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End Paper #1: Why Did I Write Hellhound?

Hellhound is the result of a long and widely scattered set of my seemingly random life decisions whose order and direction seem inevitable only when taken as a whole. In short, I believe I have been led to this point in my life for specific, solid reasons. Many of those are described below and are […]

Hellhound: Multi-generational saga of racial injustice & redemption wrapped around a true-science thriller

The Core A multi-generational saga of racial injustice and redemption wrapped in a partly autobiographical action thriller that delves into the personal choices that lead to good and evil. Now at Amazon Kindle Unlimited and in paperback. The thriller wrapped around the core UCLA neurosurgeon Brad Stone believes he had long ago escaped his Faulknerian […]

The Times They Were A-Changin’ — book review

The Times They Were a-Changin’: 1964, the Year the Sixties Arrived and the Battle Lines of Today Were Drawn by Robert S McElvaine Hardcover $28.99 – ISBN13: 9781950994106   My long-time friend Bob McElvaine has crafted a highly original and deeply insightful analysis of events from 1964 and their direct connections to the present day’s […]

Nuclear Radiation Hazards of Burning Coal? (Yep!)

This is an article I wrote shortly after leaving my Washington D.C investigative reporting career  and started teaching journalism at UCLA. Ironically, this could be a worse hazard to public health than climate change. Yet, it has been ignored. Read the entire article at this link (pdf): NuclearCoal-Perdue

Investigative Reporting: Breaking Koreagate With Shredded Documents — Busting Up a Betting Ring Run by U.S. Capitol Police

Tongsun Park’s Paper Jigsaw Puzzle Solved   Betting Ring Found on Capitol Hill

How 2 Billion pennies explain why social distancing is so vital to defeating COVID-19 (And not killing Grandma)

Note: This article is a cross-post of a March 20, 2020 article reprinted by permission of  the Stealth Syndromes Project which underpins a study approved by the University of California San Francisco Medical School’s Committee on Human Research. The study is funded by the Center for Research on Environmental Chemicals in Humans. These two exponential/geometric […]

Les Whitten – Tribute

See also: What The Argo Movie Got Wrong About Shredded Documents I originally posted the text, below on James Grady’s Facebook page the day after Les Whitten died. Jim is a  good friend  — and former investigative reporting co-conspirator who knew Les even better than I did. The last time I saw Les was March […]

Mississippi Memories and the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson

The opening yesterday of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum dredged up some memories, both old and new. And that led me to dig up the following article — “Mississippi: A Giant Step to Moderation” — written after I graduated from Cornell back when when I was sure I would never live in Mississippi again. […]

Mississippi: Remove The Confederate Flag From Your State Flag!

I am the great-great-great-grandson of U.S. Senator J. Z. George, a Confederate brigadier general, chief justice of the state supreme court and one of the chief architects of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890. That constitution which is still the governing document of the state, codified all of the elements of Jim Crow segregation, most notably […]

Among Maya Angelou’s Last Words: Praise For An Overlooked Freedom Summer Book

Among Maya Angelou’s last published writings is a tribute to a new, but mostly overlooked, book that sheds valuable context on Mississippi’s Freedom Summer – on its 50th commemoration. “The murders of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner rocked me to the core of my very being,” wrote Angelou in the foreward to My […]