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Gary M. Martin

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in Phenix City, The United States
August 27

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I was born in Alabama, but from about the age of 4 to 13 I lived in Baltimore, Maryland. At the age of 7 I went to the hospital to have my tonsils taken out. It was suppose to be a simple procedure, but during the surgery my heart stopped. It was three and a half minutes before the doctors could get it back to beating. During my extended stay of 3 months at the hospital my mother started buying me comic books to occupy my time. That was the start of my love of reading, and the
fueling of my imagination.

Years later I joined the Air Force. I spent two and a half years in Misawa, Japan. I was lucky enough to become friends with a Japanese citizen. Through him I was able to see parts of Japan that most of American have not.

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Gary M. Martin I'll mention a few things, but I don't know how relevant it will be. It's been 40 years since I was there.

I was stationed at Misawa AFB. It is at the …more
I'll mention a few things, but I don't know how relevant it will be. It's been 40 years since I was there.

I was stationed at Misawa AFB. It is at the northeast section of the main island. If you go a little southwest of Misawa you will find some smaller towns. During my time in Japan these towns did not see many outside visitors.

Sapporo, which is in an Island north of Misawa is a great place to see, but they do get tourists. Every year they had a festival where they displayed ice sculptures. The island is also known for black bears and monkeys.

I was fortunate enough to visit Sendai, which was the town of a Japanese friend of mine. Most of the people in this town had never seen an American.

I wish I had more to offer, but like I said, It's been a lot of years since I've been there.(less)
Gary M. Martin The thick concrete wall embedded with metal strips crumbled to dust as the irradiated human form burst through. He saw it coming at him, but at once …more The thick concrete wall embedded with metal strips crumbled to dust as the irradiated human form burst through. He saw it coming at him, but at once his feet wouldn't move, and he knew at immediately that the two dimensions had been breached and that life would be ending in the next two minutes.(less)
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message 7: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello,

Thanks for becoming my new friend. Hopefully, we will become close friends. Heroic werewolves and evil vampires are in my novel, Moonwarriors: Guardians Of The Night.
Stay in touch, Rusty


message 6: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello,

Thanks for becoming my new friend. Hopefully, we will become close friends. Heroic werewolves and evil vampires are in my novel, Moonwarriors: Guardians Of The Night.
Stay in touch, Rusty


Dustin Oh, you are so very welcome, Gary! Whenever you have some time, please feel free to join us. Casual Readers really is a great group to hang out, discuss books, etc..

Have a fantastic weekend!


Dustin I Noticed that Flannery O'Connor is one of your favorite authors. What's interesting is that I live in Eatonton, Georgia, about ten miles from Milledgeville, Georgia where she attended the Georgia State College For Women (which is now Georgia College and University). Once or twice a week I pass by the farm where she lived and died. I figured you might want to know that she's still remembered here.


Aw, that's very considerate of you, Gary!! Thankee kindly, I really appreciate the sentiment, my friend. I actually haven't read a whole lot of Flannery o'Conner's work, but I definitely want to, someday.


Dustin Oh, really? I'm glad you think so, Gary.:) I like to read the various quotes here, and then add them.


Dustin You are very welcome.


Dustin Hi, Gary!

How are you today? I hope all's well with you and yours..:)


Thank you so much for the friend request, I really appreciate it! I'm looking forward to getting to know you, discuss literature, etc..


Have a wonderful day and week!


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