Sunday, May 26, 2013

Why do I Write ?


     I believe I write to convey valuable information on things I have learned to others. To me, it just makes sense to pass the things I have learned, or information about the things which have befallen me to others, a bit like placing fluorescent road signs around a pothole in the road which damaged my car's axle.  There is a phenomenon which is occurring of which you should be aware.  In this era, with computers, accessible television on phones,  phones which can access the weather, and buy food for delivery all at once, rather than average people becoming more informed concerning the happenings in the world, they have become less informed. The sad irony of this is that these wonderful gifts of access which have come with the internet have caused many people to think and create less, actually read less, obsess about internet games, or simply twitter like fools in grade school to one another.
              This has very negative fallout for our nation, and possible for the entire world.  A number of television programs in the US have interviewed workers, and found than many of them don't know the name of the Vice President.  They don't know who the Speaker of the House is. They have no idea how our US governmental systems work, and they don't care.
             I am not a political person, and I never have been, but two cases recently have occurred in which a systematic attempt at intimidation have occurred.  Ordinary people need to develop some outrage at these cases.  Our rights to criticize and complain about specific actions in local or federal government are at risk.

             One such case is the matter of Brandon Raub :

These are my prior posts from one of my other blogs on this matter:



         The other important case is the matter of Eileen Hart :

These are my posts which concern the Hart case:


       Both cases have in common that here in the United States on both a Federal level and on a local level that egregious abuses of power have occurred at that ordinary good citizens who were each speaking their minds, as used to to guaranteed under the US Constitution, each suffered difficult and traumatic events at the hand of government.   The government exists to protect and to serve the people. They must not live in fear of government.

      We have very little time in which to reverse such happenings in the United States before we become not only a Nanny State, but a Police State, as well.    Please read these posts with the evolving story of both of these cases.

      America, as it once existed, is worth saving.






Thursday, May 16, 2013

Making Use of Opportunities to Promote Books


   Today I am being interviewed by a radio program related to one or both of the books I have written. It's about another half an hour until the hour long interview, which is taped in advance and will air another time.  You would think that since I did my own radio show for a time, that I would be an old hand, but I am not.  I am nervous.  This is interesting because when I was a teen, I was absolutely fearless in terms of speaking in public, debating team types of things, or singing in public if this were necessary.  This is not who I am today.  As I have aged and raised five children, I find I am much more content to allow them time in the limelight, or allow them to have recognition for something they are doing.  I am content for them or for my husband to get recognition, and I am less comfortable with recognition for myself.
            This is not a good thing, because in order to promote a book or books, one must be willing to do whatever promotions are possible, whether it is television, radio, travel, book signings, etc.    I have been slow to accept such opportunities or to properly exploit them.  I have spent my days blogging and worming horses rather than promoting my books.   This will need to change.  Wish me luck !
          I'll let you know when this one airs.