Advance Praise for My Novel WTF, Dorkus! Schoolin’ My Shrink On Teen Suicide

My quirky new novel about love and suicide is now on NetGalley.com, a popular platform for professionals in the media and also for serious book readers and reviewers. To download a FREE ebook to read and review, please visit the main page and sign up for a free account. When you’re up and running, you can click here to go to my novel’s dedicated page, then download the ebook, read and enjoy. When done, I kindly ask that you leave an honest review to inform the world about your experience. Here’s what people are saying:

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Who Cares About the High Cost of Being An Independent Author?

This tiny post shows you some of the costs of being an independent author in today’s market, which is flooded with a whole lotta content that may only be read by one person (you). This reality check will also encourage you to do whatever it takes to promote your beautiful book, regardless of the cost.

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Today’s OSS: Bigger, Badder, Meaner, Persistent, Pervasive

My great-grandfather was a Jedburg in WWII who parachuted behind enemy lines well before D-Day in 1944. A sly, wiry Italian immigrant who later built a small business outside Washington, DC. Continue reading Today’s OSS: Bigger, Badder, Meaner, Persistent, Pervasive

The Living Will: Your Loved Ones’ Lifeline to Future Peace

Do you truly love and respect your parents, wife, husband, children, siblings?

Then get off your lazy, complacent ass and write a living will, and update it each month as things change. Treat it as you would a pet: water, food, attention, love and respect.

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282 Damn-Good Reasons to Love Ancient Babylon

Dayum, to be around that King Hammurabi when he dictated his 282 laws that would set the stage for modern rule of law in the western world. Dayum. His scribes went through many a clay and stone tablet, and reams of papyrus and parchment before committing all that cuneiform to black stone for the king.

If you wish to understand the relative “fairness” of life at any period in history, just read the laws governing its people. One must wonder how Hammurabi arrived at only 282 laws, many of which are extensions of the same issue, given the million-plus laws in the US alone. As I sit here writing to you, I am probably committing several felonies at once. Happy to oblige. Continue reading 282 Damn-Good Reasons to Love Ancient Babylon

Ahhhh, ‘Twas the Fall of 1944 and Nat Geo Ran Romania

My Pops recounted a funny story about one of his SFOD-D buds who was in charge of an entire province in Afghanistan. A US Army master sergeant tellin’ everyone what’s what, handing out parking passes to high-ranking officials, and making the locals play nice with the invading soldiers from 10 different countries. Continue reading Ahhhh, ‘Twas the Fall of 1944 and Nat Geo Ran Romania

THE TWO MOST HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL BOOKS ON POWER

I love these two books on POWER. Pops had me read both when I was a child, and they changed my life and attitude forever, not to mention schooled me on how best to conduct myself in. Written back in the day, their firm words still resonate today, right down to your DNA, as Pops says. Continue reading THE TWO MOST HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL BOOKS ON POWER

Mother Nature Writes the Final Page of Our Story In Stone

How often do you read an ancient or rare book that multisparks in your mind, creating a jungle fire that consumes you for weeks with its magnificence of design, thought and purpose?

Like a tornado, this one blew me up, down and away, and I landed gently in a field of wonder:

BENEFICENCE OF DESIGN: In The Problem Of Evil, Vindicated By The Law Of Causation In The Physical Construction Of Matter Continue reading Mother Nature Writes the Final Page of Our Story In Stone

SIMPLE SABOTAGE: OSS FIELD MANUAL No. 3

For subversives everywhere, provided you can entiende English. The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operated clandestinely in WWII and was the precursor to the CIA. The OSS took much of its doctrine from the British Special Air Service (SAS), the modern-day version of Satan’s Angels. If you’re not into the Old Testament, please read on. Continue reading SIMPLE SABOTAGE: OSS FIELD MANUAL No. 3

CIA’s Funniest Home Quotes and Quips from Performance Appraisal Reports

2014 was the Year of The Great Purge for the CIA, and I don’t mean Culinary Institute of America. They dumped thousands of documents for all good Americans to see and laugh at.

Two docs stood out from the miasma of chaff and ash. The internally published Studies in Intelligence: A collection of articles on the historical, operational, doctrinal, and theoretical aspects of intelligence featured two volumes of “Par-Faits and Other Faits.” Continue reading CIA’s Funniest Home Quotes and Quips from Performance Appraisal Reports