The Last Town On Earth: A Recent Novel on the 1918 Pandemic

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Behind the Locked Door
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Have We Outgrown Democracy?

Have We Outgrown Democracy?

 NOTE: To get the most out of this blog please click on the BLUE links for references and further information Previous Blogs with a similar theme:When To CompromiseCivility I’m not the first to notice that the political divide has been growing in America.  Surveys by...

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4 Reviews for Behind The Locked Door

4 Reviews for Behind The Locked Door

 Behind the Locked Door by David Herstle JonesBuy now:  Behind The Locked Door is available in Mendocino from Gallery Books, Moore Books, and the Mendocino Public Library; in Fort Bragg from The Bookstore and the Fort Bragg Public Library; from my Think in the Morning...

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The Upside of the Coronavirus

The Upside of the Coronavirus

 Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions will likely get the coronavirus and tens of thousands, maybe many more, will die from it.  How could there be any upside to this crisis?  There may not be.  Yet, the incurable optimism built into the human psyche shows that we...

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Author Interview:  Behind The Locked Door

Author Interview: Behind The Locked Door

  Author Interview:  David Herstle Jones Today, Feathered Quill reviewer Amy Lignor is talking with David Herstle Jones, author of Behind the Locked Door. FQ: How difficult was this book to write, since it was based on your own family’s situation? Did you find this to...

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New Book Review for Behind The Locked Door

New Book Review for Behind The Locked Door

 We are delighted to have received a new book review from Feathered Quill Book Reviews.  Read below. Behind the Locked DoorBy: David Herstle JonesPublisher: Think in the MorningPublication Date: December 2019ISBN: 978-0-578-58955-8Reviewed by: Amy LignorReview Date:...

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Autarky

Autarky

 Autarky is the characteristic of self-sufficiency; the term usually applies to political states, societies or to their economic systems. Autarky exists whenever an entity survives or continues its activities without external assistance or international trade. ...

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PANIC

PANIC

 Here we are again in a panic.  The financial markets are reeling in response to the coronavirus, oil market disruptions and not least because stock prices were historically high relative to fundamentals.  Near zero interest rates give the FED little room to...

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Mezcalifornia

Mezcalifornia

  The State of California used to be the state of Alta California as part of Nueva España and later Mexico. Many Mexicans stayed here – as the saying goes, ‘the border moved, not me’ – and as we’re all very aware it’s a space of intersecting and overlapping,...

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All Reviews For Behind The Locked Door

All Reviews For Behind The Locked Door

 Reader Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads for Behind The Locked Door by David Herstle JonesBehind the Locked Door is an homage to Mr. Jones's childhood brother and the culture he lived through in the 50's and 60's when we were on the verge of moving from killing those...

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Crossing Borders: Paul Theroux and Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Crossing Borders: Paul Theroux and Stephanie Elizondo Griest

  The border means more than a customs house, a passport officer, a man with a gun.  Over there everything is going to be different; life is never going to be quite the same again after your passport has been stamped and you find yourself speechless among the...

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The Oscars

The Oscars

 The 92nd Oscars® will be held tonight (February 9th) at 5 p.m. and aired on ABC.  Why does it matter?  For me, it’s personal.  My great uncle, Lewis R. Foster, won an Oscar in 1939 for the best original story, The Gentleman From Montana.  His story, unpublished,...

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Behind The Locked Door – Final Excerpt

Behind The Locked Door – Final Excerpt

 The book is for sale at my Mendocino office (45051 Ukiah Street, above Mendocino Market), on the Think in the Morning website via PayPal, at Gallery Books and The Book Loft in Mendocino, and at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online outlets including in Ebook...

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