Edward E. Rochon

Biography

At 63 years of age, making a go at writing still appeals to me, though going on my third year in eBooks with $27 in receipts dims the appeal. But then, I write for my health and the health of the world. Often the cure rivals the disease in grief and aches. My writing career started at twelve when I attempted to write a sequel to Huckleberry Finn but never finished it. My writings have included poetry, plays, a novel, non-fiction and writing newsletters for here and there. Apart from newsletters, nothing has been published in print. I bought an audio recording of one of my poems but threw it away in disgust due to an inappropriate reading by the narrator. 'Contra Pantheism...' was my first eBook. Several dozen eBook essays have been published since along with a few books of verse, and collected into five volumes of collected essays and one volume of collected poems. A few other types of literature are on my list of published works. My essays deal with fundamental questions of philosophy as well as natural philosophy (science.) On the whole, my works are as far above the writings of Plato and Aristotle as the material power of the United States is over that of Ancient Greece. I once asked myself if I had ever written anything memorable, but couldn't remember exactly what I had written. I started to check my manuscripts but stopped as it seemed the answer to the question was obvious. Gore Vidal mentioned in one of his memoirs that writers tend to forget what they write and are a bad source to ask about their works. Gore knew a lot of writers. I have not and may have been a bit hard on myself. Apart from self-improvement and maybe making a few bucks, my main goal is to bring about a golden age for mankind. Being a man, this sounds appealing. It is pointless to desist and all small measures are worth the effort. Albert Camus thought suicide the only serious philosophical question. He was a fool and died young. Suicide is a waste of time. The most important functional question is: How do I get what I want? The one question that trumps this is the ultimate question of intent: What should I want? As Goethe pointed out: Be careful what you wish for in your youth, you might get it in middle age.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Hermann Hesse has a musical quality to his writings in German. Surprisingly, anglophone translators do a pretty good job translating Hesse (English speakers are notoriously bad translators. Great anglophone authors are generally not scholars. Samuel Beckett is a notable exception, but then 'Waiting for Godot' could have been written by any semi-literate.) George Eliot had a fluid style. Blake, Tennyson, T. S. Eliot, Yeats, Robert Frost, Coleridge, Poe and Matthew Arnold wrote some poems I like.
Pourquoi les traductions françaises?
Pour le lecteur français: je commence à écrire un peu en français. Faux amis, des erreurs de traduction de Google, et les idiomes sont toujours un problème. Je passai six mois traduisant une pièce de théâtre une fois. Maintenant, je suis impatient et tout simplement devine. Je vais voir comment ça se passe, et je pourrais corriger plus tard. Comme pour la ponctuation? Parlez-en à Google.
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Books

Peace in S. Carolina
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Essay » Political
S. Carolina and the Stars & Bars should be replaced with crossed swords in the form of Khi (X), the Greek letter initial of (Ch)rist in Greek. We note the broken cross motifs in secret societies and the need to counter this plot. Support local government by ridding it of racist tinges.
Peace in the Pacific (Paix dans le Pacifique)
Price: Free! Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Essay » Political
(En anglais) An essay in English & French proposing territorial swaps to resolve the currents disputes in East Asia. (In French) Un essai en anglais et en français proposant des échanges de territoires pour résoudre les différends courants en Asie de l'Est.
Vaudou économique
You set the price! Words: 4,390. Language: French. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
L'économie classique considérés comme vaudou économique. La loi de Say jugé faux, car la demande est prédicat à ce qui est considéré comme l'offre. Sagesse pas le travail est le facteur critique de la valeur économique. La main invisible lorsqu'elle est vue comme des vertus est attaqué. La richesse relative et absolue sont la base pour la planification macroéconomique financière saine.
La Rue au Vie
You set the price! Words: 3,060. Language: French. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Deux voies de la sagesse comparés. La voyante avec boule de cristal et le soldat qui se entraîne. On essaie de deviner l'avenir; on essaie de voir clairement aujourd'hui. On accumule la connaissance; on élimine l'erreur. Le soldat a la meilleure façon. Le voyant est en concurrence avec Dieu. La boule de cristal peut mentir; mais la vérité est devant nous. Commentaires sur les Georgia Guidestones.
The Road to Life
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
(1.00)
Two paths to wisdom compared. The seer with crystal ball and the soldier who drills. One tries to divine the future; one tries to see clearly what is immediately before him. One accumulates knowledge as a focus; one eliminates error as a focus. The soldier has the better way. The seer competes with God. The crystal ball can lie; but the truth lies before us. Some comments on Georgia Guidestones.
EMF Banding Model
Price: Free! Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Electromagnetism, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Electricity
New model of EMF proposed. Bands of particles in increments produce frequency effect. Atomic particles can move from solid to liquid or gaseous states as regular elements can. Offer ideas on how light acts as particle and produces wave effects. This updates my UFT essay and modifies my wave-vector particle surmise. Goes back to fluid concept for electricity. Offers some experiments to do.
Stealth Buster
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Radar, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
Dealing with stealth warplanes summarized. Very good receivers the ideal for active sensor countermeasures. Good passive sensing detection is the best defense overall with quick integrated collation of data to air defense. How anti-stealth technology good for science,prosperity and health.
Contra Scotia
Price: Free! Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Empiricism
Empiricism & Atheism attacked via Scottish School. Invalidity of empiricism as avenue of philosophy noted. Scientific Method, ordinary and extraordinary, empirical theories, analyzed for flaws. Noah's flood looked at. Origins of coal and oil viewed as non-organic contra Darwinism. Uniformitarianism and Catastrophism viewed in favor of latter. Summary of modern physics with critique.
Prism Lasers
Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Lasers & Photonics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Optics & Light
Monochromators running off huge prisms powered by parabolic solar reflectors to produce a broad spectrum of coherent light. Suggest bundled wavelength fibers for maximum power throughput. Posit light capacitors to store light at night, maybe space based light beamed down at night. Also suggest lighting and some power options. A few digs taken at Nikola Tesla.
Voodoo Economics
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
Classical economics viewed as voodoo economics in its basic tenets. Say's Law deemed untrue, as demand is predicate to what is deemed supply. Wisdom not labor is the critical factor in economic value. Property distribution and the invisible hand when seen as virtues is attacked. Relative and absolute wealth are the basis for sound financial macroeconomic planning.
History & Truth
You set the price! Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
The purpose of studying history seen as a purge of human corruption, of original sin. Study to correct error and move on. Material and immaterial causes of history viewed and described and explained.
Job's Answer
Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Wisdom Literature, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ethics
Job answered by pointing out his ignorance through divine irony. We suffer for our ignorance/folly as well as for our vices. Sometimes we suffer for other people's ignorance and vices, willingly and unwillingly.
Salvation Coinage
You set the price! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Money & monetary policy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
God save the pun from pundissers. A new coinage for America, punny money as a means to national salvation. Description of coins spelled out and impact on national psyche examined for the good of the nation.
Aphorisms
You set the price! Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Aphorisms on sex, marriage, family, vice and virtue, war and life struggles, health and food. Generally favor soldier over priest as model of virtue.
Second Messiah: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Christ will not come till the Man of Isaiah 63 defeats Whore Babylon. Cyrus the Great foreshadowed his appearance. There are two messiahs, one of war, one of peace. As a subplot the Prince of Dan will drive back the four horsemen, unless betrayed by Israel, and reform the house of Israel from within.
Dollar Inflation II: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Money & monetary policy
Amplification on why redenominated (or revalued) currency is better than printing money and changing rates. I touch on supply & demand, the nature of value, what money is, the influence of vice in money management, and the art of finance over scientific presumption. Human demand drives policy to use up or produce supply for prosperity. Numbers on bills do not make economics mathematics.
Dollar Inflation: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Money & monetary policy
Replace printing press monetary expansion with redenominated currency expansion as a more acceptable way of maintaining social stability and financing debt. Social stability increases chances of producing your way out of deficits and poverty.
Tornado Buster: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate
Prevent tornadoes by discharging electric energy into the earth via flying lightning rods. Build heavy lift high torque engine, slow moving planes to do so. Large propellers, big air foil area, extended landing gear and discharge cables.
Suicide Tonight
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
What if modern stand-up comedy resulted in suicide of audience members? Courtroom drama with Jackie Mason, Steve Martin, Amy Poehler & Tina Fey, Dick Cavett, Chelsea Handler, Eddie Murphy, Michael J. Fox, Rodney Dangerfield before the docket.
Woman: A Play Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature
A dissertation of sorts on W. B. Yeats' assertion that Solomon became wise by listening to his many wives, some personal matters of the author, and what comedy and tragedy portend for marriage.
Pneumatic Horse Saddle
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Horse saddle and pneumatic bike shocks combined for a new type of saddle. A basic description of the idea laid out.
Totalitarianism: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Essay » Political
Seven principles that offer impediments to the machinations of totalitarianism are laid out with a description of the seven items and why they offer a bulwark against the threat. It is hoped some good comes from laying out the principles in series for reader inspection. Tyranny is still a constant potential threat.
Golden Age Essays V
You set the price! Words: 41,450. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Essay » Literature
17 new essays in my Golden Age Essays series covering topics from theology, aeronautics, physics, economics, literature, politics and history.
Jubilee Moon
Price: Free! Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Anthropology
Comments on numbers 11, 50, 52 and others. An attempt to reconcile lunar and solar calendars within a cosmic framework of numbers and human nature. Illuminati and religious aspects of time and numbers discussed.
British Israelism: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Essay » Political
British Israelism disputed. Latin nations are the inheritors of Joseph and Israel, rather than Celts and Germans. Comments on Bible, justice and end times, and recapitulation of theories from previous essays.
Green Gold: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Money & monetary policy
Ensure confidence in money through green gold, greenbacks with gold thread sewed into them to the value of the denomination, one dollar of thread to each dollar bill. Offers ways to maintain currency security and prevent destruction of currency for gold content.
Rome, Jews & the West: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture, Essay » Political
Rome, Jews & the West united by apostate practices of Jews. More the: Protocols of the Elders of Samaria than Zion. Shows how Celtic/Teutonic paganism and Rome united with Judaism to subvert Christianity and the millennial age.
Joy of Life in Verse
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A poem about the joy of life and impediments to its acquisition. There is a brief preface with some commentary and explanatory notes.
Drama Free Verse
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments
An attempt at drama free verse, largely failed. Four poems with commentary comprise the work: Harmonica, Sans Harmonica Wonder, Buried Harmonica, and Lilacs.
Compound Interest: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
Compound interest not conducive to economic growth and harmony in society. Proposes banks charge simple interest on loans, and be allowed to invest in entrepreneurial partnerships to supplement profits. This produces absolute wealth, more assets for society rather than redistribution.
Peach Power: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
(4.00)
Color of white race is set straight. It is peach. Racism discussed and critiqued. Peach Power proclaimed as road to world peace. The format is satirical which is supposed to be humorous. This is debatable.
First Sin & Culture: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ethics
A discourse on original sin, its origins, detractors and supporting evidence. Its effect on Germany in the past is noted. Nationalism and original sin go together, so both must go along with Whore Babylon one world nationalism. Man as man before God and the universe!
City of Light: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Emergency Management
Build a three cable communications system into all user sites with a broadcast backup securing cell phones and broadcast media on an emergency basis. Build an Interstate Fiber Optic Highway to secure full employment and prosperity for America. Post-industrial age regeneration after Reagan and Obama's deleterious effects on U.S. power.
Mobile Loran: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
A justification for Mobile Loran (mobile transmitter) for military and crisis operations. A brief survey of the technology, dead reckoning and security features laid out.
Jobmasters: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
Jobmasters match up resources, production capacity and the unemployed to keep society fully employed. I discuss competition and cooperation in economics, and note that organization is more important than labor in productivity, though labor is the spark to light the fire of wealth generation.
Peter Pederast: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and culture
A brief look at Peter Pan from the perspective of veiled pederasty. The title and other terms and nuances suggest pederast plays on words and fantasy.
Truth & Faith: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Faith, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil
Truth and faith discussed in relationship to God's goodness or lack of goodness. What truth is is spelled out. Justification for faith and counter arguments noted. The case of Job studied. How Satan and God interact is discussed.
Guns & Salvation: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution, Essay » Political
Essay suggests attack on gun ownership be parried by expanding the militia to its original notion of a nation in arms to defend itself. Controlled at the local level, no totalitarian draft army of the North Korea kind is intended.
General Advice: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Eight general principles of war from an armchair general. The play on words on general is deliberate.
Evil Orwell: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
George Orwell seen as abettor of totalitarian rule, not its enemy. His character is called into question under analysis of his novel: Nineteen-Eighty-Four.
Biblical Riddles: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
I propose that God does indeed tempt men, contrary to the assertion in The Epistle of James. I surmise that the Last Judgment will never happen due to analysis of scripture. This is the only way to reconcile Jesus not knowing the day and the Father knowing it in contrast, both being God.
Pollution Soup Cook: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Chemistry / Computational & Molecular Modeling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
We make reservoir soups of pollutants that interact to break down or bind pollutants. The water is filled and surrounded with appropriate flora and (perhaps) fauna to suck up toxins into their bodies. All plants and animals will be harvested for burning or storage.
Pentameter Evil
Price: Free! Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
A poem and supplement on the nature of evil and lust, their causation and manifestation in that man of sin of Revelation. King Solomon appears to be the archetype of that man of sin. Some explanatory notes and a silly second poem of frustrated passion is included.
Waterworks: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / Water Supply
The proposal suggests that upstream pumping of excess water runoff can solve water shortages, reduce the need for dams, and balance industrial and ecological concerns. River runoff energy supplies much of the power.
Dirigiplane: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
An airship airplane hybrid design that transforms in flight by deflation/inflation. A target speed of 300 knots (320 for brief periods) and the typical airship cruise speed of 85 knots for maximum velocity is the goal. It is a compromise between speed and lift.
Space as Infinity II: An Essay (Double Space)
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science
Space has two natures, one finite and one infinite. Finite space is the space of matter (mass.) Infinite space is co-existent with this finite space. Infinite space is not subject to analysis by math. Finite space passes through infinity in a sense.
Golden Age Essays IV
You set the price! Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Methodology
The 4th book in my essay collections. These are more strident, political and controversial. The goal is to improve the life of the world. Some opposition should be expected. Lust eats at many hearts. Rather than self-interest, enlightened or not, selfish desire overwhelms them.
Modern Judiciary: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Courts and trial practice, Essay » Legal
An end to improvisation in court. No question or answer allowed before the jury, without prior review by the judge, prosecutor and defense. An end to courtroom shenanigans. If the power of God to the judge, then the omniscience of God to the judge to the extent possible.
Biblical Exegesis & Fraud: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
Modern biblical scholarship condemned as devoid of proof. The epistles of Peter and the work of Isaiah shown to be consistent with likely historical development during the times of authorship. Speculation is not proof. Faith cannot yield to speculation in fairness to faith.
Atheism & Fraud: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 15,230. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
A refutation of Extant Dodo Productions: Top 25 Creationist Fallacies, a puff piece for Darwinism with a strong atheist undercurrent. The video uses clips of creationists: Kent Hovind, Kirk Cameron, Ray Comfort, Michael Behe, John Pendleton, Lee Strobel, and others. The opinions are mine and not those cited in the video. No contact with those criticized was made by the author.
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Smashwords book reviews by Edward E. Rochon

  • WALKING INTO MURDER - Book One of the Laura Morland Mystery series on Nov. 22, 2013
    (no rating)
    This book meets all the criteria of criticisms lodged at the Miss Marple, Jessica (Murder She Wrote), etc. gang of serendipitous (sic) sleuths forever running into dead bodies. Improbability stretches the suspension of disbelief to the breaking point. We all know why Holmes, police detectives and non-consulting private eyes run into dead bodies. Isn't it obvious that Marple, Jessica and Laura are killing these people off (doubtless with accomplices) to satisfy a sort of Munchhausen syndrome where the nurse poisons her patients in order to heal them - in this case to knock them off permanently. Add to the fact that I knew this author in the past and seeing the many points of similarity between Morland and Lambert (some frankly admitted by the author), Lambert is clearly the murderess of all the corpses. It is chilling to realize that you dined with a murderess at some point in the past. Out of fear, I am tempted to give this the full four stars rating, but a sense of duty compels me to part with a mere two stars rating. Lambert should be encouraged to find a more plausible way to run into corpses. Peeking ahead to her other two novels, I suggest she either hook up with Thomas for business or put out a consulting detective shingle for four, five, etc. in the series. At least Thomas' business brings him into danger and potential murderers. TWO STARS: **
  • Rotation of the Suns on June 30, 2014

    Rotations of the Suns Review: I picked the shortest of the author's works (and free.) I am poor and impatient. Her profile notes her inclination to sentiment over thought in verse. If this is the case, meter and beauty of the language is paramount. The verse is deficient in these. Being feel tone imagery and collage, it is vague. Is it lesbian breakup or her artistic inspiration abandoning her? Or was her lover her muse? Maybe she doesn't care. I would like a hint as to which of the 3 messages is published. Lots of astronomy conveys loneliness quite well. The distance of the heavenly bodies with the hint of burning fire of love works well. But the flow of the language lacks beauty so necessary to a feel tone poem. The verse of signing her wrist with blood caught my attention towards the end of the poem. Sounds like suicide attempt in verse. I once slit my wrists without success and that may be the whole of the attraction. In general the 3 key things in most cases with poetry if you want to be read are: short poem, lyrical meter and memorable idiom. The whole book is one poem, too long for a poem lacking good flow. I tend towards the didactic with beauty as a heuristic device. So I am not a target reader for the author. If she plays music or sings, try composing your verse with some catchy background melody. If you did do this, I don't think I liked your music. Does she sing her music on YouTube? Maybe trying it would help her write better, the embarrassment.
  • Slip Slop Slap on July 26, 2014

    Nice poem! I'm 62 but I liked it too. You might consider editing: Be sure those seagull aren’t to near. They’ll snatch the food their hungry too! Maybe "those seagulls aren't too near."; "They'll snatch the food; they're hungry too!" I hope you are not one of those poets that resents editing advice. Anyway, the meaning is clear enough and the edits no big deal. English orthography sucks, but there is the kids to think of.
  • High Tech on a Stick; or, Luddite with WiFi on Aug. 30, 2014

    I have been thinking of moving out to the sticks to extend my semi-retirement income more cheaply. I actually walked around the high desert once myself. I also saw Sam Shepard's 'True West' on stage, a former Mojave boy. Sand Dancer's review below is something to think about for the future, who gave you a one star review. //////On a personal note: I write since you are the first to review my work 'American Theodicy...'. I wanted to respond but you have no comment option on your website. The law of physics you talk about are largely delusion. Cause and effect does not exist as a natural phenomena. We see relationships repeated and make assumptions. Most modern physics is pseudo-scientific crap. A transcendent God revealed to you will do nothing for you but leave you in ignorance or blow your mind away. We're too stupid too take in divine wisdom and power. So we take it in bits and pieces. Nature is filled with evidence of God. Justice is an important matter to unravel. But thanks for your review. Have you looked at my book on the 'The JU Engine'? If you tinker, you might be able to see if it works, and then sneer at me for conceiving it if it doesn't. It has 100% sample.
  • Dreams of the Last Days: Where are all the Stars? on Feb. 09, 2015

    Air Force plus Bible student equals dream scenario, space craft and Bible prediction. I have always found that any dream can be interpreted with diametrically opposite meanings, so I gave up studying my own dreams. A common opinion of the ancient Hebrew scholars was that dreams are so much nonsense or wish fulfillment. Let's say if the last days come and get over with, we will be happy, assuming not sent to hell. The exception is dreams sent by God. If God will not give you the interpretation, you might as well consign it to the devil. Lots of people are calling 2015 a bad year. Lots of people have been calling every year a bad year since bad dreams started. I have no answer for your dream. Pray for an interpretation or drop it.
  • Bible Prophecy - God's Agenda & Your Part In It on March 17, 2015

    Your suppositions on the prophecies of Daniel and related prophecies may have some merit. Your timelines might work and the 5th beast would conform to Islam. As for your analysis of the fall of man, a few points: Both statements made by Satan were lies. Recall that man was made in the image and likeness of God from the start. He did not achieve this by eating a piece of fruit, nor Eve. Ethics are innate or do not exist. The reasons for ethics are beyond definition, not being definite but eternal, spiritual and infinite. The facts of a crime are definite, not the determination that murder is a crime. God was indeed being sarcastic when he said that man was now as one of us. Note the 'one of us' comment as well. The scoundrel believes that he creates right and wrong just by a whim or by experience, distinct from eternal truth. Eve already knew right from wrong. She thought she was being cheated by God and took remedial action. As it was, the serpent was the cheat. Giving her husband tainted goods to eat was the true crime. By the way, when God laughs to scorn the the gentile nations in Psalms, this is sarcasm. There are some other cases of irony and sarcasm as well. It is true, that salvation is serious business. Of course men pay a heavy price for folly, and Adam, Eve and progeny have certainly paid a price. Ethics and wisdom must go together or they fall separately. A final point, you need to correct some spelling and grammatical errors at some point in the future.
  • Solar Power: Economic Disaster on June 21, 2015

    Lots of stats. I did not do, or verify the stats, and that is the problem with stats. On the face of it, he convinced me that thorium is a better option than uranium (except for making nukes.) But as for the solar critique, I deem solar more efficient in the long run when using direct conversion from collectors. That is, use it for hot water, for hot water heating, for low pressure turbines to deal with excess heat so as not to waste. One, we use solar hot water for residential and industrial hot water and heating. Two, have low temp turbines to burn off excess heat. Three, have a distributed network connected by pipes to reservoir that take advantage of area/volume savings in storing heat or cold. Area/volume means that as volume goes up, surface area dramatically decreases as a percentage of volume. This keeps heat or cold in much more efficiently. Solar trees could dot the city that open up to draw sun into a portal to underground storage tanks of water. The light goes in and reflective glass bricks or other reflective material fill the reservoirs with light to heat water. How hot? To just above boiling, so as not to put excessive pressure on surfaces and lower pipe bursting, etc. If water temp goes too high, cool by passing through turbine loops for electric power into grid. Low temp turbines work under less stress, are there in tandem with a whole network for cost justification. Hot water is cooled with cold water for that use. The hot water can be used for heating in winter and more electric power for A/C in the summer. Where to put tanks and reservoirs? Under lawns, under parks, smaller units in cellars, under streets. Basically, reinforced concrete with protection from water by sealant, reflective backing, and then glass tiling or bricks, such as to make good reflective surfaces. These will be repaired off season to keep the construction industry busy. The desperation of these contractors and employees to stay at work is a constant evil resource that corrupt pols and corruption uses that corrupt society. Check up on Boss Tweed, the Big Dig in Boston, etc. In cold climates, this is definitely a big problem. And construction contracts tend to be sporadic, giving a boom/bust factor that is not healthy for the commonwealth. A ready supply of work reduces the temptation to pad, job milk and corrupt the economy. Big reservoirs can store heat for days or weeks with considerable efficiency. A few yards below the surface, there is no penetration of cold, except in areas of permafrost. The earth is a heat sink. If these reservoirs are built to last, they will last for generations. The expense accumulates into bounty for the future. One unit of volume as a 6:1 ratio of area to volume. Ten units have a .6:1 ratio. Hundred has .06:1. Ships in New England hauled ice down to far away places without refrigeration in the nineteenth century. Big volume keeps cool or hot efficiently. Digging holes and covering them up with a few yards of cover is technically pretty easy stuff for construction. Then you have insulated access passages. As an extra benefit, rain runoff clarified and stored in these subterranean bunkers helps quench the thirst of the city and prevent loss to evaporation and runoff to the sea. The heating purifies the water. This is for washing and heating anyway, but still purified by boiling.