Rob Port Interview

Rob Port of the Say Anything Blog interviewed me about my novel, Universal Coverage. Here’s a link to the audio file.

Rob read the book carefully, and it was a pleasure speaking with him about it.

John Gambling Interview

Here is a direct link to my interview with John Gambling of WWOR Radio.

He and I were discussing my latest novel, Universal Coverage. It was a pleasure speaking with a broadcaster like Mr. Gambling, someone who takes his time, allows the guest to speak, and yet keeps the show moving. I look forward to being on his show and others again soon.

Amadeus Restaurant, Aruba

Amadeus Restaurant in Aruba is a new find for me. My wife and I joined friends there for a very nice dinner out last night. Upon entering, you’ll find an appealing bar with tables in the distance as well as a staircase leading to a balcony seating area. Here’s a view of the bar.

After having a glass of wine, we took to the stairs for a table with a view. The waiter promptly brought us menus, these in the form of framed cartas with a fair selection of dishes. Two of our party started with the escargot. These snails were served in a garlic mushroom sauce that looked like this:

This is not my thing, however, both diners reported them to be very tasty and a different way of serving this delicacy. I opted for the tried and true coconut shrimp, which arrive with greens on the side as can be seen here:

We enjoyed excellent conversation through these appetizers, not to mention a few glasses of wine and beer. Then came the entrees. Two of our group had fish, one was tilapia as seen below:

The other fish from the menu was a grouper, and here is a photo:

Both individuals found the dishes tasty and well prepared. As I like ribs done many ways, I gave the West Indies Ribs a try and here is what came to the table:

The sauce is more of a tomato-like concoction that was definitely not the same old same old. After this we polished off a slice of apple pie and some chocolate ice cream. Sorry, was too full to take more photos.

I have to say, Amadeus does a great job with both the food and the service. The prices are very (VERY) reasonable for the quality of the cuisine and attentive service. (I would go so far as to say that some other places in Aruba should send their staff to Amadeus for some re-training.) Thus, if you’re on the island and looking for a good meal slightly away from the usual areas, give Amadeus a try. It’s on the road to Paradera and easy to find.

Bon dia.

Liars and Looters!

Geroge Will, who has been known to show amazing insight, penned a great column yesterday. Here is my favorite part:

“Before equating Harry Reid to Henry Clay, understand that buying 60 Senate votes is a process more protracted than difficult. Reid was buying the votes of senators whose understanding of the duties of representation does not rise above looting the nation for local benefits. And Reid had two advantages — the spending, taxing and borrowing powers of the federal leviathan, and an almost gorgeous absence of scruples or principles. Principles are general rules, such as: Nebraska should not be exempt from burdens imposed on the other 49 states.”

The emphasis in BOLD RED is mine.

Let there be no doubt. This so-called healthcare bill is as bogus as the day is long. And not many years from now Americans will be kicking and scratching each other for the FAVORS the government-run system (which will replace the private sector after Congress destroys it with their nonsense) meters out a pittance of the monies collected in taxes, fees, and other extortion-like practices.

Thus, read my novel, Universal Coverage, for a preview of what it’s going to be like. It won’t be pretty.

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