This is not a 'how to' this is an in depth exposure of the various online writing scams, and how they work and how to protect yourself, as best as you can.
How the policies and presentation of Donald Trump has destroyed the respect and credibility of the United States.
The remarkable repetition of Internet Scams year by year and again next year
The way to know if the Site is legitimate, a scam, or just plays tricks on you
Keeping a relationship even when it doesn't really exist
Being able to discriminate between real responses, trick responses, and provocations masked as comments on your articles.
Dealing with cheating husbands; two versions
How to deal with a job which is as close to water boarding as you want to get
The Seventh Part of a series on Advice to New writers
Various Hoaxes people have fallen for over the years
Being used, knowing you are being used, but not minding very much
When you know you really don't care any more
A brilliant show, excellent concepts, interesting characters...yet...it didn't make it.
An examination of First Contact in the 'Star Trek' Universe
When you can't let go, and keep that connection.
A short article detailing Triond's Forum and why it Closed.
A woman who escaped death on 9/11
Explaining what Wife Bashing is, why it's done, and why you should avoid anyone who practices it.
A surprising revelation of Women's fora.
If you know the future and people don't believe you...
A rather surprising but true explanation of Star Trek, the Original Series
An honest examination of the conqueror called Tamerlane
Understanding Anthropological Methodology
The true meaning of the Nursery Rhyme
A place that has been used for centuries as no more than a stage for international dramas
The actual meaning of a nursery rhyme
Clearly amused, 'White' Priam swung off the table. I followed him into the corridor. He stopped at a monitor, spoke in his language, then continues. The ship, as I'd noticed the first seconds I'd entered was crowded. Crowded with Priams. Priams...
I have stayed by the controls much longer than I needed. I dread the next moments. But I can't delay any longer. I grab a bastard confidence and enter. The main cabin is empty and silent. My Avatar has taken Prima to her room. I move to...
Sitting in their shuttle, me and three Gennies. I didn't feel an atom of fear, in fact I was more disoriented. They were talking in their unknown tongue. No urgency or emotion. The fact they were identical added to my drift, so I focused on...
A fortuitous encounter leading to the recognition of what it meant to be a Clone.
Few things annoy me like poor scholarship. Here's a major broadcasting service running an interview with a Sagir Gennie they called; "Guy ". Anyone could...let me rephrase, anyone who knew anything about Eugenics, (a B.A. will do), will tell you...
I was at Pluto Station when the announcement of a lockdown within one hour; all ships are to depart or be quarantined. Some minor authority figure tells another there's a report of Sag warships en route to NewFrance I press Prima Ann close,...
When Dalmar blew up...when the planet of Dalmar blew apart, everyone cursed Sagir. The more stupid cursed Sagir for about two hours, the less stupid for about fifteen seconds. When Dalmar blew up there was not a Sagir ship within a lightyear. I...
When I saw him, that first second; he was one of Them. And for one of Them to be around one of me was not good. I pulled the Firebird amulet to the centre of my forehead, slowly approached with Prima in my arms to distract. The ruby 'eye' of...
Attending the funeral of a Hollywood Producer who gave you your big break and feeling so out of place
The Famous Armand Laker on his flight from home
The life of a 'spucker' a casual worker on a space truck for some minor company when war begins.
Understanding how Doug sees himself , his family and his place in the universe
How a Bounty Hunter secretly has a Baby for a Eugenic
An off hand report of War and the effects on those on the periphery
I berth at Smudge. Haven't been here for close to two years. Kind of miss the old cess pool. It can't get worse than Smudge. That's the plus. There aren't surprises. The members of my crew are what you scrap off a shoe. There's the geek who...
The Bounty Hunter finds herself Alone, having expected the worst left no door open for the best
Priam on the Invictus
How Doug Hooker winds up in Hollywood, helping an actor prepare for a role and gets more out of it than he puts in
Taking Priam into her life, and then; seeing him leave
Douglas Hooker attmpts to turn an actor into a 'Gennie'
The Bounty Hunter returns to her Homeworld with Priam
The big Hollywood Producer and his Mega Hit
A meeting with clones
Newfrance is out of the way. No where to fly except this one corridor. I have two weeks at this meander before real food runs out and I'll have to eat the pills. I slept a lot, cried a lot, tried to make going home important. I should up speed,...
It was too pathetic to be alone so I went to the last place there'd been people; New York City. Out of spite, I filled my belly with junk, then wandered over to the Museum. I looked at exhibits, bought souvenirs. Doug must of seen me on a...
Doug reflects on the people he has met, on his time passing as a Eugenic and what comes next.
Waiting for Ahmet to contact me, stagnating in front of the box, is how I became aware of an actor called David Wong Pine. Reading what he'd written on his fansite, that he was grateful to leave Caravansary in it's third season, (it went off the...
Doug had picked it up; Priam gave the outshine of being brain dead. He didn't talk, his responses were beats slow, and he seemed concerned only with food. Though periodically he'd come out with a remark which proved he was aware, most often he was...
So, I'm pulling into New York Pier, now coming down the corridor on my way to catch a shuttle when bang! I had to laugh. I'm a normal, trying to look like a Eugenic, and there's a Eugenic, trying to pretend to be 'normal'. Obviously a Sagir, he was...
When all the tricks and plots and secrets are exposed as never being hidden
Hollywood producer Armand Laker on Smudge, waiting to get the recording of Doug.
Trying to pretend everything is fine, when it isn't
How an Anthropologist, who works part time as a teacher, the other parti n a musuem, supplements his salary by smuggling...and thinks about going legit.
"They still hunt us." Gye Tomaka's voice was accusatory, as if all Sagir's tragedies would vanish when Hawking Corporation began direct trade. "I am aware," I reply, pouring tea into his cup as we sit on the patio, enjoying the evening of...
Priam was sitting in the Sunset; "I feel," he shares, "invigorated by the beauty, as if it flows into me, cleans my spirit." That's pretty poetic. I lean to kiss him, but he is not into sex or love. He rises, moves towards the River, into the...
Ahmet gives Professor Hooker a lesson in Eugenics
"I will meet with the Dalmar delegation, but on Earth," I enunciate, stressing 'will' and 'Earth', so the functionary comprehended. I inquired of myself why I did not retain a personal aide, instead drafting whomever available. I reminded myself...
Doug on the planet called Smudge helps to save a Eugenic
Priam asks; "Is your mother still alive?" "Yes," I reply, with surprise. "I would to meet her." "This sounds serious." I flip. He studies me, not sure what my words mean. Neither am I. Did he want to meet my parents in a kind of 'ask for your...
Living in a locked colony doesn't mean he won't leave you when he gets the chance
A bunty hunter who has become enamoured of her prey
When a bounty hunter falls for her prey
The attack of Dalmar, and the reaction of Captain Paulwell.
Swathed in a black cloak, I pretended to examine small gems in the basket, waiting. I didn't need Ahmet's nod; by height and the way he moved, I knew the it was a Gennie beside me. I slipped my hood to expose the amulet on my forehead, focused on...
Morale was the opposite of Smudge; a Fundie commune without the religion, mixing 'family values' with communism and a few megs of individuality; You got your own house, did what you wanted inside, but when you opened the door, you conformed to...
The 'Super' Me excited my wives. I kept up the physical activity, modified oil baths, not the peel, so hair returned to my arms and legs and pubic region and chest and face, but softer, sparser, 'ginger hair'. My routine of exercise and grooming...
After the interlude with the Brigands I knew Gye would kill his mother for lunch. That's when I tried to figure why hoit-toit Rhyse shoved him down our throats. I did a search of past rosters of Hawking ships. Yeah, I didn't have the clearance, but...
"We are all mercenaries, Captain Paulwell, " decrees Anisette Rhyse. Decrees, because people of her status do not speak to mere Ship Captains. Her holo stood before us. She was dressed in a plain black dress, the material costing more than I made...
How a normal human man can pass for an Eugenic
The First Chapter in a Novel called 'Smudge'. This is a complex science fiction story with various characters, taking place a few hundred years in the future when humans have colonised other planets.
how foolish people can lose millions to save hundreds of dollars
A sad but real way to know if your marriage is going to last or be another statistic
The passage of time and the examination of their incumbency has caused historians to change their assessment of certain Presidents
Understanding history, especially the contribution of the Jews in the New World
South Carolina was treated as if it were part of the Caribbean
Never get sentimental about a Web Site, especially one you don't control. Remember, there are thousands of sites.
A few tips to those who write on line...hopefully they'll protect you
An almost easy and long term process for painlessly removing meat from your diet
During the Great Earthquake which swallowed half of Port Royal in Jamaica, a prisoner in the cells sank and then was thrown up by a wave.