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Keys to Life

I am extremely honored to make a guest appearance on the blog of James North with my recollection of a key moment of my life. This is the first time this story has been told publicly. I certainly hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. http://jamesnorththrillers.com/keys-to-life-by-earl-chinnici About James North James North is the author of the Vanguard series political/spy thriller novels “Deep Deception” and “The Last Chameleon.” He is a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer and consultant to the U.S. Government, political analyst, and also (more…)

Cool Kids

Have you ever had to be somewhere and felt you didn’t belong there, believed you were the odd one—the misfit? I suspect most people feel this way at least once. Perhaps it was in junior high as it was for me or maybe, for you, it was some other time or place. A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting an inspiring young woman from Portugal. She’s extremely talented, kind, beautiful, and has a sensational voice. Her name is Cat Rox and I absolutely love her rendition of (more…)

Four Years Without Nicotine Addiction

On July 2, 2011, at 7:09 in the morning, I quit intentionally ingesting nicotine on a daily basis. I express my achievement in this manner, because it seems likely that some vegetables contain relatively small amounts of nicotine. Maybe this knowledge can help others who are attempting to overcome nicotine addiction. Since I had only consumed a minimal amount of nicotine on each of my last four days using it, the sparse cravings I experienced during this day were very weak. Excitement began to set in as I realized I (more…)

Beyond “Still Alice”: 5 Books on Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

What do you know about Alzheimer’s? Anything? What should you know about Alzheimer’s? Something. This is not just our parents’ disease. It’s a problem that has far-reaching complications, not only wreaking havoc in the life of the one afflicted, but in the lives of all those surrounding him or her: spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, friends, caregivers, and the greater community. Its impact is exponential: For each one of the 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are another 5.3 million (at the very least) affected. (Alz.org) These people are our (more…)

Maybe Featured On bookSCREAM!

It has been an exciting day. I woke this morning to find “Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You” featured in the bookSCREAM newsletter and on the front page of the bookSCREAM website! It was in regards to a current 99 cent promotion. I have included a screenshot below. It is a smaller version of the ad; the newsletter looks even better. I am still choked up about it. Thanks again, bookSCREAM!   (more…)

The Energy Of Love

“The Energy Of Love” by Paul Brewster Michael climbed the stairs to his grandfather’s bedroom. He opened the door and went in. His grandfather, now eighty-seven, was propped up on two pillows reading a book. Michael, who was seven, and the youngest of five children, went and stood beside his grandfather’s bed. His grandfather looked up from his book at Michael, and said, “Hello Michael. You’ve finished your dinner have you?” “Yes grandpapa, I have. What are you reading?” “This?” asked Michael’s grandfather, as he waved the book in front (more…)