Author has written 2 stories for Torchwood.
I live in the american southwest and I love it here. Though I admit I could use a bit of change. A new place to explore.
T.V. Shows: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Boys Over Flowers, Playful Kiss, Covert Affairs, Glee, White Collar, Suits, Necessary Roughness, Haven, Being Human, In Plain Sight, Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Warehouse 13, Sanctuary, Leverage, MASH, Ugly Betty, Gilmore Girls, Jane By Design, One Tree Hill, Bones, House, Blood Ties, Moonlight, Greek, Num3ers, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Flash Gordon, The Dresden Files, Painkiller Jane, The Unit, JAG, N.C.I.S., Judging Amy, Veronica Mars, Instant Star, Law & Order: SVU, The Dead Zone, Psych, The 4400, Heroes, General Hospital, Lost, Prison Break.
Music: The Answer, Nickelback, Kid Rock, ICP, N SYNC, James Blunt, James Morrison, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Alexz Johnson, Creed, Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Snoop Dogg, Weird Al Yankovic, Duffy, Susan Boyle.
Movies: Harry Potter, Twilight, The Holiday, The Shawshank Redemption, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men (first and second ones, the last stand was crap), Transformers, Pineapple Express, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, Underworld: Rise of The Lycans, Last Holiday, Bend it Like Beckham, Stargate, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, and Stargate: Continuum.
Books: Harry Potter, Twilight Series, The Inheritance Cylce, Dirk Pitt Series, Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Teen Idol, All American Girl, Avalon High, The Bancroft Strategy, Common Sense By Glenn Beck, A Patriot's History of The United States, The Road To Serfdom, Term Limits.
"To limit the pursuit of property follows not the capitalist principals, but communist ones." -Unknown
"Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, a British citizen with only a basic education set off to make a new life for himself in the British colonies. For two years he worked hard and watched as his fellow colonists grew tired of British oppression. Then he decided to act. Using his contacts in the publishing industry, Thomas Paine anonymously released a pamphlet that made the case for revolution using extraordinarily logical, straightforward, indisputable arguments.
He called it Common Sense.
Once Paine put his feelings into words, he realized that he wasn't alone. Only seven months passed between the release of Common Sense in January 1776 and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Seven months--a pinpoint in the history of time, but a moment that put the colonies on an irreversible track torward revolution and, ultimately, freedom.
Seven months that changed the world, forever.
Today we find ourselves back in 1776--but this time our path forward isn't so clear-cut. The abuses being perpetrated by our government are just as obvious now as they were then, but instead of rising up with a collective voice, we sit idly by and watch as our hard-won freedoms slowly dissolve into a puddle of apathy, political correctness, and outright corruption.
We feel helpless and alone as we hear confusing debates over obscure issues play out on the airwaves daily. But that's the lie. The infighting and the purposeful division promoted by our political parties is a simple ploy to keep us from uniting. After all, a citizenry that fights among itself over party differences is too busy to notice the real cause of its problems.
As you read the details of the immense harm that both parties have done to our country, you might find yourself wondering what can be done to change our cousre. I lay out several options , but I want to be clear that none of them includes violence. Thomas Paine and his fellow revolutionaries shed their blood so that future generations would have access to weapons immeasurably stronger than muskets or bayonets: the weapons of democracy. Those are the tools that we will use to usher in a second American revolution, a revolution that won't be fought on battlefields, but in the hearts and minds of the three hundred million people lucky enough to call America home..
Over the years, many revolutionaries have used sharp tongues instead of sharp knives--and the results have been extraordinary. Martin Luther King, Jr., for instance, once said to his supporters: "The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists."
It was inflammatory language, but he meant that it is much easier to simply die for a cause that it is to find inventive, effective means to fight for it. Violence is the easy way out--but it's also a sure path to discrediting everything you stand for, something that those opposed to him found out the hard way.
"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time." King said while accepting the Nobel Prize. He continued."...man must overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
History has proven that King was right-- and so our new revolution of thought begins right now--with you.
Thomas Paine was an unremarkable man living in a remarkable time. He proved that it doesn't take celebrity, stature, or wealth to make a difference--it only takes someone willng to say the things that need to be said. Well I am no Thomas Paine--he was an extraordinary writer, a renowned motivator, and a heroic patriot--but the words that follow also need to be said, if for no other reason than to ease my own conscience.
If you believe that it's time to put principles above parties, character above campaign promises, and Common Sense above all--then I ask you to read this book, declare yourself a creative extremist, and then pass these words along to others who may agree with something else that Martin Luther King, Jr., once said;
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Do not remain neutral. Do not sit idly by. Do not let others speak for you. Silence has gotten us nowhere so it's once again time for our collective voice to make a simple yet powerful demand...
Don't Tread on Me."
-Glenn Beck from Glenn Beck's Commom Sense (A note from the author)
-John Basil Barnhill
"He that lives upon hope will die fasting." -Benjamin Franklin 1758
"Peace, commerce, and honost friendship with all nations-entangling alliances with none." -Thomas Jefferson
"It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world." -George Washington
"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." - Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776: Preamble.)
"When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." - Thomas Jefferson (Remark to Baron von Humboldt, 1807.)
"I take the official oath to-day with no mental reservations, and with no purpose to construe the Constitution or laws by any hypercritical rules."
-Abraham Lincoln (First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861.)
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the peolpe who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." -Abraham Lincoln
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...In a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honoured dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
- Abraham Lincoln (Address at Dedication of National Cemetery at Gettysburg , 19 November 1863.)
"As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you." - Abraham Lincoln (Attr. reply to the South Carolina Commissioners.)
"The business of America is business." - Calvin Coolidge (Speech before Society of American Newspaper Editors, 17 January 1925.)
"But be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." - Shakespeare ( Twelfth Night)