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Tchaikovsky Protests – 10

March 14, 2022

Oh surely you realize that a man of my sensibilities and intimate tastes could never support a beast like Vladimir Putin and his henchmen, and I’m in accord with sanctions against oligarchical money as well as Russian gas and oil and even ethnic restaurants and bars in other lands. Starve the tyrant’s war machine and…

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Klitschko to Russia – 9

March 13, 2022

(Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko addressed the Russian people in a YouTube video posted on March 11, 2022. Highlights and minor additions follow below.) I’ll tell you in Russian that your unprovoked attack on my country is barbarism based on absolute propaganda and nonsense. You’re arrogant to tell us we’re not a nation and spread…

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Chemical Weapons – 8

March 12, 2022

All the time I hear Western reports that I’m tense and not as sharp or in control as I used to be. I guarantee that’s fake news. I’m a physical and mental fortress who’s always understood how to defeat enemies. Twenty years ago Chechen rebels used chemical weapons against us and I ordered our forces…

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What Does the Media Really Want in Ukraine? – 7

March 10, 2022

Unless you’re spending hours a day scouring the internet in search of critical news from Ukraine, you probably missed President Volodymyr Zelensky’s essential compromise that his nation is now willing to forgo membership in NATO. That should have been the lead story on all platforms around the world. Instead, we heard Zelensky evoke Churchill by…

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Going Home – 6

March 9, 2022

I wasn’t planning to join the army but don’t sweat it when they draft me since I’m an unemployed nineteen year old guy looking for something in life. During basic training the drill instructors scream all the time and make us do a lot of extra marches and exercises but when that ends they tell…

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Zelensky Duels Putin – 5

March 7, 2022

In a sealed room somewhere bombs can’t be heard, Vladimir Putin, standing by his chair, points to a table long as a bowling lane, and says, “Please sit down.” Volodymyr Zelensky stations himself at one end and Putin the other. “Welcome, President Zelensky. I trust you had a comfortable trip. As you know, I guaranteed…

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Winter War – 4

February 28, 2022

In memory of our Finnish soldiers’ brave and skillful resistance against Russian invaders in late 1939, I am delighted, as a current media member in our Defence Ministry, to post this notice on our official website: “On the proposal of the Government, the President of the Republic decided today that Finland will deliver two thousand…

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Putin Broods – 3

February 28, 2022

I can’t sleep. I’m surrounded by nuclear-armed terrorists trying to enlist even more enemies. Of course I’m tense. You would be too. And I’m sick of impudent aides telling me I look tired. They don’t look so good either. I really don’t think I look that bad. I still exercise and have fine medical care…

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Conference Call – 2

February 27, 2022

A deferential aide approaches Vladimir Putin and, after being summoned closer, bends to whisper in his ear. “Tell him I’m quite busy,” he says, but a few seconds later he stands. “Okay, I’ll take the call in private. Excuse me, gentlemen.” Putin walks to a nearby room, closes the double doors, and picks up the…

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Putin Invades Ukraine – 1

February 24, 2022

Yes, I am a patriot. I love my country, what remains of it after the tragic dissolution of the Soviet Union, and as the democratic president for life of Russia I’m obligated to preserve our Motherland and, frankly, liberate as much lost territory as possible. If I act with less foresight, hordes from the West…

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First Review of “Where Will We Sleep?” – 5 Stars on Amazon

November 25, 2021

Amazon Reviewer Melanie S. Brown 8-23-21 A view into the lives of homeless folks from USA, Mexico, Spain and other places around the world. Everyone’s story is unique and tragic. Many struggle with alcohol or drug addiction but not all. There are many programs and shelters offering help, but there’s no one way to “fix”…

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Review of “Hitler Here” from the Czech Republic

October 21, 2021

In 2006 I sold my biographical novel Hitler Here to the publisher Mlada Fronta in the Czech Republic. I hadn’t heard from them in a long time so I Googled the Czech book title – Tady Hitler – and was delighted to see the following 5 Star review by Denisa Siomickova from October 2020. Very…

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