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My Writings

My novel The Assignment is available here.
Link corrected 4/3/09

I had this article published in 1995
after hurricanes Katrina and Rita:
Supply, Demand, and Gasoline Prices
Economists support supply and demand, which is responsible for gas prices. The concept of supply and demand has a problem that is seldom addressed, that of social impact. As a result, some are going to extremes to pay for gasoline.

Art

Eb5 International Art Gallery Link dead
was in Spring, Texas from 2005-2009. The owner now has another gallery in downtown Houston.

Vincent van Gogh
The biggest influence on me as an artist.

Left: Starry Night Over the Rhone
Pablo Picasso

Left: The Old Guitarist (1903)

Friends

Melissa
Jolene
I went to school with James, the head minister at Champion Life Center. I also played soccer with him one year.

Music


Actors

Christina Applegate (A++ fan site)
Kiefer Sutherland of 24, Phone Booth, and many more hits.

Television

The Amazing Race
Multi-time Emmy winner for Best Reality Show
Teams of two people race around the world accomplishing various tasks. Detours, road blocks, yields, and the Fast Forward change the race at every turn!
The Mole Reality Competition. Several contestants are competing for up to $1,000,000. The catch? One "contestant" is working for the producers by sabotaging the games and trying to keep the pot as far from the million as possible. The contestants have to take a quiz at the end of every episode on "Who Is . . . The Mole???". The lowest score is eliminated!

Babylon 5 (1993-1998 plus TVMs)
This saga was the first American series with a set series of events from beginning to end, setting a trend that the networks have since messed up.
Space:1999 (1974-1976)
Lunar nuclear waste explodes, sending Moonbase Alpha into deep space. Starred Martin Landau, best known for Mission Impossible and future Best Actor winner for Ed Wood.
Blockbusters with Bill Cullen. Correctly answer the word starting with the given letter to gain the block and make a row of five across (two players) or four down (one player).
Break the Bank (1976). with Tom Kennedy.
Pick a number and guess which of the two celebrities is giving you the right answer to get the box. Get the three boxes of the same amount and win the money, or three money bags for the jackpot!
NBC or
Syndicated
Press Your Luck (1983-1986)
The original game show with the WHAMMY!!! Who could forget contestants screaming "STOP!" and Peter Tomarken saying, "Stop at . . . " a prize, cash, Big Bucks, or the infamous Whammy and his cartoon capers as he took the contestants' money?

Hollywood Squares
Win at tic tac toe by agreeing or disagreeing with celebrities' answers to questions--with added zaniness!

Sports

2006 and 2007 MLS Cup Champions
1993/4 and 1994/5 NBA Champions
Former IHL Champions. The Aeros are still playing, but the IHL is gone.
Houston Texans of the NFL Southern Division
After winning the first four WNBA titles, the Comets were suspended for financial reasons in 2009.

World Wrestling Entertainment
Matt Hardy My favorite pro wrester

Former World and TNA Champion, and owner of the Houston-based Reality of Wrestling>

Cricket is also a favorite of mine, as is rugby.

Writers

H.P. Lovecraft was called "the greatest horror writer" by Stephen King

Robert Jordan (1949-2007) Author of the Wheel of Time saga

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) wrote an astounding translation of Beowulf and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995.
Alistair Reynolds
Author of Revelation Space and its sequel, Redemption Ark, part of a long series of independent titles in a single universe.
Douglas Adams (1949-2001)
author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy five-part (eternally wrongly-addressed-as-a) trilogy. So let's all be hoopy froods and don't worry about the Infinite Improbablity Drive because that's Somebody Else's Problem. So get some tea and a book of Vogon poetry and have a good time. Just be careful of the forty-two cats and DON'T FORGET YOUR TOWEL!!!
Carl Sagan (1923-1996)
Author of the best-selling non-fiction book Cosmos and its PBS series, as well as the novel that became the movie Contact starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. He taught astronomy at the University of Chicago.
Aristotle
In my opinion, the most significant philosopher in history.

Others

Play chess online!
Waffle House has the best country cooking and hash browns with whatever you want to add to 'em. (I love the pork chops, myself!)


Also register with your alma mater at Classmates.com or Reunion.com.

Religion

Russian Orthodox; a member of The Russian Church Abroad.
The Orthodox Church in America was granted autocephalacy by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1970, and as of January, 2009, has Mexico as a Diocese.


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