Thursday, July 18, 2013
I began taking Nutrigold Turmeric twice a day on May 24, 2013 in my search for a solution to the never-ending aches, itches and swelling around my left eye because of postherpetic neuralgia (the aftermath of shingles). The postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) continues to afflict me, but interestingly, I recently realized that the constant ache I have gotten in the back of my right thigh in bed every night for more than a decade had stopped. Perhaps not by coincidence, I now get an ache in the back of my left thigh in bed at night. I am trying the Turmeric pills because this Indian spice seems to harbor almost magical powers to reduce pain, decrease inflammations, and even help ease the loss of memory that comes with aging. In September, I will have had PHN for five years. If the Turmeric helps me, I will let the world know through this blog.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
After two years, I am tearing up the price tag on my novel, THE TRUCKERS, to make the book free on various sites including Kindle, Smashwords, and Apple i-Tunes. For the more than a million Teamsters who haven’t read the novel, I invite them to download THE TRUCKERS onto their e-book reading devices. Briefly, the novel’s two protagonists, Tommy Kerrigan and Helmut Knall are uneasy allies dedicated to transforming the nation’s largest union, the Truckers International Union (obviously a name inspired by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters), into a progressive force capable of dragging the American labor movement out of the quagmire that has been sucking it under for the past 40 years. Tommy K emerges as a legendary hero experiencing great triumphs and tragedy. Nothing down, nothing to pay, just download THE TRUCKERS and read away.