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       This is the place for readers to find the stories about both Jonathan Raines, a tough detective in Detroit during the 1930s, and equally rugged West Texas lawman Johnny Madrid, plus other memorable  characters in novels featuring a variety of historical settings. 

This also is the place for Just Yesterday, a column devoted to interesting local historical tales, and little known facts about the people who settled Bay City and the State of Michigan.  There also is My Times, a column with comments on current news events with a historical perspectives.    You can stop at the Writer's Desk for helpful tips on writing that paper, newsletter, article, or even the great American novel.

      The latest Tim Younkman novels published for tablets and other e-readers are available for purchase and downloading through most major distribution sites including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   You also can read the first few chapters for free and I'm sure you'll want to find out what happens next!  Just click on the book cover for a look.

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Pecos Moon By Tim Younkman
If I Die Again By Tim Younkman
Detroit 32 By Tim Younkman

My Times

Just Yesterday

   What is your favorite novelty song?

   It seemed to be a pretty simple question.  A few tunes came to mind…then a few more…more…and holy moly, there seemed to be no end to the list.

   I looked up a few sites with lists and most had the same songs, with a twist or two.  However, I had a few on my list that weren’t noted anywhere else, and a couple which did make it.

  How about:  “I’m Walking Behind Y’all” a Homer and Jethro classic of the 1950s which was a parody of Eddie Fisher’s “I’m Walking Behind You.”

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  This space isn’t meant to be a full-time sports column, but it can be argued that what a lot of local and state history people relish centers on sports.

  So I offer a football fairy-tale, of sorts.
  Once Upon A Time, long, long ago in a land known as The Strait, a gallant and ferocious breed of men set out to defeat all enemies.

   They especially despised a not –too-distant clan who sported brown shirts and had orange imbedded on their heads. 

These enemies were from a smelly, watery place called Cleve’s Land.

   The men of The Strait chose shirts of sky blue and had silver on their heads.  They gallantly chose the mighty lion as their mascot, the most dangerous of all the mascots.

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