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THE ROSSI MURDER is now available at Amazon

Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Rossi-Murder-unwritten-1916s-Wallace/dp/1716120632/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Rossi+Murder&qid=1615051932&s=books&sr=1-1 Happy end to a long journey.

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I think I’m okay with McConnell’s argument

There was no little irony — and even some surprise — lodged in the fact that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered Trump’s strongest defense just after the close of the second impeachment trial by first conceding that the ex-president was … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Yesterday’s Tragedy

As bad as yesterday’s tragedy in D.C. was, there may have been some good to come from it.  For one thing, it finally – after four long years – broke Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican Party’s leadership.  Maybe it … Continue reading

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Classic College Application Essay/Letter

Need a little assistance? Are you, about now, struggling to compose a first-rate college application essay or letter? Maybe Hugh Gallagher’s classic example may help. __________________________________________________________________________________________ I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have … Continue reading

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A message to my Trump-supporting friends

It now appears very likely that Mr. Trump will lose in Tuesday’s election.  The pollsters, chastened by 2016, have reportedly cleaned up their act sufficiently so that their estimates have become more reliable again. In light of a likely Trump … Continue reading

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The Rossi Murder’s Preface

Fellow lovers of Wallace and Idaho history, “The Rossi Murder,” my 94.4K-word manuscript, is still in need of a publisher.  After a three-month stay at WSU Press it was courteously declined.  As you might imagine, I’d hate to see the … Continue reading

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David Preston Bond and Wikipedia

Note from R.R.:  Shortly after his death I began pulling together a draft Wikipedia page for David.  Others — including David’s brother, Marc, his widow, Kazia, and Shauna Hillman — pitched in with valuable help.  But the draft page that … Continue reading

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Disappointment: The Story of James F. Callahan, Wallace, Idaho’s Unluckiest Mining Millionaire

by Ron Roizen The life of miner James Francis Callahan (12 August 1858 – 12 June 1921) — more usually known as “Jim” – affords, at the same time, one of the most heartening and most disheartening tales in the … Continue reading

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Jim Wardner’s Biggest Whopper

by Ron Roizen The tall tale is a revered part of the American West’s cultural fabric.  Wyoming’s notorious jackalope and the outlandish 19th-century prevarications of fellow journalists Mark Twain and Dan de Quille, at Virginia City, Nevada’s Territorial Enterprise newspaper, … Continue reading

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Notes on Coronavirus – Testing’s Importance Overstated

by Ron Roizen Cable news has been decrying the state and national shortages of coronavirus testing capacity. But I’m not convinced the shortage is as problematic as it’s touted to be. Why are tests important in the first place? Testing’s … Continue reading

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