Dr. Robert Greer

The Vietnam War currently airing on PBS caused me to go back and re-read a favorite memoir In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War by Tobias Wolff. Considered by many to be second only to Tim O’Brian’s celebrated Vietnam memoir “The Things they carried.

Wolff's semi auto biographical personal account of the war is more than a worthy and intriguing second banana. Published in 1994 the book chronicles Wolff's experiences as a U.S. Army first lieutenant and special forces member assigned as an advisor to a south Vietnamese unit. 

Where does one go to learn life lessons? Where else but The Twilight Zone, says Mark Dawidziak in his immensely entertaining book “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone: A Fifth-Dimension Guide to Life”.

It’s often said that fiction more than anything mirrors life.  In his unnerving geo-political thriller “Twilight’s Last Gleaming,” John Michael Greer (no relation) drives home this concept.

Book Review: Travels with Epicurus

Jul 12, 2016

Imagine that you are 73 years old and your dentist recommends that your rapidly deteriorating dental condition is going to require either a denture or a series of dental implants.  

Given those options, if you're a writer, a humorist and an observer of life like Daniel Klein, you opt instead for a trip to the Greek island of Hydra in hopes of enjoying life.

Book Review: Dr. Greer on Rapier’s ‘Power Plays’

Feb 10, 2015

With oil hovering at just under $50 a barrel, and the amazing technology of fracking present throughout America’s oil fields, it’s probably wise that someone decided to take an honest look at the current worldwide energy paradigm to see where we might be headed energy-wise.  Robert Rapier has done just that in his excellent assessment of America’s and the world’s energy options in his book Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age of Peak Oil.