Author Archives: JHarrison

About JHarrison

I've been a musician, a business owner, a minister, and an author. I'm still heavily involved in three of those four pursuits, and miss my music a lot. My books are about the trials and tribulations of deeply flawed people, becasue I know no other kind.

Life Imitating Art

Spoiler alert: The following post contains a spoiler for my forthcoming novel Fighting Back.  If you’d rather be surprised by the plot points, skip this one and wait for my next post later this week. If you don’t mind knowing … Continue reading

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A Time to Worry?

The 2016 presidential campaign has got me thinking of the potential fallout. If I were the type to worry, I think I’d have a lot to worry about. For instance: I’d worry that we have lost the once sacred concept … Continue reading

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Irreducibly Complex

People are complicated, no matter how we wish them to be simple enough to define with a single word.  Muhammad Ali is a good example to start with. Few dispute that he was “The Greatest” when it comes to boxing.  … Continue reading

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Picture This

I’m giving away a free copy of my forthcoming book — in exchange for a little help. As publication launch day approaches, I need to commission a great book cover for Fighting Back.  You may remember that I had one … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Modern Luddite

I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with technology. It’s not that I dislike it on principle. I just dislike the perception that I can’t get away from it. Take video screens, for example. Half the restaurants where I might go … Continue reading

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Making a Difference: Top-Down or Bottom-Up?

I recently watched a video from Prager University, the online soapbox of Dennis Prager, in which he explained the core differences between liberals and conservatives in America.  It came down to their views on how to make the world a … Continue reading

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Appearance Versus Reality

One of the enthusiast car forums where I hang out has a running joke, a stereotype of a young new member’s first question. It goes something like this: “Hi!  I just bought a new-to-me 540i 6-speed in Alpine White over … Continue reading

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