Min Min Station

This is my latest book.

Let me give you a taste…


Everything happens for a reason, nothing lasts forever. Welcome to life, where anything goes.


Here I am, sitting on the verandah, with the gun on my lap, and a bullet in the breach.

It is a dry lifeless world out there where once was lush green pastures. The hot dry winds from inland Central Australia are endless

Once, not so many years ago, I had six thousand head of cattle on my 3000 square kilometres of scrub, sand dunes and savannah in the Australian Outback. Then came the  “Big Dry” – the worst drought in a century – which has exhausted the land, forcing the herd to be cut down to less than a 600 and of those 100 went to the abattoir last week. The remaining herd has been impounded by the bank.

So now it’s only me and my gun, with a bullet in the breach.

 I normally employ around 20 staff but they are all gone now. Gone to look for jobs elsewhere, but I think they will find it hard to work on the land as long as the drought remains.

We’ve had five years of below average rainfall, and the two last years have been particularly savage.

It helps with a little bit of madness to raise thousands of high-quality beef cattle in an area like this but, when the rains do arrive, the land springs to life. It is an unbelievable sight to see the arid plains carpeted with grass and wildflowers.

 This country responds dramatically to rainfall. We only need a few inches, and we’re laughing.

Not too much laughing lately. I sit here on the verandah, with the gun on my lap, and a bullet in the breach. It is a sad day, in a sad month, in a sad year.

It will come back to life eventually. No drought lasts forever I keep telling myself, but now it’s too late.


Golovin’s Dream

In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, he said to them, “I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means.”

This is the third book in the series Tales of Earth and Universe. You can read it independently or starting with Your Friendly Alien.

A statement by Walter Cronkite, the late CBS anchor man and broadcast icon often referred to as “the most trusted man in America,” in 1999:

“It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace. To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order…. We cannot defer this responsibility to posterity.” 

In case you wonder what I’m on about let me give you a bit of a background.

My name is Leonard Golovin,  born and bred in “ Little Odessa “ a suburb of New York, Brighton Beach to be exact.  My family originally came from Astrakhan in southern Russia. In March 1919 after my great-great-grandfather joined a failed workers’ revolt against Bolshevik rule, thousands of people were executed by the Cheka under orders from Sergey Kirov.  Read more about it on Amazon Kindle.