It's the time of month that all (well, some...maybe) have been waiting for...
Once again, I remembered promising to make this a regular monthly feature. For new readers, with enough time to waste on this tosh, I will repeat my earlier explanation of this post. Despite of my disdain for horoscopes, I do recognize the creative talent needed to write such nonsense. Several years ago, I received a copy of the definitive horoscope. I think this was written by some clever New York advertising copywriter or team of writers. It is definitely irreverent and ironical, but does contain a glimmer of truth (whatever that is). Each should be able to recognize one or the other personal trait or something irritating in someone you know. Horoscopes and alchemy are similar: each "science" tries to produce something of value from nothing. Alchemy has been debunked, but horoscopes continue to thrive. A clever use of words can manipulate the hopes and emotions of certain gullible people. (Where have we heard that before? It seems to be a common thread in thoughts about human beings.) Like robots, all humans are programmed to act in certain ways...which clever horoscope creators have picked up on.
This month is particularly meaningful: I was born in June. The following words will give you a glimpse into my character, about which regular readers have surely already formed an opinion...
You are a quick and intellectual thinker. People like you because you are bi-sexual. However, you are inclined to expect too much for too little. This means that you are cheap. Geminis are notorious for thriving on incest.
As a bonus feature, I'm including a special addition of "German Word of the Day". It is Zwillinge, which means "twins", but also "Gemini" in horoscopes. There is a saying that people born under this sign have zwei Seelen ("two souls"). This could be mistaken for having a split personality (or, as above, being bi-sexual). I interpret it to mean that Gemini are more interesting!
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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.