No Better Friend Nominated for 2019 Biography Award

Posted on Jan 16, 2019

My recent book, “No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy; The Life of General James Mattis” (HarperCollins) achieved the rank of #1 in its category and #17 overall on  It has been nominated for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Col. … Continue reading

My Morning Sun, My North Star. My North, My South, My East and West.

Posted on Jul 25, 2018

Adoley Odunton Proser, beloved wife of Jim Proser, passed away peacefully at 6:10 PM on July 16, 2018 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in her adopted home city of Sarasota, Florida after a long illness.  She was 65 years old.  She … Continue reading

School-iosis: A Curvature of the American Spine

Posted on Mar 06, 2018

You might begin to suspect that the people disparaging an immediate and aggressive armed response to America’s school shootings are the same people who claimed “War is not the answer” to attacks (on schoolchildren and everyone else) by ISIS.  Especially … Continue reading

Quit Your Whining

Posted on Nov 13, 2016

We, my people, are saloonkeepers, bus drivers and civil servants.  Sometimes we’re rude, crude and pretty loud.  We’re Irish, Jewish, Catholic, Italian, a couple of blacks and an East Indian or something.  I think we have a few Buddhists too, … Continue reading

Daughters of Mengele

Posted on Oct 05, 2016

The thinking that seeks to move America forward from its founding, first principles is called Progressivism.  Progress is measured by the philosophical distance achieved from life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness toward more collectivist, progressive ideals. For instance, early progressivism was articulated in the … Continue reading

Progressives Punked for Social Justice

Posted on Oct 01, 2016

Presumed superior knowledge – a concept so engrained in progressives that Bill Maher summed it up in one irrefutable sentence saying “The Constitution needs a page one re-write.”   His guests nodded along and studio audience, of course – crickets. So stunning in … Continue reading

Black Lies Matter

Posted on Jun 04, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement along with other stakeholders in modern American racist mythology believe that police departments are systematically targeting young, black men. The truth is, over the past decade, only 4% of black homicide victims were killed by … Continue reading

The Death of Free Speech: The West Veils Itself

Posted on May 07, 2016

The West has capitulated on freedom of expression. Nobody in the West launched the motto “Je Suis Avijit Roy,” the name of the first of the several bloggers butchered, flogged or jailed last year for criticizing Islam. Germany’s Chancellor Angela … Continue reading

Radius Magazine Interview

Posted on Jan 14, 2016


Legendary Director Stanley Kubrick at the Copa

Posted on Dec 22, 2015

Before Stanley Kubrick was a film director (Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining) he was a teenager in New York. In 1945, at the tender age of 16, Kubrick sold Look magazine a photograph … Continue reading