Your Chuckle for the Day

A Writer's Corner

(borrowed from my retirement magazine – I added the pictures)

It’s about time

The elderly congregation was perplexed when the preacher
pulled out a pocket watch and threw it to the end of the
room. It slammed into wall and fell to floor in pieces, but
the watch kept ticking.
“What does this demonstration tell you about life?” The
preacher challenged the congregation.
A man in the back slowly stood up, leaning on his cane. He
stared down at the ticking clock.
“Well, preacher, I suspect this watch shows that time flies
and stops for no one.”

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Just because I’m Blonde

Last year, I replaced all the windows in my house with
those expensive double pane energy efficient kind. But
this week, I got a call from the contractor complaining
that his work had been completed a whole year and I had
yet to pay for them.
Boy, oh…

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Primed For Hate

Freedom Through Empowerment

Sheeple                                                      Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

I just love this article, “What if We’ve All Been Primed?” written by Tom Nokkola and taken from his blog, tomnikkola.com.  It provides some really good insight on why we form cultural tribes and how the COVID-19 saga has put this process on steroids.  It also challenges us to break free from this by questioning some commonly accepted beliefs.

The main premise is something called behavioral priming, which leads us to think in specific ways that pit us against one another.  Behavioral priming, Nokkola says:

is the ability to influence someone’s thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors without them knowing about it, through exposing them to a previous stimulus.  For example, repeating the phrase, “Stay home. Stay safe.” could be…

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Primed For Hate

Freedom Through Empowerment

Sheeple                                                      Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

I just love this article, “What if We’ve All Been Primed?” written by Tom Nokkola and taken from his blog, tomnikkola.com.  It provides some really good insight on why we form cultural tribes and how the COVID-19 saga has put this process on steroids.  It also challenges us to break free from this by questioning some commonly accepted beliefs.

The main premise is something called behavioral priming, which leads us to think in specific ways that pit us against one another.  Behavioral priming, Nokkola says:

is the ability to influence someone’s thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors without them knowing about it, through exposing them to a previous stimulus.  For example, repeating the phrase, “Stay home. Stay safe.” could be…

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road

A Writer's Corner

May I back track just a bit. In past posts I have talked about how when we first start writing our first book we are thrilled, have stars in our eyes, and so many have $$$$$$$$ signs floating above their heads. The excitement is tangible!

I’ve also mentioned how, mainly younger people, look at me with awe in their eyes and voice at book signing events and say, “You’re a reeeeaaaal author!” In return I reach out my arm, with a large smile, a hidden giggle, and reply, “Yes, and you can even touch me.” I really get a chuckle when they actually do touch my arm. Make that a laugh out loud!

As I have also stated the publishing process has been taking it course with my new novel, Amy’s Quest, and I’ve been so anxious to get the cover design back. The thrill of seeing how the artists…

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Contact Tracing & Forced Home Removal

Freedom Through Empowerment

The kind looking man with the gentle voice in the video is Dr. Robert Levin, Health Director for Ventura County, CA.  In it, the doctor explains the new “Test & Trace” program being implemented across the state and how it will work in Ventura County.

Here are some snippets from the kind looking man with the gentle voice  and the time mark where you can find them in the video:

3:49-“When we find someone who has a COVID infection,  those people are immediately isolated.”

4:52- “We will isolate every one of them and we will find every one of their contacts and we will make sure that they stay quarantined.”

5:20-There are gonna be thousands of peopled hired who will be contact investigators across the state.”

6:12-We’re not going to be able to keep that person in their home”

6:25-We’ll be moving…

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The 5 Deadliest Creatures

Mitch Teemley

First it’s a worldwide pandemic. Now it’s Giant Murder Hornets. Zombies can’t be far behind. Actually, according to the World Health Organization, the five deadliest creatures (to humans) aren’t giant murder hornets, lions and tigers and bears, or even zombies. They are:

#5  Dogs – 61,000 deaths per year

d1#4  Snakes – 94,000 deaths per year

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#3  Snails – 200,000 deaths per year

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#2  Mosquitoes – 755,000 deaths per year

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and finally… 

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Where Has My America Gone?

A Writer's Corner

Today has been a time of remembering when it seemed as though things were so much more simple than they are in today’s world. I remember riding my bicycle down the country road without fears of being snatched off the seat, leaving the bike wheels spinning in the dirt, because someone would sell me for a quick buck and someone’s perverted sex acts.

I remember playing dolls with my sister and busting into a marble game my brother and his friends were playing, swinging on an old tire swing, and riding behind my brother on his homemade cart while we sped down the hilly country road.

I remember when the murder of a baby was absolutely unthinkable, and illegal, when children were cherished and loved while in the womb, and a young girl pregnant from mistaking “puppy love” for the real love was frowned upon.

I remember hearing about what…

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Yay – Good News!

A Writer's Corner

All day, well most of the day, I have been washing rugs and hanging them outside to dry, cleaning house, bathrooms, mopping floors, etc. It sounds like fun, I know. NOT! Come 4:00 p.m. I turned the T.V. on to see what our governor has decided to do about lifting the coronavirus restrictions for our state.

Before anyone shuts me down, gets mad, wants to yell obscenities at Governor Kemp, I want to thank him for using not only the medical advice, statistics for our state, etc, information he has been given, but using common sense.

Yes, hallelujah, he has opened our state! But with some restrictions especially for the elderly. Those over 65 years of age, those in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior care homes are told they “have to be sequestered until June 15th.”

I fully understand that we must protect our elderly even though my…

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What COVID-19 Has Taught Me Now

Very well said and words of wisdom.

the grizzle grist mill

It has amazed me throughout this pandemic how loud the media has shouted and how quiet the church has remained.

It’s been eerily quiet, except for shouts, concerns and finger-points of who should do what, when and how.

It has amazed me how quickly the whole world has given up their freedom and personal rights, even here in America, under the guise of health, security and even “common decency.”

It has been eerily obvious, except for the shouts, concerns and warning signs thrown up by those who recognize this is not what the Constitution provides.

Maybe you’ve not read that part recently.

Let me refresh your memory…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among…

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Blessings Galore

A Writer's Corner

The last couple of days have been pretty interesting in a couple of ways. I’m getting a little impatient and that is not always a good thing. We need to take into consideration what others might be experiencing and our patience can be tested through that thought process.

I’m still waiting for the cover design for my new book, Amy’s Quest. That’s becoming a little harder as days and weeks pass, but I already know the people doing it are having to do it from their homes (that can’t be easy) because of this freakin’ virus stuff. I won’t get into that because I just get mad with all the “cooked books,” lies, deceit, etc. being spewed to continue to scare the heck out of everyone and keep them scared and controlled.

Enough on that…

On a happier note I feel ten pounds lighter! I thought I was going…

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