What happens when 20 lbs of C-4 explodes?

Read to the end and you will see... C-4 is classified as a high-order explosive (HE), that produces an over-pressurization shock wave.  It is similar to TNT, Semtex, nitroglycerin, dynamite, and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO). It is very stable and cannot be detonated by a gunshot or by dropping it (unlike the explosive TATP, commonly referred... Continue Reading →

Easter

Easter- the Holiest of days on the Christian calendar. Back in 2008, I was fortunate enough to travel with then Vice President Dick Cheney to Jerusalem, Israel.  My particular assignment was to guard the main entrance of the King David Hotel, where the Vice President was RON'ing (Secret Service slang for "Remaining Overnight").  It just... Continue Reading →

WHAT IS A QUERY LETTER

So what’s a query letter, you ask? The short answer:  It’s a sales pitch an aspiring writer makes when they are seeking representation with a literary agent. The long answer:  It’s the dreaded “one-pager” that each writer must write if they want to see their book on the shelves of Barnes and Noble or any... Continue Reading →

How many drafts did you write?

In his book, “On Writing,” Stephen King said when he finished writing a story, he would put a physical copy of it in a drawer and forget about it for at least six weeks.  This was so that he would have “fresh eyes,” when editing. My story, sat on top of my desk for “only”… Continue Reading →

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