Conflict of Interests
America is a predominantly Christian country...or so the polls indicate.
Have you ever noticed how the values of the United States and the Christian religion (especially the Puritan sort of the founders) are incompatible?
The Declaration of Independence states, among other things, that "all men are created equal" and that they have "certain unalienable rights", such as "the pursuit of happiness".
I'm not going to get into the bit about being created equal, because that is a can of worms containing such fun topics for discussion like slavery, internment of Japanese, immigration, McCarthy, etc.
I want to focus ofnthe happiness bit. Puritans, and even their descendants, are known for their deathly fear that someone, somewhere might be having a good time or might be happy. These dour folks certainly must have made a mistake, or been absent on the day the document was written, because the two don't fit together. Christianity and happiness are not compatible, but both make up the foundation for the country. Perhaps that explains the success of pornography in the United States...
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.