Would a delicious little butt warming start the evening off with a bang!?
This post is going to be fun.
Yes, I get some exciting e-mails in response to my novels. Unlike some authors, I am here to respond to questions. While my books are selling better than ever, I still have lots of work to do. “I still have a day job.”
Marketing is paramount in that even with an agent, an author still must market themselves. Why not use e-mails from people like you to talk about my novels and why I write what I do.
In Nudists of Shangri-La Hal and Judy have been married a few years. The novelty of marriage and living with another person has worn off. Some men are driven by their job. They, in fact, are career minded which might be a holdover from the period of time when they were hunter-gatherers. Yes, it is in the breeding.
Hal, the naughty boy, has ignored his lovely wife’s need for love. He has, in fact, neglected his dance partner by not doing the horizontal mambo in several months. Judy stays at home and is feeling pretty put out with her life. Like some ladies, she blames herself. Has she put on a few extra pounds? Why does Hal not find her attractive? Is there someone else? How does she get the spark back?
They both inherited large sums of money so why is Hal working so hard. Why is he not taking advantage of their good fortune and traveling the world with Judy?
Hal is unaware that Judy has a dark secret which is a fantasy that she has kept to herself.
Experimenting in college with her roommate, Judy knew that she was different. Her sexual appetite was robust to say the very least. She knew she could love another woman and she did.
Trying to stay true to Hal she had plenty of time to spend by herself and BOB. (battery operated boyfriend) Judy, like all of us, has this internal demon. We have fantasies, and Judy was no exception. In the back of her mind, she wondered what it would be like to give up control to someone else. To be subservient to the point of allowing herself to be dominated. Those fantasies kept her and her “Hitachi” busy on days when Hal worked late or when he left her alone in bed in the mornings.
• The fantasy involved old bosses and even a teacher who scolded her.
• They involved a school dean hired by her parents to straighten her out.
• They involved frustrated old nuns who would like nothing better than to paddle her.
• Why was her demon into this kind of humiliation?
• If she was to allow this what would happen, what would she allow?
• What if people were watching?
• Would she mind a little pain?
• What if this person was a large man?
• What if he had a reputation for being sadistic?
• What would it be like to be restrained where he could have his way with her?
• The idea of people watching as her clothing was removed only partially excited her. What if…?
• What if he used a belt or a paddle?
• What if he was a large man with calloused hands?
• She wondered if she would feel his callouses on her smooth pink bottom?
• Judy wanted Hal to play into her fantasy, and he was interested in work and his career.
• Hal was not experimental and indeed not into role play.
A letter from her roommate appeared, and she called her. Sally had sent her a brochure on a place in the California hills where they could go and be alone. There was a camp which taught enlightenment. Sally knew this might interest Judy. Sally wanted to re-live some memories with her college roommate and getting her away from Texas and Hal, was her goal.
Living through the several days with the scheduled events with Sally excited Judy. The camp was designed around being nude in public. Not only were you nude but, there were no curtains on the windows in the cabins. The lessons to be learned were obscured until you sat through the classes and did the exercises.
This theme spoke to Judy’s demon who wanted more. Getting Hal to bring her to the class the following spring was an effort of herculean proportions. While there in the next group was a large dark man with his wife. They had a reputation for being sadistic. Judy had to know more… His wife had stripes on her backside, and those were an advertisement to Judy’s demon.
Sleepless nights thinking about those purple stripes pushed her to confront her demon.
In Nudists of Shangri-La, there is a chapter of the novel dedicated to the question in the title. In fact, the section is rather steamy and created for mature adults.
In the Sequel, some of our old friends introduced in the first novel come back to play as Hal and Judy create a clothing optional resort in East Texas. The leader of Shangri-La visits his place and teaches his class in Texas, broadening his ability to reach more people.
Steve and his crew of pornography actors and camera people come out to film on location, enticing Judy, and her friends to take part in the process.
Perpetual Palpitation is making a strong showing in the UK and down under.
While all of my 30 novels are selling, some of those selling are noteworthy.
Spending the last few months marketing my novels that I have created thus far is part of the goal to see what you all would like to read. This exercise is paramount, so I know what my next book will be about.
If you have a suggestion, I am all about listening to you as most of you well know.
I have an update I wanted to share with you. Many from this blog and my books have suggested that I write a third in this series. Ok…..
Today I started the third in the series. The characters are playing around and I think I will have something for you to wet your …appetite… Soon enough.
Thanks for the e-mails, Follows, retweets and of course you followers here thanks so much!
I have a twitter campaign I just started to point more potential bloggers and followers here. If you come from Twitter welcome and thanks. Make your self at home!
Does that camera on your PC see more than you think it does?
Have you masturbated in front of your computer?
Were you being watched?
Ever since spying on citizens has come into vogue with recent news reports, did we ever think in an Orwellian way? Probably not.
When laptop computers were given to school kids soon enough we learned that some folks in the IT department had programmed their machine with a bot which would allow them to spy on schoolkids in their bedroom.
Having been a digital forensic expert since the 1980s, the creativity of which scammers work just amazes me.
The subject was this: Yоur соmрuter hаs а gооd саmerа, I hаve yоur рhоtоs.
Dо nоt mind оn my illitеrасy, I am frоm China.
I uрlоаded thе mаliсiоus рrоgram on your systеm. Sinсе thаt mоment I рilfеrеd аll privy bаckgrоund frоm yоur system. Аdditiоnаlly I hаvе sоme morе соmрrоmising еvidеnсе. The mоst intеrеsting еvidеnсе thаt I stоlе- its a videоtаре with yоur mаsturbаtiоn. I аdjustеd virus оn а роrn wеb sitе аnd аftеr yоu lоаdеd it. Whеn yоu dесidеd with thе video аnd tарped оn a рlаy buttоn, my dеlеtеrious sоft аt оnсе sеt uр оn yоur systеm. Аfter adjusting, yоur саmеrа shооt thе vidеotаpе with yоu sеlf-аbusing, in аddition it sаvеd рreсisеly the роrn vidеo you mаsturbаtеd оn. In nеxt fеw dаys my mаlwаre сollеctеd аll yоur sосial and wоrk сontаcts.
If yоu wаnt tо deletе the rеcоrds- раy me 350 eurо in BTС(cryрtосurrency). I prоvide you my Btс numbеr – 1Cot7RaTfFQyeJ2yj5bxUsSX2zBf131Umo Yоu have 24 hours aftеr reаding. Whеn I get transfer I will destrоy thе videotaре evermore. Othеr wаy I will send thе tape to all your cоllеаgues and friends.
If you had or ever have done something like what he is describing your blood might run cold as you read his or her message.
You might even be trying to figure out how much 350 Euro is in relation with your money.
The scams are many and this is one of a thousand. I try and highlight the interesting ones from time to time as I appreciate the effort that they put into them.
Thier mistake is sending them to me.
What this toad does not realize is, I could very possibly walk up to him or her in a crowd with a little effort and ambition on my part. If I can do it, the Feds can most certainly do it. This e-mail did not come from China. It actually originated from Washington State. Would you like to know the cable network and the IP address that it came from?
This is extortion and the FBI should be all over this. Why aren’t they?
I wonder how many will fall for this type of coercion from kids in their mother’s basement.
The wild wild west is in your living room, and your computer hosts it.
Make sure you use common sense practice with your computer and have good anti-virus software running.
My novels are selling well and if you are one of the purchasers of them thanks so much!
Good Evening from the States. Some of you know, many do not, that This fine fellow and I are related. I am rather proud of this fact and have a soft spot in my heart for this heritage.
I try to keep up with what is going on through the likes of the BBC, but it would seem that we are not getting the whole truth. Is journalism dead or is it now propaganda?
Years ago there was something known as “Yellow Journalism.” Today we don’t even tell half-truths we craft the news to fit a narrative. This is not only sad but dangerous. People cannot possibly vote correctly without the truth. That is the point and why they want to control the narrative.
My dear cousin is rolling in his grave as I learned that reporters can be jailed for telling the truth.
There are gangs of miscreants raping girls, and the press does not want it out there. Why?
Is there no one in the UK with some balls to stand up to the politically correct? What would Winston say about this mess?
I can tell you, but this blog might never see the light of day in #London.
Many of us in the states have watched with trepidation the way that the UK is imploding. We wait and then we see the progressives in this country trying to push this country into that same direction.
We elected Trump to stop the madness. We needed someone who was not a Cockwomble to do the will of the people and not those on Ave. K.
You let them take your guns then they strip you of your rights one at a time until you are at the complete mercy of the invading force in your country. It is an invasion.
We too are being invaded by people fleeing tyranny from Mexico and South America. They cannot fight as their guns were taken away, so they either run or succumb to the barbarians. 29,000 people were murdered in Mexico in 2017, but our media does not talk about it.
How many have you all lost to violence?
Does your media tell you?
The next time you vote for anything I suggest that you carefully vet who or what you vote for. The EU seems to be on the precipice of failure, and it is your own damned fault.
There can be no “political correctness!” It was invented as a way to silence you.
You had best fight now, or you will all be slaves to the elite among you.
Start by getting your free speech back, and then get your guns.
Elect leaders who have your best interests at heart and not those from other countries.
Let me know if you need a great speech, I am a writer among other things.
If I ask you to go build an airport, where would you start?
• What is your passion?
• When you write, what is it that stirs up your juices?
• Is what you have to say worthy to be read?
• Is your diatribe worth my time?
• If you are writing a novel, why?
I launched a young lady on a path towards a career in writing this weekend. She has a job that is far from disinteresting, and in fact, she has a story to tell. She was trying to figure out the details.
When a child is confronted with cleaning up his room, he or she generally looks at the job as insurmountable especially if “everything” is out of place. Writing as in life if we were correctly raised we learned to break the impossible task into small bites. Much like project management.
If I ask you to go build an airport, where would you start?
In writing, we can analyze ourselves into paralysis. One “author,” wrote that she writes one sentence properly and will not go to the next until it is perfect. “Paralysis.”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Go….
Obviously, I am not going to steal that. I wrote it to make a point.
When I start a novel, I have an idea I want to pursue. Whether it is time travel or discovering a derelict spacecraft hidden away for eons, I start with just a thought.
I keep the first page which I label a manifest in which I put notes of who is who and where and so forth as the story progresses.
Some people storyboard their books which is ok if that is how you write. My point to her and to you is that there is no right or wrong way as long as the final “deliverable” is a book worth reading.
People had been giving this girl so much advice. So much so that not one word is on paper or virtual paper.
“The cold air cut through her clothes like a knife as she left the terminal headed to the shuttle. Caroline had no idea that the winters in St Paul could be so bitterly cold! “
• Who is Caroline?
• What is she doing in Minnesota in the winter time?
• Why does she not expect the weather to be so extreme?
• Where did she fly in from?
• Why is she there?
• What does she look like?
• What exactly is she wearing?
In less than three minutes I have created the opening line to a book, and I have also asked some pretty fundamental questions. We must address these and others in some future paragraphs or pages or chapters.
Take any project in bite-size pieces, stop and ask some pretty essential questions and consider your audience. Who are they?
Don’t worry about punctuation or spelling or participles when you are creative. You can always edit it later when you have the characters all playing together.
Hope that this answers some questions and helps those that want to write and not know how to get started.
One word after another is a good start.
Blogs are a great place to explore ideas and get to know others. If they follow you something about you interests them. Blogs are an excellent way to seek advice from those that follow you but, be careful about that.
Blogs are an excellent way to market your work and to practice your craft.
Don’t let blogging or marketing get in the way of your novel. The creative process is not one that can be regulated as many writers try to do.
Before I elucidate on this subject, let me thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Allow me to ask you to do something for me. If you like what I am saying herein please repost it, or press it, or tweet about it. My goal is to shed some light on this subject and see if we can’t turn the volume down some, on the hate in this country and around the globe.
“Hate is a poison that you take in hopes it will affect someone else.”
The amount of vitriol in this country is just incredible. The recent remarks by Samantha Bee regarding the president’s daughter, Ivanka, were so over the top, so charged with hate and venom, it floored me.
When did comedians stop being funny? I find nothing funny or humorous about what Samantha said. The “C” word when referring to a woman is just over the top messed up. Using the “C” word when referring to someone you disagree with is the epitome of, “I don’t really have a good argument, so I will just call you names.” To me, that is worse than the “N” word. Frankly, it is offensive to the point of utter revulsion!
Why did it take you so long to apologize, did you take a poll?
I know what comedians are doing and why they are doing it but, they do a disservice to you and me as humans. They, in fact, dehumanize all of us with remarks like that.
There are several celebrities including the likes of Amy Schumer who spread their brand of hate using absolute lies. Kathy Griffin with the severed head was so over the top. The comments by late-night comedians are not only vapid where facts are concerned but, also abhorrent when talking about not only a sitting president but those that voted for him or her.
Amy Schumer not only called Trump racists and homophobic, but she also likened all of his voters or supporters as KKK members. Not stopping there, not unlike Hillary with her deplorable comment, she charged that unlike the smart people who supported Hillary “a Champion of women’s rights,” Trump supporters were just stupid.
Schumer’s rant in the Huffington Post months ago centered around a fake quote where allegedly Trump called all Republicans stupid. That meme was baseless and later debunked by the liberal fact-finding entity known as Snopes. Of course, it was debunked long after it had served its political purpose.
Many on the left hold themselves as sacrosanct and above reproach. As the #Me2 movement took on a life of its own, we find that those who hide behind the veil of Hollywood are also far from perfect. Did they wake up? Did the pussy hat wearing Nasty women figure out that they are not perfect?
I doubt it, their trade is in hate and fear mongering. Not unlike Schumer, their reality is not based on fact but on hate-filled rhetoric that gens up the base. Very sad actually.
Schumer and her ilk were campaigning for a woman who cheated Bernie Sanders, has no issues skirting around the law as if it does not apply to her and defends her husband’s lascivious behavior around other women. She, in fact, seemed to condone his affair with Monica.
Hillary was no bastion for women then or now.
While the lists of her epic failures as a politician are long, her shortcomings as a human being are even longer. Between her and Bill they could easily be the modern-day equivalent of Bonnie and Clyde while dealing in Uranium instead of small-time bank holdups.
Deleting and acid washing 33,000 emails after they were subpoenaed is a big deal, Amy!
Taking hammers to blackberries and other government-owned devices after they were subpoenaed is a big deal.
So why are those on the left so enamored with people who are so vile and corrupt?
This fact goes to the root of why you and I hate.
We do so because we are told to hate.
Our “dark side, or what I refer to as the demon within” is fed by their lies. We, in fact, hate good news and will dismiss it when it is about someone we despise and will eat up any lie or bastardization of the truth if it paints our foe in a bad light. That is human nature. The politicians know it, depend upon it, and uses it!
This simple fact is why the “comedians” are so successful in their efforts for their own fifteen minutes of fame. All they have to do is identify a need and fill it. There is a strong need to hate Donald Trump. It is easy to say things which are fallacious, salacious or scandalous which the haters will find delightful while coveting the shocking news which might paint him in a bad light. They are in fact fed when someone says something ugly about Trump or his administration. The news media was gleeful when the North Korean Summit was called off.
It would appear that the destruction of this country as we know it as long as Donald Trump failed would be ok with the media. How sad is that?
There is a well-documented instance of this just a few months ago when Joy Behar was gleeful on TV when Brian Williams reported that Flynn would testify that Trump ordered him to collude with the Russians.
If what they say carries a viral component, even if false, the damage will be done long before the Trump team can go on defense. This is also true in any political campaign.
If you are not for this president, you are against this country!
There is a long and sordid history of media bias which they learned from the likes of Edward Louis Bernays. (1891-1995) Edward was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of propaganda or (public relations.)
Without the complete science of the art, it boils down to emotion. If I can stir up your feelings, I can manipulate you. You will notice that almost no political ads are based on logic. They are almost all based on throwing grandma off the cliff or letting children starve or killing young animals, or death panels or taking old peoples money away.
To win an election, all I must do is paint the narrative of what is wrong, and who is responsible for it, and do so in an emotional way.
Sally Struthers enjoyed a long career of crying on TV for the starving kids by presenting them in your living room. A very small percentage of the donations went to the cause.
Did you ever wonder why they just don’t take the money spent on the ads and feed the kids? Misery is a big business. Other organizations seem to also fall into that same boat which is just a shame. We must as good stewards of our money do our due diligence on any company or organization that you intend to donate money to.
If its CEO is making tons of cash you had better look at what percentage of the money goes to the cause that you care about.
What is wrong, who is to blame for it, and what will you do to make it right.
What it takes to “right the ship equate to Campaign promises.” When made, few if any are rarely if ever kept. In actual politics, it is about saying what the public wants to hear. That is why so many say things which are not consistent as they travel the country.
The hope is that enough voters are so busy with the family, making ends meet, and of course, the kids and soccer that they cannot pay attention to the missteps of the candidates. Add to the fray, football, basketball, baseball, Nascar and whatever is trending on Twitter, that Americans’ will grow tired of the political crap and tune out.
That is why we have “Fake News 24X7 on multiple channels.” All of them reading from the same script as they are all related. Want the real news, try OAN. The MSM has been trying to get them off the air since they started. They must control the narrative. That is why 98% of the news on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS is negative regarding this president.
Unemployment is at the lowest rate in 50 years! Pelosi was telling us Friday that those numbers mean nothing. Just like the tax cut giving people larger paychecks mean nothing. According to Pelosi.
Call me a conspiracy nut or a science fiction writer, which I am but…isn’t it odd that when many American’s are getting larger paychecks that the price of gas went up about that same amount? Did someone call in a favor to those folks in the middle east? They cut production raising the cost per barrel. Why did they do it?
What would you care to wager that after the midterms they raise production back up?
Throughout history what comes out of DC is for the good of the rich and famous or possibly just the rich. Unfortunately, it is more often than not the middle class who bears the brunt of the rape of the country and its finances. Those that are hurt are the people who can afford to actually pay taxes.
A common theme in the liberal agenda is confiscating guns. Not sure why but, that is their end goal. We could speculate on the reasons but we don’t really need to. We can look at countries where their guns were confiscated through history and get some idea what they might have in mind.
If you google gun control you will find that more recent post by left-leaning writers or sources attempts to debunk what despots do. Before long we may all have to go find books at the library as the stuff on the internet seems malleable.
This article is pretty close to correct but again, if you really want the truth maybe it is time to get a library card.
If you are still not convinced, go read about other repressive regimes in our current day and time and then connect those dots to human rights violations. You will see that there is a direct link between the more repressive the regimes the worse the violations.
Lastly on this topic, we can speak of immigration. 29,000 people were murdered in Mexico in 2017. Their government took their guns away as there was too much gun violence. The cartels and gang members failed to get the message to turn their guns in. Do you think that the criminal element here in the states would turn theirs in if the Democrats get their way and grab the guns?
Is it any wonder why so many from Central and South America want to come to the States?
Why does our MSM not talk about the murder rate in Mexico?
If Americans understood what was going on south of the border would it be an inconvenient truth?
If you met Trump do you think you would like him as a person?
The Bible tells us we will know a good tree by its fruit.
While we are not to judge others we can glean a clue to who they are by their actions or works.
“Trump talked about grabbing some girl by the pussy! He is a bad person!”
Hmmm, did he actually do that? I mean did he actually reach between some ladies legs and grab her pussy?
Here is some food for thought.
We don’t know if he did or did not do it. He says that he did not, and in fact was engaging in locker room banter with a friend who just happened to not be that great of a friend, as he was recording him.
With his hubris, it is more conceivable to me that he might say something crass like that just to brag to a friend showing his prowess or swagger. Truth told, he is rich and there are a lot of “ladies” out there who would allow many things for a few of his financial favors.
“Cough … Stormy Daniels.”
Even I don’t see that one. Again do what it takes to damage your opponent at all cost.
Do you remember this little picture?
They pulled out all the stops to try and discredit this president appealing to common decency. That is funny coming from the left.
And let us not forget our friend Cruze finding yet another picture from her days as a model flooding every mailbox in Utah with it as “your New First Lady.” This was targeting the Mormons which is one of the few states Cruz won in the primaries.
Nothing is off limits during an election, and it would seem once you are in office.
If you look at Trump from a pragmatic standpoint, (not emotional,) you would know that he does not drink, do drugs or imbibe in many of the trappings of the rich and famous. If he does nothing mind altering what could he do that the rich do?
They have gold plated toilets.
They have planes with their brand on them.
They have helicopters with their brand on them.
They have buildings with their name on them
I think Melania is beautiful although I am afraid that this job and its attacks are having adverse effects on him and his family. I think the swamp is, in fact, fighting back with every weapon they can find.
I would say they enjoy nice food but we know he eats McDonalds and diet Coke.
“Hey, Mr.President Sir! , Try a Whataburger…their fries are better too!”
Oh yes, they might enjoy bragging about what they have accomplished or what they might do.
What joys does he obtain from being rich?
Looking at his last few months, I am amazed that he has not said “screw this!” and walked away. A lesser man most certainly would have. I know that Oberman and his ilk pray for that. Their venom spews from every pore of their slimy subhuman existence, and yet Trump stays there in defiance. He is a fighter, you have to give it to him. Like him or not he is a fighter.
With the Me2 movement, it is easy to make a claim that is fictitious where a celebrity is concerned and have it stick. In fact, if it is a man involved, they are tried in the media and court of public opinion long before anything is ever proven. The claim of guilt is damaging enough to have the same effect as if they really had done what they had been accused of.
Harry Reid knew this when he deliberately said from the Senate floor that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes. He knew it was a lie when he said it but he did anyway. Months later when later interviewed about his prevarication by the press his response was “He didn’t win did he?”
In politics, the ends justify the means. This is a sad and depressing fact that we would all do good to remember. Nothing is off limits in politics.
I have no illusions of who Trump is or what he is about. I believe that he is probably narcissistic. I do have an idea that this “job” he has undertaken, probably has humbled him some. Just possibly God has something in mind for him.
The truth is, that God can use anyone for his glory, even Trump.
“TW, why do you say this about him. Surely God could have found someone better?”
Every time that I try and second guess God, I am wrong. I was thinking back to the kinds of people God used throughout history and I decided that I would probably not like any of them in person.
If we had the MSM back in the day, what would they have said about David or Paul?
Can you imagine what a 24-hour news cycle would look like when Jesus was walking among us?
David was a murderer, rapists and a bunch of other mean ugly nasty things and yet he was a man after God’s own heart!
Saul, later Paul, was someone who put Gods’ people to death and yet look at what God did with him!
Can God use Trump? Is he using Trump?
I most certainly would not have liked David, Paul, Calvin, Martin Luther and probably a whole host of heroes of the faith. Their character flaws would cause me to steer clear of them.
The Early church was so incredibly flawed and corrupt that one wonders why God did not strike them dead with lightning! Even in this day and time, we have bishops having sex with boys. Hello, what are you thinking? WTF Over?
Back in the day, the church was the spiritual leader, the school and oh yes the government. If you did not tow the line you might find yourself killed in a most unpleasant way.
Where was Jesus?
Who did he hang around?
We are told growing up that we are judged by the company that we keep. You lay down with the dogs you wake up with fleas.
Jesus was not hanging with the morally upright, was he?
I don’t hang around people with poor moral character …. Wait a minute…. What is in my books? What do I write about? Am I being a sanctimonious hypocrite?
I write about science fiction but I also right about some rather racy stuff.
I write about lesbians.
I write about BDSM.
I write about romance from a different perspective.
I write about romance from a normal perspective.
I write about lust, greed, carnal appetite and
I also have a little bit of the Gospel in almost every novel.
I did not plan that, however. I write from a stream of consciousness and it finds its way into most of my books.
Could God be using me to get in touch with a whole different audience that would never dream of picking up the Bible? Sometimes I wonder but I don’t question it.
I am not a hardline Christian. In fact, I am rather pragmatic about it, and that comes through in my books.
“TW, how do you juxtapose living a godly life and getting or giving a delicious little spanking before screwing like rabbits?” You will need to read some of my novels to see that little bit of fun.
I don’t live a godly life. I am flawed and far from Godly. From what I have seen of most “godly people” I like who I am, just the way that I am. When I fall short, I hate that it happened and I try again. Each time the cycle repeats.
Sin is actually a term from the Archers or archery. It simply means to miss the mark. I often miss the mark but, I try to hit it always.
I love the sanctimonious who go to the church each and every time the door is open and then go out to lunch and look down over their readers along their long noses at the people who are already in the restaurants, dining in their shorts and sandals. You can tell that they just climbed out of bed, rested and ready to eat and maybe go back home and play around or watch football.
The other day I was in a place after church and it was filled with parents and soccer players. I heard another couple talking about them asking “Why do they play on Sunday Morning!?”
“Tsk tsk… Remove the log from your own eye…”
Look at how good and proper I am and how slothful and blah blah blah that you are. I got up, got the family all dressed and cleaned up and went to church. We fought all the way to church about this or that but, this is important! We argued with the kids about why you will not sleep or play in church and we were there! We are raising our kids in a godly fashion! People saw us!
From there we sat through the bible study, made nice talk to the others and then sat through ninety minutes of being made to feel guilty for not giving enough money or for having sex the other night. See how proper we are?
For you non-Christians out there here is a fun fact. Did you know if you even think about hating someone it is equal to murder! Why would anyone want anything to do with that?
Sadly this represents many of the “saints” in today’s churches. Is it possible that those that chose not to attend are better off? What do they think that they are doing to their kids? Do they really think that when their kids leave home they will follow in their parent’s footsteps hating the battle that rages just to get into the building?
The hallmark of leadership is to lead by example. I do attend church but not every Sunday. If I don’t feel compelled to do something if asked, I tell them “no.” I will not give more money than I can possibly afford, as we are called to be good stewards of our resources and that starts with not becoming a burden to someone else or to the state.
It is not up to me to judge you or anyone else, that is above my pay grade.
I do not look down at those who are not compelled to attend church. I feel that the church has done a lousy job of marketing itself all through history.
“But TW, we need God, we need something, the world is going to hell! Why would you say all that stuff about murder and guilt?”
I said it because it is true. It is also true that if you understand the Gospel as I do, you know that God is about grace. We are not under the law. Those that think they are, wow, sorry about that. If you want to know more, ask me.
I have given this possibly too much thought. From the C-word to the N-word to people just hating on others through pseudonyms on social media. Have you ever noticed how brave or brazen people are when they can be anonymous?
Come say it to my face, and then let’s see how brave you are.
I have a prescription for the world, tell me what you think.
What the world needs is less Hollywood.
The world needs to find a way to fix the family unit.
The world needs more Beaver Cleaver and Andy Griffith.
The world needs more time on the front porch with friends, family and neighbors and much less screen time.
The world needs more Fried Chicken, Apple pie and lemonade with the family and yes the extended family.
The world needs to get back to its roots of common decency and respect.
The world needs more “Yes Sir’s and Yes Ma’am’s.”
The world needs more children with the familiarity of the taste of ivory soap.
The world needs a few more spankings, both as a reprimand and as foreplay.
The world needs to turn off the noise and dial back the hate.
The world needs the Gospel as meant, and not as used as a tool for the prosperity of some who pervert the text and preach bigotry from the pulpit, while thinking they need their own private jet to spread the word.
We have skype pastor, you don’t need your own jet.
The world needs preachers who understand that God knew everyone before they were born and he created them anyway.
The world needs preachers that understand God holds them to a higher standard and will judge them more harshly.
The world needs to leave the judging to God.
The world needs more Pollyanna’s and less Brian Williams’s.
The world needs more balance of love and disdain vs absolute hate.
The world needs us to dislike our own sins and leave other’s sins for them to deal with.
The world needs people to lead by example, it starts with me and you!
“TW, I have read some of your books, how can you juxtapose God and Jesus and girls getting spanked naked on Webcams?”
Where do you think little Christians come from?
We all have that demon inside us. We all fantasize a little, some of us more than others. Can you keep your demon in check, outside of your bedroom? God knew my heart before I was formed. He knows yours too, and here you are.
My demon might come out to play through my keyboard. My demon might speak to your demon and at the end of the day, they both can go back to their resting place until they come out to play once again.
I introduce the demon in Nudists of Shangri-la. I think that there is very little gospel in those two books but my memory is a fragile thing.
As always, thanks so much for reading my blog, my books, and my tweets. I would be very appreciative if you would take a moment to spread this to your friends and followers. Let’s see if we can #stopthehate and slow down the vitriol that seems to be poisoning us.
How many times have you spent an hour doing something that should take two minutes?
Hello my friends, how was your weekend?
Let me start by thanking the many of you who purchased my novels these last few days. I watch and notice and truly it means a lot when I see them going to places all over the globe. Thanks so much!
I am one of those who will provide feedback to other authors, a business of different kinds and eating establishments. Restaurants will get a sunshine letter or complaint letter faster than just about anyone else as what they do can make folks ill.
While we are being nudged as a society into self-service it is incumbent on those companies to have an intuitive kiosk, websites or any other method to complete the transaction period.
UPS has missed the mark in my humble opinion.
Many of you who follow me know that I am a bit of a nerd. I admit it, relish in it, and would not change a thing. I spend my days making people’s lives easier by constructing networks, designing systems that are idiot proof, and secure, as well as teaching and providing business continuity plans and of course disaster recovery strategies.
I have been at it since 1982. Long before Bill Gates was a household name and Steve jobs was still a criminal, I was twiddling bits. The OS was CPM or Basic and I remember DOS 1.1…
Moving business forward is often a painful exercise. We don’t want to be on the bleeding edge of anything. Let the idiots take the risks. We don’t want to be on the trailing edge either.
I do this by providing the truth in the way of facts and figures. Businessmen and women do not make decisions on emotions. If they do, don’t buy their stock as they will not be around long.
So why is UPS in my crosshairs tonight?
What does UPS have to do with nerdy things or technical things?
UPS, (in my opinion) your website sucks! That is an emotional statement, and a well earned one.
I am prepared to back that up with more than a simple disparaging comment.
Now and then I sell a thing or two on eBay. It is usually a way to let someone else have something that I have had for some time. Seldom do I make money or turn a profit. To me, it is more about something that I cherished and now I am done with it, so I let someone else admire it for a bit.
I screwed up when posting these collectibles on eBay and did not pay close enough attention when picking the shipping options and chose UPS instead of USPS.
The first item that sold took me over an hour to get the label to print, and I am not so sure that I did not get charged twice.
The website is not intuitive. You need to get someone who has not seen your site before and have them walk you through the steps that they need to ship an item and then build the backend around them, the customer. Do this with more than just a couple of users.
Linking it to eBay was easy enough to figure out but, still not intuitive enough.
Pulling up the customer information and the shipping information took several attempts to get it to work correctly, but…after an hour of stopping and trying again I managed to get a package to ship.
This effort took over an hour of my life, wasted, for an item that sold for $1.00 !
Today I sold another item, and it too was on UPS. Having set up my account, I was in hopes that this would work differently. I walked through all the steps in less than ten minutes, told it to print the label and the website spits back an error telling me that there was an error, try again later. FFS!
Starting back at the beginning several times I ended up at the same place with no option to print a label. I was advised that there was a tracking number but no option to print a shipping label.
Voiding the transaction seemed the logical thing to do and the only thing it appeared that I could do.
I tried to once again start from the beginning, and once again it told me the same information that there was a tracking number but no option to print a label.
Even though I voided the transaction, it was still not annulled.
I have a friend who works in the mail room. Rang them up and asked them what they thought of my predicament.
“I hate that fucking web site so much; I use Fed Ex whenever possible!”
I laughed my butt off! I ended up printing the address of where it will go, and I will now go and stand in the long line at the post office to mail a 3.50 cent sale, rather than waste another moment of my time on crappy websites that don’t work.
No matter the cost, the customer bought it in good faith, and I will get it to them even if I have to deliver it personally.
I will, however, be super careful about which shipping service I use in the future.
How is that for Feedback?
Bill Gates is who he is today because of “the intuitive GUI.” That and he royally screwed the inventor of DOS.
Steve stopped selling blue boxes out of his garage and made his fortune on an “Intuitive GUI” and a different more robust Motorola processor.” Had he priced his product cheaper, I dare say Bill would have been sucking hind tit.
Now, as a nerd, with over 30 years of experience, if you want to fix it…I charge $125 an hour and let me tell you, my time would be well worth it! I will negotiate if it is a long-term project.
Think Intuitive, and by all means test it with real people.
So the Satan worshipper cannot get the death penalty as he is too young and not responsible for his actions. 17, too young to be responsible… Do you all have a full appreciation of this? Now we have a number of 17-year-olds trying to affect gun legislation but they are not old enough to really know what they are doing…
I just found that odd and thought I would share it.
That is all…
Original post below…
I think outside the box. That is one reason that my novels are so entertaining.
Since Friday my thoughts have been with the families who lost loved ones. My thoughts have been with those that are still in Hospital hurting, wondering if they will ever be normal again.
My thoughts are also with those that have endured this PTSD causing event that will never be “OK” again. Realizing that Ok is a relative term, their lives have been indelibly altered.
The Satan worshiping animal in jail who stupidly gave up his Miranda rights just shows how much of a fool that he really is. I am sorry for his parents and family. Their lives too must be absolute hell. If this person gets the death penalty his parents will most certainly endure more hell and it is certainly not fair to them. It is my hope that this person understands how much pain he and his actions have caused those around him and of course the rest of the civilized world!
His family is most certainly asking themselves “what if?”
What if we did not do this or that?
Why did I have those guns?
Why were they not in a safe?
Why did we have the kid?
As some small amount of solace to his family had he not managed to get your guns he was actively working on making explosives. Now truthfully, he does not seem that bright so the odds are good he would have blown himself up trying to make a working device but… With all the information out there on the Internet and with the anarchist of the world, just a google search away he might have made something that worked. A working IED might have taken far more lives than it did.
We need to learn from this. Our goal should be to figure out what triggered him, what were the warning signs and where did he go off the rails. Worshipping Satan was probably a good first clue.
The ripple in the “pond” from this event goes far and wide. Many today and even now are troubled by these latest events. That creative spark which allows me to create realms with aliens has been subjugated by a more pressing, a more altruistic endeavor.
I have been thinking “What If?”
I have tweeted out an idea for a gun that is BTO or Biometrically Triggered Only. Maybe we should call it a BTG or Biometrically Triggered Gun or possibly BOG Biometrically operated Gun.
This is no longer in the realm of science fiction, which is what I write. This is doable.
Ruger or Smith & Wesson or Springfield thought outside the box? Can we make a gun that will operate with only fingerprints of the legal owner?
The answer is a resounding yes… “We have the technology, we can build it!”
Do you realize that if we could do this and I am certain that we can, the US could start the process of revolutionizing the world.? Countries like the UK could give their citizens their guns back so they could defend themselves.
Countries like Mexico could give their people their guns back so just possibly the citizens of that country could defend themselves from gangs. Could you imagine what it would be like if Mexico could defend itself against the cartels and Gangs? In 2017 26000 people were massacred and our MSM said little to nothing about it. Instead, we have an invasion on our southern border and we are putting a Band-Aid on a hemorrhage. The Wall is a 20 billion dollar Band-Aid!
Give the people the tools they need to take their country back from the gangs and corruption that most certainly is going on south of our border.
You will never get all the guns off the streets that were not BOG but, What if you stopped making the ammo for them and only made ammo to fit the BOG?
How long would it take to put a huge dent in the non-BOG’s supply of bullets?
I realize that those NRA enthusiasts will scream bloody murder, sorry!
If you have a better idea I am interested but I don’t hear one. I see one side trying to score political points blaming the Republicans and the NRA. They don’t give a damn about you or your problems. They have bodyguards and your issues are not theirs. They need issues which trigger emotional outburst so they can blame it on the other guy. I am telling you how politics work here so take it to the bank.
They tell you what is wrong with the world and who is to blame for it. That is how you win elections. In order to tell you what is wrong, something must be wrong. Shootings are a made to order disaster which they never let go to waste. Politicians suck! The MSM sucks right along with them as they are their propaganda machines.
We should demand that they all have term limits but that is another argument.
What if we created this technology and then replaced those guns of legal gun owners with BOGs. You have ten guns we give you ten BOGs. You want an AR style BOG you got it. When you die, it dies with you.
We have the technology to biometrically allow guns to be functional only in the hands of the legitimate owner. Apple already has developed the finger print technology so how about we use this technology and marry it to guns. Your handprint becomes the key to take the safety off.
If I purchase a gun, it is assigned to my handprint. Only I can make the damned thing work. When I die, the gun dies. No resale value, no loopholes, nothing. They can bury it with me or melt it down as it has no value to anyone but me.
Gun shows could be free of rules as there would be no bullets for them.
To qualify for this BOG, of course, you pass background checks and what have you so the guns cannot any longer be used in the hands of cray cray’s!
Cool idea isn’t it?
What say you down under, would you allow such a program in your country? Would you allow your citizens of good moral character to own such a gun?
How about the UK, never mind asking that mayor in London, ask someone with who gives a shit for the rule of law. This mayor just told the people of London that terrorist attacks are a way of life, get used to it!” FFS! Do you want that in this country? We need the 2cnd Amendment we just need guns out of the hands of mental midgets or animals.
The first gun manufacturer to come out with this will be one rich company.
I have given so many ideas away in the past, some of them to Apple who I am certain some employee said it was theirs. I am a starving artist and author but …if you use this idea and it all works out, how about remembering where it came from?
Do you know, I have sent ideas in the past to GE, Apple, Novell, Cisco, RCA..oh yes and Sony. In almost every case they told me that they were already working on something like that… Yeah sure. Months to years later there it was. Well, I got what I needed.
Listen, the world needs a solution and I don’t have a million dollars to spend on attorneys to secure a patent.
While I am certainly bright enough to make a prototype, I don’t have the dollars or time to devote to it. Time being the main issue as this is needed yesterday!
Can you imagine the applications for the military alone? The guy gets killed or loses his gun and it is of no use to the bad guy.
Do you know that if you file a patent here in the US is cost 10 to 15 thousand for just the US. Then it is over $3,000 for every other country in the world. There are a lot of them.
It is amazing that new technology is ever let loose by the little guy as it is cost prohibitive.
In summary…Invent the damned BOG… Should not take long, not rocket science.
Do away with all current sizes of ammunition which would effectively stop the gun trade and illegal possession of guns.
Look for and arrest anyone trafficking in black market ammo. This market will go cray cray! The good news is lead is a lot harder to smuggle then meth.
Create a substitute gun (BOG) for those that are of a good moral character and provide them free of charge.
Would not need a gun buy back as the ammo would become scarce and over time disappear.
You could certainly offer a buyback program however… Cash for clunkers II. Instead of cars, it is guns. I bet the liberals would fund it for you rather quickly!
If the gun makers are averse to this idea get me a bloody grant and I will do it! I will stop my normal routines and create the BOG! BOG for the Swamp, I like it!
Trust me, I can do this so I know it should not be a stretch for Gun Makers and companies like Apple to work together on a project that would save lots of lives.
If you just hate this idea save your vitriolic email. I don’t need it, and I can ignore it with the best of them.
If you love it, go invent the damned thing and be rich!
If you have ties to the political swamp creatures who control the purse strings and can convince them that this would solve the issues, get me a grant!
I need enough for lawyers which is just crazy. I can put together a business plan on request and come up with a non-DC related budget. It would be over a million dollars for the prototype which is nothing for DC. For Ruger, it might be an issue. Hell Ruger, you go get the grant!
I would bet that I could have a prototype in less than a year!
Now until I hear from someone, I am going back to outer space, there is a war going on between the Ularins and the Zenites.
All kidding aside this would work.
People would hate it because they would feel threatened but, I am here to tell you it has to be sold properly and for that, you need a good PR firm.
I am not talking about violating the second amendment. I am talking about saving lives and getting illegal guns off the streets.