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 I just unpublished an essay (titled: New Pythagoras) purporting to demonstrate another theorem proving commensurable values for all line segments.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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US Flag Regenerate
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and 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
Price: Free! Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business, Nonfiction » Politics and 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and 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
Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and 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
Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion and 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
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General, Nonfiction » Religion and 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
Price: Free! Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Science and 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
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Social Science » Atheistic and 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
Price: Free! Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and 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
Price: Free! Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion and 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
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction, Nonfiction » Science and 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
Price: Free! Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Politics and 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
Price: Free! Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and 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
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and 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
Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Naval Science, Nonfiction » Science and 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 and 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
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics, Nonfiction » Religion and 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
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2016. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and 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.
Oracles & Saws
Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
An oracle for the present world crisis. A poem of saws on sex, lust and carnal knowledge included. We know knowledge trumps carnality in the marriage bed. We stress the value of knowledge, both of scripture and the human search for love. Two mirrored 9's is better than 69 too. It's numerology stuff, very mystical.
Kite Plane: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / transportation
Powered kites resurrected from the past. Adapt all current aircraft to fly with more lift capacity and fuel efficiency at the expense of speed and altitude. Powered kites were built in the old days. Check it out on the Internet. Maybe new technology, better engines and material make it more practical? New concept of adapting craft for double use: one as kite, one as standard craft.
Gold Standard: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Money & monetary policy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
We note that the true value of gold is a promise to pay or accept as payment, no different from paper money. We show debasing currency is folly, and pegging the price of gold above the international market is the better way. Some comments on debt, wealth of nations and ethics included. Some historical commentary supports the propositions.
The Big Bust: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2016. Categories: Essay » Business, Essay » Political
How to fix the big crash of the American economy expected by the gloom and doomers. I point out errors in classical economics and explain how The Donald or Hillary can save the country.
For the Sexes: The Gate of Hell
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A parody of William Blake's: For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise. We follow the illuminated plates, commenting on the verse through ironic critique.
Pyramid Treasure
You set the price! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Archaeology, Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Tomb raiders of the world unite! A hoe-down in Egypt tonight, for tomorrow we dig at first light. Are those wily Egyptian architects still fooling us after all these years? I think, yes. There is treasure at Giza waiting to be found. It is either high or low and not where we supposed. A few suggestions offered here and how to proceed.
Contra Ricardo: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Essay » Business, Essay » Political
David Ricardo and his ideas attacked: tariffs, free trade, comparative advantage in production, Iron Law of Wages discussed and refuted. Social issues and human nature looked at from historical and common sense perspective.
Social Security: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business
A solution to expected Social Security crisis. Encourage full employment and elderly employment by varying fulltime hours for age groups, and varying credits for healthcare, etc. for the groups. We encourage work at home for the elderly. SSA could act as temp hiring agency if needed. The elderly stay healthy by staying busy to the extent their health allows.
God & Square Roots II
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
Hot on the trail of refuting irrational numbers, I add this to my essay of the same name. A new refutation of Euclid and Hippasus, using a trapezoidal figure with parallel lines of the unit side and square root 2 is included. This uses the infinite series argument supporting irrational numbers against it, or forces a terminal point, if infinite series is omitted.
God & Square Roots
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
A groundbreaking work: We use similar equilateral triangles to show that unit side of 1 is commensurable to √2 (root of 2) for the unit square. We include Commensurable Theorem from prior work with refutations of arguments of Hippasus and Euclid concerning commensurable numbers. We deem irrational numbers as an attempt to bring infinity into the material world, paganism.
Hardwired Drunk: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Wine & Spirits, Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction
On calm sunny days, fruits ferment on the plant. Animals enjoy these treats. Alcohol preserves nutrients at maximum ripeness of the fruit. Are we hardwired to associate good nutrition with alcohol? Is there an industry here to supplement wineries and distillers?
Flesh Radio: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
Immune system communicates with neural activity produced by contiguous cells in the body through a language of the Morse code sort. This would be direct magnetic flux over distance (flesh radio) rather than free space emission of EMF with carrier waves. Suggest the code can be read and corrected by machines, and used for diagnosis. NBC weapons also possible. Sound imaging supplement added.
Deist Check Off List
Price: Free! Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Theology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
A compendium of reasons to affirm God. I use old arguments from prior essays with new material. I show logic supports the infinite, the immaterial nature of consciousness. I attack assertions that belief in God produces evil. I start with the metaphysical, go to math and logic, to consciousness and to sociology.
Thinking: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Cognitive psychology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Hardwired brain fuses triad of past, present and future into one perception. We never see the present moment as is. A present moment is timeless and not detectable to a transient thought pattern. Past moments are viewed from present while projecting future into present, a triad. How to study it? Discuss belief and doubt from view of triad and survival. Fits into incremental math thesis.
Global Warming: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
Summary of potential causes of global warming: CO2, build up of heat in the earth core. Some counteracting forces at play suggested that might resolve the problem in the short term. Exhortation to tame the earth to resolve the problem.
Apocalyptic Timeline: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
An unfolding of sacred history seen in increments of about 750 years from Terah to the messianic restoration of Israel. We have Terah, Moses, Elijah, Jesus, Charles Martel, Erasmus, Isaiah 63 and end time.
The Waist Land: A Parody
Price: Free! Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
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A parody of Eliot's 'The Waste Land'. The usual use of irony, reversal of intent, some condescending views on Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. Sometimes the poem goes off in a tangent, adding whole scenes not specific to the original work. Must be sure to vary from the text to protect copyrights infringement cases against parody. Thanks to Mr. Eliot and Pound and relatives for framework in any case.
Heresy
Price: Free! Words: 24,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
A list of 24 heresies of Christianity with commentary. Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, Mormon sects discussed. A few heresies spill over into the social world and are discussed.
Cloaking: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Sensors, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
Cloaking submarine noise by mixing 'out of sync' sound with the craft noise to smooth out rarefaction and compression in the medium. Cloaking radar signature, light signature by similar means to cloak aircraft. Some other types of camouflage and cloaking are discussed, including contoured video transmission.
Horsecycle: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Extend range and power of animal draft by building cycles for horses, oxen, dogs, etc. Alternately, build housing around animal to hold cargo, protect the beast, and shorten the vehicle length compared to a carriage setup, while leaving animal feet on the ground. Waste handling and some design options discussed.
Finance Adages
Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Insights into finance accumulated over the years in the form of 18 adages with commentary. They touch on money and wealth distinctions, greed and commonwealth, family and friendship, merit and fraud.
SDI: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
Resolution suggestions for problems with strategic defense. Use hyper-velocity ack-ack guns, maybe gunships, and cheap insertion space capsules for fire control of anti-missile missile defense. Integrate with economic wealth generation for US.
Marriage: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and culture, Essay » Sociology
Two marriage arrangements: Age of Aquarius (hippie) and biblical based marriage (monogamy) compared and critiqued as possible future social structures. The Aquarian marriage is pagan based and has some shocking traits currently illegal. The biblical based marriage tries to improve the current marital arrangement. No adult content as in porno, but mature as in subject matter.
USAF Attacked: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Exposé of media plots to sabotage and undermine nuclear deterrence of USAF. 'Fail Safe', 'Dr. Strangelove', chemtrails conspiracy highlighted. Suggestions why the USAF comes under particular attack by internationalists, Whore Babylon clique.
Ezekiel's Temple: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays
Astonishingly, Ezekiel's temple will not be built in Jerusalem, but most likely below Mount Hermon in the vicinity of Dan. The reasons why this might be so is spelled out in my little essay here along with some comments on the general questions.
M4 Money: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Money & monetary policy
M4 money based on the accrued value of fallow land proposed as a means to protect the environment, help the poor and struggling, and facilitate social harmony. I discuss the rationale, objections and historical precedence. M4 flows from the Assignat, hopefully without the problems of the Assignat.
Collected Poems II
You set the price! Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A 2nd collection of poems consisting of seven books and 1 extracted verse from an essay. Joy, despair, sex, show biz, poetry, good and evil, and philosophical problems are covered.
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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: **
  • 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.
  • 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.