Channel 7 — July 4, 2022

"Hey Dad, instead of a gift, would you share your Vietnam experiences with me?" My daughter's request set into motion a journey 50 years into the past as a "grunt" in the steamy jungles of Vietnam. Four months later, with my memoir completed, Naomi asked another question. "Hey Dad, let's go to Vietnam, just you and me?" Could the ghosts of Vietnam past morph into a father and daughter blessing in the present?

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Bill Poje speaking about “The Byzantine Pineapple ”

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result, so why should anyone believe that either the political right or the political left has a plan to solve the socioeconomic, legal, political (SELP) issues facing citizens around the globe when all they do is the same failing things over and over again? That's insane! The byzantine pineapple applies systems analysis and systems design methodology to propose a redesign of governmental SELP systems, including a new macroeconomic flat tax for the rising class of independents to implement. It is time to wake up from the matrix!

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Dave Maynard speaking about “Random Thoughts on Life, Love, Laughter and Living for Jesus”

This book was a long time coming. God had to take me through a lifetime of learning to prepare me for writing this book. There are three areas that He impressed upon me to write about.

The first was to write about the life lessons that He has taught me. Things like how to be a better, more loving husband, how to take control of my life by planning for and accomplishing things, and how to use the gifts He has given me.

The second was to make apologetics understandable. Apologetics is rationally and credibly defending the faith. I've has a passion for this ever since I've been a believer. Christianity is not just subjectively true. It's objectively true. It is factually true and can be proven so beyond a reasonable doubt.

The third was to highlight some of the lesser-known Christians and how God used them to make a difference in our world.

I hope the lessons contained in this book will bless you, as they have blessed me in learning them. But even more than that, I hope they will draw you closer to Jesus.

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Lee Tidball speaking about “The Green Cathedral”

Deep in the jungle lies the deadliest kind of beauty.

As a DEA agent caught in an unwinnable drug war, Abel has spent his life with the ugliest side of humanity. It’s no wonder he’s given in to corruption, bribery, and an illegal side hustle that has him on the run from some of the most dangerous men in South America. 

Then, he stumbles upon an alluring creature—a stranded alien who has made her home under the green canopy of the deepest part of the jungle. Her spacecraft crash-landed a decade ago; his life crashed and burned well before that.

But as this unlikely pair grow closer, Abel will realize that his dark past has tracked him down and threatens to destroy the very beauty he has fallen in love with.

The Green Cathedral is a fast-paced thrill-ride that examines the nature of beauty and the power it has to heal our damaged souls.

"Non-stop action...a real flight and fight to the finish. Absolutely worth a read." - Screencraft

Fans of Monster and The Shape of Water will love this "high-energy, swashbuckling" book. (Screencraft)

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Richard Ruhling, M.D. speaking about “From Lockdown to Knockdown, the Fall of America”

America is falling! Some see a collapse coming that could bring martial law and FEMA camps. Our $1 bill says Novus Ordo Seclorum below the pyramid. What's behind the New World Order? The Bible is the all-time best-seller and it has more information on this than most people realize and it could save our lives, especially if we are Christian patriots planning to fight for our gun rights. When Christ was asked about the end of the world, He said to understand the book of Daniel which has a conflict between a ram and goat. Gabriel said Daniel’s vision is “at the time of the end,” Dan 8:17. Daniel named Grecia as the kingdom to conquer the Medes & Persians 200 years before it happened, Dan 8:21, but history repeats for our time with the Medes and Persians now as Iraq and Iran! This prophecy is half-fulfilled! Daniel wisely opted out of the king’s health plan in Daniel 1. This is also truth about government ‘healthcare’--Dr. Colin Campbell, author of the China Study, Prof. Nutrition at Cornell said our medical system is “rotten to the core.” Here is information that Rx drugs are the #1 cause of illness, death. If you have health problems, start with health in the Appendix--information that's gotten 5-star reviews in a previous book. Richard Ruhling, MD, MPH was board-certified in Internal Medicine before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda University.

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Lee Woodman speaking about “ARTSCAPES”

ARTSCAPES A 78-page collection of ekphrastic poems that dazzle with vivid imagery and expert wordplay. Lee Woodman has chosen to explore works from major museums, including The National Gallery, MOMA, The Guggenheim, The Prado, and the Louvre. Woodman invites readers to walk into paintings, enter worlds triggered by sculpture, and eavesdrop on conversations with artists. She will take you to a roaring boxing ring in Washington D.C., a cave in Indonesia with forty-thousand-year-old paintings, and a harem’s den in Algiers. All is possible in poetry. Information about each artwork allows readers to look at the works online while reading poems that offer a refreshing and provocative examination of the art.

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Rana Bitar speaking about “The Long Tale of Tears and Smiles”

The Long Tale of Tears and Smiles chronicles an oncologist's journey as an immigrant: from Damascus to ‎Aleppo to St Louis to New Orleans to NJ, and then NY; from a medical student to a trainee to a ‎practitioner caring for cancer patients and their families and watching the field of oncology ‎evolves throughout the years. ‎ The tale interweaves the author's life stories with the stories of the patients she cared for. It reflects on ‎how bearing witness to their survival or death inspired her life and changed it and how their ‎anguish touched so closely on her own as she grieved the death of loved ones and watched the ‎devastation of destruction and loss caused by the civil war in Syria.

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N.L. Holmes speaking about “Bird in a Snare”

When Hani, an Egyptian diplomat under Akhenaten, is sent to investigate the murder of a useful bandit leader in Syria, he encounters corruption, tangled relationships, and yet more murder. His investigation is complicated by the new king’s religious reforms, which have struck Hani’s own family to the core. Hani’s mission is to amass enough evidence for his superiors to prosecute the wrongdoers despite the king’s protection—but not just every superior can be trusted. And maybe not even the king!

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Wm. Hovey Smith speaking about “Make Your Own Job: Anytime, Anywhere, At Any Age”

Entrepreneur Wm. Hovey Smith details how to make your own job by providing methods of selecting and developing money-making opportunities than can be done anytime, anywhere, at any age. The possibilities include step-by-step methods of raising this month's rent to establishing a life-time income for you and your family to a late-life business doing work that you love. Particular attention is given to possibilities for those in high school and college, presently in the work force, participating in management, and retirees who need additional income.

The author's accomplishments include diversified experiences in retail sales, professional practice, the arts, cooking, international business, and entertainment which have provided him with an unusually broad range of activities which he provides as illustrations on how you can use your own life experiences and added skills to develop paying work that you enjoy doing. He is the author of 18 books, podcast radio programs, thousands of newspaper stories and currently has over 750 YouTube videos on line. This book is unusual in this genre in that it incorporates elements of drama, adventure, and fun.

Learn How to:

  • Raise cash fast
  • Identify your talents
  • Develop job skills
  • Make jobs you love
  • Make yourself a job at work
  • Operate a one-man company
  • Leave a legacy for your children
  • Have a profitable retirement
  • Use work to live longer

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Linda Rosen speaking about “Sisters of the Vine”

"A novel about vineyard life and family, Linda Rosen's delightful and poignant Sisters of the Vine is for wine-lovers." –Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes

Housewife and mother with a loving husband to take care of her - that's all Liz, a Fifties gal, ever wanted. Over her father's objections, she drops out of college to marry Rick, who dreams of living off the land. They buy a farm on a verdant hillside in the Hudson Valley, but can't agree on what to plant. When they discover French-American hybrid grapes, Liz is confident they'll be happy. Grapes are classy.

As the rich soil sinks into her soul and the vines begin to thrive, the marriage grows rocky. Refusing to disappoint her father again, Liz is determined to make her marriage work . . . until she discovers a photograph hidden in the old barn.

Faced with impossible decisions, Liz is desperate. She has a vineyard ready to harvest and no idea how to accomplish the task. Does she have the moxie to flourish? Or will she and the land turn fallow?

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Elizabeth A. Carter, PhD speaking about “Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities critical to continuous evolution & success for self”

Being a leader is a scary thought. You are responsible for individuals who are not related to you and whom you cannot control 100%. This group of people does not look like you, think like you, talk like you, or have the same interests as you. These people may not even like you. Yet, somehow, you have to get them to follow you. Most of these same statements hold true for your role when you are being led. There is someone responsible for leading you. You cannot control, speak, or even think like that person. How can we effectively survive to do and be our best every day?

In this second book of the LEAP Series, Dr. Elizabeth A. Carter once again provides you access to information based on situations that have impacted her life. Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities Critical to Continuous Evolution & Success for Self shines a spotlight on the three elements that have helped, hindered, and heightened her journey in leadership: chemistry, confidence, and communication. Including motivational quotes from pioneers such as John Quincy Adams, Oscar Wilde, Plato, and Helen Keller, Dr. Carter expands her use of alliterations and acronyms to entertain and educate her readers with topics and phrases such as•First impressions: “First Flush Final”—Don’t expect the hand you were dealt to change.•Overcoming obstacles: “No Not Never”—Response is temporary, not permanent.•Working with others: “Sometimes, you must DUMB it down” (Decode for Understanding and Maximizing Buy-in).•Leading volunteers: Accountability measures needed if “there is not a process of a review, raise, or reprimand.”

At the end of each section, there are reflection questions, and the last chapter helps you decide what actions you will take next. Get “access-smart” and let chemistry, confidence, and communication increase your effectiveness when leading others and being led.

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Michael Stern, M.D. speaking about “Dr. Stern's Rotation Diet”


If you struggle with weight loss, if you find yourself nearing your goals only to see them slip away, if you’re tired of programs that promise more than they deliver, or even if you’ve never tried a weight-loss program before, Dr. Stern’s Rotation Diet is the solution. Let Dr. Michael Stern show you how to . . .

  • set healthy and realistic weight-loss goals
  • kick-start your weight loss with a lightning-fast rapid-reduction technique
  • evaluate weight-loss options and choose the ones that are right for you
  • build your own rotation diet for lifelong weight maintenance
  • feel better, have more energy, and add years to your life through healthier habits
  • master motivation, meditation, and mindfulness skills that will enhance every area of your life and career

Wherever you are in your health and wellness journey, Dr. Stern’s Rotation Diet provides the science and the solutions to deliver the results you seek. Start today and make the change to a happier, healthier, and more satisfying way of life.

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James Gilbert speaking about “Tales of Little Egypt”

Tales of Little Egypt is a fictional account of small town America and the peculiar, ordinary, eccentric, sturdy, cunning, and contented characters who created it. Set in the years between the Civil War and the great Influenza Plague of 1918, this is a pageant of imaginary people--the narratives of a score of men, women, and children whose lives illustrate the immense changes and challenges of that turbulent era. This was a period of great events and outsized personalities: splendid World's Fairs attended by millions, radical new inventions, devastating wars and violent revolutions; leaders like Theodore Roosevelt. But underneath were the people whose stories are as fascinating, troubled, compelling and triumphant as anything that has occupied the attention of historians. There was the town doctor, the local sheriff, the jeweler, the self-appointed matron of morality, a young black girl and her mother, a boy who ran off to the circus and many others: lovers, criminals, teachers, ministers, and odd characters. As a community, their lives and ambitions, their failures and tragedies--sometimes at their own making--and their small successes intersected and became a part of each other.

Marion, Illinois is both a real place and the imaginary location for these stories. Set in the center of Little Egypt, Marion is a county seat in the middle of this unique area, a river delta wedged between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. These two great highways of American immigration and trade sent millions of settlers North and South, East and West and back. The few who stopped off to make it their home created something distinctive. Theirs was a society that reflected the crossroads it occupied and the mix of cultures and sections that it represented. It was both nowhere and everywhere. Therefore their struggles to make sense of this world exemplify the tale and the memory of modern America in the making.