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           About the Author           
           Paris Under Siege           
           Paris on Fire           
           A Death in Dallas           
           Terror on the Border           
           Terror on East 72nd Street           
           The Eagle at Grosvenor Square           
           Naples, Florida, COVID-19 Terror Tale           

About the Author

  • Stanford University "The Stanford motto, ' The wind of freedom blows', is an invitation to free an open inquiry in the pursuit of teaching and research. The freedom of scholarly inquiry granted to faculty and students at Stanford is our greatest privilege; using this privilege is our objective."
       - President John Hennessy

  • The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest forms men and women for the service of Christ in lay or ordained ministry within the church and the larger society.

  • Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton Theological Seminary prepares men and women to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.

  • St. George's Episcopal Church, Salinas, CA St. George's Episcopal Church is a community of Christians that worships joyfully, provides fellowship, serves the community, invites others into Christ's family, and strives to grow in spiritual maturity.

  • Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church, Creve Coeur, MO Inspired by the Spirit of Christ, we glorify God by being a welcoming Christian community with meaningful and joyous worship, challenging education and care and respect for all God's creation, while proclaiming the Gospel and reaching out to the world.

  • The Church of the Epiphany, NYC The Right Size Church...
    • The right size to welcome you
    • The right size to know you
    • The right size to include you

  • The Episcopal Church The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.

  • The Anglican Communion "The one great purpose of the Church's existence is to share that bread of life; to hold open in its words and actions a place where we can be with Jesus and to be channels for his free, unanxious, utterly demanding, grown-up love..."
       The Archbishop of Canterbury, 27 February, 2003

  • World Affairs Councils of America The mission of the World Affairs Councils of America is to:
    • Empower citizens to participate in the national debate on world affairs
    • Build citizen support for American engagement in the world
    • Stimulate communities to interact effectively in the global economy
    • Help people relate their local concerns to global issues
    • Improve international education locally, nationally, and internationally
    • Foster international interests in America's young people
    • Build alliances with counterpart organizations locally, nationally, and internationally
    • Increase council professionalism by disseminating best practices

  • World Affairs Council of Dallas This non-profit, nonpartisan Council was established in 1951 in Dallas and in 1961 in Fort Worth to educate citizens on the crucial issues of international affairs and foreign policy. In 2006, the two Councils unified to create a strong regional organization. Today, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents more than 80 programs a year that enlighten and entertain North Texans.

  • Federation of Alliances Françaises USA Among other endeavors, the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA promotes an increased understanding of the French language, literature, history and culture among people in the United States; to encourage cultural exchange and mutual understanding between French-speaking countries and the United States; and to interface with the Alliance Française de Paris, the Delegation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and other interested partners and institutions.

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Paris Under Siege

  • The American Cathedral in Paris For more than a century, the American Cathedral in Paris has been a center of worship for English-speakers abroad. Located near the Seine in the heart of one of the world's most beautiful cities, it numbers in its parish congregation Americans, Britons and French as well as many other Europeans, Asians, Africans and Latin Americans, all of many denominations.

    The American Cathedral in Paris plays a small but pivotal role in "Paris Under Siege". See Google's location of the American Cathedral in Paris.

  • The American Church in Paris The American Church in Paris has been an interdenominational fellowship, theologically situated in the historic Christian tradition as symbolized by the Apostles' Creed. Throughout its history, our church has served not only the expatriate American community, but a wide variety of English-speaking people from different countries and denominational backgrounds who find here a spiritual home and resources that enhance their experience of living and working in France.

    The American Church in Paris was one of the main American Institutions in Paris under threat by the antagonists in "Paris Under Siege".

  • The American Hospital of Paris For over a century, the mission of the American Hospital of Paris has been to bring together the best in French and American medical practices to provide high quality healthcare to members of the French, American and international communities residing in France and abroad.

    The American Hospital of Paris was one of the main American Institutions in Paris under threat by the antagonists in "Paris Under Siege".

  • The American School of Paris The mission of the American School of Paris is to provide an American-model, high-quality education to an international community. We develop lifelong learners with an international focus who use their social, thinking and problem-solving skills to contribute constructively to a changing global society.

    The American School of Paris was one of the main American Institutions in Paris under threat by the antagonists in "Paris Under Siege".

  • American University of Paris The mission of The American University of Paris is to educate generations of academic, social, political, intellectual and business citizens of the world and to enhance the advancement of scholarship in the arts and sciences in an international, multicultural, and plural environment.

    The American University of Paris was one of the main American Institutions in Paris under threat by the antagonists in "Paris Under Siege".

  • American Library in Paris The mission of the American Library in Paris is:
    • To provide access in France to what is best in English-language books, periodicals and other materials by sustaining and extending a varied and enduring collection.
    • To provide the services of a contemporary American public library.
    • To encourage and support reading in English by children and young adults.
    • To act as an educational support center for people of all ages on their pursuit of formal instruction or personal growth.
    • To promote better understanding between France and the United States by making available the artistic, historical and business record of American achievement to French readers.

    The American Library in Paris was one of the main American Institutions in Paris under threat by the antagonists in "Paris Under Siege".

  • The town of Hassi Messaoud, Algeria In the Arab language "Hassi Messaoud" means "blessed well". It is easy to understand why a simple watering spot could gain such a favorable name when one considers the dry sandy desserts that surround it. Hassai Messaoud probably started life as a small village which sprang up around this important watering hole.

  • The Five Pillars of Islam Notes on the Five Pillars of Islam, Belief, Worship, Fasting, Almsgiving, Pilgrimage at the Public Broadcasting website,

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Paris on Fire

  • The Casbah of Algiers The Kasbah of Algiers is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Notes on its history and current condition are in the New York times article, The Crumbling of the Casbah, of July 26, 2006 by Craig S. Smith.

  • Paris Arrondissements and Banlieues Paris is divided into 20 administrative districts called arrondissements. The banlieues are the suburbs of Paris that are outside the beltway that surrounds the arrondissements.

  • Le Bourget Airport Le Bourget Airport was constructed in 1919 and served as the only Paris airport until the construction of Orly airport in 1932. Le Bourget now is the business airport for Paris. Orly is the domestic flight airport while Charles de Gaulle airport is used for international flights. This link shows the desrcription of the airport including a map of its location relative to the arrodissements of Paris.

  • Charles Lindbergh Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York and landed at Le Bourget airport near Paris 33 hours later. He was greeted with a throng of cheering French citizens as the first pilot to make a solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. See the complete Charles Lindbergh website HERE.

  • The Eiffel Tower These three links regarding the Eiffel Tower are interesting and informative:
    • The official website of the Eiffel Tower HERE.
    • A webcam time lapse HERE.

  • The U.S. Embassy to France in Paris This link is the official embassy website. It includes information about the embassy including its Mission Statement, the incumbent Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission, etc.

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A Death in Dallas     &    Terror on the Border

  • The City of Dallas, TX "Dallas, the City that Works: Diverse, Vibrant and Progressive." Quick Facts:
    • Population (2004 Census Bureau Est.): 1,210,390 9th Largest City in the United States, 3rd Largest in Texas, and among nation's 100 Most Ethnically Diverse Communities.
    • Land Area (square miles): 384.7 19th Largest in the US, 3rd Largest in Texas
    • Cost of Living Index (US Average =100): 92.7%

    Popular Dallas cultural venues: African American Museum, Bath House Cultural Center, The Majestic Theater, Meyerson Symphony Center,

  • Saint Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral, Dallas, TX St. Matthew’s Cathedral is a vibrant, active and caring community serving Dallas and the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. We continue to pursue our 150 year mission of beautiful worship, Christian Education and caring outreach to our local community. We serve as the home church of the Bishop of Dallas, James Stanton, and we provide education for Diocesan leaders through the Cathedral Center for Ministry.

    Saint Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral plays a small but pivotal role in "A Death in Dallas". See Google's location of Saint Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral.

  • San Miguel de Allende, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, nestled in mountainous central region of Mexico, is part of the "Bajio" region of the state of Guanajuato. This "low" region in reality averages about 7000 feet, but is so called for being a relatively flat area ringed by mountains. San Miguel El Grande (as it was originally known) was founded by a Franciscan monk in 1542. It was an important stop over of the silver route from Zacatecas.

    Out heroine's birthplace.

  • The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – International The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-International (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.

  • DVD: BORDER WAR, The Battle over Illegal Immigration (2006) The combination of human and drug trafficking across the United States - Mexco border has been ccalled "the illegal immigration invasion." Dangers are escalating on both sides of the issue, and Border War documents the lives of five individuals affected by the massive rise in illegal immigration - primarily via the porous U.S. southern border.

    DVD available at

  • DVD: HUMAN TRAFFICKING (2005) (TV) Starring Donald Sutherland and Mira Sorvino.
    Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution. They're a profitable commodity in the multi-billion-dollar industry of modern slavery. The underworld calls them human traffic.

    DVD available at:

  • DVD: TRADE (2007) — Starring the Academy Award winner Kevin Kline.
    Free the Slaves, America's largest anti-slavery organization estimates that at least 10,000 people a year are smuggled or duped into this country by sex traffickers. TRADE is based on the New York Times Magazine story, "The Girls Next Door".

    DVD available at:

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Terror on East 72nd Street, ISIS in the City & Cling and Wait

  • 351 E. 72ND STREET, NEW YORK The hero's apartment, 351 East 72nd Street, is a fictitious location, of course. But, this is where it would have been.
    In Cling and Wait this would be the location of the heroic couple's fictitious hotel.

  • CATSKILLS There is no definitive source for the name Catskills. It is widely assumed it was the name given by Henry Hudson to the creek (kill is Dutch for creek, so never say Catskill creek, you're saying Cats creek creek!) where he landed to trade with the Indians. Traditionally, it's thought that Hudson either named it for the bobcats and lynx common in the area; or for Jacob Cats, the poet laureate of Holland at the time.

  • VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the most fascinating museums in Western Canada. The city benefits from one of Canada's mildest climates, which allows its residents to pursue outdoor pleasures all year round.

  • VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is recognized as one of the world's most liveable cities. Archaeological evidence shows that the Coast Salish people had settled the Vancouver area by 500 BC. The City of Vancouver is renowned for its innovative programs in the areas of sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity. In 2010, Vancouver will host the world at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

  • ATLANTIC AVENUE TUNNEL The Atlantic Avenue Tunnel is officially the world's oldest subway tunnel. This tunnel was built in 1844, under a City of Brooklyn Street. It is a half-mile long and accommodated two standard gauge tracks. The tunnel was built in only seven months, using the cut-and-cover method; only hand tools and primitive equipment was utilized in its construction.

  • ALBERT CAMUS, A BIOGRAPHY Algerian Albert Camus won The Nobel Prize in Literature 1957. The biography is on the Nobel Prize website HERE. See for general information on the Nobel Prize.



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The Eagle at Grosvenor Square

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Naples, Florida, COVID-19 Terror Tale

  • All About Naples Naples Florida offers exquisite sunsets, incredible shopping, championship golf & white sand beaches while being home to some of the most luxurious waterfront estates and condos in the world.

    Google's photos of Naples, FL


    Wikipedia article on the Anhinga

    Cornell University Ornithology Lab's notes on the Anhinga

    YouTube action video of the Anhinga

  • The Baker Museum

    About Artis-Naples
    Naples Philharmonic
    The Baker Museum

  • The Mercato

    The Naples scene for shopping, dining and entertainment.

  • Venetian Village

    The Village Shops On Venetian Bay has more waterfront shopping and dining than any other destination in Naples. Offering more than 45 waterfront retailers and waterside restaurants, The Village has delighted visitors for years and has grown to become known as the Jewel of Naples.

  • Shulas Steak House

    Established in 1989, Shula’s Steak House began with the legacy of Coach Don Shula . Our goal was to build a reputation to match the standards set by one of the greatest and most celebrated coaches in NFL history.

  • Cafe Gourmand

    Cafe Gourmand welcomes you Thursdays to Saturdays for a memorable dinner. It is our purpose and daily personal commitment to serve an exceptional French cuisine . It all starts with high quality ingredients combined with legendary favorites and today’s most innovative flavors to create hearty French homestyle meals that hit the spot, every time. BON APPETIT !

  • Alligator Alley

    "Alligator Alley" is the 80-mile stretch of highway I-75 which cuts through the Everglades between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. It gets its name from the nearby swamps that alligators call home. Because of accidents between cars and wildlife over the years, the roadside is fenced off to protect not only the alligators but also the endangered Florida panther.

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This page updated 12/16/21