Archive for 2010

Interference by Jim Blackstone

Golden Acorn Press is proud to present Interference, its latest novel. Written by Jim Blackstone this futuristic thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

President Henry Sanchez is about to make history in the newly terraformed north until he is brutally assassinated. The police have only once suspect, one that matches Damian Reyes description exactly.

OG’s Speculative Fiction, Issue 27

Great news! OG’s Speculative Fiction, Issue 27 has been released! In Shaun McCoy’s “Simon’s Folly,” weight is all relative in space and in a woman’s decision. In Buck’s Roadhouse, a futuristic roadhouse story by Shane Collins, one man finds out it’s not as easy as riding off into the sunset. Also included is poetry by Sari Krosinsky. Let us know what you think of the issue! Don’t miss our other issues of OG’s Speculative Fiction if you haven’t read them.

OG’s Speculative Fiction, Issue 26

Great news! OG’s Speculative Fiction, Issue 26 has been released! In John Richard Albers’ “The Lament of Foclaid” a young man must decide how far he is willing to go to save his people. In every man’s life there comes a day when he must make a choice that will forever shape his destiny. Today is Uncle Ron’s day in David Murphy’s “September 2nd.” Also included is poetry by John C. Tremblay. Let us know what you think of the issue! Don’t miss our other issues of OG’s Speculative Fiction if you haven’t read them.

Will America Rise Again?

Some years ago, several men sat around a table together, united for a common purpose. They met in the dark of night, but were not there for devious purposes. They came from many places, far and wide, leaving behind their family and friends. They traveled from store fronts down by the ocean, from virgin fields that stretched as far as the eye could see, from cities just beginning to thrive to determine the fate of more than just themselves. They didn’t gather because of money.

OG’s Speculative Fiction, Issue 25

Great news! OG’s Speculative Fiction, Issue 25 has been released! In Lawrence R. Dagstine’s “The Girl Who Dreamt Portals” a young girl is far more than the other girls at her orphanage think. In Desmond Warzel’s “Assumption” an interstellar rescue team has more adventure in store for them than they had planned. Also included is [...]

The Top Ten Purposes of Laughter

by Ryan J. Johnson

Here are ten reasons you should laugh, every single day. I love making people laugh and sharing laughs with others, so hopefully this article inspires you to do the same. With that said, I’ll start with the obvious ones and work my way down the list. Read below:

1) Have fun!: Whenever we think of laughter, good times, good memories, and good feelings come right to mind. Everyone could always use some more fun in their lives. I personally think you cannot laugh too much, so look for things to laugh at every day and your day will be enjoyable in that moment.

A Heartbeat of America

If you needed more evidence that baseball is part of America’s heartbeat, then these past few weeks gave you that.

Armando Galarraga, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers, was one out from what has only been done twenty times in the past hundred years or so. A perfect game. He had one batter to go, light hitting Jason Donald. Galarraga stared in for his catcher’s sign, got it, wound up and threw. Donald hit a slower grounder to first and Galarraga took off to cover the bag. The ball landed in his glove steps before Donald got there.

Growing Your Money – Five Ideas

Here are a few tips to help you out in these uncertain financial times.

Check Your Lines – Some years ago I was fishing for bass and had tossed out my line shortly after arriving at the shore. I waited for hours for a bass to bite. By the end of the night the line hadn’t even jerked once. Yet, when I reeled in my line to go home, I had a giant sunfish on the end of it. I had sat all night not knowing what was on the end of my line. Well most of us have fish on our lines, we just don’t know it. Our closets are full of things we have forgotten, things we spent a considerable amount of money on a long time ago. Sell those things you don’t want or need anymore.

If You Are a Foodie, You’ll Love This History of Ginger – Just Don’t Ask Where it Came From

by AW Thomas Jr.

Next to the King of Spices, Black Pepper, Ginger is perhaps the most frequently used, widest spread and overall most successful of all the spices.

Interestingly, for such a common food, we have no idea where it actually originated.

Black pepper was first discovered, and is still grown, in the mountains of Southern India. Cloves are claimed by the Spice Islands and Zanzibar. But no one know where exactly ginger first appeared.

When the Glory Fades

In some respects, being an athlete is one of the hardest things a person can do. Sure there are those days when you hit a winning a shot or when you hit a walk off homer or when you throw a pass into the end zone that they will play on Sports Center for the rest of time. On those days, the game comes easy and the fans love you. You enjoy waking up every morning and playing five games in a row because you are in a groove.

The money is certainly good too for even the guys that sit the bench. For instance, in baseball, the minimum salary for a player is $400,000. That is a lot of cash for most people. It is life changing kind of cash. And these players make it in one year.