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D.J. Presson For my first two novels, The Broker and The Outcasts of Eden, I wanted to tell about experiences I had in my career prior to being a writer. For The…moreFor my first two novels, The Broker and The Outcasts of Eden, I wanted to tell about experiences I had in my career prior to being a writer. For The Heritage and its sequels, I was inspired by my own family history, and also by disturbing current events in our country, and the lessons we can learn from our history.(less)
D.J. Presson I am currently doing research for my next historical novel. I am reading about life on various 17th and 18th century Virginia tobacco plantations as…moreI am currently doing research for my next historical novel. I am reading about life on various 17th and 18th century Virginia tobacco plantations as well as the customs, government and court proceedings. They are scholarly works and include the plantation diary of Landon Carter "Uneasy Kingdom" by Rhys Isaac; Twice Condemned - Slaves and the Criminal Laws of Virginia, 1705 - 1865 by Philip J. Schwarz; Foul Means - The Formation of Slave Society in Virginia, 1660- 1740 by Anthony S. Parent, Jr.; Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia and The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century both by Warren Billings. I am also listening to the audio book of Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad".(less)
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Goodbye Aetna, and thank you.

At first a feeling of incredulity, and then a strange sadness came over me with the announcement recently that Aetna Life Insurance Company was selling off its life and disability business. I no longer work at Aetna, but I had devoted nearly twenty years of my life to the company in that very division. I had effectively grown up at Aetna, alternatively adoring or vehemently disagreeing with mul...

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