Here’s the process I’ll be trying out as I edit the nearly 500 pages of double-spaced text in my first draft. First, some definitions using the grading system we all learned in school. Fiction is built with several parts: Action … Continue reading
The climax of “Serpent’s Smile” will appear early Saturday morning. If you’ve been reading along, you will be pleased to find out how it ends — everything will be posted as of then. The story includes 99,136 words. [550,238 characters!] … Continue reading
In a bagel shop in Santa Barbara California, I finished the first draft of the final chapter. It will be posted along with two others over the next three weeks. Work began last October with the outline. A month later, … Continue reading
In two chapters, I’ll be done with the first draft of Serpent’s Smile. I won’t try your patience with a list of my exposed stupidities (“Things I Learned”). That’s for me to know and not do again. Instead, I’ll quote one of … Continue reading
Not your job, Mr. President. I feel for the plight of the immigrants to this country as much as anyone. They’ve (mostly) escaped to a place that will allow them to make a better life*. But when the President oversteps … Continue reading
If Hillary is charged while Obama is in office, he can pardon her of any such crimes. That’s what Ford did for Nixon – click to read.
But once Obama is out, and even if Hillary is in the White House, then she’s stuck.
And while Obama could issue a pardon now, doing so would be tantamount to saying she is guilty. That would undoubtedly affect the election.
Any criminal charges against Hillary must, therefore, wait until after Obama leaves office.
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The existing two parties are broken and corrupt. Both of them. Neither supports the well-being of the country. Both are self-serving– self-preserving. They run the candidate that will benefit the party, not the country. Outside of those two parties, no … Continue reading
Serpent’s Smile is halfway done. When finished, the novel will contain thirty chapters. Fourteen have been posted to this point including chapter “One and a Half” so thirteen is really fourteen. Added up, their 45,000 words are slightly over half the 80,000 total … Continue reading