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R.P. BenDedek
Christian Prayers are Offensive
Christian prayers, it seems, are offensive in this multicultural world, but Muslim prayers are not. Preventing Christian prayers in public places MUST BE STOPPED so as not to offend our multicultural values, whilst those who would prevent Muslim prayers MUST BE PUNISHED for discriminating against minority values.
Apr 17, 2015 - 8:03:03 PM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 12
In Book Basket 12 we have the links to three book reviews published this week and the links to two Author Articles published as well. In the Book publicity department we have listed ten books which are: "Walk Along with Nostalgia" By Ding Ding; "Money, Murder, and Madness: A Banking Life" By Forrest Russell Cook; "What Is Salvation?" By Bill Parker; "Dead Women Talking" by Tarona Hawkins; "Mommy, M.S. and Me" by Stephanie Garcia; "Unleash Your Dreams: Going Beyond Goal Setting" by Stephen Oliver; "grydscaen: tribute" By Natsuya Uesugi; "Giving Up the Ghost: Let Go of Grief and Restore Your life" By Karen Schultz; "The Cryptic Lines" by Richard Storry and "Truth to the First Power" by Mike Thomas
Apr 13, 2015 - 8:03:00 PM

R.P. BenDedek
Challenging Domestic Violence Sociopathology and Statistics
Perhaps all those women and organizations out there teaching our boys to be well behaved have failed because they have been undermining their message by verbally teaching one type of behavior whilst practicing another? In other words 'are they hypocrites' and is this hypocrisy resulting in reactionary behavior? Are all of these people teaching boys to be non-sexist and non-violent, actually demonstrating to these boys the female version of sexism and violence. Perhaps we might call it 'Emotional Abuse?'
Apr 11, 2015 - 1:00:27 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 11
In Book Basket Eleven we have listed links to the four book reviews published this week at Magic City, and the three articles provided us by book authors. This week's basket has listed in it the publicity material for ten book releases, which includes: "God, Religion, Science, Nature, Culture, and Morality: A Critical Analysis in Plain Talk" By Yemant and Friends; "Journey From Ego" By Elizabeth Lehl; "Behind Closed Doors" By Francis A. Quinn; "Between Two Worlds: a Detective Hoban novel" by Jane Carter Woodrow; "Torn Together: One Family's Journey Through Addiction, Treatment & the Restaurant Industry" By Scott Magnuson and Shaaren Pine; "Where The Bulbul Sings" by Serena Fairfax; "The Midwife Factor" by GiGi Gossett; "Putting Tradition on Trial" By Patrick Cavanagh; "The City Bankers' Brothel" by Sorient Sigba and "Deja Vu" by Jayne Grant
Apr 7, 2015 - 5:39:22 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 10
In this week's basket we have the links to four book reviews published since Book Basket No 9 as well as the link to a poem by Yemant and Friends. Books listed in the basket this week are: "Commoner Sense" By Patrick J. Fornari; "Lottie's Run" by Dr David Waugh; "Akio & The Dream World" by Carl Snook; "The Second-Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played" By Drew Bridges; "Several Points from Which to View" By Texas Jack Cowan; "In Silence and Dignity: The Single Mother Story" by Kate Okoli; "Bear Hugging and Cancer Crushing" By Anna and Eric Gilcris; "The Playground of Life" by S.R. Lore; "A God That Could Be Real" by Nancy Ellen Abrams and "The Me I Never Was" By Francine C. Still Hicks
Apr 1, 2015 - 5:55:50 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Stand up for free speech! Stand up for Liberty!
Mr. Nawaz spoke for about six and a half minutes which means that he spoke about 1100 words, and I don't think I have ever seen that much power packed into such a limited number of words. The apparent purpose of his speech was to "Defend the Right to Blaspheme." Seems a bit strange, but from my perspective, it was all about free speech. AND SHOCKINGLY it was about (although the actual words were not used), how political correctness actually contributes to persecution of minority groups.
Mar 28, 2015 - 12:12:15 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 9
In this Week's book basket we list the four book reviews published since book basket Number 8 as well as the links to two articles received from authors. The basket this week contains ten books, which are: "When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar" By Carver Clark Gayton; "Vulnerability" by Luxi Xu; "Vreni and the Secret at Hengist Point" by David Greason Walker; "Flying Hung-over" By Brian Oard; "A Time to Pay" by David Woods; "Dr Darwin's Waterloo Pigeon" by Henry Quinn; "Buying & Owning Property in Central Florida" By Garrett Kenny; "Nothing but the Truth" by Allison True; "Squatters" by Miss D and "The Seventh Holy Man" by William Brazzel
Mar 26, 2015 - 5:42:01 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 8
In this week's Book Basket we list links to the four (4) book reviews published this past week at Magic City, as well as links to the two author articles that were provided us. The list of books in this week's basket includes: "The Wishgranter's Babies" by Kiru Allwell-Brown; "Another Boring Day in Paradise" by Malcolm Roscow; "Chancy Business" by Ian Hunter; "The Perfect Raisin and Pretzel Cousins Club" by Catherine Tobin; "Murder in Marrakech" by Shefali Wardell; "101 Naked Confessions of a Gay Hairdresser" by Terry Wilson and Kat Smith; "The Monster Under My Web" by Charlene Gresham; "Operation Aspic" by Anthony Lomas; "The Hall" by Leonard "Lost Lenny" Nicholas and "The Sweet Mystery of Humankind and Climate Change" by Ed Moore
Mar 20, 2015 - 7:05:37 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 7
We have the links to four book reviews and two author articles listed in this week's book basket. We have publicity material for a total of ten books listed, and these include: "Harry One Sigh" by Gar Mallinson; "A Fox in the Family" by Jane King; "Upson Downes" by Dottie Maley; "Friends: How many have you got? How many do we need and how do we find them?" by Liz Davies; "Rajni" By Gurutej Singh Khalsa; "A Pissed off Saint" by Suma Nour; "Rapture of the Church: Bound for Heaven, BUT . ." By Michael E. Pfeil; "Conversations With My Soul: Stories and reflections on life, death and love after loss" by Ellen Fitzkee; "The Soul Comes First" by Dr. Brian Balke and "Discovering God's Power in Life's Trials: Walking with the Prophets" by Rev John Tweedie
Mar 12, 2015 - 7:48:18 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No.6
In addition to listing publicity material for ten books, this week's book basket includes the details of one book review and provides the links to three articles provided by three different authors. The books listed this week include: "The Seven Churches of Asia Minor" by Dr. Orville R. Beckford; "Freedom, Vulnerability, and Love" By Kathy Bazinet; "The Red Rose of Romance and War" By John A. Yates; "Life Concepts" by Vishwas Doneria; "The Curious Prophecy of Birds" by Amanda Darcy; "Pathways to Fight or Flight" By Rosa Mae Carrier; "Bitter Waters" by Brian Hurd; "Meet Twinkle Toes!" by Faye M. Parsons; "Agape" By: M. R. Pickard and "Overcoming Loss and Embracing Hope" by Kathy Trant
Mar 5, 2015 - 8:06:40 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Somebody please shoot the Australian Media
I have to wonder if it is deliberately false newspaper allegations that lead to political turmoil or if it is just party turmoil that leads to media speculation and subsequently a fanning of the flames. Who would know that there was a problem in the party if the media did not fan the flames. Is it true that 'we have a right to know?' or is that just media speak for making money at the risk of destabilizing the country. One must ask: "Who is pulling the strings and what do they have to gain?" Why is there a constant threat to the stability of the "Office of Prime Minister?" Constantly targeting Prime Ministers would be a cost effective way of destabilizing a country - Yes?
Feb 27, 2015 - 5:40:50 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 5
In this week's book basket we have listed links to one book review and two author articles as well as 11 book releases of various types. These are: "The Belly Bug Bully" by Sabrina Panfilo; "Road to Freedom" by Alfred Lenarciak; "Golden State" by Sichan Siv; "Pursuit" by Harry Taylor; "No Longer on Pedestals" By Carol A. Kuhnert; "Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment--Background Notes" by James Thompson; "Rhaia's Children" by J S Leitch; "Precipice" by TC Joseph; "The Bible and Science: Unity Not Opposition" by Eddie D. Leach, Ph.D.; "Orbit: Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond" by Matthew J. Elliot and "Undue Rewards" by Dudley Davidson-Jarrett
Feb 25, 2015 - 3:45:23 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No 4
There are 11 titles in this weeks book basket and they are: "U Murder U (Suicide)" by Gladys Lawson; "A Humble Hero" By Dr. Jianxin Huang; "Flying in the Face of Gravity: How to Break Free From a Negative Atmosphere and Live a Life of Abundance" by Tom Epperson ; "Silver Bunny and the Secret Fort Chop" by Eileen Wacker; "Shield of God" By Nikki DeLaCruz; "The One That Got Away" by Brigitte Knowles; "Future of the Middle East -- United Pan-Arab States: Divided by Imperialism, United by Destiny" By Sam A. Cohen; "The Messiahs of Princep Street" by Moshe Elias; "Gerry Mouse" by Charlotte Cooper; "Forget Me Not Garden" By Anna Fischer and "Phenomenal Women" by Joyce Louison
Feb 15, 2015 - 1:25:05 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Why we should support ISIL
I was checking the local online news today (local as in Australian because I am Australian - not local as in Chinese because I live in China) and came across an article which had some rather surprising information contained within.... If you are a reasonable individual, you probably consider that the issues mentioned above are in fact 'reasonable,' which is why I now quote from a new ISIL directive; the same ISIL that does not tolerate Christianity, even to the extent of murdering Christians it comes across.
Feb 14, 2015 - 12:10:14 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No 3
"Aryan Papers" by George Dynin; "Twisted Forms of Love" By Sarah Salem; "Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief" by Anita Dennis; "Deceit" by Mary Tibble; "The Mindfulness Response: Inner Happiness Every Day" By Deborah C. Moore; "Living With Arabs: Nine Years with the Petra Bedouin" by Joan Ward; "A Visitation from Jesus" by Rev. R.E. Tucker; "Evolution: The Long Journey Home" by Jeri Travis; "God's Trinity Demystified: The Veil Covering It Is Finally Removed" by Adedeji David Adeoye and "Giving Up Is Not an Option" by Hazen Meek and Linda Pierson Meek
Feb 6, 2015 - 12:16:50 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 2
In the Magic City Book Basket this week we have listed the links for the three (3) author articles we have published since the last book basket and of course publicity material for various books that have been published in the last year. This week there are ten of them. They are: "Bad Boy from Jamaica: The Garnett Myrie Story" By Basil Waine Kong; "Amish Scrambled Eggs With Humor" By Joseph 'Chool' Crawshaw; "God's Mighty Warriors in the Last Days" By Dr. Donald Bell; "The House of Gathering" by Erica Sarzin-Borrillo; "Breath of Dragons: Vanished" By Tina M. Randolph; "Love Letter: For a Japanese War Bride" by Stephen E. Price; "The Donation of Constantine" by Simon LeVay; "The Battle of Top Hat Wood: Book One" by Taylor Samuel Lyen; "Believe and Achieve" By Joel Hopkins and "Echoes from the Past" by Peter Rimmer
Jan 25, 2015 - 5:00:02 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 1.
This is our first edition of the Book Basket for 2015 and it contains publicity material and book cover photographs for Ten (10) book releases. This is an eclectic mix of genres. "Who's Behind the Mask?" By Allen McCray; "Orphan Spirit" By Maria Star; "The Dark Tunnel" By Patrick Henderson; "Thursday's Child: The Mike Kendrick Story" by Mike Kendrick; "A Foggy Sunrise" By David Kimel; "A Dark Spree" by Nest Madden; "Light of the Damned" by F. John Hurr; "Even the Land Cries!" by Lainey May; "Legacy of Alahdorn" by D.B. Kaine and "The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ - In a single narrative" by Norman Russell
Jan 18, 2015 - 12:23:25 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Magic City Book Reviews July1st - Dec 31st 2014
From July 1st to December 31st there were 69 book reviews published at Magic City. I will cease to be Editor of this Site as from December 31st 2014, and at this stage I have no idea what plans are in the pipeline in relation to book reviews and the Book Baskets which I introduced. Whatever happens, I offer my thanks to all the Reviewers, Authors and Publicists who have been involved in this undertaking this year.
Dec 31, 2014 - 7:15:07 PM

R.P. BenDedek
Author Contributions At Magic City July to December 2014
Last year (Nov '13 to June '14) we received 124 contributions from book authors. Since July of this year we have received another 69. By July 1st this year we had featured over 400 new book releases and since that date we have added another 400 more thanks to additional books baskets like the Christian Book Basket and the Children's Book Basket. I have been very honored to have been involved with the publicists and authors involved and I hope that our readership has enjoyed the bonus reading, and I hope that this work will continue after I cease to be the Editor on December 31st.
Dec 31, 2014 - 7:05:40 PM

R.P. BenDedek
2015 What Changes will it bring?

Dec 31, 2014 - 12:03:19 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Money makes the world go around
In addition to our usual publicity material for new book releases, in this weeks book basket we also have listed the links to the four (4) book reviews published this week at Magic City Morning Star. The 15 new releases for which publicity material and photographs are provided include: "The Mysterious Castle" by John Edward Savage; "Never Saying Goodbye" by Mary Jean Teachman; "Engage the Fox" by Jen Lawrence & Larry Chester; "Institutionalised" by Kevine Walcott; "I, Horatio" By Donald A. Tortorice; "Wild Game" by Blayne Davis; "Adventures of The Great Marlo and The Blue Pearl" by David G Lindsay; "Life of a Salesman" by Rupert Harry Miller; "Second Chance" by Robert T. Kiyosaki; "The Payoff Principle" By Alan Zimmerman; "Coffin for Two" by Peter Wategay; "Chester the Cedar Christmas Tree" by Pat Keith; "Fly Away Free" by Anne Turner Coppola; "The Dao of Doug" By Douglas Meriwether and "GPS for America" by Abel Gashe
Dec 28, 2014 - 1:32:45 AM

R.P. BenDedek
A Blessed PC Holiday Tree. Merry ------mas!

Dec 24, 2014 - 12:03:07 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Questioning Life and Choices
We have the link to one author article published at Magic City this week as well as the links to two books reviewed by Martha Stevens-David. Additionally we have the publicity material for 15 books. Those books are: Ashnar" By Henri Sfeir; "The Shimmering" by Robin Witney; "Apportionment of Blame" by Keith Redfern; "Geepeus" By Nasha Poulin; "The Indrawn Heart: An Estonian Journey" by Max Boyle; "Milo - Autistic Warrior" By Elizabeth Haddon, Ed.D.; "A Chronicle of Intimacies" and "Who Wants to be British?" by  J.S. Raynor; "Escorted Away" by Harry Josephson; "Dancing in the Red Snow" By Elizabeth Cain; "2077: Knights of Peace" By J.L. Sears; "Chasing Cheaters" by Michael Swift; "Getting More For Less: The Gravity of America's Choices" by George LaRoque III; "Determined to Live" By Lynette Ruffin Goode; "Still Waters" by Linda Kavanagh and "Choices of Power" By John H. Dial
Dec 21, 2014 - 3:17:27 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? The Vicissitudes of Life
There were no articles published last week by anyone including book authors so there are no links in this week's Book Basket but there are links to the two book reviews published. As usual we list the publicity material for 15 book releases which this week are: "Lucy's Rainbow: A Journey of Hope" by Judy Hopkins; "My Rocky Road and Beyond" by Mary Muriel Hall; "The Legend of Joe Golfer" by Chris Kalwa; "Inner Peace Simplified" By Cynthia Sholtis; "Wounds Caused by Gossip" By O.C. Isom; "PurposeFULLwork" By Debby Throckmorton; "Ignite CALM: Achieving Bliss in Your Work" by Deb Snyder; "The Scent of Eternity" by Alan McKean; "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" edited by Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks; "For the Record" by Eric Focht; "Laura and Me" by Sylvia Peterson; "Life in Babylon: A Memoir of Joy and Anguish" By Theresa M. Santmann; "Curse of the King" by Omari Pye; "The Soho Don" by Michael Connor and "You Are a Powerful Creator, My Little One" by  Monica Iglesias
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:13:41 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Divine Miracles, Deliverance and Restoration: Channukah December 17th 2014

Dec 14, 2014 - 12:03:05 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Searching for the Answers
In this week's Book Basket we have the links to four (4) book reviews published this week at Magic City as well as links to four (4) articles published at Magic City by various book authors. As is our custom, we also have the publicity details for 15 book releases, which include: "Traitor's Rise" by Norm Thomas; "Caught Between Two Worlds" by Judith L. Cameron; "Inflagrante and Delicta: The Common Period" by Andrew Holt McMinn; "Broken Pieces: Nothing is Wasted" By Ross Alan Hill; "Parodies Lost" by Glynn Leaney; "Mission, Vision And Bulls#it" by Y.G. Nash; "The 7 Principles of Faith-Based Parenting" By La Shawn B. Wells; "The Girl Who Saved Christmas" by William Thomas Thach; "Santa's Secret" By Sunny Hoover; "It's My Choice" By SM Chung; "Visions of God" By Harold Fryday; "The Gadoomfs" By Fiona Burdett; "The Misadventures of Wunderwear Woman" By Denis Hayes; "75 Things I Wish My Parents Had Taught Me" by Patrick Reynolds and "Boundless: A wayward entrepreneur's search for peace Paperback" by Greg Hopkinson
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:10:32 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Focus on Women and Learning
In this week's Book Basket we have the links to three book reviews published this week at Magic City and two links to articles published at Magic City by Book Authors. As usual, there is publicity material for 15 books currently on the market. These are: "Elsewhen" By Gary Bullock; "Cultures Without Borders" By May Rihani; "Angelina's Secret" By Diane Merrill Wigginton; "Abrupt" By Linda Lipscomb Juergensen; "Para-Dreaming: An Otherworldly Window into Paranormal Dreaming" by Meredith Lugial; "Two Journeys" by Daniel Nelson; "Birds of Prey" By Robert Abatti; "Tsunami Eyes" by Shane Colwell; "The Teaching Brain" by Vanessa Rodriguez and Michelle Fitzpatrick; "Undue Rewards" by Dudley Davidson-Jarrett; "Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation" by David A. Grimes, M.D.; "Coloring for Dark" By Linda Powers-Daniel; "Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors" by Lisa Ferentz; "Seeing By Moonlight" by MF Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle and "Nestled Amongst Temples" by Jillain McKay
Nov 30, 2014 - 12:10:31 AM

R.P. BenDedek
You do not stand for Peace
This 20 minute video is truly something. It is a challenge for honesty and integrity but commences with a statement that such cannot be found in the United Nations.

Nov 30, 2014 - 12:02:34 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Muslim Children Call for End to Democracy in Australia
As was recently demonstrated in the Middle East with the execution of an Australian Muslim by ISIL, being Muslim does not guarantee any Muslim's safety when the Islamic revolution hits. In fact, if you look at the history behind all the sectarian Muslim vs. Muslim violence in the Middle East, the only guarantee of anything in any Western country if the Islamists manage to take over is that NO ONE - no Muslim, Jew, Christian or otherwise would be safe!
Nov 23, 2014 - 12:23:38 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Facts, Fantasy, Humor and History
In this week's book basket we have listed the links to seven (7) articles contributed by various book authors, and as well, the links to two book reviews published this week. As usual of course, we have publicity material for 15 new book releases. These are: "Voltron: From Days of Long Ago" Perfect Square Media; "The First Candle" by Eric B. Swanson; "Rain Power: A Young Professional's Guide to Achieving Wealth and Happiness" by Steve Zuckerman; "Finishing School for Women" By Roman Plastich; "Dark Energy and Human Consciousness: Humanity's Path the Freedom" By Tom Cahalan; "Grand Slam Theory of the Omniverse" by David Bertolacci; "Take Ten" by Patrick Ledwidge; "Even Angels Fall" by F.L. Darbyshire; "Benjamin Breadman: Rise of the Dough" By Ronald A. G. Grant; "From Bullied to Black Belt" by Simon Morrell; "Afterlife in Harlem" by Terry Baker Mulligan; "The Crowned White Eagle" By Anthony P. Kowalski; "Don't Do It the Hard Way" By Delvin R. Chatterson; "Pretender at the Gate" by SJ Garland and "When Iron Gates Yield To Freedom" By Martin PA Ward
Nov 23, 2014 - 12:10:30 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Myths, Fables and History
We have two book reviews but no author articles in this week's book basket. We still have however, the publicity material for 15 book releases which are: "The Ten Commandments of Management: Biblically Inspired Methods to Success" by K. Palmer Hartl; "Radical Recovery: Twelve Recovery Myths" By Jack Kelly; "Round by Round" By Florine Dotson Evans; "Different?...You Have Always Been Different" by Isabella Clarence; "Rebecca's Soliloquy" By Roberta Nee Adams; "The Unity in the Universe" By Vassil Manev; "Joyful Memories: A Life's Journey Through the Eyes of Alisia Beltran Proctor" by Alisia Proctor; "If He Had Not Come" By David Nicholson; "Forsaken Harvest: Haciendas and Agrarian Reform in Jalisco, Mexico: 1915-1940" By Luis G. Cueva; "Tending Fences: Building Safe and Healthy Relationship Boundaries; The Parables of Avery Soul" by Terry M. Barnett-Martin; "Illegit" by George Demoulas; "Seven Beyond" by Stella Atrium; "Prometheus Rebound" by R.L. Akers; "The Accidental Banker" by Dan Stringer and "Beyond: Charles Manson" by Bluewater Productions
Nov 16, 2014 - 12:10:20 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? From History to Children's Reading to the Undead
In this week's book basket we have only one author contribution published, and that came from Aimee Cohen author of 'Woman Up!'. There are however four book reviews from four different reviewers. And where would the book basket be without our list of new book releases which this week are: "Wishes and Dreams" by I.H. McDonald Jr.; "The Pursuer" By James Clayton Welch; "Renegades among the Tumbleweeds" By Hewitt Freiburg;"Pro-Action in Defence of the Jewish State" by G. M. Ben-Nathan; "Are We There Yet?: The Ultimate Challenge" By Martin Davis; "The Grey Beginning" By L. J. Boles; "The NFL Team Activity Book Series" by Darla Hall; "Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II" By Ivan Houston; "The Blueberry Patch" by Laura Lee Royale; "Ed Undead" by Edward Kent; "Velvet Learns a Lesson" By Veonne Howell; "A Choice: Book 1" By Sharuthie Ramesh and "Medical Uses of Marijuana" By Joseph W. Jacob; "Chubby Wubbles: A Ferret's Tale" by M.J. Abrams and "A Focus on the African American's History of Enslavement, Contribution to the Growth of the Nation, and His Struggle to be Free" by Dr. Whitfield Scott.
Nov 9, 2014 - 3:45:40 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Excerpts from "Finding Myself in China" (The Politically Incorrect Version)
As I will cease to be Editor of Magic City on December 31st 2014 and since at this stage I do not know if I will continue my association with Magic City, I have removed most of the text on the Chapter pages, leaving only 'excerpts' from those chapters. However it must be pointed out that all chapters have undergone a lot of revision and what appears at Magic City may be a little different from the final draft.
Nov 5, 2014 - 5:47:42 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Undoing the American Revolution
How the founders must be turning over in their graves at how easily the American people are being conned out of their democratic republic and conned into a Marxist Totalitarian State -- all in the name of Political Correctness, which by any other name is just 'cultural marxism.'
Nov 2, 2014 - 12:15:12 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week: A Universe full of Problems and Solutions
In this weeks book basket we have the link to only one author article and one book review from last week. We do however still have the publicity material for 15 recently releases books. These include: "Leaders Open Doors" by Bill Treasurer; "Lord Forgive Me... but I was a (Business) Bullshit Consultant" by Anthony Bunko; "Kalisz: A Journey of Return" by Rosalind Brenner; "The Adventures of Bella and Harry Let's Visit Saint Petersburg! and Let's Visit Vancouver!" by Lisa Manzione; "The Universe Wide Web: 1. Getting Started" by Simon J. Morley ; "Fearless Leadership" by Carey Lohrenz; "Dating the Wrong Men: The Misadventurer's Guide through Bad Relationship Choices" by Kelly Rossi; "Redemption" by Ian Prattis; "When Nobody's Home" by Michael S. Oden; "Charlie Girl" by Elizabeth Frogel; "Send Me Some Love in the Mailbox" by Cherie Turlington; "Jumping into the Parade" by Tim Brown; "Geniuses" by Neil Flanzraich; "The Code of Seven" By Sherina HM and "The English and Sex or the Shadow of Hypocrisy" by Richard Goodall
Nov 2, 2014 - 12:10:18 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Political Comment: The pot calling the kettle: USA and PRC
I live in China and tend to note all the media criticisms about China, its government and its policies. It was therefore sad but hilarious reading to read a New York Times article : Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General By Eric Lipton Oct. 28, 2014
Oct 29, 2014 - 6:03:23 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Relationships and the World
We have two book reviews linked in the book basket today as well as links to four author articles. There are of course the regular 15 press releases for various books. These include: "Desperate in DC" by Phoebe Thompsen and Crystal Walker; "I Could Just Scream" By Ray Martini; "The Life and Times of Birdie Mae Hayes: Friends Forever" By Jeri-Anne Agee; "Healing the Heart of Democracy" By Parker J. Palmer; "Tessa and Claudine" by Lisbeth Thom ; "The Quadrilateral Band: Forms a Geometry Band" By Paula Drake; "Woman Up!" by Aimee Cohen; "Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: Adventures Beyond the Screen" By Ben Halpert; "Laura and Me" by Sylvia Peterson; "Primary Gift" by Kelly F. Holland; "Daniella Beckett and the Beast of Whitechapel" by Allan McLeod ; "The Spirit of Things II: Here We Go Again" by Carole Mann; "By the Way, I Love You" by Ama Vitam ; "Incorporated Evil: A Business With One Goal...Absolute Power" by Peter Widdows and "Bad for Ears" by R.G. Gregory
Oct 26, 2014 - 6:27:47 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? It's all about Power and Control
While we don't have any author articles in this week's basket we do have two book reviews and of course the usual 15 publicity releases for new books on the market. These are: "First Bites: Tidbits of American History" by Dixie Moss; "The ABCs of Yoga for Kids" by Teresa Anne Power; "The Last Election" by Gary H. Collins; "Chains" by Bobbie Sue Nicholson; "Running Man" By Wesley Don Lawrence; "Launch an Attack: Evoking the Power Within" By Ayana Prudhomme; "Reyyan's Penance" By Waleed Khan; "The Distorters of History" by Robert D. Ronson; "An Inconvenient War" By J.F. Cronin; "If You Leave This Farm...The Dream Is Destroyed" By Amanda Farmer; "The Fun and Frolics of Fifi a L'Orange" by Mark David Woollard ; "The Punisher's Brain: The Evolution of Judge and Jury" by Morris B. Hoffman; "The Iranian Connection" by Bill Relf ; "Apache Courage: Trumpets Around the Camp" by Cynthia Darling and "The Bark of the Cinnamon Tree" by Ashoka Sen
Oct 19, 2014 - 6:10:42 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's In the Book Basket This Week? The Many facets of life
In this week's book basket we have the links to the seven (7) author articles we published last week and the one book review that was published. There are as usual 15 listings of publicity material for recently released books and these include: "Courage and Devotion" by Bruce R. Kindig; "Bird Lady Meets Mort and Ort in "It's a Great Day for Pulling Weeds!" By Gramma Golden; "The Ideal Woman" By Roy Espiritu; "Angry Birds and Beehive Hair" by Nancy J. Chovancek; "Webs" by Lily Stuart; "Shades of Winter: Reflections of Spring" By John Wesley Anderson, Jr.; "Sheppard of the Argonne" By G. William Weatherly; "A Woman in a Man's World" By Norma L. Winter; "37 Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Divorce" by Nicole Baras Feuer, M.S., and Francine Baras, L.C.S.W, with Lynn Prowitt, M.A; "Golden Fields" by Klavs Skovsholm; "Pope Pius XII and World War II: The Documented Truth" By Gary L. Krupp; "The Living Rainbow" by Amy Stewart, LMT; "Three Journeys to Patagonia" by Nick Green; "Promised Garden: A Garden Novel Trilogy" By Sabina Griggs and "Weightless" by Gregg McBride
Oct 12, 2014 - 12:10:30 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Strange Fiction and Non-Fiction
In today's book basket we have listed the links for the three articles published by various authors here at Magic City last week, as well as one book review. As usual we have 15 books listed and they are: "Triumphant Love" By Audrey Syse Fahlberg; "Starlet's Man" by Carla J. Hanna; "Look to the Hills" By Mary Jean Bonar; "The Spirit of Attack" By Bruce Gordon; "The Tsunami That Reshaped America" by James W. Mercer; "Jewish Holidays Guide for the Perlplexed" by Yoram Ettinger; "Quintessence: The Memoirs of CoCo Bijou" by CoCo Bijou; "Up from the Crowd" By William L. Mince; "Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey" by Diana Raab PhD; "Structurally Sound - Renovating the Middle-Aged Body" by Jonathan M. Paull; "The Luvya Tree" by D'Wayne Robinson; "A Cry from the Dust" by Carrie Stuart Parks; "Catch Me If You Can" By Thought Continuum; "The Collective Legacy" by Lawrence Menard and "Villagers" by Brandy Schillace
Oct 5, 2014 - 12:10:30 AM

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