The George Packard Series again

The George Packard Series Chapter III George Packard was born in Chicago in 1946. His father, Joseph Packard, a nephew of James Ward and William Doud Packard, worked in the original Packard plant in Warren, Ohio. In 1905, Joseph relocated with the company to Detroit where, as head foreman of the assembly line, he was instrumental to the company’s success. During WW II, he supervised … Continue reading The George Packard Series again

The “As I Sat On The Bus” Invitational

That’s right! Send in your short stories, poems, photos, songs, and various mass transportation thoughts that begin with the words “As I sat on the bus…” Add to the compendium with your own composition….. Anyway, here’s my contribution for this week. It’s a bit “creative” for me. It was a long bus ride. As I sat on the bus I tried to gather my thoughts. … Continue reading The “As I Sat On The Bus” Invitational

The Story of the P’s (#7)

Additional Historical Notes By Prof. Robert Dejean I think it interesting to point out at this point in the story that the idea, the image, of a hero who saves the world, saves his people in an act of sacrifice is not a new one. We have on record numerous accounts of exceptional individuals who perform exceptional deeds. Warriors, saints, prophets, and the like. We … Continue reading The Story of the P’s (#7)

George Packard Series

Chapter V George Packard unpacked his lunch and ate it with a Starbucks in the park outside the library. Another day, another dollar. George Packard was getting used to the idea of being retired. No more need to produce, or to make money. He didn’t really need that much money any more. His pension was more than sufficient. Now that he was retired he used … Continue reading George Packard Series

The George Packard Series again

The George Packard Series Chapter III George Packard was born in Chicago in 1946. His father, Joseph Packard, a nephew of James Ward and William Doud Packard, worked in the original Packard plant in Warren, Ohio. In 1905, Joseph relocated with the company to Detroit where, as head foreman of the assembly line, Joseph Packard was instrumental to the company’s success. During WW II, he … Continue reading The George Packard Series again

The Transmigrations of the Soul

If when we die we go somewhere I’ll betcha a dollar he’s ramblin’ there (from the folksing Ramblin’ Boy by Tom Paxton circa 1965) To Isaac Bashevis Singer. May his memory be blessed. Although I do not consider myself a believer, or a religious Jew, I nonetheless observe a number of Jewish customs. One of my favorites is the “aruchat shlishit” or third meal of … Continue reading The Transmigrations of the Soul