Interview with Edward E. Rochon

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.
What authors influence your work?
I need an editor not authors. If I like something in the work of another author, it is only because that is the way that I would do it. Writers tend to have a lower opinion of the great writers than the public at large. I am no exception to this dictum. The idea of a co-author does appeal to me sometimes. I definitely prefer she to he, sexually attractive than not, loyal friend to disloyal rival. It has long been my opinion that the truly great books will ultimately come from male/female co-ed writing. Shakespeare, Racine and that crowd will fade into the background along with Homer, Virgil, Dickens, Poe and the rest.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
It is necessary to stay healthy and to keep the pain away.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I practice on the harmonica, do Pilates, Qi Gong, kickboxing, and stretching exercises. I look up stuff on the Internet. Mostly, I do household chores. Household chores includes formatting and reformatting my eBooks. Editing can be writing as in re-writing. Formatting is simply drudgery compounded with ignorance. Smashwords has a sizable styles guide; I have a sizable memory problem. Add to this: misunderstanding, computer problems, irritability and enough is enough, and the eBook goes out half-assed. Paying people to do it costs money without any assurance that it will make any difference. The world is filled with books that nobody reads. However, I never put out anything that in my opinion people cannot figure out. I am slowly improving my formatting skills.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I browse sites or get ads from distributors. I read very little literature other than my own and prefer audio books. My eyes are weakening with age.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
An unfinished book about the further adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
What is your writing process?
I prefer to write fast. My motive is what I am interested in more than what I know. Look up info on what interests you and learn something. Of course Shakespeare and Homer knew about those people who existed centuries before them or were myths! Apart from diaries and autobiography (mandatory to write about what you know), writing about what you know is a bad idea. If you must write on these matters, T. S. Eliot's advice to write many years afterwards and with emotional detachment from the subject sounds apt. How long should you wait? Ideally, until after you are dead. No one is perfect and I have violated my own advice in the past. I used the excuse that since I attempted suicide a number of times, that this justified the exception.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was a primer in grade school with someone called Zeke as a mentor to the kids. Zeke was a strange name to me. I believe Zeke drove a steam shovel (real steam), if I remember correctly. It was a good book in my opinion at the time.
How do you approach cover design?
I have used Word clip art in the past. I scanned the cover from a printout into a jpeg file. Kindle Direct has auto-generated covers. Word and or my past printer lacked the dpi density to produce quality covers. I use Gimp to start and then Picasa to finish off my current covers. I use OpenOffice to modify graphics and then copy and paste into Gimp. I find Gimp hard to work with and frustrating. Currently I am tending to simple orthographic covers rather then visual effects. My covers lack the high dpi appearance of more professional covers. My software does not seem up to the challenge, or I am not using it properly. I have never met a graphics program that I liked. Gimp is too frustrating to figure out just to make book covers. My covers are not as sharp and finished as I would like. Primitivism has its place if the symbols are placed together properly. Lack of skills influences the final look as much as conceptualization.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. The Bible - It covers the gamut of human affairs.
2. Silas Marner - Eliot writes well.
3. Huckleberry Finn - It's a kid's book and brings back memories of finding a way to grow up without harm.
4. David Copperfield - It's another growing up book to manhood.
5. The Snow Goose - a book for the wounded heart.
What do you read for pleasure?
Nothing anymore, I read for my health.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
A big ass high resolution computer screen. I recently bought a Nook to replace my broken Sony Reader. Big ass screens keep you awake and not good to doze off at night, the time I read my Nook.
Describe your desk
They can get messy. I seldom have room for a big desk and the computer robs me of writing space. So I write on clipboards or portable lap desks to compensate. Currently I write in a standing position to allow fatigue to remind me to take breaks. It is probably better for the posture, but I still stoop into the monitor. The computer off of my desk gives me more space on my little crappy desk.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I don't have any so I just write. On second thought, writing is a marketing technique. Every time I post something new to Smashwords, my other works get more sample downloads. After a while, I change the sample to 100% so that even if they don't buy they can read. Hopefully, greater readership will result in more downloads. My income to date is $30 from all sources but with over 10000 downloads (many at 100% sampling.) On the other hand my eclectic ideas tend to irritate just about everybody, raising the specter of boycotting or even harassment. I presently advertise my works after the title pages of new material, something I have not done in the past. If you like my 100% download set your own price books, please buy them for $0 rather than just read them. This is my build readership phase. Sales stats look good even at $0 purchase price. This assumes my eclectic and often caustic views do not instill an impulse in the reader to deep six my career.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My early memories were of small towns in Upstate New York. I later moved to the Boston area and lived in many places around there. I write from interior motivations. Place probably has little to do with it apart from the language used.
When did you first start writing?
Twelve years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I write non-fiction these days with an aside to poetry and catch your attention things to catch some attention. This has been a failure and may serve me right. My latest work is a proposal for a new flag to replace the Stars & Bars. Creating a new language is complex and other works may come to mind in the meantime. I like writing short essays. They are less time consuming, easier to proofread and easier on the eyes of both writer and reader. I spend time rereading former works and finding errors that need correcting.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I couldn't get published in print.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Define success. I have hardly made a penny and received little attention. Well, maybe it is for the best. Celebrity-ness sucks, right? To date my sample downloads have exceeded 10000 after about two years of effort. I have earned about $30.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I want to get my views across in hopes of making a better world. I recently read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, the great American sage. His advice was to sell ideas by opting your own egotism out of the sale. He found it better to solicit funds for civic improvement by ascribing the ideas to others. I can be abrasive and worry about making enemies and being ignored because of personal dislike for the author. I try to float my ideas in the ethereal heights so to speak, where my own interests apart from the rest of the world are not paramount. Franklin at times wrote under pseudonyms. I have thought of that but got off to a bad start. It is hard for an author to ascribe ideas to others. But then much of what I write came from others in many respects. I just edit it to a large extent. Homer edited The Iliad. Shakespeare stole from the actors' sides built up over the centuries, stole from his fellow actors and so on. I have very little doubt about this. It was harder for a man like Victor Hugo to steal and take credit. Racine, Corneille obviously dipped into Greek drama, probably improving it. Anyway, if people do not care for my overall zeitgeist, take my views on minimum wage at their own worth, for example. I really do not care if other people run with the ball while disagreeing with much of what else I support. This whole matter is a problem and is a counterpoint to satisfaction derived from writing. Perhaps I should go back to fiction under a pseudonym and sneak my ideas into Sherlock Holmes, Huckleberry and that type of characterization.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have any at this time. I prefer critics and editors to fans. I have an Anglo-Saxon aversion to flattery, one of the few or only virtue(s) of the English. I probably have some English ancestry through my Irish heritage (English origin surnames indicating.) That might account for it. Norman & direct Irish Viking blood is also sort of English by assimilation. I do not approve of sports, where 'fan' originated I believe. Football player used to be an insult in England, except among football players.
Published 2015-07-22.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Pyramid of Ed
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Pyramid of Ed (Witness) is a covenant monument reminiscent of the altar described in Joshua 22:31-34, but not an altar as the Altar of Ed was not a true altar at any rate. A covenant between America and God is offered.
The New Vauban: An Essay
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Mobile towers suggested for defense over trenches in conventional warfare. Interchangeable body armor and shields through piecework parts. Mole machines, earthquake warfare and deep citadels reviewed and opined upon. Basics of fortification is discussed.
Plan RD: An Essay
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A war plan integrated into an economic viability shift to the hunter/gatherer aspect of human society. We sabotage alliances against us through raiding and destruction of assets overseas.
SNL Reformation
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Ascerbic look at Saturday Night Live offers some suggestions for the future of the show. Superheros and franchising options are laid out.
The Beatles: Table Talk
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Two biographical sketches of the Beatles culled from who knows where. Why Paul is the cute Beatle and whether Ringo is a double O agent comprise the main themes.
Cosmic Despair: An Essay
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A reflection on despair and its coloring of existence. Views and options on resolving misery spelled out. Nirvana, City of God and suicide outlines considered in a collage with doubts and contradictions highlighted. The conclusion is that despair is pointless and constipating to mind and body.
American Theodicy: An Essay
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Theodicy is justification of evil in the world reconciled to divine power. The essay takes issue with common assumptions and offers a true reconciliation of God's power with freedom of conscience and desire.
Brain Damage: An Essay
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An essay listing brain trauma to the author and lessons drawn from them.
Logic: An Essay
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A new approach to logic breaks thinking down to definition of states united by relationships and processed through the transience of time. Some background material on universals, axioms of existence, time and perception are dealt with. An essay on logic reduces to an essay on linguistics.
Divine Irony: An Essay
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Divine irony shown through biblical citations. The premise accepts that God can be ironic and that this is plain if not manifestly glaring in the scriptures. Irony is not always obvious but can be discerned by context and logic.
Adam's Earth
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Seven poems encompassing the theme of Adam and his fall from Eden. Poems are for believer and non-believer alike.
Golden Age Essays III
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My third collection of essays covering diverse subjects: science & technology, economics, health & biology, ecology and theology. The title indicates a desire to bring man to a golden age, the desire of all sensible men throughout history. A little of this, a little of that to arrive there.
Monetary Stability: An Essay
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Save America from economic dislocation by guaranteeing the value of money. Fear mongers must be silenced. Justice must prevail. A buck is a buck or should be.
Inquisition of Christ
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A brief dialogue between God and man places Jesus on the spot for the state of the world. It calls him to account, using his own words recorded in the Gospels and scripture.
Collected Poems I
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A collection of poems consisting of four books and extracted verse from other prose works. Sleep, sex, celebrities, good and evil, and philosophical problems are covered.
Inexpensive Subs: An Essay
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A cubic design to make submarines cheaper to build. Some thoughts on construction, safety and uses proposed. This is basically a cargo submarine but with aircraft carrier potential.
The Second Coming: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
Description of situation leading up to the second coming of Christ. Speculation on development of history since Christ. Interpretation of Revelation and biblical prophecy revealed.
The JU Engine
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Description of an external combustion reciprocal engine with a different operating method. JU refers to a liquid cylinder medium alternating between a J shape to a U shape. A ratchet system regulates piston action. Two pistons are required as a minimum. It is hoped the engine is clean and efficient. Edited on 9/24/14.
Space as Infinity: An Essay
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Space and the infinite are one, indivisible and of the same nature throughout. This modifies my recent essay: Elements of Physics: Space. We do not measure space but matter with space as a substrate, omnipresent but beyond analysis.
Pest Control: An Essay
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A suggestion for replacing poisons and habitat destruction with feeding pests in designated areas to control the population and keep them out of man's way.
Elements of Physics: Time
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Third essay on elements of physics. Time shown to be absolute through identity principle and innate within the mind while still external in the world. A summary of theorem of motion included.
Elements of Physics: Space
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Second essay of series on the elements of physics. Berkeley, Kant and subjectivists refuted. Newton's absolutist objective view upheld. Some riddles posited. Limits of space considered. Revised 2-21-15 to deal with Idealism more lucidly, and Materialism as correlate.
Tolerating High G: An Essay
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Offers a contraption to mitigate g-forces in flight. Proposes new fighter techniques in conjunction with contraption. Opens up high g-force space transport to enhance man's space age capabilities.
Elements of Physics: Matter
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Logical inconsistencies in atomic theory and theories of plenum are laid out. The absurdity of a plenum of nothing is pointed out. The basic foundation of physics with respect to matter is laid by eliminating the chimeras proffered by Newton and Aristotle: logically inconsistent propositions on the nature of matter. Velocity problems come into play as needed to elucidate the matters dealt with.
U. S. Third Republic: An Essay
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A proposal for a new constitution for a third American Republic. The current constitution is a seditious rag that supports corruption and the subversion of the electorate.
The State & Statecraft: An Essay
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Offers the proposition that the generation of wealth is the primary purpose of the state, public order simply a necessary prerequisite to this goal. Views social strife as war between prince and shaman.
Number Bases & Digits: An Essay
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Proposes a system of methodical digit construction based upon readily perceived rules of glyph design. In other words, the number value can be calculated by observation based on simple rules of digit design. This is for easier operations when using large number bases.
Seven Month Pregnancy: An Essay
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A proposal to speed up human gestation from 9 months to 7 months through enhanced nutrition. The biblical background of the matter frames the argument. It offers a way to relieve human suffering and to improve the life of the world.
Golden Age Essays II
You set the price! Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
A second compilation of essays since the publication of Golden Age Essays last year. My essay: Clitwits & G-spots is omitted as some think it pornographic.
Space Plane: An Essay
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A new form of ramjet for hypersonic transports described. Proposes to use hypersonic transport as a spacecraft as well. Hydrogen balloons suggested as a cheap way of getting the ramjet/transport/spacecraft aloft. The craft is intended as a heavylift space transport.
Pollution Solution: An Essay
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Several suggestions for ameliorating pollution are offered: separate cities for work and residence, hydrogen fuel produced at sea, dirty industry moved offshore over the deep basins of the oceans outside of ocean current paths, the moon as a platform for space industry. Some comments on difficulties and motivation are included.
Minimum Wage & Economics: An Essay
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A suggestion for reconciling business interests with interests of laborers on the matter of minimum wage. Some comments on economics are included.
Ban Traffic Lights: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
A polemic against traffic lights enlightens the reader concerning the negative consequences of these satanic devices. The argument maintains that traffic flows more efficiently and safely when lights are absent.
Clitwits & G-Spots: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual physiology
Clitwits rhymes with nitwits. G-spots or G-spotters hold the opposing view. The essay uses the mechanics of sex to show that the G-spot is where it should be. The essay was written in the holiday season and so the cover image.
Show Biz Crap
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Plays » American / African American
A series of vignettes based upon daydreams by the author dreamed over a number of decades for plays and skits geared to noted celebrities. The works are described during an interview with Diane Sawyer. Other works by the author are referenced in the work. The book is labeled as adult content but is not porno, nor is the language especially vulgar. Some things might upset the kids.
Christ As Anti-Christ: An Essay
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The Messiah and Satan portrayed as flip sides of the same coin. Man is the victim of divine mischief. Adam is exonerated and the Son of Man is condemned. The question of God's relationship and culpability for evil is the core of the essay. We see that Satan is the agent and messenger of God. The messenger is the voice of the sender and so functionally identical with the sender.
Mechanical Acting: An Essay
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A mechanical set of techniques to develop acting skills. Pace dialog to script, sing, dance and play, impersonate and play to the player.
War & Warfare: An Essay
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A brief description of tactics, strategy and ethical consideration of war.
Trinity & Mandala: An Essay
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Establishes that the mind works in three persons. It speaks, listens and monitors the dialog in the third person. The three persons are considered masculine after the fashion of Christian dogma. The substance of the mind is considered feminine and analogous to wisdom personified. The four entities comprise the segments of the mandala and mandala equivalent symbolism. God's mind discussed as well.
Sex, Pain and Ethics: An Essay
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Pain is deemed unnecessary to human health. A description of sexual behavior from anal sex to voyeurism follows. The influence of conditioning is stressed. The pros and cons of each behavior are laid out. The author weighs in from time to time for or against. Sexual ethics are teleological. The ethical considerations are off in the distance, unlike theft where consequences are immediate.
Harlot's Verse
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A portrayal of shades and nuances of prostitution using verse. The emphasis is on the psychological and socio-cultural aspects of the trade. It is more Whore Babylon than Vegas hooker. The goal is to bring man away from nationalism, parties and factions, internationalism and whatever divides man from his body and soul. Cast out the demons as it were.
Golden Age Essays
You set the price! Words: 57,250. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
A collection of essays attacking commonly accepted mathematical, scientific and metaphysical notions that are impeding the progress of the human race. In particular the infinite is expunged from mathematics and science, materialism and atheism shown to be irrational, and sages of the past critiqued for totalitarian sentiments. The theories of Newton, Einstein and Aristotle are critiqued.
Octopus Balls
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An essay on human perception. The heart of the matter is how man's point of view (geometric and geometric analogy) influences his perception of the truth. Physical perception, promises, subtleties of acting, the question of otherness, and the metaphysical foundation of our existence are covered. The cover image is deliberately childish. The subject matter is important to everyone, including kids.
Jodie Foster Angst
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual health
A one act play without blocking or scene setting. The author makes a play for Foster's affection as the heart of the drama. Some profanity and sexually explicit dialog.
Sex Wars
You set the price! Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A short book [2nd ed.] of verse dealing with strife between men and women. There are fifteen poems and one commentary. Marriage, polygamy, childbirth, prostitution and the general topic are discussed in verse.
Super Intelligence: An Essay
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It is surmised that the brain can utilize multiple imaginative processes based on a number of sensory organs: eyes, ears, nose and vocalization. Evidence is offered from human experience to support this and methodology to achieve the goal is suggested.
Parody Parade
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Poetic parodies of celebrities and celebrity songs. See cover for celebrity names. Some explanatory notes are included.
Mars Squared Equals Earth: An Essay
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A brief description on how to bring the world back to a healthier antediluvian state through terraforming the surface. The science fiction or supposition that existed about Mars in the last century or two is the model.
Unified Field Theory: An Essay
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Natural forces explained by pushing forces in nature, excluding innate attraction as an attribute of matter. The science of Newton and Einstein critiqued and dismissed for the most part. Gravity, magnetism and nuclear forces dealt with. New avenues for invention and discovery are discussed. The concept of harmonic transformation opens up scientific wonders and the music of the spheres is expanded.
Liar Enigma and Others: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Logic, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Breaks down liar paradoxes from the past. Explains other riddles such as the rock too heavy for God to pick up, the irresistible force and immovable object encounter and some anomalies in Christianity. Discusses double blind experimental method inconsistencies. Analyzes the Barber Paradox. Explains how logical and linguistic conventions create paradoxical results. Explains author's purpose.
New England Sleeper's Verse
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A book of verse with insomnia and the need for sleep as its central theme. Several techniques are used to effect the goal including humor. Some of the verse is quite personal and cryptic and some is plain enough to avoid completely frustrating the reader. A little mystery enriches the reading experience just as some difficulty in crossword puzzles improves the puzzle. Difficulty level is medium.
Cubics: A Numbers Essay
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Interprets all nature and mathematics in an orthogonal framework. Disproves the existence of irrational numbers, transcendental numbers. Disproves arguments of Hippasus and Euclid supporting surds. Offers theorem for commensurables without finding a means of finding actual value of commensurable. Validates some conclusions of Zeno's paradoxes. Disproves transfinite numbers. Offers some new roads.
Contra Nominalism: An Essay
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Shows the opposing views of Realism and Nominalism with the intent to uphold realism. Plato's work 'Parmenides' is discussed and partially analyzed. Aristotle and Plato's view on universals (archetypes) discussed. It shows how ideas as real objects of perception can be rationally supported using the geometric point. Shows how relationships and existence are inseparable and yet distinct in nature.
Contra Pantheism (Atheism): An Essay
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Essay spanning theology, math and philosophy. Shows atheism to be a form of pantheism. Deals with the nature of existence and its modes. Offers an explanation of motion and its supernatural origin. Refutes certain math notions: infinite sets, irrational numbers, transcendental numbers. Upholds the parallel postulate as irrefutable. Deals with Paradoxes of Zeno and refutes empiricism's validity.