Past and Present

 

 

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It is hard to believe, but it has already been a year and nine months since I started www.jakes-takes.com. In that time, eighty-three distinctively American stories have been published. I want to thank everyone who has read my stories, and I particularly appreciate those who have left comments. I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. As with any writer, however, I need some time off so I can recharge my creative batteries. After a short break, I hope to be back with new stories in the middle of October.

In the meantime, you may wish to go back and read older posts — either for the first time or as a re-read. To reach them, all you have to do is get on my site and scroll down through the last ten stories to the bottom of the page where you will see “older posts.” If you click on it, you will see more stories; then just continue to click on “older posts” at the bottom of each page that loads and you can eventually reach the story you want to read. It’s not quite as quick as being able to click on an individual story, but it’s just the way this blog site works. For your convenience, a list of all my stories, starting with the most recent, follows. Thanks again for your faithful support.

Jake McCollum

List of jakes-takes.com Posts:

Sep. 6, 2015   — “Managing Manhattan” (Leslie R. Groves)

Aug. 30, 2015 — “His Own Place in the Sun” (Robert Todd Lincoln)

Aug. 23, 2015 — “An English Patriot” (Charles Lee)

Aug. 16, 2015 — “Rhode Island Radical” (Roger Williams)

Aug. 9, 2015   — “Pushing the Envelope” (Neil Armstrong)

July 26, 2015 — “Sweet Success” (George Washington Carver)

July 12, 2015 — “The First ‘Lady’ of Liberty” (Martha Washington)

July 5, 2015    — “Changing with the Times” (Leonard Wood)

June 28, 2015 — “Risking It All” (Jefferson Davis)

June 21, 2015 — “Subject No More” (Benjamin Franklin)

June 14, 2015 — “Behind Enemy Lines” (Frederick Mayer)

June 7, 2015    — “A Reconciled Warrior” (Joseph Wheeler)

May 31, 2015 — “One Life to Give” (Nathan Hale)

May 24, 2015 — “The ‘Lone Eagle’ Flies Again” (Charles Lindbergh)

May 17, 2015 — “The Price of Freedom” (Jim Bowie)

May 10, 2015 — “Principle Defender” (John Adams)

Apr. 19, 2015 — “Duty, Honor, Country” (Dwight Eisenhower)

Apr. 12, 2015 — “Like a Stonewall” (Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson)

Apr. 5, 2015  — “The Old Wagoner” (Daniel Morgan)

Mar. 29, 2015 — “The Doolittle That Did a Lot” (Jimmy Doolittle)

Mar. 22, 2015 — “When Duty Calls” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Mar. 15, 2015 — “Total Warrior” (John Sullivan)

Mar. 8, 2015  — “Selling Out for His Cause” (Alger Hiss)

Mar. 1, 2015  — “The Original Code Talker” (Samuel Morse)

Feb. 22, 2015 — “Financing Freedom” (Haym Salomon)

Feb. 16, 2015 — “Forged By Fire” (Glenn Cunningham)

Feb. 8, 2015    — “The Soldiers’ Surgeon” (Mary Edwards Walker)

Feb. 1, 2015    — “A Real ‘States’ Man” (Roger Sherman)

Jan. 25, 2015  — “The Making of a Champion” (Bobby Jones)

Jan. 18, 2015  — “A ‘Union’ Man” (Abraham Lincoln)

Jan. 11, 2015  — “A ‘Man’ Among Men” (Deborah Sampson)

Jan. 4, 2015    — “A Freedom Fighter” (H. Norman Schwarzkopf)

Dec. 21, 2014  — “Abolitionist-in-Chief” (William Lloyd Garrison)

Dec. 14, 2014  — “American Guerilla” (Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee)

Dec. 7, 2014    — “A Beautiful Mind” (Hedy Lamarr)

Nov. 30, 2014  — “A Rebel Chief” (Stand Watie)

Nov. 23, 2014  — “A More Perfect Union” (James Madison)

Nov. 16, 2014 — “Sacrificial Service” (John J. Pershing)

Nov. 9, 2014   — “Above and Beyond” (Tom Custer)

Nov. 2, 2014  — “Revolutionary Resilience” (Henry Knox)

Oct. 26, 2014  — “A Monumental Man” (Gutzon Borglum)

Oct. 19, 2014  — “Balm of the Badlands” (Theodore Roosevelt)

Oct. 13, 2014  — “Life, Fortune and Sacred Honor” (Joseph Warren)

Oct. 5, 2014    — “Restored and Recognized” (Harry S. Truman)

Sep. 28, 2014  — “As Stubborn as a Mule” (Stephen A. Hurlbut)

Sep. 21, 2014  — “Peace Through Strength” (Anthony Wayne)

Sep. 14, 2014  — “An Undersea Transformer” (Chester W. Nimitz)

Sep. 7, 2014    — “What So Proudly He Hailed” (Francis Scott Key)

Aug. 31, 2014  — “Rise and Fight Again” (Nathanael Greene)

Aug. 24, 2014  — “Saved By Grace” (Mary Rowlandson)

Aug. 17, 2014  — “A Real ‘Survivor’” (Louis Zamperini)

Aug. 10, 2014  — “One Nation, Indivisible” (Daniel Webster)

Aug. 3, 2014    — “A Forgotten Emancipation” (Robert Carter III)

July 27, 2014   — “Lifted Above Limitations” (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

July 20, 2014   — “A Friend to the End” (James Longstreet)

July 13, 2014    — “A War of Words” (Mercy Otis Warren)

July 6, 2014      — “A Five-Star Promise” (Douglas MacArthur)

June 29, 2014  — “A Vision for All Americans” (Oliver O. Howard)

June 22, 2014  — “His Finest Hour” (George Washington Story 3)

June 15, 2014 — “Destined” (George S. Patton)

June 8, 2014  — “Winds of Change for the Comanche” (Quanah Parker)

June 1, 2014  — “Into the West” (George Rogers Clark)

May 25, 2014 — “Aces High” (Eddie Rickenbacker)

May 18, 2014 — “Before the Legend” (David Crockett)

May 11, 2014 — “Revolutionary Redemption” (Benjamin Lincoln)

May 4, 2014  — “Indomitable” (Lance Sijan)

Apr. 27, 2014 — “Her Eyes Have Seen the Glory” (Julia Ward Howe)

Apr. 20, 2014 — “British Soldier, American General” (Richard Montgomery)

Apr. 13, 2014 — “His Brother’s Keeper” (Johnnie Ashe)

Apr. 6, 2014    — “A Southern Man With a Plan” (Patrick Cleburne)

Mar. 30, 2014 — “An American Nobleman” (Marquis de Lafayette)

Mar. 23, 2014 — “Mr. Smith Goes to War” (Jimmy Stewart)

Mar. 16, 2014 — “The Last Fight” (Ulysses S. Grant)

Mar. 8, 2014    — “A Hero’s Fall” (Benedict Arnold)

Mar. 2, 2014    — “A Meaningful Mission” (George H.W. Bush)

Feb. 23, 2014  — “The Call of Duty” (Robert E. Lee)

Feb. 16, 2014  — “A Revolutionary Miracle” (George Washington Story 2)

Feb. 9, 2014    — “An ‘Ordinary’ American Hero” (Doris “Dorie” Miller)

Feb. 2, 2014    — “A Lady’s Legacy” (Dolley Madison)

Jan. 26, 2014    — “Win or Sink” (John Paul Jones)

Jan. 19, 2014    — “Courage and the Coconut” (John F. Kennedy)

Jan. 12, 2014    — “One Man Can” (Gouverneur K. Warren)

Jan. 4, 2014      — “A Man of Purpose” (George Washington Story 1)

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2 responses to “Past and Present

  1. Christy Cilli

    Jake,
    First of all, what a handsome picture!! I love seeing that smile, and I wish I was there to give you a hug. Secondly, I am so proud of my charming and talented cousin. You are incredibly brilliant, and you definitely put me to shame when it comes to all things creative. I am so honored and blessed to be in your life and to call you family. You have such a gift, and I hope your batteries get recharged and you are able to continue when you are ready. Thank you for sharing your passion with the world. Everyone who gets to read, or who has ever been lucky enough to stumble upon your writings, will look forward to your return. Until then, enjoy some time off and relax a little!!
    I love you dearly!
    XOXO
    Christy

  2. NH Lad

    Yo Jake Man!! Way to go- enjoy the break. 🙂

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