James and Lois Cowan's Blog
- Key West, Florida, USA
- July 07
- The paramedic and writing team of James and Lois Cowan lives and works on a tramp steamer in Key West and in the summer off the coast of Maine. Advice columnists and authors of some dozen titles, they're at work on "Naked Love" and "The Fiend in the Cellar"—a nonfiction mystery that unfolded in Boston in 1849. They are the ghosts for Touchstone Press's book by Levi Johnston: "Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs."
MY RECENT POSTS
- SpongeBob SquarePants and
Alaska: Toying With
October 24, 2011 05:28PM
- CARIBOU-BRISTOL Managing The
Lives of Vulnerable Teens
October 19, 2011 12:51PM
- BABY DADDY BROTHERHOOD a
silent voice in teen pregnancy
October 09, 2011 03:11PM
- Poseurs: Levi Johnston and
October 07, 2011 05:32PM
- WTF: Bogus Palin Book
Reviewed; Accurate Volume
October 03, 2011 10:14AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Shoe! Mother Goose and
Grimm! Hilarious, clever
October 24, 2011 07:24PM
- “Bristol's earnings are
significant; teen baby daddies
Levi still have a
October 08, 2011 09:10AM
can't understand why we trust
Levi because you (I
October 01, 2011 02:45PM
- “Right on.”
January 22, 2011 10:32AM
- “We're hearing that Keith
will be replacing Gibbs as
January 22, 2011 09:44AM
James and Lois Cowan's Links
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It’s curious how Levi Johnston, a son of the North Star and known for his connection with the Palin family, describes his home state. We, ghostwriters for his coming-of-age book, were intrigued when he told us to visualize Alaska as a roundish-squarish giant blob, with two dangling penin… Read full post »
Happy birthday Bristol Palin! Governor Sarah Palin's daughter issued a 21st birthday statement this week; actually Bristol's representative did and it turns out that that's an important distinction:
"While some young adults might consider celebrating their 21st birthday… Read full post »
Teen boys who have impregnated their girlfriends—as if the females had no part in the sex—are uncaring and stupid. Once the baby is born, all they’re interested in is worming out of their responsibilities. Correct? Of course not.
The Baby Daddy Brotherho… Read full post »
It's curious that Levi Johnston was damned for posing for Playgirl as he used his proceeds to mainly cut $1600/month child support checks payable to Bristol Palin for the care of their son Tripp.
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is touting his Cosmo shoot as a stude/… Read full post »
Ghostwriters James and Lois Cowan, and prodigy Levi Johnston
The contention Sarah Palin has the mini-city of Wasilla under wraps is silly. We’re here to say Wasilla lips would sink ships when it comes to Palin-scuttlebutt.
"Deer in/… Read full post »
Register marks are the art on the Governor Palin’s PalinPAC map singling out districts, and their representatives.
Register marks line up overlaid trace paper pages—a check that numerous pages of plans are aligned. These circles with a right-angled lines within them ar… Read full post »
Governor Sarah Palin targeted Representative Gabrielle Giffords in March of 2010 using a graphic released by Palin PAC prior to the November elections.
Governor Palin alerted the public that she was setting her sights on specific lawmakers and had overlaid gun sight-art on their district… Read full post »
Will they turn their backs on free healthcare that comes with the job?
The democratic Public Policy Polling [PPP] says 53% of voters feel the foes of federally-mandated health coverage—senators and representatives who campaigned against it—should put their money where their mouths… Read full post »
"Take her anti-obesity thing that [Michelle Obama] is on,” says Sarah Palin.” ...She cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children….”
Sarah Palin delivers trays of cookies to a private school when she speaks there—to graphically deni… Read full post »
by Lois Cowan
With the Internet, no one cares about the length of a post. Words used to cost money. Ink and paper were expensive. If you wrote for a magazine or a book, the length was stipulated. A discrepancy could result in rejection.
As print journalists… Read full post »
The Palins: Track, Piper, Willow, Bristol, Sarah, Trig, Tripp, Todd
Adam Olszewski //… Read full post »
Photos: TLC/Gilles Mingasson
We need to get over the wink, those dropped g’s, her creative syntax. Move beyond tittering about her tweets and focus on the lock she has on Independents. Tea Partiers, Republicans. And, yes, some Dems. Never forget: almost 60 million of them&m… Read full post »
Sarah Palin envisions President Obama following her lead. At her Oct. 23rd Orlando rally, she hawked her upcoming Sarah Palin’s Alaska docu-reality show, then added that, come November, 2012, the president would be out of office and starring in his own TV series.
Ba… Read full post »
The old CPR involved breathing into an adult victim’s mouth, then pressing on the chest in a complicated timed manner.
As of October, 2010, those confusing American Heart Association guidelines are history.
Chest compressions make sense when a heart… Read full post »
Advice from the Other Side
Dear Gritty Guru,
My brother’s wife has two years to live. Before she dies, she wants a baby. She made me promise to keep this news… Read full post »
Michaele Cooke Photography
You might add years to your life if you juice up things you now do unconsciously.
FLAMINGO FOOT The goal is balance. When standing, place weight on one leg, lifting the other just off the floor. Bonus: Come across as laid/… Read full post »
Cowan Pond with Rocking Chair Island
Why would four horses be so centered on one scrawny tree? There are a thousand trees on our Maine spread. Spruce, white pine, fir. Whenever we go into our forest, we’d see evidenc/… Read full post »
MEDICAL RESEARCH vs. MEDICAL REPORTING
—a continuing series—
Science is a search for proofs; journalism aims to get attention. Exaggerated claims increase readership; research studies are more finely nuanced. We seek the common ground.
The bedrock of… Read full post »
A couple of decades ago I turned my life upside down for a woman just because she made me crazy-hot.
This action on my part, and hers, was the aftereffect of a lightning bolt of love that… Read full post »
by James Cowan
When we moved to Maine, my wife Lois and I became paramedics. At night, we’d lay out our clothing, ready to jump into them whenever our hand-helds buzzed.
On one run—unresponsive female; animal control en route—we found law enforcement bloc/… Read full post »