Daily Moments


We all have them.

August 12, 2019:  Sadly, some photos did NOT make the cut in Civil War & Bloody Peace: following orders. Here's one I love, showing why soldiers might have considered Lincoln "a giant among men."

Mission Statement

To make sense out of the ludicrous.

Writing, Editing, Research, Film

News and Notes

New on 8/15/19: Special Buy until September 10th! You can get a paperback copy of Civil War & Bloody Peace out of my author stock for only $10 plus $4 shipping - US postage only, sorry (International postage is as high as $24). This is a steal of a deal so you better hurry, because they're going fast. Even better is if you live local to me and can pick it up right from the source. Also NOTE: Saving Boone and Grimm's American Macabre are no longer available through the publisher as I've successfully gotten those contracts cancelled. I do have a few copies left, and also offer those at only $10 each. Both will be republished in new forms, with new covers and titles. So watch for that. Also a few copies of Adventures in Death & Romance left.

8/9/19:  You can now get either a Kindle or Paperback copy of Civil War and Bloody Peace: following orders at this link:  https://tinyurl.com/y2ludt5l . But I do recommend you either read what's at the CWBP tab here or get a Kindle sample before you buy. I think the truth about our nation's history frightens some people. As well it should! But I also think that we all need to know that history is made by human beings--flawed human beings, and attitude controls events. This is not something you'll find in very many history books. This one is an adventure, written to entertain but also to encourage thoughtful assessment. Give it a try. You have nothing to lose, and lots of understanding to gain.


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Monette Bebow-Reinhard

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater


I will be auditioning this month! It's something I've always wanted to try, and it pays! Fingers crossed.

Introduces Moving Pictures


I don't know what I mean by "moving pictures.' I mean, I've been more into making my documentary and auditioning for various things. I even was an extra in a music video. And I write scripts. So maybe I mean all of this?

Working on Resource Manuals


There will be around 20 of them, one for each area that's large enough for a book. Wisconsin will have its own, as will Illinois and Michigan. Other states will be combined by area.

Past Updates

New on 6/29/19: This is now where you're going to see daily updates. I'm not putting them at Facebook until further notice. I posted a link to the news from yesterday and didn't get a single comment or like. For that reason alone, I don't feel like posting there anymore. Today was a GREAT day for a bike ride. Oh, yeah, it was "soupy" muggy - that's what the weatherman said. But I went early enough and hit the farmer's market. A big spider hitched a ride with me but he was terrified. As soon as I stopped, he looked for a way to get off. Today I got the Copper Artifact Newsletter June edition out, so if you want a copy just ask! I'm doing a video audition for a movie role - fingers crossed! Nubi, our Siamese cat, disappeared for a day but came back. I think he was mad at us for being gone to Seattle.

6/28/19: DO NOT purchase Saving Boone: Legend of the Half-White Son. I am now a member of Authors Guild, and they are checking to see if the contract can be broken. Even if it can't, I don't want them making another penny on either of my books, so don't buy Grimm's American either. Get a print copy from me.. I have also become a member at Academia.edu where I will be posting some copper articles in advance of my resource manuals. And finally, with this summer's publication of Civil War & Bloody Peace, I will join Western Writers of America, hopefully as a full member. SEE MY NEW BLOG - it answers the question, would the Beatles still have become big if Kennedy hadn't died? I also have a new video posted at YouTube, as I have been pegged as the host for a new video series on history and archaeology.  This is my rehearsal video for our pilot episode at Fort Winnebago. More details coming as I have them. See it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bELTePzdrp4&t=43s

5/8/19: Added to "Nonfiction, the "Civil War & Bloody Peace" Introduction. See for yourself if this book might appeal to you. I have begun editing the text, and I also sent pieces of this book out to get the permission for one very important photo. Fingers crossed

4-30-19: Note the new Wittry is available under CAMD. 

4/28/19: I have made the monumental decision to self-publish my major nonfiction "Civil War and Bloody Peace: Following Orders." See the nonfiction tab so you can follow this journey and get tips on how its done.

8/2/18: This is not a good trend, only every other week in my retirement here? I'll have to make a weekly appointment. For Senator Dave Hansen and others interested, here's a link to STATE PLATE: WISCONSIN with our booyah feature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pl7A1RGO3w&t=182s. Still want it as our state soup, but got to get a party going here in Beloit first, so people love it outside of Green Bay! (Had to remove the Booyah PDF file though, more on that later.) Oh, and for my copper friends who wonder why I'm not longer on the copper FB page, it's because the moderator there got mad I wouldn't give her complete access to my CAMD, a collection worth well over $6,000.00.

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