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Henry Hocker Seltzer 1856-1925, (Great-Grandfather)

Henry Hocker Seltzer, Pennsylvania Dutch Teacher, Civil Servant,and Physician - Memories of 1856-1915
My great-grandfather's grew up on a farm near Belle Grove, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Dutch was spoken in the home. English was his second language, putting him at a disadvantage when he went to school, but he became very bookish, proud of his educational accomplishments. For 10 years, he taught in one-room schoolhouses in Pennsyvanian Dutch farm country. At times, he handled, alone, as many as 65 students ranging in age from 5 to 21, and for a wage of $33/month. He had to deal with the vagaries of rural schools, with behavior problems and parents who had little respect for book learning, and arbitrary decisions of county-level school administartion. During corn-husking sometimes only 3-5 students would show up. He traveled by train to Kansas in 1878, and almost settled there. Later, le got a civil service bookkeeping job with the US Treasury Dept and wrote a bookkeeping text book for farmers. And, at the age of 40, he got an M.D. degree from what later became George Washington University. He practiced medicine very little, having gotten the degree mainly to prove that he could.
     
Autobiography, 1915, as web page

     
Autobiography. 1915, as pdf file

     at Apple     at Google Play     at Nook

Richard Seltzer, Sr. 1923-2014
(Dad)

Autobiography: One View of America in the World War II Generation: The Life and Times of Richard Warren Seltzer, Sr., born June 5, 1923, Part 1     Part 2
     at Apple     at Google Play     at Nook

Lessons for Would-Be Principals -- Case Studies from High School Administration (Doctoral dissertation "Human Relations in Secondary School Administration: Case Episodes")  at Apple     at Google Play     at Nook

"The Golden Years: Memories in Times of Love and War, an article in Maryland alumni magazine Fall 1998 about Richard Seltzer, Sr. and Helen Estes Seltzer (my Dad and Mom)


Plan for Peace -- a Model by Richard Warren Seltzer, Sr.

Paintings


Headshots and resume (from second career as actor and model)

"The Bugle Boy", a memoir of Richard Seltzer, Sr. who died June 1, 2014


World War II Intelligence Documents on Germany and Japan

Helen Estes Seltzer
, 1920-2010 (Mom)
Helen Seltzer's Extraordinary Women  My mother, Helen Isabella Estes Seltzer, died Dec. 28, 2010, at the age of 90.  Because of her life-long interest in family history, in her memory I compiled these profiles of powerful and strong-willed women among her ancestors, who might inspire her descendants.

Ruminations, a Collection of Poems and a Story    at Apple     at Google Play     at Nook

Jimmy Fortune's Way, a short story


Autobiography of Virginia Bradford, silent film star and Estes relative (edited by Helen Seltzer)


Resume for acting and modeling


Cary-Estes Genealogy by May Folk Webb and Patrick Mann Estes, originally published in 1939, edited by Helen Estes Seltzer 1979
Cary-Estes Moore Genealogy by Helen Estes Seltzer, originally published in 1981.     at Apple     at Nook
Printed copies of Cary-Estes-Moore and Cary-Estes
 
Barbara Hartley Seltzer, 1950-2012 (Wife)
Resume

The Barb Blogs -- in Memory of My Wife, Who Died December 4, 2012


Prescription Parents (support group for parents of children born with cleft lip/palate

Michael

Pension Barb (a story inspired by her)

Bob Seltzer (son)
"Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Review of Diagnosis, Mechanisms, and Treatments" by Bob Seltzer

"Asthma in Timisoara" (Bob Seltzer's adventures at the 1988 World Youth Chess Championship in Romania) by Richard Seltzer


Bob Seltzer's Tournament Record -- the first 951 games, including from raw beginner to master and U.S. Cadet Champion (ages 9 to 14, unrated to 2353) in 751 games

Bob Seltzer's Chess Games on the Web:
Christian Science Monitor article from 1988 about Bob's victory in a simul against Former World Champion Mikhail Tal

Christian Science Monitor article from 1987 about "Young chess whizzes"


Bob Seltzer's victory (at age 12) over Former World Champion Mikhail Tal in a simul


The chess simul Bob played against Bill Walton, Kevin McHale, and Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics

Chess resources

Heather Seltzer (Daughter)
"Girls and Chess and Education" by Richard Seltzer

Michael Seltzer (son)
The Eyes of a Child, a short story

Life
, the complete text of a novel


Behind Locked Windows
, a novel in three parts


Michael by Barbara Hartley Seltzer


Tim Seltzer (son) AKA bluedemonoffire

Tim's fanfiction at archiveofyourown.org

Tim's home page

You Tube account with over 1000 videos and over 700,000 views (Let's Plays of Videogames and TV/Movie Reviews)


30-Minute Video Review of MASH TV Series (all 11 seasons) by Tim Seltzer


Video Review of the MASH Movie by Tim Seltzer


Video Review of the Starship Troopers movie by Tim Seltzer, part 1, part 2


Videogame reviews by Tim


Poetry by Tim


Tim's music video -- Lord of the Rings We Follow You This is an mpeg movie file. If your computer gives you the choice of downloading, do so. With a high speed connection that might take about 10 minutes. Then play it. If your computer automatically opens a movie player, like Windows Media Player, click "save as" and save it to your hard drive or click stop and let it sit for a while. If you have a high speed connection, if you click Play after about 5-10 minutes, it should play well over the Internet.


Essay, What is Godzilla by Tim Seltzer


Best fanfics on the Web, selected by Tim

J. Paul Seltzer (uncle)
Life Lessons (a collection of stories)

Raven (Sallie Estes) Seltzer

The Shipley School, 1981; B.A. Mount Holyoke College, 1986, M.A. University of Southern California, School of Cinema-TV, 1993; MCPHS University/New England School of Acupuncture, Master of Acupuncture degree, 2017; Diplomate in Acupuncture, Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture, Licensed to practice in MA and NC. Currently in practice at Best Acupuncture (bestacupuncture.com) a private clinic in Cornelius, NC.

Founder and executive director of the Boston Wellness Center from 2003 to 2018. Raven began practicing yoga in 1981 and has been a yoga therapist and professional yoga instructor for over 15 years. She holds advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is registered nationally with the Yoga Alliance at their highest level E-RYT-500, with over 4,000 hours of teaching and training. She is also a Certified Yoga Educator, training other yoga teachers.

Her first book, Get Your Low Back on Track: 30 Days to a Healthy Spine, was published in 2008; a program for healing the spine through therapeutic yoga practice. Five years later, the updated edition was published under a new name: Back to Balance: Heal Your Spine, Heal Your Life. The book has been well-received and favorably reviewed, endorsed by nurses, chiropractors and Master Yoga teachers -- it is currently available for purchase in print or Kindle download at Amazon.com.

She is also a Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition, an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and former massage therapist. When not teaching or practicing Chinese medicine, Raven is a speaker/presenter at Health & Wellness Events and Yoga Conferences.

Chuck Hartley (brother-in-law)
parking lot striping, traffic line markings,  road stiping, pavement marking, line marking, paint striping, athletic field marking, repainting running racks, white lines, yellow lines, safety lines in Boston

FRIENDS

Ardelle Cowie
A critical edition of Menaphon by Robert Greene with the Preface by Thomas Nashe, edited by Ardelle Cowie (aka Ardelle Cowie Short), Yale Ph.D. 1977: Greene's Menaphon, with Nash'e Preface, originally published in 1589, was reprinted four times in the 16th and 17th centuries (1599, 1605, 1610, and 1616). This critical edition collates three copies of the 1st edition, along with copies of the other early editions. Since no changes in the texts can be ascribed to Greene or Nashe, the 1589 edition is used as the copy-text. A full textual apparatus records all substantive variants and emendations. An Essay on Nashe's Preface places it in the context of his developing prose style. Greene's Menaphon is treated in a separate Essay concerned with the self-consciousness of the work and its relation to various sources and influences (such as Greek romance, Euphuism, and Sidney's Old Arcadia). The Commentary identifies literary allusions, clarifies stylistic obscurities, and discusses difficult passages. Contemporary writers, such as John Lyly, are quoted for comparison. The Glossary includes words that might not be easily understood, either because of peculiarity of spelling or because of specialized, archaic, or obsolete meaning.
      as a web page

      as a pdf file

   
  as an ebook  at Apple     at Google Play      at Nook

Christin Couture, artist, illustrator of The Lizard of Oz


Other works by Christin Couture. Information about The House on the Hill and A Walk in the Woods, and other books written and illustrated by the artist who illustrated The Lizard of Oz.


Roberta Kalechofksy, author and publisher

Carlos Melgoza, custom-made hand-carved Mexican furniture

Hand-carved cabinet with illustrations from The Lizard of Oz

Kay Kelley (Grandma Minutia) cartoons and humor

Susan Murcott, water purification engineer

Pure Home Water: an effort to provide safe water in Ghana and elsewhere in the world (web site with introductory video)
Related videos and articles:

Women Water, Access and Scarcity


Checkout the latest toilet block opening ceremony in Taha Village!


Pure Home Water featured in the UAE Expo!


Dubai Live Expo 2020


Deane Rink: producer, writer, project director, editor

Book Reviews and Other Writings by Deane Rink

Rex Sexton, surrealist painter and novelist

Rex Sexton was a Surrealist painter in Philadelphia.  His award winning art has been exhibited in museums, televised on PBS, written about in newspapers, reproduced in magazines and included in national and international exhibitions.  His poetry and prose appeared in cutting-edge literary magazines.  His short story “Holy Night” received an Eric Hoffer award and was published in Best New Writing 2007.  He was married to the neuroscientist Dr. Rochelle S. Cohen. Rex died in 2015, after a long illness. He worked on his writing and his art until the very end. He often wrote about and depicted an out-of-body, near-death experience when he was a teenager suffering form spinal meningitis. At the end, having faced death before, he was determined to "not go gentle into that dark night."

Artwork currently in private collections
Artwork available for purchase
Books:

Claude Thau, Target Insurance, "Helping to build a sound Long Term Care Insurance industry"
Executive producer of the movie Big Sonia -- "In a defunct shopping mall, 91 year old Sonia Warshawski—great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor— runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30 years. This documentary follows Sonia as an eviction notice prompts her to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to attempted genocide."

Ed Trobec, sculptor

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