93 pages in progress
First draft of first half of a dramatic romance novel set in modern day concerning an older woman's struggle and recovery from her failed marriage after suffering a near fatal car accident.
The Currency of Money
In his quest to take the next big step up in clients, stock broker and trader Kyle Manning succumbs to the lure of power from one of the worlds richest financiers for whom he hopes to close the biggest deal of his life. Things become more complicated as he also begins a dangerous business relationship with a group of hard nosed businessmen who plan to use him as a pawn in their own schemes. In this fast paced world of high finance and deal making, he doesn't see the wolves circling around him - both sides using him to take down the other.
Too Late For Later
On a vacation to Nevada, Chicago stock broker Alex Brady witnesses the killing of an outlaw biker who he learns has the same name as his largest client, Barry Cramer. Strange though the coincidence seems, he puts it out of his mind, returns to work, and to a dinner meeting with Cramer and his seductive Latino girlfriend Angelica Vargas. In an offhand manner during dinner, he mentions to Cramer what happened. Several days later, he receives a heart stopping visit from Angelica, and things start to go horribly wrong from there. Finding themselves caught between Cramer and a person even more formidable than Cramer, Ramon de la Vacca, Brady realizes they can't go to the police with what they know, or they will both be killed. He has to outwit Cramer and de la Vacca with the only weapons he has: his cunning and his skill in the markets.
2 page teaser
Totally different voice than I have ever tried before; rapid fire view of character not being able to breathe and teasing the reader as to why and how he came to be in that situation using flashes of his past life as he lies gasping for breath on the ground.
The Helpless Single Guy's Guide To Interior Decorating
211 pages in progress
Using the principles of scientific research and the development of a business project plan, the book gives a clear step by step approach to how even helpless ordinary people can decorate their home and bring out the true warmth of their personality.
The Helpless Single Guy's Guide To Cooking
20 pages in progress
Just couldn't stand it anymore. I have such a good time cooking for my Peter's Sunday Party For One that I wanted to share the basics of cooking practice for those who have been eating out of a can and thinking that there was no way they could ever cook a decent meal from scratch
Backgammon For The Rest Of Us
204 pages in progress
Geared toward the casual experienced backgammon player to bring forth the rich strategic implications of the game as the key criteria to enjoyment of the game as opposed to the more common tactical approach.
Writing Fiction For The Rest Of Us
This is exactly the kind of book I wish I had when I set out to write a novel. I needed to know what the key concepts were for expressing my story idea so that a reader would have an enjoyable experience. I learned all of these things the hard way. I struggled through dozens of books on creative writing, and I wrote and re-wrote literally thousands of pages over the course of four years and three novels. And that was in addition to several book length manuscripts of informational, martial arts, technical, and philosophical writing I had done before getting into fiction writing. But despite all of that 'work', I still turned out fiction writing that was trash which only my pet dog, if I had a pet dog, might appreciate for purposes other than reading. The book shows those key things I found along the way that just killed my own writing. They are common mistakes. Major mistakes. They are mistakes you absolutely must be aware of and know how to deal with before you set out.
Theory of Happiness
Drawing upon the laws of Nature explained through the combined sciences of mathematics, physics, genetics, and information theory, I show how, from a scientific standpoint, that if we don't actively choose to be happy, then we are doomed and inexorably destined to not be happy.
Swimming Against the Aether
In development: 40 pages
Based on a B.S. degree in Physics, 30 years as a Senior Software Business Applications Development Engineer, 45 years in the martial arts achieving Grandmaster level, a lifetime of involvement with philosophical and meditative process, and the study of all of nature, I offer a unique view of our lives, and how we can come into harmony with ourselves, and ultimately within the flow of all of the Nature around us. I began working on this 03/22/14 just after beginning my mentoring business LiveNow Adult Life Mentoring on 01/01/14.
Commodity Price Behavior and Money Management Techniques.
A technical analysis of commodity price behavior showing that there can be high expectation of trading success despite the generally accepted randomness of market behavior. Integrated throughout is a discussion of how effective money management is as important as understanding the price behavior itself.
Theoretical and Applied Karate
Written as part of my work and efforts leading to promotion to the 5th Degree Black Belt Master level in karate. Covers a broad range of martial arts topics with concentration on explaining the science, math and physics behind generating power in karate technique.
Cane Use For Health and Protection
90 pages in process (will contain an additional 30 to 40 pages of pictures)
Guide to the cane: what it is and how it can be used not only for self defense purposes but also the correct use of the cane for those who have leg injuries or mobility issues as well as a general tool to help those unable to exercise normally for stretching and muscle tone development.
Tales Of A Yard Dog FOREX Trader
In development: 221 pages
I've been studying the financial markets since the early 1980s and writing computer simulation software for about as long. In 2007 I began investigating the FOREX foreign currency market, and shortly after that, began writing what would would be a series of complex computer applications around trading. After opening and blowing out of 2 live accounts, I had to re-evaluate what I was doing. I began a several year study of the trading process in a simulated account, and then running computer analysis over those trades. As I began to develop my methodology, I started informally writing my thoughts on trading down in June of 2013. This became an effort to write an entire book. Though I took some of my new ideas and began writing Swinging For The FOREX Fence, I continue to pick away at this one as well.
Swinging For The FOREX Fence
In development: 160 pages
After many years of studying specifically the FOREX foreign currency markets, on August 8 of 2013, I put aside my work on Tales Of A Yard Dog FOREX Trader and began to lay out a foundation of principles for trading the FOREX markets for maximum gain. I discuss critical information and give insight as to how ordinary people who take the time to investigate, study, and understand the opportunities available to them in the currency markets can take a small amount of money and generate not only impressive gains, but also extraordinary profits.
FOREX Currency Trading Considerations
Provides a general overview of the FOREX foreign currency markets and how to prepare to trade them. It assumes that you are familiar with the general concepts of trading, and in particular what the currency markets are.
FOREX Currency Market Theoretical Wave Analysis
Discusses how price movement analysis can be modeled on the mathematics of waves, in particular the formation of transverse ocean waves as opposed to waves that are formed as longitudinal or surface in structure.
Advanced FOREX Currency Trading Analysis
Assumes fluency in not only trading principles, but also currency markets in general. Though the methodology can be applied to any market, this work is strictly concerned with the FOREX foreign currency markets, their characteristics, and how to trade them.
Applied Object Oriented Analysis, Design, and Programming With Java
A beginner's guide to the basics of object oriented analysis and design concentrating on the development of an integrated and yet discrete set of collaborating Java objects to fulfill the goals of the project's statement of problem domain.
Object Oriented Systems Collaboration and Messaging In Java
An advanced look at complex inter and intra object communication and messaging in an object oriented environment using the Java programming language.
Common Sense Object Oriented Requirements Analysis
As the first step in any Object Oriented Software Development Life Cycle, gathering specific user requirements is an absolute necessary skill. What is generally missed is that user requirements goes beyond what the user wants. The analyst must learn why the user wants what they want. This manuscript tries to guide the analyst through a process of forming questions to draw requirements out of the user that the user may even be unaware that will be necessary for the success of the project.
Object Oriented Software Applications Architecture
23 page starting draft
Without a careful eye toward the overall software architecture of a project or system, the code base can rapidly deteriorate into chaos making later bug fixing and enhancement cost prohibitive due to the complexity of refactorings required.
Designing Efficient Business Service Objects
20 page article
Besides being discrete, objects must be able to interact with and be interacted with other objects in the system. To build a robust object system, the developer must be fully aware of the different types of objects in a system and what each type's overall responsibility is. This document's intent is to provide a set of simple guidelines for the development of business objects that clearly demonstrate highly cohesive and loosely coupled behavior.
Thoughts on Software Engineering
5 page article
In October of 2001, I was contacted by a job search firm to write an article on my experiences and thoughts as a software engineer for their website clients.
Designing Effective Object Responsibility Separation
10 page article
The purpose of this article is to show how to design a system of objects that fulfill the solution of one part of an application's problem domain, and to demonstrate how to not only effectively delegate object responsibility among them but also to decouple the objects from each other.