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Writer’s Blog, Part II

Writer’s Blog, Part II

So… having published one novel, I began examining possible scenarios for the sequel.  As a SEAL, and as an academic, I had developed a keen interest in terrorism (and some expertise in counter terrorism).  I thought my characters would be comfortable in a story about...

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Writer’s Blog, Part I

Writer’s Blog, Part I  I wanted to write… about writing.  This is not an esoteric subject; everyone writes in one way or another.  Especially now, with email and social media, most people spend a lot of time at the keyboard.  In fact, the keyboard (and for many, the...

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The Boogaloo is Not a Dance

The Boogaloo is Not a Dance

The Boogaloo is Not a Dance Far right extremists are said to be planning attacks on Washington, DC.  These are not Islamist terrorists from Al Qaeda or ISIS; they are Americans who believe the U.S. government has betrayed us, and that our society should be uniformly...

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Weaponizing Hate

Weaponizing Hate

Weaponizing Hate By Paul Shemella American citizens have split into two political camps.  For brevity, let’s call them Right and Left.  The split began with the formation of modern political parties, but the “factionalism” feared by the founding fathers –...

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How not to get rid of a foreign leader

How not to get rid of a foreign leader

How not to get rid of a foreign leader When I read that a former American Green Beret had engineered a clandestine invasion of Venezuela , I thought it was a joke.  It was not.  The operation sounded a lot like the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961.  Except that...

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