This is the story of Harry Keaton – a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. It is Election Day and Harry is the overwhelming favorite to win! What could possibly go wrong? Well, on the day before the election, Harry had a few drinks and does something that could not only cost him the election but also put him behind bars. On Election Day morning he discovers what he has done and, with the help of his campaign manager, his Vice-Presidential running mate, two Secret Service agents and his wife, he attempts to cover up what becomes known as “the incident”. And he only has about 16 hours to succeed. (It is a work of humorous fiction.)
“While on an archeological expedition in Egypt, Dr. Salmon discovered the ancient tomb of King Itacher, the only King never preserved as a mummy but was instead ‘freeze-dried’. Instructions written on the side of the sarcophagus declared that with the addition of 5 gallons of water, King Itacher would come back to life.”
“(there are no) Answers to the Mysteries” explores a variety of phenomena – Ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, Life after Death, Reincarnation and Atlantis the Lost Continent. Are Aliens visiting us? Is Reincarnation real? Where is Atlantis today? Is Bigfoot alive and well?
The riveting narrative contains interviews with ghosts and scientists, farmers and college professors, people who have had contact with Bigfoot and the reincarnated. There is the story of a man who claims to be a descendent from Atlantis. Other excerpts include passages from the diary of a man who spent the night in a haunted house and another from the diary of a ghost trapped in a prison cell. Many strange stories are told but there are no clear answers.
The title of the book is “Answers to the Mysteries”, but please note the three words in parentheses “there are no”. The search for the answers continues amid the many interesting stories told. Who knows, maybe someday, someone will provide the answers that have eluded all of us.
Perhaps the biggest mystery to unravel is, “In 1973, Ronald Smith claimed that he was invincible and was willing to take on any challengers. A junkyard in his town responded with the challenge of him escaping from their automobile compactor. Smith accepted the offer and allowed himself to be seated in a 1965 Chevy, which was placed in the compacter and crushed into a one-inch cube. Men screamed, women fainted and children applauded when Mr. Smith emerged from the compactor as the world’s only one inch man.” (It is a work of humorous fiction.)
It’s the story of Nick, a young man in his mid-twenties, working the graveyard shift as a security guard in a factory possessed with an evil entity. As the tale unfolds, we watch Nick daydreaming about his former fiancé and struggling to understand the unearthly events that are happening around him. A nightclub appears in the basement at the plant, factory ceilings descend trying to crush him and a man is encased in a block of ice. The dark entity that haunts him on the job follows into his private life. When Nick goes out for a night-on-the-town, the demon follows.
Nick feels trapped between memories of his girlfriend and a factory that, for some unknown reason, wants to kill him. However, not everything is hopeless. When Nick retreats into his daydreams, he finds humor to give him the strength to live. (It is a work of light humor and not so scary stuff.)
In any language, “Good Morning” is a welcome greeting. A salutation between friends, colleagues, family and strangers followed with a smile, and sometimes, words of wisdom.
I have complied a set of observations, suggestions, and life stories – one for each day of the year – to inspire, energize and influence your daily life. I hope to provide answers to problems you encounter. I want to spark your creative spirit to fulfill your passions. I aim to incentivize your entrepreneurial spirit. I wish to improve your life.
“Good Morning” starts on January 1st with “Happy New Year”. For each subsequent day, I recommend reading the entry for only that day and not to jump ahead in the calendar. This gives time for quiet reflection. To discuss what is written with friends and family. I also suggest starting on the day you open the book for the first time. If it is April 14th or June 6th or October 7th, that’s where you should begin. Every entry is chosen for a particular day. Nothing is random. (And read February 29th only during a leap year.)
Now for the truth: Despite my lofty goals, I have failed. All entries make no sense, provide no real advice and are pretty much just gibberish. I sought meaningful expressions of hope and insight but ended with non-sequiturs and confusing conspiracies. To be honest, I don’t even know what I’m talking about now. I don’t think I ever did.
As you read the following pages please remember, I tried.
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