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~~~~~~~~ In Memoriam: Rod Steiger (1925 - 2002) ~~~~
~~~~~~~~ [ Komarovsky in Dr. Zhivago, Judd in Oklahoma ] ~~~~~

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~~~ GOOD MOUNTAIN PRESS DIGEST #27 Published August 1, 2002 ~~~
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Quote for the Summer Month of August:

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

~~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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Archived Digests
Table of Contents

1. August's Violet-n-Joey Cartoon
2. Honored Readers for August
3. On a Personal Note
4. Cajun Story
5. Recipe of the Month from Bobby Jeaux’s Kitchen
6. Poem from Freedom on the Half Shell
7. Reviews and Articles Added for August:

8. Commentary on the World
9. Closing Notes - our mailing list, locating books, unsubscribing to Digest
10. Gratitude

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#1 Jul  #2, Aug  #3, Sept  #4, Oct  #5, Nov  #6, Dec  #7
2001: Jan  #8,  Feb  #9,  Mar #10, Apr #11, May #12, Jun #13, Jul #14, Aug #15, Sep #16, Oct #17, Nov #18, Dec #19
2002: Jan #20, Feb #21, Mar #22, Apr #23, May #24, Jun #25, Jul #26, Aug #27, Sep #28, Oct #29, Nov #30, Dec #31
2003: Jan #32, Feb #33, Mar #34, Apr #35, May #36, Jun #37, Jul #38, Aug #39, Sep #40, Oct #41, Nov #42, Dec #43
2004: Jan #44, Feb #45, Mar #46, Apr #47, May #48, Jun #49, Jul #50, Aug #51, Sep #52, Oct #53, Nov #54, Dec #55
2005: Jan#051,Feb#052,Mar#053,Apr#054,May#055,Jun#056,Jul#057,Aug#058,Sep#059,Oct#05a,Nov#05b,Dec#05c
2006: Jan#061,Feb#062,Mar#063,Apr#064,May#065,Jun#066,Jul#067,Aug#068,Sep#069,Oct#06a,Nov#06b,Dec#06c
2007: Jan#071,Feb#072,Mar#073,Apr#074,May#075,Jun#076,Jul#077,Aug#078,Sep#079,Oct#07a,Nov#07b,Dec#07c
2008: Jan#081,Feb#082,Mar#083,Apr#084,May#085,Jun#086,Jul#087,Aug#088,Sep#089,Oct#08a,Nov#08b,Dec#08c
2009: Jan#091,Feb#092,Mar#093,Apr#094,May#095,Jun#096,Jul#097,Aug#098,Sep#099,Oct#09a,Nov#09b,Dec#09c
2010: Jan#101,Feb#102,Mar#103,Apr#104,May#105,Jun#106,Jul#107,Aug#108,Sep#109,Oct#10a,Nov#10b,Dec#10c
2011: Jan#111,Feb#112,Mar#113,Apr#114,May#115,Jun#116,Jul#117,Aug#118,Sep#119,Oct#11a,Nov#11b,Dec#11c
2012: Jan#121,Feb#122,Mar#123,Apr#124,May#125,Jun#126,Jul#127,Aug#128,Sep#129,Oct#12a,Nov#12b,Dec#12c
2013: Jan#131,Feb#132,Mar#133,Apr#134,May#135,Jun#136,Jul#137,Aug#138,Sep#139,Oct#13a,Nov#13b,Dec#13c
2014: Jan#141,Feb#142,Mar#143,Apr#144,May#145,Jun#146,Jul#147,Aug#148,Sep#149,Oct#14a,Nov#14b,Dec#14c
2015: Jan#151,Feb#152,Mar#153,Apr#154,May#155,Jun#156,Jul#157,Aug#158,Sep#159,Oct#15a,Nov#15b,Dec#15c
2016: Jan#161,Feb#162,Mar#163,Apr#164,May#165,Jun#166,Jul#167,Aug#168,Sep#169,Oct#16a,Nov#16b,Dec#16c
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2019: Jan#191,Feb#192,Mar#193,Apr#194,May#195,Jun#196,Jul#197,Aug#198,Sep#199,Oct#19a

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1. August Violet-n-Joey CARTOON:
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For newcomers to the Digest, we have created a webpage of all the Violet-n-Joey cartoons! Check it out at: Also note the rotating calendar and clock that follows just to the right of your mouse pointer as you scroll down the page. You'll also see the clock on the 404 Error page if you make a mistake typing a URL while on the website.

The Violet-n-Joey Cartoon page is been divided into two pages: one low-speed and one high-speed access. If you have Do NOT Have High-Speed Access, you may try this Link which will load much faster and will allow you to load one cartoon at a time. Use this one for High-Speed Access.

This month Violet and Joey learn about playing the harmonica, pairing up, and how people usually handle absurd requests. .

[Note: to chart their progress sequentially and time-wise, note that the first six digits of the file name comprise the date the cartoon was written and the last two digits, a sequential number. Thus 12057940 was the 40th cartoon and I first wrote and drew it on Dec. 5, 1979.]

#1 "Latin Notes" at

#2 "Dose Trios" at

#3 "Absurd Request" at

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Each month we take time to thank two of our good readers of Good Mountain Press Digest, books and reviews. Here's our two worthy Honored Readers for this month. One of their names will be in the TO: address line of your email Digest notification. Our Honored Readers for August are:

Ginger Thiele from Michigan/Florida

Rob Chenoweth in New York City

Thanks, Ginger and Rob !

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Out Our Way:

We know from talking to many of you that this is your “don’t miss” place in the Digest, so we endeavor to make it fun and informative every month.

This month began with my installing several new programs, MailWasher, SystemWorks 2002, and BigFix. The first allows me to bounce any blacklisted spam emails automatically and decide how to handle the rest. Email processing is still a bit tricky, but I’m almost over the learning curve. The second one announces fixes to software packages and installs them automatically if I say “Go ahead.” I’ve had the usual startup problems, but it seems to be doing its job okay. When I loaded Norton SystemWorks 2002 over the 2000 version and my PC took a few steps backwards. Things that used to work don’t work, like CrashGuard, and CleanSweep comes up all the time when it’s not supposed to. Anybody got any suggestions about how to fix these two glitches, let me know.

While surfing the web, I got an interesting offer from for making comments on his “laughing therapy” website: “If something makes you happy write me a sonnet in iambic pentameter.” Since I haven’t had a chance to write a sonnet recently, I dashed off this one in keeping with the theme of his website as well as my one:

Dear Jon,

Sonnet in iambic pentameter?
I doubt that it would make you laugh a lot,
But since you asked, I'll give you all I've got,
Since I am very big in the matter.

A researcher I am you see about
Things both animal and vegetable
And as they say, and mineral, all out,
And human beings so emotional.

So if you're feeling so depressed and blue
You want to end it all without a trace,
Cheer up, there's hope for even me and you --
Look up and even find a touch of grace

Emotions are a doylic memory
And can be erased most cognitively.

Finally finished the posting of all my “A Reader’s Journal, Volume 1” to the web this month. Take a look at the final result at: Unable to economically publish this volume in hardback anymore, I decided to make it available over the web.

Got a call from Tara and Bradford Riley saying they would be in downtown New Orleans a few days while she attended a McDonald’s convention. Met them for coffee and Bradford and I toured the city. I regaled him with sights to see and history to mull over while he regaled me with eurhythmy and tales of his years at the Goetheanum beginning at age 19. If you’ve never seen someone go through the 12 eurhythmy gestures as they precess through the zodiacal circle, you have a treat in store for you. The gesture for Aries is the right hand, perpendicular to the body placed about four inches in front of the face — the sense is sharp, direct, and to the point. Being married to an Aries, Del, I can tell you it describes her perfectly.

Our grandson, Sam, came in from Baltimore and we drove up Alexandria for a few days to bring him with us. Our offspring there had bought a new home in a nearby neighborhood and we had to take a look at it. Can’t wait to the see their two New Orleans-style patios when they have been all planted out and spruced up. While Del took three grandson, Weslee, Sam, and Thomas to Beaumont to visit their Uncle Jim, I spent time reading and writing. When my son-in-law Wes came back from his fishing trip we met at his new house to eat some boiled crabs and take a dip in the new pool. This weekend gave me lots of free time away from website design to complete my reading of the books that I reviewed for this month.

The next week we celebrated our 24th Anniversary, but since we lived together for a year before we got married, we celebrate this year our “25 years of Living and Loving.” Took my two grandsons Gabe and Sam to Cool Hand Luke’s for an ice cream stuffed snowball, but Sam wanted only snowball and Gabe only ice cream. Go figure. Naturally, I had my usual Dreamsicle flavor with vanilla ice cream inside the snowball. Talk about good! Reminds me of the old Dreamsicle ice cream bars that street vendors used to sell.

Thanks to Netflix and our DVD player, we watched three of the four episodes of “Upstairs-Downstairs”, the season when Lord Bellamy’s wife sailed off on the RMS-Titanic and didn’t return. And Hazel, the typist arrived just in time to replace the vanished mom on duty and Captain James Bellamy is smitten by her. The moment when Hazel gets Roberts newly returned from rescue on the Titanic to pry her hands off the jewelry box by telling her that her Lady would have wished her to was classic. All the Upstairs-Downstairs principals who had been unsuccessful at extracting the jewelry box watched in amazement as this middle-class secretary turned into a real lady and qualified herself to become James’ new wife and reside over the house. We’re anxiously awaiting the next DVD in the series.

For our anniversary we had a quiet, elegant dinner at Midi in the Le Meridien downtown. Our dinner was capped off by a delicious chocolate and strawberry dessert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate on one rim of the plate and Happy Birthday on the other. My birthday was a few days later on the 33rd anniversary of man setting foot on the Moon, July 20, 1969 on my 29th birthday. For my birthday the next day, I was privileged to perform the marriage of a lovely couple, Janet and Eric Zammet. A wonderful ceremony that came off with only one hitch – the happy couple got hitched to each other!

Del and I attended a Steiner Study Group for the first time, thanks to a new friend Margaret Runyon who was introduced to us by Rob Chenoweth. One of the members of the group is Inge Elsas who studied nursing with Ita Wegman, a close associate of Rudolf Steiner. At 87, Inge is as alive as any three year old, with bright piercing eyes and a bright outlook on life. [Note: here’s a book on medicine written jointly by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman, Extending Practical Medicine. My review of the book can be read at: .]

The rest of the month found us visiting our newest grandson up in Bloomington, Indiana. We left at 5:17 am and arrived there at 9:15 pm. That included two stops for an hour or so each along the way. We had dinner with Betty Chowning, a friend in Louisville, at KT’s right off I-64, a great restaurant. We promised her and ourselves a longer visit on the way home, which we enjoyed as well. A tour of Louisville and a stop for dinner at Claudia Sanders’ restaurant.

Another offspring has moved into a newer, larger house. Rob and Jami have purchased 12 acres or so off Kerr Creek Road in East Bloomington and finally have a house big enough for their three children, Sierra, Walden, and Emerson. I asked Rob if he had another son would he name him Ralph because if he did, his three boys would named, Ralph, Walden, Emerson. He laughed. I got to cut a large triangular swath of the 3 acres of front lawn the next morning on the full size John Deere tractor while Rob used the small hand mower to do some trimming. Then I got to help him add some posts for the roof railings on the tree house he was building for himself and the kids. Built on the side of a slope, the left side stairs go up about twelve feet, but the roof porch looks out into the 25 foot level of the forest, just above the first level treetops. I tested the railings on the staircase — they were rock solid — and can assure Papa Buster, my dad, that he would be proud of the carpentry and design skills of his grandson.

Del read to Sierra and Walden and we took turns rocking and holding Emerson who was born only a month earlier, but is a big healthy boy child already. We stayed on the ground floor and had a full bath, a shower, a sauna, and an indoor swimming pool at our disposal. Plus green forest and lawns filled every window. Built by a carpenter whose father was a plumber and a swimming pool man, this house has wood in places where most houses of its age, twelve years old, have aluminum or other metals. It has wood siding, wood floors, wood beams and even the double pane casement windows have wooden frames. Del and I sat on one of the outside staircases to watch the fireflies flitting across the lawn and through the trees after dusk one night.


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Movies we watched this past month:

Notes about our movies: Many of the movies we watch are foreign movies with subtitles. After years of watching movies in foreign languages, Arabic, French, Swedish, German, British English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and many other languages, sometimes two or three languages in the same movie, the subtitles have disappeared for us. If the movie is dubbed in English we go for the subtitles instead because we enjoy the live action and sounds of the real voices so much more than the dubbed. If you wonder where we get all these foreign movies from, the answer is simple: NetFlix. For a fixed price a month they mail us DVD movies from our on-line Queue, we watch them, pop them into a pre-paid mailer, and the postman effectively replaces all our gas-consuming and time-consuming trips to Blockbuster. To sign up for NetFlix, simply go to and start adding all your requests for movies into your personal queue. If you've seen some in these movie blurbs, simply copy the name, click open your queue, and paste the name in the Search box on NetFlix and Select Add. Buy some popcorn and you're ready to Go to the Movies, 21st Century Style. You get to see your movies as the Director created them — NOT-edited for TV, in full-screen width, your own choice of subtitles, and all of the original dialogue.
P. S. Any rumors that Netflix doesn't deliver DVD's promptly is hogwash so far as I am concerned. Our new DVD's are delivered with a couple of days of the old ones being put out on my mailbox.
Hits (Watch as soon as you can. A Don't Miss Hit is one you might otherwise ignore.):

“Cider House Rules” – what can I say? Still no sitting on the roof.

“Minority Report” is set in the future when crimes are prevented by arresting criminals before they commit their foul deeds. Of course, there’s always a loophole somewhere . . . naturally — it’s a Philip K. Dick story.

“Men in Black II” was more fun than the first one, mainly due to the apparently much lower budget on this one for “alien vomit”. Frank, the Chinese Pug, who only had a bit part in MIB, pulls a Joe Pesci number and becomes a constant companion in this one. A wonder that PETA didn’t object to their putting a dog to work as a detective.

“Door to Door” with William Macy playing Bill Porter. Amazing story on TNT about a door to door salesman who was hemi-plegic due to cerebral palsy, and yet worked for over fifty years going door to door selling cleaning products. You can read all about him at: Macy deserves an award for his vivid portrayal of Bill Porter in this TNT movie.

“Heist” with Gene Hackman in top form. Is there any doubt as to whether the old man will best the young upstarts in the end? Well, yes, there is, and thereupon hangs a tale. Think “The Mechanic.”

Misses (Avoid At All Costs): We attempted to watch these this month, but didn't make it all the way through on most of them. Awhile back when three AAAC horrors hit us in one night, I decided to add a sub-category to "Avoid at All Costs", namely, A DVD STOMPER. These are movies so bad, you don't want anyone else to get stuck watching them, so you want to stomp on the disks. That way, if everyone else who gets burnt by the movie does the same, soon no copies of the awful movie will be extant and the world will be better off.

Luckily none this month!

Your call on these — Your taste in movies may differ, but I liked them:

“The Waking Life” is a unique creative process: movie shot in digital video, then converted to cartoon form. Full of amazing characters and thoughts. Must be watched more than once. (2001)

“Company Man” or what happens when a Grammar school teacher becomes a spy and saves the world from bad grammar. (2000)

“Damn the Defiant” with Alec Guiness, 1962 sea adventure, very good. Breaks the mutiny cliches. Captain lost his right arm – if your right arm goes against you, cut it off. He did. His Exec Officer went against. Cut him off. Cut off both of his right arms. And survived. Occurs to me that Alec Guiness was the Tony Hopkins of his time.

“The Others” a suspense-full movie with Nicole Kidman, an obsessive mother raising two children in unusual circumstances.

“O, Pioneers” on the Hallmark Channel with Jessica Lange, a great movie of pioneers in the high plains of the West. A daughter takes over a large ranch when her father dies and supervises her younger brothers, who are less than grateful for her hard work.

“Il Postino” Another DVD we watched was “Il Postino.” Afterward I looked up Pablo Nerudo on the Net and found this poem that was used in the end credits of the movie. Great movie. Watched it intensely as this naive postman slowly discovered the inner poet in himself and became friends with the Nobel Laureate of 1971, Pablo Nerudo. Here’s the poem that graced the ending credits of the film:

And it was at that age...Poetry arrived
in search of me. I don't know, I don't know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I don't know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.

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This month’s story finds Boudreaux dealing with his aging father whose mental faculties aren’t as sharp as they once were. [Adapted from email sent to me from my cousine, Judy Clément Poimboeuf, on July 22, 2002. ]

Boudreaux got a frantic phone call from his elderly father early one morning. It was Thursday, the day that Papa Boudreaux goes to weekday mass at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church. It’s the only place Papa still drives himself in his 1947 Hudson automobile. He was calling from the new cell phone that Boudreaux bought him for Father’s Day a week earlier. Boudreaux told Papa to carry it with him all the time and in case he needed anything to give him a call from wherever he was. Boudreaux said, “Remember, Papa, the first minute of the phone call is free, so you can use it any time you need help.” This was the first time Papa had called Boudreaux or anyone else on the new fangled gadget.

Rinnng! went the phone by his bedside and when Boudreaux picked it up, he heard Papa’s voice, “Start talking, you got ONE minute!”

Smiling, Boudreaux said, “Papa, what’s wrong, told me somethin’.”

“Mais, some damn fool done broke into my car! They stoled the rear view mirror and my rosary dat was hanging on it, plus dey took da radio, da steering wheel, da brake pedal, da clutch and even dat accelerator! Dose maudits bastards! You done got to brought me to church, Boo!" he cried.

“Ok, Papa, I’ll be right dere.”

A few minutes later when Boudreaux returned home, Marie axed him, “Mais – how come you home so quick, Boudreaux? You don’t have time to drove your Papa to church. Wat happened?”

“Wat happened? That couillon! He got in the back seat of his car by mistake.”

[Glossary notes: couillon pronounced koo-yohn' means a nut or a funny person; maudits pronounced moo-dee' means accursed or damned. From Rev. Jules O. Daigle’s Cajun Dictionary.]

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We have cleaned up the main review page to make it easy for Good Readers like you to find our reviews. Check the top of this page: for links to each of the four major sets of reviews: A Reader's Journal, Volume 1, A Reader's Journal, Volume 2, A Reader's Treasury, or Early Reviews from 1987 and 1988.

These early reviews will be added into a new Chapter in Volume 1 during August which is where they rightly belong.

We have added new material on the Counselor's Corner webpage at: It contains information about how one counselor has assimilated the speed trace into time-line work when a client is accessing very early memories. All you counselors out there will want to check this out, especially if you're working with anorexia or bulimia clients.

At the very top of Tidbits is a new posting sent to me from a Good Reader, Ann Keller, about the passing of Common Sense, a rare friend in these Non-Sensical times. Thanks, Ann! Check out Bobby’s list of Famous and Interesting Quotes [FIQ] for the newest additions at:

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6. POETRY by BOBBY from Freedom on the Half Shell:
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The Truth About Truth

Whenever I see "the truth about X"
I know that someone is up to some tricks.
That in the homely disguise of verified facts
Someone is trying to sell me belief.
Not as an anodyne for my relief,
But a set of rules to govern my acts.

Originators were often uncouth,
Their rules were made out of distorted truth
Twisted by followers to hide their lacks.
Into their dogma they stuffed all their rules
For unthinking theologians and fools
Wanted all heresy off of their backs.

The truth about truth is easy to see:
When one is true to oneself
The dogma remains unused on the shelf.
At last the paradox occurs to me:
Inside of dogma there may be some truth,
But there's little or no dogma in truth.

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7. REVIEWS and ARTICLES for August:
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And for my Good Readers, here’s the new reviews and articles for this month. The ARJ2 ones are new additions to the top of A Reader’s Journal, Volume 2, Chronological List, and the ART ones to A Reader’s Treasury.

1.) ARJ2: The Hidden Gospel by Neil Douglas-Klotz

Here’s Klotz’s attitude towards the English translations in a nutshell:

[page 20] It’s not that these English translations are wrong; they are simply limited. They can’t hold the spiritual possibilities of the original Aramaic . . .
In an English-speaking culture that is assured every day that the “map is the territory” one can understand how Klotz might be led to believe that it is the English language in which the fault lies, not the readers of the English translations. To any student of General Semantics their steeping in the processes of the “map is not the territory,” any English translation may be understood in the fullness of any of Klotz’s Aramaic translations. The problem is not in the language, but in the unconsciousness meaning-formation of the users of the language. In fact, it is exactly for those who read blithely read the Bible in English without any spirit-infused thought and meaning-formation that Klotz’s book will be extremely helpful. It is like a crash course in General Semantics using the Bible as the textbook.

For more information, buy the book, for less, read the review at:

2.) ARJ2: A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller

Rightly understood, this is not a sequel nor a prequel to The Bridges of Madison County, but an epilogue. A story that relates what fell between the cracks of the first story; an almost perverse and yet poignant narration of what might have been, what almost happened and what did happen to Robert L. Kincaid that Francesca never knew about. Aging and retired from photography, he returns to the Roseman Bridge and she is there, but they never quite meet. When he gets back to Seattle from his last ride with Harry and Highway along a thousand country roads, and settles in his reserved table for two, as Nighthawk’s fingers dance over the familiar chords of Autumn Leaves on his raspy tenor sax, someone is waiting to meet Robert for the first time. An epiphany awaits Robert in the dark, just as this peregrine is ready to return home for the final flight of this life. Who is it awaits your reading of the book. If you’ve read the first book, this one will thrill you every bit as much as the first one did.

Read the Review at:

3.) ARJ2: How Can Mankind Find the Christ Again? by Rudolf Steiner

The interest in being a “re-born Christian” that exists in the new 21st Century can be understood to indicate a faintly conscious wish for the cosmos to be re-born in oneself. This re-birth is what Steiner’s spiritual science offers to each of us who are not willing to stand and wait idly by for enlightenment to fall into us unbidden by virtue of our increasing age. Here is an excerpt from the review:

Most people think the laws of science are infallible - Newton's laws hold to very close tolerances even after being updated for Einstein's relativity considerations. So too for the laws of thermodynamics, heat transfer, Maxwell's equation, etc. What about the laws promulgated by the church, are they infallible? Steiner in this passage comments on one such law.

[page 123] "And religion itself, has sunk into materialism. One of the most telling examples of the tendency toward materialism in Roman Catholicism has been the establishment of the dogma of infallibility, a purely materialistic measure."

To read the rest of the review, go to:

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I hear often from my Good Readers that they have bought books after reading my book reviews. Keep reading, folks! As I like to remind you, to obtain more information on what's in these books, buy and read the books — for less information, read the reviews.

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The SPIZZNET File , my novel about Dolphin Communication is now available for you Good Readers to read On-line.

Go to:

If you prefer to read a hardback or paperback copy, "The Spizznet File" is also available for sale below. Good Readers, who have enjoyed this fine novel about inter-species communication (e. g., dolphins and humans, men and women) on-line and wish to show gratitude to the author, May order their personal copy of the book.

Books May be ordered:



You may order a hardback or paperback copy at your favorite bookstores, e.g., B. Dalton, Walden, Barnes & Noble, or Borders as soon as the book appears in Books in Print. The best source at the best price is to order your copies on-line from the Xlibris website above.

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