Battle of the Books – Follow Up

     I’ll admit, I was really nervous, but the night was fantastic.  I just recently became a member of GLVWG, Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group towards the end of last year.  They’ve had so many events and gatherings since, but they always seemed to be scheduled when I had work.  So tonight was the first chance I had to show up and participate.

     I was one of two timekeepers, and my responsibility was to…. keep track of a time.  Each author had a series of categories that I guess you could say were parts or elements of a story.  Their stories.  They had three minutes to read from their books showing how they incorporated these elements in to their stories, and the audience voted.

     It was fun.  I’m glad I went.

 

I Don’t Usually……

04/05/2019


20190405_114119I’m not really a person that keeps up with fashion trends or styles, and I don’t usually notice what’s “IN” until it affects me in some way or I need something…

but listen to me.  LOL  Personalized coffee mugs are in right now.  That’s right.  You heard it here first.  LOL  Personalized coffee mugs.

 

Robot Writers

04/03/2019

What’s up you all?  How are you this evening?

     I read a tweet today that said something about robots replacing journalist, and it just got me thinking about what I wrote in my post a few days ago.  I told you journalism is wide open.  I also told you what I write in my news now and commentary categories was real and up-to-date.

     The point is, the only way robots could replace humans in any field is if humans are that dependent on machines to do their job.  If your local television news station decided to print the news and allow you the viewer to read it during the news hour, do you really need the reporter to tell you the news?  Probably not.

     Do you need to watch the television news at night if you read the newspaper every morning?  Probably not.

     Can a robot go to a job fair and interact with local businesses, and then write about it?  Probably not.

     Journalism and news reporting in general is one career area that has benefited from the use of machines and computers, but humans were reporting the news way before machines, and they’ll continue to do so when technology breaks down.

    I wouldn’t worry about it.


For all my fellow Aquarians out there, when it comes to love and relationships our two most compatible signs are Leo and Sagittarius.  That’s really interesting because they’re both fire signs, and as you know we’re an air sign.  According to the elemental language of love, air and fire can be very compatible.  A lot of air may put a fire out, but a little air could fan the flames of love for a very long time.

Now that I think about it, I don’t know if I ever dated a Leo.


Have A Good Night

9 11 Foreshadowing in Children’s Game

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If you remember, I posted the picture of the Level 3 Map from the Nintendo classic game Zelda.  The shape of the map was a swastika, and it was shocking to see because I never noticed it when I was a playing the NES original game as a young child.

Here’s the second thing I found in the same game, which let me remind you, Zelda came out in the 80s.

The picture above is a room in the last Level, Level 9.  If you look in the upper left corner, you’ll notice the L has been cropped out, but the word is Level.  So you have Level – 9, and down the center of the room are two separate rows of blocks stretching from one end of the floor to the other.  It clear as day to see both rows make the number 11.

9 11  The number 9 from Level 9 and the columns show us 9 11.  Additionally, in this particular room you can use two bombs to blow two holes in the walls.

Foreshadowing the 9 11 explosion in a children’s game from the 80’s.  Two bombs and two explosions = two planes making two explosions into the two towers represented by the number 11 or the two rows of blocks on the floor.  On September 11, or 9/11.

Coincidence?  Write in, and let me know what you think.  What’s up?  I’m shocked.

I’ll leave you this shocker.  After using the bomb to blow a hole in the wall at the bottom of the screen, the next room you go into is the eye of the skull.  Oh yea, the shape of the Level – 9 map is of a skeleton.

 

 

 

Commentary

3/26/2019


 

I used to be a student at the University of Metaphysical Sciences, and it has been a long time since I’ve taken any courses or joined in any blog topics.  Recently, however, I was listening to a short video created by one of the school’s founders, and she was talking about a situation where someone was being asked to forget, forgive, and move on from something.

     The point she was trying to make was that not all people are equally evolved.  It’s not taking the high road, and it’s not thinking you’re better.  Sometimes we expect something from someone that we might put more value in, and it’s just better to move on.  Sometimes you might not get that apology, that favor returned, or your due credit.

Commentary

3/20/2019


Hiyadoin everyone.

Today is officially the first day of the Spring Season, although it doesn’t feel that way because it’s 28 degrees outside.

So let’s get into the commentary for today.  In the Town Square – A Place to be Heard section of today’s Morning Call newspaper on page 16, there’s an article titled, “SBA offers help to small business owned by women.”

Michelle Christian writes:

During Woman’s History Month in March, the U.S. Small Business Administration salutes women entrepreneurs who take risks to pursue their passions and to whom setbacks are just steps to success.

March is Women’s History Month?  Really?  I didn’t know that, and I think something like that is kind of a big deal.  Salute?

Michelle Christian continues:

This month, we honor their spirit and determination, and everyday we help them on their journeys.  All small business owners need a helping hand once in a while, whether it’s advice, funding, or encouragement from someone who has been there before. 

The article was well written and obviously informative, but it brings into question the divide among the people of this country. 

Does the SBA offer help to small businesses owned by Americans?  As we recognize and build up specific groups and sub-cultures that make up the whole, we create division.  Remember, united we stand, divided we fall. 

If you would like to join in on the conversation, you can do so by tapping the comment button below.  Thank you, and have a wonderful first day of Spring.