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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Two For Eternity – The Spanish Inquisition

This is probably becoming a repeating theme here, writing about shortcomings in the Catholic Church’s long history.  1478 to 1834 marked a vicious and bloody period in both Spain and the Church’s history.  Instituted in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella as a way of uniting the country in a bloody purge against Jews, Read More…

Two For Eternity – The Crusades

I want to preface this by writing that I’m Roman Catholic and went through twelve years of Catholic School.  Having said that, I have to call it the way I see it.  I would rather write the truth than make friends.  The truth is the Catholic Church has a bit of shady past, none more Read More…

Two For Eternity – The Vikings

I made a short, one chapter diversion in my novel Two For Eternity, setting this chapter in the Kingdom of Norway in 984 AD.  There were a couple of reasons that I wanted to get this time period into the novel.  The first is to establish that the vikings were in fact the first Europeans Read More…

Two For Eternity – Hispaniola 1492

I get deeply offended every October when Columbus Day rolls around.  It sickens me that people would actually celebrate a day for one of the greatest mass murderers in the history of our world.  There’s no other way to put it other than Christopher Columbus was a thug, scumbag and a murderer of the highest Read More…

Two For Eternity – 10,000 BC

I wanted to establish that my two main characters had been around since the beginning of human kind so I put them in a scene in Central Africa in 10,000 B.C.  This chapter of the book was mostly guess work and speculation since not much is known about this time.  I chose this area and Read More…

Two For Eternity – Judea

This was a touchy area for me to write about.  Being Catholic, I didn’t want to do anything that could be considered sacreligious, but Vrag, the antagonist in my story, is the ultimate baddie, so what better way to set him up as such than to have him be Christianity’s ultimate villain.  There has been Read More…

Two For Eternity – Ancient Babylon

The aspect of Ancient Babylon that I concentrated on in this section was the worship of Marduk and the religious and cultural impact of it.  Marduk is an interesting character in Babylonian mythology.  Although Anu was the principle god in the Babylonian pantheon, it was Marduk that became the patron of the city of Babylon Read More…

Two For Eternity – Ancient Egypt

Considering that Two For Eternity takes place over a twelve thousand year span, I had to use some ancient societies as backdrops.  The two that immediately came to mind was Egypt and Babylon, widely considered the two earliest civilized societies, although there is some argument that some Far East societies may have pre-dated these.  I Read More…

The Story Behind the Cover

When it came time to create the cover for my novel Two For Eternity, I had some ideas for it that I discussed with my publisher, Sue Durkin, from Weaving Dreams Publishing.  I wanted something that denoted the passage of time as well as the ongoing conflict between my two main characters, Raiken and Vrag.  Read More…

The Story Behind Richfield Court

I wrote my story “Richfield Court” quite a bit ago when I bought my first house in Quakertown, PA, which is a suburb north of Philadelphia.  The house my wife and I bought was in a housing development, which seems to be the case with any newer construction.  Right from the time we moved in, Read More…