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Read about a Black African Hero! – Ghosts of Ukuthula – Last Day of 2018 giveaway

My 2018 holiday giveaway period for my historical fiction novel, The Ghosts of Uhuthula, is almost over. At 12 midnight tonight, November 27, 2018, the coach will turn back into the pumpkin!  Get it here – Free! If you are into: Recent History of…

Rick’s Happy Holiday Free Book Give-Away Time!

2018 Holiday Giving Time! It’s that time of the year! Rick’s Kindle Giveaway Time!! Keep these dates when you and your friends will be able to receive free books of your choice. Forward this to as many of your followers as possible so they…

“Fear” by Bob Woodward a Book Review

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bob Woodward has done an amazing job of filling in the blanks of the news stories we have all heard in the past 18 months. As a book of…

Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg: Book review

Voices from Vietnam by Barry Denenberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent book for the post-Vietnam conflict era reader to gain insight into a very complex 30-year war that dragged the French and then the Americans into a conflict that…

Into the Inferno – a novel by Earl Emerson

Into the Inferno by Earl Emerson This is a fast-moving firefighter book with a twist that may not be as rare as we would like to think. When a firefighter pulls open the door to a burning house, car or barn they have no…

Book Review: Fatal by Michael Palmer

Fatal by Michael Palmer My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I think of chemicals and waste products that cause human cancers, deformities, life-threatening illnesses and such, I think of Erin Brockovich and her quest to stop the release of hexavalent chromium into the…

Book Review: The Chemist byStephenie Meyer

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a former nerdy ex-science/biology/chemistry teacher, it’s always fun to read about the underdog who ultimately breaks up the plot to overthrow the government! This story will keep you guessing and turning pages…

The Supreme Court: Not about Political Party. It’s about our Nation’s Solidarity

Dear Readers, this is my open letter to the U.S. Senate. It is not inflammatory, but rather thoughtful, about what we are doing or allowing to be done to our country and our unique governmental institutions. Dear Senators Wyden and Merkley,     5 October, 2018…

2018 Joint North American and Canadian Championship Orienteering Meet in the Yukon’s Negative Terrain

The week of August 17 -24, 2018 was an amazing international competition for Orienteerers from North America and Canada to compete on some of the finest negative orienteering terrains in the world. To say the least, this is extremely challenging terrain to nagigate, especially…

Scientific American on Noisy Dominance. Chimps mimic Humans or is it vis versa?

I had to laugh, midway through the first article in the latest Scientific American: Special Issue for September 2018, entitled “Humans – Why we’re unlike any other species on the planet.“ Author Kevin Laland mentions an observation about innovations in hmans and animals and…

Book Review:Isaac Asimov’s Caliban, by Roger MacBride Allen

Isaac Asimov’s Caliban by Roger MacBride Allen My rating: 5 of 5 stars I haven’t read a really good sci-fiction book for a long time and this one is definitely top of the line! Having grown up on the early I-Robot and other novels…

Book Review: Tsotsi by Athol Fugard

Tsotsi by Athol Fugard My rating: 5 of 5 stars Author Athol Fugard has captured the true essence of disenfranchised criminal African youth in the townships of South Africa during the Apartheid era. The descriptions of the daily life of Tsotsi, the leader of…

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