I'm between - inside the wasteland where the borders of amazement, pain, awe and disbelief collide.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What is the TPP?

Trump has been stating that the TPP needs to go. That it’s a wacked out piece of legislation which will harm our businesses. After going through this document, I can see what he means. The TPP would be devastating to millions of jobs that are being shipped out of the US to other countries where workers are paid pennies for what US workers are paid dollars, forcing the corporations who profit from these sweatshop manufacturing hives to bring those jobs back to the US.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Approaching Action and elevating tension

Have you ever read a novel that has tons of action, car chases, kidnappings, escapes and gun fights -- that doesn't keep you awake even though it is 10:00am on Saturday and you just finished two pots of coffee? Yeah, that's a common problem with newer writers and one that has some simple fixes. Since friends don't let friends publish crap, here are some of the tactics I use for action.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Erotica of the Mind and Soul

My favorite erotica author has always been Anais Nin. My love affair with her storytelling has never faltered and never strayed. She wrote true erotica, and did it several times without a sex scene.

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings -- of tarnishings.”
― Ana├»s Nin

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ugly Americans

"It is much easier to fool a man, than to convince him he's been fooled." ~Mark Twain

No ball is in this picture.
The outline of a circle
doesn't exist.
I'm not an Atheist. I'm not much of an Agnostic either. I firmly believe in the Bible, the existence of the Church, and a God. I also believe that the three have never met, or even been to the same office party. Religion is an emotional  thing for believers. It is the sense of self, the connection to others, the guide for choices, and the navigator star calling them home.  Religion is Purpose, Reason, and Motivation, and all the rest and with some -- even more. So to act against or threaten a person's worship should not be taken lightly (by either party). Nothing on that list is physical; it's not a house or a car or a thing getting blown-up or burned-down or stolen. Once taken, or made to feel vulnerable, it could be years before that connection is restored and there's no guarantee it will heal.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Row v Wade -- Privacy

Privacy Issue

There is one more thing nagging at me in this topic. I've never looked into this much, having been single most of my life. So please forgive me if the question seems obvious to you.

After reading the decision of Roe & Wade I find it a bit confusing that everyone is talking about abortion being legal or not. That case did not rule that abortion was legal.

The ruling was that women had the right to privacy, and that her discussions and visits, her diagnostics and prescriptions, the choices of care between her and her doctor were protected by the 14th amendment, and therefore none of the State’s business. They ruled that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion.

God Said, What? on abortion.

This is an open question. 
I've recently been introduced to this question. I know that there are true Christians who feel strongly about this -- I also know there are extremists. I would love to hear from anyone with an honest input, and desire to answer the questions I have put forth -- or to note where I am in error. 
If in error I would like a credible source which would not be an opinion page on a blog somewhere. Scripture, Catholic Church document, Research paper -- peer reviewed, Theologians, etc. I only say Catholic Church because this topic should have been covered long ago, and they would have the records.

Sunday, November 29, 2015