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Wine bottle sizes

Do you know the names of the larger bottles of wine? There are several more than I would have expected and we see virtually none of them in the retail market beyond the “Magnum.” But here they are: Magnum(2),Jeroboam(4),Methuselah(8),Salmanazar(12),Balthazar(16),Nebuchadnezzar(20) The numbers beside the names represent how many 750ml bottles are contained in that one container. And […]

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Ronald Reagan Quotes

One of my favorite politicians and one of the most quotable. Oh how they laughed when an actor ran for President….. I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the […]

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A world of rue

  Alone at night on a Valentine’s Day Seems love and youth are so far away Contentment resides in my tenacious dreams Hope refuses to give up, it seems How do I do it, my friends all say, How can you go on and live this way Well my life’s been so full, no regrets […]

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J.K. Rowling

For all of you out there who have loved Harry Potter and even for the ones who have barely heard of the story(if that’s still even possible) I offer you this clip from TED talks, one of my favorite websites, a commencement speech by the author J. K. Rowling to the 2008 graduating class of […]

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Dean Koontz

I have mentioned in any number of places how I was inspired by Dean Koontz. The man has written over 80 novels. I have read most of them and uncounted books by other authors. Thousands I would guess, by myriads of authors and many many that I have greatly enjoyed.  But none have tickled my […]

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Self Publishing roots

Self-publishing has been around for years. There are even a number of big name authors such as John Grisham who got themselves started that way. But when I started writing in 2004 it was still a boutique industry and severely frowned upon by the traditional publishing people. A few companies were beginning to delve into […]

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FLYING

I am a pilot and have been since 1977. I have a love of anything that gets off the ground and have tried most of them. One of the highlights of my flying career was when I got to fly-in to the Experimental Aircraft Association air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin back in the mid 80’s. […]

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TED talks

If you’ve never gone to the website TED.com you really should. They feature short talks by people with amazing ideas about art, technology and business and how those ideas can come together. Here is one by the Author of Eat, Love, Pray that I particularly enjoyed. This woman has to be a genius and is […]

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The unexpected journey

The thing is,when I started writing about 8 years ago, I didn’t know i was entering into the vanguard of a new era in the publishing industry…. But I was. Self Published and Print-on-demand were terms that referred to that garbage that people who couldn’t be published traditionally resorted to. But boy was that about […]

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