To help you self-quarantine…

free hardcore

We’re all spending much more time home right now.  Whether as self-imposed quarantine or because the kid’s school has closed, we are spending more time at home.  To help pass the time I am offering the first book in the Journey of the Freighter Lola series, Hardcore – The Journey Begins to you as a free kindle download from Amazon.  Simply click the link and download the full Kindle e-book to any platform you choose.

You don’t need a dedicated Kindle reader.  With this free Kindle Reader app you can use any platform you like.  Read my book on your PC, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to begin your Journey aboard the Freighter Lola.  The offer only lasts five days.  March 19th through March 23rd.

Do Not Panic, Remain Calm…

not too late

Yes, I am pandering to the panicked.  I am trying to take advantage of a pandemic.  Perhaps it is too soon.  It’s still a great time to pick up my exciting series The Journey of the Freighter Lolaand while you are at it you might want to improve your kitchen skills with Dining – Not Just Eating, since you may not want to go out to eat.

Stay home, make a great meal and enjoy a great story in either softcover or Kindle E-book available through the links on this page.

Dining, Not Just Eating, Too


Back in March 2016, I released Dining, Not Just EatingIt was the book that began my writing career.  I followed it with the Journey of the Freighter Lola series over the next several years.

People have asked if I would ever write another cookbook.  I always planned on it and I have finally begun work on it.  I have been compiling new recipes over these four years and it is now time to put things together.

My current working title for the new book is Dining, Not Just Eating, Too.  That could change.

As always I am not stressing recipes as much as technique.  I will, of course, include some great new recipes.  I hope to include more photos this time.

Happy Holidays

Christmas card 2019

A few weeks ago, my son Jim, married a wonderful girl named Kasia.  They make a great couple.  They aren’t teenagers and they hope to have children and soon.  I hope so.  I look forward to becoming a grandfather.

On the day of their wedding, I had a conversation with my oldest son, Bob, and his girlfriend, Colleen.  I’m named after my father, so I am junior.  My son is also named after my dad, so he is the third.  Colleen never met my father and is always mixing things up calling me senior and Bob, junior.  She asked if I would mind if we started calling me senior and Bob Junior.

I’m afraid I may not have answered it as nicely as I should have.  It had already been a long day and I reacted poorly.  I’ve thought about it quite a bit since.  Although I realize I should have been more polite my stand remains.  The titles, senior, junior or the third are not positions that one moves up to.

My father was the greatest man I’ve ever known.  His courage and wisdom, as well as his dedication to his family, community, and country, will always stay with me.  To assume his name, Robert J. Weisskopf Sr. would cause him to vanish.  I want him to be remembered by my sons and their children. I want them to remember my father’s story.  He is immortal if he is remembered.

I too would like the same immortality.  I’ve been retired seven years and there are not many people left that remember me.  I want my sons to tell their kids about me and then my grandkids to tell their children the stories.

I write my articles and my books so my grandkids will someday look back and see their grandfather or great grandfather accomplished something special.  They’ll be able to read my work and learn about me.  They’ll see my opinions and learn my morals and ethics.  They’ll learn about me and my friends and family.  Hopefully, they’ll pass this on to their children.  That’s my shot at immortality.

As I get older, the importance of not being forgotten grows.  When I was a teenager, I believed I’d live forever.  Now, after several close calls, I know I’m no longer on the uphill climb in my life. I look forward to passing my experiences to my family.

I find the importance of family is greater than most anything else.  I also know that family extends beyond blood relations.  I have a small family through blood and a huge family in blue.  To all my family I want to wish a Merry Christmas and a healthy, prosperous New Year.

Thank you,

Robert J. Weisskopf Jr.

Book Signing

Booksigning 2019 dec

Larry Casey and I will be holding a book signing on December 14th, 2019 from 10 AM until Noon at the Starbucks located at 4159 W. Peterson, Chicago Il.

Remember books make great holiday gifts so come on by, join us for a cup of coffee, and pick up your signed copies of our work.

We look forward to seeing you.