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Lacto-fermentation notes!

May 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

So I’ve a another new hobby: Lacto-fermenation. Best known as homemade sauerkraut. Here’s what I’ve got so far after some false-starts and multi-failures. Experiment One – traditional sauerkraut 1 head of green cabbage 1.5 Tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon caraseed Ferment for 9 days. Maybe a little too salty but a success! Second experiment – started […]

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Daddy Issues excerpt

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Here’s an excerpt from Daddy Issues. In this bit, the main character has a gun and has the man who hurt his daughter in his sights. What’s he do? Is a violent society useful? He writes: ### “Pocketing Dad’s .38 wasn’t planned either. But I had it. I knew dad had it for years and while […]

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My Twitters

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Tweets by @howardmcewen

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Novella/Short non-fiction book club

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

For the past year and a half, I was involved in a book club. The goal from the beginning was to read new fiction and discuss it. This was good for me because I rarely read new releases. Having the book club focused like this was a way to force myself to read outside of […]

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Why I wrote the novel Wrath – the life and assassination of a United States Governor

December 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Sometime in 2008 I was doing the pre-internet equivalent of web browsing – aimlessly roaming the public library. I’d pick up books, sample a bit then move onto something else. In the ‘BIOGRAPHY’ section a slim, 130 page blue book caught my attention. It was William Goebel: The Politics of Wrath by James C. Klotter. […]

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Spoon – A Prescott Carmichael Jaunt is out!

September 28th, 2011 · No Comments

You can find links to the short story at Amazon and BN.com for the Kindle and Nook @ facebook.com/prescottcarmichaeljaunts Here’s the description Just fired and sitting in a bar, Jake Gibb gets a phone call. It’s a job offer from the mysterious investment advisor Prescott Carmichael. Jake soon learns providing ‘client service’ involves more than […]

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My 2 cents on the debt debate with Sloanie and Tracy on 700-WLW

August 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

It’s here.

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Have you checked your IRA/401(k)/life insurance beneficiaries?

July 6th, 2011 · No Comments

I talk with 700-WLW’s Scott Sloan and Tracy Jones here about the importance of keeping your beneficiaries up-to-date. As Sloanie said, “It’s a five minute fix”.

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Start Creating Jobs-WLW’s Darryl Parks

June 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Last week I got a call every day (and twice on Thursday and Friday) from clients and friends telling me they were unemployed. That was 7 non-lazy, skilled people losing their jobs. Of course, people have called me in the past every so often and people are losing their jobs all-across the country for years […]

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More on the Standard & Poors outlook change on 700-WLW

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Give a listen here.

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