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What Happened to the Good Ole Days, When We’d Hand Crank the Ice Cream Maker

I look back through time to the many implements that run on power, from weed eaters to toothbrushes and everything in between. In fact, there are very few devices that do not use some sort of energy to drive their core, making them easier to operate than their manual counterparts.

Electric power in the form of batteries seems to be the fuel to which we are migrating. What used to be driven by AC (plug in) power were the first to go portable. Drills took the plunge from AC to DC with outstanding results. Soon to follow was gasoline substituted with an alternate fuel, the battery cell. As I recall, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers and now, lawn mowers have all succumbed to portable power. Even our most common mode of transportation, the automobile, has finally developed a practical electric car.

In our day-to-day lives, batteries have grown to play a pivotal role. Batteries run everything from watches, to smart phones, heart monitors, pedometers, IPod & MP3, portable DVDs and the list goes on.

We have electric powered railway engines, battery powered submarines,and other industrial forms of transportation that utilize the all might battery. I wonder what they’ll come up with next, cause I ain’t ready to step aboard a battery powered airliner?

If I continue to write long enough, will they come out with a battery powered desktop computers, and if so, will I still require a battery backup ?  Only time will tell.

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“Slo-Mo-Syndro,” Nothing But a Thing, A Significant Thing, But Just a Thing, None the Less

In the years I’ve been writing, I cannot say I have experienced a full blown case of writer’s block, although what has not skipped my sci-fi encrusted brain is what I  call the “slow motion syndrome.”

With “slow motion syndrome,” writing a paragraph will go something like this. In the first sentence there are no problems and you breeze right through.

With the second sentence, there is a definite pause and you must think before adding the last few words.

In the third sentence, you complete half and slowly finish the sentence one-word-at-a-time.

By-the-time-you-complete-said-paragraph, it-has-been-a-slow-arduous-task-to-say-the-least.

I guess one is just about as bad as the other, of course with S.M.S. you can see some progress, even if it is minuscule.

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Simple Can Take Many Complicated Shapes

I just completed my fifth novel, “Dalon Con.” (The Essence of Time). This was a spin off of a character that appeared for a page or two in an earlier novel, “Eden’s Wake.” It is, also, my first adventure into the world of time travel. Now that “Dalon Con” has been sent to the editor, until the first round of editing is complete, I feel it is my job to begin the next novel that will join the ranks of my arsenal. My first problem with this plan of attack is finding sustainable subject matter so that readers maintain an interest from the first page to the last.

In actuality, this is easier than it sounds. It can be a simple process if you will not over complicate your search and just pay attention to your natural surroundings. For instance, how about a duck-billed platypus? If you take a platypus, reshape his bill, add fangs,and lengthen his legs, you can make this new creation take to the air by adding a pair of wings. A few more exotic changes like this along with well-known creatures or humans and you’ll have an excellent start to your sci-fi, fantasy, or action adventure manuscript. Don’t discount the simplicity that resides around you, it may become the fodder for your next tale, be it a short story or a series of full length novels.

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‘Bout Time to Let it Go, Don’t Ya Think?

I really enjoy writing in my favorite genres,  science fiction, fantasy and action adventure. Part of the fun is inventing different creatures that are only limited to my imagination. This notion easily carries over to real life adventures. Although with me, sometimes I believe we need to determine the difference between actual life and make believe-case in point: Bigfoot.

 I used to enjoy watching the exploits of Bigfoot hunters normally found over the west and pacific North West. Similarly were stories like this furry creature in other cultural lore but about tales of the Yeti and the Abominable Snowman.

These adventurous sightings start dating back decades, over an area that seems to house, what one would believe to be a sizeable population of the creatures, but by the end of this hour-long show, we just miss seeing one of the elusive giant bipeds.

No worries for in the next few days another program that mimics the last Bigfoot search will drag us along on another chase just missing the next fur ball, except on this search we come away with a half dozen, dark, unintelligible pictures that no one but the photographer can figure out what they are seeing.

Once again, not to worry, for they never stop making these programs that always end the same way.

Then, we have the Loch Ness Monster . . . Nuff said.

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Freedom

Once again, it’s the time of year we celebrate the birth of our nation with a holiday we simply refer to as July 4. If you were to track down exact dates, you could start with the American Revolution, which began in April 1775, Jefferson’s first draft of the Declaration of Independence in June 1776, the actual Declaration of Independence, July 2, 1776, or the signing of the document, August 2, 1776.

July 4, was a day for hanging around and putting the final touches on the historical text. The paper, essentially telling England to “back off,” was delivered to Great Britain in November 1776.

Independence is more than just a word; it is a vast concept that we all wish to attain. If we live independent lives, in most cases, we will risk that life to maintain our freedom.

This year, set aside time to realize the many reasons you enjoy the liberties you do and give thanks to those who make/made it possibe.

  • The service men and women who gave their all, including their families who begrudgingly let them go.
  • Police officers, fire fighters and other civil service employees who sacrifice their lives, protecting us from anarchy, as our first responders.

Everyday faces in the crowd who step out to take on injustice. These are the faces of independence which we salute this July 4, 2019, and praise the God that gives us these and innumerable blessings each day!

 

Source: https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-declaration-of-independence/fourth-of-july/

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Demise of the Six Legged Blood Sucker

Many people enjoy life in the city. I prefer a more rural setting. I consider myself blessed to sit in my writer’s room, stare out the window, reveling in God’s creation. It’s amazing how much joy something as simple as a tree can bring, especially when we find ourselves taking them for granted.

Have you ever paid attention to the seemly millions of tiny insects that abound during the summer months? Imagine the creation of the tiny digestive tracts and nervous systems necessary for the survival of each of these tiny creatures. It takes very little thought to bring this concept to beyond mind-boggling.

Of course, you see this time and time again throughout the world we live. So, the next time you step outside and raise a hand (which we will all inevitably do) to swat that biting insect, briefly remember the miracle of creation before you smash the little blood sucker to smithereens.

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Assembling New Worlds

I am often asked why I became a writer. In response, many factors come into play. As a career easily fallen into as an option, in my case, it was something I earnestly worked to accomplish. On many websites that include my bio, you see written a story of a man’s diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis, his loss of employment two months prior, and his ultimate break into the publishing industry with his first novel, Rising TideSince that first b00k, I’ve written three more, all following the same genre of science fiction, fantasy and action adventure through a Christian perspective.

In addition to novels, I also enjoy writing blogs and short stories. My ideas are often driven by daily events, things I see in nature or I may go down any path my imagination decides to lead me. I love to write and enjoy the challenges of bringing a novel from conception, working with my publisher through the editing process, doing rewrites and reading the book many times before taking it to print.

For the future, I have just completed a standalone science fiction novel, tentatively named, Dalon Con, The Essence of Time. It is in the process of being edited and undergoing rewrites and revisions.  It will be the first time I have delved into the world of temporal travel. Once editing is complete, it will move on to the publishing stage.

The fourth novel in the Rising Tide series is a third complete. As of yet named, it continues to push through an immoral world of lawlessness lead by an evil that possesses intelligence. Jump into the fray with Ben and Eve and follow these warriors as they attempt to beat back the evil that has enveloped their world and attempts to overtake the good that remains.

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