Maniel

Biography

By training and profession, I am an engineer; my years of engineering experience have taught me that “good intentions” do not determine results. Success in engineering is objective: your bridge will stand, your machine will function, and your computer program will run correctly, only if designed and built in strict adherence to physical laws and principles; emotions generally have little to do with engineering outcomes. Since the discipline of engineering, meeting goals through actions based on proven principles, is lacking in our daily lives, it is no surprise that it is missing from our public policy.
Having said all that, I am reminded of a personal ad posted in our school newspaper by a coed who described herself as "dynamic and attractive" and who wanted to meet a "passionate, active young man." The final words in the ad were, "no engineers." We are all well served by humility and a sense of humor.

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Books

The Manifest Destiny Network Chronicles, Book 3: Shadow of the Kremlin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,130. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
What is it about Yuri Primakov that inspires fear? Is it the company he keeps – don’t let Ivan’s white hair or Mayumi’s polish and style fool you. Is it his tenacity in fighting the unions? That hard shot early in his career created a wounded tiger. Or is it the somber tones which surround his Kremlin Hotel and Casino? The motive behind Reid Fairmont’s murder is still unknown.
The Manifest Destiny Network Chronicles, Book 2: Rise of the Regional Station
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,790. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Daniel has discovered who killed his parents. Although grateful, Daniel's grandmother wants no revenge and expects Daniel to seek clemency for her daughter's killers, thrusting Daniel into the awkward role of witness for the defense. At the same time, Daniel is anxious to show that his parents were not responsible for Luke Fisher's death which triggered the revenge killings.
The Manifest Destiny Network Chronicles, Book 1: The Sister Diaries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,840. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Daniel has begun a quest to discover who killed his parents in 2037, when he was ten. Denise, a friend of Daniel's mother, had been arrested, tried, and convicted. However, in 2052, Daniel receives a diary and an electronic letter from a just-deceased Denise claiming her innocence. Given Daniel's few accomplishments in life, can he possibly resolve this complex cold case?
A Very Short Collection of Very Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
These seven short stories cover such topics as family, injuries and illness, journalism, war, and business. Based on real-life incidents, they are meant to provoke reflections on such character issues as integrity, friendship, prejudice, courage, and respect. Those who enjoy these stories might like the trilogy, The Manifest Destiny Network Chronicles, to appear in summer, 2012.
Returning America to Prosperity
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Price: Free! Words: 67,580. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
We are the USA, a great Super Power, but we're drowning in debt, unemployment is high, Republicans and Democrats hate each other, the public hates Congress, etc. Are we doomed to mediocrity? No, we can return to prosperity by investing in ourselves and building our equity. Our country will prosper as we the people prosper and as we reshape our governments to protect our equity.

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