Books

Gun Violence linked to America’s Wars

Isn’t this what I’ve been saying all along? Of special note cited within this piece: “American students have much in common with victims of drone warfare.” 18+ years of nonstop wars for profit are taking a toll on American youth. Until we take guns and war OUT of our central economic impetus, it will not…

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Why I Write: A Glimpse into My Life

“Scratch a writer and you’ll find a walker.”~ Tegan Bennett I have a confession to make. Sometimes, when I write, I cry. Not out of sadness but a deep passion. I have this strong desire to make a difference and a belief that words can change the world. During my book signing at Barnes &…

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Key Chains as a Keepsake!

I ordered these adorable key chains through Etsy, Dawn Judd Creations. As you can see, they feature tiny replicas of my book cover designs with charms reflecting my Masks Series Theme. They are for my upcoming book signing (Barnes & Noble El Cerrito from 4 pm to 6 pm) I LOVE them! I only ordered…

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Barnes & Noble Booksigning!

May 11, 2019 4 pm to 6 pm6050 El Cerrito PlazaEl Cerrito, CA 94530 Remember back in 2017 when I blogged about the amazing book signing party a good friend of mine hosted at her house? It was just after the release of my debut novel, Masks of Morality. More of a casual book launch…

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Reality TV Masquerades as American Politics

The Money Monster … … Is foremost the corporate media. Big brother does not watch us by his choice. We watch him by ours … “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a…

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US Foreign Policy: Another Inconvenient Truth?

The political discord between sustaining practices contributing to global warming as well as sustaining meaninglessly over-bloated military spending hold an uncanny resemblance. Several false axioms have percolated through American culture for decades upon decades, becoming second nature to many of us. Our nation has been in the grip of a set of ideas that may…

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Moralize our Economy!

Marianne Williamson, an author with seven New York Times bestsellers and who has expressed interest in running for US President, said this about the current state of the American economy: “A person who lacks empathy or conscience is a sociopath. Similarly, a system that is essentially amoral—that does not favor empathy or conscience into its…

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Rethinking what “National Security” Means.

Watch this video by Marianne Williamson. She is spot on with respect to the overused term “national security,” and what it means. We have enabled the propaganda machine to instill irrational fear into people, to believe we need “increased military spending” to “protect national security.” When, in reality, the opposite could not be truer today.…

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The World is becoming a Better Place…USA Should Follow!

“They valued Humanism: The idea that the well-being of men, women, and children is more important than the glory of the tribe, race or nation.” – Steven Pinker, Harvard Psychology Professor   The above quote was used by Harvard Professor Pinker when explaining why countries in Western Europe and other places are enjoying increased happiness, decreased violence…

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