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A Piece Of My Mind

This Is The Winning Cover!

  WINNING COVER! Thank you all for voting on the best cover for this book. This is the winning cover, almost unanimously. No, I haven’t lost weight, I’m just stretched as it is a rough draft. I’ll get Jessie to work on this right away so it’s done when I’m done. Okay, you’ve heard that […]

The Only Contest I’ve Ever Won

The only contest I have ever won was a regional resume writing contest my English professor required us to enter. I was badly in need of a boost to my English grade so I decided that if I was going to enter this contest, I would do my best to win. As the resumes were […]

Why did they build the Eiffel Tower?

Why did they build the Eiffel Tower? At 1,063′ tall the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world until 1930 and is now the most visited paid monument in the world. It survived two world wars. It survived a destruction order from Hitler after the French cut the lift cables to deny him […]

The Perfect Life . . .

I close my eyes, and it’s perfect. I’m perfectly warm in my perfectly comfortable king size bed. Vivid green swaying to the lightly moving air outside my window. A gentle breeze flowing through the open double doors. It’s 10:34 am and I have not a care in the world. “Life is perfect,” I think, and […]

My Favorite Flying Machine

Beechcraft Starship The Beechcraft Starship is a futuristic-looking aircraft designed by Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites, and produced by the Beech Aircraft Corporation. It is a six- to eight-seat business transport. Development cost $300 million, and began in 1979 when Beechcraft identified a need to replace the King Air model. After a brief hiatus while the […]

Thank You For A GREAT Birthday Party!

Thank You For A GREAT Birthday Party! It was great to see everyone. Delightful friends and family from all walks of my life: elementary school, high school, college, jobs, University, businesses, Ellensburg, Seattle, and everywhere in between. It doesn’t get much better than out dancing with your friends! A special thanks to Steve and the […]

Who’s Problem Is It?

Next time you are bothered, I mean really bothered, by something someone said to you, stop for a moment and think about it. Who do they think they are? Why would they say such a thing? What gives them the right? On and on goes our inquiry into the absurd. First realization might be that […]

Seattle Weekly Interview: Mental Health System

Increased Caseloads Plague a Court Designed to Help the Mentally Ill By Katey Rusch, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:30am King County’s Involuntary Treatment Act Court has seen its cases double in the last decade and the staff can’t keep up. “I know this is a difficult day for you, but can I ask you a few […]

Enola Gay by OMD

  An excellent song by OMD about the plane that dropped the Hiroshima bomb On August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay B-29 bomber flew over Hiroshima, Japan, and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb. Three days later, the U.S. dropped another bomb on Nagasaki. The explosions annihilated tens of thousands of people and devastated the […]

Big Fish

International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will’s hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through […]

Mortal Men

              MORTAL MEN Oh what fools, we mortal men.        We face the lion in the den. But asked to change a single thought,        We all respond with, I Will Not! Oh why the pain, oh why the doubt?        Our mortal […]

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