DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
"One who searches for what is not lost is a fool: " ! The book "THE LOST DUTCHMAN MINE and PEG LEG PETE MINE" may lead one to the forgoing conclusion in regards to the Lost Dutchman Mine. However, after over five years of research and writing this writer can state that his conclusions are not fact nor fiction, just supposition. However, the book is designed to allow the reader to answer the forgoing questions about fact or fiction about the Lost Dutchman Mine. In regards to the Peg Leg Pete Mine (a supposition essay) the reader is allowed to answer the question about factor fiction for themselves. This writer's first journey into the past began when he wrote "THE EL MONTE PARK HISTORY" when he was working at El Monte Park (Lakeside, California). as a Park Ranger After, thirteen months of research and writing the completed work (THE EL MONTE PARK HISTORY) contained twelve pages. Years later in an abandoned pump house (8'x16') located in El Monte Park; Artist/Muralist Mona and Ranger Harold Cohn created the "THE EL MONTE OAKS MUSEUM" by Mona Mills, Artist/ Muralist painting murals on the interior walls of the abandoned pump based on the book "the EL MONTE PARK HISTORY".. I addition the second article this write saw published was titled: 'THE GOLDEN ONION" which appeared un the November/December issue of "GOLD PROSPECTOR MAGAZINE". Years later, Ranger Cohn took a one day course offered by Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, California titled: "INDIANS of the Desert". The course was a driving/walking tour of ancient Native American site in the Anza-Borrego Stte Park (California). Lowell and Diana Lindsay of Sunbelt Books were the instructors. it was during this tour this writer saw his first pictograph (example of Native American rock art). Diana Lindsay was giving a supposition explanation of the pictograph to the group (30-35) people. The pictograph measured *'8x12". First she said the meaning of the pictograph could be spiritual. Next she stated the picto.
My name is Harold Cohn. I am 74 years. I am a combat Vet of the Vietnam War. I served a aboard the U.S.S. Garnett County LST 821 (the mother ship to a squadron of Patrol Boats River in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, 1967/1968. I am also a retired Park Ranger, County of San Diego. While I was a Park Ranger, I made my first attempt at the writing. The result t was the El Monte Park History. It took 13 months of research and writing to write the El Monte Park History. Years later I with volunteer labor of Artist/Muralist Mona Mills an old cinder block pump house, 8"x16", became the El Monte Oaks Museum at El Monte Park, Lakeside, Ca.. Since, "One picture is worth a thousand words, I have attached three photos of the El Monte and the Murals within to this BIO. During my research for the El Monte Park History I became interest in Native American life and history. This lead me to seeking Native American rock art, petroglyphs & pictographs. I self-published a book of interpretations of Native American rock art at lulu.com titled: "THE STONE SPOKE". I am a published poet. My poem titled: "F14" was published in the October 1992 issue of issue of "The Poetry Conspiracy" magazine ( painting by Mona Mills Artist illustrating the "F14" poem is attached on the topic page. The topic was "RAIN" San Diego. My favorite poet is e.e.cummings. My favorite poem by e.e.cummings is "anyone lived in a pretty how town". I have had two articles published in magazines. The first article published was a short-short title: "The Halloween Story" in "the villager" MAGAZINE, October, 1992. The second article (another short-short) was published :GOLD PROSPECTOR" magazine November/December 1996 issue was titled: "THE GOLDEN ONION". In addition I self-published the book and e-book titled: "CRAZY OLD MAN" The book "CRAZY OLD MAN" contains poetry, prose , fiction a play and what ever this CRAZY OLD MAN found interesting. THE book/e-book CRAZY OLD MAN is available at amazon.com. I am currently writing a non-religious interpretation of the BIBLE title: "THE BIBLE ACCORDING TO HAROLD". GOD willing I will finish it. If you want to write creativity I recommend reading the book titled: "Writing Down the Bones " by Natalie Goldberg. In closing. writing is for the young, the old, and the bold!