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For the past decades I have enjoyed global experiences and observations. Translating these experiences to paper has been another rewarding venture.
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About James Strauss

I’ve lived in 34 places from South Manitou Island in Michigan to Honolulu Hawaii, and held positions, with credentials, to serve in over twenty-five careers, ranging from University Professor in Anthropology, deep sea diver, Physician’s Assistant to Marine, U.S. Marine Corps Officer, police officer and novelist.
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Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 14

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Matisse drove the Bonneville with less than his usual abandon. The Sunday afternoon traffic on Kam Highway was simply overwhelming and there was no place to pass, illegally or otherwise, along the entire length of the two-lane highway……..

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 13

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Arch took a seat next to Virginia who acted like he wasn’t there, staring at her upraised menu, as if it offered something other than common island fare. Ahi and Matisse sat across with General DeWare ……

Audio Version of Cotopaxi, an Arch Patton Adventure

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Arch Patton is assigned to a seemingly simple assignment by headquarters in Langley. An exchange turns a bit sour half way up Cotopaxi……

Cotopaxi, Adventures of Arch Patton

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The road from downtown Quito out and around to Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s highest peak, takes about an hour and a half to negotiate. Actually there are several dirt roads…..

Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Audio Version

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The Big Freeze didn’t affect this spider and housewife. Marauding bands of cowards should heed the word of ladies protecting their nests….

Algiers, an Audio Short Story by James Strauss

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Audio of the Short Story, The Treasure Pool

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Ralph

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The game was five-card stud. One card dealt face down, then four more, one at a time, face up. Betting between each deal of the cards. Military Pay Currency, not real money from home…..

Daisy, Daisy, Reflections of a Vietnam Veteran

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I came back from Vietnam on a hard white gurney, flown in by one of those planes they called Starlifters at the time. Those wounded of us in that fuselage had all been pinned up in plastic sacks……….

The Treasure Pool

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The sun is perfect, as I stretch back on my chaise lounge and take in the colors generated by its fall toward the Hawaiian horizon.

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