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“America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018 Finalist, ‘Michael Ketterer’, Saint To Sinner In 48-hours?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This from ‘People’. TMZ broke the story. Just Google ‘Michael Ketterer’ for more.


I could NOT believe my eyes when I saw this on Google News a few minutes ago.

Whoa. WHoa. WHOa. WHOA!

This guy portrayed himself as the Saint’s Saint.


He had Simon Cowell in tears.

And now this?

Please, don’t tell me it was the stress and pressure of the AGT Final.

He claimed that he had been through so much that that should have been but mere bagatelle.

Can he go back to being a pediatric nurse? I hope not.

Can he adopt anymore children? I hope not.

This is serious.

Full confession on my part. Those who know me know that I am a cynic’s cynic. A professional skeptic.

While his story impressed me, there was an element that it was ‘too GOOD to be true’. Somethings that did not gel. His tattoos and piercings were incongruous with the story he told. If he devoted all of his life to all of these kids he was raising he would not be spending money on tattoos and piercings. Think about it.

So, was it drugs? Was it alcohol?

He was Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer. Simon ol’ fruit. Over to YOU.


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by Anura Guruge


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So, So Happy That Boston Magician ‘Shin Lim’ Won “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018.

by Anura Guruge


AGT 2018 Performance at the Final
(this week).


Encore Performance at the ‘Results’ show
(on Wednesday of this week).


Click to access his magical Website.


Click to ENLARGE and read. Yes, he is, of course, on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Lim


We have been hooked on him since the very first time we saw him on AGT a few months ago.

We have been rooting for him ever since.

One of the AGT judges, maybe Simon Cowell, said that he could end up alongside Houdini. And that is definitely possible.

I think he will, in a few years, he considered the GREATEST MAGICIAN of all times!

We so wanted him to win, but knew that a magician had never won AGT. Plus, he faced some stiff competition.

So, we were so, so happy that he won.

Can be no doubt or debate that he was a worthy winner. He is something else.

I will go to Las Vegas to see him. No question about that.

If you haven’t seen him, PLEASE, PLEASE watch on YouTube. This is MAGIC. He is MAGIC.


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by Anura Guruge


AGT Electric Violin Sensation, ‘Brian King Joseph’, Tattoos & Neuropathy.

by Anura Guruge


IF you have not seen him, PLEASE check out this video.

You will thank me. He is GOOD. Very Good. YouTube has MORE.



Google “tattoos nerve damage”. I did after watching him. This is what I found. Check it out. Click to ENLARGE,


I liked him and was impressed by his virtuosity from the very first time I saw him on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018, way back — a few months ago.

He has now made it to the semi-finals and we are happy. We rooted for him. He is beyond good. Extremely gifted.

While his music & talent should speak for itself, from his very first appearance MUCH has been made of his nerve pain and nerve damage (i.e., neuropathy). AGT milks it, given that they love to add color and contours to the performers.

So, I was watching him, intently, the other night and was struck by the extent of his tattoos. He has a lot of tattoos on his arm.

This got me thinking. When I was writing my “Central Pain” book I came to appreciate that nerve damage and nerve pain typically occurs because something ‘major’ triggered it. I got to wondering if all of his tattoos MIGHT HAVE HAD something to do with his never issues. I had never thought of that connection before.

Well I Googled and you can see the results above.

I am BY NO MEANS saying that this might have been a case. It is something to THINK about. Something to look into. IF I was him I would be asking my doctors … ‘could it in any way have been triggered by my tattoos?’

Look into it. Stranger things do happen.


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by Anura Guruge


Amazon Kindle Paperback Proof vs CreateSpace Proof.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and study closely.


With this, my latest book, I ended up ordering proofs from both Kindle KDP and CreateSpace. Nothing to stop you from doing so. You can’t publish the book with BOTH — but I haven’t published it at yet! I am at the ‘order proof’ stage with both and that is perfectly kosher. I did this with my last book too — except at that juncture I couldn’t order paperback proofs from Kindle KDP. I got the proofs from CreateSpace and eventually published with Kindle! They are BOTH Amazon companies so it is by no means robbing Peter to pay Paul.

So, both proofs printed by Amazon — and they both came in Amazon Prime boxes.

But, can you tell the difference, and whose is whose. A very obvious difference right up front.

Yes, the KDP proof as the ugly ‘Not for Resale’ banner. CS has never done that. Instead, they print a BIG ‘PROOF’ on the last page.

But, also an obvious difference in the quality of the cover. You can tell even in these photos. The CS cover is brighter and more detailed. That is crazy.

CS proofs were published in Columbia, South Carolina; Kindle in Middletown, Delaware.


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Amazon Kindle Paperback Option & Ordering Proof Copies.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and study here. The order details from Amazon.


Click to ENLARGE. Click here to access: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202059560


The Amazon Kindle PAPERBACK program is NOT an oxymoron or an April Fool’s joke. It is now over a year old and I already published my last book, “Quick & Easy Meditation“, last September, in paperback and ebook form via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). I had to jump through some hoops but I did manage to get it done.

Last September the KDP program did NOT offer the option of ordering PROOF copies. That was a bummer. But, I, a veteran self-publisher, CHEATED and got the proof copies I needed. I am NOT going to tell you hear how I did that! {Smile}

As of earlier this year KDP did start offering Proof copies — albeit in BETA test form, the whole paperback program a beta as well.

The KDP Paperback program is temperamental and has BUGS. You have been warned. More than likely it will object to your cover size even if you FOLLOWED their requirements!

Ordering Proofs is not straightforward either. You cannot do it right away. They send you a link via e-mail — and they tell you that it can take up to 4-hours to get the link. Then you have 24-hours to order the Proofs!

I got my e-mail in about 2 hours.

Your order through Amazon BUT it does NOT recognize PRIME! So, you have to pay for shipping.

Even though I ordered yesterday (i.e., June 30, 2018), I might not get the Proofs until July 10. That is crazy and unacceptable.

Anywho …. this is a heads up.

So, now the mystery is solved and the cat is out of the bag. My latest book is now at the galley proof stage.

Kind of funny, just in the last 2 weeks my wife and a friend both asked me whether I had stopped writing books! That was rather strange coming from folks who know me. If I am up and about, I am writing a book! That is how it goes. Yes, this book has taken me 9-months to write, but it is 475 pages in length and required extensive research. Just because I typically publish two books a year does NOT mean I have to always do so. {Smile}

So ….

More to come.


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‘American Medical Association’ (AMA) Study On The Effectiveness Of Opioids On Chronic Back Pain — USELESS!

by Anura Guruge


The Google News Headlines
March 9, 2018.

Click to ENLARGE. Check Google News or Google “JAMA opioids”.


From the ACTUAL Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Click to ENLARGE and read here. Image below provides access to the FULL JAMA article and abstract.


Click this image to access the original JAMA article in the March 2018 issue in full or as an abstract.


Totally POINTLESS!

Waste of time & money.

This is NOT going to make a BLIND bit of difference.

There is way, way, way TOO MUCH money in opioids for the pharma companies, the doctors (AND NURSES) that write prescriptions and for the other drug dealers. It is like everything else. Money talks.

This report will NOT convince a single doctor, patient or addict. They are all into this hook, like and bloody sinker.

This report actually made me angry because of its impotence.

It is like guns, the NRA and the politicians. Where are the opioid control laws? Just talk. Just chatter.

Common sense does NOT prevail. Money talks.

So, pathetic.


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