Douglas Arvidson is a past winner of the WICE/Paris Transcontinental International Short Story competition. His short fiction has been published in Paris, Prague, and in literary magazines in the United States and he was recently invited to be a staff writer for the Prague Revue, a cutting-edge, online literary journal ( The novels in his fantasy series, The Eye of the Eye of Stallion, include The Face in Amber, The Mirrors of Castaway Time, and A Drop of Wizard's Blood. His new novel, Brothers of the Fire Star, was selected as a finalist in the ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year national awards and as a finalist in three categories in the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards: Action Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Young Adult Fiction. It has become part of the pantheon of Pacific literature and is now included in school literature programs. Brothers of the Fire Star is an adventure story set in the Pacific during World War II and concerns two boys of different races and cultures who escape the island of Guam in a small sailboat when the Japanese army invades. They must then struggle to survive as they master the secrets of the ancient Pacific navigators. Appropriate for young adults as well as adult readers, Brothers of the Fire Star is available on Barnes & Noble, ( and Visit the author's website:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Katie Couric and the Media's Plot to Take Down Poor Picked-On Palin: Fox "News" at Its Finest

Yep, that right--Fox News, the fair and balanced Trash News Network (TNN?), is outdoing itself on this one. The "news" program whose sole goal is to take down Democrat politicians by any means but usually through twisting and spinning reality, is now accusing the liberal, left-wing media of doing the same thing to Ms. Palin. Palin, the GOP's answer to Dan Quayle (remember him?) was, according to Fox, "unfairly" questioned by Ms. Couric in that famous interview where Palin clearly demonstrated that she, Palin, did not know much of anything and was not ready for prime-time, world-stage politics. How dare Couric ask hard questions of a woman who would have been a heartbeat away from the Presidency? The nerve. She was just out to get her. Certainly the news hounds at Fox, those old softies, would not have done that to Mr. Obama or Mr. Biden.

Meanwhile, that weak, left wing, Europe-loving socialist and would-be dictator who also happens to be the President of the United States has much of the civilized world eating out of his hand and now he just pulled off in fine style a successful ending to his first international incident, the Somalian pirate hostage situation. And he did it in typical No Drama Obama style. I am looking forward to how the Friendly Folks at Fox (FFF?) try make Obama look bad on this one. But try they will.

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