Chiming of Forgotten Bells

Hi all. Just finished Chiming of Forgotten Bells. It will be available at Amazon and Kindle by September 15, 2017. Here’s the foreword: THE CHIMING OF FORGOTTEN BELLS   VAIN … Continue Reading →


ME AND JOSEPH STALIN

Joseph Stalin The ruthless Russian tyrant, was human as this interview shows. I feel that I may have an exclusive glimpse into the Kremlin, and I want to share it … Continue Reading →


Who am I? Uber in America?

WHO AM I? ~ Uber in America? I found Nikita V. at 1300 Red John Drive, west of Daytona. He was a small man – perhaps no more than five-and-a-half-feet tall, … Continue Reading →


FAKE NEWS

FAKE NEWS ~ Do you find the news disturbing? I mean the news on CNN and the big network TV newscasts. Me too, and I am going to tell you why. … Continue Reading →


Miami observations – Cuban immigration, prosperity and President Trump

Note to President Trump Miami obvervations I sojourned in and around Miami, Florida while still in my wonder-years, from 1956 through 1987. At first I was a dirt-poor student living … Continue Reading →


Job creation, undocumented migrants, illegal aliens, job creation, utopia, unemployment

Job creation, undocumented migrants, illegal aliens, job creation, utopia, unemployment JOB CREATION IN WILLYOPIA – Let’s say that there is a remote community of ten homes and ask the question, “What … Continue Reading →


THE WOODS WERE DARK AND DEEP

2016 American elections.  “Crooked Hillary. Lying Hillary. Untrustworthy Hillary. Jail her!”  These words ring out across America on a daily basis – loud and certain. Part I – Our distant … Continue Reading →


Marisa and the bum

MARISA AND THE BUM – Charity on the street His clothes were dirty and wrinkled. He needed a shave and his fingernails were dirty and broken. He sidled up to … Continue Reading →


abundance

ABUNDANCE Mankind is in desperate need of many things. Millions of us lack for clean water, for food, for clean air and for a decent place to live. Work is … Continue Reading →


The written word is a powerful thing

THE WRITTEN WORD IS A POWERFUL THING My good friend Amy Garza, is an entertainer, historian, writer, editor, publisher, historian and nurturer of writers. A life in the Southern Appalachian … Continue Reading →


Dreams I Let go, illegal immigration, and Anchor Babies in the U. S. A.

RE: Dreams I let go,  illegal immigration, and Anchor Babies in the U. S. A. Date: The Twenty First Century Dear Americans, I was born on the 4th of July … Continue Reading →


THE FAMILY OF FAILURE

THE FAMILY OF FAILURE AND SUCCESS Could be Failure is the father, and Persistance is the mother of Success. The nickname is Try-Try-Again. Everyone fails from time to time. My … Continue Reading →


Me and George H. W. Bush

     ME AND GEORGE H. W. BUSH I didn’t get to shake his hand. There were just to many of us on that fine Miami afternoon. V.P. George H. … Continue Reading →


Modern inventions

Modern inventions – Network radio, television, digital clocks, frozen food, ballpoint pens, freeze dried food, bubble gum, dial telephones, electric adding machines, copy machines, home fax machines, GPS, cordless telephones, cell phones, … Continue Reading →


Prejudice


Disturbing news – Not for Sissies

Disturbing News – Not for Sissies – Ogg – What would Jesus Do? I’m getting old. There are lots of signs including spending more time watching the TV news. That … Continue Reading →




Naples, Italy

Tony’s Place in Naples.I’m not sure why we went to Naples, Italy. We had other choices – Venetia, Roma, Paris, Firenze or even Moscow. But we thought it would be … Continue Reading →


Edna’s Love Letters – The written word is a pawerful thang

EDNA’S LOVE LETTERS. THE WRITTEN WORD IS A POWERFUL THING – My good friend Amy Garza, is an entertainer, historian, writer, editor, publisher, historian and nurturer of writers. A life … Continue Reading →


Psst. Albania?

SPAIN, GREECE, ALBANIA 2014 WANNA MAKE GOD LAUGH? TELL HER YOUR PLANS. I want to tell you about our plan for a great vacation. It might be interesting to tell … Continue Reading →


My Child Made Me Proud – Part II

MY CHILD MADE ME PROUD PART II – BILL SERLE III My son Bill stands tall and is loved by all who know him. I snapped this photo in about … Continue Reading →


An Afternoon in the Opa Locka Jail

BAD DECISIONS MAKE GOOD STORIES. I am not the world’s worst driver. But I’ve been at it a long time and have made some bad decisions along the way. I … Continue Reading →


INTERNET POWER

INTERNET POWER  I wanna tell you a story bout a man named Bill Because if I don’t tell ya nobody will. There’ll be some glory and a smatter of pain … Continue Reading →


BEST BROOKLYN FRIENDS

BEST BROOKLYN FRIENDS           I met Huey Develin when I was 7 years old. My family just moved to Martense Street in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. … Continue Reading →


OLD FOOLS

OLD FOOLS (Written for the Martin Andersen Senior Center’s Senior Writers Workshop 4/1/2014) I love America and I love the U. S. Coast Guard.         Yep. I … Continue Reading →


PADDY MCGINTY’S GOAT VERSUS VALENTINE’S DAY

PADDY MCGINTY’S GOAT VERSUS VALENTINE’S DAY Yep. It’s a fun day and an opportunity for folks to spend money on cards, chocolate and even valuable presents to assure us that … Continue Reading →


ARTHUR GODFREY AND ME

  Arthur Godfrey, Tom Mix and radio was the metronome of my young life There was Daytime Radio and Evening Radio. I don’t remember late night radio because I had … Continue Reading →


Poker Night in New Jersey

POKER NIGHT IN NEW JERSEY We moved to Rockledge from New Jersey last April.  We had many good reasons to move including loving children and grandchildren, warm weather and bargain … Continue Reading →


RONDA SPAIN – A GOOD PLAN

Ronda Spain ~ A good plan. Heed well.  There are lessons to learn when plans gang aglay and things go amiss.  When rain falls in buckets, and you’re uncomfortably in … Continue Reading →


TANGIERS, MOROCCO – A VISIT TO REMEMBER

Tangiers, Morocco Daisy and I have spent time in South America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  We love traveling, so we seized the opportunity to … Continue Reading →


TREES IN THE RAIN – WALKING THE JOYCE KILMER NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOREST

Joyce Kilmer National Memorial Forest 1990 ~ I worked hard back then. Seven days a week in the summer season. Days waiting on tables at Relia’s Garden Restaurant. Nights waiting … Continue Reading →


PARENTING – TURTLE TALK

Parenting. It was a fine Miami morning in early June 1969, that Saturday morning when I walked into the Royal Castle Restaurant with my five-year-old son Billy. He was always … Continue Reading →


BING CROSBY, FARAWAY PLACES, WISHES, DREAMS AND PRAYERS

BING CROSBY, FARAWAY PLACES, WISHES, DREAMS AND PRAYERS CALL ME A DREAMER  Far away places with strange soundin’ names 
Far away over the sea
 Those far away places with the … Continue Reading →


THE $100,000 BOOKCASE

2012 Happy New Year Dear Grandchildren, I like books and accumulated a lot of them by the time I married Daisy Alonso in 1974.  So I decided to build some … Continue Reading →


INTERNET SEARCH POWER

I wanna tell you a story bout a man named Bill Because if I don’t tell ya nobody will. There’ll be some glory and a smatter of pain It’s a … Continue Reading →


ALLAH AND LOVE

I was raised as a Christian in the Dutch Reformed Church in Brooklyn, New York. I am not a regular churchgoer. I attended Sunday school until I was 12. I … Continue Reading →


HOOKERS, $100 BILLS, ECONOMICS, DERIVED DEPOSITS

I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT HOOKERS, $100 BILLS, ECONOMICS, DERIVED DEPOSITS AND OTHER GOOD AND INTERESTING THINGS.. HERE’S HOW THEY FIT TOGETHER.  I went to work in the installment … Continue Reading →