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#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 […]

Praying For The Long, Long, Long Autumn Of Life

When I climb new mountains, it’s an enjoyable contest with rocks, gravity, altitude, path finding and the elements. New sights, new challenges, some fears … new things to think through, be careful of, revel in, be awed by. Total absorption in each moment. But when I get home to Sonoma, I turn to the Mayacamas […]

Deadly MacBook Chargers Left Out Of Apple Buyback

Apple has offered a buy-back for third-party iPhone, iPad and iPod chargers after, according to the LA Times, “a young woman in China died after using her iPhone while it was plugged in and charging through a third-party USB adapter.” But, the even-more-lethal counterfeit MacBook chargers are not part of the program. (Scroll down to […]

Die By Wire’s AirBus GPS Hacking: It’s Real, Bro’

I’ve taken more than a few licks from skeptical readers who dispute the possibility of aircraft GPS hacking that plays a key role in my thriller, Die By Wire. It doesn’t particularly matter to those folks that I research the living hell out of what I put into my thrillers. Whether it’s the science, the […]