Framing the Dialogue

Archive for January, 2015


There is a growing concern among thinking people who have a sense of history about the antisemitism rearing its ugly head in Europe, America, and around the world. What could be better for those who hate Jews than a weak Israel…


As The Chamberlain’s Waffle

Iran misslesReports are that this satellite photograph is the first one released to the West or at least the public in the West.  It shows an Iranian ballistic rocket; a rocket with the range to reach Europe and the United States and capable of carrying a warhead.  But we should trust them.  They want nuclear energy and have no interest in following up on their threat of destroying the Great Satan…that’s us you know.  Let’s keep negotiating with them until they invade other countries and ultimately come for America.

World Without End

world without endWorld Without End is the second in the two-part series by Ken Follett and takes us back to Kingsbridge a hundred or so years after the end of the first in the series, Pillars of The Earth.  We meet the main characters, Merthin and Caris, who are the primary guides through the novel.  Merthin is from a family of a “bankrupt” landowner who has to rely on the priory for survival.  He is too small to be picked as a knight’s squire so has to forge his way through the trades.  Caris is the bright daughter of a wealthy wool trader.

Heart Collector

heart collector 2Amazon has this great program for its Prime members.  Each month you are eligible for a free novel (Kindle version) of a new release, we usually have two to pick from.  It’s called Kindle First and is a great way to read something by a new author.  Unfortunately I hadn’t known about this program for a few years and I wonder how many good books I missed.  Oh and did I mention that they are free?  I love free.  Amazon surprise us in January and we were able to pick two from a choice of four.

No Fortunate Son

no fortunate son“What Pike was doing now might not be legal, but it was just.  And she would do what she could to help.  She looked back into the mirror, remembering the terror.  Understanding  what Kylie was experiencing.  We’re coming.  We’ll find you.”

In No Fortunate Son Pike Logan gets some difficult news on the level of “no good deed goes unpunished.”  He’s concerned that the government that he has saved many times over the years has abandoned him rather than show gratitude.  He doesn’t expect medals, but to be treated this way is beyond belief.  At this low point a close friend and mentor seems to need his help, but Logan cannot relay on his usual resources…except for his own.

Only Time Will Tell

only time will tell 2Only Time Will Tell is the first in the Clifton Chronicles detailing the lives of the wealthy Barrington family and the not so fortunate Clifton clan.  Set in England in the early 20th Century author Jeffrey Archer  intertwines these families as they go through life.  As is typical with an Archer novel there is discord, tragedy and love.  The setting exacerbates the disparity about how people are treated simply based on their birthright or lack thereof.

Obama Diplomacy…Hugs For All

Considering all of the mistakes the Obama State Department has made, they may have actually JUMPED THE SHARK this time!  First the hug…

…then the song…

…and that didn’t work right.

We are in so much F-ing trouble with these Bozos in charge.

Dear Officer,

imageI want you to know that I see you. I see you choose the booth in the restaurant that allows you to have your back against the wall. I see you walking to your next traffic stop while you hope that it isn’t your last. I see you pulled over, two hours past your shift, as you finish your reports under a street light. I see you as you direct traffic in the scorching heat, the gusting snow, and the downpour of rain. I see you being filmed every time you try to do your job. I see you as you watch mainstream media crucify your character while minimizing your cause. I see that you are tired. I see that you are frustrated and misunderstood. I see that you are hurting as the world watches you bury your brothers and sisters that died because they were guilty of one thing; wearing a uniform with a badge. I see you…

Off To Be The Wizard

imageI was not quite sure what to expected when I bought a copy of Scott Meyer’s  novel, Off to Be the Wizard.  I guess I sort of thought it would be in the same character as Wicked, but this is nothing like that series. It’s hard to descrIbe this without giving too much away, but the main character, Martin Banks, leads a rather dull life and still lives at home with his parents.  His evenings spent on the internet, not hacking, but was just “a guy who really liked monkeying with computers…seeing what he could get away with.”  He found something that began his journey to be the wizard;