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Mississippi Memories and the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson

The opening yesterday of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum dredged up some memories, both old and new. And that led me to dig up the following article written after I graduated from Cornell back when when I was sure I would never live in Mississippi again. March Against Fear Key among those memories were […]

Mississippi: Remove The Confederate Flag From Your State Flag!

I am the great-great-great-grandson of U.S. Senator J. Z. George, a Confederate brigadier general, chief justice of the state supreme court and one of the chief architects of the Mississippi Constitution of 1890. That constitution which is still the governing document of the state, codified all of the elements of Jim Crow segregation, most notably […]

Among Maya Angelou’s Last Words: Praise For An Overlooked Freedom Summer Book

Among Maya Angelou’s last published writings is a tribute to a new, but mostly overlooked, book that sheds valuable context on Mississippi’s Freedom Summer – on its 50th commemoration. “The murders of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner rocked me to the core of my very being,” wrote Angelou in the foreward to My […]

#BringBackOur Girls – Outrage Tunnel Vision?

Outrage is a fickle thing. Yes, the kidnapping of an entire girl’s school is outrageous and wrong. Selling these young girls as brides is nothing less than than pimping for pedophilia. But long before #BringBackOurGirls made outrage all the current rage, millions of girls — many of them just 11 or 12 years old — […]

9-Year-Old Child Brides: Headed For OK In Iraq

Child brides are the worst of abuse all rolled into one beastly, immoral package: pedophilia, child abuse, slavery and the dehumanization of women. And now this disgusting and unholy practice is heading for legal approval in Iraq in the name of religion. According to Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education: “It is […]

My Thriller Predictions – Future Realities Or Channeling Insanity?

The similarities between my 2011 thriller, Die By Wire, and the mystery of Malaysia Airlines 370 is just the latest book of mine where my fictional wanderings end up having future factual realities.(Malaysia Flight 370 – Maybe The Mystery IS The Terror). This has happened with six of my books. Please understand that I am […]

Malaysia Flight 370 – Maybe The Mystery IS The Terror

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is, so far, uncomfortably, uncannily close to the plot of my thriller, Die By Wire. But a lot of comments have been made about the absence of terrorist “chatter” and claims of responsibility. But maybe that’s the point. Maybe the mystery IS the terror. That was the point […]

Malaysia Flight 370: Here’s How Hacker/Hijackers Can Do It

I’ve been writing about the factual and technological facts that support this possibility since 2011. Below are a number of my posts based on the intensive research that I did for my book, Die By Wire. Read on to see how hackers could cause the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As you read, remember […]

The Heartbreak And Uncertain Reality Of “Brain Dead”

The heartbreak associated with “brain dead” plays out quietly in most cases. But when it periodically plays out in public (“A Brain Is Dead, a Heart Beats On” — NY Times), the tragedy grips us with all the uncertainty and fear of death itself. The drama peaks in our hearts when we remind ourselves that […]

My Brush With Old Nazis, Looted Art And Daughter of God

Today’s headlines about the trove of priceless artworks looted by the Nazi’s in WWII brought back a lot of memories (Lost Nazi art: Unknown Chagall among paintings in Munich flat.) Back in the early 1980s, I stood outside that apartment building in Munich while on my research quest for the facts and history I ultimately […]