I was born a writer and traveler. I wrote for the hometown newspaper in high school, then the Georgetown University Foreign Service Magazine Protocol 1963-65; the US Army as a Captain in Korea & at Ft. Lewis, WA. I studied languages at Waseda University Tokyo 1969-70, and travelled the Trans-Siberian Railroad as a tourist that summer.
For the next 25 years I worked extensively in Asia, Latin America, and Europe as an international product manager in the transportation and paper industries. I retired early in 2001 and returned to school for a Masters in Teaching from George Fox University Newberg, OR; and then taught global studies and history at David Douglas High School in Portland, OR for 9 years.
My wife Jil and I recently moved to Baggs, WY to be close to the old family ranch and to live the Wyoming lifestyle. I am a published free-lance writer.
Below is a partial listing of my most recent publications, all available online.
Journal of the American Revolution
1. Author profile: Phillip R. Giffin
2. Samuel Blachley Webb: Wethersfield’s ablest officer.
3. The Setauket Raid – December 1777
4. Sergeant Simon Giffin and his Journal of the Revolution.
5. Book Review – Jacob’s Land: Revolutionary War soldiers, schemers, scoundrels, and the settling of New York’s frontier.
6. Whale Boats on the Hudson.
7. Baptism of Fire: Brunswick, NJ June 1777
8. From the Watchung to the Hudson: Sgt. Simon Giffin’s summer of 1777
Journal of Manitoba History
9. Maud’s Diary of Ireland and Manitoba, 1798-1874.
10. Annie’s War 1914-1918
11. The men of # 2 Company, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, 1915
12. Dear Maud: Letters from Flanders 1915-1916
The Vancouver Sun “Saturday Review” Published for the 80th anniversary of Armistice Day 11/07/1998