It was late. Last night.
I had a feeling something wasn't right.
There was not another soul in sight.
Only You! Only You. ~ Todd Rundgren - The Light (In Your Eyes)
Children, they are such a great thing in your life. From the little conversations, to the headaches to everything. Love. It fills a lot of hate in the world. I have a feeling that the message in the world today is a constant one of "stay fearful" and it seems that we are kept in a constant state of fear and alertness if you listen to the news. I've felt it in the past few days. This feeling that I'm supposed to be fearful at all times. Yes, things happen. Yes, horrible tragedies occur. But the inevitable question arises afterwards, "What if it happens to me?" Well, I'll deal with it in the best way I know how.
As the Democratic National Convention arises, I'll follow it. Did my candidate win? Not really, but I'll fall in line like a good democrat. Because the values and principles that I hold fall in line with their principles. And that's ultimately how I want my country. A place where fear and entitlement don't run the world.
It's the little things that we enjoy. Food, coffee, movies that you fall asleep to on your couch with your wife. Sunsets, sunrises. All the great things that make up life should be enjoyed as long as you enjoy them. I've been running a book promotion on my books to the left of this blog post and for a very limited time, they are free. As I look back at my books, there are a lot of mistakes still in them. But I don't think that I ever want to go back and edit them. I may someday but there are a lot of stories still left to tell. I'm working on an expansion of the Blackstone Family Thanksgiving, which is a horror mystery book. It should be out about July 31st. My first published fiction work. I'm very proud of it and look forward to sharing it with you.
Whenever I look back at what I have accomplished in the past, I think about all of the things that I said I was going to do and all of the wasted time. I think of all of the initiative that just got to the inspiration phase and not past the launch phase. I think about that a lot . And so my next goal is to launch a book or two a month. Get things out there on a regular basis and create an anthology. None of us know how long we have left, but in the meantime, I'm going to stop talking about doing these things and just do them. Write as much as I can for as long as I can. If I do that, you will be able to share in what I create. Plain and simple. In good times, and in bad, make great art.
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. – Walt Disney