Monday, October 29, 2012

Kiwis---get my 'advance' copies for all books--bargain prices.

Yes get all three books, both versions for bargain prices on Trade Me for a limited time.

Australia---you should be able to find my books in your libraries soon!

Yes, if things work out, you will be able to go to your local library and request my three books. I will have my books listed with one of your 'library suppliers' if not more, and then your local library can purchase them. I win and you get to read my books free. All you need is the titles and my name of course, so off you go and order them. They are:
1) Coastal Yarns
2) Roskill
3) Talk To Me.
If they havn't got them, don't give up---it may take time.
Of course you can always buy them from me, either through my webitse
or by contacting me direct for a special deal at

The USA braces itself yet again for a superstorm.

The spectre of a huge storm about to lash and inundate the low lying areas of New York is being touted as the worst storm for two generations. Did not something similar a year or two ago? The media always takes every chance to cover such events and one has the feeling that they are doing more than satisfying a public safety demand. There is almost an air of disappointment when predictions are not realized.
Despite all of the dire warnings about the magnitude and danger of this nasty freak of nature (or is it something that we must expect with Global Warming?) we will see the usual idiots who choose to ‘go down to t sea to watch,’ or to stay in their homes to battle it out. That these people do this really annoys me, because they put at risk the lives of those charged with rescuing them when the inevitable happens. This phenomenon is not restricted to the USA of course. We see twits here in New Zealand replicating those dumb ass and selfish actions.
At least the two Presidential candidates (yes, I know there are other contenders, but you wouldn’t know it from US media sources) are not making political capital out of the emerging scenario; indeed they are both being ‘sublimely Presidential. Some say that Obama can only gain by acting decisively and not repeating the mistakes of ex-President Bush who was most tardy in his response when ‘Katrina’ attacked New Orleans.
Lives may be lost and the economic costs will be huge when Hurricane Sandy meets up with the two land-based storms. One cannot help but ask—‘is this going to be a common occurrence under the new order of Global Warming? Will we still burry our heads in the sand and ignore Mother Nature’s protestations about how we are treating her domain---the earth?
Stay safe my American friends. I shall watch from afar and ‘will’ the storm to head back out to sea.