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"There are days like that. Everybody you meet is a dope. You begin to look at yourself in the glass and wonder." - Raymond Chandler www.soderbergbooks.com

    


  Born in Brattleboro Vermont, raised in Westchester County NY, I  attended High school in Newtown Connecticut  and worked eight months as a psychiatric aide at Fairfield mental hospital for the criminally insane. I joined the Navy in 1967, and for the first time sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge in a destroyer escort in 1967 during "The summer of love." I was in Southeast Asia from Feb. 28 '68, after two years, returned Feb. 29, '70. I received my AA from the College of Marin, and in '72 went commercial fishing in Alaska. At the College of Marin, I majored in journalism, and economics, continuing on to  SF State. From '73 to '87 sold automobiles, everything from VW to RR, Bentley and Mazeratti.1988. I joined the Navy's Special Boat Unit X 1 in Vallejo, and went to Bahrain during the Iraq/Iran war. In '89, I went back to sea with the Navy's MSC as a Civilian Merchant Marine, and '90 part of Dessert Shield/Dessert storm. In between ships, I worked as a Hollywood Extra, and joined SAG in '95. In '91, I started shipping on oil tankers for Chevron. In 1999, I began shipping on high speed commercial container ships to Asia. In 2007 published Uncharted waters. In 2012 December Seven, the second day of Infamy. I continue to write, and live between Bangkok and San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Summer of '72, Haight Ashbury to Alaska,  published by American Book, will be released July 15, 2010

Three young men and a gritty, hard-edged captain are shoehorned

into a 32-foot fishing boat in the vast, cold waters of Alaska. This

is the setting for the fascinating reminiscences of Ted Soderberg

about his long summer college vacation in 1972. Jaded with

the remnants of psychedelic hippie life in San Francisco, Ted

chooses to spend the summer months not living the easy life onthe beaches of Cancun or St Petersburg, but enduring the harsh,

exhausting conditions onboard a commercial purse seiner in

Southern Alaska.

Hilarious and awe-inspiring by turns, Soderberg narrates the story


The Summer of '72 ,from Haight Ashbury to Alaska, will be released July15, 2010

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Birth Place: Brattleboro, VT USA

Accomplishments: I was born in Brattleboro Vermont, raised in Westchester County New York and Fairfield County Connecticut, and after high school headed West. For two years was stationed in southeast Asia during the Vietnam war and attended the college of Marin in Kentfield Ca. and SF State. For thirteen years sold "High ticket' automobiles, and after a motorcycle accident returned to the Navy as a crew member in a Special Boat unit, and participated in the Iraq/Iran war in Bahrain. For six months worked at KTIM in San Rafael Ca as an Account executive, and decided to go back to sea. Today I continue to sail as a merchant marine as an active member of the SUP,(Sailors Union of the Pacific),two two honorable discharges from the United States Navy, plus a member of AFTRA,(American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, and SAG, plus a member of the Commonwealth Club since 1972. For twenty years, I worked as a part-time film and TV extra. For two years, I worked in Hollywood, and can be seen in many films: Basic Instinct, The Dead pool, The Rock...plus loads of TV shows: NYPD Blue, Coach, Mad About You, and Nash Bridges.... Also an active VVA member, I put many years of service in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine to good use in my engaging novel, Uncharted Waters, set during Operation Desert Shield, and Storm.
     



Books

Uncharted Waters by Theodore Carl Soderberg
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December Seven, The Second Day of Infamy by Theodore Carl Soderberg
From Homer Alaska’s Kachemak Bay, the Straits of Malacca, to Bangkok haunts, a terror plot has been conceived against the West by an unlikely group of pirates, Islamic Jihadists, blued eyed Muslims, and Middle East oil money in a sophisticated web. Bander Salat spearheads the attack, but is ill prepared against Jack and his crew. Jack, a hardened Vietnam vet, merchant sailor goes globe-trotting fr...
  

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Short Stories

HITCHHICKING
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
A young man hits the road in search of vehicular transportation...


Excerpt from The Summer of '72
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Slowly, the Ranger pushed ahead at six knots, then we were able to see the outline of a boat through the driving rain, and sure enough, sitting dead in the water was the green hull of the Cutty Sark. ...


Second day of Infamy
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Splashing its way through Hong Kong streets awash in tropical rain, a limo stops at Peninsula Hotel as people frantically maneuver to escape the torrent. Jack fumbles with an umbrella; the driver s...


Chapter 1
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Chapter One Not unlike many other small boys, I was drawn to water from my earliest memories. As a four-year-old child, I can still recall a carnival in Yonkers, New York, that had a boat ...


Summer of '72
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
“North to Alaska, they’re going north, the rush is on.” Lyrics such as these and visions of untold riches and adventure have fueled man’s desire to reach Alaska since the 1800s. The motivation for thi...



Articles

Fairy Tale- Press Democrate-Feb 10
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
The national debt is $16.5 trillion. America isn't just broke, we are seriously in debt. President Barack Obama loves to tell people what they want to hear; it would be refreshing to hear the truth. H...


More to the issue than guns, 12/20 SF Examiner
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Sure, guns are a big part of the problem, but what about the rest of the issue? In the past 20 years, Hollywood has doubled down on violence, yet I don’t see anyone going after the Quentin Tarantinos ...


Bangkok Post entry- 27/10
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
I don't blame the Bangkok Post readership for having a distorted view of President Barack Obama when all they know is what they read from the liberal media - AP, the New York Times, etc - from the lik...


Debate-Press democrate, Santa Rosa, Ca.-09/04
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
letter to editor...


Hooked on Oil-Press Democrat, )3/19
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Hooked on oil EDITOR: You don’t create energy from nothing. Energy creates energy, and until America comes up with a viable alternative to oil, it will be at a considerable disadvantage to th...


SF examiner- Alternative rail solutions
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Alternative rail solutions Japan, China and Europe have benefited greatly from high-speed rail, because densely populated areas want fast mobility. Although the idea sounds gr...


Cut expenses-SF Examiner Jan 8
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
California needs to cut, cut, cut expenses. Since when does state government owe you a living beyond basic services? Since when does it have to be comfortable to be unemployed? While I’m at it, let's ...


Bangkok post/Dec 1/Obama is all ideology and no common sense
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Obama is all ideology and no common sense. Responding to the Bangkok Posts running of NYT syndicated columinist....


Osama not armed-SF Examiner. 05/05
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
What's the difference if Osama Bin laden was armed or not, his murderous minions have their hands on the on the trigger 24/7. Obama did not deserve the courtesy of normal rules of engagement! As for ...


It's Trade stupid! SF Examiner, 12/06
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Until we can get a handle on trade Jobs will continue to decline in the US.Trade needs to be revamped, tariffs need to be put in place, and incentives brought home for American industry. Americans nee...


Happy Meals-USA Today-11/17/10
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Of course, everyone wants to put the health of children first, but this shouldn't come at the expense of common sense. Introducing unwanted government legislation into the lives of families is a...


drownding in liberalism,SFExaminer-11/05
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
It's a long story how a conservative like myself wound up in San Francisco from New York; suffice it to say that during the summer of love in '67, instead of turning on,dropping out and listening to t...


Ripping good yarn in the Viktor Bout saga- Bankok post, Oct,17
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
I really can't blame Thailand for being reluctant to surrender such a famous celebrity as Viktor Bout ... a celebrity who speaks six languages, has reportedly had tango lessons in South America, used ...


China-Human rights,11/10/-Bangkok Post,
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Newspaper section: News Of late, China has had an abundance of headline problems: natural disasters, Kyoto, environmental degradation, gray market, along with property bubbles, and Jap...


What's wrong here? SF Examiner-08/13
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Cars are backed up at the new temporary bus terminal site, because car lane have been replaced with bus lanes. At 1st and mission, ground braking and demolition starts today for the new Transbay termi...


SF Examiner, 07/25. Spending like a drunk'n sailor!
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Today everyone get's upset by character descriptions both negative and positive, and is ready to get a rope. I have sailed around the world many times, and have been known to take a drink .I have sail...


Vehicles are dangerous too! -SFExamniner 06/17
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Vehicles are dangerous too! “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time” is the hackneyed saying from the old “Beretta” cop show. Yet it makes good sense in San Francisco, where no...


SF Supervior Work Furlough/ Sf Examiner 05/30/10
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
With a scarcity of money in San Francisco's coffers, many ideas have been used to curtail spending and increase revenue. Work furloughs for employees's seem to be a relatively painless and popular ...


International Herald Tribune- May, 20/10
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
I have been visiting Thailand regularly since 2004, and I’ve watched the political tension increase. From what I can tell, Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister, has been funding the red shirt...


All powerful Mother Nature /International Herald Trib. 04/20
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
All powerful Mother Nature Miles of gritty polluting volcanic ash travels across the Atlantic to Europe, upsetting airplane traffic around the world, and health concerns rise. It makes all t...


Bob Herbert -NY Times in a reprint in BBk post, replied by me
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
BOB ON HIS HIGH HORSE Are Republicans really bearers of hate, and Democrats spreaders of love, peace and goodwill? Surely Bob Herbert (BP, Commentary, Mar 24) hasn't forgotten the hate dire...


Nuclear for clean air! Bangkok Post, 12/08/09
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Contrary to what Nobel economist Paul Krugman believes, I'm afraid he is very naive! Assuming all the information about climate change from global warming theorists is correct, the solution is not in...


Obama's day of reckoning-NY Times August 24
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Finally Paul Krugman (“Obama’s trust problem,” Views, Aug. 22) has figured out what Republicans have known all along: President Obama can’t be trusted. He will say whatever his audience wants to hear....


The visa run
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Just when you thought your troubles were over Get up early, catch a cab to Central and wait for a bus to Poipet, Cambodia, a ritual I know is filled with the yin and yang for the foreign...


08/01/09 Bangkok post
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Insulting diplomacy Beer diplomacy is an insult to every blue-collar working man, and President Obama should know better. Sure Professor Henry Louise Gates Jr and Sergeant James Crowley are ...



News

Reality show
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
My reality show concept Central Casting is a finalist in the Reality TV Format Awards. http://www.realitytvformatawards.com/results-1.php ...


The summer of '72 now at B & N Nook $9.99
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Now avaiable on Nook...


Now on Amazon Kindle $2.99- Uncharted Waters
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Uncharted Waters is about a ship that slammed into an underwater seamount 9 miles off the coast of Oman during Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm, and the men aboard that overcame adverse conditio...


Writers Digest Honorable mention
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Honorable mention for Uncharted waters in the TV/ Movie Category...


I am thrilled. Out of 11,800 entries
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Uncharted waters, has been awarded 80 place in Television/Movie Script category of the 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition...


Another great review!
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
The Summer of '72 from haight Ashbury to Alaska...


Author interview
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
www.scribd.com/.../Books-In-Sync-Author-Spotlight-Intervie...


The Summer of '72, from Haight Ashbury to Alaska- on kindle
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Check it out, only $9.95 at Amazon!...


Uncharted Waters, at Barnes & Noble Nook!
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
It's not everyday you can chronicle your own shipwreck! ...


Screenplay adaptation of Uncharted waters
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Go to Amazon studio!...


Review for the Summer of '72,Haight Ashbury to Alaska
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
The Summer of 72: Haight Ashbury to Alaska Theodore Carl Soderberg American Book Publishing (May 15, 2010) 978-1589826151 276 pages $19.95 Reader’s Choice Rating  Theodore...


Newtown Bee, Newtown Conn. Press release
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
If anyone in town has been wondering what Theodore Carl Soderberg was up to the summer of 1972, you can find out in his newest memoir, The Summer of '72, Haight-Ashbury To Alaska. Theodore attended Ne...


Release date of May 15, 2010-The Summer of '72 from Haight ashbury to Alask
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
On a college break in 1972, I left my books and San Francisco, and rode to Seattle, and there I boarded a commercial salmon boat for Alaska. My only regret is not bringing a camera! ...


The Summer of'72-Haight Ashbury to Alaska
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
“Splashes of silver shone in the seine as it went up to the power block atop the rigging, and returned to the wood deck ready to be stacked on the stern. We had done it—the silver splotches th...


Presidential shoes
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
At all future speaking engagements for President Bush the Secret service will instruct audience members that only flip flops will be permitted....


Bangkok Post, Dec 02/08- Paridise to Purgatory
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Paradise to purgatory Beautiful water with white sandy beaches, a growing economy with smiling friendly people, investment potential beyond your wildest dreams, and a proud royal tradit...


I have broke ranks with my POD publisher.
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Publish America worked fine for me, but I have moved on to American Book...thus far I am satisfied. At the moment I am going through the edit of Summer of 72, and am very impressed at the edititorial ...


It's only just begun-Nightmare scenario,SF Chronicle,Insight,Nov.2/08
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Editor - As polls continue to favor Sen. Barack Obama, Wall Street will continue to slide. If Obama wins, on Nov. 5 the stock market crash will make the Great Depression look like a picnic. ...


Here Comes the Change!
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
CHECK WITH THE RED CROSS, AND SEE IF YOU ARE PREPARED!...


Who Said it?
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
REVERAND JERIMIAH WRIGHT WAS BARACK OBAMAS REVERAND FOR TWENTY YEARS. MY QUESTION IS THIS; HOW COULD A HARVARD GRAD HEAR A SERMON OF HATE FOR TWENTY YEARS AND NOT GET THE MESSAGE? HERE'S THE ANSWER. ...


Obama Wall Street Crash
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
As polls continue to favor Obama, Wall street will continue to fall, and on November 5th be prepared for the crash that will make the Great Depression look like a fun time....


Obama born in America?
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Until Obama can prove he was born in the United States why waste time thinking he is a canidate?...


SFExaminer,Sarah Palin, 09/03/08
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
"Experience beyond question"...


International Herald Tribune,Palin,09/05/08
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Published letter to editor...


Bangkok Post-US always faulted,09/02/08
 by Theodore Carl Soderberg
Response to Alfie Haupt, by Theodore Carl Soderberg...


Links

Uncharted Waters...
During Operation Desert Storm my ship struck an under water seamount. This is a factual treatment with enchanced characterisation, resulting in entertainment for both the novice and seasoned sailor.


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Uncharted Waters


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VVA Member Theodore Carl Soderberg puts his many years of service in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine to good use in his engaging novel Uncharted Waters,which is set during Operation Desert Storm. Look for my new book "Summer of '72 Haight Ashbury to Alaska" in the summer of 2008.

 
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