I’m reposting this interview author Clancy Tucker conducted with me here on the blog, so you can read all of the fun questions and answers! I hope you enjoy. If you have any other questions for me, please post them in the comments section and I’ll do my best to answer! (more…)
Hello My Friends,
I’m going to try something different! I have been talking with you every week for about six months, and I hope you enjoyed the topics I shared with you.
Starting with the next phase of posting, I will focus more deeply on topics relating to subjects I find interesting, like action and adventure, archaeology, archaeological action and adventure, expeditions and discoveries, explorers, ghosts, magic, time travel, the supernatural and paranormal, myths and legends, fiction and non-fiction authors’ books, TV shows and movies relating to the topic of the month. You get the idea!
My blogs will be more in-depth, longer, and (more…)
Usually, I try to include a picture reflecting each week’s blog, but I saw this carefree photo and it made me happy, so I’m sharing it.
I was thinking about a good topic to talk about with you this week, and I ran across some “sayings” that I thought were funny, or clever, or inspirational when I found them. I thought I’d share a few of them with you, and if any of them strike you as interesting or thought-provoking, send me a comment and tell me what you think.
Here’s the first one: I always thought the name “Bluetooth” was unusual, and I wondered how (more…)
It’s time for us to get together again! This week I’d like to talk about writer’s block and what happens to make our minds go as blank as the white page in front of us. Plus, I present a possible writer’s block cure!
Now, for me, so far, that hasn’t been a problem. I am blessed with a vivid imagination and lots of stories I want to tell. But what happens when that well of stories dries up? Take these blogs, for instance. Every week, I must find (more…)
I appreciate all the kind remarks and comments I’ve received over the past few months since the launch of my weekly blog. Thank you all, very much.
I’ve been doing all the talking lately, so this week—and into the future if you feel the notion—I would love to hear more from you. Tell me what you think about hummingbirds being so trusting when they are trapped that they’ll let a person hold them and carry them to safety. Do you have any stories about wild birds or animals who trusted you? Tame ones, too.
What about people who inspired you? I had people in my life who encouraged me, made me believe I could, when I thought I probably couldn’t. Do you, or did you, have a friend, a teacher, a mentor, anyone to show you the way, so you wouldn’t have to carve a new path on your own? Those people are blessings in our life we might not even recognize or appreciate at the time. If they are still available to you, now might be a good time to thank them. I mean this sincerely, don’t wait until it’s too late. I have learned never to let words of appreciation go unsaid.
Speaking of teamwork, have you learned it’s better to cooperate with others of like mind rather than struggle alone to re-invent the wheel? That one takes some doing if you like to work on your own, but trust me, brainstorming opened new avenues of possibilities I couldn’t imagine before. Plus, you get the added bonus of friendships. I would love to hear how you accomplished something greater by working in partnership with someone else.
Do you have a favorite story or legend that captured your imagination? I loved the stories of Merlin and King Arthur when I was growing up. How about you?
My favorite musical instrument to play is the banjo. Love bluegrass. I also like to play Irish fiddle music. What’s your favorite instrument (whether you can play it or not!)?
Last month, I wrote about my favorite pet names. I forgot that it was two generations ago (yikes!) that I saw the movie A Streetcar Named Desire. It’s the one where Marlon Brando yelled “Stella!” I thought it was a pretty good name for calling a dog to come back to me, but I realized that many of you probably never heard of the author, Tennessee Williams, or the 1950s movie. Time does fly!
So, these are my thoughts for this week’s posting. I hope you enjoyed spending this time with me, and I would very much like to hear what you have to say.
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Hello again. I hope you had a fantastic Labor Day Weekend Holiday!
I included a video this week where I talk about my life in metaphysics, and why I like to write about the supernatural.
If you’ve read A Shadow Away, my mission statement, or my weekly blogs, you will notice I have a very positive outlook on life. Things happen to us, of course, but if we dig deeply enough into the underlying causes of most accidents, coincidences, or unhappy events — happy ones, too — an explanation will usually present itself.
“They” say, “Nothing happens in life without a reason.” I’ve also been told, and found out for myself, that “Every problem that comes to you, comes with a gift in its hands.” Which means, we always learn something from what life hands us. I believe it was Richard Bach, in his book Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who wrote this piece of wisdom. I’ve turned to that thought often in my life.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I was brought up with a metaphysical outlook on life, and it gives me a great deal of comfort to know that things usually turn out for the good, or how they were meant to be, even though it doesn’t look that way to me at the time.
Our world is experiencing a great deal of tumult on many levels in this new Age of Aquarius. We no longer live in the safe world I knew growing up, and I don’t envy young people the problems they are facing today. But the interesting thing is that the young people of today give me a great deal of encouragement. They are stronger, smarter, more gifted than the kids I knew growing up. We had different problems to deal with, and we handled them the best way we could. Kids today seem ready to face their challenges and rise to them with intelligence and grace. I do believe what was said about the idea that we are not given more to bear than we can handle.
There are exceptions to that idea, of course. But even perceived failures or losses can, with some introspection, become learning experiences for us.
Anyway, that’s why I like to write about other dimensions, science, and magic, and the supernatural, because I want to share the idea that there is no end to life. Forms change, but life goes on. Science is even proving that energy and matter are the same thing at the quantum level. Nothing is lost. That gives me comfort when I think of loved ones who have moved on.
I like to write positive stories that take you, and me too, on adventures with exciting action, a touch of magic, and a bit of romance as adventurer Alex Cort joins eccentric archaeologist Andrew Seaton and Angel, a young woman with her own kind of magic.
Join me on adventures to explore lost cities of legends like El Dorado and Atlantis. It’s a lot of fun!
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