My Opinion

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Could The Vatican Have Ninjas?

The idea of Vatican Ninjas has been around for at least 25 years, if not longer. The first time I heard about them was when TMNT became popular in the early 1990s. Everything was ninja this and ninja that. Ninjas make their rounds every so often. And it’s not surprising at all that they would
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Do You Want To Sell Books? Get Excited!

You’ve probably heard that excitement is contagious. It’s true. Marketers know this. That’s why infomercial salesmen are loud and bouncy. That’s why when a band or movement or whatever want to drum up excitement, they show groups of people excited. Being excited gets others excited. According to psychology, excited people are more likely to act.
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OMSG! I need a nap.

Last week was…eventful. For most of the week, I was sick. It’s been years since I’ve been sick with much of anything but bronchitis or other respiratory ills. This was something entirely different. Eating anything made me miserable. It sucked. Then, a dead horse was drug out to be beat on. As you may recall,
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The Pro-life Pissing Contest: Part 2

In part one, I covered the Mark Shea type, who profess that pro-lifers have to focus on every issue at once, because reasons. And if they don’t, they are not pro-life. Which makes them evil or something. Now onto the polar opposite side, The All Or Nothings, which claims the only way abortion can be
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The Pro-Life Pissing Contest: Part 1

I’m rather sick of supposed pro-lifers. You know the ones. They sit on the internet calling other pro-lifers names because they don’t hold exactly the same believes on how pro-life work should be carried out. Or they will do nothing to support pro-life efforts of anything short of the immediate outlaw of abortion. These people are
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How to Spot False News by John Della Rose

Lately there has been a rash of fake…er…I mean false news being disseminated lately. There have been recent reports of Amazon blocking the sale of Castalia House’s latest novel, of Trumps impending impeachment, and of Congress critters knowing geek references.  …oh…that last one is true…okay…that’s just odd. So how do you spot false news? It’s
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In The Court of Public Opinion

The Court of Public Opinion has been working overtime on Milo Yiannopoulos. Unlike in a real court, one is not innocent until proven guilty and there are no rules of conduct. An edited video was “leaked” by someone with an ax to grind against the self-professed troll. The proverbial shit hit the fan after that.
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My Vote For The Planetary Awards 2017

I am a terrible person to let pick anything. Especially when there are so many great options that are nominated. I want to give everyone a trophy. Since that isn’t an option. Then a toast… Short Story Category This category comes down to three stories: “Awakening” by Susan Kaye Quinn “The Gift of the Ob-Men” by
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Ode To Delusion: A Fisking

There has been so much about the “Women’s March”, yet so little about what it actually was about or was meant to accomplish. The March for Life which happens on January 27th has a clear goal…to protest the legalization of abortion. The Women’s March’s goal is anyone’s guess. It was a nice day, maybe they
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YA/NA and Everything In Between

An interesting discussion came up recently on Facebook about what constitutes YA fiction. When I was a teen, my library had children’s and adults. There was no YA section that I recall. Sometime in the 90’s I ran across my first YA section in the library and had to ask the library what it was.
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