Wit of Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli has always fascinated me. He was the only British prime minister of Jewish ancestry although he converted to the Anglican Church at age twelve. In class conscious England during the 19th Century, his rise seems unimaginable. Yet despite being a dandy, an author, and not attending the elite schools, he led the Conservative […]

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My Time at the Women’s March, Washington, D.C.

I never knew what a pussy hat was until my wife and I walked in the Women’s March around Washington D.C. on January 21, 2017. It is a pink cap with pussy cat ears mocking our president’s salacious language towards women. The march was not anti-Trump but pro-women to protect their rights and to end […]

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Unknown Heroes — People Who Value Truth in Government

During the Vietnam war, I wondered why no one in the military or government understood that America picked the wrong side. Didn’t anybody recognize the many errors our country made leading up to and throughout the Vietnam Conflict? And why did so many pay homage to the moribund “domino theory?”   When Daniel Ellsburg released […]

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2016 La Jolla Writers Conference

  On November 11-13, 2016, I attended the La Jolla Writer’s Conference for the second year in a row. It was put on by Director Jared Kuritz and Founder, Antoinette Kuritz. Last year’s sessions provided so much information that I signed up with Strategies Literary PR, the Kuritz’s company that assited authors with pubication and […]

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Why I wrote “The Thorium Stratagem”

The Thorium Stratagem resulted from my love of the espionage genre. I enjoyed many hours of reading pleasure beginning with Robert Ludlam, John LeCarre, and Frederick Forsyth. Current fiction authors that I follow are David Baldacci, Steven Berry, and Nelson DeMille. What prompted my writing a book now? I had just finished authoring a play […]

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Why did I write about Vietnam?

I’ve been asked why did I write about Vietnam. I had suppressed those dark memories and was happy to keep them suppressed. I was against the war but forced to join the military or go to jail. So much for personal freedom in the Land of the Free. When I went on active duty, the […]

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Book Review — “The War that Ended Peace”

Ever wonder why World War I started? 32,000 books have addressed the issue. School books attribute the four year slaughter to an assassination of an Austrian duke when he visited Serbia. I couldn’t believe one killing could cause so much death and ruin. More reasons had to exist. It took me years in pursuit of […]

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Hell — from an engineering standpoint

  Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?  Hell interpreted from an engineering approach: The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington engineering mid term. The answer was so profound that the Professor shared it with colleagues, which is why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well. Bonus Question: Is […]

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