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Can't Stop Ranting By Bob Rockwell
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Bob rants about all of the inconveniences, injustices, and especially the absurdities we encounter as we fumble through our hum-drum lives. Now that he’s retired and a member of the geezer... More > generation, he doesn’t have a job or a business to bitch about so he just complains about all of the little stuff we all have to deal with, but why do we? Geezers are big-time complainers and they can piss-and-moan about every-day stuff like it is the only thing they care about or have in common. Bob, in fine geezer fashion, has humorously captured the everyday things that really piss us off.< Less
Boner By Bob Rockwell
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Bob, a crusty but erudite old liberal, lives along the Mexican border with his soul mate, Josefina Bernstein, PhD and his long-term guest they’ve aptly named Boner. Boner is a somewhat unique... More > young man. He grins constantly, he only speaks Swahili and he has this curse or blessing, depending on how you look at it, he has a perpetual erection. They go about their lives harboring illegal immigrants, hosting drug traffickers and taking pot shots at the US Border Patrol’s spy drone when a drug trafficker abducts Josefina to carry his colleague’s backpack containing a fortune in narcotics. Bob, Boner and their drug-runner buddy, Chui, take off on their adventure to rescue Josefina and recover Chui’s lost loot. Their quest takes them deep into the drug underworld and to California where Boner’s unique attributes earn him instant stardom in the porno movie industry before heading south into Mexico and the warring drug cartels.< Less
Alone In The Dark By Bob Rockwell
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Alone in the Dark was how I wrote all of these stories. I won’t tell you that I was in my pajamas and drinking beer in the early hours of the morning, because you’d think even less of me.... More > The hardest part of writing is that I become so engrossed in the story I’m trying to tell that I let my beer get warm and go flat. I can’t even begin to count all of the beer I’ve wasted. I’ve got to develop a type – type – type – swig – type - type – type - swig writing technique. In the meantime here’s what I’ve warmed my beer over during the past five years.< Less
From Where I Sit By Bob Rockwell
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From Where I Sit is a collection of the inane thoughts (those are the polite words) rumbling around in the tequila-soaked brain cells of Bob Rockwell, an old curmudgeon fighting a losing battle with... More > the absurdity and the ridiculousness of everyday life. He rants about the stuff that pisses him off (and that’s a lot of stuff), he teases society’s morons especially what he calls pretentious assholes (his word, not mine), he maligns those that annoy him, but he is quick to pay tribute to his heroes. He says he writes to consume space on his hard drive but his clever wit is sure to make you chuckle (maybe even giggle) and experience a number of profound ah-ha moments.< Less
In the Jaws of the Beast By Bob Rockwell
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In the Jaws of the Beast is an engaging story of a troubled Confederate veteran overcoming his deep-seated hatreds and the prejudices of the times while dealing with the tragic death of his wife and... More > the kidnapping of this son by the Apache in 1867 New Mexico Territory. His life is changed forever when he teams up with a colored Yankee soldier at Fort Cummings to find Cochise and his Chiricahua band, and retrieves his son. The friendship between these two radically different men, at a time in history when our nation was struggling to come together, will captivate you in In the Jaws of the Beast.< Less
Too Much Tequila, Too Little Sunscreen By Bob Rockwell
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Bob demonstrates his storytelling skills in this collection of seventeen of his best short stories. Bob set his story Three for Dinner in Boston, where he lived for many years, because he... More > couldn’t find a five-star French restaurant within hundreds miles of the Chihuahuan desert where he now lives, writes and sets most of his stories. He’s become an accomplished researcher seeking out interesting historical figures before he magically bends time and injects himself into the lives of these real but long-since-dead people. In Lottie Bob tells us of his love affair with the most colorful woman in the old West and in My Evening with the Family he describes his night with a group of hippies before they became infamous household names. And, don’t miss My Date with the Butcher, Bob’s story about his meeting with Pancho Villa’s most trusted lieutenant, General Pablo López.< Less
A Slightly Better World By Bob Rockwell
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Two Philadelphia detectives become unlikely partners in the tough 25th district. Enoch (Buck) Rogers, a young rookie from a privileged life in Philly’s prestigious Main Line, and Luciano (Luca)... More > Borrelli, a seasoned, cigar-chomping goombah a la The Sopranos. Buck’s life is less than ideal. He’s recently divorced, the relationship with his parents is, at best, strained, and his new lieutenant is always on his back. The two joys in his life are his job and his former partner-in-uniform and current lover, La-Teesha, a black policewoman who takes not only her job seriously, but also gourmet food and bedroom antics! As for Luca, he befriends and delights everyone he meets. His cell phone rings seemingly nonstop, and Buck can’t help but believe his new colleague knows virtually everyone in Philadelphia. I hope you enjoy the story and how these two “partners-in-crime” bond, and pledge to make this a slightly better world. Hurry, La-Teesha just opened a bottle of 2009 Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Bordeaux.< Less
Antoine's Legacy By Bob Rockwell
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“It was a spring day in Paris in 1780, and Michael Barada, was 20. As he sauntered along a fashionable street, very gay in the silk, ribbons and ruffles of a young French gallant of the court... More > of Louis XVI . . .” So begins the charming story of Michael Barada and his chance meeting with the lovely Omaha maiden, Laughing Buffalo. This romantic fairytale was told to the US congress in 1934 in a bill granting my grandfather and other descendants of Laughing Buffalo membership in the Omaha tribe. The bill never passed but this unlikely fairytale became part of our history. Am I part Omaha? Is Laughing Buffalo my great grandmother? And if this story isn’t true what is her real story? Antoine’s Legacy is my search for the truth and my Omaha roots.< Less
Antoine's Legacy By Bob Rockwell
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“It was a spring day in Paris in 1780, and Michael Barada, was 20. As he sauntered along a fashionable street, very gay in the silk, ribbons and ruffles of a young French gallant of the court... More > of Louis XVI . . .” So begins the charming story of Michael Barada and his chance meeting with the lovely Omaha maiden, Laughing Buffalo. This romantic fairytale was told to the US congress in 1934 in a bill granting my grandfather and other descendants of Laughing Buffalo membership in the Omaha tribe. The bill never passed but this unlikely fairytale became part of our history. Am I part Omaha? Is Laughing Buffalo my great grandmother? And if this story isn’t true what is her real story? Antoine’s Legacy is my search for the truth and my Omaha roots.< Less
Riding with Villa By Bob Rockwell
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Bob Lockwood, a cameraman in the early days of Hollywood, takes us on a journey through northern Mexico as he films Pancho Villa. Bob is captivated by the spirit of the revolution and the passion of... More > the Villistas but he’s sickened by the wanton slaughter and the tragic waste of young lives he sees on the battlefield. He drops his camera, crosses the river, and heads back to California. On route he learns that he no longer has a wife or job to return to so he starts a new life in the small railroad town of Deming, New Mexico. His fondness and compassion for the young, bedraggled Villistas he met in Chihuahua haunts him when he meets and befriends the seven Mexican prisoners captured during and after Pancho’s disastrous raid on Columbus, New Mexico. Bob tells the tragic story of Juan Sánchez, a sixteen-year-old Villista, who was forced into the battle. Juan never fired a shot yet he was captured, held, tried, and hanged for murders he never could have committed.< Less