Cafe Reads: Jackie’s Boy by Steven Popkes

A review of Jackie’s Boy, a post-apocalyptic Huck Finn: Eleven-year-old orphan Michael scrabbles to survive the violent chaos after deliberate plagues killed 99% of the world’s population. He still writes letters to Mom. Jackie, an elephant bioengineered to speak, has … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Jackie’s Boy by Steven Popkes

In a violent new America infested with disease and mutated creatures, Michael, an eleven-year old orphan, and Jacki, a sophisticated, intelligent, articulate elephant, set out on a journey of discovery and survival through the post-apocalyptic ruins. It means facing out of control agribots, bioengineered lily pads, crocodiles, and bad men with guns.

Michael can hardly wait.

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 17: more Baan Kratig

Stay with Thor and me as your virtual Thailand vacation continues at the beautiful Phuket shoreline and sea. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 16: Baan Kratig

Join Thor and me for the next leg of your virtual Thailand vacation, the coastal getaway lodge of Baan Kratig with snorkeling right off the beach. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 15: Swimming with Monkeys

Join Thor and me as we get in the swim with playful monkeys at Our Jungle House, as your virtual Thailand vacation continues. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 14: Khao Sok National Park

Continuing your virtual vacation with Thor and me, join us in a hike through the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful … Continue reading

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