Beaverton, Oregon, August 1, 2017 – New science fiction “GIFT OF THE PHARAOHS – Renaissance Egypt” is high action from beginning to end.  It starts with the awakening of a 5000 year old Pharaoh from his deep slumber. It continues with the Pharaoh’s amazing quest to create an Egyptian renaissance.

It all began in 3150 BC with the Egyptian civilization that resulted from the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first Pharaoh. It was the start of a history of many stable kingdoms.

The achievements of the ancient Egyptians included quarrying, surveying and construction of monumental pyramids, temples, and obelisks.  Its remains, the ruins up and down the Nile River, have inspired the imaginations of travelers and writers for centuries.

In “GIFT OF THE PHARAOHS,” Pharaoh Sobek II, revived from his long sleep, is introduced to modern day Egypt. The Pharaoh declares that Egypt’s future lies in its past and begins a determined crusade.

“GIFT OF THE PHARAOHS” is available at in print and for Kindle. The current price for the print version is $14.99 and Kindle just $2.99. Follow this link:

(“GIFT OF THE PHARAOHS” offers 80 images of historic sites up and down the Nile, all in color in the Kindle edition.)

About the Author:

Allen Pollens has always had two personas.  There is the tinkerer who always wanted to know, “How does it work?” That one became a graduate engineer and led a high-tech work life for more than forty years.  Then there is the storyteller, Allen Pollens, who was spinning tales from the time he was a child. Allen Pollens has published more than twelve books.  All are available at

Contact: Allen Pollens / 503-407-2850 /


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DETAILS: Awakened from his 5000 year slumber, Pharaoh Sobek II proclaims that Egypt’s future lies in its past.  Restoration of historic sites up and down the Nile, including Thebes will call to people around the world to witness the renaissance.



The Egyptian civilization began in 3150 BC with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh. Its history is that of a series of stable kingdoms, separated by some less stable periods.

The success of the ancient Egyptian civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River valley for agriculture. The predictable flooding and controlled irrigation of the fertile valley produced surplus crops, which supported a more dense population, and social development and culture.

With resources to spare, the administration sponsored mineral exploitation of the valley and surrounding desert regions, the early development of an independent writing system, the organization of collective construction and agricultural projects, trade with surrounding regions, and a military intended to defeat foreign enemies and assert Egyptian dominance.

The many achievements of the ancient Egyptians include quarrying, surveying and construction that supported the building of monumental pyramids, temples, and obelisks.  They also developed a system of mathematics, a practical and effective system of medicine, irrigation systems and agricultural production techniques, the first known planked boats, Egyptian faience and glass technology, new forms of literature.

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This means you! Yes, we are still going after the schools about doing the right thing for their students, but WHAT ABOUT YOU?  The link to “KNOW YOURSELF – The Real You” at is below and the prices for print and Kindle eBook versions is a pittance.  And the value to you may well be extraordinary.  Let me know if i’m wrong and I’ll compensate you the purchase by sending you a PDF version of one of my other book FREE!  However, if you are honest with yourself, you’ll be grateful to the “Know Yourself”aptitudes that define “The Real You!” link –

Author Allen Pollens

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Bringing Aptitudes Awareness Into Our Schools

We have decided to bring aptitudes into our schools and would welcome any help to do this.  The importance of this is apparent in my book “KNOW YOURSELF – The Real You.”

It’s available at, this link –

We’re starting with private schools and will be pleased to have any help you may wish to contribute to this important undertaking.  Email me at “”

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Wonderful Oregon Coast

On May 13, Oregon celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the state’s “Beach Bill.”  It secures the wonderful public ownership of the beaches.  It is also celebrated in one of the books written by our resident author, Allen Pollens.  “Daniel’s Odysseys” is autobiographical, with Daniel telling his life story to friend Paul as they travel the coast from Astoria to Brookings.  Daniel and Paul stop to enjoy all of the great coastal views along the way, all presented in photos.  The following link leads to the information on the printed and Kindle eBook versions of the tale:

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Terrible Verizon Wireless Experience, Monday April 24, 2017

One week ago, I received an email from my cell phone service provider, Verizon Wireless.  It advised of a special opportunity to trade in my Samsung Galaxy S7 for the new Samsung Galaxy S8.  I pondered it and decided to do it, the beginning of tortuous experience.

I started out trying to execute the purchase on line in direct response to the email.  After wasting much time, I turned to attempting a telephone call-in purchase.  One would think that getting through to a human being in a company in the communications business would be easy.  Exactly the opposite happened to me but I finally managed to reach a human being, name of Lorne, I believe.  He led me down a tortuous path that included the culmination of the order with the message it was cancelled.

Lorne decided to pass me on to a person, Isaiah, at a different phone number.  So I kept Lorne on my house land line while I called Isaiah on my cell.  Things went from bad to worse and before I knew it both calls collapsed.  I decided I’d had enough.  However, Isaiah called back and we managed to consummate the purchase of the phone and accessories.  That was two days ago, April 22nd.

The phone arrived earlier today and first chance I took it to my closest Verizon store where I was told they would facilitate the transfer of contact, apps, etc. to my new phone.  While waiting for the single service person to finish off with another customer, I perused the phones on display.  I was shocked!

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S8, there was a much larger display Galaxy S8+… much more to my liking.  The store person advised me to go to a “corporate” store where they would have more ability to swap things around and give me what I wanted.  He put me onto the store at the Washington  Square mall.  By then, I had to negotiate heavy rain but managed to get there.

The store is huge, had no customers and at least four service people… maybe it was six.  The treatment I received was obnoxious as they let me know from the very beginning they were not going to help me.  The main person with whom I began, scoffed at me… said they couldn’t take back a used phone and sell it for new.  His manner was insulting, while the other sales people present seemed highly amused.

I was about to exit the store with intention of sending everything back to Verizon, when, with some difficulty, I managed to put through a call to Verizon customer service.  Standing in front of the store people, I told the woman what had happened.  She asked me to put the person on the phone.  With much enjoyment, he refused.  Finally another store person took the phone.  Not getting anywhere with these people, the customer service woman, asked me to hold while she talked with her superior.  I waited and waited until I realized the call was terminated.

The final chapter took place at The Postal Annex where I had the phone and accessories returned to Verizon.  I look forward to the day I can permanently sever contact with Verizon.

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Beaverton, Oregon, March 29, 2017 –   Color now sets off chapter titles, section headings and other important aspects of the story.

“SUPERHERO BLUE KNIGHT Episode I- Birth of a Superhero” also boasts many color images.

Superhero Blue Knight is the alternate identity of Roger from Nebraska who has come to Chicago to seek his destiny.  As Blue Knight, he goes forth in the tradition of earlier armored champions and according to vows of conduct.  He uses his extraordinary powers to confront adversaries and rescue people in danger.

His major test in this episode is a confrontation with The Artiste, who has settled himself aboard a dark ship on Lake Michigan.  He demands significant ransoms for some of the world’s most precious sculptures that he has stolen.  He is a wily adversary for our new champion but Roger/Blue Knight is determined to return the unique figures to their original locations and to apprehend the The Artiste

Much more happens as Roger endeavors to integrate himself and establish relationships with all of the other guests at Rosie’s rooming house.  There is also coverage of the events that establish Roger as the alternate identity of Superhero, Blue Knight.  This is just the beginning of what awaits in the succeeding 7 episodes.

FREE entry into the fantastic world of Roger and Blue Knight begins on Sunday, April 2nd but only for 5 days.  Don’t miss out.  It will be available at Just enter “Allen Pollens books” in the Amazon product search window.  “Superhero Blue Knight Episode I” will be shown along with the other 7 episodes and coverage of  more than 12 other books Allen Pollens has authored.

Allen Pollens has always had two personas.  There is the tinkerer who always wanted to know, “How does it work?” That one became a graduate engineer and led a high-tech work life for more than forty years.  Then there is the storyteller, Allen Pollens, who was spinning tales from the time he was a child.

Contact: Allen Pollens / 503-407-2850 /

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“WHITE SUPREMACY” is a unique “factual fiction” book that wraps an exciting story around actual history.  It relates what Joyce Levinson unexpectedly experiences when a local Nazi hate group decides to assert itself.  It also tells of Nazism from its birth in 1930s Germany through to the present day.  Included is information relating to the shockingly rapid rise in hate-based organizations around the world.  Significant focus is on the US Northwest’s shameful past and recent hatred-centered crimes.  “WHITE SUPREMACY” is an exciting tale and a real eye-opener.


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Know Yourself, The Real You

Beaverton, Oregon, January 29, 2017 – There’s something missing.  You may be doing alright on the basis of career and family.  Yet there’s this feeling deep in your gut that something is wrong.  You are aware of certain interests you’ve had to stifle.  You’re sure that everyone suffers this kind of thing one way or another.  Heck, you can’t just go off, throwing caution to the wind, because something is pulling on you.  Can you?

Allen Pollens began to sort all this out for himself more than 40 years ago.  He has come to realize that the lessons he learned then are still valid and will share it all with you.

Seldom do we think of birth endowments in very personal terms.  Ask anyone about his unique birth gifts and the response is likely to be a look of puzzlement. Yet each of us has precious unique endowments with which we were born. Gifts that will last a life time and never change or go away.

Generally, no one brings these special gifts to your attention.  So you grow up not knowing about them.  And, if you don’t know about them, how can they benefit you?  These unique gifts can alter your life in ways you can’t control and do anything about, especially if you are unaware of them.

You are in some respects a one-of-a-kind because of the particular gifts that are your birthright… if not one-of-kind, then one of a special group of persons… who happen to be endowed with the same exact gifts. The wonderful thing about these gifts is that they can never be taken away from you and you can never use them up.  The value of all this is inestimable but you need to know what your endowment is.

“Know Yourself – The Real You” will launch you, on your own journey of personal discovery.  Satisfaction and success are in the offing.  This wonderful self-help book is available at in print and for Kindle. The current price for the print version is $6.99 and the Kindle version is $2.99. Follow this link:

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Early Past Midnight Beaverton Cloud Lit Sky 09-18-2016

The cloud lit sky after midnight this morning was truly striking. Capturing it photographically was difficult to say the least and I have to admit that the attached is a composite of several shots. The result does however present a fair depiction of what the eye was capable of seeing.


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