Daemon Theory Book Review

Daemon-Theory-cover-1-9-2014Imagine, hundreds of years after the rapture has taken the faithful and left the rest of mankind to the apocalypse. humans no longer hold the top most post in the world demons rule over man like shepherds over their flock. these demons and daemons rules over mankind and we go about our lives on cursed earth.  a wicked overlord and brotherhood of demons lead the lives of a band of rebels that fight against the evils plans of a mad arch-demon who wants to be a god.

this wasteland is a fertile soil for a great story of struggle and honour in a world gone beyond the point of redemption. this is a bold story with a rich cast of characters that are pushed beyond the point of no-return, being only able to count on each other as the story unfolds.  the fast paced and epic scope is a refreshing counter-point to the inner struggles of the characters.  literately starting in a world pushed beyond madness, the issues of religion, faith and belief are tested over and over throughout this novel.

J. Alton Mast tackles some difficult issues and creates a rich world of dark mystery and future crisis.  What event could be a greater start to a tale then the end of the world.  what is left of mankind is abandoned to the fates of hell and it real turns the notion of what it is to be a human, demon or angle on it’s head. the characters are complex and detailed giving a real life to these individuals that you struggle with through endless trials.

I tore through this novel as i was dragged down into an alternative future of post-apocalyptic earth in the grip of rule by demons. beyond the obvious themes that were dealt with there was a strong development of character and the understanding of the human spirit. what could be harder than bringing together the ruling race of demons lording over a fallen world and the people that live and die in a fallen wasteland.  everything is about the balance of power and the pursuit of life against the backdrop of mankind’s worst nightmare.

i would recommend this book highly and suggest that you clear your schedule because you will not want to put the book down.

take care

normand

Swimming Goggles Review- GogglX (Black Silver Frame with Black/Gold Strap)

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I received these goggles in return for a fair review and that is what is will give you. these were the most comfortable and streamlined goggles i have had for years. I wear contacts and i am paranoid about getting chlorine in my lens so fit is number one for me. these came out of the box like they were customer made. the 3 eye spacers gave a fantastic variety of size to work with so even if you’re hard to fit i’m sure that you’re going to work these out. but for me they came out of the box with a light and snug fit that was reassuring and comfortable. the silicone eye cups were the perfect size, enough to feel confident that the lenses weren’t going anywhere but not enough to curl in and bug your eye. the crossed straps are a easy but great upgrade from the single strap i was using and with short hair i didn’t feel digging or tugging on my scalp. lens tint and quality were great and even helped your vision underwater. which can be useful when avoiding obstacles in the lane. I used them first late at night and the tinting wasn’t overpowering but they were great outdoors when the sun was coming of the water. I have sensitive eyes and i take great care to keep them happy. these goggles were premium fit and finish at a reasonable price. I I did get my for free but my two daughters made me promise to get them pairs of their own. pick yourself up a pair your eyes will thank you.

Trip to Thunder Bay part 2

hello everyone,

i’m now at home there was some video of one of the takeoffs that i recorded and i thought that i would share it. the trip was pretty productive and i did have a pretty easy trip. no problems in security that i was expecting, so i was reved to share.

hope you enjoy

normand

Trip to Thunder Bay part 1

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just landed in the wonderful city of Toronto and i unfortunately won’t be staying long. my next flight is soon but I wanted to post a quick photo of the puddle jumper that took me in style.

Flamen Gripper Oven Mitts

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quality is the first thing that i thought of when I slipped this oven glove on. it fit my giant hands so i was glad and i have enjoyed using these gloves taking things in and out of the oven. they have no slip silicone design that allows you to get a good grip on those super hot pots and pans. I make bread and often finish meals in the oven and it is nice to have a oven mitt that can take the heat for you. i often forget to clear a place for my pan before I pull it out of the oven. bad I know. but these gloves give you the time to sort out your error before the heat gets to you. these are premium gloves with great look and feel that really get the job done. this is the second oven glove that i have reviewed from Flamen products and they’re top notch.
thanks
normand

Flamen Silicone Oven Mitts

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hey folks
i know that i review a fair number of products but my wife gets all these toys for me and i can’t help share my excitement for a good buy.  these gloves are one of those products. I have been struggling with crappy oven mitts and bare flesh to get those hot items around the kitchen and bbq but no more.  these 100% silicone gloves are heat resistant and very grippy. I have taken pans out of a super hot oven when making bread and they didn’t even start to transfer heat until after a couple of minutes of looking for a spot to put the pan down on. but it was my pulled pork that really made these gloves shine. I was able to grip and tear a oven hot pork shoulder and pull it to pieces while my hands stayed nice and burn free. a few minutes later I had a happy pile of yummy pork and safely cared for hands. I forget the temperature limit but it was higher than my oven or bbq can get to and i know that i’m safe. I wouldn’t use these in a direct fire but they work everywhere else and that is good for me. grab a pair off Amazon, your hands will thank you.
good cooking
normand

Aukey 12000mAh Power Bank Review

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rarely you get what the label on the box says but this isn’t the case here. Aukey has done the right thing, created a 12000 mAh battery that shovles so much power into two separate devices at the same time is amazing. it is light weight considering it is a largeish sized battery. it has come in handy a number of times already and it has survived the greatest challenge ever – my daughters. it has been passed around and dropped once or twice and it is still brand new. the LED flashlight helped me one night when I was looking for my phone and i didn’t want to turn on the light and  risk waking my wife. it is a great product that really delivers what it says I does and it really can charge 4 phones back to back without a top up. that includes my lg g3 which had a 3000 mAh battery to charge. if you need portable power then this product deserves serious consideration.
take care
normand

leaving on a jet plane….

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hello everyone
just a quick note that i’m going to be in Thunder Bay for the rest of the week. just a little business trip for the Patients’  Council at the hospital. it will be two days of meetings but it will still be fun. I will try and post as much as i can while I’m away. and i’m looking forward to some meals out don’t worry I will post everything that i can. wish me luck
Normand

Raw Spice Bar Caribbean Selects Review

20150707_165850hello everyone,

i have been working in the kitchen and i have been happy with the spice blends that were sent to me from Raw Spice Bar.  the flavours have been great and the unusual blends of sweet and spicy have been great.  My family is not the biggest fans of spicy food so i have been trying this out on my own, there is only so much that i can get away with at the dinner table. but the spices are fresh and bright, i have really enjoyed the variety that is offered by this service.  another win for Raw Spice Bar.  you should try them out.

take care,

normand

steak sandwich

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hello everyone,
there are times when you have to take things in your own hands. I was going to go to a deli for a sandwich but I decided that I would make something better at home. steak sandwich with French Brie cheese and hot banana peppers. yum.

it is really easy just get a good cut of steak i used a tenderized top sirloin that had a black pepper and garlic crust. I paired that with a double cream French Brie cheese that was tangy and smooth.

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so it was steak over high heat to cook. I BBQed mine but you can pan sear them as well. it just depends what you have available. my steak was 1/2″ thick be cooked very quick so keep an eye on yours. a relatively thin steak like this will cook fast so watch out you want medium rare,  medium well. mine took about 3-4 mins per side. rest the meat for about 4 mins and then plate up the Brie on a loaf of some sort(I used a little Italian loaf) top with peppers, mushrooms and/or onions. pop the top on and get to munching.

easy instructions for a nice little lunch. pair with a salad if you have room.

good eating
normand