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Podcast Appearance

I made a brief appearance on the Haughty by Nature podcast. We talked briefly about my two novels starting at around the 35-minute mark.


DB Cooper Podcast

I made an appearance on the GravityBeard podcast talking about DB Cooper (and a brief peak at my political eccentricities).

Part of the interview was my response to D. Godsey’s appearance on the same podcast a few months ago.

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From the Notebook

-Did double duty yesterday in the Twins Podcasts. The pregame podcast saw myself and Seth Stohs hanging out during lunch. It also included a 20 minute rant about Joe Mauer is the only moral choice for the AL MVP award.

The second podcast was a lot of fun too, Nick Nelson and Dan Wade joined me at midnight after the game (the most incredible I’ve ever witnessed).

-Special thanks to all the guys who joined me in the podcasts. Being a guest on one of my podcasts is difficult; there’s no prep. There are no hints. Guests have no idea what topics will be brought up or what questions they may have to answer. Often times they have just a few seconds to formulate an intelligent response. I’m always impressed by how well the do.

-GPA for the MBA is up above 3.9 (after that shocking B in my teamwork class). Just a little bit more to go. The elective I chose this quarter was fiscal resources II. It’s a stats based class. There are just 2 other students in the class. (Another elective, on qualitative management, is much more popular).

-I finished up David Horowitz’s “Left Illusions.” This book is a collection of essays, columns and book chapters. It creates an interesting perspective on the development of Horowitz from New Left intellectual to hated conservative reactionary. I would vote for its inclusion in the canon.

-Saw “Surrogates” starring Bruce Willis. I was prompted by a friend. After a lengthy email exchange we both came to the conclusion the ending was weak, a little too “happy” or “Hollywood.” But, I think there’s a great message in the film and would encourage all my readers to see the film.

From the Notebook

-The Second Edition of the Twin Cities Burger Tour is now available. Five restaurants dropped off the tour and were replaced by worthier locales. For some reason, lulu.com isn’t allowing me to have the cover of the book on the ordering page. I don’t get it, can’t change it, and I’m not going to go crazy to fix it either.

-Read “Death Star” over the weekend. It’s a Star Wars universe book, not unlicensed fan-fiction but about as good (not an insult, there’s some good fan-fiction out there). I enjoyed it. The story followed a group of characters who found themselves aboard the Death Star in the months preceding it’s destruction in “A New Hope.” Reading stuff like this is a guilty pleasure I don’t normally allow myself, but the MBA program got stressful so I needed something that required no thought.

Got to interview author and musician Steve Mayfield and talk about the economy, downsizing, job searching and his book “Afterlife Crisis” last night. It’s about 25 minutes altogether.

-The Christmas Gift Guides aren’t as funny or frequent as I’d like, but my education takes precedence. I still intend on finishing at least 4 more guides, hopefully more.

From the Notebook

I’ll be interviewing Steve Mayfield, Update: I’ll be talking to Steve next Tuesday. author of the inspirational novel “Afterlife Crisis“, tonight at 10pm CT. We’ll be discussing layoffs, the economy and handling your tenuous grip on employment in difficult times. Click hereto listen to the live podcast or in the same spot to listen to the interview later.

-Finished the first 9 chapters of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations as part of the 10 year Great Books of the Western World reading program. I found it to be great reading, if a little dull at times. Smith’s book is still a great defense of classical liberalism and I think conservatives should attempt reading the raw text, if only in manageable chunks.

-Also finished reading “Great Conversations” which is the introductory essay to the Great Books series(it was volume 1 of the first edition of the books from 1952). Two of the chapters dealing with nuclear annihilation and “East meets West” were very dated material. Otherwise, it was a good defense of liberal education and of reading the great books. I haven’t seen what the introductory volume is like in the 2nd edition of the GBWW but I am curious.

-I have a few more weeks left in my first quarter for the MBA program. A more manageable 6 page paper is due at the end of the term. I start my second quarter in January. I’ll update everyone as I progress.

Fin–Election Day Podcast at 10pm


For election day I’ll be doing a live, four hour long broadcast on BlogTalkRadio starting at 10pm CT and I look forward to hearing from anyone with an opinion on the events of the day. 646.652.4947 is the number to call in. I will also have a chat room open too.

Dr. Will Horton Interview

Talked about Barack Obama last night with Psychologist and Master Hypnotist William Horton in a half hour long podcast available here.

About Dr. Horton:

Dr. William D. Horton, D. Psy.D, CADC, CI, MH, Considered by many to be the world’s Leading NLP Trainer, is also a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Master Hypnotist. He was one of the few non-law enforcement people to be asked to attend the FBI Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course at the FBI academy. He is the author of the books, “Mind Control, How To Get Other To Do What You Want”, “Primary Objective- Neuro-Linguistic Psychology and Guerrilla Warfar”e and Co-author of The “New Psychology of Sale”s. His 2 new books will fall, “Subconscious Communication, the Key to Success”, and Fat Loss Forever, a 12 Step Approach to Weight Loss”. His courses and workbooks have won acclaim for their easy-to-understand format. His articles are considered a must-read in the field of hypnosis and psychology. His passion for this technology comes from personal experience. He has a Black Belt in Karate and has won tournaments and been published in Martial Arts Journals. Learn from the leader in the field.

Dr. Horton’s articles are featured regularly in The Journal of Hypnotism, the country’s largest hypnosis publication. He presently travels throughout the world training people in the skills of NeuroLinguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Performance Enhancement, and the Art of Business Communications. He is the founder of the National Federation of NeuroLinguistic Psychology-NLP for the 21st Century and creator of several best selling home study courses in NLP and Hypnosis You will often find him on your favorite radio or television station sharing his extensive knowledge with his audience. His next book, Mind Control in the 21st Century, will be out this fall.

I also wanted to mention this; I will be doing a live, 4 hour long webcast the night of the election starting at 10pm CT. I would love to have some people on the air with me throughout the night. Right now I’m emailing around and looking for guests and whatnot, but if any of my readers (I’m talking to you plebe) have an inkling, I’d love to have you on. I’ve never had so much time to fill and it will get a little dull if it’s just me reading the SOS’s website all night.

Send me an email or go through the contact page or leave a comment. I especially would like some volunteers for the after midnight show. You don’t need to be on long, ten minutes will help break things up for me. Want to do an hour? Why not. The number is 646.652.4947.

Podcast Tonight and Dinesh D’Souza in Minneapolis

I have a live podcast tonight at 10pm with my usual 1/2 hour guarantee.

Also, tomorrow there is a D’Souza event in the Twin Cities:

Hi guys,

I wanted to let you know that the CFACT chapter at
the University of Minnesota is hosting Dinesh D’Souza this Wednesday
October 29th at 7PM. The event will be held in the Mississippi Room,
on the 3rd floor of Coffman Union. I wanted to invite you and your
readers to attend this free event. Dinesh will also be doing a book
signing at the end of his presentation – “Christianity, Islam, and the
War on Terror.


Bill Gilles
National Director

Update: Had a good time tonight, got a caller even. 45 minutes total, or thereabouts. Permalink here.