Update from Chesapeake Station World Cruise

William Thayer guest speakerIt’s been an enlightening journey as we’ve traveled around the world by ship, and I’ve met and heard from fascinating people. Pictured here is William Thayer, guest maritime speaker on board the Pacific Princess ship. He has terrific research on Amelia Earhart, Capt Cook, Drake, Howard Hughes, he was a test pilot for Hughes etc. many historic figures throughout history. Google him.

In the meantime, after sailing north in the Red Sea (without incident) for the past three days, we’ve finally docked in Jordan. Jordan is and continues to be an ally of the U.S. From the starboard side of the ship we can look to our right and see Jerusalem.

The Red Sea shipping channel allows for the unfettered flow of cargo and passenger ships, north and south, from the Gulf of Aden to the Mediterranean Sea.

Warm temperatures (75F to 85F) with intermittent overcast clouds. The glass deck sliders are locked open for an abundance of fresh Salt Sea air.

Construction workers were waving and raising their arms in a gesture of friendship all along the shoreline. Mounds of sand boarder Canal channels that had been dredged during the original Canal construction dating back to 1869.

Surprising to me, The Canal Authority drafted an agreed that all shipping through the Canal would permit passage for both peaceful and wartime transit.

Onboard ship communications were in hushed whispers this morning due to security issues and tensions just over the adjacent port side berm.

The Nile River to Cairo flows parallel with the Suez Canal several miles to the East.

In reviewing the map, we’ll be sailing north past the coastline of Tel Aviv in Israel to Beirut in Damascus, then west to Nicosia on the Island in Cypress, then due west to the Island of Rhodes, our next port of call.

We’re the lead ship. Number one in a twenty-four ship convoy to pass through the canal today.
Among the many cargo and tanker ships, we’re the only passenger ship in the convoy.

After paying shipping and customs charges, I’ll be receiving two additional cases of Chesapeake Station books when we dock in Rhodes, an island off the coast of Turkey.


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!


YA Science Fiction Novel Chesapeake Station: An Excerpt

Chesapeake Station by Don HusseyToday, I thought I would share a short excerpt from my young adult science fiction thriller Chesapeake Station.

Security personnel from the main office were right on schedule. Treagor wiped his brow with his sleeve and began breathing more slowly as he paced back and forth from behind the front desk. He turned, locked the inner office door as he left, and returned to the basement. After fumbling with the key, he unlocked the lower level office door, rushed over to the package, unsnapped the razor knife from his belt, and without hesitating ran the knife along the seal breaking through the electronic adhesive, which instantly transmitted a cryptic signal advising the package had been breached. Continue reading


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!