• REVIEW: D-Day at Tarawa (Decision Games)

    by  • March 23, 2017 • 0 Comments

    The Battle of Tarawa was fought in late November, 1943. The U.S. Marines stormed ashore, facing for the first time a determined Japanese defense on the beaches. Guadalcanal, fought a year earlier, had been a nightmare, but getting shore there had been a cakewalk.  In the first 76 hours of the battle, U.S. casualties...

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    The Revolution Starts Here

    by  • September 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

    This technology… perhaps more than any other… is the beginning of a revolution. Not just in technology, but it’s bound to be a political minefield in the decades to come as national governments and big business seek to severely regulate the use of 3d printers. Yes, they can be used to make dangerous things....

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    44 to Make You Laugh: The Masters of Stand-Up

    by  • June 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    I devour Sirius/XM’s comedy channel lineup when I’m in the car. Raw Dog, Blue Collar, Laugh USA, Jamie Foxx and the new Comedy Central Channel: Always a laugh somewhere, although you have to look for them while dodging ads for herbal penis-power products. Maybe that says something about the type of listener advertisers think...

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    Angel of Death: A Noir Short Story

    by  • June 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    There was something dangerous in the air tonight. It might have been the lingering thunderclouds, or the ugly rain they sputtered. It could have been that bottle of bourbon, as yet unopened on the corner of my desk. But, most likely, it was the redhead in a dark blue dress. She was soaked from...

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    Review: What It is Like to Go to War

    by  • June 8, 2013 • 2 Comments

    What It is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes My rating: 5 of 5 stars I want you to know that this is one of the most important books of our time. I want you to read this book. If you know a combat veteran, you owe it to them to read...

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    Do You Know What Is and Isn’t Covered?

    by  • June 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A survey released in May by InsuranceQuotes.com shows that many Americans are not fully aware of what their homeowner insurance covers or doesn’t cover. It shows, for example, that about half of those surveyed did not know their insurance policy would not cover damage caused by an earthquake. “Many consumers are purchasing insurance without...

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    Advocate 003

    by  • May 31, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Chapter 3: The Object I am. There is a moment, perhaps for all of us, when we become aware of ourselves. Perhaps it is like seeing our reflection in a mirror. Perhaps not. Given the variables, it is possibly different for everyone. But for me, it is nothing more than awareness where...

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    The Key to Beautiful Carpets

    by  • May 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Beautiful carpeting or flooring is the foundation to every room in your home.  When you’re trying to sell a home, you need to make sure that your carpeting is attractive. If you have particularly worn and dirty carpet, you may need to replace it. And at the very least, you’ll need to make sure...

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    Troubleshooting Your Air Conditioner

    by  • May 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    It’s coming. You can feel it in the air. Summer. And with it, heat.  Last year, heat waves made things uncomfortable for many people and downright miserable for some air conditioning systems.  This year, we can probably look forward to the same sort of conditions, so it’s a good time to be thinking about...

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    Advocate 002

    by  • May 23, 2013 • 2 Comments

    Chapter 2: For Every Action The airlock door slammed shut. Silently, now that the atmosphere of the small corridor had escaped. Eddie stared at the hatch, stunned. His mind was fighting to reject what he’d just seen. The command module was gone. Timmons, Kowslowski and Alexei. Gone. Alexei, at least, had been suited...

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    Your Home Really Could Be A Castle

    by  • May 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The idea of living in a castle might sound medieval to most people. But for those with a zest for adventure and extravagance, your next home might just be a castle. And you don’t have to move to Europe to find an available castle, either. There are American castles, and some of them are...

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    Advocate 001

    by  • May 16, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Chapter 1: Greet the Stars Too much noise, thought Eddie Vogel as he worked to reconnect broken data relays in the tunnel leading from the command module to the habitat module.  There were at least three alarms buzzing and blaring, warning of fire, pressure loss and atmospheric poisons.  Someone was screaming in the command...

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