Yearly Archives: 2013

Volgograd Thoughts

The events of the past few days in Volgograd Russia prompt me to think about the parallels to my fictional story in The Chechen’s Revenge. Though no group seems to have yet claimed responsibility news reports are recognizing a possible

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Madiba: From Accused Terrorist to Master of Reconciliation

Today, December 8, 2013, in South Africa, is a day of prayer to continue the celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela, first black President of that nation. It is remarkable that I am able to make such a statement

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Fifty Years on From JFK

Fifty Years on From JFK.

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November 11: A Day To Remember Those who Died For Us

In my home country, Canada, November 11 is Remembrance Day. Here in the US where I live it is Veterans Day. By whichever name you call it, I hope you’ll take some time to think about the sacrifice that men

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The Importance of Weather

In The Chechen’s Revenge the weather plays a role in the search for Marek Kafirov. In one scene Sean-Guy and Everet are aided by a light snowfall that allows them to understand that a vehicle recently left the abandoned kitchen

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Inside the Mind of a Terrorist

When I began to write The Chechen’s Revenge, I needed to figure out what went on in the mind of a terrorist. Questions arose such as: Why do they make the decision to become a terrorist? How do they become

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Birth and Death

Hello Friends: Yup, I know its been nine days since the last time I wrote anything here. Have to confess I’ve been a bit distracted. My first grandchild, Cadence Mae Stotyn was born at 12:13 AM on October 17th. That

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Pere Rene: Warrior Priest

Pere (Father) Rene Girau, is portrayed in The Chechen’s Revenge, as a retired Major, a Chaplain in the PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) with a PhD in Psychology. More than that he self-describes as a warrior priest, because of

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Romance and Coupon Deadline Approaching

Hell friends: Just a short note off the top of this post to remind you the discount coupon at for the purchase of The Chechen’s Revenge has only a few more days to go. It expires on October 15,

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Government vs Deadlines in a Fictional World

Hello Friends Well here we are on the eve, more or less, of a government shutdown. If all goes south who do we blame? What actually gets shut down and who suffers? I’m not going to use this pulpit to

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