• Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! ~ If I weren’t Italian I’d want to be Irish

      Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2017!  Below is my Saint Patrick’s Day Post from 2015. I edited it a bit and decided to share it again. I am currently at my daughter’s house, taking care of two of my three grandkids, G and E. G and E are 5 and 3 years old. Today G informed me that “the Leprechaun at school was crazy.” Apparently the class went out for some activity, and when they returned they saw that the Leprechaun had made a big mess of some building blocks. E is not in school. He still spoke of St. Patrick’s Day though, and is sporting a green socks and a shirt that reads: “I’m not Irish but Kiss Me Anyway.” Even E agrees that Saint Patrick’s Day is way cool. If I weren’t Italian I would want to be Irish.                            _______________________________________________ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Everyone wishes they were Irish today. 🙂 🍀 What a great heritage the Irish enjoy, especially today. I come from Italian roots on my dad’s side, and English roots on mom’s side. My mother sort of became Italian by default, though she […]

  • Dear McDonald’s: Goodbye and Good Riddance

    Unless you’ve been without any source of news today, you probably know that McDonald’s Corporation sent out a hate tweet about President Trump this morning.   Above is the tweet sent from McDonald’s account. It was deleted in short order, as soon as it had done the work it was intended to do. (Set off a gaggle of Leftwing media hacks who would pen gleeful stories, slam them onto Facebook like chum, and wait for Leftist American sharks to go in for the kill.) All went as planned. The stories cheering McDonald’s for their show of Trump Derangement Syndrome were eaten up by Leftist Americans who used twitter and Facebook to verbally abuse Trump and those who voted for him. Here’s one such story that praises McDonald’s. Here is a link to the Facebook posts. If you want to see the happiness of the Media and the hatred of Leftists for the rest of us, have a look. If you’re a Leftist hater who delights in seeing other Americans called names, etc., you’ll get a good fix. Maybe enough to last until Saturday. If you’re someone who wants all the division and hatred to stop, you shouldn’t look. It’s ugly, as Leftist chum usually […]

  • New Dystopia, Cadáin’s Watch ~ Live on #Amazon for #Kindle

    After two years of work, Cadain’s Watch (Storms Of Transformation Series Book 3) has been published! This is the final installment of my dystopia. Cadain’s Watch is a near future dystopia. It is set in America, 10 years from now.  You can find the Kindle version on Amazon.   For folks who would rather not read Ebooks, the paperback is coming soon, so stay tuned.   Below is the Cadáin’s Watch Book Trailer.     For reflections from an early reader, check out this post from Book Horde.   I was sent a review copy which I just started reading and I am really impressed by how much the writer has grown since the first book, Tears of Paradox, which I reviewed last year. My main complaint about the first book was that we were too much in the characters’ heads and as a result the pacing was erratic and at times confusing. Cadain’s Watch does not have that problem – the characters are continually in action and the narrative flows briskly. This is great because it allows the writer’s talent for creating characters that feel intensely really come through.   Thanks to all my friends and readers for your support! I […]

  • Free Preview of Cadáin’s Watch ~ #Book Three in my #Dystopian Series

    Cadáin’s Watch, Kindle edition, is going live on Amazon next Tuesday, March 14. Want a sneak peak? Get one free! Read a free preview of the final book in my dystopian series by clicking this link, and the preview will be delivered to your inbox. And don’t forget to preorder the book! Available on Amazon for only $2.99. For folks who don’t have kindles, there will be a paperback edition. Coming soon, so stay tuned!   Michelle and Jason escaped the wreckage of their beloved hometown and are determined to live free. Though they are hunted by the totalitarian bureaucracy, they vow to resist oppression no matter the cost. But insidious evil still threatens. Once proud Americans are hopeless and unwilling to fight, making it that much harder for the rebels in their quest for Liberty. And so, God intervenes, and the angel-warrior Cadáin is sent to watch over those whose spirits are unbroken.     Heres a one minute promo for Tears of Paradox (Storms Of Transformation Series Book 1).     You can find this book on your right, or just click here.

  • Running Photo Blog ~ White Clay Creek

    I have gone back to my regular routine of running in White Clay Creek Preserve, near my home in Landenberg, PA.    Actually, walking and running. My sister wants to get in shape for summer, and due to arthritis and other painful issues, she can’t run. So we began walking together once or twice a week, carrying hand weights.   Below are some of the sights from the past week.   Today I walked with sis. We drove past this vineyard on our way to the parking lot.     Following are photos from today’s walk.     We walked along a section of the Penn Del trail and passed by the ruins (not pictured) of what once was the longest covered bridge in Landenberg. The bridge burned down in 1960 and was never rebuilt. The fire is generally thought to have been arson. According to an author friend who is doing research for a new book on the history of Landenberg, the bridge in question was built in 1874, and was 75 feet long and 14 feet wide. My online friend–he runs the Landenberg community Facebook Page–told the group that Landenberg once contained more covered bridges (a total of 10) than […]

  • Guest Post: Author Dawn Witzke ~ Society Gone South

      Today I’m pleased to have Dawn Witzke, author of the debut novel Path of Angels (Underground Series Book 1) as a guest on D Street. Dawn writes about one of the many traditional institutions that has been compromised by the American Left.   Society Gone South. Boy Scouts Cave…Again Not so long ago, I saw an announcement that said BSA would now allow girls who are under the misguided assumption that they are boys to join Boy Scouts. I used to support the Boy Scouts. In fact, I was a leader of both a Troop and a Venture Crew. My last year of volunteering came when they caved on “gay” scouts. I still would buy popcorn from the local troop, but I couldn’t bring myself to be an active participant in the decay of a once laudable organization. That time has passed. I was involved when the first battle was being waged. There were other things happening at the time as well. Money and membership had been going down for years. When the proverbial shit hit the fan and donations by large corporations were threatened, BSA did everything they could to save those funds, including throwing their organizations principles under the bus. […]

  • Today’s Counterculture and the New Civil War ~ Progressives will and must Lose

    Being a part of today’s Counterculture is different. Unlike the countercultural movement of the 1960s, today’s movement is part of the cold civil war going on in America. Have no doubts: We are in the the throes of war. The American Left has declared war on those of us who do not subscribe to their progressive ideology, and those of us who elected Donald Trump as president are going to fight back at all costs. Part of the fight lies with the new counterculture.   So far, this war is cold. Whether or not it goes hot is the choice of the progressives. For some clarity on the new counterculture and the cold civil war, please read the following post, “We can’t spare this man; he fights“, by CLFA admin.     War is barely recognizable these days. Soldiers are killed without a drop of blood. Entire invasions occur without a single shot fired. Colonization is established with governmental assistance by the targeted nation, and we haven’t executed a traitor since 1953. But make no mistake; this is a war. If we lose this one, our way of life will be lost forever and our children enslaved. and: Which brings us back to what […]

  • Today’s Democrats: Intolerance, Hatred and Cruelty are the Order of the Day

    Many Democrats have no intention of mending fences with those of us who did not vote for Hillary Clinton.  It’s obvious when we see their intolerance for people who do not subscribe to Leftist ideology. It’s running rampant in America. Democrats are teaching their children to hate the President and to shun other children whose parents voted for Donald Trump. Hatred and cruelty are everyday occurrences. I’ll start with an example of intolerance and hatred being taught to children by Democrats. Please watch this short video from Facebook:     I’m sure I’m not the only person who finds this video disturbing. These Democrat parents are teaching their children to hate President Trump. Note the way the parents scream at the kids to “tear him apart!” They smile and cheer as their children rip this effigy disguised as a piñata limb from limb. After the Trump figure is ripped apart, the children are rewarded with candy. So, hatred and acts of simulated violence on a figure representing President Trump are rewarded by these Democrat zealots. Their children are innocent and are being used as pawns in a dangerous game. Now I have no idea how many Liberal Democrat parents are teaching their children […]

  • Tears of Paradox #FreeKindle Giveaway ~ A Success!

    My free book promotion for Tears Of Paradox got over 1700 downloads.     This was the best promotion I have ever run, and to everyone who decided to take a chance and download Tears, I’d like to say Thank You! For those who open the book on their Kindle someday and decide to give it a try, Thank you, too! For all of my friends who tweeted, shared Facebook & Gab posts and helped spread the word, Thank you! To vm, blogger at Bookhorde who placed my book in a Valentines Day post, Thank you! And finally, to the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance, Thank you! The placement of Paradox in the CLFA February Booknado helped more people find my book. I hope readers like the book and the entire series. 🙂   A note for new readers. My books are near future dystopias told from the POVs of Catholic/Christian characters. On Amazon they are categorized as Christian Fantasy and Futuristic Christian Fiction in addition to other categories. But my books are not what many Christian Fiction readers might be used to. I made it a point to model my characters on what I see and hear every day from my own […]

  • #BookReview ~ Amy Lynn 3, The Lady of Castle Dunn by Jack July

    Today I’m reviewing The Lady Of Castle Dunn, book 3 in Jack July‘s Amy Lynn Series.   Read my reviews of books one and two here. Today I’m posting reviews of the first two books in Jack July’s Amy Lynn series. The books are unique. Both revolve around  heroine Amy Lynn Braxton, however the stories are quite different. In book one, we meet the child Amy, and follow her through her coming of age. In Golden Angel, Amy has matured, and strikes out on adventures that don’t include her family back home in Black Oak, Alabama.   Before today’s review I’d like to share some reflections on the way Castle Dunn affected me. As is the case with many books, this one brought on a deep sadness. This was because the story juxtaposed Amy’s close knit traditional Southern Baptist family–one that reminds me of my grandmother’s family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina when I was a child–beside the terrible evil that seems to be overtaking the world at large, and in some instances, America itself. When reading of Amy’s Alabama family I was wishing for the old days, those that will never return. I understand that the south during the 1960s […]