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I haven’t posted in a long time because of all the horrors crossing my television and my social media for the last two weeks. It has been heartbreaking, painful and traumatizing – but one thing is certain.
Something has to change.
I can not sit on the sidelines and say nothing when people are dying.
I can not stay silent while the blood of innocents rises up from the ground.
I don’t have much, but I do have this:
The ability to boycott. The ability to protest against the fear that a nation of beleaguered innocents face on a daily basis.
I will protest against this fear not just on behalf of others, but for myself and my children.
This is America, and all people have the right to live without flinching at the blink of flashing blue and red lights.
Others are mobilizing.
I am merely joining the fight.
Wow, so this week has been a busy week!
My daughter Yve loves fashion, and in the spirit of encouraging her artistic abilities, I’m supporting her as she starts designing her own t shirts. Right now she’s struggling to choose between logos given by various talented designers.
If you could take a moment to support a 10 yr old’s dreams – check out the logos and let her know which one she should pick! CLICK HERE.
Thanks so much, and wish my daughter luck!
Welcome to the H3R3 THERE BE DRAGONS GIVEAWAY!
For a limited time I’m giving away free copies of The Dragon’s Call – and all you have to do to enter is watch a 2min video!
There are very few copies so hurry up for your chance to win – click HERE!!!
For a short amount of time, I’ve placed up the audio version of the poem Hunger on Soundcloud and Google Play Music. Check them out through the links below.
So, today is the beginning of my four-week challenge to myself to Crit1Sub1!
After being stuck in a rut, I realized that the only way to get out of the rut is to get out of the rut.
Facilitating me in this endeavor is the Internet Writing Workshop where I regularly go to get my writing projects critiqued!
Of course, nothing comes without some type of give-take, and so in order to get crits, you must also give ^.^
Right now I’m pumped and can’t wait to get started.
If you’d like to join me in the 4 week challenge to Crit1Sub1, then click HERE and join in the writing fun ^.^
Wish me luck!
The very first time I posted about Triberr was five years ago when the site first started.
At the time, I had no clue what Triberr was or how it functioned.
I’ve had five years since then to test and evaluate the site.
There have been updates to the site since its start that generally assisted in increasing my reach to a larger audience. I’ve been very pleased over these five years to note that I have always seen a large increase of hits on my blog after my site updates to Triberr.
The site is extremely useful in many ways.
In fact, the only complaint I have is how often authors of other blogs don’t remain active enough to repost content.
You see, activity is the lifeblood of Triberr because activity ensures the repost and increase in outreach for each of its members.
Fortunately, as the leader of two separate tribes, I’ve learned that the best way to ensure outreach and growth is to encourage activity by re-posting work from other authors often. After all, why should anyone want to share your work if you haven’t done the same for them?
Meanwhile, Triberr has passed the five-year-mark on its location on the internet and is still shoving out content from each of its authors at a steady rate.
If you have information or content that you want to share, Triberr is a must.
Check my page on Triberr out HERE.
So, while scanning the internet for interesting reads, I stumbled upon one of my works posted up on a random free-to-download site. I felt somewhat conflicted at first. I mean while the site had not asked for my permission, to view my novel posted up for everyone to see essentially giving me free advertisement was, if you’ll excuse the play on words, novel.
While mulling over this turn of events, I googled piracy sites and eventually came to the most interesting article on piracy I have ever encountered. In it the writer of the article interviews the priests of a religion focused on piracy.
Piracy as a religion?
The idea seems tongue-in-cheek at first, but if you continue reading you begin to wonder if the members of such a church are in earnest.
And if so, what does this mean for the writers and creators of the content being pirated?
The religion claims that these self-proclaimed priests of piracy a.k.a. “kopimists,” believe in no god…
But if their religion is the spreading of information then aren’t we, the authors of such information, either avatars – or gods?
Interesting to say the least.
Check it out HERE.
Experiencing loss is interesting – and not in the good sense.
What’s interesting about it is you can lose some of the most important things and/or people in your life, and it can cause you to think, “Ok, it can’t get worse than this.”
NEVER THINK THAT. You can ALWAYS lose more.
And sometimes that loss has nothing to do with death – it’s just that people change, they grow apart, or they just stop caring.
And here’s the thing: No matter how much YOU have changed, or grown apart – the actual end or cutting off of that thing or person is still incredibly painful.
And shutting down won’t make the pain go away; trying not to feel the pain will only prolong the healing because the truth is, no one will be there for you forever.
And that’s life.
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Truth may march o’er cracked stone floors
through bloodied hearts arrayed,
And Pain might prevail whilst cities lie
In dust and agony weighed,
Yet Reality trudges onward
through the graying scenes of life,
Gripping in one whitened fist
Truth’s heartless, edged knife.
–KW McCabe 2015
It’s been 21 days since the night my husband went missing.
The circumstances surrounding that night are confusing, to say the least.
There are times when the whole thing seems unreal. The irony of the situation cuts deep when others comment that his disappearance sounds like a book or a movie, because though I’m a writer – this is my life.
I had to halt editing Dragon Kin as I have been consumed with talking to investigators, and I’m uncertain when I’ll be able to restart.
I hope this ends soon, that my husband is found, and that my daughters’ tiny, protected worlds are made right again.