I worked all through yesterday and am working all day today,
(Ill and injured folks need blood every hour)
but I wanted to wish all my cyber friends the very best life has to offer!
The practice of gratitude can help retrain your brain to help reorient it out of despair.
Gratitude helps us realize that our challenges are not the only things in our lives at any given moment
and that, even in the most extreme situations, there are still things for which to be grateful.
Lucas, my strange socially adapted sociopath, has spoken to me in how to recuperate from my massive heart attack.
Have any of your fictional characters counseled you in the past?
Let me know.
BEEN WONDERING WHERE I'VE BEEN?
I won the Trifecta no one wants to!
A massive heart attack.
(Heart at 35% efficiency)
High blood pressure
I can afford six of the eight pills.
The other 2 cost $600 a month each!
When I told the doctor I could not
afford that much monthly,
he looked at me like he had
never heard those words in that order!
Say a prayer and maybe buy an audio book
I've had a good run.
Thanks for being my friends.
Do you know what galvanized President Regan
to work so hard for world peace?
A TV movie.
I have been finding it hard to write about
feeling too much like Nero
fiddling while Rome burned.
Scientific studies indicate that those
who are not so empathic
can enjoy horror movies more
than those who feel more
negatively about those in torment.
What do you think?
Stephen King wrote:
"I think people do kind of gravitate towards horror stories when times are tough, and times are scary."
Are you finding writing
harder these days?
A former TV executive says why She Hulk appears bland and Ally McBeal seemed vibrant is
the latter's side characters "popped" with life while She Hulk's seem one dimensional and fade away in the background.
Is that true?
Present scenes that give them access to speak from their hearts and share their
life’s journeys, dreams, and goals.
WHAT MAKES THEM SMILE?
Nothing reveals the personalities of your side characters more than what makes them smile or laugh.
WHAT EVENT INFLUENCED THEM THE MOST?
Was it political, health-related, or romantic? How did she/he rebound from it? Or did she/he never recover?
WHAT ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTS THEM?
It will only take a small scene of outrage in their actions or sobs in their throats that will etch their nature in your readers' mind and delineate them from one another.
WHAT IS THE DISTINCTIVE PATTERN TO THEIR LIVES?
It is fascinating to see how subtly good authors weave the actions of their side characters in the lives of the others. Many of the crises in great books derive from the clashing patterns of the side characters.
Oh, when I was homeless for 7 months after hurricanes Laura and Delta, this is how I listened to books.
It soon turns into a Blood Moon:A Navajo shifter appears on her doorstep with a life-threatening mystery along with untrustworthy estranged relatives.
Then, her mother goes missing.
What is happening?
And could Life please make
her troubles take a number?
If you like Norse Mythology, Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series, and mystery,
you will be wowed by Coyote Calling.
Hurricane Katrina was among the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States,
and it made landfall in New Orleans today in 2005.
The federal government and President George W. Bush were roundly criticized for what was perceived as their slow response to the disaster.
The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Michael
Brown, resigned amid the ensuing controversy.
Two weeks later, Hurricane Rita, the forgotten hurricane, destroyed Cameron Parish and nearly destroyed my town of Lake Charles.
Hurricane Rita was the most intense tropical cyclone on record
in the Gulf of Mexico and the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever
Police made at least two stops with Paul Pelosi in custody before bringing him to jail following a May 28 crash.
He had more than 2 hours to burn off alcohol in his
system before investigators took a blood sample.
The maximum prison sentence for an insider trading violation is now 20 years.
The maximum criminal fine for individuals is now $5,000,000.