Monthly Archives: September 2012

My thoughts on the police movie “End of Watch”

I watched “End of Watch” tonight. (Trailer below.)

The movie rocked. Plenty of action. Strong plot.

“End of Watch” reminded me of my time in the Corps. The brotherhood that existed. The monotony. The insane action that made it worth the shitty pay and bullshit uniform inspections.

If you want to see a great action flick, you’ll definitely dig this. But the violence is intense, and it’s not for the faint of heart. All-in-all though, a great flick that more than earned up to its audience score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

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Six secrets to success, according to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

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Are you kidding me?! The NFL goes insane…

So, everyone is talking about the missed called between the Packers and Seahawks last night.

I thought the NFL might apologize, or hell, maybe even overturn the game. But they didn’t. In fact, they reinforced the insanely ridiculous idea that the call was actually correct. So, basically… The entire world is wrong. The announcers, the players, the viewers, you name it.

Yep, the level of bullshit in this statement by the NFL is staggering.

I was pissed last night. I’m twice as pissed today. Roger Goodell needs to go.

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UPDATE: Packer’s QB Aaron Rodgers calls BS, too. See this post: Aaron Rodgers blasts NFL over Green Bay Packers’ loss.

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Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

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Keep on Dreaming Even If It Breaks Your Heart

I’ve been feeling this song lately. And it’s pretty appropriate for all you crazy dreamers out there.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

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Where’d Stan go…

Sorry, everyone, that I’ve been out of it the past week.

Danah and I lost our home internet connection after our modem died, so we ordered the replacement item, only to realize it was the wrong item. So, we ordered another replacement item, which should arrive today. Here’s hoping it works. And let me tell you, it’s just delightful dealing with AT&T…

Anyway, I’ve missed reading everyone’s blog posts and commenting to my friends the past week. And I’ve found out that contrary to the typical belief that the Internet makes us less productive, in my case that’s completely false. I’m far more productive when I’m not pissed off and frustrated that I can’t get online. And for me, when I can’t get online to write blog posts and read about other author’s journeys, there’s just no motivation to write or handle my own business… So, I’ve done very little writing the past week, which in itself only brings my attitude lower.

I guess this means I feed off others, so I can’t wait to catch up with you all online soon.

Say a prayer to the Internet gods for me, that it might work tonight, and that it be good and not be like the Tree of Knowledge… Or, something like that…

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. I seriously couldn’t have done it with everyone’s support. I’m excited to say that Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here). My second novel, Sold Outhas also done well, going as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here.

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