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After several years and one election, I have decided to move away from “If It Thinks.” The reason is that I have gotten much more deeply involved with the study of Scripture. In truth, I find I had been avoiding this commitment to stay in touch with current events. In the study of Scripture, it is […]

Wake Up & Smell the Smirnoff!

Antifa. I call this loose affiliation of Soviet ex-patriots Aunty Fay. Does it seem like what I have been saying for the last two and one-half years might actually be the truth? That during the 60’s the Soviets sent to us, through eastern Europe, dissidents to infiltrate our college;s and Universities to foment a “United State […]

Taxes, Alcohol, and Chocolates

So, this person gets an idea that he or she should run for public office. They don’t like what they are seeing and hearing about what some level of government is doing for or against the public trust. Let;s just say that this person is some guy like me or you. he develops a platform […]

Our Tax Structure

I’m back after having taken a vacation after my vacation. No apologies, I needed the respite from writing this blog. So, without further ado: Our Tax Structure. I think I will get a lot of agreement when I say that our tax “structure” is actually a concrete and steel megastructure built on the backs of the middle […]

Yesterday was a frustrating day. Let me tell you why.

For as long as I have been building websites I have really never read instructions. I am working on three right now whose themes I purchased because they are membership sites and because building websites is getting ever more complex. There is new software on the market now that is called “Page Builder.” It is the first time that software has allowed “drag and drop” mechanics to be used to put elements of a website such as menus, columns, tables, sidebars etc. on a page. Just drag them into position, assign them values needed and you’re done; theoretically speaking.

Yesterday, without reading up on it, I decided to build the home page on a website using a page builder for the first time. How tough can it be, right? What I ended up with was the loss of a post and the elements of the page splayed out across the page. A mess! Discouraged, I got up and found something else to do. Living out where we do there is always enough “else” to do. The great thing about finding something else to do is that, for me, it gives me the time to concentrate and decompress. Upon decompression, I settled down and asked myself, “Are you smart enough?” Smart enough to figure this, and myriad other things, out and come to a successful conclusion of what ever it is I am attempting.

The answer is that, yes, I am smart enough but it bears a more careful look. A deeper introspection.

I don’t know about you but my life, growing up, kind of sucked. Being picked on at home and then again at school leaves a pretty damned hollow spot in one’s self-confidence. I am not saying there weren’t great and memorable times that I had but there was always tension and uncertainty as I didn’t know which negative experience would rear its ugly head from one hour to the next. One cannot breed positiveness when one is subject to that type of tension. So, I asked myself, “Am I Smart Enough?”

I decided to write that down and put it in front of my computer not just for the question but for the thoughts that it brought about. You see, if you deny negatives then you are denying reality in all you do. Nothing is all positive. However, if one asks themselves this simple question and one is also honest with themselves then the inevitable answer has to be, “Yes, Damn right I’m smart enough!”

I thought I would pass this on as I prepare myself to write the new novel. As I have said many times, I have NO original thoughts as I am just one of billions to have walked this Earth who thought very well.

Write that question down and place it where you will see it each day and allow yourself a few minutes to think it through. It lifted me and i would like nothing better than to lift you also.

Hey, let me know if this helps?


I am starting to write my 3rd novel. As much as I love writing this blog my first love is storytelling. Not just a long post but chapter after chapter.

I already have a short outline and the first line of the novel written. My process is to write without an outline as my mind chafes at doing things twice and I change my mind at a moments notice to add characters, events or just 180’s in a story. I will be writing this as an ebook

I will be writing this as an ebook on one of my websites, aptly named, Guess what?!! You can join that site if you’d like. Generally, I sell these novels as I go on a chapter by chapter basis. Depending, the cost is $0.99 to $1.50 per chapter. I write 3 chapters ahead before I put them up for purchase as n one, including myself, wants to pay for something on a layaway plan.

What I do, however, is to place teasers on the home page to give you a taste of what the novel is about. I never put start and end dates on a novel. That never works. The problem for my readers is that a lot of you lose interest in the meantime. After all, this is the age of flash satisfaction and writing is still “old school.” This is to say that I am backing off my thought process here to concentrate on the book.

This is to say that I am backing off my thought process here to concentrate on the book. Originally I thought to shut down this website but that isn’t necessary. If it is a long time between posts you are welcome to send me an email and ask me to write about something you would like my take on. That missive I will respond to quickly no matter how involved I am in the novel. Best to send the email HERE.



Civilization Failing?

For the past several weeks I have been researching a lot of very different avenues concerning Western Civilization. For that matter, I suppose one could say that what I have been looking at is the civilized societies (so called) of the world. Comparisons require a base or foundational starting point so I went back to […]

Our Government’s Secrets

A lot of people started claiming that the U.S. government being secretive is a bad thing in the last several decades. In one way, I agree. There are secrets inside our government which concerns double-dealing and that type of thing which just shouldn’t be. I do draw the line at secrecy which concerns our armed forces. […]

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