Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Black Friday suggestion: Give a ‘Corpse’ this Christmas

This is the first Christmas for ‘Corpse in Armor,’ my counterterrorism thriller. It’s the surprise gift of the season. Order as many copies as you possibly can from Amazon, and have them sent to family, friends, enemies, and people you … Continue reading

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Many thanks…

…this Thanksgiving. As a writer, I’m thankful for readers. I’m especially thankful this year for being able to get Corpse in Armor out and for the people who have read it. And I’m very especially thankful for the readers and … Continue reading

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More comments I didn’t make elsewhere

Still reading Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ for the first time since I was a teenager, and with gagging nausea I keep thinking ‘the public schools.’ They are the engine room of our destruction. And then I realize that I’ve … Continue reading

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Writers

It’s been my policy to avoid large gatherings of them, but writers aren’t so bad one at a time. Last weekend one of the few writers whose books I have read (two of them) this past year stopped by with … Continue reading

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Various comments

What follows are some comments that did or did not get posted at various places, including Facebook. I think that they all have sufficiently implied context to make sense standing alone: The only true and proper forum for American democracy … Continue reading

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‘Shakedown’

In the wake of finishing the essential ‘Radical-in-Chief’ by Stanley Kurtz, I began what at first take seems a very brief book, at just 180 pages. It is Steven Malanga’s Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer. Shakedown is … Continue reading

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New Paltz: Boss wears the Halloween costume I designed for her

I received an email from a local New Paltz blogger with a link to Boss Hokanson’s facebook photos. And there she was, looking like Orson Welles in Touch of Evil– That’s Welles, not Boss, who in her photo wore a … Continue reading

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Beyond a reasonable doubt

(A review of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism by Stanley Kurtz.) Stanley Kurtz makes the case that Barack Obama is and always has been a deep dish radical socialist, which is to say, a socialist … Continue reading

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