The Greater Writer Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick was raised in Troon having been born in Ruther Glen. He later moved to Glasgow where he received high school education. He was an active member in school where he became a member of Officer Training Corps. He was born in a period when climbing and mountaineering consisted of a voyage of formulaic books which were recounting traveling to interesting places. One of his famous pieces of work was a book he wrote: “Always a Little Further” which outlined the movement of the working class and the unemployed people of Glasgow and Clydebank in Scotland. Alastair Borthwick gained inspiration to write his book from a movement in Germany which encouraged people to practice hiking and climbing.

This wave, later on, spread to Northern Europe which led to the formation of an association of youth hostels. However, lack of jobs in Clydebank Shipyards prevented progress in Scotland. The capable people were privileged to hitch-hike in the Western Highlands who formed informal clubs one which was known as Creagh Dhu. Alastair Borthwick has his own way of writing which was different from the other writers. While other writers concentrated on mountaineering, Alastair Borthwick (@alastairborthwickauthor) wrote about personalities of the new breed of impoverished unrestricted climbers and gangrels. All that he wrote about was interesting and also added some humor to his book.

His humor and way of writing made his book to be classified as a classical book which is still read up to date. He secured a chance to join the British Army in World War II he was given Lieutenant Rank in the army. Due to his hard work and determination, he was made captain and then later on Substantive Lieutenant. The author will live to remember by his success in leading a battalion of soldiers to war was he had nothing to show the direction rather he used his senses of direction. Among other books he wrote was “San Peur” which documented the World War II regimes. Check Borthwick’s profile on Crunchbase.

Recommended you read: https://www.amazon.com/Always-little-further-Alastair-Borthwick/dp/B0007K7JI4

Sean Penn Debuts His Writing Talent With His Novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”

Many actors strive to balance many jobs such as director, producer, speaker, etc. But a writer? Not too many actors are known for their writing, yet one legendary actor has dismissed that misconception and has proven that talent can come in many forms.

Sean Penn debuted his writing talent with his novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. Because of his legendary accomplishments throughout his acting career, his novel has gained rapid international interest and attention.

Sean Penn’s recent interview with Rolling Stone has provided a peek into how and why he wrote “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. First off, he wanted the accomplishment of writing a novel. Although it started as an audiobook, Sean Penn had a surprisingly fun time writing the novel. Secondly, the book has gained an international audience because of the novel’s views of the world – both in reality and in the fictional aspect of the story. And because of that, it has allowed Sean Penn to express the views of the world through the fiction of the book. But that is what a lot of writers do – they incorporate real world situations or things that have occurred in their own life, into their books. That is just a natural characteristic of a writer.

In that sense, Sean Penn is well on his way to accomplishing another one of his feats, which is to become a full-time novelist. He wants to push himself towards gaining more experience and diversity in how he wants to express himself – and writing a novel has helped him do just that.

“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is the first of many enlightening and entertaining books that Sean Penn will write and until then his readers will be ready and waiting for more of his novels in the future.

Read the full review here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/books/review/sean-penn-bob-honey-who-just-do-stuff.html

 

Adam Milstein Says It’s Time To Push Back Against Antisemitism

Adam Milstein is a spokesperson for various Israeli-American leadership groups and he’s taken a particular interest to pro-Israel activist groups on college campuses. He mentioned stories that haven’t gotten much media attention on how Jewish students have been barred from serving on various student government organizations, and those organizations have also called for boycotts against Israel. AEPi, a Jewish fraternity group has also seen its frat houses attacked by alt-right and progressive left groups on college campuses, and many have remarked how both the alt-right and progressive left have begun to wage a war that not only is directed at Jews and the state of Israel, but also he believes is ultimately geared to destroy America as well. His solution is to form a task force that will involve Jews from all over the place to denounce and take physical action if necessary against the antisemitic forces, and philanthropists Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban have both expressed support of this.

Adam Milstein is no stranger to fighting the enemies of Israel as prior to his residency in the US he served in the rank and file of the Israeli Defense Forces for four years. Milstein studied business and economics at the Technion, and he also once mentioned that he ran a side business selling art to the temples in Haifa. Adam Milstein earned his master’s from USC in 1981 and a couple years later went into real estate as a commercial broker. He currently manages billions in property assets of both commercial and residential units located across California, Texas and Illinois as Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties.

Adam Milstein founded the Milstein Family Foundation in 2000 and became Chairman of the Israeli-American Council in 2007. He’s also on the executive boards of AIPAC, Hillel International and its campus subsidiaries, Students Supporting Israel, Birthright Israel, StandWithUs, the Anti-Defamation League Pacific, and he’s the co-founder of the Hebrew publication and teaching tool Sifriyat Pijama B’America. Milstein also frequently writes blogs on Jewish-American ideology and developments for the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish News Syndicate, the Times of Israel, the HuffPost and the JTA.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/adam-milstein