Returning Home

Its almost midnight. I’ve been in Florida since Friday, and here it is almost Tuesday. I have had some fun throughout the weekend but this was a company conference so there was plenty of meetings to be a part of.

Of all the things going through my mind, one thought stands above all; I’m ready to go home. And by that i mean all aspects of home. Work, and seeing how things have gone in my absence. Home, to see my boys and my loving wife whom all I have missed these last few days. But also to take what I have seen and learned and to apply it.

All that said, I hope that my flight home is uneventful and easy. I also hope that once I am home, I can get back into my writings and go from there. I hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

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Saying “Hello” From Florida

I’m up early on a beautiful Saturday morning in the state of Florida. I’m at a resort called Gaylord Palms, which is lovely. I might be staying with some stranger in the double room here but I didn’t figure I would have slept so well.

Yesterday was interesting. If you have read my previous post, you would know that yesterday I flew for the first time. Went from Abilene Regional Airport to the DFW, connected flight to florida. The flights both went very well, though I thought my ears were going to burst on the descent into florida.

Now I’m going to go and get started on all the wonderful events I’m here for. Catch you all on Tuesday once I’ve returned!

Apprehensive

Today is the first time I will have ever flown. I’m apprehensive, but also excited at the same time.

The mixed feelings stem from a long wish to fly the world and a real worry caused by years of news of missing or crashing flights. I cant remember if it was the first Final Destination or one of the subsequent ones, but in it the very first scene involved a plane crash of some type. So I image that a lot of people are equally as mixed about flying as I am.

I’m just hoping that both flights today and my one for next week are all equally uneventful and fun.

Wish me luck!

I’m Not Dead

“I can’t believe I died last night. Oh God I’m dead again” Type O Negative.

My writer died. Well, kind of. The muse croaked for a few months, was replaced just yesterday. Today, the old muse is alive but she hasn’t started kicking much, yet, and the new one just said “Oh hell no!”

But it has been far too long since I’ve been able to post on here. So maybe some updates are in order.

I’m no longer keeping anything up on Wattpad. That’s right, Wattpad is dead to me. It focuses far too much on those who already get reads and never enough for those starting out. Basically, testing the waters failed miserably.

My novel project, “Waking Dream” is on hiatus. At least I can restructure my writing habits and the story itself where I’m stuck at, anyways. I’m currently working on a short story for publication in the future, as well as trying to get back into my old posting habits. We shall see on that one, right?

Anyways, when life gives you lemons and you can’t make lemonade, at least tell life to piss off so you can do the fun stuff!

Testing Wine…

Red wine and heart health, is it true?
I can’t give you a definitive answer without first looking at the case studies. A short Google search of “Is red wine really good for you [r health]” will pull up a few results stating that yes, in moderation, it “can” be good for you.

But doesn’t mean I liked the first couple of bottles I’ve tried over the years!

I’ve never been much of a drinker. I’d enjoy a few whiskey and cokes a year, but that had always been my limit before. But can I say I avoid all alcohol? No. Fancy dinners can call for a nice glass or two, especially at Olive Garden (or other places similar in style) when you know you’re spending a pretty penny with your significant other.

But I never was a big fan of red or white wines. Whites are a no go for me, period. Just can’t stand them, their taste or texture or flavor. But I have started to become somewhat adjusted to reds. Somewhat, because I haven’t tried more than a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot.

I have found one that tastes easily enough on the pallet and isn’t half bad for an after taste. It’s a Spanish table wine called Sangeria. In short sips it went well, and isn’t strong enough for a buzz in a single glass, which is good for me. Maybe after getting used to wine, I can try to sample into other styles and find some that go well with the healthier foods I do need to start eating before too long, but that’s some time off.

Do you have a favorite wine to share? I’d love to hear about it, or your thoughts on the supposed health benefits of red wine in general!

Saturday Updates

I guess updates are a Saturday kind of thing for me. So let’s get this thing a rollin’, shall we?

Today, I have posted chapter 3 of Waking Dream on Wattpad. Eventually I will get the tags done right and try to start drawing in readers. But let me summarize the kind if book it is below.

Waking Dream is a fantasy adventure novel, with a strong reliance on personal introspection and character growth, as well as some metaphysical themes that draws into question about reality as a whole.

The main character is David, who lived in our world. As he waits to see his longtime love for a date, he suddenly feels weak, and falls. Instead of Falling to the ground, he is pulled through the void to wake in a world completely different from our own. A world of magic and mystery. He feels that he is pushed to some unmentioned destiny, as angels, demons and other metaphysical beings try to return him to his true home.

How he survives, and where he goes, is all on learning to control his powers and his reality as a whole.

You can find the Wattpad version here.

Novel News:

Waking Dream has finally surpassed the 25k words mark! Current word count is at 25,095! I feel that I’m only about a quarter of the way through the books story, so I have quite a ways to go.

I have two current covers designated for the book, but those will be changed over time as the book progresses, or until I get an awesome artist to render me a strong cover. The cover designs are below.

Yes, the second version was literally made completely by yours truly. I don’t use art programs as much as I used to so it’s not perfect, but I will eventually get the design down and done right.

You can read the teaser chapter I released almost two weeks ago here for a better perspective about the deeper themes available in the book. And as always, I would love to hear what you guys think!

Learn Your Lesson; Post-Election Research for the Uninitiated

Riots in the streets, Donald Trump in the sheets!


I’m sure there are a lot of articles covering this particular topic, but maybe it’s time to set some ground rules down for all them liberal Yankees who thinks tearing up their home towns is such a great way to prove a point. These rules are as follows.

  1. Research and Learn:
  • Your choices
  • Voting Right
  • Electoral College and how it counts

     2. Learn to be a Good Player

Because smashing cop cars is so totally earning you brownie points with the government.

     3. Follow previous rules for EVERY ELECTION.

I didn’t vote. I will admit that, but I will be watching my state, the Senate and Congress and will be registering to vote at my next conceivable convenience. That is how you deal with politics. Be a voter, be active in your political party and don’t just go with the flow.

I don’t agree with all of Donald Trump’s stated policies but I also don’t agree with the politically charged media. They have been trying to slander President-elect Trump’s campaign ever since the primaries. Clinton had the email scandal pop up twice but she also did not have an actual call to action either. I think she had a catchphrase, but it was complacency that actually did her in.

But now we all have to live with the choices that have been made. Or move out of our wonderful country. But that latter part is pretty counter-productive and pointless. Instead, let’s make our voices heard through votes, and to support and build up our nation starting from home and hearth and going upward.

Oh, and them there’s this…

For more information:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/us/politics/how-does-the-electoral-college-work.html

One list of several quotes from Donald Trump on the issues and his stances on them: http://www.ontheissues.org/Donald_Trump.htm

Other Resources:

Literally EVERYTHING you could need to know about how the United States works and what they have available to you. https://www.usa.gov/