Whether or not there are children who are unteachable

Dave Murray of MLive published an interesting commentary on Are there Children Who Are Unteachable? What’s most interesting about the post is the commentaries from mostly Michigan readers of MLive (which is the online presence of the Grand Rapids Press). After you get beyond the knee-jerk reaction responses of people who post to every article with diatribes against whatever spot … Read More

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Deadly Deceptions available to be borrowed with Amazon Prime

My latest novel, Deadly Deceptions, a Steve Darwood military counterintelligence novel that takes place in Korea, is now available for the Kindle loan program offered by Amazon Prime. So, feel free to take advantage of it, and please review it if you do. You can find it here.

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The Strange Allure of Jennifer Love Hewitt

A few years ago, I was teaching English in South Korea. Unfortunately, during this time, I had very limited access to American television shows. Sure, I could pirate them, but I’m not the kind of person who does that, so I was limited by whatever I could purchase from Seoul entertainment stores. And the selection was awful. However, one thing … Read More

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The Ameriad moves to the Second Round of Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award for 2012

I submitted my humorous novel, The Ameriad, to Amazon’s breakthrough novel award contest a few months ago. I was overjoyed today to discover that it made the cut into the second round. Granted, it made the cut with 1000 other authors, but that’s narrowed down from a much LARGER number. Last year I entered and didn’t make the cut. So, … Read More

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Heating Up the Winter While Communicating With NORAD

The other day, I bought a programmable thermostat. You see, this is kind of big thing for me, because you don’t know the half of what I went through to actually get this thing and then to get it installed. A few weeks ago, I honestly didn’t know anything about them. Actually, I really didn’t know they existed. I should … Read More

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A Creature of Habit

I’m what you would call a creature of habit. Well, other people have lots of other names for me, but I’m going to go with that one for now. You see, I kind of like things stabilized and normal. Yet, at the same time I tend to have a habit of picking up and starting over from scratch because I … Read More

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Why Do Men Cheat?

I was reading today about how Arnold Schwarzeneger cheated on his wife, Maria Shriver and ended up having a child with one of the members of his staff. Now, I’m not going to get into the pro or cons of Arnold, or any of that. I’m not even really going to comment that much on that affair and the child … Read More

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When it comes to the deficit, the numbers are just too much for the American people

There’s a brilliant scene in one of the Austin Powers movies where Dr. Evil, played by Mike Meyers, is announcing to the UN, or world council, or whatever fictitious organization was in charge of the world in those movies, that if they do not give him what he wants, he will unleash his viciously evil plan. What he asks for … Read More

duaneWhen it comes to the deficit, the numbers are just too much for the American people