It’s up to us…

This used to be my ride to work.

This used to be my ride to work.

Or so I claim in this interview with Historical Fiction author, Maria Grace.

“You can outsource your compassion (and outrage), or you can do something with your own sweat, toil, and money to change the world around you right now. It’s up to us to make God real in the world. We are God’s hands and feet, we are the miracles He promised.”

It was a fun interview.

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Today in Weird

A photographer, I ain't.

A photographer, I ain't.

A few weeks ago, I commented on a book ("The Sword and Shield"), which covered, in 732 pages, the KGB archives that came out with a Russian Defector.  It dealt with nearly 80 years of the USSR's attempts to influence and coerce.  The scarier tidbits (and there were a lot) covered how Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration was riddled with communist agents, the stories the Reds planted with the press to derail Presidential candidates (a job the press now does cheerfully for free against the "wrong sorts").  Assassination (both character and mortal), overthrows, plots, millions of dollars a year to the "innocent" American Communist Party, to say nothing of their insanely focused efforts to steal technology from the US (from the Atomic Bomb on down).  It is very sobering stuff (hidden weapons caches in the US), and ought to be required reading for anyone interested in the Secret History of History.

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Celebrate Hillary’s Ascension!

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In convenient bumper stick size, in case you see any heretics whose incomplete bumper stickers need a touch up. Easy to download and print ready!

That's right, kids!  Hillary Rodham Clinton (who has a vagina) is days away from beatification by the Democrat National Committee and the major American press as the Democrat candidate for President of These Racist, Sexist, United States.

So, join all your accomplished betters like Hollywood's Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer, DC's Michelle Obama and Cherokee Princess Elizabeth Warren, and everybody's favorite failure, Battlin' Bernie Saunders in saying "I'M WITH HERD!"

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Mid-western modesty

Tends to forbid me from singing my own praises.  It’s not natural for me to tout reviews for my work.

Back in Nebraska (the Nebraska of both my youth and my imagination), understated acceptance of praise was an art form in itself, because, hell, everybody who worked the fields, everybody who had to get up before daylight to feed the animals before going to school, everybody knew the work was hard.  So when someone complimented your efforts, there had to be a touch of humility in your reply, along with a very wry acknowledgement that it was just your luck to be noticed.

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America, can you hear me?

No, not you guys.  America Ferrera, actress and Hillary’s newest BFF in waiting, wrote a panting love letter to Hillary Clinton entitled “Why Hillary Clinton Thrills the Hell Out of Me.” It began thusly:  There is a view, often expressed on my social media feeds, which maintains that I am voting for Hillary Clinton because I’m a stupid, uninformed, misguided feminist who only knows how to vote with her ignorant vagina.”

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I felt compelled to respond (and not just because she was talking about her naughty bits).

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The Reviews Are In…

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For By the Hands of Men, Book Two, Into the Flames (some of them include Book One of the series, The Old World, as well), and they’re pretty nice.

My favorite so far is this one, from BookBlogger, Carrie K, who wrote:  “Wow…That is the best word I can find to describe these books. Wow!  So Good!”  I think I like that one best because she sounds so surprised (which she actually explains a bit further into the review).

A very lovely blogger known as Mrs. C wrote, “If you are a romantic, lover of history, and appreciate great writing which could be described as classic, you will enjoy this excellent work.  I have the sequel to The Old World at my side, ready to open as soon as I complete this review. ”

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