March 7th, 2010



First and foremost I write articles for my blog as a public service.  Someone may profit from it, but I receive only the satisfaction of having done a good deed.  I would ask one favor of you; please read the descriptions of my book, SOMEONE HAS TO PLUCK THE CHICKEN/SOMEONE GETS TO SOUND THE ALARM, and if it sounds like the kind of read someone you know would like, please tell them about it.  I have spent thousands of dollars trying to market my book with little success.  Anyone of importance who could give my book a little review can’t be bothered with reading a book by an unimportant author.  I even bought a half page ad in the January 14 New York Review of Books - that took a bundle out of my retirement funds.  I’m starting to think about looking for some company that would hire a broken down old fart as a night watchman.


Judging by the comments, some of you seem to like my efforts.  In the last four months at least a half dozen of my articles have had 10,000 to 15,000 hits each.  I get up to 1,100 hits per day.


Question #1.  Does someone else do the writing for you?


No.  Sometimes the articles flow smoothly with little need for editing.  Other times I take choppy notes from various sources then flesh them out in a process which may take several drafts.


Question #2.  How do I subscribe to (or hook up to) to your RSS Feed?


I don’t understand that question or similar questions which my kids and grandkids could probably answer.


Please accept my apologies for the rarity of my personal responses to comments and questions.  My strength does not allow me the pleasure of spending the time it would require to attempt communicating with each of you.


             - More to come later -

Cholesterol, Global Warming, Islam, Liberal Jihad

October 17th, 2009

It is my firm belief that there is not “A” conspiracy to worry about.  There are many conspiracies.  The major motivations are greed and lust for power with obsessions based on self image, good or bad, sometimes playing a part.  All too often ignorance and superstition play major roles.  All factors are present in the health care conspiracies.  Please allow me to give you a couple of examples.  Seasonal hives were a long time affliction for me.  When I first experienced this distraction about twenty years ago a cortisone shot once a year for a couple of years gave me seasonal relief.  After that I used antihistamines occasionally.  Starting about fifteen years ago a progressive neuropathy and severe fatigue was causing me so much pain that I was ignoring the almost constant hives and the half inch wide welt under my belt all the way around my midriff.  Recently, an allergy specialist was unable to discover the cause of my hives.  I picked up a copy of Eat Right For Your Type and made the suggested changes for my blood type to my eating habits.  Within two or three weeks the hives and welts were gone.  Also, I found it easy to lose thirty five pounds within a few months.

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Synopsis of my new book and a brief biography / A local businessman bought 20 of my first book to give to friends. One of his friends liked it so well he read it five times./BUY THE BOOK FROM XLIBRIS

April 28th, 2009

SOMEONE HAS TO PLUCK THE CHICKEN/SOMEONE GETS TO SOUND THE ALARM is now available as an e-book for about 1/2 the price of the paper back. They are charging too much for the soft back and hard bound, but I'm trying to get them to lower the price. Drop by my house and I'll sell what I have left at a discount.




Let me take you back in time to simpler days when my fourth great grandfather ran around with Daniel Boone.

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September 19th, 2007

Intelligence is useful in devising ways of describing reality, in developing ways to expand the boundaries of science, in establishing cooperative efforts between peoples, and in passing to our children knowledge and skills they will need in order to cope with the responsibilities of adult life.  It is useful to think of intelligence as a repository of information which in the mortal sphere is indistinguishable from the brain, but has a separate and lasting existence when the spirit is separated from the body at death.  What I’m talking about is an eternal essence, an immortal existence as an entity of spiritual substance.

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THE PATRIOTIC AMERICAN/Anti War Crowd/Communists/Families

September 19th, 2007

When someone truly believes that they are patriotic I see no reason to accuse them of being otherwise without evidence of seditious acts.  However, the question still remains, are they truly American in their attitudes and actions.  At this point it’s important to note that it is no crime to be un American.  It is also important to avoid defining American too narrowly and to avoid starting a witch hunt for un American activity.


The thing that is so great about being an American is that we can do so many things and be so many things.  We can be capitalists and organize businesses, we can find work as civil servants, domestic servants or employees of business owners.  We can work hard enough at whatever we do to become rich, or we can be satisfied with getting by while spending the time we are not working for a living doing volunteer work or enjoying family activities.  We can even become true communists and organize a commune in which to live.

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