Monday, March 25, 2013

Getting ready to republish my first novel, The Neocon Conspiracy. Decided to save a few bucks by designing the cover myself. Had a lot of fun doing it. Hope to finish working with my editor and have the new edition of the book available in digital and trade paperback editions by the end of the month. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

At inauguration, Pope Francis appeals for protection of poor, environment

At inauguration, Pope Francis appeals for protection of poor, environment

How encouraging to hear Pope Francis speak words consistent with the teachings of Christ instead of condemnation and doctrine.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hope everyone, Irish or not, has a pleasant St. Patrick's Day. Having once been married to a man named Francis Joseph O'Brien this was a big holiday in our house. I can remember going to the Ancient Order of Hibernians on Southfield Road in Detroit and hitting the bars on Michigan Avenue. Sometimes I think our two daughters only relate to their Irish heritage and have forgotten I also made a contribution genetically speaking. Of course, I was never as much fun as their Dad. There's always something magical when Irish eyes are smiling.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hoping to get the revised edition of The Neocon Conspiracy finished by the end of the month. Considering a title change and a new cover. The next project will be a print edition of Confessions of a Liberal Lover. Want all this done before we embark on our European tour. Should have plenty of time to write while we're on the trip. Trying to decide what my next project will be. Have a started a sequel to a Monster's Game featuring Alamanda Tyler, but may delay this in favor of a mystery with strong romantic elements set on a cruise ship. Should have plenty of time for writing, when we're not touring the cities we'll be visiting. There are so many, sometimes it makes my head spin.

Friday, March 8, 2013

It's truly sad when journalists are so intent on playing to the prejudice of their white audiences they will distort the meaning of the words of a four year old boy. There is an entire segment of our society more than willing to believe blacks and Hispanics are violent and lazy by nature. Feeding these types of assumptions is dangerous and immoral. Here's a link. Be sure to watch the entire clip.

Racist journalism at its worst

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Yesterday was my daughter Connie's birthday. Although she, her older sister Mary and I live many miles apart, it was a special day since I was able to speak with both of them. Hopefully the next year will be a better one for Connie who has had more than her share of trials and tribulations. And I wish Mary continued success in her career. It amazes me how she is able to balance being the mother of two and serve her country in the military. I am proud of both my daughters and speaking with them yesterday made me realize how fortunate I am to have them in my life.