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July 7, 2019

Nanogirl is a science-oriented podcast and newspaper column about science, intended primarily for children but also followed by laypersons. Podcasts are featured by Radio NZ. In June RadioNZ released the podcast of a show titled "What's the slimiest creature in the wor...

April 21, 2019

During the period around Veterans Day I was asked to do a number of live interviews and podcasts about my father's experiences as detailed in Betrayed. Here is a list of the addresses where the interviews have been archived. 

https://soundcloud.com/wsvaradio/ric-martini...

September 20, 2018

Hagfish are again in the news, featuring in a lawsuit filed in Oregon.  A boat being launched with its mast up contacted power lines and the resulting blackout killed the chilling and aeration pumps at a nearby commercial hagfish operation - the same outfit whose truck...

August 24, 2018

Only two weeks after notifying me that Betrayed was unsuitable for the German audience, another notice arrived stating that on further review the book was approved for the European market. So things are back to normal, although I still have no idea why the book was pul...

July 20, 2018

There have been many published complaints about Amazon, but this problem was quite unexpected. I recently received an email from Amazon concerning marketing and sales of Betrayed. The email stated that "on review,"  Betrayed "was found to contain material which we...

May 24, 2018

As Ellen Goodman once said, when discussing journalism, "If it's done, it's good,"  and any cruising sailor knows that if you wait until everything is perfect before heading offshore, you will never leave the dock. So after seven years, I decided to publish Betrayed kn...

February 14, 2018

A new book, "I would not step back," has just been released by the Phil Lamason Heritage Centre Trust, headquartered in Dannevirke, New Zealand. Whereas Betrayed focuses on specific events and archival materials related to the airmen, especially my father, during and a...

July 13, 2017

Hagfish made the news in spectacular fashion after an accident involving a truckload of live hagfish.  The hagfish were packaged in insulated plastic boxes and heading to the airport for export to Korea, when things went sideways.  When the truck tried to stop at a roa...

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