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Never eat a wooden pickle because they leave splinters in your throat.


I am a bear.  I have always been a bear.  I believe I have a mental window into an intriguing, violent, humorous, humanistic failure by an entire generation that believed it could change the world with guitars and drugs and almost did. 

I used to be a jazz musician, football joke, life-guard, body guard, marine, kept man, dedicated body surfer, football coach, and teacher of dyslexic but brilliant students. 

I continue to be a world traveler (80 or so countries), photographer, multi-media creator, published author, in awed wonder of this genration. 

My writings always center upon the questions: Who and I?  Where am I? what is my relationship to my fellow man and what is my relationship to the universe or whomever one prays to.

My short stories are becoming popular, and I am adding to them. I am adding The Norris Law for Bodies Falling… Enacted After Reading Galileo’s Laws For Falling Bodies.  Try a few, you may be amazed.

As of May 5th Danse Macabre is featuring a chapter from one of my novels entitled The Lawless Years. They have chosen a chapter entitled The Effects of Toxic Waste, Used Pampers and General Trash on Grape Soda and The Rain Bows. I hope you go there and give it a try. In the next month I hope to begin posting The Lawless Years.. The “Hero” is Ian Maynard Lawless, who always signs his name I.M.Lawless and he is. His life-long credo has been “If it’s theirs …steal it. if you can’t steal it…hide it. If it’s too big to hide or break … mutilate it.” Very interesting events slowly change I.M.Lawless’ life. So outrageous changes, you may want to join in helping The Grape Soda and The Rainbows come together to change the world.


Lately I have added the following questions:  Why aren't women ruling this planet politically as they do sexually and intellectually?  Why do most males dred intimacy more than death or ED? 

When someone asks, "Where are you?"  answer, "I am between."   Example:  If you are part of medical science, you are between beating the drums and chanting all night for miracles and beating the labs for miracle drugs.  See what I mean?


Birth Place: Baltimore, MD USA

Accomplishments: I am a published author. I have saved ten or so lives. Most of my three thousand or so former students loved me or at least respected me. I married well.


Three Stories: Satan-A Dog's Story, Truth in Nakedness & A Child Too Near by B. B. Riefner
This is a Kindle edition of three stories in one collection: Satan, a dog's story; Truth in Nakeness; and A Child Too Near...

Price: $2.99 (eBook)
Kindle (eBook),  Amazon.combbriefner.com 

Mind Travels by B. B. Riefner
This is a collection of short stories about misfits, geniuses and intellectual snobs always seem to find their way to their heavens or hells. Each story is preceded by a companion poem....

Price: $8.99 (eBook)
Kindle (eBook),  Amazon.comCreate Space 

The Goatfooted Children-Excerpt 1 or Who's That Stranger in the Mirror by B. B. Riefner
The Goat Footed Children chronicles the stories of fourteen individuals who have dyslexia, their struggles and triumphs, their tragedies and successes. This except chronicles one child from self doubt to becoming a prosperous business owner....


The Goatfooted Children: Preface by B. B. Riefner
The Goat Footed Children chronicles the stories of fourteen individuals who have dyslexia, their struggles and triumphs, their tragedies and successes. It explores a range of possible outcomes from those who succeed with and without intervention to those who continue to struggle or fail....

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The Last Horseman by B. B. Riefner
Join a modern Noah or Don Quixote as he fights his way from Spain in 1936 to the Belgian Congo in 1963. He begins as an idealist mounted on a shaggy Siberian Pony and carrying a sub-machine gun. He ends kicking gold teeth out of the mouths of the innocent dead....


Fox On Ice Skates Excerpt 2 by B. B. Riefner
Street learns what the Battle of Tibet is, the hard way. He walks away from a multi-million dollar potential marriage and meets the devil at his work place....


A Fox On Ice Skates- Excerpt 1 by B. B. Riefner
Join Street Norris'slippy glide through a series of dangerous, delightful but never deliberate situations which lead him to eventually grow up....


The Last Horseman Excerpt 2 by B. B. Riefner
This excerpt introduces the man who will become immortal, George Arnold, the last horseman. Through audio tapes, George explains the US, and more specifically Baltimore, four worlds ago. You are about to encounter a sea of voices trying to explain his immortality. You will find it is even more difficult to accept it....


Short Stories

The Ultimate Hit Contract - Part II: The Devil Is Not In the Details
 by B. B. Riefner
The assignment is accepted. Details are avoided. Love replaces passion. The hunt is on. ...

The Ultimate Hit Contract - Part I: Initial Contact
 by B. B. Riefner
Meet the most skilled assassin in the world as he "eliminates" another political problem. Later, he is offered the ultimate hit contract by perhaps the most beautiful agent one could imagine....

Swiss Francs From Heaven
 by B. B. Riefner
A huge fortune in gold slips from hand to hand, destroying all who touch it until it reaches an innocent couple. ...

Five Lives in the Water
 by B. B. Riefner
Death keeps brushing against Street Norris' legs in the water at an Atlantic beach resort. ...

Immortality and the Boom-Pa Factor
 by B. B. Riefner
A teenager's murder of his grandfather over religious differences has profound effects on the investigating detectives. ...

Truth in Nakedness
 by B. B. Riefner
Street Norris takes an exotic dancer to meet his aristocratic aunt. Candid conversation reveals all and erases preconceptions,stereotypes and prejudices. ...

Slices From The Pie
 by B. B. Riefner
Three separate couples confront death from six different angles. ...


My Four Horsemen
 by B. B. Riefner
Reflecting on strange lives......

Clashing With Love: Initial Encounter
 by B. B. Riefner
the poem is about remembering a lover, still loved. ...

Mind Travels Ten-Two Poems
 by B. B. Riefner
The mirror says: You can have memories or acquisitions at the end of your days. Only one is remembered. Facebook is not a memory....

Mind Travels Eight
 by B. B. Riefner
This crystal ball has eight sides and is not round. Read it with your eyes closed and your mind open. ...

Mind Travels Seven
 by B. B. Riefner
Six poems seeking a mirror either human or otherwise that will tell the truth about those utterly important questions we all need answered. ...

Mind Travels Five - Three Poems
 by B. B. Riefner
Mind Travels seeks the cracks through which we fall into either an abyss or a bliss. ...

Mind Travels Four
 by B. B. Riefner
Life is just a bowl of "I wonder if...Why didn't I...Someone should have told me..."...


Danse Macabre Literary Journal Posts Riefner Novel Excerpt
 by B. B. Riefner
Ian Maynard Lawless searches of the meaning of life after a life of meaninglessness. ...

Going Round the Benz published by Danse Macabre
 by B. B. Riefner
An arrogant American soloing in Italy confronts what he believes is an obvious mistake on the part of one driver in a major accident. Ignorant of history and ethnic rivalries he changes his perspectiv...

Mind Travels and Three Stories: for Kindle Readers
 by B. B. Riefner
Mind Travels is a collection of stories now available for Kindle download from Amazon.com. Also available, Three Stories for a shorter read. ...


Personal website

Travels With the Bear
Personal Travel Blog

Danse Mcabre Literary Magazine
Novel excerpt: The Effects of Toxic Waste, Used Pampers and Rusty Tin Cans on The Grape Soda and Rainbows, from a novel entitled, The Lawless Years

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I just released a book of short storied called: Mind Travels. It is available through Create Space(Title ID 3538487), on Amazon and for Kindle.

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