The Advancing Retreat

With each passing age, the shift in life’s necessities prompt the specialization of strength in different areas, different muscle groups, different ways. First, it was the legs, then, the back. The hands and mind followed shortly thereafter. The latter, the ever-evolving intellect, it would prove to be sufficient enough to change the world a way [...]

Limited Time Amazon Promotion

Tomorrow 1/17 is the last day to take advantage of Diminishing Return $.99 Ebooks
$10.95 Paperbacks will be available until 1/31
I hope you will check it out. If you do, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to contact me through the contact page on

Joseph D. Newcomer

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The Diminishing Return paperback is now on sale for the promotional price of $10.95 on Amazon for the rest of January. Just in case you spent too much money over the holidays like I did, but you still want to check out my book. For those of you who prefer to read digitally, the Ebook will be only $.99 from 1.11.20- 1.18.20. Save $2.00 on the paperback and have access to the digital version for free or save $3.00 on the digital only copy. As always, all proceeds go toward buying chocolate and comic books for Ariella Nova Newcomer. (It’s a worthy cause for sure!)

If you’ve already read Diminishing Return and enjoyed it, get a sale copy for someone you think will enjoy it or lend them your copy and never get it back. (We all know what friends mean when they say borrow) If…

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The Future, Speaking of the Past

(The Fourth Industrial Revolution) Everything was automatic, so efficient that people were forced by an excess of spare time and the resulting boredom to interact with one another. This should have been the best possible outcome, but it seemed to them a most torturous situation. The were terminally advanced, inexorably detached. They went on about [...]

Believe No Evil

When a decision made by leadership affects certain people negatively, the hope is that the decision has been made with the consequences of that decision in mind and that those unfortunate effects have been thoughtfully overruled by the needs of the greater good. Without being allowed any confidence in that hope, in the faith that [...]

Humanity Graded on a Curve

At our absolute worst, we consistently allow our need for personal satisfaction and comfort to precede those same needs in others, from the nameless and faceless, to those with whom we are personally invested. At our best, we do the same, just a little less often, and, in some cases, we feel the regret for our [...]

The Age of Enlitenment

(La Liberte an mangeant le peuple) I wonder if these are the last desperate gasps of the old regime or if the revolution is so poorly conceived that nostalgia will pave the way to something much worse. Only the erosion of time will reveal how the highly subjective eye of history will dictate it. How are [...]