In April, 2016 my then 23 year old daughter told me she was an addict and asked for my help. This began a journey of heartache, frustration, fear, and anger. My desperate search for information yielded a vast array of quackery, fraud, greed, and sometimes well-meaning individuals spewing opinions based on little evidence. After careful consideration and copious research, I completely reversed my opinion about how to deal with our problems with drug abuse. Below is part rant, part pleading, but … [Read more...] about A Call for Free Market Solutions to Our Addiction Problem
FROM THE OFFICE OF: U.S. Senator Joe Winston (R-KY)To be disbursed with immediate urgency.WASHINGTON, D.C. This just in. Scientists have recently discovered that TDS, a common virus that has been dormant in roughly fifty percent of the U.S. population, now has various mutations, most of which there is no known cure. This is what is known at this time.-The original strain was mysteriously triggered and emerged from a dormant state on or about the same date, November 8, 2016. Initial … [Read more...] about New Pandemic on the Horizon.
Here's how I did it. I worked my ass off for a year and a half and I had a lot of help. That I got everything together and submitted them on the same day was a total coincidence. So there. The rest of this article is about those two books. Sorry if I didn't offer any inspirational secrets. If I can't toot my own horn on my own blog, then it's not safe to do so anywhere, right? Yesterday, I submitted two new books for publication. One is fiction, my second novel. The other is … [Read more...] about How I Published Two Books on the Same Day
I went down a rabbit hole and now I'm climbing out.One of my editors recently warned be against using brand names in my current manuscript, including the names of social media brands. Kudos to her for doing so. That's part of her job, but it got me to thinking. If I can't safely use the name of Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube without fear of some kind of action being taken against me, why is it that this is only a fear in the realm of fiction. I realize the likelihood of this happening to me … [Read more...] about Using Brand Names in Fiction
Dear Social Media Entrepreneurs,There is a large and growing presence among the Facebook community that deeply wishes for a platform that doesn't shove it's agendas down our throats. While your alternative platforms may be superior in many ways, what we from the Facebook community really want is another Facebook, without their stupid rules. Essentially, we want an agnostic Facebook. What we don't want is to take the time to learn an entirely new platform. We have short attention spans. … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to MeWe, Minds.com, Gab.ai, Steemit, and the Rest of Your Ilk