I am an author, blogger and an un-apologetically patriotic American. I enjoy martial arts, shooting sports and writing. I currently live in Cary, NC with my German Shepherd named Sophie.

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How to Survive a Black Bear Attack!

What do you do when you encounter a black bear in the wild? First, it is important to know your bears! Black Bears are different from Grizzly Bears, which are different from Kodiak Bears, which are different from Polar Bears. These differences are more than color and size. Different bears have different mannerisms and habits.…

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Adirondack Bear Tale #11: Sophie and the Three Bears

A nice day for a walk It was such a beautiful day. Therefore, I decided to take Sophie for a good long walk. We walked down the path from the camp and turned left on the dirt road called Burketown Road.  Our camp was near the end of this road which circled around to the…

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Book Review: Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter

Welcome to Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter by Author Kent Wayne! Author Kent Wayne does a good job with this first book in his Echo series titled  Echo 1: Approaching Shatter. His writing style is lively and at times humorous. The characters are well developed, and it is truly a compelling story. His book is an…

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Adirondack Bear Tale #10: The Bear Trap

Family Traditions Family reunions and joint camping trips to Golden Beach Campground on Raquette Lake were a big tradition for our entire family. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins getting together in adjoining campsites for a week or  two. These are some of my fondest memories growing up. One such particular camping trip also involved a…

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Another 5 Star Review for Serpents Underfoot!

Thank you, DeeDee, for the awesome 5 star review! Serpents Underfoot just received another outstanding 5 Star review on Amazon.com. Thank you, DeeDee, for the wonderful review. It really means a great deal! Outstanding! A Definite Must Read for Lovers of History, Action and All Military Folk … Past & Present I loved this book…

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Etchings in Stone, Moving Beyond Belief …

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also referred to as The Wall, in Washington DC, is a late but wonderful first step in welcoming home Vietnam Veterans. Etchings in Stone is an unbelievably moving play written by Ron Harris about The Wall from a very unique perspective. Ron Harris, Playwright and Vietnam Veteran I met Ron Harris,…

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Douglas Joe Guy: An Author Interview

Author Douglas Joe Guy Author, Douglas Joe Guy, has an extremely interesting background.  Joe is an Italian-American from the small town of LaFollette, nestled in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. Joe is a military veteran with over twenty years in the U.S. Navy.  Thirteen of these years in the Navy were spent at sea.…

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Patience: A Lesson Learned From Self-Publishing

Do you have the patience to self-publish? Self-publishing is a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to become a published author to get their work into the hands of readers. But, understand! Just because you publish a book does not mean it will fly off the shelf at Amazon.com! Self-publishing is not easy. It takes…

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Cold War Book Review: The Last Saturday of October

I grew up during the cold war era, so I looked forward to reading this book. I am just a bit too young to actually remember the Cuban Missile Crisis.  After all, I was two-years-old at the time. However, the story was pretty well-known and often a topic of conversation by people around me during…