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Jonathan's Latest Blogs

Jan.21.2010 - 1:11 pm
Satellite photo of Iowa City Area immediately following the ice storm.
Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid. Andrew Jenski, that is – I, was just so. It was not stupid, in itself, to agree to the FBI agent, Mr. Holda buying me...
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Jan.16.2010 - 4:01 pm
"You want an Apache, remember?" (it does loops)
Wow, what an awesome ride. Piloting a Kamov Ka-52 sure was fun, but more importantly it gave me a great aerial view of my surroundings, to keep sight of potential threats from Al...
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Jan.13.2010 - 11:06 pm
What's better than a Ka-50?  The 52; it has a passenger seat - hooya!
I awoke feeling refreshed this morning. Instead of the burden of digesting twenty pounds of spaghetti and Swedish meatballs, as would inevitably have happened if I did not...
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Jan.13.2010 - 10:00 pm
The Kamov Ka-50: For sale or lease at the Buick Pontiac GMC dealership just down the street! 5% APR!
 I heard a knock at the door a few minutes ago, opened it, and no one was there, instead a severed cow's head, decapitated straight from some barn or pasture somewhere, slowly...
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Reviews I've Written

US hardcover The Samaritan's Secret
M. B. Rees' third of the Omar Yussef Mysteries, The Samaritan's Secret, is more polished in the mystery aspect of the story than A Grave In Gaza, the previous book in the series...

Comments from Jonathan

Dec.09.2009 - 12:14 am
In response to: define: short story
A novella is considered shorter than a novel, and a short story holds less words than a novella. Shorts stories can...
Nov.24.2009 - 11:38 pm
In response to: On Writing Dialogue
Two perspectives are nice, and I do want to work on character driven... well, characters, thanks for bringing that up...
Nov.24.2009 - 11:22 pm
In response to: Why Israelis pick Tarantino over Spielberg
Israelis are not the victims of oppression that the Diaspora faced, scattered and, need I say, more civil than their...
Nov.17.2009 - 9:50 pm
In response to: Chekhov
I enjoyed your commentary on the Sudden in Russian history and literature. I will look for "White Nights," as I've...
Oct.24.2009 - 7:32 pm
In response to: An ex post facto tendency, in this case...
My apologies for the frustration, but load time has been an issue.  Is it due to content quality control? If so, this...