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       This is the place for readers to find the stories about Jonathan Raines, the tough Detroit detective and his exploits, plus other memorable  characters in a variety of historical settings. 

This also is the place to read my take on some interesting issues of the day and some nostalgic meanderings on all sorts of topics  through the My Times column and my new Just Yesterday entries.  You also 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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Detroit 32
If I Die Again

My Times

Just Yesterday


  When was the last time you heard “The Star Spangled Banner” live?

   If I was a betting man, I’d say it was a 99 percent chance you said you heard it at some kind of sporting event.

   The simple reason is that our national anthem is performed almost exclusively for the public at sporting events.  Sometimes one gets to hear two national anthems if an American team is playing an opponent from a foreign country.

   Why don’t we hear it at other public gatherings?
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   Labor Day 1945 was a bit more than honoring American workers, although tributes could not fully appreciate the important contribution American labor provided to winning World War II.

   That Labor Day weekend also marked the end of the most disastrous war in human history.

   The holiday period began calmly enough until news was flashed around the world that Japan agreed to unconditionally surrender, and on Sunday, Sept. 2, 1945, Japanese officials signed the document of surrender in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay.

   The Bay City Times headline said it all:  “Peace Is Restored to War-ravaged World.” 
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