Robert T. Belie

Biography

Robert T. Belie has lived all over the world including stints in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As a former US Army officer, he has seen, experienced, and interacted with people and cultures from all across the globe. His travels have taken him to nearly 30 countries and just as many states. He holds degrees in History and International Relations from UCLA and Oklahoma University respectively. He has published several works of both fiction and non-fiction, and has had nearly 60 of his travel photos featured on Travellerspoint.com.

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Books

Hessen Shopping Cart Rentals
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Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Category: Essay » Sociology
You find things are a wee bit perplexing when you up sticks and head overseas to live and work in a foreign country. Not quite in Kansas anymore that’s for sure. In fact there’s a rather large ocean and a bunch of Frenchmen between Darmstadt, Germany and the United States. You’re the foreigner now. And not only are the language and coins markedly different, but so too are the shopping carts.
Cursing At My Fourth Toe
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Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Category: Essay » Sociology
What do you call your fourth toe? Is there even a common name for it? There are over one million words in the English language, so why is it so hard to think of what that little piggy is called? It probably doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. What's important are the words that are readily available that society won't let us use or hear. The curse words.
Ships in the Night: One Look at the Life of Robert A. Belie
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Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Category: Essay » Sociology
Both ships and people often go by different names. Designations change with service and names change with relationships. Robert A. Belie was just shy of two when he disembarked from what was then known as the SS Philadelphia. Over the course of nearly one hundred years after leaving that ship he would go by many names and many titles. But I would know him simply as grandpa.
Once Upon A Future Time: A Note to the You Who is Me at One Hundred
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Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Category: Essay » Sociology
Very few people have made it to the 100 year mark, even today with countless medical and technological advances turning the world upside down. So what would the you of now say to the you of then? Are you the same person? Or is life lived in segments by different people sharing the same name and same DNA? This is one letter. My letter. To the Me of Then, should I ever reach that remarkable age.
The Waiter: Dador Geschenk
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Price: Free! Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Shopping is a tool others use to fill the emptiness of life devoid of true accomplishment and meaning. Aside from simply restocking the essentials, Ben usually finds little joy in the whole ordeal. But an unexpected meeting with a shopkeeper, and a waiter named Dador Geschenk, might serve to change his perspective.
Nothing Can Stop Me
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Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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Youth usually is linked with limitless dreams and unbound potential. A worry free time where no obstacles are insurmountable. Indeed, nothing can stop Tim and Moira as they prepare to start their lives after high school graduation, except perhaps a prank gone horribly wrong, an untimely death or two, and the patient workings of a vengeful spirit.
The Three Percent Solution: Ramblings on College Playoffs, Football Conferences, and Fetal Bovine Serum
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Essay » Sociology
College football conferences are a beautiful mess. A hodgepodge of all sorts of names, sizes, and locations. Added to all the confusion is the fact that this year marks the first time the College Football Playoff (CFP) system will be used by the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). A select committee of 13 will choose the top 3% of teams to face-off in the ultimate two-stage competition.
On Your Left
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Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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Some public servants provide shelter for the homeless, others food for the hungry. Me, I run over cyclists with my car. If not me, then who? Over three dozen to date, and the number keeps growing. I don’t want fame or money for my deeds, but a plate of nachos every now and then would be nice.
Tyler Builds A Fort (Illustrated Edition)
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Price: Free! Words: 590. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Early childhood is all about playtime and imagination. This is certainly the case for Tyler and Alyssa. Come along as they journey together to help Tyler build a fort to protect his treasure from pirates!
Tres Voces
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Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A trip to the movies is usually a nice break from reality. But it all depends on who you go with. Running behind while waiting on someone primping in the mirror, or speeding through traffic just to make the previews doesn't make things easier on anyone. A snide remark or a full-on argument is almost guaranteed to ensue, and bring life to a show before the show.
Appendix B, Army Field Manual 21-11: A Suggestive Love Story in Pictures
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
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Field Manuals (FMs) are the bibles of the Army. Some folks use them to figure out small unit infantry tactics or sound ways to cross a river. Others like to flip through various FMs, such as the one on First Aid for Soldiers (FM 21-11), and its Appendix B, which deals with aid-and-litter carrying techniques, and for no particular reason, recaption the illustrations to tell a crude love story...
Seattle Giant Chicken Riding Tours
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Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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There are many ways to see many places in this vast and varied world. Seattle is no exception. Nestled along Elliot Bay as the shining star of the Great Northwest, and always at the forefront of technology, coffee, music, e-commerce, and aviation, the Puget Sound’s Finest is proud to bring you the latest in city exploration, the one of a kind, Seattle Giant Chicken Riding Tours.
A Carriage In The Rain
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Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Eric prefers listening to the patter of rainfall in Tacoma just about any day, except for when it brings unexpected visitors to his doorstep. Welcome Top Hat.
Tyler Builds A Fort
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Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Early childhood is all about playtime and imagination. This is certainly the case for Tyler and Alyssa. Come along as they journey together to help Tyler build a fort to protect his treasure from pirates!
Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack
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Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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The Bougainville Campaign played a critical role in securing Allied victory in the South Pacific during World War Two, but a spirited Japanese counterattack in March 1944 threatened to dislodge American forces from the center of Bougainville Island and put the entire campaign in jeopardy. This transcribed narrative discusses the month-long attack from the perspective of a soldier who was there.
Coffee Für Tod
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Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Getting a morning cup of coffee is a cherished daily ritual the world over. But while travelling this custom can become both an adventure and an ordeal. More often than not the desire for a fix coupled with the exchange of money can overcome any cultural or language obstacles...but then sometimes you find yourself at a train station in Berlin, Germany on a cold winter morning.
Give Me Two Days
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Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Essay » Political
While history and time still work to fully comprehend and evaluate Operation Iraqi Freedom, it is certain that the impact of this war goes beyond battlefields and budget allocations. It has personally touched an entire generation. For every soldier that deployed to Iraq, there is a story. This is one. It profiles and Iraqi businessman, an Army supply officer, and a quest for gravel.
Soccer By Other Means
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Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Essay » Political
All eyes are on Brazil this year as it plays host to the World Cup. 32 teams will vie to become soccer world champions. Aside from love of soccer, most of the countries playing this year have a common bond in the form of U.S. military intervention in their homelands. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse, sometimes just because. One thing's for sure, the list is long.

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