Writer

Writing

Worked on the Texas A&M University yearbook, The Aggieland, for two years.

Two Cruise books for the USS John Rodgers (DD-983) I worked with another officer, Karl “Photo Det” Gillette, to put it all together. I have the first one, Med Cruise in 1982, but never received my copy of the second one. Bob Speegle provided me a scanned copy of the cruise book! I appreciate the time it took to put it into a file and send it to me. It came out pretty well.

Wrote numerous columns for “In Brief” the newspaper of the University of Detroit School of Law. I have scanned them in and will be posting most of them online in the near future.

On line columnist for a large web site for several years. It was a paid gig! Started with columns related to Genealogy. Picked up a second topic on Martial Arts. The organization underwent many changes and stopped paying and then really started messing with people and the requirements. The Genealogy columns are on this site, Mark’s Genealogy Articles. A couple of them have been republished in genealogical newsletters and magazines.

You can now purchase two articles on Amazon for the Kindle that consist of about a dozen of the articles each.

Putting Flesh on the Bones: Bringing Your Ancestors to Life

Putting Uniforms on the Bones: Bringing Your Military Ancestors to Life

Some of the Martial Arts columns can be found on the Menders Dojo site.

Piker’s Press, Publishes online weekly and I have had a number of articles, poems and pictures published there.

Credited Contributions to the following books:

The Way to Black Belt: A Comprehensive Guide to Rapid, Rock-Solid Results

Contract and Commercial Management – The Operational Guide (IACCM Series. Business Management)