Edward E. Rochon

Biography

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. Recently, I am dabbling into short stories. 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. About a hundred eBooks have been published since including some books of verse, and my essays collected into five volumes, 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

Any eBook Literary Regrets?
To improve writing skills: write. To publish to publish better? It is easier for more writers to publish with eBooks. I just unpublished an essay (titled: New Pythagoras) purporting to demonstrate another theorem proving commensurable values for all line segments. The particular method has been swimming in my mind for years. I think I have it and do not. There is some sort of psychic compulsion about it. I seem to bamboozle myself. My head swims on this particular method. I told myself to hold back. I told myself to put it on the line and see if anyone attacks it. Better to eat crow than forebear. I attacked it and unpublished. Hey, it is a theorem, logic, true or not. What is the problem? And not all that complicated in essence, but I have tunnel vision to some degree. And I already have worked out refutations of irrational numbers, besides. My views of other writers, fiction or non-fiction, have a certain constancy of judgment. Opinions can change over time and so preferences. I have wild swings about my own poetry, fiction and non-fiction. It varies with the time of reading. Hey, that's not too bad. Or then, God, what was I thinking? On rereading, it is terrible. Fortunately, I all but never think anything is up to the mark, perfect. Nothing is complete, up to the mark for fallible man. The Mona Lisa is never done. Virgil wanted to burn that opus so many praise. This is not uncommon. I wrote a novel once, once, only once. Not my style at this stage of life. I like one thread, short and sweet. It would seem the secret is to sew many short stories together to create subplots and bulk. I had one central theme, knew it was far too short and tried to pad, resentful and bitter in the process. I was not a short story writer prior to the novel or into fiction. I wrote some plays before that. Yeah, I have some regrets.
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, but I do not like Middlemarch. I prefer Silas Marner when she wrote like a man. In the following decade between Marner and Middlemarch, she must have been outed. Not the biggest pouf in Britannia could have possibly believed Middlemarch was written by a man. Whoever outed George did a great disservice to English literature, according to my literary taste. Blake, Tennyson, T. S. Eliot, Yeats, Robert Frost, Coleridge, Poe and Matthew Arnold wrote some poems I like.
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Videos

Irrational Numbers Debunked
Disproves irrational numbers. Shows arguments of Euclid and Hippasus invalid. Show continuum of cardinal and rational numbers impossible. Shows continuum (continuous) arc impossible. Discusses causation and effect as a sub-topic.

Books

New Number Class: Diagonal Numbers II
Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
I correct errors in my recent essay- New Number Class: Diagonal Numbers. I offer a theorem to show that only number bases with an integer root to the base number (ex.: base 16 has root of 4) can produce an exact fraction of the square roots of, 2,3, etc. Base 2 has a non-integer root and cannot do this, It fails to zero out the rightmost digit of the mantissa.
New Number Class: Diagonal Numbers
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics
We show sq. root of 2 cannot be perfectly squared to an integer. Propose a new class of numbers: Diagonal Numbers in contrast to orthogonal numbers (usual numbers.) Diagonal Numbers allow the root of 2, 3, etc to square to perfect integers without remainder. We uphold finitism in math and propose forming new rules for Diagonal Numbers. Review objections to infinite series and number continuums.
Tectonic Deformations: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Earth Sciences / Oceanography, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
Rotational velocity change of earth and heat build up in earth core can change balance between seabed and seashore. Ways to explain this and test if sea level may rise in place of ice melt due to this or in conjunction with ice melt.
Substance & Fraud
Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Philosophy of Science
The chase for the elemental substance attacked as futile, chasing what does not exist. The underlying base element of matter examined and shown logically inconsistent. Some review of past work on the topic repeated here. We briefly review and critique the very existence of the notion of substance, whatever was meant by Aristotle. He defined it but poorly, obscurely, as usual.
Accélération & impetus
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: French. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics
Une explication de la raison pour laquelle E = (1/2) mv2 (v au carré) a une accélération et une quantité de mouvement varient géométriquement par le carré. Doubler la vélocité augmente l'énergie cinétique pour la même masse de 4 (2 au carré), et non 2. Nous utilisons l'impetus (ou l'impulsion) dans l'explication, rejetant la première loi du mouvement de Newton tel que défini.
Acceleration & Impetus
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics
An explanation of why E = (1/2)mv2 (v squared) has acceleration and momentum vary geometrically by the square. Doubling velocity increases kinetic energy for the same mass by 4 (2 squared), not 2. We use impetus in the explanation, rejecting Newton's first law of motion as defined.
Wave Deformation & Red Shift
You set the price! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Waves & Wave Mechanics
A new theory to explain Hubble Effect red shift. Some prefatory discussion of laws of motion, centripetal force and moving mediums of waves. We support Impetus as the true Law of Inertia, rejecting both Aristotle's and Newton's views. The core point is to explain red shift as an effect of transverse motion of ether. Rotating galaxies, so the universe rotates too.
Visions in America IV
You set the price! Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
4th in a series of visions concerning these late days and beyond. A probe into revelations of God, the attempt and the conviction conjoined by hope to achieve this result. We think to confirm by faith, and believe to instill wisdom leading to salvation. We rebuke to redeem and not to hate or destroy, except for error and evil. We vent to dissolve anger not to stoke a holocaust. Let light in.
Absolute Caloric Value
You set the price! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Econometrics
Absolute Caloric Value (ACV): break all down into energy units. Calorie is the human unit but all energy for all endeavors is computed. This is more precise than monetary valuation. Computers and mass storage memory devices make this more feasible. We use these for all human endeavors involving investment. Relative comparison will follow as with money comparisons.
Aviation, Transportation Box Set
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Inventions, Essay » Technology
Flight notions, engines, transportation methods, techniques and rules written over 5 years. Includes 10 essays with a UFO foreword, brief and flighty on past UFO designs and dreams. From outer space to traffic light crossroads, conspiracies for hitchhiking, our road trip, voyage to seas and stars plan continues.
Green Gold Economics Box Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,010. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business, Essay » Business
This box set spans 5 years of economic commentary. It includes 14 essays covering minimum wage, inflation, use of government programs to increase wealth generation and a diversified home economy. We note that Green Gold (gold thread in bank notes) may be a monetary deflater to offset inflationary pressure from paper currency, and to calm fears about worthless paper money in a financial crisis.
Trump & Race
You set the price! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2018. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Change MLK Day to Distinguished Minorities Day to be inclusive. Change Columbus Day to Discoverers Day to be inclusive, and remove the Columbus name for that holiday, so offensive to many. A sly move by the Trump crowd to defuse the enemy and evade potential civil turmoil over the ethnicity question.
Math Torts & Concepts Box Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,060. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Box Set selections or complete essays on math basics. Several disproofs of surds included. Background on metaphysics of numbers, paradoxes apparent, fallacy of number as a continuum, fallacy of infinite series, fallacy of arc continuum. Ideas on making huge number bases. Primes always as pairs (1, p) making even prime factors, rational numbers always even, integer and rational algebra contrasted.
Carnal Knowledge
You set the price! Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Blasphemy, Heresy, & Apostasy
Freud or Elijah? Who divines the truth of man's nature and origin? We see how Freudian interpretations are eroticizing Genesis, and give the counter interpretation from a more orthodox perspective, if somewhat opinionated perspective. Genesis gives no symbolic analysis, so we make do with our own. Some explicit sexual references to acts outside the missionary position. Adults take notice.
Paradoxes
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics
Magnum opus of paradoxes USA & Earth. Recreate 40 paradoxes of Zeno USA style. Include 1st 9 by Zeno. Add the 31 others by author. Posit paradox and then analyze. From number theory, infinity and finite, motion, time, space, ghosts, gossip, continuum, chance, gravity, magnets, riddles, words, life, death, monads, prime numbers, perception, and stuff. We cover it all, all the delusions of paradox.
Psalms of Man
You set the price! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Four poems addressing Isaac, Adam, Sarah and Divine Wisdom. The verse plays on the previous verse as seasons and intents change according to the quartet. Four seasons deemed the history of man upon this earth, we play on biblical themes from Genesis and the Gospels; Issac, Adam and Sarah lament. Divine Wisdom laments their lament and promises a balm and shining city of future intent.
Hitch 21
You set the price! Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Blasphemy, Heresy, & Apostasy
A caustic attack on Christopher Hitchens and his views on Jesus. Dawkins, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Dick Cavett referenced in the crossfire. General attack upon Age of Aquarius. Hit Hitch views on atonement, crucifixion, scapegoating as applied to Jesus, Socrates, resurrection. Cite YouTube Hitch stuff. Offer some scripture citations in rebuttal. Hitch 21? Come and see, as JC might say.
Divine Wisdom Speaks
You set the price! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Eschatology
A Third Testament divined from man's psyche. We reject Dante's testament, and that Mexican false testament that supposes the Holy Spirit will deliver what has already been delivered. Whose third testament? Divine Wisdom, and she will not fail.
Contra Socrates
You set the price! Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
A critique of Socrates, especially his trial and death. He claims to know nothing and blabs on about all sorts of things with presumption. Knowing nothing, what authority has he to call this or that good, foolish, etc.? He aided and abetted his own death. We see him as a death worshiping deceiver.
Logic & Words
You set the price! Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Logic, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Logical concepts parsed: carrier to carried different in kind from lover to beloved, one definite, the other an indefinable relationship, where attributes of beloved indissolubly linked to lover motivation. From Plato's Euthyphro. Ayn Rand shown as illogical in positing Objectivism as making values objective when clearly subjective. Some other matters discussed.
Balloon Assisted Transportation
You set the price! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mechanics / Aerodynamics
Use balloons to lighten not airlift vehicles off the ground. Use engine heat to produce hot air lift. Use inflated airfoils to achieve lift for cars and ships. Use inflated airfoils as sails in some cases at sea. Use lift to allow ships and barges through waterways not otherwise deep enough. 3 in 1: heat, lighten, foil lift - to increase fuel efficiency of cars and ships, trains and barges too.
Stagevision
You set the price! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Stage and TV combined in high tech mode to enhance industrial films, health, education and drama. Find the formula. Reduce 60 min to 6 min of instruction time for comprehension. Lay out set, options w/ some examples, interface between actors and work, clients, audience. Promote full employment. The Synaptic Symphony as gate to paradise. Heal troubled minds. Get Smart and loving it.
The Wall
You set the price! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration & Emigration
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Build an impenetrable E-Wall (E=electronics) on the Mexican border. Use current assets to do so, killing two birds with one stone. Get American citizen volunteers to help watch the border from anywhere in USA. Discuss certain legal issues, international issues, Ann Coulter, Trump, Hillary Clinton, election fraud and illegals.
Atheist Drivel
You set the price! Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Ayn Rand, Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and throw in Bill Marr as the fool, for a rock'em sock'em attack on atheism. What does Donald Trump, Tina Fey and Sarah Palin have to do with all this? Come and see. See you in Juneau for the theophany. Noah and his ark are also touched upon (Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner too? Flood stuff movie buff.)
On Method: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Methodology, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Research & Methodology
Point out flaws in Scientific Method. Suggest data set should be forced for best results. By forced, we mean deliberately pick the set by exclusion that supports your hypotheses. If your most opportune set does not support the hypothesis, that is most likely conclusive. Your thesis is wrong. Use a bullseye ring of more to less demonstrable results to expand knowledge base for the pill, test, etc.
Gravity Wars
You set the price! Words: 15,090. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Waves & Wave Mechanics
General attack on Newton's gravitation force of attraction. We point out some push theories of the past. We surmise heavenly bodies self-propel through oscillatory energy feedback. Friction is oscillating energy fed back into the planet. Discuss light and EMF with gravitation effects in an ether. Ether deemed a given. Theory on why lasers are invisible when looked at sideways. Very Newton-phobic.
Zenodoxes
You set the price! Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
A brief commentary on time, space, absolute and relative, finite and infinite, for adults and children (smart or older kids), with a side commentary on ideas as universals, using a few simple diagrams.
US Flag Regenerate
You set the price! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
Vermont, Maine, W. Virginia were part of original 13 colonies' fight. 3 stripes due to them. Symbolic of more perfect union. Greater entitlement for outsiders, greater inclusiveness. 13 is a spooky number, fraught with conspiracy theories. In God We Trust? Ezekiel's 4 beasts with 4 heads each (16) about the throne of God! Nearer my God to thee.
Big X Economy: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy
Critique of Say & Keynes based on speculation in hard times. Consumers restrict demand to reduce prices. Sellers restrict supply to increase prices. These counteracting forces slow the economy producing boom/bust cycles. Of course, speculation requires boom/bust to maximize profits on speculation. Speculation is both planned and unplanned but consequential.
Ether Force: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics
Another explanation for Michelson-Morley Experiment. We surmise the local ether is carried with the Solar System by interactions of radiated energy. We surmise this ether is carried with atoms as well in the microcosmic world. An offshoot of my Unified Field Theory, I continue to modify my views to get a good model for heavenly motions.
Telepathy: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Psychology of Religion, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
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The case for and against telepathy. We uphold it as reasonable. It's expedient to accept it as a precaution. Eyewitnesses confirm it. Proofs against it do not exist. A malevolent spirit could obfuscate the matter to persuade both sceptic and believer of their opinions to the detriment of human happiness and virtue. Evil encourages both atheism and the occult to afflict mankind.
Screw Ballistics: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Military Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Is hyper-rifling a possible alternative method to produce cannon fire, armor piercing, ground piercing munitions? Is the screw a possible space cannon spaceship insertion method? Could it help with mole machine and mining, tunneling? Is the screw a possible torpedo weapon? A screw propulsion submarine?
American Ethics: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Ethics
We dismiss reason as master over the passions. We uphold, faith, hope, love and truth as the weapons to do this. These are the weapons of ethics, so ethics is the buttress to staunch the tide of lust and unruly passion. We speak of Greco-Roman ideas and their sources for the reason defense against passion.
Contra Paul
You set the price! Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
General attack on character of St. Paul. Red letter citations of Jesus Christ and direct prophecy only infallible test of God's revelation to man. Epistles are useful but suspect as to doctrines. It is confirmed by faith that the epistles and sayings were written as such, not necessarily that they conform to God's word. Christ and direct prophecy trumps apostolic and Solomonic epistles.
Misery Mandala
You set the price! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Self-realization, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
All your misery and angst laid out for you in graphical representation. A mandala for all time. Let us get the dope on the heart of the matter. We are dopes at heart. We crave that dope high but hate the crash. Get high on truth and never crash. Suck up the water of life.
Super Static Containers
You set the price! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Power Resources / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Electricity
A new electrostatic generating machine concept possibly capable of holding fusion reactor plasma. Dust storms create electrostatic charge. We place dust in a wind tunnel to get the effect. A new concept in generating electrostatic charges in the lab and industry.
Epicurean Fraud: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Social Science » Atheistic & Agnostic studies
Critique of Atheist propaganda as flowchart: Epicurean Paradox. There is no paradox. It purports to show God is either evil or not omnipotent, and so not the transcendent God of the Bible. So that God does not exist, and why posit any god? I admit reading suppositions into the flowchart. Atheists love this kind of crap. I felt compelled to answer the so called paradox.
Visions in America III
You set the price! Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Environmental economics
Nine more visions in America revolves around biblical injunctions and the direction of the nation. Adam, Eve, Cain & Abel discussed, reasons for 1st murder. Ezekiel's temple, 144,000 saints, the Nephilim and other topics relating to America now, reviewed. Third in the series of visions in America.
Visions in America II
You set the price! Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Nine more visions in America revolves around biblical injunctions and the direction of the nation. We opine on biblical numerology, on Saul of Tarsus, the flags of Israel & US. Wisdom takes over biblical history. Comments on the anglophone world and its place in prophecy, and what prophecy is or is not.
Ethereal Mea Culpa
You set the price! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics, Essay » Technology
Reject notions (my own too) that light is in any way a particle. Accept Fitzgerald supposition that matter compresses in direction of motion against the ether to explain Michelson-Morley. Suppose black body radiation anomalies explained by unknown structure of matter at microcosmic level. Briefly go over notions on gravity. In sum, twist matter not space and time to get good physics model.
Trump's Amazon Army: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » Military
Policy essay on women in combat. Create all female guards units attached to combat units. Use for logistics protection, home front, reconnaissance in rear duties with women's guards. Man and wife duty assignments encouraged on ships, air bases, army units. Integrated artillery, armor and aircraft attached to women's guards units. Some reverse social engineering advised. We take swipes at feminist.
Poly-Hertz Radio: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Military Science
Use multiple transmission frequencies to keep power output to a minimum. Add-ons would help emulate vinyl records and live performance audio frequencies spread. Use add-ons for using music for secure communications. Multiple frequencies allow overlap in market areas, keep RF pollution levels down, military transmission at bare bones power output. Discuss cost advantages/disadvantages and problems.
Visions in America
You set the price! Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Environmental politics
Nine visions in America revolves around biblical injunctions and the direction of the nation. We opine on Rev. 13, Dan. 7, on Saul of Tarsus, 2 great commandments of Old & New Covenants. Purity of the doctrine of the faith attacks heresy in all parts. Warn of satanic ruses in biblical prophecy interpretation. We suppose divine wisdom enjoins us to speak, though double minded as the case demands.
OS Sci-Fi: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Systems architecture / general, Essay » Technology
Propose taking programming methods to extremes for better programs. Turn OS into suites like MS Office. Back to spaghetti code for micro-programming. Only high functions are modularized. Just in time programming to spread out chips for better cooling (equiv. just in time inventory.) Security measures noted. The brain: spaghetti programming on micro-level (dendrites), modules macro-level (cortex.)
Super Long Tom: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Military Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Hyper-velocity big guns and other guns considered. Greater speed, range and accuracy win out over missiles at close range and longer ranges. ICBG's even possible, lobbing shells across oceans. Types of shells and accelerant considered, even a gigantic super long tom airgun.
New Sea War Stuff: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Naval Science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Military Science
Flying mini-subs proposed to protect surface fleets, launched from warships and carriers, merchant ships and non-combatants, protecting harbors and shorelines. Submarine lifeboats suggested. Using cannon as STOL (short landing fields) methods for aircraft by shooting bursts of fuel from barrels proposed. Some naval strategy discussion too.
Contra 48 Laws
You set the price! Words: 19,530. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
A critique of “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers. We look at each law and note the flaws or virtues, if any to be found in these laws. Most of the laws are foolish and immoral. The 48 Laws (not the whole book) can be downloaded free on the Web. I paraphrase them in this work.
Comedy: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Essay » Sociology
What makes comedy? 3 theories noted, a 4th added. The escape valve (relief) theory is behind all 3 theories leading to the 4th theory: heart healthy humor for good humor equilibrium. Three rules for comedy laid out as well.
Polygon Calculus
You set the price! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science
I use two improper integrals, (1/x), (1/x2)[sq of x] to show the absurdity of employing infinity in math. By rejecting number continuums, curves are shown to be incremental. Therefore, definite values approaching asymptotes must meet, fall short, or cross the axis at some finite point. Infinite areas (sic) exceed the parameters of the equation. Curves fall short, cross or run parallel to the axes.
Light Capacitor: An Essay
You set the price! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2016. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
A concept for storing sunlight in a capacitor employing vacuum, environmental control, and improved mirroring using modern technology. Light goes round and round till we extract it for power: heating, electricity, lighting, etc.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Alexander the Great: The Macedonian Who Conquered the World on Aug. 02, 2016

    Alexander made quite a name for himself in history. Such men are falling stars, crashing to earth to their destruction and detriment of mankind. If their impact is great, men take note. Drunk with wine, drunk with vainglory, drunk with self-deception, he makes a great scene, swelling the drama. The only thing that matters to man and society is to control and ennoble what goes on between the tip of the head and the fingertips of the outstretched hands of each man. Though surrounded by a million comrades, when the two enemy soldiers come at you, and all your comrades are dead, wounded or dealing with their own battles, it is your own hands and eyes and skills that will save you. Earthly success in the eyes of men is vanity. All good things come down from above. We should seek those things and not come falling back to earth as a shooting star. A man may rise to accomplishment; he should continue on his way and not be turned by applause that quite often turns to jeers the next year. Greatness is an ever receding star. Better to be great and unknown, than to be thought great and petty for all that. I do not agree with the tenor your work. It was of interest to read. Three stars.
  • Gluten: Worth The Risk? Solving the puzzle. on Sep. 08, 2016

    Previous in vitro experiments have demonstrated that gluten is digestible by humans. I cannot take later reports that it cannot be digested as definitive given the partisanship around this gluten matter. I wrote Ford about an Australian baker who says most problems go away with consuming white bread and old style long fermentation (a man with an interest in bread to be sure.) In spite of the general truth that fermentation breaks down, predigests food, Ford tells me long fermentation likely makes digestion of gluten more difficult. This does not sound right. Gut flora also break down gluten. Men have eaten these gluten foods for thousands of years. It is true that genetic modification has greatly increased gluten to aid bread production and increase protein tor the protein deficient poor. This could alter things, maybe. Roman armies (when needed) ate raw gluten grains with vinegar on forced marches (vinegar aids digestion and food breakdown) without losing their empire. This is all suspicious as to intent of the gluten-free crowd. We have these people who want to kill off about 7 billion people to (sic) save the world. Too many mouths to feed? We have too many idle hands and ill-used, ignorant hands to make it easier for tyrants and evil oligarchs to rule. That is the real problem. And we have this nature worship nonsense too. Oh, and maize would be the only real option to replace these gluten products along with oats (oats not as varied as to climatic conditions.) We note Monsanto Chemical is trying to corner the market with GMO maize, robbing farmers of their crops by natural dissemination of seed and hitting them up with patent infringement. What outrages? The bug colony nature worshipers are hard at work. Otherwise, the book is written well enough.
  • Chakras in Yoga Meditation and Stress Relief on Oct. 16, 2016

    Shea says it is OK to use the placebo effect in healing. For example, use a crystal associated with a Chakra to help heal. Suppose you are in the wilderness, get sick and lose your crystal that helps heal your tummy ache after eating bad berries. Have you not created an unnecessary stress on the healing process? Is this not superstition taking hold of you? In acting, it is advisable to remember your lines cold, without associations, assuming you are alone and learning lines. Why? When the other actors and set are not what is expected, they tend to throw you off balance. They do not fit in with your imagined idea of the scene. Then you get upset and this throws you off more in a vicious cycle. Many people remember things in long lines of association, like a chain of beads. If they are reciting and lose their place, they must start all over, perhaps hours of recitation. Alex Haley of 'Roots' fame experienced this in Africa, if memory serves me. That is why you should remember the beads in a random access manner, as placed on a pattern such as a Chinese checkers board. But what if the board tips over? Well, this is in your mind, not physical. Second the practice of memorization gives you confidence and grace under fire, making a tip unlikely, regardless of stage lights blowing out, flubbed lines by other actors, or whatever else comes up. We used to save computer memory on tape due to its high storage capacity, but it was not random access and bad for that reason. This is why we strove for high capacity random access hard drives. And unnecessary associations can throw you off, freeze you up in a crisis. Be wary of mnemonic tricks to remember well. Try to learn cold with essentials: the face, the name, initials are OK since they are part of the way we ID people. This is harder but better in the long run, less likely to make you superstitious and spook you out. Every word has many associations that may drag you away from the path of truth. I use memory here as an analogy to the crystal placebo effect, not that Shea dealt with memory in her book.