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Alexander Fontana

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Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, working with chemicals that eat through concrete or walking through fires with an SCBA, if it burns, blows up or acts like alien blood, Alex has been there.

With deep rooted research in historical writing his stories include personal experiences in emergency services, martial arts and theater effects to give us a really romping good look at what went on.

Alex travels trails and tells tales in the Northwest, with his wife and their pet fish, Sushi. (Sushi has to stay at home in the bowl though, but says “hi” too.)

The tale of the Martial Arts of Chess, demonstrates a key secret of how businesses can be successful, and why the mere suggestion of government shutdown makes our politicians look like idiots.

One early morning, about 5,000 years ago, a village woke to a commotion. Two men were running frantically through town. The first man was carrying a live pig in his arms. The second was chasing him with a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 05, 2013 18:01 • 157 views • Tags: business-management, chess, martial-arts, politics
Average rating: 4.44 · 9 ratings · 3 reviews · 2 distinct works
Pittock: the Voice of Portland

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Pittock: The Voice of Portland (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: WHAT IS HENRY L. PITTOCK'S SECRET? Pittock is a little man with BIG ideas. Walking the Oregon Trail barefoot in 1853, arriving in Oregon penniless, he swims with political sharks, wades through floods, fights fires and dodges bullets to become one of the richest and import pioneers in the history of the great Northwest. Packed with historical references that reminds one of the majestic wonder of the woods, along with what it takes to become rich, PITTOCK - The Voice of Portland leads a path through political conflicts and natural disasters to the wealth that is Oregon and more. Discover: • How to build an empire. • Locate giants over 300 feet tall and 2000 years old. • Learn the inner workings of secret societies and how they can help you. • See a mansion made a century ago with more technology than a house of today. • Find out how to combat: drunks, gunslingers, dirty politicians, idiots and their ilk, all with a twist of the wrist. • Wander through the magnificence that was the NW greatest show in 1905.
The Witch's Castle of Portland Oregon (History)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: Background history of Witch's Castle in Portland Oregon
Slate Gray (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: Creative writing / example
Snafu (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 24, 2013 12:19PM
Description: Military fiction, adventure story, humor
The Uniroyal Reaction (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 24, 2013 12:12PM
Description: Children's short story
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“He is about as well-put-together and focused as a zombie at a tractor pull.”
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“Any belief worth believing in, should be willing to be tested.”
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“He is hotter than a zombie cooked in a dippsy dumpster with kerosene.”
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“If it burns, blows up or acts like alien blood then call me.”
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“According to 2008/09 census there were 61,080,000 dogs in the United States. Many homeless or mistreated. There are more pet dogs than babies in the world.”
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“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
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“Any belief worth believing in, should be willing to be tested.”
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“A wiser intelligence might now truthfully say of us at this point: here is a chimera, a new and very odd species come shambling into our universe, a mix of Stone Age emotion, medieval self-image, and godlike technology. The combination makes the species unresponsive to the forces that count most for its own long-term survival.”
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