Rick Townley was a bookseller before switching to electronic publishing with The New York Times, Reuters, Grolier and others. He is the author of a humor book, For Boomers Only – Exploring Life in the New Millennium, a supernatural novel, Stepping Out of Time, and numerous short stories. In addition to contributing to the Washington Times Communities, Rick is working on a fiction series called Stigma and resides in southern Alabama with his 7-year-old granddaughter, Chloe.
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Politics, economics, and business from a real world perspective.
The argument in favor of such a thing is ironclad.
The ideology is dividing our country at a time when we should be united.
Most Republicans are conservative Christians but are they Christian conservatives?
Traditionally, the differences between Republicans and Democrats hasn't been one of "left" and "right."
The world impacts us. What happens in our towns, cities, states, country and on this planet makes a difference to us.
Find the latest news and happening that effect those in the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland Metro region.
Positive propaganda for a nation in peril.
Happiness is attainable. Morning to night. I love to teach, deal with folks that have an issue and really wish to tackle it and write.
Born in 1930 in rural Missouri, Charles Vandegriffe, Sr., brings his time and place to the Communities.
Published 5:31 p.m. August 22, 2013
Conservatives and liberals are starting to align with each other on copyright reform issues.
Published 4:30 p.m. August 14, 2013
The latest book sales numbers are in and e-commerce is the winner.
Published 9:30 a.m. August 8, 2013
The media is abuzz with speculation about what Jeff Bezos will do with the Washington Post.
Published 1:33 p.m. July 17, 2013
If the red flags are up, you might find another use for a book other than reading.
Published 4:54 p.m. July 11, 2013
Summer is no longer a slow season in the publishing world.
Published 1:41 a.m. July 4, 2013
Science fiction is no longer just about science.
Published 2:25 p.m. June 27, 2013
Barnes & Noble had little good news in its latest year-end earnings report.
Published 2:34 p.m. June 19, 2013
Digital files make chasing book pirates more difficult.
Published 5:12 p.m. June 12, 2013
Self-publishing is challenging traditional publishing for market share.
Published 4:07 p.m. June 6, 2013
Apple now stands alone in the DOJ e-books price-fixing trial that opened this week.
Published 4:08 p.m. May 31, 2013
The book industry's biggest annual event will open to the public on the last day of the show.
Published 12:49 p.m. May 25, 2013
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and a day of firsts for the season.
Published 4:06 p.m. May 24, 2013
New cookbooks show how to make Memorial Day truly memorable.
Published 12:06 p.m. May 21, 2013
Stephen King withholds digital rights to help independent bookstores.
Published 2:13 p.m. May 15, 2013
Technology upgrades bring new applications for digital paper.