Category Archives: Exploration

The Garden of Eden.


Most of us know the story in Genesis of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden, but where was this garden?  Especially, with what we now know about modern science and the origins of mankind. Much of this essay … Continue reading

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Your Research to Write Historical Fiction.


I love writing Historical Fiction.  Here’s a question for you.  If you’re writing Historical Fiction, how much research should be done for your book? I call this History Made Fun and Reading History Like a Novel.  When I write Historical … Continue reading

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Mankind’s Origins.


We now know mankind originated in East Africa.  It was hardly the Garden of Eden; as mankind were hunter gatherers.  There were a lot of Adam and Eves, but certainly no life of leisure. Then the population was fruitful and … Continue reading

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African Exploration and/or Safari.


When I published my recent book, The Search for Livingstone, I wanted to write something,that wasn’t about the book, but a little of African exploration and how I got there. For the joy of it, I was doing research on … Continue reading

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My Latest Books Are Out on Kindle and Smashwords.


There are three of them. The Search for Otzi Griffith-Justice in Space The Search for Livingstone Related articles Smashwords (eileenmaki.com) Smashwords Launches Smashwords Direct (the-digital-reader.com)

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Let’s Play Soccer, Brazil vs. Peru.


Michael Palin, formerly of Monty Python just finished a series about Brazil.  Sabine Hyland, Professor Extraordinaire studies the Inca Civilization.  So here is another silly look from me, Brazil vs. Peru, playing soccer against each other. Brazil is flat and … Continue reading

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L.A. Story What Draws Me to L.A.


Growing up in Brooklyn, Los Angeles is not a place I ever thought I would have any interest in.  Moving to Tucson at first, didn’t create any interest. After my trip one month ago and meeting people there and being … Continue reading

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L.A. Story You Have to Fight for It.


I was reading the history section of the Wikipedia article, History of Los Angeles.  It seemed to be only somewhat peaceful when the original inhabitants, the Gabrielino Indians were a hunter gatherer society.  Then   us nasty Europeans showed up. … Continue reading

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Why Great Britain Conquered The World.


Simple.  The food!  With British cooking’s reputation for not being tasty, English monarchs saw what Portuguese ships were doing; rounding Africa and bringing back spices. “I want that!”  Henry VIII boomed.  Not a man to be trifled with. Soon, English ships … Continue reading

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Writing about Africa.


I’ve been to South Africa, but not to the countries where my African explorer novel takes place.  Professor Frank McLynn’s book, Hearts of Darkness is the best book I’ve ever seen on African exploration, covering the psychological, anthropological and sociological … Continue reading

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