Served Up© By Bob Shallenberger

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Homes stripped from once proud families by government-funded, too-big-to-fail banks with cash reserves the size of third world regimes. Their futures ripped away without consideration or compassion, devoid of support from multi-termed elected pen pushers who live off their pain and misery in their mansions discounted by promises and favors, their mounting portfolios of insider trades and equity scraped off …

Solar Shacks© By Bob Shallenberger

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Hey you, Disconnected Global Elite: they don’t need solar panels on their shacks! The sun won’t feed the billion people who go to bed hungry every night, the masses of starving children dying from contamination, devoid of vaccinations, treatment and supplies. Feed the children then redecorate the neighborhood with your fancy gizmos, your precious overpriced gadgets bolted on the roofs …

The Silence of Stoke© By Bob Shallenberger

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The waves shimmer under the fading moon as the ocean starts its day just before its dawn. Glowing shades of turquoise, calm, bright and clear, with waves expanding, the sun climbs above the horizon beyond a palm-framed, postcard-perfect island. No one around to enjoy nature’s majesty but dolphins and a couple sharks: not another surfer for hundreds of miles. Relaxed. …

“Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts

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I received this book in April unexpectedly from my mom’s friend who has literally known me since birth. Although I was really honored that she took the time to write me and to send me a book, I was a frightened by its 932-page length, so much so that it took me more than four months to pick it up. …