Michael Zomber Opens Up About His Passions In Online Interview

 

As an American author with a deep understanding of oriental culture, Michael Zomber wrote Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan. Available in electronic format and paperback, this novel focuses on samurai warriors who launch an uprising against the unpopular Shoguns. In an online interview that was posted on the iUniverse portal, Zomber talks about this book. For example, he reveals why he is so passionate about Japanese culture. The podcast that was launched on the iUniverse system surely explains Zomber’s fascination with samurai traditions.

For most of his adult life, Michael Zomber has been collecting antique weapons from all over the world. Most of all, he brags about having traditional samurai swords that were probably used in fierce combat centuries ago. Zomber has never hesitated to travel the globe in order to get his hands on a unique weapon that once belonged to samurai warriors. Additionally, he also owns plenty of firearms from various eras of American history. For instance, Zomber has a gun that was once fired by George Washington during the American Revolution. Collecting antique weapons for so many years has surely helped Zomber become an academic expert on the subject. The History Channel has sought his expertise on numerous occasions. Zomber appeared as a guest historian on the network’s programs such as Guns of the Orient and Guns of the Famous. After making numerous appearances on the History Channel, Michael Zomber was strongly inspired to get involved in the multimedia industry.

With the support of his beloved wife Andrea, Michael Zomber was able to successfully open Renascent Films. This independent studio has given Zomber the opportunity to produce films about his passions in life. The Soul of the Samurai was one of the first films that was made by Renascent Films. As the name suggests, this documentary is about samurai traditions such as the Bushido code of honor.

Another piece of work that’s related to Zomber’s passion for Japanese culture is Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai. In this book, Zomber informs the readers about the history of the Christian faith under various intolerant regimes in Japan and other Asian nations.

Securus Technologies Is Changing Inmate Communications

Recently, there have been many concerns raised about the cost and quality of telephone calls for inmates. Though the inmates are in prison for doing something wrong, it is often the family members that also pay the price. The quality of calls is something that is a huge concern. Many report dropped calls, problems with connections, and many hoops to jump through just to get their loved one on the other line. The telephone systems have been poor at best. However, Securus Technologies is going to change all of that.

Video Technology Will End Inmate Communication Issues

Within the past two months, this company has unveiled their plans to use video phone calls for both prisoners and their families. These types of phone calls will allow them to see their children, watch their interactions, and put a face with the voice. While it may not mean much to the people who are not affected by the prison phone systems, those who have had to struggle with communication see it as a miraculous invention.

Seeing Loved Ones On Video Screens Will Change Everything

Often it is the children that suffer the most from their parent’s incarceration. They must, oftentimes, grow up without that parent. Prison is not always the safest place to take a child. Some don’t even live close enough to make the commute each month for visitation. This type of phone calls will allow families to connect even though they are separated by miles. A child will be able to grow up knowing what their parent’s face looks like, and the prisoner will be able to share in monumental moments, like their child’s smile.

Changes Are Forthcoming

The systems are being tested right now and will be installed in prisons across the country soon. These systems should bridge the gap between communication and poor service that so many have been arguing is problematic. It will be a change in the right direction for inmate telecommunications. Since the FCC asked for an investigation into some illegal practices and mandated changes, this is something that the federal agency can get behind.

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