Book Review: Superheat

May 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Superheat by M.B. Wood

An “everyman” action story, Superheat’s plot keeps you moving along like a kayak in white water rapids, as Industrial Engineer Daniel Robles runs afoul of meth cookers, cops & evil corporate weenies at work and lovers & lesbians on the home front.  (4 of 5 Stars)

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Warbirds – B-24 Liberator Heavy Bomber

May 24, 2017 Leave a comment

A supporting character in my story, Lodging…

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December 29th marks the anniversary of the first-flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator.  Designed by Consolidated under the name Model 32, in 1939 the proposal was offered to the War Department as the highest flying, fastest, and most advanced heavy bomber that American forces would have at their disposal.  Though having a shorter hull and less wing area, the innovative design features of the B-24 resulted in a lighter aircraft with substantially greater carrying capacity.  Only nine months after the awarding of the contract, the first prototype took flight.

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Often forgotten alongside the more famous B-17 Flying Fortress, the Liberator is still the most produced American military aircraft of all time.  More than 18,400 units were delivered by war’s end; over half coming produced at the Ford Motor Company Willow Run plant at Belleville, Michigan.  At peak, this purpose-built production plant rolled out B-24s at a rate of one per hour.  Over 1000 crewmen slept in cots at the facility…

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The Analects of Mudcat: Freedom

May 22, 2017 Leave a comment

“Can the tiger, roaming wild in the jungle, even begin to imagine a cage? Or the zoo that might contain him?”

~M.T. Bass



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Bennington Flag

May 20, 2017 Leave a comment

May 14, 1897

“Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa is performed for the first time in Philadelphia.




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NASCAR Is dead and I don’t feel so good myself

May 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Ends and Beginnings


Let me give you a little context, I grew up in Charlotte, NC. Just so there is no confusion, Florida may be the corporate headquarters but Charlotte is the home of NASCAR. As a kid I went to dirt track races at a little .4 mile track between Charlotte and Monroe called the Starlite Speedway with my uncle. This was a rough and rowdy crowd (the drivers and the fans) where a Saturday night race in the dust would and could turn into a fist fight on the track and in the stands at the drop of a corn dog.

I have been to NASCAR races in Charlotte, Daytona, Bristol, Rockingham, Talladega, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Martinsville, Richmond, and Darlington. I have sat in sky boxes and I have sat three rows from the track covered with bits of Goodyear tires in my hair and my teeth. I have camped out in…

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Clear and Present Dangers……Stirling Moss

May 15, 2017 Leave a comment

“To achieve anything in this game you must be prepare to dabble in the boundary of disaster.”

~Stirling Moss


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Green Mountain Boys Flag

May 13, 2017 Leave a comment

May 10, 1775

Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys Capture Fort Ticonderoga.

Then, promptly refurnished the place…



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