The Serapis Fraktur: Chapter 1

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Chapter 1: Resurrection  My first impression when I awoke was the scent of lilac followed by warmth and silence, apart from the sound of pattering rain. Except for the chrome metal furniture, the rectilinear sterile room – complete with ceramic tile walls, marble floor, and linens – was completely white. One-drawer nightstands, with nothing on… Read more »

The IMMORTALITY of ARTISTS

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Are you an artist? If you create something of merit from nothing using your skill or talent, then you are indeed an artist. Painters, sculptures, and writers are artists, to name a few. The one thing that all artists can have in common if they are aware of the possibility is immortality. If you create something… Read more »

A Curmudgeon’s Mania

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I am an organized and tidy curmudgeon that says what’s on my mind because I have reached an age where I really don’t give a damn if anyone disagrees with me or even pays attention to me. Harumph! So, being neat, as in tidy rather than as in cool, because I have never REALLY been… Read more »

Jessica Chasmar for President

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I have discovered a young woman who has the most ironclad grip on reality that I have ever seen in one so young. Her name is Jessica Chasmar. She is the digital editor for The Washington Times. Ms. Chasmar has a recipe for Republican political success. It is based on dirt-level common sense. Check out… Read more »

MUTT: Making Us Think Together

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I discovered this great site for artists today. Here is their “About Us” page: MUTT Online was founded in 2010. There are no membership fees. MUTT is an acronym for Making Us Think Together. MUTT Online is a networking site for writers, poets, photographers and artists. Members may post a profile, photo gallery, classified ad… Read more »

The Serapis Fraktur: Table of Contents

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THE SERAPIS FRAKTUR  A Charles Dawes Novel  Book 1: The Conglomerate Series  CONTENTS Title Page Table of Contents Chapter 1 Resurrection Chapter 2 Central Computer Chapter 3 Home Chapter 4 The A-Team Chapter 5 The Recipe Chapter 6 Warehouse 101 Chapter 7 Security Alert Chapter 8 Special Operator Chapter 9 Jeeves Chapter 10 Spitfire Chapter… Read more »

Smashwords is my choice for a distribution platform

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The expected release date for The Serapis Fraktur is mid January and Spitfire Publishing LLC will hold the ISBN. I have edited the manuscript  twice myself and an editor I hired did too. Still there are small annoyances. Maybe there always will be. At this juncture I am waiting for my wife, prospective cover artist,… Read more »

What is a Fraktur?

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“Early fraktur, the word is both singular and plural, are handmade documents commemorating rites of passage like baptisms, marriages, graduations, and deaths. They were and typically still are hand-decorated with pen, ink, and watercolors. Early American fraktur usually had text in German because most of the scriveners were Germans making fraktur for the German market in America…. Read more »