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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Deal or No Deal, Iran Will Opt for Nukes

"Exclusive: Iran's October 10 missile test violated U.N. ban - expert panel" -

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


This Thanksgiving weekend I'm giving away Kindle versions of my Grande Angil mystery-adventure novel, CALAMITY. You can get it (did I mention it's FREE?) for a few days starting Wednesday at midnight, PST.

If you're a lover of the sea, of SCUBA diving, of treasure hunting, of rock and roll, of bigger than life characters, of conspiracy theories, of knights in shining armor, of hard boiled detectives, of Maine- and New England (Go Pats!), give this book a try. Others like you have, and they've enjoyed it immensely. One reader told me he left his wife and moved to Bermuda because of it. OK, that's a lie. But check out the reviews—all except for the guy who said he couldn't read it because the print was too small. Sure, it's not perfect, it's not literary, it's not even copyedited, but it's fun, grandammit! Guaranteed. Money back if you're not satisfied. OK, that's another lie. Seriously, what more do you need. Read it on the plane, on the beach, in the bathroom, I don't care. Just read the darn thing.

Btw, I'm giving away other books this holiday weekend. Check out my author page at Amazon.


Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Server Issue

Due to an ISP malfunction (they basically deleted the server and everyone's data; thanks GWI), all links and thumbnails in the sidebar have been lost. Please be patient as we recover. In the meantime, stay tuned for boat product reviews as this site merges with Proteus Research.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shift Change at French Lighthouse:

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sea Rescue (raw footage)

"Sick baby rescued in Pacific Ocean" -

Friday, March 21, 2014

Now why did the U.S. get involved in this?

"U.S. to hand over tanker with contraband oil back to Libya" -

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Will Loran Make a Comeback?

The short answer is: It already has in Northern Europe and elsewhere.

Enhanced-Loran (eLoran) is the upgraded version of Loran-C. Although President Obama cut funding for the USCG's oversight and manning of Loran stations in the US in 2009, contributing to the complete phasing out of Loran-C transmissions in North America in 2010, government and other studies have provided convincing evidence that the land-based radio-navigation system is the only available back-up, as well as the most viable navigational adjunct, to the GPS satellite network currently serving as the world's primary signal delivery system. Furthermore the Loran signal is a more robust signal than that which comes from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), which makes it less vulnerable to interference or jamming.

The Department for Transport in the UK approved eLoran and provided the necessary funds to make the system fully operational by the summer of 2014. And the Independent Assessment Team (IAT) of the Institute for Defense Analysis has shown that the cost of dismantling and phasing out of Loran in the U.S. will actually exceed the cost of upgrading to eLoran.

Enhanced-Loran has become even more important as a result of the Obama administration's retirement of the Space Shuttle Program and its cutting back on funding to NASA. According to the GAO, the GPS upgrade program is about three years behind schedule.

Tell this administration through your congressmen that it should approve funding for programs that directly impact this country's strength and security. If they think it's critical for mariners and others in the UK and Northern Europe, this administration should think it's equally important for us here in America.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Also available in print and Kindle format. Only $.99 for the Kindle download. Get it here.
For sale at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. Only $.99 as a Kindle download. Get it here.
New cover for my novel, Calamity.