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5 Things To Know About Direct Response Marketing

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:11:02 +0000

If you’ve heard of direct response marketing but you’re unsure exactly what it stands for, you’re just like a lot of other people with a budding interest in marketing. This is a known strategy, and in fact even a popular one. But it’s not one that too many people can specifically define or discuss. To […]

Do Your Homework on Home Work

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:04:45 +0000

There is more than one path to your dream home. Shopping for a house, condo, or apartment is daunting in part because you have so many options. And that doesn’t just mean that there are a lot of houses you could buy (though there are) – it also means that you can consider building a […]

A Chat with Nonfiction Author Phil Kimble

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:06:12 +0000

Born in Atlanta, Phil Kimble went to school in Utah, lived for 2 years in LA, then moved back to Atlanta.  He and his wife Julie live in Conyers.  Mr. Kimble is an avid motorcyclist and competitive distance runner. He’s here today to chat about his new book, How to Make Good Decisions.  Welcome to […]

Protect Your Mobile from Hackers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:12:07 +0000

If you are like most of us, you probably have a password, antivirus program, and a firewall for your home computer to protect it from hackers. Are you doing the same thing for your phone? From 2015 to 2016 malware infections on smartphones swelled by 96%, and about 71% of the smartphones out there do […]

Some Real Life Tragedies in Professional Wrestling

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:25:01 +0000

Professional wrestling is considered sports entertainment. It always has its hardcore fans, even though they know it is mostly scripted and even planned out to avoid a legitimate injury. While these occur often in the sport, unfortunately, so do tragedies. In this article, I would like to discuss a couple of extremely skilled performers who […]

What To Consider Before Opening A Warehouse

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:48:03 +0000

Opening a warehouse or factory can be a massive step for any business. Whether you’re running a start-up that’s just getting into production and storage of products, or you’re part of a successful company that’s changing how it conducts these practices, it’s a major hurdle. It’s exciting, busy, and hopefully, once it’s all said and […]

7 Ways to Prevent Getting Locked Out of Your Home

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:38 +0000

Be honest. Do you have a key to your house under your doormat or a flowerpot? If you do, you might as well put a sign out that says “Come rob me.” This isn’t to say you shouldn’t have a key somewhere, though. After all, you might need it one of these days. However, there […]

Stand Out from the Crowd: How to Differentiate Your Business from Competitors

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:26:11 +0000

There’s nothing worse for a product or service than being viewed as a commodity. That is, a solution that your target audience believes to be “just the same” as all the rest. Consider the battle for mobile technology, and how hard carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T work to make their services sound unique. […]

When Drugs Make You Sick Instead of Heal

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:15:16 +0000

This is a guest artile by Silvio Aladjem MD. ©The modern pharmacotherapy is a medical achievement nothing short of extraordinary. Sort of “you name it and we have it”. In this country, the Pharma industry is overseen by the FDA who must approve any drug before it reaches the market. Thank God for that. Can […]

USDS – An Agency You Have Never Heard Of

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:58:18 +0000

It is so obscure that Trump probably does not even know it exists. What is it? US Digital Service, the intro is The mission of the U.S. Digital Service is to deliver better government services to the American people through technology and design. Yup it’s a bunch of computer nerds! One of my favorite computer […]

How to Delete Yourself from Social Media

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:00:38 +0000

Have you been thinking that it’s time to make the drastic choice to remove yourself from social media? Most of us were quick to join the social media bandwagon, but these days, you might have worries about privacy. Though it’s possible to delete yourself from social media, the process isn’t easy, and it might not […]

Review: Relic Tech: Crax War Chronicles Volume 1 by Terry W. Ervin II

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:19:42 +0000

Relic Tech Class 4 Transport Security Specialist Krakista Keesay has a significant problem. Actually, he has several problems and they are all very significant. Employed by the Negral Corp and assigned to the transport ship Kalavar, Keesay has been seriously injured as Relic Tech: Crax War Chronicles Volume 1 by Terry W. Ervin II begins. […]

Book Review: Vicious Circle: A Joe Pickett Novel by C. J. Box

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:08:38 +0000

Vicious Circle: A Joe Pickett Novel  begins with Dave Farkus. A man that Game Warden Joe Pickett has dealt with many times before. This time it is because the man has been missing from his hunting camp for over twelve hours and the weather is about to go downhill in a big way thanks to […]

Google Changes Motto From ‘Do no evil’ To ‘Do Nothing’

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:48:22 +0000

For well over a decade I have used Gmail, it has been wonderful. I use Google to search for things. I use Google maps to find where I need to go. I use Google Earth and Street maps to see interesting places. Google is wonderful, well mostly… Google, like Microsoft and most other big companies […]

Warning about membership terms

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:34:37 +0000

Locked into fitness club membership Some businesses, Netflix for example, operate on a no contract basis  confident that their company is offering such a good deal to consumers that they are prepared to make it easy to leave, knowing that many will return. Businesses less confident in the service they are offering hide onerous cancellation […]

A Chat with Darden North, Author of ‘The Five Manners of Death’

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:34:27 +0000

Darden North‘s mystery and thriller novels have been awarded nationally, most notably an IPPY in Southern Fiction for Points of Origin.  The Five Manners of Death also follows Wiggle Room, Fresh Frozen, and House Call. Darden North has served on author panels at writing conferences including Killer Nashville, Murder on the Menu, SIBA Thriller Author Panel, and Murder […]

Casey Anthony – George and Cindy Anthony In The News Again

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:26:28 +0000

Casey Anthony Death Hoax Was Exactly That, A Hoax … Sorry Folks! Casey Anthony is by no means dead. Reports over the internet went wild saying that her body was found “bludgeoned” to death. I am sure there are a lot of people worldwide that heard this news were ready to celebrate this news thinking […]

FBI Files: More Than $23 Million In Assets Recovered From The Estates Of Bernard Madoff’s Sons And From His Daughter-In-Law

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:47:06 +0000

The Bernie story just will not go away. Recovered Assets Will Be Used to Compensate Victims of the Madoff Fraud Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York,  Irving Picard, the Securities Investor Protection Act (“SIPA”) Trustee, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New […]

FBI Files: Operator Of Unlawful Bitcoin Exchange Sentenced To More Than 5 Years In Prison For Leading Multimillion-Dollar Money Laundering And Fraud Scheme

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:40:15 +0000

I came across this interesting story. Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ANTHONY R. MURGIO was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan to 66 months in prison for charges associated with operating, an internet-based Bitcoin exchange, through which MURGIO processed […]

Cardinal Pell – Naughty Priest?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:44:20 +0000

The Catholic church has been mired in sexual abuse stories for what seems to have been forever. For the first time (I think), the abuse allegations now directly involve the Vatican. The National Catholic Reporter has an alarming article, you can read it here. Australian police announced Thursday they are pursuing charges against Cardinal George […]

Are you Scam Aware or a Sitting Duck?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:15 +0000

You might have heard about all of the scams out there, and think that you are pretty scam savvy. But, the truth is, most of us aren’t, and even a simple phone call could get you caught up in a big scam. One such scam occurs when criminals call random phone numbers and ask questions, […]

Americas Cup: I For Once I Agree With Dennis Conner

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:48:57 +0000

In the 90’s I was involved with the Americas Cup, not as a member of one of the teams, no, I loved to sail but I certainly did not qualify to be a team member! Instead, I became part of the organizing committee. Oh I was just a grunt, haha but it was the ‘ultimate’ […]

Book Review: Golden Prey: A Novel by John Sandford

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:36:36 +0000

As Golden Prey by John Sandford begins, Lucas Davenport is now working for the United States Marshals Service. He is also working undercover. He is also a bit bored. The undercover case just doesn’t hold his interest as Lucas has always lived for the hunt. The undercover case is nothing more than role-playing where all […]

Book Review: A Time For Hanging by Bill Crider

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:17:52 +0000

For Paco Morales it certainly was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time as A Time For Hanging begins. All he had done was run an errand to Tomkins’ Store to get some sugar for his mom. He was supposed to go right back home, but he stopped to talk […]

Book Review: The Outcast Dead: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:47:40 +0000

42-year-old Dr. Ruth Galloway is acutely aware of the history, the blood, that has been spilled over the centuries. While resurrection is not possible, she believes in treating the dead with respect. As The Outcast Dead begins, it is early June and she is on the grounds of Norwich Castle. The vicar is leading the […]

The New Yorker And Prog Rock

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:55:44 +0000

I read a really good essay on the New Yorker today on the subject of Prog Rock, if you love the genre of music I recommend you read it That is not to say that I agree with many of the conclusions drawn by author Kelefa Sanneh But it certainly was thought provoking. It is […]

What It Takes To Market a Product Successfully Like Anik Singal

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:24:48 +0000

As a business person, once you’ve determined what the consumer needs and you’ve come up with a product or service to meet that need, the next step is to sell that product or service to the consumer. But you can’t make that sale without first convincingly marketing your product to your targeted consumers. Marketing is […]

Half of American Adults on FBIs Biometric Database

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:02:34 +0000

Here’s a bit of a shock for you: about half of all adult Americans have a photograph stored in the FBI facial recognition database. What’s even more shocking, it is that these photos are being stored without the consent of the individuals. Approximately 80 percent of the photos the FBI has are of non-criminals, and […]

What Could Emoji Search Mean for SEO?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:35:21 +0000

In the first half of 2015, Google started displaying emoji in their desktop search results. They had already been doing this with mobile search for iPhone starting in 2012 when iPhone first started promoting emoji characters. In June 2015, emoji were removed from appearing in search results because webmasters had been abusing them. Emoji in […]

Sir Roger Scruton – out of Right Field !

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:47:55 +0000

James Delingpole and I are from different political tribes but we have a relationship on Social Media (Twitter) which is far from entirely hostile. So when he invited me to listen to his Podcast with his fellow “Man of the Right” Sir Roger Scruton I did so. I’m glad that I did.  The Podcast was […]

THEE Embroidery Handbook by Jim Serritella

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:05:02 +0000

I will be the first to admit that I know some interesting people, author Jim Serritella is a fine example. My wife had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and Jim had just published a short book ‘The Journey Through Cancer’. The book detailed his wife’s battle. It was well written and it really was […]

Dastardly Betrayals

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44:28 +0000

A betrayal occurs when one partner, friend or family member, turns on the other. In professional wrestling, a tag team betrayal usually commences a storyline between the former partners. The matches are very intense because the wrestlers know each other extremely well. In this article, I would be reflecting on a few memorable betrayals and […]

6 Creative Ways to Get Your Brand Instantly Noticed

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:25:35 +0000

There’s a common saying that to get your ad noticed, you need to get it in the face of customers at least seven times. But marketing techniques and styles are constantly evolving in this age of advanced digital technology, and this old practice may no longer be effective. However, it does underline how difficult it […]

Getting Owned or Pwned SUCKS!

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:12:38 +0000

A well done New York Times article recently re-introduced this topic to the masses. Being “owned” isn’t new, but the term is not becoming part of popular culture. If you use the internet or are often on social media, odds are good that you have been OWNED. Whether you are called out for a misspelling […]

10 Tips on Gambling Online

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:33:24 +0000

Gambling is not just a pleasurable experience, it can also help you make money. But just like every business, it is necessary to pay attention to some issues. In this list, you can find out what every online gambler should be aware of. 1)      Basic Mathematics Knowledge Is a Must. If you think that the […]

Face-to-Face Versus Online Marketing

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:37:09 +0000

What is Marketing? Marketing is an umbrella term for various methods used to promote a business. Marketing methods include advertising, PR, and promotions. Why is Marketing Important? At the most basic level, marketing is essential for any business, because it is what helps spread the word about your product or service. You’re generally not going […]

How To Confront Common Life Problems

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:21:03 +0000

That’s a pretty big title, right? Well, sadly we can’t address all of life’s problems here. But in this post we want to take a look at some fairly major issues that may be more common than you think. Problems like legal trouble, health or addiction struggles, high stress, accidents, and financial woes, for instance, […]

Smart and Easy Ways to Protect Your Digital Life

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:07:15 +0000

Even if you don’t realize it, your identity is all over the internet. Whether you posted to an internet forum in 1996 or you ever had a MySpace page, this information is still out there, and you have to protect it. Here are some simple and easy ways that you can protect your digital life: […]

The Forgotten Soldier: Of the 2nd Wave on D-Day by Fawn Zwickel

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:29:51 +0000

“When we think of armies, we think of mass waves of soldiers, but very seldom do we think of the one man and his story. That’s what this book gives us.” — Dog Eared Books I rather like the quote, it is so true. The history books always paint the story with a broad brush […]

Atomic Cannons and Nuclear Weapons: A mystery of the Korean War by Arthur Sharp

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:29:37 +0000

This is another fine book from the New York based History Publishing Company and their ‘Global Outreach’ initiative. The Korean War is often called the forgotten war, it was sandwiched between WWII and Vietnam. With Vietnam sucking all of the oxygen out of the room! Until about 10 years ago I was as ignorant as […]

Don’t Hang My Friend: A Boy Takes on the Klan After the Civil War by John Raffensperger

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:46:53 +0000

New York based publisher History Publishing Company has just released a new book Don’t Hang My Friend. In a change from their normal modus operandi they are releasing it initially on Kindle with paper versions to follow.       Here is the synopsis: A young teenage boy living in southern Illinois during the post-Civil […]

Busting Down the Door: 12 Ways to Stop Burglars from Entering Your Home

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:45 +0000

There is no such thing as a home that is fully burglar-proof, but there is also no such thing as burglars who have the skills of Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible. With the right security in place, you can get your home almost burglar-proof. When most people think of security, they only think of a […]

Hire an Ethical Hacker NOW!

Tue, 30 May 2017 12:17:03 +0000

You might think it’s crazy to actually hire a hacker, but if you don’t have an ethical hacker on your security team, you could be playing a dangerous game. Ethical hackers are called “white hat hackers” and are legal hackers, that help businesses find security problems in their networks. Developer and security teams, who build […]

The Best Gmail Phishing Scam Ever!

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:46:25 +0000

If you use Gmail, pay attention! Security experts have announced that there is a very effective phishing scam out there, and you are a target. This scam, which has only been growing over the past couple of months, is also hitting other email providers, too. However, it’s quite difficult to detect. According to researchers at […]

Mobile Marketing – A Blogger’s Paradise

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:06:28 +0000

For the past couple of years, there has been a huge amount of emphasis being placed on the mobile UX (User Experience) – and rightly so. The world has gone mobile with more people now accessing the Internet from mobile devices than on desktop PCs. Here is one thing many bloggers out there might not […]

Top 12 Tips to Destroy Your Sensitive Data

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Believe it or not, you just can’t shred too much. If you aren’t destroying your sensitive data, my best advice is for you to start now. There are people out there who make a living diving into dumpsters in search of credit card info, bank account number, mortgage statements, and medical bills; all things they […]

Malware Hack Attacking the Grid…BIGLY

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:15:38 +0000

For more than four years, malware has been posing as legitimate software and infecting industrial equipment across the globe. The malware, which looks just like the Siemens control gear software, has affected at least seven plants in the US. According to security experts, the malware was specifically designed to attack this industrial equipment, but what […]

Why you should never use Maven

Sun, 14 May 2017 15:43:18 +0000

So the Email title is: Maven: FINAL REMINDER – Invitation to Participate in a Paid Electronic Survey on The Future of Work (Panel Opportunity) Sounds good, I am happy to share my thoughts on any subject for money. The big problem was in the actual email, I laughed: Description: We would like to assemble a […]

Do You Have A Spicey?

Sat, 13 May 2017 23:21:34 +0000

There has been an endless number of great lampoon’s of Sean Spicer. With little doubt SNL have done much to boost Spicer’s role in the Trump administration. Spicey alas has to tell the press what the boss has to say, truth rarely gets in the way. My  daughter is an inventive girl and sent me […]

WWE Superstar Shakeup

Wed, 10 May 2017 21:30:35 +0000

Change. It is a word some people embrace. It is also a word that some experience difficulty with, especially when it impacts them directly. This brings me to events which transpired on the April 10th and 11th editions of Raw and Smackdown respectively. On those two days, the WWE held a “Superstar Shakeup.” The purpose […]

Book Review: “Two-Trick Pony: The Drifter Detective Series No. 8” by Garnett Elliott

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:21:14 +0000

The eighth book of The Drifter Detective Series is split into two parts. As Two-Trick Pony by Garnett Elliot opens, it is 1948 in the Texas panhandle. Jack Laramie has to listen to nonsense from some trucker as the miles of Route 66 pass by. The Desoto broke down on his way to Amarillo so […]

Second Hand and Discarded Devices Lead to Identity Theft

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:48:28 +0000

A new study was just released by the National Association for Information Destruction. What did it find? Astonishingly, about 40% of all digital devices that are found on the second-hand market had personal information left on them. These include tablets, mobile phones, and hard drives. The market for second hand items is large, and it’s […]

Why Use a Website Builder Instead of a Web Designer?

Tue, 09 May 2017 11:36:28 +0000

Website builders are simply magical. For non-web designers, there’s no better definition of ‘pulling a rabbit out of a hat’. They too can experience the fulfilment that accompanies designing a website, without going through the extremely technical coding process, which is peculiar to web designers. The argument here isn’t that hiring a web designer isn’t […]

The Conservatives haven’t become UKIP – they haven’t needed to.

Mon, 08 May 2017 16:39:27 +0000

The Conservatives have not become UKIP they are far, far cleverer than that. Since David Cameron’s unwise decision to promise a referendum on EU membership in the Conservative Manifesto for the 2015 General Election everything has gone swimmingly for the Tory Right. The objectives of Cameron’s gamble were twofold. First to rein back the Tory […]

The arcane world of British politics – It’s a coup

Fri, 05 May 2017 17:50:15 +0000

This has been a wholly successful coup by the Right in Britain. Let’s track back a couple of years. David Cameron led a Con/LibDem Coalition. This was anathema to the Tory Rightand their media supporters ( The Spectator, ConHome, The Daily Mail, the Telegraph newspapers etc etc). It also opened the way to UKIP who […]

Getting Rid of an Electronic Device? Do This First…

Wed, 03 May 2017 11:47:53 +0000

A shocking study by the National Associated for Information Destruction has revealed some terrifying information: 40% of electronic devices found on the second-hand market contains personal information. This information includes usernames and passwords, personal information, credit card numbers, and even tax information. Tablets were the most affected, with 50% of them containing this sensitive information, […]

Phishing is Getting Fishier

Tue, 02 May 2017 09:56:34 +0000

If you are like most of us, you have undoubtedly received an email that has asked you to click on a link. Did you click it? If you did, you are like 99% of internet users because clicking links in normal. But in some situations you may have found that the link took you to […]

The Psychology of Words and 5 Powerful Words in the online World

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:54:11 +0000

The evolution of the www has been explosive. Websites are now available in every niche, and every sub niche. We are connected around the world by social media at the tap of a smartphone screen, Websites and the internet have changed the world. It really is that simple. Brendan Wilde, online expert at, one […]

Your A.B.C. Guide to Domain Lingo as a Blogger

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:49:13 +0000

Setting up a domain for blogging or when setting up a business is intimidating for many people when they come across the different acronyms and terms they need to navigate in the process. If you are a blogger that is a bit confused about all the language involved, this guide will be helpful to understand […]

Parents Beware of Finstagram

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:14 +0000

You have surely heard of Instagram, the photo sharing social network, but what about “Finstagram?” If you are like most parents, you have rules about the social media practices of your kids. However, once you learn about Finstagram, those might all go out the window. When you combine the words “fake” and “Instagram,” you get […]

Planning a trip to the United States as a transgender person?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:25:15 +0000

If you are a transgender person who is planning to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, there are a few things you need to know when you request your ESTA. As you no doubt know, transgender people are met with discrimination every day. This is perhaps never truer than when the […]

Investigators Using Social Media to Find Missing Children

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:55:12 +0000

Gone are the days when social media is only used to share what you had for dinner or announcing to the world that you are headed to the gym. But social media has become a platform for any and everyone to say what’s on their mind, and sometimes that’s great, but all too often it […]

A Chat with Mystery Author Margaret Fenton

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:48:10 +0000

Margaret Fenton grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and moved to Birmingham in 1996. She received her B.A. in English from the Newcomb College of Tulane University, and her Master of Social Work from Tulane. She spent nearly ten years as a child and family therapist for the Department of Human Resources before focusing […]

Sexual Harassment In Silicon Valley

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:26:30 +0000

The technology industry is still very much a male dominated world. There are very few workers that are female or of colour. Because of the nature of start-ups there room is a lot of discrimination. The majority of start-ups are made up of small, tightly knit groups of friends. People that basically think alike and […]

Distributor Agreements As A Marketing Strategy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:23:06 +0000

Manufacturers have been using distributors to market their products for a long time. The function of the distributor in the economy cannot be understated. It is however essential that each and every agreement that a manufacturer gets into with a distributor is optimized to sell more. There is need for a written agreement that will […]

New Book On The Korean War

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:56:36 +0000

Largely the Korean War is known as the forgotten war. I have never really figured out why it has remained so murky. My pet theory is that the world was tired of war, WWII had sapped the strength of nations. And of course Vietnam was waiting around the corner. That war would polarize a generation. […]

How to Get Good Marks in Essay Writing

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:35:54 +0000

If you want to be successful in school, you have to learn to write well. Understanding how to get good marks in essay writing will bolster your self-esteem and GPA. And, learning how to write well is a useful skill across the board, especially when it is on an exam. Almost every area of business […]

Study Shows Millennials Choose Convenience Over Security

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:49:46 +0000

To those of us consider Tom Cruise the movie star of our day or even Grunge as the music we grew up with, looking at millennials, and the way they view life, is fascinating. These “kids” or young adults, many are brilliant. They really do define “disruption”. However, that doesn’t mean that this tech savvy […]

Exposing The Clinton Addiction To Power

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:27:04 +0000

I love books and this one by Fred Lucas is magic. Very much it is a story about Talk Radio. A story of how and why the air waves lean right rather than left. It is a great story, and the book contains many truths.  But Talk Radio could not exist without the Right Wing […]

How Athletes Maintain Peak Fitness

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:03:33 +0000

We as an audience sometimes take for granted the sheer athletic spectacles which we witness on a regular basis when we watch two professional sports teams compete head to head. Professional Athletes are sheer athletic specimens, so it’s important to understand that these people have worked tirelessly their entire lives to reach the point at […]

Book Review: “The Gun Also Rises: An Aaron Tucker Mystery” by Jeffrey Cohen

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:43:19 +0000

While billed as book four of the Aaron Tucker Mystery Series, the short story titled, The Gun Also Rises, is also a prequel to the series. For readers familiar with the books, this ten thousand word short story is an explanation of how things got started with characters we already know and love. For those […]

Wrestlemania 33 Review

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:43:34 +0000

It is considered the biggest and most anticipated show in the WWE. This year, Wrestlemania 33 emanated from the Citrus Bowl, in Orlando, Florida, in front of over 75,000 fans. The event was filled with hard-hitting action, championships changing hands, and a surprise return that nobody saw coming. After the New Day (who were the […]

Amazon Music Offer

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:12:25 +0000

I love music and I love free stuff! I just found out that Amazon are running a deal on their Amazon Music product. The pricing is as follows: * Non-prime members – $9.99 per month; month to month * Prime Members – $7.99/month * Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap owners – $3.99/month * Family Plan […]

5 Tips For Getting a Sound Sleep With Your Partner

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:04:32 +0000

By: Jason Paul No matter how well two people get along, it’s difficult to share a bed with another person. This is true for many reasons, such as different sleeping habits, snoring, different needs as far as mattress firmness and other factors. Some reasons are medical in nature, like sleep apnea or an REM disorder. […]

Coming Soon: The Clinton Addiction To Power – By Fred Lucas

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:37:50 +0000

How Talk Radio Opened The Window To Corruption In One Of The Most Powerful Political Families I am apolitical, it doesn’t seem to who is in power. Government keeps getting bigger and the man in the street keeps paying  Fred Lucas has just published The Clinton Addiction To Power. To quote from Amazon: The subject […]

Book Review: “Escape Clause: A Virgil Flowers Novel” by John Sandford

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:21:26 +0000

It is late summer in Minnesota and just shortly after the events in Extreme Prey. Virgil well knows what went on with his old boss Lucas Davenport, so he isn’t surprised when those in charge of  the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are very concerned about the Minnesota State Fair that starts in the next few […]

History Publishing Company Turns to D-Day- Omaha Beach and World War II

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:33:25 +0000

I have been a fan of History Publishing Company since it began, over 10 years ago. The name alone gives the game away, they do history, but it is history with a twist! They don’t publish scholarly works about ancient Rome. They publish ‘living history’.  Books written by people that were there, or relatives and […]

Talking Craft with Mystery Author Philip Cioffari

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:11:53 +0000

Philip Cioffari is the author of the novels: DARK ROAD, DEAD END; JESUSVILLE;  CATHOLIC BOYS; and the short story collection, A HISTORY OF THINGS LOST OR BROKEN, which won the Tartt Fiction Prize, and the D. H. Lawrence award for fiction. His short stories have been published widely in commercial and literary magazines and anthologies, […]

Benefits of Professional Essay Writing Services

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:12:07 +0000

Benefits of Professional Essay Writing Services There are lots of benefits associated with professional writing services, and it’s important that you know what some of them are. The fact is that writing an essay can be extremely difficult and time-consuming, which is why you should take time to look into these services right away. Save […]

These Real-Life Stories Will Show You the Importance of Door Security

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:27:53 +0000

If you are like most people, when you think of burglars, you think that it “won’t happen to me.” But, it very well could happen to you, because it happens each and every day across the country. I have taken some time to gather some recent real-life stories that will not only show you that […]

An Interview with Author Liza Treviño

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:07:13 +0000

Liza Treviño hails from Texas, spending many of her formative years on the I-35 corridor of San Antonio, Austin and Dallas.  In pursuit of adventure and a Ph.D., Liza moved to Los Angeles where she compiled a collection of short-term, low-level Hollywood jobs like script girl, producer assistant and production assistant.  Her time as a […]

Hey Kids, the Internet is FOS

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:00:58 +0000

The internet is a beautiful place. It is the way we communicate, the way we create, and the biggest business platform that has ever been generated. However, it is also a hazard, as anyone can put anything on it, and it’s extremely difficult to tell fact from fiction…especially if you are a kid. A Stanford […]

A Discussion About Legerdemain

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:16:33 +0000

No this is not an article about sleight of hand and card tricks. The Legerdemain in this case is a book written by James ‘Jim’ Heaphey. Morocco is not the first country that springs to mind when you mention the ‘Cold War’. Most people think of fabulous food cooked in a tagine. Morocco in fact […]

Researchers Say Office of Personnel Management Hack Leads to Ransomware

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:29 +0000

In June, 2015, it was revealed by an anonymous source that the Office of Personnel Management was hacked. This office, which administers civil service, is believed to have been the target of the Chinese government. This is one of the largest hacks in history involving a federal organization. Slowly, the motivation behind the hacking is […]

Meet Mystery Author Harley Mazuk

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:26:47 +0000

Harley Mazuk was born in Cleveland, and majored in English literature at Hiram College in Ohio, and Elphinstone College, Bombay U. Harley worked as a record salesman (vinyl) and later toiled for the U.S. Government in computer programming and in communications, where he honed his writing style as an editor and content provider for official […]

Online Colleges About to Become the “Norm”

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:16:18 +0000

If you take a minute and look back about ten years, would you be able to name one college that was available for you as an online-only school?  The odds are pretty good that you would not be able to name more than one and that one school is on your mind because of the […]

How to Digitally Secure The Remote Teleworker

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:52:17 +0000

If you employ remote workers, your IT staff has a unique challenge keeping your organization safe. Fortunately, using a combination of best practices for cybersecurity, user awareness campaigns, and a strong policy will help to keep data safe. New advances in mobile technology and networking have given remote workforces a boost, and while policies for […]

The FBI Most Wanted List

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:33:43 +0000

This gang is devious. It is headed up by Mrs Boris We do not think that Mrs Boris is her real name, and NSA wire taps suggest that she might also go under the alias of Patches. The ‘Dog Father’ Mr Boris went missing on or around Christmas. While the FBI are not willing to […]

Interview with Barb Caffrey, Author of ‘Changing Faces’

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:18:48 +0000

Barb Caffrey is a writer, musician, editor, and composer from the Upper Midwest who holds a BA in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a Master’s in Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She’s the author of An Elfy on the Loose and A Little Elfy in Big Trouble (two YA urban fantasy/romances), and […]

St Patricks Day – A Conversation With Tokyo Rosenthal

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:48:22 +0000

I am sure that everyone is fed up with my St Pats posts, here and here. Lets face it, you can only have so much fun with cabbage! Musician Tokyo Rosenthal had a hit with his song St Patricks Day. I reached out and asked him to tell me the back story. But first listen […]

Vegetable Carnage Part 2

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:45:21 +0000

I doubt that most people took my first article seriously. You can find it here. Who the hell throws vegetables at a parade? Actually it was far more serious than I thought. It took both Jan and I to empty the trunk. Heavy does not describe the weight of these bags. Yes there are a […]

Vegetable Carnage – AKA the Slidell St Patricks Day Parade

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:57:32 +0000

In my time I have been to several parades, they are well orchestrated events with elaborately decorated floats, marching bands and  local clubs. One of the biggest parades is the Calgary Stampede Parade. It is very much a celebration of the old frontier starring over 1000 horses and a fleet of street cleaning trucks (to […]

Interview with Jim Nesbitt, Author of ‘The Right Wrong Number’

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:47:20 +0000

For more than 30 years, Jim Nesbitt roved the American Outback as a correspondent for newspapers and wire services in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. He chased hurricanes, earthquakes, plane wrecks, presidential candidates, wildfires, rodeo cowboys, ranchers, miners, loggers, farmers, migrant field hands, doctors, neo-Nazis and nuns with an […]

Can a Blog Help Your Sales and Your PR?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:22:15 +0000

What is the average return of investment of PR? Well, the answer that you receive will depend on the person that you ask. For example, if you were to ask a Vice President in charge of sales or a sales manager, the answer will most likely differ than if you were to ask the Vice […]

Woman Chained Like a Dog, Man Killed

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:16:56 +0000

Back in August, 2016, Kala Brown and Charles Carver arrived to a 100-acre property in South Carolina for a cleaning job. Charles Carver never made it off the property, and Kala Brown spent more than two months in a metal shipping container, allegedly held captive by Todd Christopher Kohlhepp. In November of 2016, detectives were […]

From NXT to Wrestlemania: Superstars return home

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:59:31 +0000

It is only a few short weeks away. The one night of the year pro wrestling fans look forward to – Wrestlemania. This year’s spectacle takes place at the Florida Citrus Bowl, in Orlando, Florida. It occurs on April 2, 2017 and is the 33rd edition of this top notch event. NXT, the WWE’s developmental […]

Book Review: A Turtle Roars In Texas: An Al Quinn Novel (Book 2) by Russ Hall

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:02:40 +0000

Detective Wayon Gallard has only been a detective for a month so the deceased woman hanging like a scarecrow at the Three Sisters Organic Farm might be a bigger case than he is ready to handle. Though he has been with the department for eleven years, Gallard has been a detective barely a month. Not […]

Book Review: “We’ve Been Trumped” Editor Andrew MacRae

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:22:43 +0000

Published in September 2016 by Darkhouse Books, We’ve Been Trumped is an anthology of short stories speculating about life after Trump became President. Some stories are set during the president’s first term while others are set far into the future. In either case, most of stories make heavy use of the candidate’s rhetoric during the […]

Publishing is Dead! Long live Publishing!

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:24:00 +0000

I love books, I am pretty sure that I learned to read before I learned to walk! For the past decade or so my interest in books has moved on from being the recreational reader of books on the best seller list. Books are like drugs, addictive! The veritable New York Times publishes the top […]

History Publishing Company Challenges Self Publishing Industry

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:52:30 +0000

Publisher Invites Authors to Avoid “Embarrassment” of Self Publishing This is an opportunity for authors to find a traditional publisher without going through the embarrassment of self-publishing and then finding it necessary to pay out one thousand or more dollars,’” — Don Bracken PALISADES, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2017 / — History Publishing […]