A World Tour to Raise Awareness About the Dangers of Nuclear Weapons

A World Tour to Raise Awareness About the Dangers of Nuclear WeaponsOn January 3, 2017, I enlisted my wife and my California based coordinator and his staff, to help promote a renewed global awareness regarding the threat posed by the worldwide expansion of nuclear weapons. At present there are no less than 10 major country states engaged in the development and stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Some nuclear initiatives concentrate on developing sources of energy and defense, many others are centered around offense measures to dominate the world.

Our target audience are the Millennials: those 30 to 35 years in age.

The future belongs to the Millennials. Our objective is to instill an awareness among young people. They and those who follow are guardians of the future. The launching of nuclear weapons against other nations of the world has the potential of ending life on Earth. The Chesapeake Station series, a futuristic expose into this growing phenomenon. Episode One, Evil Never Sleeps (Amazon.com) begins in the year 2188.

Signatories of to the NPT (The Non-Proliferation Nuclear Arms Treaty) include the USA, the UK, China, France, Russia, India, North Korea, and Pakistan. Several others such as Iraq and Israel, etc. are engaged in the development of such weapons.At present, there is an estimated 10,144 nuclear weapons world-wide..

We booked a world-wide initiative on board the cruise ship Pacific Princess out of Fort Lauderdale, FL. The cruise stops in 27 countries over 111 days. At this writing, we’re sailing in the French Polynesian Islands of Bora Bora and Papeete in the South Pacific Ocean. We have recently crossed the International Date Line and zero degrees of latitude.

We boarded a Jet Blue Flight from Boston to Fort Lauderdale with several suitcases, three of which were full of books. My baggage handler attempted to lift the luggage containing the books and was surprised to find them so heavy. When he hauled the luggage on top of the carry-on cart, the entire load of bags tipped over. “What’s in here,” he gasped. I just laughed and said, “books.”

“You like to read I guess,” he mused.

“Actually.” I said, “I’m on the first segment of a book tour.”

I helped him restore the load and we headed for the gate.

The 650 passenger ship is scheduled for six segments, and is completely booked with travelers from around the world. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of them to discuss events of the day, especially as regards my writings and the need to pay attention to world affairs. We’ve now begun a give-a-way program for those I feel would benefit from reading one of the three books I’ve brought along. Ticket to Ride, the Promise of America, Chesapeake Station, it Began with Serenity, and Episode one of the Chesapeake Station series, Evil Never Sleeps.” Visit the website: www.donhussey.com for more information; be sure to open the YouTube tab, “Media Room.” at the top.

I will be receiving two additional shipments of books when we dock in Auckland, New Zealand and in Hong Kong. over the next several weeks.

From New Zealand we will be docking in Australia, Singapore, Cambodia, and eventually Abu Dhabi, and Honk Kong, before a passage through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean.

I will continue to post updates on our travels throughout this initiative. Earth, the little blue planet, tucked inside the vastness of the Milky Way Galaxy, is the place we call home. As generations pass, the continued future of mankind depends largely upon the use and misuse of nuclear technology.

Chesapeake Station, an orbiting space station, is in a fixed orbit around the planet Echo, within the  star system Tau Ceti, one of Earth’s closest habitable zones.


Chesapeake Station: Evil Never Sleeps Now Available

Seawall Books, Inc. announces their latest book, Chesapeake Station: Evil Never Sleeps (Episode One).

Following the introductory novella referred to as Serenity, comes the newly released Episode One of the Chesapeake Station Series. “Evil Never Sleeps.” 

Episode One, Evil Never Sleeps, is intended to encourage young adults, and the public at large, to stay focused on the state of affairs in today’s world. All must assume an active role in the ever growing political deeds and misdeeds of our day. This first in the Chesapeake Station series brings into remarkable focus the use and misuse of nuclear technology and the growing threat of a nuclear nightmare.

The incidence of violence both domestically and throughout the world must be confronted and eliminated. None of it promotes a healthy respect for life and certainly does not allow young people to grow up without the fear of what might happen next.

This is an adventure – a fast-paced, frightening adventure of nuclear extortion, mayhem, political intrigue, and evil on a grand scale.

Winter 2196

Episode One, Evil Never Sleeps.

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Serenity is a medium size cruise ship of 74,540 tons, bound for the Caribbean out of Anchorage, Alaska. On board are 2605 passengers and crew. High-spirited high school students on a senior class trip from Tacoma, Washington, have arrived to join the cruise in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Also on board is a nuclear device stored in the ship’s safe.

In the backdrop of this seemingly endless and senseless chaos, President Katherine H. Delgado, is presented with a series of unimaginable and catastrophic events. Events that go far beyond the battleground of armed conflict…far beyond reason or even comprehension. At stake is the very existence of Earth itself!

There are no restrictions or limitations in an imaginary world, bearing in mind that much of what I’ve written here, may be far from the imaginary. Don Hussey 2016

 

Available now from retailers, including Amazon.com.


Telling My Story: Ticket to Ride, the Promise of America

1. What prompted you to write this gripping memoir?
At the age of twenty-seven, shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, my son Gregory gave up his career as a Chemist to join the U.S. Army. He completed basic training and Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Ft. Benning, Georgia. As a then 2nd Lieutenant, he was assigned to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for field artillery training and then to Ft. Casey along the DMZ in South Korea. I expected, and he confirmed, that he may be sent to Iraq. It was at that moment that I began to realize, at some point, I may lose him and decided to write him a letter detailing my life and those who influenced me, long before he was born.

2. Growing up as you did in the 50’s and 60’s, do you feel your family was typical? Did you feel outside the norm at the time?
There were times when I didn’t notice or fully realize my childhood years were much different than others; it was when I began school and developed friends that I felt a disconnect with my peers. My parents divorced when I was three. That was the beginning and end of a real family for me. None of my friends’ parents had divorced or had different last names than their parents. Nor, did it seem, that their home life was as disruptive as was the case in my house. My brother was always suffering from the effects of hemophilia, and because my mother and stepfather worked, I was responsible for him much of the time. My stepfather, who I believed hated me or at the very least hated himself. He was jealous of my relationship with my mother, restricted my life and my free time to the point where my friends were afraid of him and wouldn’t come knocking at my door.

3. What prompted you to work your way out of the endless rut your family had fallen into?
We had moved so many times during my formative years that it was impossible for me to establish roots or lasting childhood relationships. I was always the “new kid.” After three different high schools in three years, I had had enough and began planning my escape. I had seen and experienced enough of the drinking, hatefulness, deprivation, foul language, cracks in the head, and going nowhere people around me; I never wanted to be like them or waste the one life I was given.

4. In 1965, you suffered a horrendous accident. How do you think this shaped your future?
It took me years to put that behind me. After my relationship with Janice (not her real name) fell apart, I figured I’d never find a wife or have a family. I came to realize that my insecurities were more my responsibility than anyone around me. My perception of how others perceived me had taken control of my psyche. I concluded that, after many years, those thoughts were standing in my way, so I developed a personal philosophy that if others turned away from me, it was their issue and not mine. I learned to do everything I had done before. Every word of this manuscript was typed by me…no electronic voice system, a keyboard and a computer was all I needed. I routinely shook hands with bankers and business people with a smile and without hesitation, and when I entered public life, I never let it get in my way.

5. The 1960’s were tumultuous times, but also politically exciting. Is that where you first became interested in politics? Or was it something later on?
I don’t know where that comes from. My mother was quite openly patriotic and maybe I inherited that from her or through my earlier ancestry. I stood at attention when we recited the pledge of allegiance each morning in school, studied American history on my own and was always moved on Memorial Day and later on Veteran’s Day. I’m convinced, and I have no research to bear this out, that much of who we are as individuals has been passed along to us through the our own ancestral DNA—interests, talents, attitudes, ambition, patriotism, etc. I attempted to trace my heritage and became convinced that because we came from, on my father’s side, Berwick, Maine in the 1700’s, that at some point we descended from Berwick, Scotland. During the Norman invasion of 1066, they massacred everyone. Only a small number escaped. My great-grandfather, on the mother’s side, emigrated from Scotland to Ireland and then to America in the early 1870’s. He was seventeen when he landed in Boston.
I’ve been to Philadelphia, Ft. Sumter, Williamsburg, and the Memorial in Pearl Harbor. I’ve walked the sands of Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, and visited Pointe-du-Hoc, where, on D-day, 225 U.S. Army Rangers scaled the 100 foot cliffs from the sea to silence the German guns. I visited the American cemetery in Normandy where I came upon the first white cross in the fourth row from the right. It was that of a young PFC from Leominster, Massachusetts. 6 June 1944.
I was driven into public life in 1989 mainly because of my business experiences. In the late 1980’s, the then Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis, proposed legislation to tax every Massachusetts business owner $1,700.00 per employee, per year, to fund his Universal Health Care Plan. That became a defining moment. It was another blow to my business. Meeting payroll every week, along with the constant government interference, was becoming a nightmare. I sold my business and convinced myself I could change the world, or at least I could make changes through elective office here in Massachusetts.

6. The memoir ends when you are still quite a young man. What will the next installment cover?
I think I’ve brought the reader along to the present through the epilogue. I do however intend to write two additional books which I’ve already begun. I was a classroom teacher for many years in Norwell, Massachusetts, and later resigned my tenured position to go into business. My construction experiences renovating buildings in and around Boston, and working the East Boston ship repair business, was a challenging and raucous thirteen years. How I survived I’ll never really know.

7. Final Comments
Some have said, “Why did you tell so much about your personal life?” I explain that I believe, in some sense, it may serve the greater good. If I can reach out personally and through my experiences, to the many young people faced with an uphill battle to succeed, they may find their lives have much greater meaning then they realize. The growing epidemic of high school and college dropouts across America is simply staggering—the emerging, “enemy from within,” which, if left unchecked, will continue to fuel the gathering storm of social unrest, threatening the very stability of our country. You only have one life. Make it count!
Don Hussey


Chesapeake Station is for the Next Generation!

This current generation of Americans, born between the years 1980 and 2000 have never know peace. They can only relate to the world they were born into and the global chaos of our time. Today’s youth are living during a troubling and frightful period in American history, not only on the International front but the domestic front as well.

The Millennials would be in their teens and early 30s by now. Many of them were very young when the Twin Towers in New York, along with over 3,000 souls, were destroyed by Muslim militants associated with the Islamic extremist group, al-Qaeda—a Jihadist group originating in the Middle East.

Chris Kiley writes in a Special Report regarding the 911 attacks (www.airdisaster.com), “September 11, 2011 brought the costliest man-made tragedy in the history of civilization to the United States of America.”

Chesapeake Station was written to awaken and encourage the present day young-adult population to stay focused on the current state of affairs in today’s America. Take an active role in the widespread political deeds and misdeeds of our day that now threaten our freedom and compromise our security. Chesapeake Station talks about the future and the past with a focus on the misuse of nuclear technology.

The ever expanding violence both domestically and throughout the world must be confronted and eliminated. None of it promotes a healthy respect for life and certainly does not allow for young people of grow up without the fear of what might happen next. At the very least, we owe our children a happy and peaceful childhood.

So please, listen well, learn and act accordingly, and read Chesapeake Station. It will inform you and more importantly, it may open your eyes!


Chesapeake Station: Who Will Survive?

Chesapeake Station by Don HusseyThe year is 2188. Chesapeake Station introduces a diverse mix of youthful heroic figures who assume responsibilities well beyond their age and experience. Timely events throughout the narrative speak to the proliferation and danger of nuclear weapons. Widespread episodes of political manipulation fueled by greed and extortion have exposed the intentions of the ambitious mind. We are now living with the growing reality of a country in rapid decline.

Is the imposition of Martial Law in the United States, inevitable?

Historic American figures come to life through a hand-written journal left behind and hidden among the ashes of time. Benjamin Franklin, John and Abigail Adams, Henry Knox, Nathan Hale, General Howe, Patrick Henry, and others.

The very survival of America rests largely with the strength and determination of a new generation of leaders unwilling to jeopardize their independence or surrender their freedom.

It’s in your hands!


How Does Chesapeake Station Relate to Millennials?

Chesapeake Station by Don Hussey

We have always stood on the side of our allies, supporting them both financially and often through armed intervention.

Many of us remember the peace in our land following the end of World War II (1945) and the Korean War (1953). I was 10 years old when the Korean War (often called the Korean Conflict) ended. I remember learning of the “A” bomb and the “H” bomb while in the fourth grade. During that period we were told to protect ourselves by crouching under our desks.

Thanks to the strength, courage and commitment of the U.S. Military, the relative peace which followed the end of the Korean War lasted from the summer of ‘53 to late ‘64. It was a period of not only peace, but unprecedented economic growth and stability in America.

Then in 1964, Vietnam began taking center stage. The French had withdrawn from the ongoing conflict in Southeast Asia in July of ’54, and in August of ‘64, the United States Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution—the bombing of North Vietnam began shortly thereafter. U.S. Troops poured into Vietnam during the weeks and months that followed. The goal was to support the South Vietnamese and stop the spread of Communism throughout the region.

President Nixon ended our commitment to the South Vietnamese in March of ‘73, turning over responsibility for the war effort to the South Vietnamese. Although our military fought mightily alongside them and Congress supported them with financial aid and weapons of war, they were not up to the task. Following our withdrawal, the North Vietnamese marched into the South with little resistance.

Eventually there was peace once again in America. We can never repay our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard for the sacrifices they endured on many fronts during those years; a debt that still hangs heavy over the conscience of our nation.

As time marched on we were drawn into another conflict: Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm when Iraq, under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, invaded Kuwait in August of 1990. The Gulf War begins.

So how do these facts relate to Chesapeake Station and the current “Y Generation,” the Millennials”?

This current generation of Americans, born between the years 1980 and 2000 have never know peace. They can only relate to the world they were born into and the global chaos of our time. Today’s youth are living during a troubling and frightful period in American history, not only on the International front but the domestic front as well.

The Millennials would be in their teens and early 30s by now. Many of them were very young when the Twin Towers in New York, along with over 3,000 souls, were destroyed by Muslim militants associated with the Islamic extremist group, al-Qaeda—a Jihadist group originating in the Middle East.

Chris Kiley writes in a Special Report regarding the 911 attacks (www.airdisaster.com), “September 11, 2001 brought the costliest man-made tragedy in the history of civilization to the United States of America.”

Chesapeake Station was written to awaken and encourage the present day young-adult population to stay focused on the current state of affairs in today’s America. Take an active role in the widespread political deeds and misdeeds of our day that now threaten our freedom and compromise our security. Chesapeake Station talks about the future and the past with a focus on the misuse of nuclear technology.

The ever expanding violence both domestically and throughout the world must be confronted and eliminated. None of it promotes a healthy respect for life and certainly does not allow for young people of grow up without the fear of what might happen next. At the very least, we owe our children a happy and peaceful childhood.

The Millennials must lead our country into the future. The national mid-term elections in November of this year (2014) will help stabilize our fractured government and promote peace through renewed strength and unity of purpose. Vote in November and cast out those who are raiding our treasury and squandering our future for personal and political gain. There seems to be little or no regard for our collective defense on the world stage.

So please, listen well, learn and act accordingly, and read Chesapeake Station. It will inform you and more importantly, it will open your eyes!


Peer pressure: “lessons learned.”

When I was a young teenager, we moved from the town of Hanson, Massachusetts to Bryantville, a small subsection of Pembroke. This move was the fourth in a series during the same period of time; four moves in four years. There would be three more. I had graduated from the eighth grade at the Indian Head School in Hanson, and in September of that year began my freshman year at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, Massachusetts. I was fourteen and the “new kid” once again.

During my freshman year, my science and math classes were among my favorites. I found those two subjects interesting, challenging and even exciting. Math, as I came to realize was and is the language of science, and I enjoyed both. At my young age, I had found my love of learning.

You see, after high school, I had set my sights on attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston (M.I.T.) until I realized that tuition costs were $2,000. a year. I was sure that must have been a mistake, but if true I’d find the money somehow. The prospect of space travel and space exploration was clearly my motivation. I was an “A” student right from the beginning. I would have stayed after school to learn more, but I needed to catch the school bus for home.

I excelled in these classes and my teachers, especially my science teacher, took a genuine interest in me. I was new to the school and wanted to succeed and quite naturally wanted to make friends. A few of my peers had other ideas. I studied and had all the answers, and was, in their view, the teacher’s pet. Without warning, frequent episodes of peer pressure had become a hurtful distraction. I was harassed by some for my academic successes, so I consciously distanced myself from my science teacher, even giving him a hard time in front of the whole class; all this to “improve” my relationship with my peers who weren’t letting up.

My grades in science throughout the year went from an A, to an A-, to a B, and finally to a C, and what was just as disappointing was my relationship with my teacher deteriorated—all because I thought I’d develop more friends and find greater acceptance.

I’ve long forgotten the names of my detractors, but even today carry the disappointment in myself from long ago. I know my science teacher must have wondered why I turned my back on him; his desire was to see me succeed. It was all because I wanted to find greater acceptance among those around me. Teenagers seem to worry more about their clothes and their friends then their grades, which often take a back seat.

So, if this sort of torment should find its way into your high school experience, engage in group activities such as sports which help build friendships and develop self-confidence, and keep smiling and keep succeeding; it’s fleeting and will pass, and realize that most like-minded successful students will eventually seek you out. Develop patience, the main ingredient for sound decision-making.  Your future success begins in high school. Grades count.

In any event, as you prepare for the upcoming school year and beyond, remember that success in life is your responsibility. You owe it to your country and to your family, but most of all, you owe it to yourself.

Wishing you a wonderful and most successful year!

– Don Hussey


On “The Big Screen”

Don Hussey and Seawall Books, Inc. have entered into an agreement with Screenvision Direct, a New York based motion picture advertising firm. Screenvision provides production and media solutions for cinema advertising on the Big Screen. Under this agreement Screenvision will be providing media advertising for Seawall Books’ signature work, “Ticket to Ride, the Promise of America,” a gripping inspirational memoir – a true story.

The timing of this agreement is significant. Students will soon be returning to high school and college or perhaps entering college for the first time. They will find this book powerful as it conveys real-life episodes of the challenges that may lie ahead. Graduation is the goal… the only and most important goal, and students need to know that it is achievable no matter the odds or obstacles. This is a must read for all students, especially those who are underfunded and perhaps unsure of themselves.

The Big Screen segments will be going live on August 10th in several movie theaters in the metro-south region of Massachusetts including Martha’s Vineyard (Edgartown).

For more information about “Ticket to Ride, the Promise of America,” please visit our web site at www.donhussey.com. First Edition copies are still available. Pay Pal orders are signed by the author and mailed the same day.


We’re all in this together.

When you give freely of yourself to others you walk away feeling good about yourself. Providing support to those less fortunate, especially when you’ve been in those shoes yourself at one time or another, is essential to the survival of the human condition, that is to say, we’re all in this together. We should respect one another and help others whenever we can.

Last Saturday, the 7th of July, I donated my time and several of my books, Ticket to Ride, the Promise of America, to the public at a fundraiser in Quincy, MA. The fundraiser was organized by a group of dedicated individuals devoted to ending domestic abuse. All of the proceeds went to supporting the cause known as, “Survivors Outreach for Victims of Domestic Abuse.”

I had the pleasure of working with several interns, some of whom were from Turkey, the Bahamas, and China, as well as a young man from Concord, MA. Many others were from Quincy, MA where the facility is located. The director told me she needed to raise immediate money to help families and provide services for those in need.

I enjoyed myself and feel I’ve contributed to a good cause, and I feel good about that! I wished them well and encouraged them to contact me again if they need additional support.

If you’re interested, the Massachusetts Survivors Outreach for Victims of Domestic Abuse can be reached at www.masso.webs.com

Also, contact Survivors at Unite.MA@gmail.com


We’re having a wonderful time.

We’re having a wonderful time meeting and chatting with new friends as we continue our promotional book tour. “Ticket to Ride, the Promise of America,” is now becoming a widely acclaimed inspirational story of courage, determination and youthful ambition—a guide for college and high school students as they search for success in school and in life itself… no matter the obstacles. The older generation is also finding the history and references to our military past refreshingly honest.

We’ve had TV appearances and co-hosted several radio programs along with book signings in libraries throughout the Massachusetts South Shore mixed in with appearances with Rotary Club events, charity and church festivals, signings at Barnes and Noble, even a trip to Memphis, Tennessee and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with plans in the fall for Raleigh, St. Louis, Denver, including stops along the California coastline to the Pacific Northwest.

We’ve recently returned from Nantucket Island by invitation to attend The First Annual Nantucket Book Festival. We settled ourselves aboard the high-speed vessel out of Hyannis for the trip across the calm waters of the sound to the docking bay 30 miles at sea. The spotless white tent nestled in the park across the cobblestone street from the Whaling Museum in the center of town was the perfect setting for authors and buyers alike… a unique and festive atmosphere on a very special island off the coast of Massachusetts. The island boasts enough history to fill the hearts of any adventurers seeking answers to the past. Rich and exciting tales depicted throughout the island chronicled by the early settlers who risked life and limb in their quest to harvest the whale oil from the deep waters of the South Pacific. From this epoch past emerges a tale of the Whaleship Essex, captained by George Pollard, Jr., a masterpiece account of high drama on the seas written by Herman Melville, Jr. in 1851. The massive sperm whale, Moby Dick relentlessly rammed the hull of the Essex in the summer of 1820 until it slipped beneath the waves. Nantucket… rich in history from a time now long past. Vibrant Nantucket continues today as an eclectic, scenic community, yearning to share with us its unending heritage.

A little later next month, the Scituate Heritage Days summer festival will to be held along Front Street near the harbor; an annual summertime custom. We’ll be there offering our, “Ticket to Ride, the Promise of America,” to the thousands who attend each year. So, set aside Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th. for plenty of summertime fun along the south coast of Massachusetts. We’ll be posting more on this event on our web site shortly. Scituate has been called by many in the media as, the gateway to the Cape; the locals call it, “the Irish Riviera.” Don’t miss it.