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Like other writers and pundits, I've composed articles on a variety of topics, covering many aspects of the human condition around this planet.

I must admit I have a penchant for concentrating on social, political, economic and religious issues in the context of the American scenario, particularly. And why not, seeing as how the United States of America is still the most powerful country?

Moreover, having spent twenty years living in Canada, where - like all residents there - I was exposed to much of what happens south of that border, I think I eventually knew America and its culture quite well. Twice across the whole country by auto - to most large cities - helped considerably; as did three times to Las Vegas, Chicago and other visits to small towns in Florida, New England, and the Mid-West.

Even with USA in my critical sights, though, I take pains to ensure other countries receive their fair share of critique. Along the way, I do try to inject a suitable amount of humor - not only to amuse, but also to help alleviate the occasional writerly sting.

So ... all of the listed articles are in PDF format. Do, by all means, send any of the following, as is, to other readers you know. Please acknowledge, when necessary, your use of any copying or quoting from any of the texts; and, because you have free use, please ensure other readers you know have the same opportunity.



The above is not the whole kit and caboodle, by any means. Some prior articles are simply not particularly relevant or events have overtaken previous analysis. However, I continue to write and will upload other, suitable articles when ready to publish here only.


Roger's sign off

Roger J. Burke
Twitter: @mayapan1942


Mixed Mentations

Some Passing Thoughts:

Get the free download of my complete chiastic thoughts in Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Words sounding the same....

Confused by words that sound the same? Almost everybody I've encountered is, sometimes.

They're called homonyms and homophones. And I've maintained a dictionary of them for fifteen years. Click here for more....

Heard about chiasmus?

It's a commonly used language tool. Most people have used it, including you. It's been used continuously for millennia by many of the greatest minds in history.

Join the fun here to see how it works....

Here's the novel app about challenging words used in literary fiction:

It's the app that takes the tedium out of the medium!

Want to go to Papua-New Guinea?

Well ... let me take you there with my non-fiction narrative (aka memoir) about the last years of Australia's colonial life in the 1960s. And where I was a Cadet Patrol Officer from 1961 to 1964.

Read more about it and choose a fully illustrated paperback here or choose the ebook here.

Everybody has an opinion!

Over many years, I've written on a large variety of topics, all of which are here for you to read.

You can browse through the titles here, including one describing in detail how I cured arthritis in my hands. And how, amazingly and inadvertently, the end of a rainbow found me and my wife. I kid you not!

Most people like to see movies....

And I like writing reviews. I've been doing that for years at IMDB.COM. You can read, at IMDB, a few from my entire portfolio here. Or, you can sample a larger selection right here.

Is Terminator coming soon?

The short answer is no. Should you be afraid? Not yet....

For more information, news and articles on that touchy topic, you can read through my roboticswatch blog here at Wordpress.

Novel ideas and stories....

I completed a contemporary thriller, under a pseudonym of Cyrus H. Milton, ten years ago titled Loose Cannon. You can find out more here and get a free copy (PDF) of the original edition.

Here's the short of it.

Short stories are fun to write for many reasons. You can browse all the titles for my shorts here and read them all if you wish.

Note: occasionally, there is foul and profane language and explicit sex in a couple of stories.

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