Category Archives: history

Assault Authors

This week we are talking about book genres that we hate/really don’t like. When I am asked what I read, I generally say, “Everything”, but that isn’t completely accurate. There was a time when I used to say, “Everything but … Continue reading

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Do You, Too, YouTube?

I have made a great discovery: many great old movies and many great readings are available on YouTube. I can pick up YouTube for free on computer and through my Xbox, (into my TV.) I can pick it up on … Continue reading

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guest: Author Jeri Westerson

Once I read some of her work, I knew I wanted to ask award-winning author Jeri Westerson to join us on 4F, 1H. She has written in several genres including paranormal, rom/com and historicals. Her short stories are touching. She … Continue reading

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When the Real Story Makes You Want to Scream

Disturbing but Fascinating Account of What Really Happened During and After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake By Jeff Salter “No more dynamite!” I felt like screaming, as I read this book. “You’ve already made things horribly worse!” That was among … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Sandy James

Today I’d like to welcome author Sandy James, with whom I have become Facebook Friends through mutual friends. Glad to finally have you here, Sandy! Thanks so much for having me!! Sandy is a prolific, award-winning writer of romances. She … Continue reading

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Fly Me From the Moon

This week’s topic is: Space exploration – would you travel to the Moon or Mars, (assuming you could return)? See, there’s the problem…“ASSUMING” you could return. That better be an airtight guarantee! (But how would you collect if it failed?) … Continue reading

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Too Soon Departed

Individuals Who Died Too Young By Jeff Salter An unusual topic this week… and rather sad. We’re contemplating individuals who left us too soon. As I reflected on this, I realized I was thinking about three very different groups of … Continue reading

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