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Happy Birthday, Mira!

Our granddaughter, Mira Naomi, is 6 months old today! When she sits on my lap and I read to her, she often does not take her eyes off of the book for twenty minutes. Apparently, she already has a longer attention span than some of my former college students. If I sound like an obnoxious […]

Coming in Fall 2017! A New Collection of Poetry

The poems will explore varied themes: fantasies ranging from time travel to the endless quest for happiness, nature in both its grandeur and anomalies, what passes for progress, legacies of the famous and infamous, locations that offer contentment or anxiety, and a retrospective on meaningful experiences. Some poems will examine historical events and their cast […]

My Best Stories — Now Available on Amazon!!

Published by Distant Echo Press, 2017 Available from Carefully selected from over 100 published short stories, this collection offers readers a sample of the written work produced during the career of a talented yet often overlooked author. An astute blend of solemnity and humor, specific topics include unique views on major historical events, small […]

New Collection of Poems Published!

Strolling Through an Orchard Distant Echo Press 2016 Available from A casual walk through an orchard of diverse fruit trees may be an apt metaphor for life’s unpredictable journey. Within this collection of over 100 poems, readers glimpse the beauty of nature along with sometimes harsh lessons of history and unintended effects of technology. […]

Coming Soon! A Collection of Poems

Over 100 of my previously unpublished poems have been assembled for this book. Topics covered will include memorable places, key moments in history, and personal reflections on life’s ups and downs. The places described are geographically diverse as are the events in U. S. and world history.

Novel Night with Joe Giordano & Joseph Pluta

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St., Austin, TX 78705 Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Join us for the fifteenth event in our Novel Night series, a monthly celebration of all things prose! Here’s how it works: two published authors will read from their books and there’ll be an audience Q & A. Also worth […]

Two Peninsulas Back on

Another Second Printing. Don’t be all that impressed; it’s just a re-release of a previously published book. Of course, if you want to buy a copy, that’s OK. “Attila the Nun” and “Police Stories” are a little on the funny side. Table of Contents 1. Attila the Nun.…….……………………………… 2. That Fateful Broken Date……..…………………. 3. The […]

My Most Recent Book is Now Available!

This book is about some of the approaches and applications of evolutionary economics. Its common ground with earlier work in this field is dissent against views and methods that have gained wide acceptance and have become the mainstream of the economics profession. The book draws upon insights from a number of evolutionary economists including Thorstein […]