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The story of an author’s powerful Faulknerian family told through the lens of a thriller about why good people do bad things.

This is a very personal book for me. When I set out to write a thriller about what makes good people do bad things, realized that I had to look no farther for examples than my own family. While the immune system of my Faulknerian ancestry had rejected me over my support for civil rights, […]

Brash Books Has Bought Most of My Backlist

Brash books has bought most of my thriller backlist! This box from Brash Books was the first tranche: my Tesla Bequest, and The Delphi Betrayal — an awesome Sunday delivery, October 30, 2033! Yeah, I am way behind on posting this. That’s because, just about the time Brash’s finished books were ready, I got an […]

I’ve Sold My Digital Wine Business Publications

After 14 years of founding Wine Industry Insight ( and running its News Fetch newsletter, I recently sold them to another passionate wine industry professional, Kevin Merritt. Not only is Kevin a wine lover and an experienced operator of tech companies, but he’s also a winemaker. Editor Becca Yeamans continues to curate the Daily News […]

Chat GPT-4 May Be An AI Genius, But Gets All Hot & Bothered By A Mainstream Thriller

For some time now, I have been haunted by a book I have never finished: The Nassau Directives I started it in the mid-1980s, but then got pulled in to helping launch two tech startups in Silicon Valley. When I moved to Sonoma in 1989, I picked up the book again. Then I got sidetracked […]

KSVY Interview Links

This is a quick set of follow-up links from my interview with Marcia Macomber at KSVY on Dcember 5, 2022 Playing Whack-A-Mole With Plastics And Your Health Center for Research On Environmental Chemicals In Humans Stealth Syndromes Human Study The published study

Hellhound: Dedicated To My African American Cousins & To Mississippi Social Justice Advocates

Dedication From The Book For the enormous contributions they have made – and are continuing to make for social justice and education, Hellhound is dedicated to The Mississippi Center for Justice (web link), and the Sunflower County Freedom Project (web link). Also, to my African-American cousins at the George Family Facebook Group who diligently search […]

End Paper #1: Why Did I Write Hellhound?

Hellhound is the result of a long and widely scattered set of my seemingly random life decisions whose order and direction seem inevitable only when taken as a whole. In short, I believe I have been led to this point in my life for specific, solid reasons. Many of those are described below and are […]

Hellhound: Multi-generational saga of racial injustice & redemption wrapped around a true-science thriller

The Core A multi-generational saga of racial injustice and redemption wrapped in a partly autobiographical action thriller that delves into the personal choices that lead to good and evil. Now at Amazon Kindle Unlimited and in paperback. The thriller wrapped around the core UCLA neurosurgeon Brad Stone believes he had long ago escaped his Faulknerian […]

The Times They Were A-Changin’ — book review

The Times They Were a-Changin’: 1964, the Year the Sixties Arrived and the Battle Lines of Today Were Drawn by Robert S McElvaine Hardcover $28.99 – ISBN13: 9781950994106   My long-time friend Bob McElvaine has crafted a highly original and deeply insightful analysis of events from 1964 and their direct connections to the present day’s […]

Nuclear Radiation Hazards of Burning Coal? (Yep!)

This is an article I wrote shortly after leaving my Washington D.C investigative reporting career  and started teaching journalism at UCLA. Ironically, this could be a worse hazard to public health than climate change. Yet, it has been ignored. Read the entire article at this link (pdf): NuclearCoal-Perdue