A Couple of Books Novellas on Kindle

I've published a couple of books/novellas on Kindle recently: “Lottery President” is a political thriller; and “Operation Detour” is a darkly comedic adventure (or, the first half of it here, free).

Please tell a friend, so maybe I can do this for a living instead of working for one soul-sucking corporation after another. 🙂

You don't need a Kindle to read them, just the Kindle software.

Here's one of my brothers reading my book, Lottery President. He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this.


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You Are the Solution You’ve Been Looking For

Instead of joining one more group, walking on [one] more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself…
You Are the Solution You've Been Looking For.

"Instead of joining one more group, walking on more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself… “I (state your name) will take personal responsibility for my thoughts, relationships, assets and path in my life. I will stop pushing my ideas on what other people should do with theirs. I will be the change that I want to see in the world by walking away from the debt and death paradigm I actively or passively empower."

Rolling Jubilee

Rolling Jubilee.

Great idea!

"A bailout of the people by the people

Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Our latest project The Debt Collective aims to build collective power to challenge the way we finance and access basic necessities such as housing, medical care and education. Join us as we imagine and create a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits."

Mystery Solved

I solved an old mystery today, thanks to one of the Russian language podcasts I've been listening to lately. It's a phase I'm going through. I'm starting to listen to Hindi, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, too. I guess I'm doing all of the “BRICS” languages for some reason — except South Africa, since I already speak English fairly well.

Anyway, when we first came home from Russia with Elizabeth she always used to say what sounded like “pajoom.” This was usually while she was going out the back door, waving me along after her. I could tell by the context it meant something like “Come on.” But I was never sure.

Well, finally today, in one of the podcasts they explained/translated the Russian phrase for “let's go.” I was told in Russia by our American hotel manager that Russian for “let's go” is “duh-VYE,” which actually (according to him), literally just means “let's.” And he was correct.

But today's podcast explained that the “proper” way to say “let's go” in Russian is … “pah id-YOAM.” If you say that fast with a little kid's accent it could easily be misheard as “pajoom.”

I know, I lost your interest after the first paragraph. But, for me, it was a wonderful realization to finally know what my little girl was telling me 4½ years ago.

Cold Day in November

It was cold today in Nashville! The high for the day was only about 45.
I guess that'll feel warm if we get that in January, but still…. It's supposed to get down to the mid-20s tonight. I know, I know. You all in Chicago and Moscow are saying pfftt!

But that's why — among other reasons — I don't live in those places!

Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign

Activist Post: Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies.

Corporate scum at their worst, or is this merely typical?

"Misuse of a United States government seal can lead to a $250,000 fine, twenty years in prison, and three years of supervised release — unless you're a campaign organization funded by major corporations like Monsanto. In a move completely ignored by the mainstream media (many of which have financial ties to such corporations), the anti-GMO labeling No on 37 Committee paid for and disseminated a physical piece of direct mail that not only entirely misused the FDA logo but even sported a fabricated quote."