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Havana Deception

Havana Deception is a book written by a friend and former shipmate, William Hellman. A former SEAL, Bill inserts the reader into a global adventure* filled with firefights, intrigue, family secrets, and the Kraken. It’s a world he knows well and which he vividly depicts. I’m not sure who his parents are, but after reading it I have a distinct feeling that Tom Clancy and Emma Peel had a love child. If you are at all interested in military science thrillers then this book is definitely worth a read. 

* Most of the adventures in the book actually happened to either Bill or a colleague, though the adventure that Bill and I had involving a gentlemen's club in Guam was most likely omitted due to security concerns. Prime Visa and Amazon Visa. If you don't have one, what are you waiting for? Click on this link to apply and get a $100 Amazon Gift Card instantly upon approval with an eligible Prime membership. And then use it to get 5% back on all and Whole Foods Market purchases. 


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The Last Dinosaur

The Last Dinosaur is where industry veteran Christopher Aversano hosts an interview style podcast exploring the digital age in the maritime industry. Whether you're a seasoned seafarer, a tech enthusiast, or just curious about the future of shipping, this podcast is the perfect place to explore the cutting-edge of digital transformation in one of the world's oldest and most essential industries. 

The Skipper's View

The Skipper's View is a podcast where two very knowledgeable guys talk about baseball with a fair amount of sophistication and even more detail. 


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Home Depot Military Discount

The Home Depot Military Discount enables all U.S. veterans, active service members, and spouses to receive10% off in-stores and online. 


Use this link from Winc to receive $30 off a delivery of wine delivered right to your front door.

Troost 39 Thrift Store

Troost 39 Thrift Store is "Committed to supporting the Kansas City community it serves by offering low price high quality essential items.

Richard Disney Fine Art

I always start with casual graphite sketches on tracing paper, and once I am satisfied with the direction, I will transfer the sketch to paper, board, whatever seems to suit the subject…or not.  I then begin bringing the drawing to life with my beloved pens of choice—PrismaColor Premier, Copic Multi-liner, and/or Pigma Multi-liner. Then comes the water. And the color...a truly elusive and at times frustrating medium that truly has a mind of its own. 

You can't always control the look of your environment, but you can control the way you see it. 

The Closer Collection by Sherry Mills was created to bring awareness to this choice and to offer that a simple shift in focus can be liberating. The collection offers an abstract look at the undiscovered beauty of our streets and sidewalks from scrawls on the walls to street lane stains. A bold display of color and form to prove that . . . The museum may be right where you are standing.

Obnoxiously Magnetic 

Cool fridge magnets, creatively curated and designed.

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