Hello new followers!

I want to give a quick shout out to the newest followers of this blog. Yes, it is a lot of work, but I feel that you are worth it.

People from all over the globe are represented here, and that is what I hoped for.

We all may not agree on everything, and our cultural differences might be seen as roadblocks, but I disagree with that assumption.

There is a common denominator with each and every one of us and once we establish that, we can progress forward with some dialogue.

Yes, this blog is a way to communicate with the readers of my novels, and that too is part of the process as we artist and writers are starving for a reason.  We are passionate about what we do, and we will sacrifice much, to bring our projects to fruition.

This blog and meeting you is not a sacrifice, however, and it is one of the few paybacks I as an author obtain because I get to know you as well through your comments and your blogs.

Thanks for the recent follows and if you are a long time reader, thanks so much for hanging in there!

There are some exciting things happening in the future so follow me on twitter and of course here on the blog.

 

Much Love! -TW

 

 

What You Don’t Know Could Kill You

Not too many years ago I got into it with a local journalist.  She reported that the porn scanners at the airport were safe.

Never mind the invasive nature of these devices. They in fact literally strip you naked for strangers to see more of you than your dermatologist would examine.  Once you get over the horror of strangers gawking at you, and yes they do make fun of you, then you have the radiation to deal with.

She reported that it was safe radiation.

What exactly is “Safe Radiation?”

I was not mean about it. While she was defensive, she was not unkind either.  I think she is unaware of the difference and bought the lie told to her.  I use this in my latest novel which was an excellent device.

The radiation you get at altitude is Cosmic Radiation which penetrates aluminum. Gamma Radiation is from different sources and is dissipated in our atmosphere.

From a chest x-ray, dental X-ray, etc. is ionizing radiation which can cause cells to mutate as they can mess with the DNA. Ionizing radiation can actually heat tissue, and there is no telling what it does to your eyes. Even cosmic radiation can destroy the DNA information creating abnormal growth.

Once the DNA is messed with that messed with DNA replicates and soon you are diagnosed with cancer.

If the DNA is messed with either the cell will die, or repair itself or mutate and then those mutated cells will create more mutated cells with screwed up DNA.

Today I mention this as there was a story about the government using taxpayer dollars to the tune of 5 million dollars to prop up a failing newspaper.

Do you know the purpose of your local paper?

Stalin is quoted as saying that there is no sharper weapon than that of print.

This is true.  If the local paper cannot survive on its own, they should start a go fund me page or some charity might assist them.  Once you are beholding to someone, you can no longer be unbiased.

The paper is, in fact, to hold our leaders accountable for what they do, and how they spend your money.

If the government was your source of revenue how in the world could you write a story about government officials doing things that they should not be doing?

Journalists are to be objective.  That means that you report the news as it happens with no spin, no bias.  Unless you hold yourself out there as an opinion journalist, you have no dog in the fight.

Whether you like Trump or not, he is correct regarding bias in the press. When Mika and Morning Joe say with a serious face that the president is mentally unbalanced, they are holding themselves out there as medical professionals and many will believe it.  That is dangerous talk to have for many reasons.

Someone might actually believe you, and decide to fix it.  No, Mika, you don’t tell Americans what to think.  That is your first mistake. Just report the facts and let the public decide.

When you disparage the president, you disparage millions of people who voted for him.

When you spread lies which are no more than propaganda, you enable loons to feel empowered to do the crazy things we see happen.

The other day a woman rammed a guy’s Jeep because he had a Trump sticker on his car.  She in fact openly admitted it to the officer.  That is assault with a deadly weapon.  What if he had a MAGA hat on and was crossing the road on a crosswalk?  Would she run him over?  Would someone else be that triggered to run them over?

Words are powerful and “Journalist” know better, or they should.

I can see some lawyer defending her now.  He would move the case to New York or LA where the bias is so blatant they could find enough jurors to agree that the guy had a red hat on so he needed to die… Good Job woman, here is a medal for getting rid of one more Trump supporter.

This is the crazy world we live in.  And it is the media’s fault.

One of the things that Journalist learn is not to publish things that could be hurtful.  Report the facts as they are and don’t spin them.

No, Tax dollars should not be used to prop up a failing media outlet.

I make it a point not to watch any media that is biased.  How do you know if they are?  When they openly cheer on camera when another outlet reports that they have the smoking gun to impeach Trump, I think you can assume that they are biased.

I have a challenge to issue to the MSM and President Trump.  Now you all will have to retweet this so they might see it but here is the dare. 

President Trump, you say you can negotiate with these other world leaders, can you negotiate with the destroy Trump media?  CNN and the rest.  You used to have a really good name, what the hell are you doing?  Can you create a cease-fire and just report the news good or bad?  Don’t give us this crap about the president is deranged, we know better.  The facts speak for themselves and by the way you are giving his supporters red meat.

New York Times.  Wow, you folks were the bastion or standard bearer for the news. WTF?   When you hire an openly hostile racist, and you defend it, whatever smidgeon of credibility you had left you lost.

Anyone that is that racist needs help.  She does not need to be in any position where she can promote her brand of bigotry.  Racism is just ugly, no matter who espouses it.

In my latest novel Presidential Assassins, I use much of this as fodder for a very entertaining story.

Follow the tweets on the right of the page to find my work.

Before I leave you I have a question speaking of flying and the TSA…  Why is it every time I fly my TSA lock goes missing? Those things are not cheap.  They are not cheap unless of course you buy them on eBay for less than $4 for a lot.  Connection ??  I want to know where these came from.

tsa locks

3 for $55

 

How about these?

tsa locks ebay

Starting bid $4.00 on Ebay…

Dear TSA, if the images are truly non invasive as I have read in a few places, allow me to see it for myself.  If you are up front about it, and allow me to pick the place (s) I will write a an article saying so.  Until then I dont trust you, and with your track record I dont think anyone really can..

 

Much Love -TW

 

Ticket to Heaven

Is Heaven what you think it is? How do you feel about where you are now?

 

Do you have yours?

When the trumpets sound and those famed horses come riding from the sky will you be headed to heaven or the other place?

Do you think that there is a place after death?

Sitting in church this morning I was taken aback by a substitute preacher whose sense of humor was lackluster at best.  He laughed at his own jokes, and that was off-putting but, his message resonated with me.

My mind drifted to the polar express with the CGI version of Tom Hanks punching virtual holes in virtual tickets.  The bell would ring, but there was no sound.

We are like that bell, we ring, but people don’t hear us.  Why?

Reading the news today there was stern warning from some newspaper exec who said he warned the president that taking on the media would lead to violence.

Make no mistake about it there is a war in this country and others.  The dichotomy is still between the haves and the have-nots, and it is exacerbated by the media and the power brokers who are losing their grip on the throne or that fabled ring that was “my precious!”

The elite have been in power so long that those threats to their supremacy is now real, so the weapons of war have been elevated to Defcon 2.  Nobody is safe in this war as the minions of darkness pull no punches.  They have mobilized their armies, and nobody is immune from their evil purpose.

The media is behind the power brokers, and those power brokers or the elite do not differentiate themselves with that famous R or D.  They are in fact the entrenched who have spent millions of dollars for jobs that pay $150K a year.  They are the few who have their own set of laws that make them better than you or I.  Using tax dollars to pay off sexual harassment victims is only the very veneer of their treachery.

Pandering to those that are not informed, or woefully misinformed by a failed education system, the power brokers are now looking to import a new class of voters as most Americans can see through the haze of purple Kool-aide and in fact have been the benefactor of tax cuts.  Most Americans have seen their part of the world improve and can see the benefit of a non-nuclear Korea.  They also understand that talking with the Russians vs. lobbing nukes with them is a good thing.

Only the creatures of the swamp see this is a bad thing as there are enormous amounts money to be made peddling hate. Much like there is considerable money to be made treating a disease vs. curing it, nobody in power wants either.  Treat or control the condition or opposition but, do not do away with it.

This is the sad reality that we face today, and it is all about hate and fear vs. love.

The rhetoric on the left is so hyper-partisan that people without a dog in the fight have hatred for our president.  Some foolish people in London created a balloon in the likeness of our president as big baby version of Trump. Under the guidance of and permission by the leadership of the mayor of London, flew that balloon during Trump’s visit.

This is the mayor who told the good folks of London, that Terrorism is a way of life, get used to it! My cousin is spinning in his grave!  No, Terrorism is evil, and it must be sent to hell, where it belongs.

Love is the opposite of hate and Fear is the mechanism that begets the opposite of love.  Propagandist push hate and fear to manipulate the masses.  Once they push it, they tell you who is to blame for it.  They are in fact an agent of the devil and need to be ignored.

If you have ever doubted spiritual warfare before, turn on CNN or MSNBC and listen to the hate and fear mongering.  They are over the top negative and in fact, have not seen fit to publish anything good about this current administration.

4.1 GPD in the second quarter.  They reported it could not be done. After it was done, they have downplayed it and predict that it will crumble soon. Patriots, or agents of hell?

Tax Cuts and yes they are not crumbs Ms. Pelosi If they are crumbs why do you want them back? Yes the media is on her side.  Patriots or agents of hell?

Denuclearization of the rogue regime in North Korea  “Folks that is huge!” They have not said anything good about it and in fact said our president gave away the farm. Patriots or agents of hell?

The return of hundreds of our fallen heroes from a war fought over 70 years ago.  Did they congratulate Trump for that or did they say Obama got it started or perhaps you didn’t build that…? Patriots of agents of hell?

Getting along with a superpower who has more nukes than we do pointed at us… Trump is an idiot they said and they as much as said he is a puppet for Putin. Patriots of Agents of Hell?

Call me silly, but I think getting along with the schoolyard bully is probably a good thing. As one bully to another, I am glad our bully has a charming wife that keeps him in check.  She has much more class than any in the media. She is a patriot!

MSNBC and CNN have not had any airtime to these things and in fact, have “experts” on downplaying them as if they are nothing. Patriots or agents of hell?  C’mon you know this!

Just maybe we don’t need cable TV?

Just possibly we need to cut the cord, remove the dish, and send a clear message to Comcast and Time Warner, Spectrum, FiOS and whoever the hell else sells this shit! We have had enough.

Does the FCC have any control over hateful stuff like this?  It is not news it is Pravda!  It is lies covered in Yellow Journalism.  There is nothing objective about it. They are a pit of vipers!

Maybe we don’t purchase things from their advertisers, just to send a message that we are tired of being played by you dolts. (that is polite to what I wanted to type.)

What does it take to do away with evil?

It takes righteous anger, and then it takes love.

When you cannot have a conversation with an old friend, who happens to watch one of those other networks that spew partisan Pravda like rhetoric, the hate has gone too far.  Hate coupled with fear coupled with ignorance is a damned dangerous combination.

What is happening on our southern border is not immigration, it is an invasion.

We have tens of thousands of American kids who need those resources now being given out to people from countries more corrupt and feckless than ours. Mexico needs to be held accountable for allowing this to happen, and it is past time.  Should we invade Mexico and occupy them until the corruption is gone? Maybe we should invade DC and clean up that mess first.

Our government here in this country needs to also be held to a higher standard.  We the people need to send that same message and that my friends, is with love.  Whoever their sponsors are, let them know we have had enough.  Stop buying their products!

Obama showed us the way through community organizing.  Let’s show them the way through righteous anger, and then love.

Yeah though I walk through the valley of shadows, I will fear nothing for we are the righteous ones with the armor of God to protect us from these evil villains who hold our country captive in their evil talons.  Pushing their poison through that black cable coming into our living rooms, needs to cease. Cast them out, and you do that by cutting the damned cord.  Silence in the face of evil, is evil in and of itself.

What does heaven look like to you?

Does it have CNN, MSNBC or Fox?

You’re in the wrong place.

Have your ticket ready….

Can you hear the bell?

 

If you should decide to cut the cable, which I admit is extreme, you will have more time on your hands.  My latest novel is out on Amazon, Presidential Assassin’s… Pick up your copy for a very inexpensive $2.99.  112k words of thrilling entertainment for less than some covfefe…

Yes, I am a little wound up about the subject as I see how this hate is like a poison that you take in hopes that if affects your enemy.  It is killing us.  Hate is incredibly destructive and used as a weapon like the media is doing, is just evil.

Whether you voted for Trump or not, he is the president of the United States and we need for him to succeed.  If anyone is against him, they are against this country… Think about it.  Are the people you watch for or against him.  If the later, they are against the United States of American and that means that they are against you! This is absolutely true, so why are you watching them?

Not a trump sycophant, I would and did say the same things about Obama.  Full disclosure, I had high expectations for Obama.  I figured with him as a role model, these kids in the inner cities might be lifted up and know that anything is possible.  Boy did we dial a wrong number.  Racial bigotry is higher than I have seen it since the assignation of Martin Luther King.

Love is missing here, and we need to figure it out.

Thanks for reading my blog and following me.

If you look to the right you will see my twitter feed that is marketing my latest novel.  Think about it as you ponder what I have said here.  As always if you have some differing opinions and share them in a civil way I will happily engage you in conversation.  I am not about hate, and will not tolerate its evil seeds to be sown in my garden.  How do you like that metaphor?

 

Much Love -TW

Feeding your Characters, Part II

What sparks your creative juices?

 

Waves of Emotions, Does the Moon Affect them like the Tides of the oceans?

Many of you know that I have been dealing with the loss of a close friend who recently passed.  The things in life that we take for granted, the smile, knowing look, the chuckle that you caused,  and that voice on the other end of the line that you come to know as your lifeline to reality, those are precious… When those are gone, and you are left alone…the tides roll.

As one who has always “adopted” older friends it has been my privilege to know and care for many that have since passed. Each and every one unique and precious and missed.  Two of the last three I was asked to do their Eulogy, which if you have never done, try and get through it without becoming a basket case in front of countless people.  It is not easy.

The more you care, the more it hurts, and the harder it is.

Spending days writing it I finally had to remove anything in it that would trigger me, and then it was still a challenge.

Today I was dealing with their family trying to be of some assistance, and it brought back the pain all over again.  Facing the “residual” of a friend trying to assess some monetary value to it as to assist their survivors is just miserable!

The “things” the treasures that charmed them and we are now relegated to boxes of stuff waiting for an estate sale.

I often go to antique malls looking for trinkets that “charm” me but more often than not I look for things that might inspire a story.

From strange tools to old tchotchkes that someone treasured a long time ago interests me.  I once bought an ancient relic that looked like it belonged to some tribe in some dark jungle as I thought if I could imbue it with magical properties it might make a story.  Who knows.

I sift through old black and white photos of people who have long since passed that have found their way to the antique malls and make up little stories about them as I hold their picture in my hand.  If the story sounds good, I buy the image, and he or she becomes a character in a novel.

Many of you can relate to the loss of a loved one.  You know that the waves are real and sometimes they can bury you.  I keep some memento of them around me as they were important to me for decades.

How do you deal with loss?

Stuff cannot replace them.

The things we find in antique malls are just effects that meant something to someone long ago.

On multiple occasions, I have purchased boxes of “things” on eBay.  This one box I bought the person who sold it took care to wrap each individual thing in tissue.  There were old lenses from glasses.  There was a model of an old delta airplane. There was a marionette that is probably from the thirties. There were some timeworn cufflinks, a watch and just basically a drawer of someone’s stuff that was put into a box and sold. There was even a broken glass figurine of a toucan. Where did that come from and how it did come to be in that drawer and how did it get broken.

I got the box and looked at each and every little thing including the old glasses.  This was the residual of a life. The old airplane they probably got when they flew.  The little marionette might have been passed down to them from a grandparent.  The watch was old and well-worn but, it too told a story.

I carefully wrapped the stuff back up and stored it away for a future day when I need an idea.  Those trinkets will live again in some story and by them becoming part of one of my novels, the previous owner in some small way will also live again through my words.

If you are a writer, go visit antique malls.  Spend time looking at the trinkets on display, and if something sparks a thought,, you know what to do.

Some things I snap a picture of as I have no desire to haul some piece of furniture home but….I found an article that I will tell you about.

In this old downtown store, there was this small desk that belonged in a classroom from eons ago. The chair was in front, and the actual desk with the writing surface that lifted and a place to store crayons and such were underneath the writing surface.

This was designed very differently in that the chair in front of the person who used the surface of the desk was contingent on the person sitting in the chair not moving the desk.  It was, in fact, a piss poor design to get the maximum amount of students in one small space but…Wow!

I immediately thought of “Good Night John Boy!”

Many of us go into such places looking for something to charm us to purchase it.  I look for fodder for stories.  I never know what will “trigger or spark” an idea.

Search “box of crap” on eBay and see what comes up.  I used to challenge people to pick up an item and write a story about it.  I would have a box of stuff and tell them to reach in and grab something without looking.  Take it back to their desk and write.

To you my pretties, feed your characters.  Find an item and write something on your blog, and tell me about it.

 

Much Love -TW

 

Are we under attack?

Who is the enemy?

 

The trend we see today at least in the USA is alarming.  Using social media, groups can leverage companies to react to pressure changing how they spend their advertising dollars.

When Chick-Fil-A donated money to a pro-life group the LGBTQ group “community organized” to boycott them and shut them down.

The MSM gave them the free publicity that they needed to rile up the masses and a boycott was formed.

There was a slight problem with that.  Most of the population of the country realized that Chick-fila was being bullied by a left-wing group.  The action by the LGBTQ people was designed to inhibit Chick Fila from having a first amendment right to donate money as they so choose to do.  It backfired.

The LGBTQ community should have realized that the very thing they rail against most which is “bullying” is what they were doing to a company that happens to be Christian and pro-life.

We have seen many “community organizing tactics” during the last few years where the left tries to shut down the right by going after their advertisers.

Today we see a tragedy in Florida being exploited by people with an agenda. Using children as weapons to force companies to either bend to their will or face financial ruin. Companies who support the NRA are being bullied to no longer do business with them or suffer consequences.

“How would you like some group organized by your opponents to target you?”

While this group should be complaining to the FBI and others who dropped the ball, they target the NRA.

“Why?”

If they make the NRA the bad guy, then all they have to do is tie the GOP to the NRA. No matter if the devil him or herself is running as the Democratic opponent in the mid-terms, they believe it will affect enough voters to think that somehow an organization that protects your second amendment right Is to blame for all the gun violence in this country.

Since Trump has stated time and time again that the NRA supports him, it is a natural leap to think that if they just get those “Republicans out of office, all the school shootings will stop.”

“It is absolute bullshit, wrong on every level of wrong, and they don’t care!”

Exploiting children who play hours on end of role-playing violent video games blaming the NRA for their problems is just idiotic.  The problem is the idiots believe them as they are speaking their language.

The flawed message is :

  • Terrible tragedy
  • NRA to blame
  • Republicans supported by NRA
  • Democrats good, Republicans Bad..

What is worse is we have Russians and other nefarious groups whose sole purpose is to sow the seeds of discontent. They use social media creating fake news stories the people will click on and share assisting those that wish to take this country apart.

I would encourage those of you who support the NRA, to help these companies targeted by the anti-gun lunatics who think more laws will finally force the bad guys, to capitulate and stop being a criminal. Only support them if they resist these fringe elements of society who are not in touch with the American people.

Florida was preventable, and the FBI and others are to blame for it. They have accepted the blame.  Why blame the NRA when they had nothing to do with it?

No matter how many schools you walk out of, or how much you protest, the bad guy is out there.

The root cause of most of these shootings is not the gun or the knife of the truck, or the baseball bat or machete.

The root cause is mental illness.

If you want to march, march against mental illness.

  • How is it that people are mentally ill?
  • What happened to them?
  • Were they born mentally ill?
  • Did they turn mentally ill?
  • What was there home life like?
  • Did they have both parents?
  • Did the shooter play hours of violent video games?
  • Did they watch hours of horror movies?
  • Were they in combat?
  • Did they suffer from PTSD
  • Were they drug users?
  • What triggered them into action
  • Was it planned or spontaneous?
  • What were the warning signs?
  • Why were they ignored by the FBI
  • Why were they ignored by the local police?
  • How did this person not have his name on the list of not to sell a gun to?

Marching against guns is like marching against rocks.  When man was still living in caves, he hunted each other, killing them with yes, a stone.  (very much like cane and able) Hitting them on the head, they would then eat them, and their brain was one of the first things they ate.

It is a misguided concept to think that marching against guns and blaming an inanimate object is going to solve anything.

Looking at the problems in the light of day is not glorious.  Solving the issues, you must first identify them and then address them.

When an organization readily tells you what they are, and it turns out to be a gun, be very suspect.

The left for some reason wants to disarm Americans.  With the millions of guns in this country, it will never happen.  But they try and first they do this by attacking the NRA.  Those of us with a brain in our heads will make sure that will never happen.  You can attack their business partners but we the people will make sure that the NRA does not go anywhere.

You can link the shooter and his actions to the Republicans which is what you are attempting to do but, we will fight you there too.  We will fight you because it is not true.  The last lunatic who shot up the congressmen was a Bernie supporter, and we will not let the world forget that.  He was an ardent left wing nut job who watched and believed the hateful hyperbole spewed forth by the likes of the left wing media. He was enraged by their propaganda to the point of trying to kill people.

The logical debate will bring forth logical discussions.  The emotional debate will bring forth action.

Words have meaning.  You cannot go into an auditorium and yell fire, and you should not be able to spew out hateful rhetoric which is unfounded, as a news organization.

Journalism is objective reporting of the facts, not what you want the events to be.

Some people watch late night comedians and think it is news.  When vital news organizations have to pay airports tens of thousands of dollars to only play their news stations in the terminals, that should tip off the world that just maybe they have an agenda.

“Yes, they will say it is for their advertisers but, C’mon!”

If the FBI were not looking for Russians under every Republican bed, while trying to bring McCarthyism back to life just maybe, they would have paid some attention to the many red flags and warnings about this dangerous individual, and prevented it from happening.  Had the Local police after going out to this kids house 39 times on domestic disturbance calls, knowing he was violent were thinking just a little, they might have put the kid’s name on the list of those to not sell guns to.

The NRA is not the problem.

What I find interesting is when talking to liberals about this they did not know about the warning signs.  They did not know that the FBI messed up and accepted fault.  They were unaware that this kid had been visited 39 times by the local police for violent domestic disturbance calls.  This was universal among all my liberal colleagues.  How is that possible?

When conquering a country, the first thing you do is control the media or destroy it.

Are we under attack?