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“Lalitha. Listen. I’m sorry. But listen. We have to figure out what we’re going to do.”
She didn’t move. She just stared, and her skin seemed to pale to a yellowish cast.
He realized the open-ended vagueness of his statement. “We’re both travelers here. We’re outsiders — tourists — in our own pasts. I don’t know if we’re trapped. I don’t know if we can get back to our own time, or even if we should.”
“Should?”
“You know what happened to us just before we were transported here. If we end up back where we were, we might die. But while we’re here, we have to decide what we want to do.”
“I don’t know what we can do.”
“I have my friends. You have yours. None of them know, of course. So we can go ahead and go with the flow of our old life. We can replay it.”
She shook her head. “But I know everything that is going to happen to them — my friends. I’m not a student anymore — not that young anymore. I feel like I’m acting like I am when I’m with them. I can’t tell them what has happened to me, so I can’t talk to them too much.”
“Yes.” He nodded emphatically. “Your thoughts are in Kuala Lumpur as well as here.”
“So you know that.”
God, it’s good not to be alone in this, even though I regret that I’ve drawn her in. I made a conscious choice to get involved with these experiments, even if I didn’t make a choice to come here like I did to go to McNair two times. But she’s a victim.
“Well. I’m not sure if we can really replay the past anyway. I mean, we’ve already changed it by being here.” He waved his hand around the apartment.
She understood what he meant. “I don’t know if I can just stay with my friends and go through it all again. All those courses.”
He nodded. “Mmmmm-huh. And I don’t know if I can keep replaying — saying into the recorder what I said before. That was easy enough this morning: the path of least resistance, in fact. Just follow the script in my head. Don’t take chances. But your being here changes it. I can’t just go through the graduate classes and sit in the GTA office knowing that you’re here — knowing that if I let you go now and let you go in the future like I did before what my fate will be. With wife number three, I mean.”
“Wife? You’ve been married?”
You slipped again, Tyler, he told himself. But did it matter? She was a time traveler as he was. Her 1996 mind was possessing her 1983 body as was his.
“Twice, in this world, anyway. But I’m supposed to meet Beth, my third wife, here at Shawnee.”
“So you think I’ll keep you from getting married again?”
Tyler hauled himself out of the chair. His chest felt as though a huge stone were lodged in it. “I can only hope so,” he said. “But I still have choices: I have to realize that. Even if you walk out of here, and I don’t see you until the summer, I can still make other choices.”

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~~~
“Lalitha. Listen. I’m sorry. But listen. We have to figure out what we’re going to do.”
She didn’t move. She just stared, and her skin seemed to pale to a yellowish cast.
He realized the open-ended vagueness of his statement. “We’re both travelers here. We’re outsiders — tourists — in our own pasts. I don’t know if we’re trapped. I don’t know if we can get back to our own time, or even if we should.”
“Should?”
“You know what happened to us just before we were transported here. If we end up back where we were, we might die. But while we’re here, we have to decide what we want to do.”
“I don’t know what we can do.”
“I have my friends. You have yours. None of them know, of course. So we can go ahead and go with the flow of our old life. We can replay it.”
She shook her head. “But I know everything that is going to happen to them — my friends. I’m not a student anymore — not that young anymore. I feel like I’m acting like I am when I’m with them. I can’t tell them what has happened to me, so I can’t talk to them too much.”
“Yes.” He nodded emphatically. “Your thoughts are in Kuala Lumpur as well as here.”
“So you know that.”
God, it’s good not to be alone in this, even though I regret that I’ve drawn her in. I made a conscious choice to get involved with these experiments, even if I didn’t make a choice to come here like I did to go to McNair two times. But she’s a victim.
“Well. I’m not sure if we can really replay the past anyway. I mean, we’ve already changed it by being here.” He waved his hand around the apartment.
She understood what he meant. “I don’t know if I can just stay with my friends and go through it all again. All those courses.”
He nodded. “Mmmmm-huh. And I don’t know if I can keep replaying — saying into the recorder what I said before. That was easy enough this morning: the path of least resistance, in fact. Just follow the script in my head. Don’t take chances. But your being here changes it. I can’t just go through the graduate classes and sit in the GTA office knowing that you’re here — knowing that if I let you go now and let you go in the future like I did before what my fate will be. With wife number three, I mean.”
“Wife? You’ve been married?”
You slipped again, Tyler, he told himself. But did it matter? She was a time traveler as he was. Her 1996 mind was possessing her 1983 body as was his.
“Twice, in this world, anyway. But I’m supposed to meet Beth, my third wife, here at Shawnee.”
“So you think I’ll keep you from getting married again?”
Tyler hauled himself out of the chair. His chest felt as though a huge stone were lodged in it. “I can only hope so,” he said. “But I still have choices: I have to realize that. Even if you walk out of here, and I don’t see you until the summer, I can still make other choices.”

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Who was the beautiful lady who had appeared and re-appeared throughout his life, even manifesting inside of a gigantic globe that held him prisoner in space? Was she really from earth or one of the ancient Anunnaki who had come from the heavens in Sumeria?
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You have enough problems as an experienced American PhD teaching literature in China. Why do you want to risk having an affair with a young, beautiful Chinese colleague?
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AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF EDUCATION . . . IN CHINA

Crop circles and aliens
What would you do if you were planning a reunion with your family, but before they arrive you discover a crop circle on your land, the type found in England? When they arrive and interact with the circle, they become even more dysfunctional than before? One family member disappears and an plane carrying two men trying to photograph the circle crashes in the circle, empty of passengers?

I will try to hide spoilers for this book, but that will not be easy to do. The book is so full of quotable gems that to repeat them may be giving too much away.

To write a summary of Stone’s and Hunt’s massive tome would not only be a daunting task but perhaps even a disservice for reasons mentioned above. The cover flaps of this book, like most others, perform this task and do so to such a sketchy degree that it seems like water-skiing across the top of such a comprehensive subject. Writing a review often requires some water-skiing — as does, in these cases when a considerable amount of historical facts must be covered, writing the actual book itself — but it is the scuba diving that allows the author, and reviewer — to a much lesser degree — to examine and share the important details.

In Stone and Hunt’s case, the scuba diving begins with Jeb Bush, the latest in the multi-generational dynasty, seeking to maintain a vice grip on the nation. This initial emphasis, however, as well as the title of this work, may be misleading since the focus does not linger on the former governor of Florida but expands to cover, for the majority of its length, more than a century of the Bush deeds, cover-ups, influence, and white-washed reputations.

It is the white=washing of history that prompted Stone to pen this work, emphasizing Jeb’s undisclosed activities because at the time of this writing, Jeb was still a contender for presidency of what had once been the greatest democracy on the planet. This and his passionate desire (or need) to download what his insider knowledge and stored within him urged him to share this task with the son of E. Howard Hunt and Dorothy Hunt, author Saint John Hunt.

They start the water-skiing with the announcement that Bush ’41 and Bush ’43 are responsible for 72% of our massive federal debt. Scuba diving reveals that George W. Bush (or W) doubled the US’s debt from five trillion to over eleven trillion. Jeb doubled the debt of Florida from seventeen+ billion to over thirty-six billion. Jeb even seemed to stumble over his own tongue more than his older brother. Some of his statements are shocking but must be read in the context of this work.

Samuel Bush started this dynasty (he provided 75% of World War I arms to both sides), and Prescott Bush continued it (engaging in acts of treason by aligning self with the Nazis). The rules that governed the US did not apply to them. H.W. Bush (Poppy) supposedly wanted to distance himself from his “birthright” but still relied on father’s connections. For one thing, he became a landman who conned unknowing farmers out of their land if oil might be found on it. His CIA connections are important because they show the connection between the intelligence community and big business. He also promised no new taxes in order to become elected (hahaha).

H.W. was also allegedly associated with eugenics activities or world population control, emphasizing developing countries because of limited US interests. He enlisted aid from the Saudis for covert operation that Congress refused to fund. He buried lies, stated outright falsehoods, denials, and obfuscations. Pilots and CIA assets during Iran-Contra supposedly committed suicide before disclosing important information (How can a person commit suicide by emptying a 20-round clip into his own body?). National and international law was ignored or subverted.

The No Child Left Behind ruse was W. idea to give more power to the government (and away from schools and parents) and generate extortion money amounting to tens of millions of dollars. Brother Neil charged $10,000 per school for software or $30 per student for test-preparation programs. Twenty-four hours after 9-11, members of the Bin Laden family were flown out of the country. Again, we have conflicting reports. The FBI denied this, but this was later confirmed. The Patriot Act was passed with little notice by politicians (only few read it) to monitor our own people (us), and the War of Terror became an excuse to toss the Constitution out of the window.

The authors quote Russ Baker’s work FAMILY OF SECRETS (which I previously reviewed) quite often throughout. However, this book, written by insiders rather than a journalist (even though Baker is obviously respected) exudes more heat than Baker’s well-written water-skiing work, more passion exploding on the page due to frustration at lies and untruths kept hidden by cover-ups.

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PSST. HEY YOU! COME CLOSER TO THE SCREEN. YOU THINK YOU ARE SAFE HERE WITH YOUR COMPUTER, OR IN YOUR PAST, OR EVEN IN YOUR DREAMS? SORRY. YOU ARE WRONG.
THEY CAN FIND YOU EVEN IN YOUR PAST AND EVEN IN YOUR OWN DREAMS. NOWHERE ARE YOU SAFE .

Are you brave enough to follow Dr. Harper Paget around the world?
You have already followed numerous characters on their journeys? What is the difference here?

I will tell you.

This time, you can’t trust your eyes or your feeling. You don’t know where you are going, and from where you started. On a journey to find out the truth about legendary creatures from other dimensions and times, Harper gets to fight not only them, but himself too.

Facing the past to understand the present. Losing friends and lovers. Investigating and trying to understand, to find the answer to the main question: “Why him?”

If you hide in the darkness long enough, it will get inside you.
A simple, childish play can start an endless circle of things you can’t imagine.
Chaos seems everywhere. The trilogy completes the picture, setting the pieces together like a puzzle. Breathtaking and intriguing, it doesn’t leave you time to recover from the unbelievable twists through the whole story.

Enjoy the darkness, and don’t let the lady in the white gown get you!!!

ANDREA BASKIN, author of DARKNESS AND REVENGE: THE PUPPETMASTER’S GAME

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Cale laughed. “So they know I’m not here to spy on their activities.” He looked at Gaby. “Or to steal their women.” He smiled and flexed his eyebrows at her. [Gabi is shown below.]

“Even though we both did,” Brady said. He smiled warmly at his wife and touched her arm.

“Actually,” Cale said. “Gaby stole me first. Had me prisoner in a globe.”

“Huh?” Brady’s face turned to stone.

“Right. She was totally nude.” He pointed his chopstick at her breasts.

Gaby slapped his hand away as if he were going to touch her. She blushed and looked down at her array of sea cucumbers covered by sweet and sour sauce.

“Sorry, Gaby.”

“You want to explain that?” Brady wiped his fingers on his cloth napkin.

Cale snorted. “Okay. It was a dream I had years ago back in Illinois.” He smiled. “We were having a family reunion on my sister’s farm, and we . . . thought my brother had disappeared into a crop circle.”

“What?”

“Surely you have those in Canada.”

“Not many, but, yeah, we do.”

“Eventually it got me too. ‘”

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Read from February 04 to March 10, 2016
Format Paperback
Review Actually I finished THE EMOTION THESAURUS before the shown date, but I hesitated on the review because it is not an easy work to define in its entirety. This reference work by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, however, is an excellent follow-up to SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS since both deal with the importance of showing instead of telling. Both works start the same, but the book by Renni Browne and Dave King, which I reviewed prior to this book, continues as a lecturing text giving extended advice to writers of novels and short stories. Ackerman and Puglisi, on the other hand, after a lengthy introduction where they emphasize the importance of nonverbal communication (body language, facial expressions, tone of voice, etc.) so that readers can connect with characters on an emotional level, offer a book of lists.

As a reference tool, this work, like others, belongs within arm’s reach of the writer’s work station. It is unique in what it offers — a compendium of emotions with attached subcategories to show how they might be used on the page in a believable manner. This must have been a grueling work to compile, drawing upon, as they mention, other writers in a critique circle.

Two uniformly structured pages are devoted to one particular emotion shown in caps at the top of the left page. Each word is followed by a short definition. The first subcategory is “Physical signals” followed by examples of about 30 words or short phrases. The next subcategories are “Internal Sensations,” “Mental Responses,” “Cues of Acute or Long-term Determination,” “May Escalate to (other emotions and page numbers),” and “Cues of Suppressed Determination.”

Writer’s tips are provided at the bottom of each right page, supplying advice on how to present or utilize these emotions in a believable manner.

This is not, as I mentioned at the outset, an easy work to read through because it does not flow with the continuity if a typical text. For me, it was a matter of highlighting certain examples of words and phrases which showed what characters could be feeling, selecting words that I might use in my current work of fiction in progress, particularly works that would apply to the immediacy of a situation rather than to those that were more extensive and required reaching beyond a particular scene.

Anyway, use this book as it benefits you. It is certainly accessible.

This is a wafer-thin book printed by Amazon, and involves little more than an essay with examples and alternate interpretations of what happened regarding the alleged plane hijackings prior to the actual collision with the World Trade Center buildings on 9-11. Being a conspiracy theory person, I have read other books on the topic, such as the earlier but comprehensive tome by the irrepressible Texas journalist Jim Marrs.

This work is not in that category because it narrows its focus considerably. That said, it is brief work that is certainly a valuable addition to the libraries of conspiracy information, particularly those books and films that question the official findings of that day’s events. I can’t help but wonder what Jim Marrs or Jesse Ventura (or other researchers, for that matter) would think of this addition to the other findings.