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Forest, Virginia, United States
A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

My Column for September 24, 2017

I need to preface this column with a mea culpa. It appeared online on Friday, and on Saturday morning, I received a nicely worded email from Lynn Novick asking me to acknowledge that she was the co-producer and co-director of the series. I'm happy to do so. From what I've since learned, the series should have been billed as Lynn Novick and Ken Burns's "The Vietnam War." Novick did most of the work.  See "Meet Lynn Novick, the most important documentarian you've never heard of," Washington Post, 21 Sept. 2017. --S/f, EFP

Sunday, September 17, 2017

My Column for September 17, 2017

Now it can be told! --S/f, EFP

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

My Column for September 3, 2017

This week, I'm looking back on an impromptu pool party we had in Vietnam in 1967. See the second page of my Flickr album "Vietnam 1967" for a few photos of that party. --S/f, EFP   (https://www.flickr.com/photos/palm-prints/albums/72157649413461719/page1)

P.S. One correction: I think it was three weeks before I got to change my socks.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

My Column for August 13, 2017

I think I've learned a few things in my three score and ten years. --S/f, EFP