Why would we need a disclaimer to the material published here on BigShotsNow, the blog? Because we live in a crazy world where people will believe the most preposterous stuff and think it to be true fact. Since I write every word and take every photo used on this site I can confidently make the following statement about the articles I post.

This is a work of fiction. Each and every one. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Although the author and publisher have made every effort to ensure that the information in the posts was correct at press time, the author and publisher do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.

And one more thing. This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

As in all satire if you are urged to do something incredibly unwise you are advised to use sound judgment and consult an expert in that field before attempting that activity, whether it be medical, psychological, spiritual or any other kind of activity ending in “al” that you can come up with. These are stories based on imagination, satire, and whimsy. There is no such place as “The Institute”, nor is “The Director” a real person, nor are any of the various characters in these stories based on a real person or persons unless I say they are. Any situations or occurrences described here are not based on true life occurrences. If they appear to be, that is strictly coincidental and are not to be confused with real events and in no way are they to be considered representational of any event.

Occasionally there will be an event that is advertised nationally and the event and some people connected to the event may be mentioned by name. I may add fictitious descriptions or comments to the story about the event. This is standard procedure when writing satire.

So there you are. You are now disclaimed to. Thank you for your attention.