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The Bard

1703 or 1704???




The long march

Who/What? Is Andrew?

The Raid

Old Deerfield Road

Now available in Print and Kindle on Amazon.com




St. Clair Flats

Tecumseh

Father Gabriel Richard

Woodward's plan for new Detroit

Seal of Detroit

Sacagawea's Child

Toussaint Charbonneau

Route of Lewis and Clark


Statue of Antoine Cadillac, Detroit

Lewis and Clark Journal

Book Five

Picnics

Hamtramck takes control of Detroit for America

Anthony Wayne



Battle of Saratoga

Brown's Tavern on Harsens Island

Chief Pontiac

The St. Clair Flats, Lake St. Clair

Voyageurs route west

Old Detroit seen from across the Detroit River

Niagara Falls

Detroit Public Library home of Burton Collection

Old Detroit seen from across the Detroit River



The Maroon Bells

The walk to Longshot









The stack from hell


Sleeping Ariadne




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The most expensive route




THE HOOK





HEALTHCARE FINANCE FOR DUMMIES




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COMING SOON!

Old Citadel of Quebec

General Braddock

Forks of the Ohio River

Michigan Habitant Heritage

Vérendrye monument

Pierre Roy

Pontiac



Book Three: Peace and War

Detroit today

LaSalle's Boat: The Griffin

Replica of old Fort Michillimackinac today. Mackinac Bridge came later.

Antoine Cadillac

Charlesbourg, Quebec St. Charles de Bromee Cemetery Today

Book Five: The City in the Wilderness

Relations of the Jesuits

Jesuits in Quebec

Henri

The Allards Book Two: The Hunter

Opiates can ruin lives

Coming Next The Pain Doc

An old home near the Cass Corridor that gave me the inspiration for the Tower Light Mission.

Detroit Public Library, Main Branch

Department of Justice

Hilberry Theater on Wayne State University campus

A treasure on the Cass Corridor

From the Cass Corridor

The Corridor

Book Seven: The Witch

Book Eight: The Chief

Francois* Allard

Quebec City

Detroit Public Library, Main Branch

Driving force of New France - The beaver

Winter in Quebec

Madeleine de Roybon with the Filles de Roi

Les Filles de Roi

Artanne sur Indre: Church and Abbey

Artannes sur Indre

Filles de Roi in 1667

Here is an idealized painting of Les Filles du Roi arriving in Quebec.

Cliffs of Etretat, last view of France as Francois sails to the New World.

Charnel house and old plague cemetery, Rouen, Normandie, France.

Researching in Blacqueville

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Home Healthcare Stories

April 30, 2014

Tags: Healthcare finance, home care, problems

Do any of you have a story about an experience with home health care? Things that were provided that did not seem necessary or that seemed overly expensive, etc.? If you do, tell me about them, and we’ll try to address them—could be fun.

Ariadne

April 26, 2014

Tags: The Labyrinth, Ariadne

ARIADNE, THE LEGEND: In Greek mythology, King Minos of Crete built a LABYRINTH, a complicated maze which defied escape. In it he held the Minotaur, a monster with the head of a bull but the body of a man. To placate the creature, he would annually select by casting lots seven young men and seven virgins from Athens to send into the labyrinth as food for the beast.
On the third year, a young Athenian hero, Theseus, volunteered to go as one of the seven men with the purpose of slaying the monster. Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, who fell in love with Theseus, gave him a sword and a thread to unravel on his way into the labyrinth marking the route of exit. The young hero successfully killed the Minotaur and escaped, freeing the others with the aid of Ariadne’s wonderful thread.

Healthcare solutions

April 23, 2014

Tags: The Labyrinth, health care fraud

In THE LABYRINTH, seniors receive healthcare modalities like home healthcare, nursing home care, wheelchairs, scooters and other health equipment, along with visits by nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, etc. They are satisfied and believe they are receiving the best for very little cost. But they are not! Stay tuned to find out how this can be.

The Labyrinth

April 16, 2014

Tags: Medicare fraud, The Labyrinth

Convinced they are receiving the finest of care, seniors are being trapped in an inescapable maze while Medicare is being bilked of billions. Next, we can look at THE LABYRINTH and how this works

Healthcare solutions

April 13, 2014

Tags: Healthcare, Finance, solutions

We need to think of healthcare like roads. We all have some need, some more than others and have different abilities to pay. I propose an across the board system like very basic Medicare for all citizens and paid by a tax base. Again think about roads. If you want more levels of service these will be extra. If you want the $25 dollar a pill new yet unproved statin or anticoagulant instead of the equally effective 50 cent generic, you can buy it. The same with the $20,000 total knee when the $4500 model has a long successful track record. If you really want it, pay the difference. I realize this is a somewhat naïve solution, but maybe a place to start. The key must be to keep it simple and honest.

The Labyrinth

April 12, 2014

The Labyrinth is again available on Amazon.com

Solutions

April 9, 2014

Tags: Healthcare, Finance, solutions, employment

Solutions: We must get healthcare out of employment as does almost every other first-world nation. It was once a good idea but is no longer. Removing the healthcare burden from employers will allow them to make appropriate manpower decisions without fear of bankruptcy, improving business and employment. A single payer system would be ideal, but I’m afraid it can’t be the government which has shown us it is incapable of almost anything. I would suggest at the most two or three private entities with strict oversight to minimize the layers of useless bureaucracy with which we now suffer. Hold on, there is more to come.

The Labyrinth

April 8, 2014

Tags: The Labyrinth, reviews

This just in on The Labyrinth!: A dynamic, high-stakes drama centered on a health care fraud. Orthopedic surgeon Kreis (The Pain Doc, 2013, etc.) has parlayed his extensive medical acumen into impressively dynamic medical thrillers. In his latest (The Labyrinth) he delivers a topical, serpentine thriller with a conscience.
—Kirkus Reviews
The Labyrinth may not be available from Amazon for a few days while this and other reviews are added. It should be up and running within a week.

Solutions

April 6, 2014

Tags: Healthcare finance, solutions

Solutions: We must get healthcare out of employment as does almost every other first-world nation. It was once a good idea but is no longer. Removing the healthcare burden from employers will allow them to make appropriate manpower decisions without fear of bankruptcy, improving business and employment. A single payer system would be ideal, but I’m afraid it can’t be the government which has shown us it is incapable of almost anything. I would suggest at the most two or three private entities with strict oversight to minimize the layers of useless bureaucracy with which we now suffer. Hold on, there is more to come.

Healthcare solutions

April 2, 2014

Tags: Witholding care

With the new healthcare finance charges, we are seeing employers wanting to withhold care that is contrary to their principles, i.e. birth control. This could easily spread to other moralities such as blood transfusion and more importantly, childhood immunizations, possibly the most important advancement in public health since the sanitary sewer. The answer here is simple—tune in next time for the answer!

Selected Works

French-Canadian-Detroit history
Here it comes: Philomene’s Doll Six years after the American Civil War ended, six-year-old Philomene sees her mother die horribly in childbirth. Soon she is sent from her home near Detroit to Belle-River, Canada, where, following a series of moves to various families and convents, she ultimately finds a stable home near the place of her birth and marries a young man. Together they build a successful farm and begin a family. We follow her through Prohibition, the Great Depression, and two World Wars, raising a large and varied family through the best and the worst of times. All along, she is comforted and stimulated by a simple rag doll that was the single great gift of her childhood. Based on a true story, it’s a tale of the highest and lowest points of a long life. You will not want to miss it! If you enjoyed 1634-Return to the New World, The Beaver Wars, Fearful Passage North, The Allard Series, or other novels by Dr. Kreis, you will love this one.
Historical Fiction Novel
Gravely wounded at the end of 1634-Return to the New World, Françoise Langlois must fight for her life while the fledgling French colony of Québec must fight for its as the Indian nations enlarge their wars with each other along their new European neighbors. Follow Françoise along with her French-Canadian compatriots as they struggle against all odds to retain and grow their place in the New World.
Historical fiction novel.
An enigmatic young woman emerges from a life of bad circumstances and worse luck, finding herself with a small group of French families traveling to the New world where they will prosper as the early prominent families of Canada.
Historical fiction
1704, the Puritan Massachusetts frontier: The small village of newly wed Elizabeth Price is raided by Indians. She is taken along with 100 of her neighbors and marched through the brutal snows of winter to Montreal where she must begin a new life.
Fiction, Medical intrigue
Convinced they are receiving the finest of care, seniors are being trapped in an inescapable maze while Medicare is being bilked for billions.
Greed and lust breed outrageous healthcare fraud in the rich suburbs of The Motor City.
Thriller
Fast-paced thriller of outrageous healthcare fraud set in Detroit's inner city.
HISTORICAL FICTION
A young man leaves his home in France for the unknown wilderness of Quebec.
Historical Fiction
Jean-Baptiste Allard follows Antoine Cadillac to the frontiers of New France.
The Allard family battles in vain to save Quebec from the British.
Young Jacques Allard leaves Quebec forever to follow the wilderness ultimately making his family home in the outpost of Detroit.
Jacques Allard and his son follow Lewis and Clark to the sea, returning to find Detroit in ashes.
Young widow, Therese Allard, finds romance and adventure while helping to build Detroit's famous Underground Railroad.
Detroit's young men march off to join the Civil War, returning to began the Industrial Revolution
Detroit during Prohibition, the Great Depression and two World Wars becomes the Motor City.

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