Author Archives: David L. Brown

Living in a Non-Private World

By David L. Brown I first noticed the intrusive nature of the internet about five years ago when I wrote a private, personal email to another Ace of Spades member offering to review his novel, and in the subject line … Continue reading

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Yes I am still alive

By David L. Brown Well, it has been about five years since I posted anything here, and if there is anyone out there (Hello-o-o?) you may have thought I had passed beyond the realm of the living. Not so, for … Continue reading

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On Reading

By David L. Brown From time to time I have written on various aspects of writing. Today I’m looking through the other end of the telescope to consider the subject of reading, for without the ability to read no one … Continue reading

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A Personal Reminiscence of My Wife

By David L. Brown This is a personal note for today, which is a special day in my life. If my wife Patricia still lived, this would have been our 50th wedding anniversary. Sadly, she passed away June 21, 2011. … Continue reading

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Starve-Yourself-Old Theory Takes a Hit

By David L. Brown For some time now there’s been an assumption floating around that if you reduce your caloric intake to about 30 percent below the required daily intake you will earn yourself more years of life. I suspect … Continue reading

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Drought Colors America Red

By David L. Brown I usually don’t write short posts on this blog. In fact, some may think I’m too verbose. Well, guilty I guess, although I like to examine subjects in depth and analyze the various factors involved. In … Continue reading

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Arctic Ice Melting at Accelerating Pace

By David L. Brown As we all know by now there is no global warming or climate change, thanks to a concerted effort by deniers to insist that we all put our fingers in our ears and recite “La, la, … Continue reading

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Keep Kicking that Ethanol Can

By David L. Brown Yesterday I posted an analysis of the current forecasts for a poor corn crop due to heat and drought, and also mentioned that the obvious step to take is to suspend all ethanol production to free … Continue reading

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Drought Spreads, World Famine to Follow

By David L. Brown The drought in America not only isn’t getting better…it’s getting a lot worse. The combination of heat and lack of rain has put a large portion of the nation’s field crop prospects in severe jeopardy. The … Continue reading

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Seeing the Future Dimly

By David L. Brown One of the news websites, Fox News (here), today featured excerpts from a number of predictions made 25 years ago by “science thinkers,” predicting conditions in our time of 2012. I recognize the names of most … Continue reading

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