Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Tragedy

A tragic ending to what could've been a blazing career & a great life.

-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian

 

Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison cell

 

 

One of the strangest, saddest sagas in NFL history came to an end on Wednesday morning, as the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell.
The news comes just days after Hernandez was acquitted of a double murder. Hernandez was still serving a life sentence after being found guilty in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez was 27.

In a statement, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections outlined the event:
“On April 19, 2017, Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified.”




ALSO CHECK OUT MY 2 BOOKS “THE SHAITAN” & “HOBO HANDBOOK: MEMOIRS OF A HOMELESS POET IN NEW YORK” SOLD AT THESE LOCATIONS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/655627

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hobo-handbook-daniel-canada/1124340542?ean=2940153669205


They are not being sold on Amazon.com at this time.

To view a few sample pages or to purchase the books visit:

https://smashwords.com/books/view/573076  (Note: You must 1st remove “adult content” filter from top right hand corner of Smashword page to access the books, by clicking the “Adult Content” button before searching for the titles titles in search field).

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Revisiting The Shaitan

As I promised, I will be posting from time-to-time my interview by Smashwords, which I hope will shed some insights into the creation of the two books, The Shaitan and Hobo Handbook: Memoirs of a Homeless Poet in New York, I published through their online Ebook distribution platform. So, once more here it is! As always I welcome your thoughts.
-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian




What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book “The Shaitan” has many elements behind the story. Some of it is based upon my own military experience. Some of it is based upon my knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, and some of it is based upon my many years spent entrenched in the New York poetry scene.

About The Arabic Name Shaitan

Some may be wondering why I chose such an obscure Arabic name for the title of my book. The Arabic word "Shaitan" (pronounced shay-tan) simply means the devil. However, unlike in western religious culture where we have the concept of one devil, as in the biblical Satan, in Arab tradition, based upon the Koran there can be many devils.

For instance, your evil next door neighbor who keeps stealing vegetables from your garden can be considered a "shaitan" or devil because of the harmful things he does to you. In essence, according to Islamic thought anyone who resists you and cause mischief is a “shaitan.”

In this case of the novel, "The Shaitan," the arch enemy of the main character, United States Army Ranger Staff Sergeant Hank Donaldson, is the world's most sort after terrorist, Ismial Abdur Rahim. Ismial, who goes by the code name "The Shaitan," is a formidable foe or devil to our hero indeed.

It remains to be seen, when one reads the novel, how Ismial's evil influences plays upon our hero and whether at the end good in actuality does triumphs over evil.

I invite you all to find out. 



YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT MY 2 BOOKS “THE SHAITAN” & “HOBO HANDBOOK: MEMOIRS OF A HOMELESS POET IN NEW YORK” SOLD AT THESE LOCATIONS:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/655627

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hobo-handbook-daniel-canada/1124340542?ean=2940153669205

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hobo-handbook-memoirs-of-a-homeless-poet-in-new-york

They are not being sold on Amazon.com at this time.

To view a few sample pages or to purchase the books visit:

https://smashwords.com/books/view/573076  (Note: You must 1st remove “adult content” filter from top right hand corner of Smashword page to access the books, by clicking the “Adult Content” button before searching for the titles titles in search field).

If you want to view my Smashwords Author Profile visit:


You can also check out the comments I will be posting on these social media sites:

My Twitter account: https://twitter.com/lordlumiel
If you wish to shoot me a personal note, this is my email address: lordlumiel@yahoo.com






Thursday, February 02, 2017

In Loving Memory of My Mother

To my mother, Sallie Canada (May 22, 1936-May 18, 2016)

"If I live to see the seven wonders
I'll make a path to the rainbow's end
I'll never live to match the beauty again."

-Fleetwood Mac




ALSO CHECK OUT MY 2 BOOKS “THE SHAITAN” & “HOBO HANDBOOK: MEMOIRS OF A HOMELESS POET IN NEW YORK” SOLD AT THESE LOCATIONS:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/655627

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hobo-handbook-daniel-canada/1124340542?ean=2940153669205

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hobo-handbook-memoirs-of-a-homeless-poet-in-new-york

They are not being sold on Amazon.com at this time.

To view a few sample pages or to purchase the books visit:

https://smashwords.com/books/view/573076  (Note: You might have to open an account first. You must 1st remove “adult content” filter from top right hand corner of Smashword page to access the books, by clicking the “Adult Content” button before searching for the titles titles in search field).

If you want to view my Smashwords Author Profile visit:


You can also check out the comments I will be posting on these social media sites:

My Twitter account: https://twitter.com/lordlumiel
If you wish to shoot me a personal note, this is my email address: lordlumiel@yahoo.com