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my writer's platform (culture / writing / books) is my writer's platform, with a page showing where you can buy, preview and/or review all of my books. Or, just look below... Where to buy, preview or review my books ANOTHER WA ... read more

 naturally reduce your risk of allergies (life / health / food)

Yet again, the solutions for most of the ailments that plague modern society are to be found in the natural world, not the synthetic world of establishment medicine and Big Pharma. via Activist Post: 3 Ways to Naturally Reduce Your Risk of Allergies and to Revers ... read more

 saturday morning (family / adoption / holmes)

Tara made a good guess earlier. She thinks that the orphanage caretakers are telling Elizabeth that we will be taking her away from the orphange soon. They think they're doing us a favor, trying to prepare her. But now, every time that we come to visit and they le ... read more
bison are finally roaming these prairie lands again for the first time in 150 years
The official mammal of the United States has not wandered through these South Dakotan lands since 870--until now. ... read more

 elizabeth skiing for the first time (family / holmes / elizabeth)

It was father-daughter day (for me, my brother, nephew and our daughters) at NorthStar ski resort in Lake Tahoe. See ... read more

 lit motors builds a car that breaks the rules (life / health / environment)

via Lit Motors Builds a Car that Breaks the Rules. Right now, electric cars are not sustainable, he says. The average electric car battery pack is four times larger than ours, with one-third the range. If every car in the U.S. had that battery pack, we would n ... read more
chinese citizens will have to get their faces scanned to access the internet
John Vibes - Chinese citizens are currently forced to show their ID Card in order to get the internet installed in their house. ... read more

 phone scam to make you say yes (education / news / crime)

Another phone scam to be aware of ... After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?' All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can, said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you do not want to do. Police say scamm ... read more

 a very artsy picture of elizabeth (family / holmes / elizabeth)

Just because I liked it, I'm posting it here! :) ... read more
fireball in california sky caught on dashboard camera
Forecasters said a fireball caught on camera streaking across the California night sky is likely the first of many as two meteor showers begin in the area. ... read more
tulsi gabbard: "dnc and corporate media are rigging the election again"
Non-establishment candidates like Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson are important for the very reason that they help to reveal the corrupt processes of elections and who the players involved are. As we have said with Trump, if he did not become pr ... read more

 action films on netflix (culture / movies-tv / blog)

Almost half of all action films on Netflix have a variation of this description: He thought he was retired, but has to do one last job! ... read more

 quote of the day (culture / quotes / )

For life to work well for most people today, the universe has chosen an unlucky few for whom nothing works at all. :) Try and keep that in mind as you go through your day. -- Bill Holmes ... read more

 contentment (culture / writing / blog)

Contentment is lying in bed, social networking on my laptop, listening to my wife and daughter fight/tease each other in the other room, while I've got the cat cuddled up on my left and two out of three pugs cuddled up on my right. ... read more
4 techniques to expand your consciousness
October 8th, 209 By Paul Lenda Evolution is a process of ebbs and flows. Contraction and expansion are a normal part of the process and both have their place. However, when we expand our perspective to have an ultra-wide field of aw ... read more

thought for the day (culture / writing / blog)

I was noticing how I'm not as good of a speller as I used be, or at least not as quick. Old age, I figured. Brain deteriorating. Oh well. Then I decided it's not necessarily that big a deal when certain brain synapses or pathways/habits die or just get worn out. ... read more

six exercises for happiness (life / health / )

These six daily happiness exercises are proven to make anyone, from a 4-year old to an 84-year old, happy, or simply happier. Achor says in just 2 days, the exercises can transform a pessimist into an optimist. Gratitude Exercises. Write down three things ... read more