Welcome to the site of Edward Harshman, who survived a bad marriage and has a creative streak.
(Also a right-wing tendency and a history of having undergone major stress, including a jail term in early 2019.)

After my having to surrender all rights of access to and management of my children,
expect me to be somewhat bitter about feminism.

Keep On Rolling

My Precaution Is Your Fun!

Shortly after my father died, my daughters hired a lawyer to challenge me and implicitly threaten a lawsuit. Aware that I will be on my own if I become disabled, I bought a handicap-compatible hotel room because of access to chambermaid services and in-room food. Cheaper than an old-folks home, by far.

The good news is that the hotel room (actually two rooms, after I bought the connecting room next door) is in Daytona Beach, with a lovely view of the Atlantic Ocean. They're for rent now. Look here for further details.

Woman on Beach

American Flag with Tyrant Flag
The tyrants can't hide forever.
Ron Paul with
                      the Harshman family
Legendary politician and presidential candidate Ron Paul with me and my wife and children before my marriage fell apart
After the
(from the cover of my novel)

A few words about DRM:

DRM stands for Digital Rights Management and refers to a protocol by which electronic downloads of videos, music, and e-books are crippled so that they can be used only on the device to which they are downloaded. My attitude about DRM is that it is a sign of distrust of the customers and it infuriates honest customers who need to transfer their downloads onto a new device when their old one breaks down, or who want to read e-books or watch movies or listen to music on more than one device.

When Napster, the online sharing website, became popular, sales of movies went up not down. So much for DRM's protection of intellectual property royalties. If two people, each unwilling to pay full price for something, buy it together then make two copies one for each of them, then DRM would have cost the producer a sale. Also, the existence of a pirated copy of something may motivate someone who sees or hears it to buy an honest copy.

I have these materials available not only for personal gain, but also because I consider them important as representations of my political beliefs. I don't stomp around waving signs and making a nuisance of myself. I don't pester people for money and, having taken it, become singularly vague about how it is to be spent. I merely tell my story to those who are willing to listen, ideally including you.

All of my electronic intellectual property is available without DRM encumbrances. The only copy protection is your conscience. I respect you; please reciprocate.


Yes, I am bright and I write.

Look for my logic-puzzle book,
here in paperback and here in no-DRM Kindle.

Things aren't always as they seem.
The situation appears completely normal.
Then with only three hints, you have to figure out what and why.

A pickpocket walks into a police station,
his hand in the angry victim's pocket.

A rich man gives a penny to a charity volunteer
and gets enthusiastic thanks.

A man escapes over the prison wall and looks for law enforcement.

More examples are here.

Some old, some new, some science-based, some with practical value.

Fun for the entire family.
The Big Book of Logic Puzzles, by Edward J.

“Daddy, tell us a story
about a dog rainbow.”

Another night, it might have been a fish rainbow, a monster rainbow, or even a bad rainbow.

These stories, about rainbows and fairies and witches and ghosts and other things, were the few that Edward remembers from the days when his children were small and appreciated the magic of fairyland and the lively imagination of their father. Most of the stories that he told then, including those of Cartoonland and of the Walking Heads, were told once and are gone forever. But all of the Rainbow Stories have survived.

No publisher will accept this anthology. The vocabulary is for adults and older children, and the concepts are for young children.

But perhaps the pleasure that Edward’s children felt can be felt by other people young at heart. There is, however, a serious message. The Fairy of Good Vision, who appears in many of the Rainbow Stories, bases her behavior and even her color on the work of rebel eye doctor William H. Bates, teaching in “The Happy Rainbow” a visual exercise that helps prevent young children from acquiring the need for eyeglasses.

Take a trip to Fairyland. It’s a lovely place.

Buy the book here in paperback or here in no-DRM Kindle form. Or for more information, look here.
Rainbow Stories

How a man can extricate himself
from abuse

and reconstruct his life

This book is for the abused man, who is caught in a bad marriage or other serious relationship.

A plea to end an abusive relationship promptly.

The psychological issues that draw many men toward entering relationships in which they are exploited.

Flaws in the modern mental-health profession and why we the skeptical men should be wary.

It continues by offering psychological tactics for the recovering man, including how to interact with female people (and why they are referred to as female people).

The theoretical limit of cognitive-behavioral therapy and what to do about it.

Written for the ordinary man, not for the professional.

Bonuses: There are two appendices. One shows an explanation for why the advent of television has put pressure on people (including men) to become more near average, and the other highlights a fundamental flaw in capitalism that cannot be easily overcome by regulation (and a proposed solution for it).

Buy it in paperback form here or in DRM-free Kindle form here. Or for further information, look here.

Recovering from Abuse

The media have a liberal bias.

Here's why it exists.

The rational reasons of the media (entertainment and news) executives: maximize profit.

The rational reasons that do not maximize media profit.

The irrational reasons that afflict media executives.

For more information, look here.

Watch a preview on YouTube here.

Watch the full 44½-minute presentation on YouTube here.
(Sorry, the full-length YouTube video is now Private.)

Watch the video on Amazon Video Direct here, for now.

NEWSFLASH: Amazon advised me that the video may be
in violation of its terms on November 29, 2022. So that it
will remain accessible, I am uploading it here so that it can
be watched for free. This upload will be permanent regardless
of what Amazon does.

                      Liberal Bias in the Media

Applying for Social Security Disability...

and you were asked to get a medical exam for that purpose?

Don't forget to watch the explanation on how to make the most of the medical exam you are sent to.

For further information, look here.

Watch the movie trailer on YouTube here.

Buy the DVD with this button:

                        here to buy the DVD.

Or watch the video on Amazon Video Direct here.
Disability DVD Cover

Hate deceptive advertising?

So do I.

I have a half-hour educational movie on how to avoid being taken in by manipulative advertising.
Further information is here.

Watch the movie trailer on YouTube here.

Or watch it on Amazon Video Direct here.
Anti-Advertising DVD Cover

Upset with fast-talking politicians

who hold public hearings, trying to bamboozle you?

Learn how to fight back. A summary page is here.

Watch the movie on YouTube here or (preferred) on Rumble here.
(Note: YouTube sometimes runs ads for which the uploader gets
no royalty payments. Rumble promised not to run ads against
this video and you can watch it without ads and without enriching
the enemy.) Both sites offers closed captions on this video.

Or watch it on Amazon Video Direct here.

Please note: I have left the full-length version available for free viewing on YouTube, without requiring payment, to assist the fight for political freedom. But if you want to help pay me for my effort, please watch the video on Amazon Video Direct.

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A medical mystery

Harry Dreyfus just got promoted to medical director of a rehabilitation hospital after his co-workers got convicted of insurance fraud.

He replaces them with a new team and soon discovers that there is a murderer on the loose. Is it a spouse of a recently imprisoned former colleague? Someone he had just hired? One of the evasive young men who had started hanging out in the corridors? Someone else?

This mystery novel not only has a medical setting, but also relies on medical principles and knowledge for the solution to the killings. Some alternative and complementary medicine is introduced too. Expect to learn several health-care facts while you read.

Join Dr. Dreyfus as he fights hospital and other pressures and tries to identify the killer, or killers. Will he succeed? Will he survive?

This novel introduces two characters, Bruno Petroso and Randolph Sabin, who later appear in another novel, The Seven-Point Star.

Buy the novel here in paperback or here in no-DRM Kindle form. Or for more information, look here.

Take a fictional setting, medical knowledge,

and a fury with modern organized medicine, and what do you get? An action-adventure science-fiction novel about a brilliant but thoroughly disgruntled physician who hates the system—and who knows how to fight back.

Buy the novel here in paperback or here in no-DRM Kindle form. Or for more information, look here.

The Seven-Point Star

The dark world
of the urban poor and disabled

No commercial publisher will accept these two stories by Edward Harshman.

Llata Ecalpon is too long for a short story and too short for a novel. It describes a senior college student’s adventure in a mythical blue- collar town in which concrete thinking reigns supreme and college education is debunked.

The Unsolved Problem is commercially worthless partially because the tone of the text differs from its content. In the world of the urban destitute, the land of limited opportunity and of despair and death, two brothers, both mentally ill and homeless, rescue a paraplegic woman who is giving birth and later encounter the woman at a church. They start a foundation to help the unfortunate, converting hopelessness and depression to autonomy and confidence; but they later encounter an unexpected problem that they are powerless to solve.

Buy the book here in paperback or here in no-DRM Kindle form. Or for more information, look here.

                      Ecalpon and The Unsolved Problem

The knowledge missing from women's rehabilitation from severe trauma or disability.

Written in 1995 during my convalescence from a spinal-cord injury that damaged my hand coordination (temporarily, but I didn't know that then), this was a personal therapeutic exercise after the destruction of my first marriage and part of my spinal cord. But a residency in PM&R not only gave me no reason to revise it, but also ignored the obvious problem completely.

This book turned out to not only be a therapeutic exercise for me, but also be of genuine value for its intended audience. Look here for further information about it.

Buy the book in paper form here or in no-DRM Kindle download form here.
Seduction Instruction Cover

My ex-wife wrote a very good book about buildings and their architectural details. Feel free to buy a copy or two, or more than two. Here is the link.
                      Adventure Journal

If you attend a political meeting, bring some flyers along—to tape to trash cans. Download my sample here, and feel free to edit it as you wish. is a no-Javascript fast-loading website.

No design professionals were used for this website.
(But I'm sure you've already figured that out by now.)