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I began developing and maintaining websites in 2006, with the publication of my historical novel, Tales Along the Way Home. Since then, I have designed several. The thing I like best about websites is that they are living documents. Unlike print media, websites can be added to, subtracted from, and amended as the need arises. They are living documents.


Remembering Jack Lord  (www.rememberingjacklord.com)

Yes, that Jack Lord, best known as McGarrett, who was larger than life as he ran down the front steps of 'Iolani Palace, leaped into the triple-black Mercury Park Lane, and sped off in pursuit of criminals ranging from mobsters to foreign agents. The actor who portrayed the top cop from the mainland to Singapore is even more inspiring than his television character.

Remembering Jack Lord has been my "baby" since 2010, when it became a spinoff of my first website, Memories of Hawaii Five-0. It all came about when a fellow Five-0 fan said of Memories, "This is no Five-0 site; it's a Jack Lord site!" I looked through the pages and saw that he was right! And, so, I gave Jack his own site and learned what historical research is all about. It wasn't as simple as opening a book and reading about him. No one had written one. I had to dig for sources. Fortunately, fellow fans were able to direct me to some of the best of them. Today, Remembering Jack Lord continues to grow and to enjoy a steady following.


The Garden Furniture Depot

In 2011, I helped the owner of Garden Furniture Depot, a manufacturer and distributor of Adirondack furniture, create a website to advertise his chairs, swings, and other products. Besides describing and illustrating each available item, I created an online store through which customers could order his products, which he displayed at trade fairs. Closed in 2013. 


Memories of Hawaii Five-0 

I started Memories of Hawaii Five-0 in 2009 in response to the release of remastered DVDs of the original Hawaii Five-0 (Leonard Freeman Productions / CBS Television, 1968-1980).  It was a learning process from start to finish as I researched the subject matter. Two trips to Hawai'i were made to see the locations and to take pictures that I could use online.  Closed in 2014 with some material being moved to Remembering Jack Lord.


Tales Along the Way Home


In 2006, with the publication of my historical novel, Tales Along the Way Home, I established a website of the same name to advertise it.  It remained active until 2011, when I  moved its highlights to a joint website to advertise other publications, including A Part of Me, The Train Home, and More A Part of Me. Now, Tales Along the Way Home is advertised here, on The Wordsmith's Page.