BOOKS, QUOTATIONS, POEMS and
by Nicholas APOSTOL
Anthology of Poetry - 2003
The Life of Mary Hall Caine in pictures published 2004
Anthology of Poetry published in 2004
Collected Artworks of Mary Hall Caine published 2006 and
Collection of Photographs taken by Nicholas Apostol
published 2006 and 2010
Yardley Farms Picture Book - Published 2008
Hacienda Apostol Picture Book - Published 2008
For Better or For Worse - Published 2007
Boo-Boo and the General - Published 2011
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" Some people live every day as if it were their last, I live each
day as if it were the first one in the rest of my life"
" To love and to be loved and then to be no longer loved is then
to be no longer, for to simply be is not enough"
" When I'm good I'm very good; but when I'm bad, I'm even better!"
" We only take care of things we LOVE, We only love the things we
UNDERSTAND, We only understand what we are TAUGHT; So, TEACH your children
" In the order of things, it is not what we do for ourselves for
which we shall be remembered, rather it is what we do for others that earns
us a place in history"
" I am the sum of my past, you are my present, we will be the future"
JUST A MAN
I have felt the cold, dark waters of my hell
tapping gently at my dancing feet.
I've soared the bright blue skies alone
and felt the sunshine warm my soul.
I am of the earth and of the sky
I live the low and dream the high
You brought me love
You brought me hope
You are my high
Beyond the sky
You warm me more than sunshine can
But that's because I'm just a Man.
In autumn's waning days
As leaves spread many ways
And winter winds began to blow
While rushing rivers ceased to flow
I chanced upon a lonely bird
Who's call remained unheard
By other birds who flew
To warmer climes, its true.
As winter winds did blow
And from the heavens fell the snow
This bird and I did share
those things in life so rare
I loved that bird with all my heart
and feared the day that we would part.
NOVELS, SCREENPLAYS ETC.
TAINO PLACE - A made for TV Adventure Series based
in the Caribbean. Loosely based on a combination of such successful TV
Series such as The A Team, Magnum P.I. and Hart to Hart. The series revolves
around a consultant/adventurer living in a tropical paradise who is retained
by or becomes involved with people that lead to mysteries or intrigues
which the hero and his team must solve using the varied locales in the
Caribbean as a backdrop.
A MATTER OF HABIT - This mystery novel closely follows
the real-life murder of Sal Mineo, the well known star of stage and screen.
The hero is a retired Swiss detective and his pekinese dog. Together they
solve the case by coming to the realization that what is most obvious often
is the most overlooked.
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES - An adventure, mystery novel concerning
an entrepreneur who becomes involved in a high stakes venture capital chase
involving a gold deposit, the Mafia and a promoter which he never knows
for sure is for real or not. The book is fast paced and in the end the
reader must decide whether the gold existed or not. This story is based
on a factual incident that occurred in 1975.
JP-4 - An espionage thriller of James Bond quality involving
a fanatical Middle East Sheik, the Irish Republican Army, the CIA, MI-5
and Presidents, Kings and Prime Ministers of the Western World. The story
revolves around the Arab sheik holding the western world hostage with the
threat of detonating a series of bombs that would cripple NATO and upset
the balance of power in Europe. Using the IRA, the sheik places these bombs
at strategic points along the NATO Petroleum pipeline but must receive
the detonator before being able to make good on his threat. A chase ensues
across Europe and the ending is explosive, to say the least. The book makes
use of the author's in-depth experience with NATO and its petroleum system.
TEN YEARS ON - A documentary of the insurgency in
El Salvador beginning in 1979 and culminating in the guerilla offensive
in November of 1989. An epilogue details the events surrounding the subsequent
two years resulting in the peace accord between the FMLN and the Government.
While the first few chapters discuss the origins of the conflict and what
led up to the two week final offensive, the majority of the book concerns
the actual two weeks of the offensive in great detail. The author's unique
position during and after the conflict provides an eyewitness account replete
with names of participants and victims, statistics and photographs.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES (samples)
San Juan Star - 2001