Aug. 12: North to Alaska! Remember that song by Johnny Horton in the ’60s? My wife Lynn and I leave Sunday for Seattle and a two-week cruise to Alaska with radio personality Garrison Keillor. We’re looking forward to some laughs, sightseeing and relaxation. It will be a welcome break for me before what I expect will be a very busy fall: *I’ve booked 10 speaking engagements at four libraries, two senior centers, three meetings of Vietnam veterans and an American…..
Updated Sept. 3: I am setting up speaking engagements for Year Two of my book tour. After more than 150 phone calls, e-mails, snail mail letters and Facebook posts, I’ve generated 10 invitations. They are: Sept. 17: Jim tapes radio interview with former Nassau Veterans Service Agency head Ed Aulman on his cable TV show, Hauppauge, NY Oct. 18: Vietnam Veterans of America, Nassau County Chapter 82, Hicksville VFW, 320 S. Broadway, 7 p.m. Oct. 24: Merrick American Legion Post…..