier Park. In October of 2006, A park bench was installed in Vanier Park in Ray’s honor. He considers it to be the most outstanding gesture of love a man could have...
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- Enhance Your Defensive Riding Skills

So, you’ve been riding motorcycles for a number of years. And you’ve more than likely taken the motorcycle safety course and read all the articles on becoming a better rider. You also wear a helmet, the proper riding gear and you do your best to follow all the rules and tips that you’ve read about proper motorcycle speed, turning and handling while riding on roads alone as well as in traffic. That’s great! But, have you committed everything to your subconscious...
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- John Wayne

As a child, I grew up with such heroes as Sky King, Roy and Dale Evans, the original Batman TV series and the Three Stooges. But when it came to real life heroes, for me nothing came close to John Wayne...
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- New London School Explosion

When I was in television, I wore many hats. One such hat was as a video photographer. In 1973, I was privileged to be one of the photographers for a 30 minute documentary that was being produced about the New London explosion...
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- To Fly A Kite

Kiting has an interesting history in the USA. It seems to have experienced a 20+ year popularity streak from the 1980's up until the early 2000's. During that time a great number of kite manufacturers sprung up and offered all types of kites for the public...
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- World Renowned Kite Artist

If you asked Joel Keith Scholz if he truly felt he was a world renowned kite artist, his humbleness would probably urge him to answer in the negative. But deep, down inside there’s an artistic creativeness and drive that keeps reminding him of his kite designing accomplishments. And those accomplishments are very hard to ignore...
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- Wyatt Earp

One of the greatest legends of the American West, Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848, in Monmouth, Illinois. He worked hauling freight, and then later was hired to grade track for the Union Pacific Railroad. In his downtime he learned to box and became a respectable gambler...
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- Doc Holliday

John Henry “Doc” Holliday was born on August 14, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia, to Henry Burroughs Holliday and Alice Jane Holliday. He grew up a Southern gentleman and at the age of 21 obtained his Dental degree and moved to St. Louis, Missouri to work with a classmate and setup his practice...
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- Year 2000: are you a time traveler?

I wrote this article prior to the year 2000. It was published in several magazines and helped many people with their Y2K problems on their computer. When was the last time you thought about Y2K? ...
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