Some things cannot be explained away.
One is the dream a sailor had of the disappearance of SS Waratah http://www.wildcoast.co.za/waratah. On the night in question, the sailor had a dream of a hand rising from the seas around Cape Horn holding aloft a plank of wood with the initials S S W T H.
Fearing something would happen on the return, the man cancelled his ticket and boarded the next ship to to England.
The next morning, the Waratah left Durban, as she rounded the Horn, she vanished. Her disappearance remains a big a mystery as the Mary Celeste http://www.maryceleste.net/part2.htm.
About 15 years ago, the wreck of the Waratah was located by an Australian diving team, but they chose not to reveal her location as she sits in a treacherous position on the sea bed.
The reason for disappearance has never been explained; one cause was given as she she was too top heavy for her class and capsized. Another report from two sources - one in Africa and the other a passing ship - reported seeing a bright blue light at her position.
There is an explanation forwarded that she was struck by a freak wave and sank. All are feasible but lack one component - none explain the lack of debris.
The only explanation that would fit the sudden disappearance is if her holds were open for some some reason and the wave dragged her down.
Another oddity is the chance of a me being head-hunted by Sir Richard Branson http://www.biography.com/people/richard-branson-9224520. I know what you're thinking, and I think the same - it isn't happening.
This week, because of my browsing habits and putting posts in the Entrepreneurship category on StumbleUpon http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1cIljA/:133OfE1t+:d3j4qLVK/alsdomain.weebly.com/at-the-blogstop/shandra.
My searches initiated an automatic response his Sir Richards's new site designed to promote entrepreneurs https://www.vmbvoom.com/professionals.
I realise the email to my LikedIn account https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-place-106771119?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile is only an auto-reply and probably means nothing.
My decision is to take the chance and attempt to pitch my idea for a book series to him or let sleeping dogs lie. Many consider me a best-seller - I am NOT one of them - despite Forgestriker http://alsdomain.weebly.com/forgestriker---the-hit-series.html continuing to sell after nearly and a half years.
I have one week to make my choice.
You may ask with over 660 e-book sales for the series, why don't I think I'm a best-seller? The answer is simple, nothing else is selling and over half the sales are for one book.
I can tell from my perspective, being an award-winning best-seller hasn't changed me in anyway. I still suffer bouts of depression and wonder if writing is worth the trouble?