Grandma’s life journal discovered

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My grandmother passed away about 20 years ago. She was a sweet, kind lady who never had a harsh word about anyone. She attended church with her husband, my grandfather, of some 40+ years.

My mother suffered a stroke about 4 years and me my brother cleaned up her house after she was moved the a LTC facility. While cleaning up her basement we discovered a diary written by my grandmother that dated back to 1952! I read through it very fast at the time that I discovered it, but only recently had the chance to really sit down and absorb it. It was so emotionally moving to re-live my grandmother’s life through the years. All the joy, sorry, love, and loss. All the while she remarked how blessed and lucky she was to have such a kind, caring husband.

I found it fascinating how she documented her personal experiences living through Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Vietnam war, MLK assassination, the oil crises of the 70s, Reagan, economic upheavals of the 80s, and her feeling of old age starting in the late 80s and 90s.

What I found most fascinating was her eloquent way of writing. Such passion and imaginary. It was as if I was right there with her. Perhaps in some way I got my passion for writing from her, although I never knew she kept a journal or had any ability to write.

I miss her.

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Next thriller on its way!

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This journal was blank before my recent 3 week European vacation. Now its nearly full with my manuscript draft of my next thriller “Tomorrow People“.

Watch for it in the August/September time frame! 

Its here! The Fine Art of Internet Troll Slaying (revised)

At long last, The Fine Art of Internet Troll Slaying has been re-released!

Find it on Amazon

The Fine Art of Internet Troll Slaying: Your Handy Guide for Dealing with Internet Trolls and Online Bullies by [Eichmann, Tobor]

Excerpt:

You’ll find an underlying theme in the way I do battles. I am a huge proponent of independent thought. What do I mean by that? It means exercise critical thinking skills wherever and whenever possible when debating. It seems that we as human beings have lost the ability to think for ourselves. We rely heavily on TV and printed media to tell us:

  • How to feel
  • How to react
  • Who/what to be terrified of
  • How to dress
  • What to eat
  • Who to vote for
  • What medications to take
  • And so on……

 

Over the course of the last three decades there have been a number of media mergers resulting in concentrated ownership of the news media in general. Many have complained that the end result has been biased reporting. In addition, alternative media subscribers have complained about blatant non-reporting of important issues. For example, increased police brutality of all races but the MSM’s laser focus on police brutality against people of color in order to foster racial divide.

 

A common theme in my books

Wake up and think for yourself.

 

I’m often asked what I think about Donald Trump or the idea of his presidency. I always respond with the same:

What do you think of Bert and Ernie?

Which is a better actor?

What a silly response! But its my response.

The sooner we wake up from the political charades the sooner we can stop squabbling over puppets. I don’t get into the minutia of the latest thing that the current US president did or said, because in the end the result will be the same. At the same time I don’t want to be distracted from what I’m supposed to be distracted from.

Thinking for yourself is a common thread between The World of Adam Dunne and The Fine Art of Internet Troll Slaying.

Zombie generation

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Its sad to see a generation obsessed by devices to such a degree that they ignore the world around them. It is often argued that this is not necessarily detrimental to society. I flat out disagree.

We’ve lost touch with the tangible world and now live life through a virtual one. We’ve become distant from one another. Our perceptions are borne from what we see and hear in the virtual world rather than the physical.

 

Where does it all lead?

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