Milt Gross Book Review: "Alert" by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
It was the kind of mystery that holds my attention, especially since after while I stop looking for typos. Or I could describe this one as "riveting," which I'm fairly sure means the same thing as "holds my attention." "James Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author. He is largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the protagonist of the Alex Cross series. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and the Witch and Wizard series.
Nov 22, 2015 - 12:52:42 AM
Host countries, beware of Islamic terrorism
In 1982, in the aftermath of Islamic/Palestinian terrorist attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of six patrons of the Chez Jo Goldenberg restaurant (August 9) and Israeli diplomat Yaakov Bar Simantov (April 4), Israel's Ambassador to France, Meir Rosenne, denounced the PLO, but also blamed countries which legitimize, and host, PLO operatives and supporters, for bringing the wrath of terrorism upon themselves. Ambassador Rosenne was threatened with expulsion from France, but would not retract.
Nov 22, 2015 - 12:50:43 AM
The Shamrak Report
The Arab-Israel peace process is a deception! It is designed to prevent Israel from reclaiming Jewish land and establishing the sovereign Jewish state, Eretz-Israel. Western countries have been using instability in the Middle East in order to control the oil supply from Islamic states. At the same time major Islamic ideological powers and organisations (Shi'ia Iran, Wahabi Saudi Arabia, Muslim brotherhood) are using the Arab-Israel conflict to divert attention from themselves and their true Islamic agenda - global world domination of Islam. That is why they created the fake Palestinian nation in 1964. Termination of Israel is just the first step in the holy war against all "infidels"!...Israeli special forces rescued the last remaining Jews from Syria. Jews have now been evacuated by a very secret operation in Halav (Aleppo), and there are no more Jews living in Syria. This has brought the end of over 3000 years of Jewish existence in Syria.
Nov 22, 2015 - 12:47:49 AM
The nightmare of bilingualism that TRUDEAU foisted on English-speaking Canada has been broken.
But, the cherry on this cake was enforced bilingualism, wherein only the Franco-Amerindians who were supposedly bilingual would hold all the top jobs and CIVIL SERVICE, while English-speaking Canadians would be holding all the dead-end jobs without any power at all. Note that for an English-speaking Canadian to hold a position in the government they had to be bilingual, but that was not stringent when it came to Franco-Amerindian holding a bilingual job, while not being bilingual at all.
Nov 22, 2015 - 12:45:07 AM
Down the Road
Moose tales retold
Another moose tale I well remember happened when I was reading the paper after eating breakfast. I remember the tale, but I didn't see the moose that created the tale. This happened in the town of Danforth, where I was principal of the elementary school, which isn't part of the tale but I want you to know that I know where Danforth is. It's right...well, more to the right. It's just up a whole bunch of roads from here.
Nov 22, 2015 - 12:43:46 AM
The largest global enterprise in the world (and it's not Apple)
I belong to a Global Enterprise. We have branches in every country in the world, and representatives in every parliament and board room on earth. We work at hospitals, schools, training centers for the handicapped, newspapers, radio stations, municipalities, and every trade imaginable. Our CEO was born in a hick town, worked as a carpenter, didn't own a home, was misunderstood by His family, hated by His enemies, deserted by His friends, and accused, convicted, tortured, and executed without a fair trial for crimes He did not commit. My new book, Stepping Out A New Believer's Guide, is my spiritual autobiography. I pray that my readers can benefit from my insights and experiences and that they come to realize the spiritual benefit ... WHEN YOU READ THE BIBLE THROUGH
Nov 20, 2015 - 5:15:22 AM
The recent attack by ISIS Jihadists in Paris, France, has again brought inferiority complexes to the fore.
As I have stated so many times, these Franco-Amerindians use every excuse to claim being French. I am reminded of an incident at the Epcot Center ad Walt Disney world in June 1977. My Kebekois wife and I visited the booths at the Epcot Center and we encountered an American girl who worked at a booth talking to a Frenchman who was visiting the Epcot Center, and the girl told him that she was learning French. He then asked her which type of French she was learning. She said that she was learning Parisian French. My Franco-Amerindian wife got very annoyed at the American girl, and said to her, 'I too speak French.' The Frenchman interjected and said, 'Madame, you are speaking patois, it is not French!'
Nov 20, 2015 - 5:11:19 AM
Scheme of Things
After a two hour drive from the hotel, my husband and I arrived early
morning in a small Wisconsin town on Lake Superior. That's where our
excursion to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore would begin. Our
reservations were on a double-decker boat which held 149 people, and 40
minutes prior to launch at least half of them were lined up on the dock.
Nov 18, 2015 - 5:01:45 PM
Obama's condemnation of terrorist attacks rings hollow to many
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Saturday lambasted President Obama for saying the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was "contained" hours before a terror attack massacred Paris. Fiorina said she was "angry that just yesterday morning, hours before the Paris attacks began and against all the evidence, President Obama declared ISIS 'contained' and took a victory lap."
Nov 15, 2015 - 3:47:24 AM
Martha Stevens-David Book Review: "Raine's Rainbow Socks" by Richard Ditchburn
This short story is very well illustrated, very colorful and it should hold the attention of both the reader/parent and the child. The story is so well-done that it also makes the adult stop and think, about the colors of the rainbow and how to solve problems such as a child might encounter, all the while helping the child to learn how to think for themselves.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:45:29 AM
Milt Gross Book Review: "Naked Greed" by Stuart Woods
Theft, murder, or perilous confrontation, I did find the story a bit hard to follow, legs on the cover, Maine, criminal toughs, and all. (Maybe I should have been sitting up instead of lying on the sofa.) Priced $18.31 on Amazon.com for the hardcover, which I read, $13.99 for the Kindle Edition, and $6.13 for "used or new" editions.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:42:57 AM
The Shamrak Report
"Let me say something clearly to the Zionists, something that should reach all those enemies, whether left-wing, right-wing, secular, religious, or extremist. Regardless of their appearance or the color of their skin, they are on the land of Islam and the Muslims, on the land of the Prophet's nocturnal journey. Any of our enemies living on this land must understand that they have no place on this land. Brother, could you bring me a copy of the Qur'an? (he asked someone in the studio) "I want to swear on the Qur'an that not a single Jew will remain on this land. Not a single settler will remain on this land. Absolutely not." - Muslim television host and Hamas cleric Sheikh Iyad Abu Funun
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:40:02 AM
Compassion, Thy Name is Theft
Back in 1980, as Ronald Reagan was running for President, he often told the story of a woman who unfortunately found herself on welfare. Yet, even with the meager amount of cash she received from the government she managed to put a little tiny bit of money in a saving account, just in case some unexpected need were to arise. When the government found out that she had this saving account, they immediately confiscated it and then removed her from the welfare rolls. Where was the compassion them for a lady just trying to survive?...Not happy to allow people to actually find a useful purpose for their own money, compassionate Liberals are rushing to pressure state legislatures and city councils to increase gas taxes to put those savings into government pockets instead, so bankrupt governments can continue to pay for all of the massive spending programs. Heartless, cruel Conservatives oppose this liberal compassion.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:36:11 AM
US-Israel relations: downturn or upturn?
Contrary to the "elite" US media headlines, the November 9, 2015 Obama-Netanyahu summit highlighted the enhanced US-Israel relationship, in general, and the long term US-Israel strategic cooperation, in particular, irrespective of the irreconcilable nature of the personalities and worldviews of the two leaders. In fact, bi-lateral defense, commercial, scientific and technological cooperation has surged to new heights, transcending disagreements over the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel's borders, construction of Jewish homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, the appointment of controversial officials by both administrations and the Palestinian issue. In fact, such disagreements have been an integral part of the bilateral relationship since Israel's establishment in 1948.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:33:26 AM
Wales' greatest gifts to Great Britain
Just listen to the Welsh nightingale Katherine Jenkins sing, and you will realize why her voice has taken the world by storm. Just listening to her sing, be it in Creel (Welsh Gaelic) or English and other languages is a joy. Then there is the world's greatest comedian, Welsh born Leslie Townes Hope, or Bob Hope, who spent his life making all of us laugh? He was a man who had many honorary degrees but never finished school yet proved his worth to society.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:30:36 AM
Before the collision with the two-state iceberg
These days, Women in Green is publishing issue number 6 of the political journal, Sovereignty. The goal before us is to promote a revolution in consciousness that will turn the ship's wheel of the Israeli public, which is sailing straight into the iceberg of two states, and is bound to sink us, sharply to the Right to a Zionist banner, to restore the basic values of the People -- the Land of Israel is destined for the People of Israel.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:27:17 AM
Down the Road
Tools of the trade - Cameras and Computers
Now I have graduated to a table-top iMac, which can print tales of some repute through our home printer or can send them directly to the publisher. I don't do news now that I'm retired. I send my Down the Road a Piece column to an editor in China. Yup, China. He then sends them to an online paper in Millinocket. Millinocket is about as far as I need to go. The editor can be in China, if he wants, or in Australia from whence he hails, or even in Millinocket. (He's a nice guy, who does write English...or Maineiac or whatever it is that we in the Pine Tree State speak or write.)
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:25:31 AM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 32
This week's Book Basket has the links to three book reviews; six author articles and six book releases. The book releases include: "A Year in the Village" By Petra Langa; "Amadeus!" By Josephine deBois; "Where's My Wife?" By Clark Selby; "Indian Leader Trail Boss" By Clark Selby; "The Costa" By William Bengtsson; "Revolutionary Powercycles" By Giacomo Fasano
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:22:00 AM
Magic City Book Reviews Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2015
Each week we publish a Book Basket in which is recorded the publicity material for 10 or more books. We cannot of course review every book but on that article page we offer all authors a 'no-pay no-charge self-promotions' deal. Basically this deal is that in return for publishing articles at Magic City on any topic whatsoever, we will include in that article that author's latest book cover, their bio and purchase details and links. It's a case of 'you scratch our backs and we will scratch yours.
Nov 14, 2015 - 2:23:54 AM
Author Articles at Magic City 2015
Book authors are not required to write specifically in relation to their book. This offer is not just a 'free publicity offer.' Instead we give authors the chance to spread their wings and build up their internet presence by becoming opinion columnists and feature writers, political commentators and religious writers or whatever takes their fancy.
Nov 12, 2015 - 12:44:30 AM
Murder Revisited: Justice for Adam Walsh!
On July 27, 1981, Willis became involved in the Adam Walsh case after he had an encounter with one of America's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, in a Radio Shack located in Hollywood, Florida. This was the same day that Adam Walsh was abducted. After being ignored by the Hollywood Police Department when he tried to tell them what happened, Willis spent the next three decades trying to find justice for Adam.
Nov 12, 2015 - 12:33:10 AM
Federal court to Obama: Stop spying on the American people
Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asserts that the current high-tech spy program "likely violates the Constitution" and said he believes "the loss of constitutional freedoms for even one day is a significant harm." "This court simply cannot, and will not, allow the government to trump the Constitution merely because it suits the exigencies of the moment,'' Leon wrote in his 43-page decision "The government's position that VBNS may no longer be a participant in the program is fundamentally at odds with its ever-escalating concerns of terrorist threats," Judge Leon said.
Nov 12, 2015 - 12:31:05 AM
A Bar in the Sun
Popular bars attract the sharks -- cocaine was flowing on the coast, and it was being sold in the popular bars -- I kept an eye on things and threw out the dealers after finding out that they were offering 'free' coke to my staff, which included my 19 year old daughter. During the next year I was threatened by professional enforcers working for the drug lords, I narrowly escaped a mugging by five men, and had my new car vandalized. I physically threw out rowdy and threatening customers, and even sent my daughter home, as it was too dangerous for her down there.
Nov 10, 2015 - 6:07:30 AM
Women Behind Men in Diplomatic Life
I have been a diplomatic wife for the past 10 years, and I frequently deliberated what it means to be the woman behind the man. In a world where the faces of a man, his wife and their children are expected to represent the face of a nation, it is clear that these people have to look trustworthy and behave in an agreeable way so that others are happy to talk to them, consider their proposals and sign agreements. For women, this often means that they provide an environment of social ease where people can meet in a relaxed atmosphere -- talk and get to know one another. Social events are often created as occasions to break the ice or to deepen existing relationships into friendships. In real terms, this usually means that the man conducts formal meetings in the office and signs off on agreements, and the woman organizes lunches and dinners, shops for groceries, cooks, decorates and so on. It is a secondary role in so far as female ambassadors usually hire staff to do this work.
Nov 10, 2015 - 5:49:09 AM
The soul was lost but suddenly it starts to speak for the heart
The music and the songs I was listening to the other day were by the Welsh vocalist Katherine Jenkins, who sings like a nightingale. She sings in Creel (Welsh) Gaelic and English wherever she goes in the world. For me this musical respite, was like that of a starving man receiving sustenance and being able to feel human again. It made my soul feel reborn as it pulsed with deep feelings for my own culture and language.
Nov 10, 2015 - 5:42:13 AM
Milt Gross Book Review: "Hellfire Canyon" by Max McCoy
This Max McCoy, book was published by Thorndike Press, Thorndike, ME in 2007 by arrangement with Pinnacle Books, imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp. My copy was a large print hardback with no price. Amazon.com lists this version at $4.79 for the Kindle Edition and the paperback at $39.80. McCoy also wrote more than one Indiana Jones thriller, The Moon Pool by McCoy and Reed McColm, Billy the Kid Beyond the Grave, Jesse, A Novel of Outlaw Jesse James, Damnation Road, Quantrill, The Even More Continuing Adventures of Max Bullet: The Chinese Food Delivery Man Sometimes (but not always) Knocks, and in case you like days farther back than the 1960s western, Indiana Jones and the Dinosaurs, and more.
Nov 8, 2015 - 12:22:47 AM
The Shamrak Report
The brother-in-law of PA President Mahmoud Abbas underwent life-saving heart surgery at a private hospital in Tel Aviv. (This is another example of hypocrisy of anti-Semitic hate - He could have had it anywhere, but chose the hands of "Zionist oppressors") ...Jordan is calling for security camera footage from a Jerusalem shrine at the center of Israeli-Palestinian violence to be live streamed on the Internet. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed the plan, saying the cameras will prove that Israel is not doing anything wrong at the site.
Nov 8, 2015 - 12:20:50 AM
Down the Road
The rabid fox
I discovered it had bitten my jeans but not my leg. I tried to relax and headed on home to brag a bit. The next day in school during phys ed class, where I stood wearing my little white shorts and not really taking part in the softball game, other seventh graders approached me to see if I was rabid. I didn't think fast enough, so showed them my unbitten ankle while they waited for me to start foaming at the mouth.
Nov 8, 2015 - 12:18:42 AM
Living My Passions
I have two passions in my life: the first one is traveling and the second one only came about after I retired to become the full time caregiver of my first wife, Pat, after she became paralyzed --that passion is writing novels. I plan to keep writing novels and traveling to new places as long as my wife and I are healthy enough and lucky enough to do it.
Nov 6, 2015 - 10:27:34 PM
The Shamrak Report
The violence happening now in Israel is no different than the violence of the 1920's and 30's when Arabs were stabbing, shooting and murdering hundreds of Jews all across the British mandate of Palestine. What were they protesting then? Was it perhaps the 1967 borders? Or perhaps it was the founding of the Jewish state by David Ben- Gurion in 1948? Please explain to me dear world, why do you hate us Jews so much? Have we not been afflicted by enough murder, pillage, crusades, pogroms, blood libels, inquisitions and Holocausts? We do not ask for your assistance in dealing with this terror and we do not seek your pity! We demand for you to STOP justifying false claims made by FAKE people!
Nov 6, 2015 - 4:05:00 AM
Designer babies -- good or evil?
We can make sure that a child of parents affected by a disease will not inherit the disease -- indeed a blessing to the child, the parents and to society. But what about enhancing the physical characteristics or the intellectual capabilities of a child? Small changes could seem good and acceptable, such as changing the color of the eyes, but when do we cross and where are the boundaries between good and evil? What about changing mental characteristics? What about a human without a consciousness? Or a human without faith? Or a human designed for evil tasks?
Nov 6, 2015 - 3:24:00 AM
Obama unveils anti-crime plan: Cops drive ice cream trucks in black neighborhoods
The Obama-Holder-Lynch 30-page guide, titled "Moving from Recommendations to Action," is being peddled by the administration as a training aid to help local police departments implement Obama's "criminal justice reforms." "Under the section, Changing the Culture of Policing, one of Obama's recommendations is for police officers to give more voice to minority suspects, treating them with dignity and respect, while checking their own implicit cultural and racial biases. In other words, more listening and less cuffing," Wilder read on-the-air.
Nov 6, 2015 - 2:58:35 AM
Win at Work
Winning at Working--Convenient Mistruths
The subject line of the email read: "We met at ..." and the name of a
conference where I'd recently spoken. Thinking it was from someone who
attended my session, I opened it sooner versus later. "I never heard
back from you," she wrote, "I wanted to take you to lunch or drop by
your office to explain my product more."
Nov 3, 2015 - 4:19:44 PM
Milt Gross Book Review: "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough
Parts of it are almost unbelievable, like taking off from sand dunes to fly a few seconds. The pictures in this David McCullough book are also fascinating, seeing these two brothers and others as they fly and live normal lives. If you've only heard the tales of a flight on the shore, you "ain't heard nothing yet." For most interesting reading, grab this one somewhere and take a night off from the TV reruns to enjoy this spectacular tale of two guys who wanted to fly.
Nov 1, 2015 - 4:15:49 AM
Laure McCourt Lopez Book Review: "Ordinary Evil" by Gene Ferraro
Ordinary Evil explores corruption within the established hierarchy of the Catholic Church.. Via a series of vignettes revealing the various characters preparing to converge upon the stage, Ferraro introduces the reader to a host of individuals who are all touched by a common thread. The characters are as varied as the locales they represent; from the pomp and tradition of Rome to the local parishes of Massachusetts come young seminarians, parish families, soup kitchen volunteers, stalwart Vatican diplomats and Catholic clerics of varying personal convictions. Yet it is in the Prologue that we are introduced to one that carries with him seeds of deceit that will be spread along the path of many and will test the trust of those with whom he comes in contact.
Nov 1, 2015 - 4:12:59 AM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No 31
In Book Basket No 31 we have the links to five Author articles, five book reviews and one Author interview. The book releases contained in this week's basket total only seven, and they are: "Just Say It!" by Dr. Cheryl Bauman; "Raine's Rainbow Socks Book 1: Raine's Birthday, Red Socks, Orange Socks"; By Richard Ditchburn; "Adventure, Day One" By PJ Jackson; "Accidental Lives" By David Burger; "Brightfire: A Tale of Sutton Hoo" By P.M. Sabin Moore; "Six Years Later" by David Altman; "Crossing Caine's Road" by Maggie Hinton
Nov 1, 2015 - 4:10:09 AM
Down the Road
I remember some of those childhood Halloweens down in Pennsylvania, where there was first a Mischief Night followed by Halloween itself. Of course, in my bigoted family, the mischief was blamed on the Boy Scouts. My family was great for placing blame....Up in Bethel, where I first practiced the trade of preaching, we had a late teen, whom we got to know. He never practiced pranks on us, but I toted him here and there for adventures in the forest and along the Appalachian Trail. But he had practiced some kind of evil -- not related to Halloween, because a state trooper told me he was planning to arrest this late teen. I warned the late teen to start behaving, but he must not have. He was arrested.
Nov 1, 2015 - 4:07:11 AM
"Trick or Treat?"
America is not a static entity that can be divided into even slices of a mythical socialist pie served up as bites of social justice and erosive political correctness. We cannot have generational or demographic economic prosperity for all across the board at all times. Sacrificial generations exist to provide greater opportunity for the next. One generation digs ditches; the next builds a house, the next a factory. Any demographic group that does not sacrifice for its following generation is driven to the State for assistance. Generational assistance leads to a culture of dependency that looks to government as a means to survival.
Oct 30, 2015 - 12:03:05 AM
Laure McCourt Lopez Interview with Gene Ferraro, author of "Ordinary Evil"
I had the privilege of interviewing Gene Ferraro, author of "Ordinary Evil," in early September of this year. The following encapsulates our discussion. Do you see more resources available to victims of clergy sexual abuse and in your findings, have you seen percentages of reported abuse diminish or increase? There was a Polish bishop whose funeral was just a few weeks ago. He had been involved in some pretty bad acts with young people. Not many high ranking church members attended his funeral. That was in The Globe. I don't know what a percentage would be as I really don't keep up with that.
Oct 28, 2015 - 7:45:45 AM
Martha Stevens-David Review: "The Life and Legend of a Polio Victim" by Dr. Cliff Edward Williams
Though his book is short with only seventy-eight pages, one can readily see from all Dr. Williams' awards, diplomas and credentials that this is a man who, when he sets his mind on achieving something, never gives up. Dr. Williams not only had to overcome the fact of being born a child of African descent but of being born in a "southern" state and all the "race and discrimination" that were so prevalent in that time and place. And he also had to deal with being a victim of Polio in that time and place.
Oct 28, 2015 - 7:43:14 AM
Know Your Enemy - Attack of the NGOs
They make fun of our efforts to expose and fight Agenda 21, calling it a conspiracy theory. Through their condescending chuckles they boldly claim that Agenda 21 policy has no power of enforcement and that "there are no Blue-helmeted troops at City Hall." The truth is the UN doesn't need troops at City Hall because they have a private army doing the job for them -- the NGO's working behind the scenes applying the pressure on elected officials.
Oct 28, 2015 - 7:40:13 AM
About the Mufti of Jerusalem!
The Mufti did not inspire Hitler to commit the Holocaust, but he was a willing and eager participant. The silence and quiet endorsement of the international anti-Semitic community was the true inspiration! They were silent to killing of millions of Jews - the same as they were indifferent to the genocide of Armenians by Turkey in 1915. This silence was Hitler's real inspiration! Another Muslim 'invention' that Hitler was inspired by was idea of the yellow star. The practice was used in Islam dominated countries in order to distinguish and humiliate Jews and other non-Muslims and in order to treat them as 2nd class citizens!
Oct 28, 2015 - 7:37:27 AM
Down the Road
Getting well enough to be well
The column is under way, but I'm starving. No Dolores. I think it's kind of a tough love deal. Take care of myself. But it's much easier when she's at home taking care of me. I have no idea where she is. The car is outside, so she hasn't driven off and abandoned me in my getting-well crisis. But I'm starved, which I don't think helps the healing process.
Oct 25, 2015 - 12:12:59 AM
Palestinian terrorism: institutional or random?
Anti-Jewish Palestinian terrorism has been a Middle East fixture since, at least, the 1920s, well before the 1948 establishment of Israel and the 1967 return of Jewish communities to Judea and Samaria. Its well-documented collaboration with Nazi Germany intended to prevent the existence -- and not reduce the size -- of the Jewish State. The political guideline of contemporary Palestinian terrorism -- the Palestinian Covenant -- was published in 1964, three years before the reunification of Jerusalem.
Oct 25, 2015 - 12:10:05 AM
PC Hypocrisy Promotes Domestic Violence
It is time for the feminist movement to 'walk into the light' and speak factually - statistically - and honestly about the causes of domestic violence, and it is time for them to stop being hypocrites when it comes to domestic violence in ethnic communities. It's time our societies stopped playing the PC game; dispensed with inaction that arises because of PC guilt trips; stopped playing with statistics in order to advance certain causes and stopped deceiving society at large. If we have a real problem, then it requires real action to solve - not PC game playing.
Oct 25, 2015 - 12:05:52 AM
Milt Gross Book Review: "Wonderland by Ace Atkins," who used a manuscript that remained unfinished when the late Robert Parker died
The plot is a typical Parker plot, started by him before his death, with lots of action and some humor. I won't go into it because the plots aren't Parker's strong points. Its all about following the action, as usual, wondering how our hero this time will win over the villains. He does, of course, and ends up in the last scene with long-time girlfriend Susan. "'Together again,' Susan said." That's how the late Parker's books are supposed to end, Spencer, Susan, and Pearl, the dog.
Oct 25, 2015 - 12:03:19 AM
Learning a new language doesn't have to be intimidating
The story is set long ago and far way in Carcassonne, France. It is an enchanting and beautiful medieval walled city with hewn-stone streets. As I wrote this, I fell in love with the children's personalities and what started out as a small book has developed into a 55 color illustrated book, which is illustrated by Alice Ratterree, an award-winning illustrator.
Oct 23, 2015 - 10:50:10 PM
Clinton and news media treat Trey Gowdy like a 'bimbo eruption'
As Thursday's long-anticipated appearance of Hillary Clinton before the House Select Committee on Benghazi draws near, the Clinton organized defense team is doing all it can to discredit the Republicans serving on the committee especially its chairman, Rep. Curt Gowdy, R-South Carolina. And the Clinton team is treating Gowdy the way Hillary treated women who she termed "bimbo eruptions" in the anti-scandal war room created to defend President Bill Clinton when he was accused of sexual harassment, predatory sexual conduct, and even rape.
Oct 23, 2015 - 10:48:45 PM
I am finding that anyone can be who they want to be. There are pitfalls along the way and things to be learned in order to avoid self-sabotage. Even in those areas, I have found the words or circumstances come to me in such a way to keep me directed toward the future I desire. I do wonder if my niece being put in front of me was for her healing or mine. The answer, I hope, is some of both.
Oct 23, 2015 - 10:47:00 PM
Science Fiction has become Reality
When examining the great continent of Europe, we see a new challenge. Every state in Europe has experienced massive migration from areas of conflict, mostly from Muslim states. For many years, this migration was viewed as an attempt to flee failed societies and thus to integrate in modern societies in Europe. However, the second generation of such migrants as well as those from war torn states are not interested in integration but only in imposing their culture on their host states. Today, we see a trend not of assimilation, but of forcefully changing the democratic basis of societies. Waves of migration, such as the current one from Syria, do not signify disengagement from radical societies from which they come, but instead a desire to spread radical ideologies and cultures to Western societies. Many of these migrants want to change the DNA of the free world and transform it into the world from which they came.
Oct 21, 2015 - 6:15:04 AM