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Praising the Amazing Life of Duke Slater

I have been very, very busy the past few weeks and months wrapping up my third book.  It’s a book that has been six years in the making.  But it was worth every moment, because Duke Slater’s story is one that needs to be told. Discovering Duke Slater Way back in July 2006, I started writing Hawkeye articles on Wikipedia.  One of those articles was the Wikipedia entry on Hawkeye tackle Duke Slater.  I enjoyed putting together a quick recap of his life, and it was one of the more entertaining entries I wrote. A few months later, Lyle Hammes approached me…

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One Last Taste of Wine

Tonight I leave for a two-week honeymoon in Europe.  Despite that, I needed to carve out a little time and make one last post to acknowledge the passing of a Hawkeye legend. George Wine Dies It’s appropriate that I’m making this post while chewing on a toothpick.  Whenever someone dies, the obituaries that publicize the news have interesting information on the deceased.  I never had an opportunity to talk to George Wine, who passed away Thursday at age 81, although I saw him frequently in passing.  Since I never met him, it was only through his obituaries that I learned…

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The First Review!

Hey again, everyone! This is always a bit of a balancing act, because I don’t want to seem as though I’m bragging.  But I want to take a moment to thank all of you out there for your incredible support. First of all, I found out that this past week, my books had their best week of sales since Christmas!  Now maybe that’s just a random surge, but I’d like to think that Hawk fans out there are starting to get excited about Hawkeye football.  Or perhaps we just sold one book to every prospective high school player who committed to the…

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