award-winning author/co-author of 30 books and dozens of articles on the subject of radio and broadcast studies; his creative works of fiction and poetry have also been very well-received — nominated for several awards, among them the Pen/O.Henry Award, the Pushcart Prize, the National Indie Excellence Award, and the International Book Award
The SS Ericisson anchors at Pier 84 in Manhattan on the Hudson. It carries thousands of smiling and cheering troops just returned from the battlefields of Europe. It is 1946 and from where I sit gazing at this grainy photo 70 years later, it occurs to me that all of these young men so eager to get on with their lives have by now spent them.
from Stories in the Key of Me by Michael C. Keith (Regal House Publishing)