Interviews of surviving smokejumpers about their CIA experiences in Laos convinced Lee their stories needed to be told. He incorporated core elements of their recollections in his novel “Kickers.” In 2012 he was awarded a writers residency by the Jentel Artist Residency Program based on the “Kickers” manuscript.
Lee graduated from the College of St. Thomas and Georgetown University Law Center. During the Vietnam War, he served in the United States Navy as a JAG officer. After practicing law in Washington, DC, for forty-five years, Lee now writes and repairs log-worm fence on a ranch in the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho. He is a member of the Idaho Writers Guild.
Born Gary Matthews, the retired technology worker and a self-confessed “nerd” thinks he is a dog. The 48-year-old wears a dog collar, eats dog food from a bowl — his favorite is Pedigree – and loves milk bones and dog cookies.
“I started playing dog and getting into it,” said Matthews. “It was like a kid thing. Sometimes, I would bark or maybe get into a big box and peek out with my paws over the side of it like a dog would do. In a couple of years, I really got into it. … Maybe I was looking for a personality to have.”
He would draw dogs and watch every TV show about dogs. His father, a pharmacist, became less supportive of Matthew’s growing canine identity and worried about his future.
As Matthews grew older and was “getting out in the world,” he said he was drawn to the furry white television mutt, Boomer – a “nerd type of dog” — and took his name.
Matthews was featured in a June National Geographic special, “Extreme Anthromorphism: Boomer the Dog.” He has also been featured on Dr. Phil and Good Morning, America.
STARTING FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7TH at MIDNIGHT, THE BRUCE COLLINS SHOW WILL AIR LIVE AT MIDNIGHT/ 9pm PACIFIC at WWPR 1490 AM in TAMPA, Florida. You can listen online at that time here: http://tunein.com/radio/WWPR-1490-s23839/ It will be archived at www.fringeradionetwork.com a week later… Spread the word (thanks)!
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BRUCE COLLINS is a former pro wrestling promoter, an author of three published books (one of them with Brett Wagner, the host of The Speed Channel’s PASS TIME and voice of Monster Garage and another book with Ric Drasin, the middle Hulk in the 1970’s Incredible Hulk tv show with Bill Bixby and the creator of the Gold’s Gym logo) and the former book reviewer of Monster Radio, which was nationally syndicated in 84 radio markets. Bruce has hosted The Bruce Collins Show (and its’ genesis known as The Big Finale) since January, 2006. The Bruce Collins Show graduated to AM radio in 2009 and spent two years broadcasting at WSMN 1590 AM in Nashua, New Hampshire and WWZN 1510 AM in Boston, MA. Currently, the program resides online at www.fringeradionetwork.com and at WWPR 1490 AM, Tampa Florida . Based on the AM radio exposure, he was approached by the History Channel’s Decoded TV (with bestselling author Brad Meltzer) to audition for their program. After learning he would have to interview occultists and numerologists without expressing his own opinions, he turned down the invitation. Bruce’s grandfather was a Pastor in various locations in the United States for over 50 years. Bruce is the self-proclaimed Baron of Broadcasting and the ‘Clown Prince of Doom’.
CHAD MILES is the co-host of The Bruce Collins Show. He is also a former contributing editor for Defense Watch Magazine and former contributor to The Michigan Journal. In 2006 Chad ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 14th Congressional District. He served seven years on active duty with the 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Infantry Division and the 5th Special Forces Group. His Military service as an infantryman and intelligence analyst took him around the world with service in the countries of Jordan, Egypt, South Korea and Panama. Chad is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was the creator and founder of the wildly popular Hearken the Watchmen website which featured articles from Chuck Missler, L.A. Marzulli, Michael Hoggard and many others. Miles appeared on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory to talk about drones over Miami, Florida. Chad is known as “The Odometer” and “Captain Doomsday.”
THE BRUCE COLLINS SHOW is known as the new theatre of the mind in a way that no other program is able to capture. It is an ‘out of the box’ program, having interviewed a plethora of guests, such as Jesse Ventura, Kevin Trudeau, Gerald Celente, Alex Jones, Texe Marrs, Larry Pratt- Gun Owners of America, L.A. Marzulli, Congressman James Rogan, Stryper’s Michael Sweet, Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Actor Brett Wagner, stuntman Chris Carnel, WND’s Joseph Farah, Wally “Famous” Amos, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” Ben Chapman, Patrick Heron, Liz Peek, Joe Ortiz, Jack Abramoff, Nick Redfern, PolitiChicks.tv’s Anne-Marie Murrell, Joshua P. Warren, former spokesman for President Bush- Pete Seat, Homer Hickam- whose life was portrayed in October Sky movie, Micah Hanks, Rabbi Aryeh Spero, Coast to Coast AM’s John B. Wells, Ralph Epperson, Patrick Wood, Ray Comfort, wrestling legends Ivan Koloff and Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, Kurt Schlichter, Congressman Todd Akin, Frank Joseph, financial analyst and author John Rubino, former managing editor of Forbes Stewart Pinkerton, Robert Kiyosaki, Phyllis Schlafly, Jim Gilchrist, Eric Schiffer, Lt. General Jerry Boykin, former PLO terrorist Kamal Saleem, Stephen Aaron Grey (DJ Freaky Flow), Newsweek’s Melik Kaylan, Pamela Geller, Jim Marrs, Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers, Betty Andreasson, Jerome Corsi, The Collins Brothers, Trey Smith, Bumfights’ Rufus Hannah, Erik Rush, Mike Heiser, Gary Franchi, former Major League Ballplayer John Rocker, Dr. Stanley Monteith and many others. The Bruce Collins Show currently airs on WWPR 1490 AM, Tampa, Florida.