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Michael Hiltzik of the L.A.Times gets it right!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Sports | 0 comments

NFL follows corporate America’s game plan in referees dispute Everybody’s talking about the Packers and Seahawks, but the issues in the labor dispute behind the debacle have gotten less attention. You ignore them at your peril, because a lot of companies are calling the same plays. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-packers-seahawks-referees-hiltzik-20120926,0,2570919.column  ...

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Hello world!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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A Five-Star Review

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Books | 0 comments

I’ve written a novel titled, ANIMUS, and while it’s not published yet and at the moment is being evaluated by an agent — I got a positive review on ReadersFavorite.com, a book review site. Apparently when the book is published, I can use their 5-star seal when I promote the book. Here’s the review: Hello, Your review is complete! ——————- Rating: 5 Stars Animus “Reviewed by Stephanie D. for ReadersFavorite.com Animus by Joseph Eastburn is subtitled, A Jungian Mystery. Eastburn explains: “It’s a mystery/thriller driven not by the conventions of...

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Check out THIS AMAZING FREE GIVEAWAY!!!

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A FREE PASS TO THE 2012 SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE (FEB. 16-19, 2012) WORTH $745 Writer’s Digest has 1 free pass to give away to a random commenter for a full registration pass at the 2012 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb. 16-19, 2012). All you have to do is read Chuck Sambuchino’s blogpost: http://tinyurl.com/726zo7c. Read the entire post to see all the details of the giveaway. There are a few things you need to do to enter. For instance, you’ll need to comment on his post, and spread the news via social media. This is an...

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A Five-Star Review

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Books | 0 comments

I’ve written a novel titled, ANIMUS, and while it’s not published yet, and at the moment is being evaluated by an agent — I got a positive review on ReadersFavorite.com, a book review site. Apparently when the book is published, I can use their 5-star seal when I promote the book. Here’s the review: Hello, Your review is complete! ——————- Rating: 5 Stars Animus “Reviewed by Stephanie D. for ReadersFavorite.com Animus by Joseph Eastburn is subtitled, A Jungian Mystery. Eastburn explains: “It’s a mystery/thriller driven not by the conventions...

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Etta James dies at 73; acclaimed blues and R&B singer… L.A.Times Obit

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Music | 2 comments

Etta James, perhaps the quintessential R&B diva, was equally at home singing unadulterated blues, searing R&B and sophisticated jazz. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and her biggest hit, ‘At Last,’ has been enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Singer Etta James performs at the Playboy Jazz Festival in 1990. (Los Angeles Times)    Related photos » ALSO Photos: Etta James | 1938-2012 Beyonce, Roseanne Barr, more celebs note her passing From Adele to R. Kelly, Etta James’ influence is...

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A Serial Killer in Paris at the end of WWII

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Murder | 0 comments

How’s this for strange…? Marcel Petiot was a respected physician who turned serial killer by night, preying largely on Jews desperate to leave Paris during WWII by luring them in with promises of escape. He was accused of murdering some 27 people, but authorities suspected his real toll was far higher. SHOW THUMBNAILS previousnext previousnext previousnext previousnext previousnext Doctor turned serial killer in World War II Paris 5 photos FILE – This March 17, 1946 file photo shows Dr. Marcel Petiot in Paris. The doctor, a...

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The Best Sentence I Have Ever Read

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Books | 1 comment

The sentence appeared in the second paragraph of “The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami,” the cover article in today’s New York Times Magazine. The writer has traveled to Japan and as a way of preparing himself to interview the author, he has read many of Murakami’s books. This turns out of be a bad idea; because of the imaginative nature of the books, the writer has become disoriented. And besides, Japan has turned out to be “intensely, inflexibly, unapologetically Japanese.” Here’s the sentence:...

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“Whatever Happened to the American Left?”

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in News & Politics | 0 comments

From the New York Times Sunday Review: A fantastic historical perspective of how we got where we are now… Please read this… May Day celebration in Union Square, New York City, 1934. A protester at the recent demonstrations around Wall Street. September 24, 2011 Whatever Happened to the American Left? By MICHAEL KAZIN Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown, a co-editor of Dissent and the author of “American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation.” SOMETIMES, attention should be paid to the absence of news. America’s...

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Finally, the Obama we voted for…!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in News & Politics, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Obama’s deficit proposal marks a move away from compromise By calling for a millionaire’s tax and threatening to veto any bill that doesn’t address revenue as well as spending, Obama tacitly admits than his push for a ‘grand bargain’ with the GOP failed. President Obama walks from the White House Rose Garden after discussing his plan to cut the deficit. (Jason Reed, Reuters / September 20, 2011)    Share205 Comments 369 ALSO Opinion: Why (and how) to tax the super-rich Tax on millionaires gets hostile...

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