Pattison's Perspectives

Remembering a true American hero.

Regardless of your politics, Mark Lane was a good, noble man. A man who sought truth and justice above all else.

Reflecting on his long life (this past week marked 2 years since his passing), I wish to honor his many accomplishments by sharing this fascinating and well done biography of the man who should be a household name, but sadly (thanks to government education) few people of recent generations have ever heard of him.


Waking the Proles

I can’t hear you over the ringing of liberty in my ears.


My family has some very exciting news.

I wasn’t sure if we should share it yet, but we’re too excited to keep it a secret (and I figured a bunch of you would be excited to receive the unexpected news earlier rather than later).

So, recently we sought consent from our wise protector and nurturer, the State, to put our humble little fishing boat in a body of water.

I’m pleased to announce that today, May 15th, we found out our petition pleased the crown and we received stickers for 2018 to place over the top of last year’s “proof of permission” stickers so we can now legally put our boat in water.

And that’s not all. We also received permission to fish too. Another gracious blessing bestowed upon us by the State via our purchase of licenses.

As you can probably imagine, we’re gushing with pride right now. We are so thrilled that the State found us fit enough to grant us these rights.

So this year we’re gonna celebrate Independence Day like never before. We’re gonna party like it’s 1999.


THE ISLAND is now available for preorder on Kindle.

I’m very excited to announce that my latest book, The Island, is now available for eBook preorder, and will automatically deliver to your Kindle or Kindle app on the official release date of May 26th.

(No Kindle? No problem.)


Island eBookHere are three reasons why you should preorder The Island right now:

1). Preorder now and you’ll get to brag that you’re one of the first to read The Island when it releases.

2). Preorder now and you’ll receive The Island at 20% off the regular price.

3) Preorder now and you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of two great prizes.



One Dutch Bros plastic travel tumbler mug (20 ounces), a Dutch Bros “Sunny Side” sticker (2.5 x 4), and a “Caffeine is Not a Crime” sticker (6.5 x 2).

Because what book lover doesn’t also love coffee?



One Smart Band fitness tracker.

Because what book lover doesn’t need motivation to exercise after all that reading (and coffee drinking)?



Two easy steps:

1). Preorder The Island and you’ll receive one entry for each preorder (e.g. preorder 10 ebooks = 10 entries). So gift The Island to friends and rack up the entries. (See: How to gift an ebook.)

2). Then just email a screenshot of your order receipt/confirmation to

It’s that simple.


You will receive three additional entries if you’re subscribed to my mailing list. Subscribe to my mailing list now by clicking here.

Being subscribed to my mailing list alone does not enter you into the drawing; you must also preorder at least one ebook to be activated in the drawing.


The contest runs from May 07, 2018 till the strike of midnight (EST) on May 25th, 2018. Winners will be announced the following day, May 26th.

Winners, please allow up to two weeks thereafter to receive your prize.


Anyone in the world can preorder The Island, however, due to shipping costs, entry into the drawing is only available to those living in the United States.


Preorder The Island here, but don’t forget to email a screenshot of your receipt/confirmation to, otherwise I won’t know you placed your preorder and I won’t be able to include you in the drawing.