Novels

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Song Demo: "Go! Susanna"

  As a songwriter I hear “Go! Susanna” as one of the most fun songs a band could ever do. The song is taken from my novel, The Energy Caper, or Nixon in the Sky With Diamonds, where it is 1971, in Paris. A 24 year-old American student, working as a go-go dancer under the
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Grow Hemp For the War 1943

It looks like Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the new commander in the War on Drugs, is back in the business of stomping out the evil weed rather than the opioid epidemic. I’ve been very interested in the subject since my college days in the 1960s, and my first novel is based on the premise that
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mussolini trumplini

Nov. 13, 2016 The reality of the new world order is clarifying with this morning’s headlines. The Trumpies are reaching out to the right-wing parties in France, Germany, Hungary and Poland. Putin’s Russians have acknowledged that they were “in contact” with the Trumpies throughout the campaign. And the Trumpies are getting chummy with Erdogan in Turkey,
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Veterans & Trump

9/26/16 Last week Trump gave a speech in Pittsburgh to the oil and gas honchos in the shale-oil extraction industry, then he had a fundraiser at the elite Duquesne Club, whose alumni include the likes of Andrew Carnegie and generations of Mellons. Both of my novels are largely set in the Pittsburgh area, “back in
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Trumping Right Along -Journal

9/8/16 It’s been an interesting month on a personal level. I wrote a couple weeks ago about our trip to Pennsylvania for my 50th high school reunion, and since then we’ve visited my wife’s family in New York over the Labor Day weekend. Two red-eye trips in the same month is enough. In other news,
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50 Years and Counting

I’m back home in California after a week in Pennsylvania for my 50th high school reunion. New Castle Senior High (NeCaHi). Class of ’66. The Red Hurricanes. I’d always wondered why our teams were “Red” Hurricanes, and over the decades had asked around when I was back if anyone knew, but nobody I talked to
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Media Breakthrough?

YO! I’ve neglected my blogging duties, not because there hasn’t been anything to say, but because there’s been so much. Luck of the Draw is officially out and I’m not close to being sure what I should prioritize to promote it. Is it by calling attention to the novel by being anti-Trump? The Donald has
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The Computicator

Many years ago, at least a decade before anyone ever heard of the term “blogger,” I coined the term “computicator” as a job description for a character in one of my stories, combining the words “computer” with “communicator.” It seems to me a more accurate and comprehensive term for what I’ll be doing than blogger.
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