We hear a lot about young people whose lives have been dramatically affected by bullying. Some have even ended their lives because the pressure was too much to bear. Those who survive to adulthood often carry with them wounds that have never healed. Being made to feel worthless or unacceptable as a child can impact the adult years, as well. Damaged self-esteem can affect future personal relationships, professional success, lifetime earnings. There are bullies in the adult world, as well; the domineering boss, the back-stabbing fellow employee, the abusive spouse. Those who were abused when they were young may not have the confidence to resist the adult bully. The psychological effects of bullying can be even more damaging than physical abuse in the long term.

My new novel, All That Time is about Ted McBride, a man whose life has been damaged by the bullies of his childhood, up through adolescence . . . and how it took a trip back in time to combat his demons. All About Time is now available in paperback at bookstores and on-line booksellers and as a digital download through all the major Internet eBook distributors.

novel, fiction, time travel, fantasy



You don’t have to be an extreme survivalist or end-of-the-world freak to realize that emergencies could come up that would require that you evacuate your home, even for a brief period. If that ever becomes necessary, you want to have what is called a “Go Bag,” a bag containing everything you will need to survive until conditions return to normal; a bag you can grab as you fly out the door. Here is a suggested list of items you would need: http://www.survivalistreviews.com/go-bag-contents/. My camping cookbook would also be useful, in addition to being a friendly read: http://www.amazon.com/Campsite-Gourmet-Fine-Dining-Trail/dp/0971419302/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1406899068&sr=1-3