Advertising’s Future?

We might be headed for another Covid year (variants yet to be named), with only novels and electronic entertainment to ease the pain. (Read more novels!) But there's something lurking under the surface of these entertainments... On May 8, 1704, one of the first newspaper ads appeared in the Boston News Letter, offering Oyster Bay …

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Great New Year News!

I just signed a publishing contract for a collection of short stories, provisionally titled Eclectic! Should be on the bookshelves, electronic and physical, later in the year. I'll announce the launch right here and in as many other places as I can. 😉 Meanwhile... In my library is a novel first published in 1956: "No …

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HAPPY YEAR END !!

Hi there! First, let me wish you a Happy Christmas, Hannuka, MidwinterFest, New Year, Hogmanay, or whatever you celebrate. Hoping the New Year brings relief to us all!(And yes, I said the same thing last year...) So what's that odd image above? It's the all-seeing Eye of Horus, the symbol of the Pax Diktat, the …

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To The Moon

I shelved my planned blog post due to amazing news. I'm going to the moon! Not me in person, but... "Fly me to the moon..." Yes, there'll be traces of McKell on the moon, soon. Publishers of two anthology series have arranged with https://www.astrobotic.com/ to land their books on the moon in mid-2021 on their …

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SPACE: The next frontier!

Space exploration. Space settlement. Space empires. What’s the fascination? It's in our bones, or rather our genes. Our ancestors and their precursors were not satisfied with the place they grew up in. Sub-Saharan dwellers spread out to occupy every habitable place in Africa. Their cousins headed north into Arabia, then Europe (where the Atlantic Ocean …

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Almost February?

Wow, time flies! I am SO glad I renamed this an "occasional blog" a while ago. Luckily, the world ducked Father Time's scythe as December slipped into January, despite Middle East issues, although China's upcoming New Year of the Rat (starts January 25, 2020) is plagued with spreading Coronavirus problems and Australia is still beset …

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Twenty Percent

Greetings from Luxembourg, where the early morning snow has melted away (just like 2019 is doing). (The photo is of the city looking beautiful in deep winter: we only had a scattering of snowflakes this morning and this looks much prettier.) Wake up call! Almost twenty percent of the year is already lost in the …

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Back in the Saddle

  Belated Happy New Year! It's been a while since I blogged. No, it wasn't the longest coffee break ever. To be honest, I've had enough medical, legal, and dentistry distractions to set me back more than a few months, but I'm bouncing back! Anyway, I had to put my writing and publication on hold, …

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