The Personal Diary of Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII of England

      Entry 1- My Youth-September 22, 1515-1539 Dear diary, Now that I am twelve years of age I have decided to record the events of my life. I was born a German princess on September 22, 1515 in Dusseldorf Germany. I was the second child born to Duke John III Of the Dutchy of Cleve’s. My mutter or mother was Mary of Julich. I am told my parents were disappointed that they did not have a son. It was no matter since a year later my brother William was born, and then after him my youngest sister Amelia … Continue reading The Personal Diary of Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII of England

Don’t Be Square, A movie script

    DON’T BE SQUARE Written by Pelham K. Mead III Based on the novel, “The Junior High.” TV Pilot Script for, Do not Be Square. (Adapted from the Novel, “The Junior High, by Dr. Pelham Mead III, 2012, Xlibris publishers) This movie script comes from personal experience teaching in a Junior High during the 1960’s and 1970’s during turbulent times in America. The story follows three young male teachers who were leaders among their peers and well-liked by their students. John Carucci, my best friend, died early at age 44 from a heart attack after playing golf. I was … Continue reading Don’t Be Square, A movie script

Chapter 8 from my novel, “The Junior High.”

Chapter 8- the beginning of the end.   Sadly, the demise of Kakiat JHS came about slowly over its life of 40 years. From 1960 to 1975 the school enrollment increased from 600 students to 1600 by 1975. After that year the enrollment began to drop a steady 50-100 students a year. This was not only evident in Kakiat JHS but across the entire East Ramapo School district school district. The reasons were many. Parents were having fewer children in this period of time than they were in previous generations. The local Jewish schools called “Yeshivas,” were increasing at the … Continue reading Chapter 8 from my novel, “The Junior High.”