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

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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

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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.

Pick your Platform

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The Journey of the Freighter Lola series, and my cookbook, Dining Not Just Eating are available in both paperback and Kindle E-book.  That means that you can always have something great to read with you.  If you are a traditionalist the paperback books are a great size to carry.  If you prefer you can download the Kindle E-book versions.  My short story, Ambush in the Forest is only available as a Kindle E-book

I love my Kindle reader and I also have a Fire tablet.  They come ready to download an E-book.  and read like a regular book.  However you can download the Kindle Reader App to almost any platform.  IPads are great and so are most any Android tablet.  You can load one of the Journey series novels to your phone and always have it with you wherever you go.

The Kindle Reader App is available for both Apple IOS and Android phones.  Now there is no reason not to have the book you are currently ready with you.  With the Kindle Reader App  you are always up to date when you switch from one platform to another.  Read a chapter on your lunch break using your phone and pick right up on your Kindle Reader later when you are reading in bed.

Where ever you see me you can always find me with my books ready to read

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