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Why I’m Doing Four Half Marathons This Fall

I'm not fast.

I'm not a runner.

This Fall, I'll be participating in four half marathons in five weeks.  Here's the reason why:

There are hundreds of thousands of AIDS orphans in India. Either their parents have died or they have been abandoned. They face starvation, and a future without hope.

Send Hope has established orphanages in India where these children who would otherwise be abandoned, are given food, clothing, medicine, education, and more importantly, love and hope.

Heaven's Gate

Run for Heaven’s Gate began in Boise at a grassroots level several years ago to raise funds for these children in India with walker and runners doing four half marathons to raise funds for the orphans in India. I heard about it church and decided that this year, I was actually going to do it and I’ve been training for it since March.

It’s been quite an experience. Prior to this year, the longest I’d ever walked was 5K or 3.1 miles. Prior to Run for Heaven’s Gate, Saturday was my “sleep in day,” now I’m getting early and going to bed early on Friday. I’ve been introduced to a whole new world where people take things like GU to prepare for long runs and where it really does make sense to pay extra for good shoes because good shoes are cheaper than physical therapists.

While I hope that  I become more fit through this whole process, I admit that there is no way I could imagine do this except for the fact that in India, there are children whose futures lay in the balance between life and hope and death and despair. Run for Heaven’s Gate gives me an opportunity to make a difference in their lives. Every dollar raised goes to help these kids and every $400 raised will cover all the needs of a child in India for a whole year.

You can make a tax deductible pledge in any amount support of my walk by going here.

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How the Golden Age Shined Released for Kindle

I've released my new ebook on the topic of the Golden Age of entertainment called, What Made the Golden Age Shine.

Over the years, I've been quizzed on why on what got me interested in golden age of entertainment and why I enjoy so much given that much of the material I listen to and watch is before my time. In What Made the Golden Age Shine I attempt to answer these questions as well as provide an understanding of what the lasting appeal of the Golden Age of entertainment is.

It's 8,000 word essay/manifesto. (I'll post some excerpts this weekend.) and I think listeners will enjoy it. It's available at the link above. It's available for the Kindle for $2.99. It's available free with the Kindle Lending Library for Amazon Prime members as are all other titles in this post except All I Needed to Know I Learned from Columbo.

Also now available:

Rise of the Robolawyers:   The latest in my superhero comedy series in which Powerhouse has to deal with the threats of lawsuits and the Alien Zolgron's attempt to eliminate lawyers. Of all the stories I've written in this series, this novella has been the best yet.

Digital Stocking Stuffers (99 Cents):

Tales of the Dim Knight:  (Through 12/26) You get a full length Superhero Comedy novel (90,000 plus words) for only 99 cents.  We pay homage and have fun with some great superhero stories and conventions.

Rise of the Robolawyers: (Through 12/26): This is the first novella of the series in which Powerhouse tries to make a comeback after being attacked by a cynical CEO.

The Perfect Church: A man is in search of the Perfect Church, but what will happen when he finds it.  The story has got a Twilight Zone twist.

Your Average Ordinary Alien: In this send-up of extreme sci-fi fandom Kirk Picard Skywalker dreams of being abducted by aliens. But what will he think when he finds out that his abductors are all too ordinary.

Good Values all The Time:

All I Needed to Know I Learned from Columbo: Life lessons from seven great detectives including Sherlock Holmes, Nero Wolfe, Father Brown, Dan Holiday, Boston Blackie, Columbo, and Monk. (Also available for Nook, Ipad, and other e-readers.)

Laser and Sword Annual: Eleven great superhero and action/adventure stories featuring The Order of the Sword, Powerhouse, and A.L. Snyder.

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