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The Death of Richo

  • Posted on February 7, 2014 at 6:18 am

Richo AKA Mike, has been a wonderful friend I met on Never Winter Nights, a role play based online community, set in a Dungeons and Dragons type setting. We met in September of 2008 and it was just a chance meeting in a small community called Phoenix Rising, Over time we got to know each other in the game and then we got to know about each others real life, he was only nineteen at the time and me in my forties, he quickly became like another son to me. We about the same time I met Shan, also a Mike in real life and a few others that have vanished over time. But through this time we developed a strong friendship. However in the fantasy realms time travels much faster than it does in the outside world, so we figure the character is close to a hundred and it is time for him to pass and move on. So I am taking the antics from the Rp Life of Richo and turning them into a story, Omnibus, but I will post some of the smaller ones here, and I am working the stories out with others.

This is a small dedication to Mike, for being a good friend, a source of inspiration, and in congratulations for his graduation from College.

F R O G

  • Posted on July 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

This is an email sent to by a friend.

 

F R O G we all need one. 


I was told a story about a lady in the hospital who was near death when an area Chaplain came to visit her.This Chaplain was a very young female with long blond hair. She listened to the lady who was ill and left her a small gift for comfort.It was a tiny ceramic frog.

The next day one of the people from the lady’s church came to visit.The lady told her friend about the beautiful young Chaplain who had come to visit her. The friend was so impressed with the way the lady had improved and felt the need to talk to the young Chaplain.In her search to find the young gal, she was repeatedly reassured that the chaplains are never very young and that there was never a gal that fit the description given.
Upon returning to the lady in the hospital, a visiting nurse entered the room and noticed the ceramic frog. The nurse made the comment ‘I see you have a guardian angel with you.’ As she held the little frog we asked why she made the comment and we were informed that the frog stood for:

 

Forever 
Rely 
On 
God 
To The World You Might Be One Person;But To One Person You Might Be the World.  



Friends are quiet Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly

The Tooth Fairy Stole my I-Pod!!!!

  • Posted on July 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm

My cousin often comes up with funny stories, actually it is real life things that her telling of them will bring you to tears.  Her youngest son 8 years old, lost two teeth in Flag football, and like a good mother she had him put it next to the bed for the tooth fairy. Well come morning his money was there, the teeth were gone and so was the I-pod. He started trying to get her to call the Tooth Fairy service and tell them not to send her back out because she is a thief, when she said she had no phone number for them he then wanted her to call the police and report the theft, again she said it would not work because the police did not know how to get a hold of the service either. After going around and around about it he finally let it go. Well recently he found his I-pod and the Tooth Fairy brought it back, in the 6 months it has been missing he forgot how to use it, so she broke it and brought it back, and again they went around and around about whom to contact on the issue.

Just a funny little story to make your day.

Full Circle

  • Posted on May 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Back at the OWFI conference, last year one of the contest judges was so hard on my work I came very close to quitting writing. However a very dear friend started turning me back to it, then my mom made me promise just before she died to never stop writing and never give up. So I am back at the OWFI conference, and getting back into the frame of mind to write and be the success I know I can. There are so many more options out there now than there use to be, there are e-publishing, which I am considering, I think I will give my book one more year of plugs before go this route. I had a class with Desseree Holt, learning what is smut and what is Erotica and what is Erotica Romance, I am really thinking one of my stories could go this way.  However if I go this avenue then it will have to be with a pen name, because my doing YA Books the more adult content needs to be clearly kept separate.

Terror Is it us or them???

  • Posted on April 18, 2013 at 2:59 am

Being from Oklahoma I am not one to look at this latest bomb as something coming from outside. Even though I am not one to jump to conclusions I do want Answers and I want them quickly. The sad thing is I finally broke down and purchased myself a gun, which is something I never thought I would do. I do not feel safe. I am scared of the people running around blowing things up. I am worried about the people that kick in doors and break into homes, or steal cars. There are not enough cops on the street, as they start stripping our right to bear arms, it will eventually be that the only people that have guns are the criminals. Life as our parents and grandparents knew it no longer exists. It seems that more and more people think the world owes them something and they don’t have to work for it.  People it is time to pray and to start standing up for ourselves. The more we allow to be removed from us the more they will take. It is time we start paying attention to what is going on around us and ask questions. It is time to watch the president and the government and question what they are doing. We are not sheep and we need to stop letting the “government” lead us to slaughter.

What has the world come to?

  • Posted on March 21, 2013 at 8:40 am

The news around the United States is not good. It is sad to say but I fear the future of our country. Every promise that the current president made he has broken, the ones in Congress and the Senate are no better. It is time we fire the United States Government and start over. I have watched as the government slowly have raped Lady Liberty, how many more rights are they going to take away from us, and once gone, does not matter who gets into office they will not return. How long are we going to remain Lambs awaiting slaughter?

With the shootings around Christmas they want more gun control. No the time of allowing only the bad to have the guns is over. I say we allow teachers to have conceal and carry licenses or what ever the state has in effect. It is time we quit allowing our children to be the victims of stupidity. They people going in and shooting up schools, shopping malls, movie theaters, are targeting places where people are least likely armed, they are insane but they are also cowards. They want to do as much damage as possible before anyone can stop them, so they will not target a school that the staff and faculty could be armed, they well seek out other places “safe” for them to target.

Look at the trend, think about it, pray about it. You might come to the same conclusion.

 

 

I have been gone awhile.

  • Posted on December 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

After the death of my Mother I backed off of writing for a while, I lost the lust for writing. However life must go on, and we buried my grandfather yesterday. It is with a heavy heart that I know that life is to short to waste it, so I am back to my writing full time as of today.  We trudge ahead because Mother nor Grandfather would appreciate it  if life quit because they were gone.

 

Someone dear sent me an email that kinda says it all.

 

 

When God takes something from your grasp, he’s not punishing you, but

merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on

this sentence. “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of

God will not protect you.” Something good will happen to you today,

something that you have been waiting to hear. Please do not break.

Just 27 Words, ‘God our Father, walk through my house and take away

all my worries and illnesses and please watch over and heal my family

in your name, Amen.’

Mother

  • Posted on October 27, 2012 at 5:08 am

Mother

When I was a child you were there,

The skinned up knees you did repair.

Through our childhood, you drove the car,

To Ball games, and dance classes near and far.

Into my youth I tended to stray,

All you could do was sit and pray.

My teen years were a tangle, with many ups and downs

In your frustrations I know you would sit and frown.

Into my adult years, we began to drift apart,

But I knew I held a special place in your heart.

Then that fateful day came when I called you kind of frantic

You came to my call and hid away your panic.

I had a heart attack they said it was mild,

You sat to comfort me your oldest child.

But God was not done another test he did lay

My world went dark, the alarms did bray.

My heart did stop on that fateful day.

With your panic you fell to pray

The chances are not good the doctor did say

You shook your head and continued to pray.

Now it is my turn dear Mother,

Your battle with Cancer is like no other.

Like you did for me on that fateful day,

It is now my turn to sit and pray.

The battle has been lost,

Your last breath has been taken

Our tears come at a cost

But even now we feel your Love and are not forsaken.

 

 

 

Thirteen Pillars

  • Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:51 am

I had started trying to rework the first few chapters of the book to make it more catching at the beginning, it does not seem to we working very well, so I think instead I am going to start from scratch and rewrite the first few chapters and see if it works out better. Right now I am writing while my son is in Soccer camp in the mornings.

Additions

  • Posted on May 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I have started adding additions to Thirteen Pillars Awakenings, which is my young adult book. If you click on the link you can find the WordPress Blog where I am adding my character Sketches.