Is your inbox anything you could share with your mother?

We live in an exciting world. When we can hide behind pseudonyms, it makes it easy to say things that you would not speak to someone in person, hopefully.
Here are a few answers to some e-mails that I get.

“What is wrong with “dick?” Don’t you lesbians use dildoes anyway?”

Hmmm, how do you respond to someone like that? Oh, wait…Who said I was a lesbian? Who said I wasn’t? I abhor labels, and if you read any of my novels, you would see that. As far as phalluses, who would want a moron like yourself on top of them?

If you truly understood the difference in the sexes, you would not make such statements.

I mentioned that I get a lot of dick pics in the e-mail inbox, and that is the intelligent response I get.

My interests in people are not what they look like, or what plumbing they have. I like intelligent, thoughtful, insightful people who may or may not agree with me but, they must respect my right to say what I wish, as I do theirs. Many of my friends and I don’t agree on everything. Perfect! Let’s talk about it over tea and let it go.

“Why do you write about lesbians?”

I write about all sorts of people. If you read my books, you will find that I have traditional relationships and then some which are just flat out taboo fantasies.

We all need a mental vacation at times, so I provide it in my novels. I have several friends who identify as gay, and I love them dearly. I happen to think that writing about lesbian relationships fills a void in this world. Diamond Joe is my favorite novel of all time for lesbian fiction. That book of all of my stories is one that I wish Hallmark would break their mold of man and woman, and make a movie of it. That novel is actually YA which is different from many of my books.

Diamond Joe will have you laugh and cry and allow you to see what some people have to go through to survive in this world. Same-sex marriage is a hot topic, and I don’t shy away from it.

“Have you ever been to a nude beach, is it really like that?”

I will admit to being nude around others in settings like I portray. Yes, it is very much like I depict in many of my novels. If you are curious, I would suggest that you pick up this latest novel, Kitties, Titties & Winks or the last series of Nudists of Shangri-La.
The issue with naturism is that there is indeed is no mystery. Once your clothes are off, and you realize that nudity is not what many make it in their minds, to quote the politics of the day it is a “nothing burger.”
That is why in many of my books I mention it, walk you or the character through the process and then spice it up with something else as naturism by itself is truly healthy and truly not enough to write a book about.

I do love the feel of the wind and sun on parts that are reserved for shadows. I never tire of that.

How do you find time to write so much and keep a day job?

Harold, I don’t sleep. That is not really true, but I am an insomniac. If the characters are active so am I. I cannot tell you how many times that I have crawled out of bed at 3 am and worked on a project till it was time to go to work.

If you are passionate about what you are doing it is a small price to pay. We can all rest when we are dead. Right now, today, this is for the living, and I live my life. I went out with friends last weekend, and the conversation focused on what was on TV worth watching.

I had zero input. I don’t watch TV. I have this incredible 4K, 55 inch set in my office that I might turn on when I am eating, and then it goes right back off. I do like YouTube. I love individual musicians, and I want to teach myself to mimic them on the guitar. I find that playing a musical instrument keeps me sharp and mentally alert. Playing also allows me to wind down and at least start the sleep process.

“Why do you use such hard words?”

Oh Phil, bless your heart.  I laughed at that one. Really? If you are reading it on kindle just highlight it and improve your vocabulary. I have an excellent command of the English language. That does not stop me from making grammatical missteps, or from typing you instead of your or you’re, but I do share my knowledge with you.

When I was young, I kept a dictionary with me whenever I read. Later in life, it was a college dictionary. I looked up every word that I did not readily know. It paid off.

Today we have tools that are marvelous. No, I will not dumb down my writing style. Unless I write that children’s book, I will juxtapose words with more than two syllables with everyday words that you might hear on the playground.
Those were a few of the dozens of e-mails that I cherry-picked.
Thanks for them even the snarky comments. At least you cared enough to stop by. As for the rest of this week…Read my books!
Seriously this book is worth your time, and I look forward to the feedback!

Much Love -TW

Response to an E-mail

Should we move the second hand on the doomsday clock?

“Wow TW, you don’t think much of humans do you?”

Yep, that was from an e-mail.  This person took objection to me comparing humans to cockroaches.

“At least we know some people read my blog and think to send me a note…” 🙂

Let’s try and put this into context for them, shall we?

If you are comparing apples to apples some are tastier, better looking and even more resilient when it comes to resisting bugs than others.  Comparing apples to oranges gets a little bit trickier.

When you compare humans to each other some are definitely more stable, intelligent and wiser than others.  That does not make them any better necessarily it just makes them different.

The average IQ of the average human is around 100.  Anything above 100 is, of course, your thinkers, your higher level strategizers and so forth. Stephen Hawking, rest his soul, was right up there with Einstein which I would guess to be close to 160.

Anything over 160 borders on insanity…fyi…

I personally do not put much stock into the whole IQ thing as it is a way of assigning a number or value to people, putting them into a hole if you will.

In Saga of the Starduster, I talk about humans coming into contact with a race of very intelligent people with high IQ’s.  How does that work out for them?

So, compare humans to a race of folks who can build an interstellar craft, alter time, and shift in and out of this reality at will.

Now compare the thinkers and philosophers to people who spend their countries fortunes on building a bigger and more powerful weapon that is capable of blowing up the planet.  They starve the very people that they need to work the farms and provide the resources for their pitiful excuse of a government to function.  Short-sighted does not even come close to accurately describing them.

Then you have the class of folks who want everything for free until it is their turn to pay for “everything” for others of that ilk, and then they wake up.

I think comparing some individuals to cockroaches might actually do a disservice to the cockroach.   Do you realize that if one of these “leaders” actually touches off a nuke and kills us all, the cockroach might very well be the lone survivor?  It has evolved into a pretty good machine.  Putin was just quoted as telling the UK not to threaten a Nuclear Power.  Are we moving the Doomsday clock closer to midnight?  Even he knows that those are toys you will never get to play with.  If that Geni gets loose again there are too many others with those kinds of toys who would not want to play too.

“The meek shall inherit the earth…Are cockroaches meek?”

Stephen Hawking was a personal hero of mine.  I wish I had met him. Not only was he very smart, thought outside the box and did not let others browbeat him but, he was a survivor. Last night when the news broke that he had passed, some person was quick to report that he used to run over the toes of those that he did not like with his wheelchair.  Why they felt it necessary to besmirch the character of such a great man minutes after his death boggles my mind.  Some people are very small indeed!

Had he run over my toes, I would have been honored just to be that close to him.

As far as science, physics and Quantum physics go, Stephen was a giant!

While I may be in hot water with one of my readers, Stephen called us once an advanced breed of monkeys.  Think about that one.

I hope that clears up my comparison.  No, I don’t think humans are dullards or cockroaches.  I do know that we can be self-serving, lazy, petulant and downright idiotic. We can also be benevolent, brilliant and beautiful, which are you?

By the way, since I have finished the Nudists series for a bit, I am back to work on Gods and Insects.  Several more chapters sprang to life from my nimble fingers the other night and I like the way that it is coming along.

Look for more updates soon.

Much Love -TW