About the Author, John F. Deethardt II


After graduating from high school, John Deethardt  served in the U.S. Army of Occupation in Europe (end of WWII).  He attended Indiana University (A.B.)—[THANK YOU, AMERICA, FOR MY G.I. BILL EDUCATION!]— and Northwestern University (M.A., Ph.D.). After eight years of secondary-school teaching, he held positions at Northwestern University (T.A.), the University of Southern Colorado, and Texas Tech University, retiring as Emeritus Professor, Texas Tech University (1990)

An actual restaurant fortune-cookie paper: “You are a lover of words. Someday you should write a book.”
This is it. So far.

Well, not so, anymore.

I am now writing a book on a very special topic, Democracy. I would like people to watch for it. I believe that it should be, more than a blockbuster, a real bunker-buster! I will be messin’ with your local, state and national life as a citizen. I feel specially qualified to write on that subject. MORE LATER.

Do you think you would be more likely to read it as a hard copy or on a Kindle-type medium?

This is the hard part of my life, now. My wife of 54 years has passed away. The stage of reminiscence has begun. I am dedicating my book to her, as I have dedicated my life. I never before could feel, in my wildest imagination, the full import of having to say that. I am extremely happy to have had that experience of the reminiscence of love and the sorrow of death, after sensing her last volitional act, squeezing my hand, nudging me with her left foot. I have, within me, the endless tragic moan of a broken heart grieving.

The forces of nature have, at last, come crushing down on me, as foretold and anticipated in the motto at the top of the page.

I am going to gradually withdraw from writing for my blogs. I am getting so many comments about the “brain-dead” people commenting, so many comments inquiring about any other social media I may be writing for, and so many comments about my poor spelling (which is a lie), and so on. The brain-dead people are definitely writers for whom English is not the native language, but they write anyhow in English AND MORE POWER TO THEM! Great stuff!. And then there are the very juicy sex comments with great pics of nudies in all sorts of poses. What man cannot be affected by those. As I said, I am writing a book, and now I must turn my full attention to that. Keep on reading what I have to say. I will write other blog entries, essays on topics I must write about. But I must stop the comments. Thank you all for your interest in my point of view. Thank you! Thank you!

Published on November 3, 2006 at 10:52 pm  Comments (611)  

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