Archives: May 2016

How a Man Loses His Soul

May 30, 2016 - Writing

One of the more grizzly discoveries I’ve made over the years has been that of professionals compromising their ethics and betraying faith with which they were entrusted for the sake of personal gain. Truly, this brings to mind the...

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Dr. Paul Branson — The Ghost of Africa

May 25, 2016 - Writing

The hero of The Ghost of Africa is Dr. Paul Branson, a tall, handsome, rugged man with a heart of gold. A prominent New York City trauma surgeon, Branson’s life is turned upside down when his young wife, Nicki,...

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Human Trafficking — The Heinous Underworld Enterprise

May 23, 2016 - Writing

In the United States, we’re sometimes shielded from what happens in other parts of the world. Profiteering at any cost is the motivation behind most illegal entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter what the collateral damage might be, it’s considered worth...

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May 19, 2016 - Writing

Those who have read The Ghost of Africa have been asking questions that I find very interesting, and I’d like to address some of them here. One of the most pressing is that of a little girl named Leza....

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This is Where the Plan Goes Wrong

May 18, 2016 - Writing

In a remote village surrounded by lush vegetation and rolling hills, a sparsely lit building perches on a small hill, isolated from the huts nearby. Raised above the soil on short stilts, the dank barrack held a sense of...

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The Murky Waters of The Congo

May 16, 2016 - Writing

Extreme circumstances caused Dr. Paul Branson to make difficult choices in an attempt to escape a madman. One of those choices involved him stealing his enemy’s plane, which later disappeared beneath the murky waters of the Congo’s Kibali river....

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Night Terror in Africa

May 12, 2016 - Writing

In yesterday’s blog, the scenario was presented in which a chopper hovered three feet off the ground waiting for enemy forces to approach them head on in a personnel truck that would breach a crest in the road at...

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Odo — The Beginning of Justice

May 11, 2016 - Writing

The steep rock precipice known as Odo towers at the entrance of the Imatong Mountains in the heart of Sudan. Over 1000 feet of sheer faced, solid, vertical stonewall protects the villages below. Steeped in tradition and superstition, Mount...

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Dennis Ricci Blog Interview by Don Brobst

May 6, 2016 - Writing

A year ago I was honored to spend several days with Dennis Ricci on a retreat with authors Steven James and Robert Dugoni. These New York Time’s best selling authors made each of us better writers just by being...

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The Killing Fields of Africa

May 4, 2016 - Writing

663,000,000 people in this world don’t have access to a safe source of clean drinking water. As a result, diarrhea kills 2,195 children each day—more than AIDS and Malaria combined. In addition, according the Neverthirst, women spend 40 billion...

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