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Patterns Familiar and Unfamiliar – Socialism in America

When I was in grade school, my teachers showed us a graph that depicted the political spectrum. From left to right, the spectrum went like this: Communist/Socialist, Liberal, Moderate, Conservative, Fascist. It’s amazing how in the 1970s, the propaganda machine … Continue reading

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My Writing Process

I write novels in multiple genres, but I consider myself an Action novelist. Over the past 6 years, I have completed 9 novels (7 Action-Adventure, 1 Historical Fiction, and 1 Fantasy), am almost finished with my 10th novel (Historical Fiction), … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Marriage

As some of you know, I am authorized to perform weddings in the state of Florida.  I originally obtained my credentials so I could perform the wedding between my daughter and her husband, but since then I have performed weddings … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Parenting

As some of you know, I’m expecting my first grandchild in the next week.  My son and daughter-in-law are expecting a boy to arrive sometime during the first week in March.  While I am delighted beyond words for them, I … Continue reading

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You Can Learn A Lot About How the US Government Really Works By Watching The British Sitcom “Yes, Minister”

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything.  I’ve been busy editing two manuscripts and they have been keeping me busy as of late.  Here is my latest musings on the topic of government.  I hope you enjoy it. If … Continue reading

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What is a Hero?

A reader recently asked me about why I write characters the way I do in my novels. This reader was complaining that my characters seemed unrealistic because the heroes were not riddled with self-doubt or other near-fatal flaws. This reader … Continue reading

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The Inspiration for the Central Conflict in “Crusaders of the Saltier – Book 2 of the Order of the Saltier Trilogy”

The core conflict in my second novel, “Crusaders of the Saltier – Book 2 or the Order of the Saltier Trilogy,” concerns an attempt by an ambitious politician to take total control over the government of the United States of … Continue reading

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Freedom And Duty – Are They Mutually Exclusive?

With the 4th of July holiday now over in the United States, I have been thinking about the freedoms that Americans have been taking for granted lately.  Harvard Univeristy released an article stating that 4th of July celebrations are just … Continue reading

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A Review of “Crusaders of the Saltier” by Ron Fortier

Ron Fortier with Pulp Fiction Reviews and written an excellent review of “Crusaders of the Saltier – Book 2 of the Order of the Saltier Trilogy.”  Here is the link to the web site with the review and it’s worth … Continue reading

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Support The Congressional Reform Act of 2011

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. Of the … Continue reading

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