Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
In just a matter of days around the beginning of July I will have been in my current employment twenty years, a milestone. The guy who hired me all those years ago is still a close personal friend of mine, and so is his wife. His wife has been battling cancer for over a year now, she won a few battles but its back and they found out last Tuesday it has entered her brain. My family and I traveled a bit north this weekend to visit my friends, it was great but it was hard in ways I can’t begin to explain. This is the man that gave me chance to have a stable job for all these years. The guy who took a chance on me. I still vividly remember sitting in the interview with him thinking “I hope I get this job even if it is only in the warehouse, within six months I can find something better, I just really need a job right now.” I had a baby girl at home, a wife and a thirty year mortgage, not to mention just getting by.
This job which didn’t allow me to further my education but which had a library down the street did get me into reading, reading a lot! I thought many times that if couldn’t go to school that it didn’t mean I couldn’t further my education on my own, so I read any and everything. Through the following years and through the urging of the book club ladies I am now not just still employed at the same place but I am a published author. I have found my passion. Along the way I got divorced and re-married to Wonder Woman, and have two small boys from that heavenly union, more Passion!! To see my friend and knowing that a major part of his passion is about to lose the war and pass on to my heavenly fathers care and leave my friend behind, is bitter sweet to say the least.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Lone Ranger wore one, Zorro wore one, Batman wears one, they wear them for Mardi Gras, and as children we all enjoyed getting up and wearing a mask. The masks are a symbol for my true fascination which isn’t so much the mask you can put on but the mask you wear for the world every day in public.
We all do it. Very few people are truly what you see is what you get type of people. Most everyone wears a mask of one sort or another. The masks we wear are every bit as elaborate as the ones on my Pinterest board.
My point is that you truly don’t get to really know the people in your life unless you invest the time to get to know them. Do things with them. Play with them. Even then many of the people we know are hiding things we would never imagine. There are those who think they are wearing masks but we see them as they are anyways (I love those people – They are fun to screw with.) There are those people who change their masks right in front of you, or at work, or as they walk into church on Sunday morning.
The HMS Hood
This bridge has been featured in more films than Kevin Bacon!! My favorites include “Kate and Leopold” because it involves time travel and the Godzilla movie where Godzilla didn’t look anything like what he is supposed to but does end up trying to cross the bridge.
Notice the skyline in these pictures, and the absence of sky scrapers. With all this city has been through over the years the Brooklyn Bridge is still there!
Just like the above pictures may cause some pangs for our allies across the ocean in the UK.
But just as with 911, I am sure there are those of us who will never forget. I still post History Tidbits not cause hard feelings but so we can remember, for some to learn, so we may not repeat the Past.
Remember this weekend my book “Whisper”, a time traveling tale about a Navy ship will be on sale for .99 cents through the Memorial Day weekend. Some people have said it is a Love Story, I still contend its Science Fiction Action Adventure.
May God Bless and have a Safe Holiday!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
A ragged sigh left his lips and he tossed the uniform to the floor. He wiped the dirt and grime off his skin with a soft cloth. The water turned brown. Dried blood flaked off him and landed to float on the surface of the murky water. He couldn’t take his eyes away from the bowl. The liquid swirled, making his stomach churn.
Derac’s knees collapsed from under him and he landed hard on the floor. He dragged the cloth down his face in an attempt to wash the mines and everything from his memory. Nothing helped. When he closed his eyes he saw the tortured and starved faeries and Kie panicking in the dark.
He scrambled to his feet and dumped the murky water out the window. Full of clean water again, Derac plunged his face into it. Using the pitcher, he poured more water over his head. The dirt, he had to be rid of it. All of it.
Derac straightened and squeezed the excess water from his hair. Dried blood, chunks of dirt, and who knew what else turned the water to a thick mud. He threw the contents out the window again and wiped the bowl clean.
He yanked his brush from his pack and raked it through his black tresses. Tears stung his eyes. He told himself it was the tangles in his hair but it was a lie. How many faeries had died before the team could rescue them? How many lost their innocence at the hands of a dwarf?
Derac fell to his knees and bowed his head toward the open window. Moonlight poured in, but it did little to dispel the chill he felt in his bones.
Kie willingly entered the place of her childhood nightmares. How did she muster the courage? Why wasn’t she a wreck like him? He pulled on her strength and forced himself back to his feet. Breaking down was not going to help anyone.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012