Archive for the ‘Peter Morin’ Category

Upon returning to Boston, Charles sought admission to Harvard Law School. Dean Warren Seavey, who Morin described as “particularly pompous,” was unimpressed with his meager captain’s rank and academic mediocrity and suggested that he repeat his senior year and strive for improvement. But that didn’t appeal to Morin, who knew perfectly well the reason for […]

After graduating from Harvard in 1943 with three C’s and a D, Morin joined the Army, O.C.S. He was sent to Fort Sill in May of that year, and in July he joined the 42nd Division at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. Two months later, he was transferred to the 10th Corps, Artillery to serve as an […]

[Ed. note: Thanks to some late-breaking new information from cousin Michele (Morin) Shoemaker, certain corrections and additions have been added to the original text Charles Morin was the youngest of three sons of George Albert Morin and Margaret Sullivan. George Morin was the son of a French-Canadian immigrant, a taciturn and inscrutable man who spoke […]



Today I begin a small project that I should have done several years ago. For a while before my father, Charlie Morin, died in 2007, I had been helping him to organize and assemble his “memoirs.” Over the previous twenty years, he had been quietly amassing a trove of stories that covered his professional life. […]

This is going to sounds a little weird, but stay with me. My routine Thursday nights involves taking my guitar to The Next Page Cafe in Weymouth, where an exceptional open mic blues jam happens. The host, Willie J. Laws, and his amazing band mates, Malcolm Stuckey (bass) and Osi Brathwaite (drums), are jaw dropping […]

So much vitriol is going on about “author vs. reviewer.” It’s come down to acts of physical violence now. And it’s casting a pall over the entire indie community. Every time some reviewer gets hassled (or worse), hundreds of us are cringing, thinking, “that’s not me! No, no, don’t put me in the same boat […]

For my biannual post on writing craft, I shall simply repeat three sentences: Omit needless words. Resist the urge to explain. Value the reader’s time. Thanks for the reminder, Kristen Lamb.