Guest Post by Joshua Fisher for the ULS, The Underground Library Society

A big thank you to Chuck French for having me as a guest on his blog.

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I want to thank Josh Fisher for his guest post for the ULS, the Underground Library Society. Please check out his blog JDFISHER840 .



If for some reason, some entity decided to make books illegal, I would be hard pressed to pick but one.  I would have to pick The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.  This book is a fictional book about a squad or element that is fighting in Vietnam.

Tim O’Brien goes into many details about fighting, living and surviving in a war that he did not wish to fight in, but he did not have a choice.  The book tells numerous war stories about this controversial war.  The stories are just that, stories.

This is a work of fiction about Vietnam but it is also a book about writing and telling stories.  This book is something I will always love and will always be a…

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Motivational Quotes

Hey everyone, it has been awhile since I posted something on here so I thought I would start off with some motivational quotes. I hope you enjoy them.

“You have to do the work. You have to hold the line. You have to make it happen.”
-Jocko Willink

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
-Mark Twain

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”
-Kyle Chandler

“A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”
-John Burroughs

“Get creative. Get aggressive. Get it done. When you are on the road, STAY ON THE PATH.”
-Jocko Willink


Interview with Patrick from Maledicus

The book Maledicus: The investigative Paranormal Society Book I is a book about horror.  It is about a group of elderly gentlemen that form a paranormal investigative group.  This book is not only about horror.  It also about love, friendship, and brotherhood. I was able to do a character interview with Charles French who is the author of the first book in the series.  The character I interviewed  was Patrick who was a U.S. Marine Officer before he was paranormal investigator in the book.  The following is the dialogue of the character interview.  You can find a way to get your own copy of the Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I here:

Why did you join the Marine Corps?

I should begin by thanking you for taking the time to conduct this interview with me. My uncle Roosevelt, well, Rosy is what my brother Michael and I call him, enlisted in the Marines and served in the Vietnam War. We come from a, how do I say this, very wealthy family, and Uncle Rosy told us about the family’s intense dislike for his choice to serve. He was always the only member of our family whom we liked and respected. So when my twin and I graduated from college, we thought we should continue in the example he set for us. Of course, the family reaction was livid, but we simply laughed at them. We believed that people from our background should not avoid serving their country.  And we both admired the ethos of the Marine Corps.


Do you think ghosts are in a different realm so to speak or do you think that they are still in our world and that is why they can affect ours so much?

Prior to fighting in the Battle of Fallujah, I would not have believed in ghosts, but I have always had an open mind to all possibilities. Now, after a specific incident that occurred, I realized as Hamlet says to Horatio, “There are more things in heaven and earth than dreamt of in your philosophy,” that the existence of human beings does continue past death. I am convinced there is more around us than we can see.


Why did you decide to investigate paranormal activity?

Because of the incident that occurred, and because my Uncle Rosy told me about the organization he and his friends created. He asked if I would like to be part of it, and I told him I would be willing to help on occasion.

Do you think that a ghost could kill a living human being?

That is a very interesting question. I certainly know that the biggest danger to a person is another human being, but I would not put it out of the possible for a ghost or supernatural entity to be able to harm or kill another person. So, I would say, thinking about it further, that yes it is possible for a ghost to kill a person.


Do you ever have fear when investigating a ghost?

No, I haven’t. All of my fear is still focused on what I experienced in war.


Why do you think ghosts exist? What is their purpose in our world?

I am afraid that I cannot answer that. I can only speculate that some might be trapped in their environment, unable to move on, or perhaps they have a strong attachment to a person or place that they are reluctant to relinquish. It is even possible that they might have a specific purpose that they wish to carry out. But this is all speculation.

Thank you for being willing to talk with me.


Semper Fidelis!

Day 3 of 3 Quotation challenge

Once again I would like to thank Charles French for the nomination.  Since I forgot to do this yesterday I will do two quotes today.

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
-John F. Kennedy

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
-Albert Einstein

My nominees:
Taylor Morrison
Another Wanderer
Sonaili Writes

Day 1 of 3 day quote challenge

Charles French ( nominated me to participate in the 3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge.  Thank you so much for including me!

The Rules for the Challenge:

  1. Three quotations for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

“Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar.  And still there are things worth fighting for.”
-Norman Schwarzkopf

A Teacher’s Reflections
Southern Highways and Byways
Khaya Ronkainen

Stop by and visit their blogs.

And thank you Charles French at

Some more quotes

Here are some quotes on life and some other various topics.

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, at sometime in your life.”
-Winston Churchill

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”
-Napoleon Bonaparte

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”
-John F. Kennedy

Some interesting quotes

Hey everyone, here are some quotes that I really like and hope you will too.

“Evil is evil.  Lesser, greater, middling, makes no difference.  The degree is arbitrary and the definitions blurred.  If I am to choose between one evil and another, I  would rather not choose at all.”
-CD Projekt Red, Andrzej Sapkowski,  Geralt of Rivia

“The world is a dangerous place; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
-Albert Einstein

“The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.”
-Phillip Zimbardo

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
      -Edmund Burke

Socrates Cafe

Hello everyone,

It has been awhile since I posted to my blog but life comes at you fast sometimes.  I thought I would do something a little more interactive with my followers and start a Socrates Cafe discussion.  If you do not know what a Socrates Cafe is I will explain.  This supposed to be an exchange of opinions and questions to pursue wisdom and knowledge from people of other backgrounds.  They way it works is I will ask a question and then someone will answer it.  The person that answered my question then must come up with follow-up question.  The question should relate to the original in some way but if it does not no big deal.  This is not intended to be an argument and politics will not be allowed on my posts or anywhere on this blog.  I am not trying to start a debate, but I am trying to have some fun and maybe learn something too.  I will start the cafe with a question.

What is a hero in today’s era?