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Don’t Knock the Rock

“You grew up in Cleveland, went to Cleveland Heights High—an Indians fan—you told me so in the French Pyrenees on our last mission,” my Mossad agent girlfriend, Avra reminds me. “Are you kidding me? The Tribe to the death. They broke my heart so many times. It was my father’s dream that they’d win a … Read more

Cindy - telepathic eyeless doll from the novel Altered State of Affairs by Jerald Kasimov

Cindy

Cindy is an adorable baby doll that has been with my wife forever. Now, I’ve adopted her! Dressed in her original bathrobe and bunting, her age and being loved too hard have rendered her eyeless. Cindy has always been around… My wife would say, “Cindy is watching you…” Pretty spooky huh? Cindy found her way … Read more

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Podcast | Chapter 16 + You Never Know (spoiler alert!)

In this episode, the author of Altered State of Affairs reads chapter 16 (spoiler alert!) and talks about character development, personal experiences, visuals, ChatGPT, and how you never know what will happen next. If you haven’t read the novel yet, we recommend you hit pause, read the novel, and come back after, as this episode … Read more

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Podcast | Chapter 10 + Geneva-on-the-Lake

In this episode, the author of Altered State of Affairs reads chapter 10 (a flashback chapter) and talks about summers at Geneva-on-the-Lake with the aim of having the greatest summer ever. They didn’t know it at the time, but these friends would use these hours by the shores of Lake Erie at Geneva-on-the-Lake to set … Read more

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Podcast | Chapters 31-33 + Push Your Boundaries

In this episode, the author of Altered State of Affairs reads chapters 31-33 and discusses how to push your boundaries. List of topics in this episode: Stephen King, science fiction, setting the scene, the alternative, the primary world, physics, “art is in the eye of the beholder”, swim upstream, taking risks, pushing your boundaries, Amazon … Read more

Writing Is Therapy for the Soul

Writing Is Therapy for the Soul

Therapeutic catharsis opens my soul as I put pencil to paper. Confessing, purging, healing, and expanding my horizons—the mind-blowing benefits that I derive from writing. Besides helping me learn through investigation and research, it exercises my old brain cells that need constant maintenance. Like physical workouts that develop the osteo, cardio, and muscular components of … Read more