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This post - www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-beginning-me-writer-alan-place/ is the only post I did on LinkedIn that has had over 30 readers
With falling e-book sales, it is hard for me to remember that I once wrote an award-winning story www.amazon.com/dp/B008BEDMSO.
That was five years ago, in what seems to me to be another life.
I have three blogs http://alsdomain.weebly.com/israeli-news/ https://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/p/israeli-news.html and https://hereiamattheedgeblogspotcouk.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/another-surprise-for-me/. After nine years as a blogger, I have yet to convince myself it has a value to me.
This message was sent earlier today by a reader in Hawaii - Thanks for liking ghost stories n thanks for the awesome reads www.draft2digital.com/book/32495. I did write it, I used the pen name Lana Pawcel for a few stories.
Unusual but no portent of doom
Wally glanced out at the weather and said, "Aye, lad, tis a fair bit windy out on the sea today. Do you reckon this hurricane hitting Ireland has anything to do with the winds, Mick?"
Mick gave a chuckle and replied, "Don't be such a barmpot, man. This is a small island in the Northern Hemisphere, of course, we'll get high winds. The trouble these days is there are too many people with too much information and too short memories. I remember winters like this every year in the North. Once people start to realise our situation, they will see this is normal weather for this time of year. True, it is windy on a night, but during the day it's not too bad; I recall much worse weather and nobody said a thing about it. They were the days when what mattered was what we knew, not what we read online. I'd be more concerned if we didn't have the winds, Wally. Back in the day, we had clear seasons, now you can't tell one from t'other as it's raining most of the time."
Wally pulled the curtains back from his bedroom window to view the road, "Didn't take them Jehova's long to come out spreading the words of doom."
"Happen as one day they'll be right, and that'll be the day I win the lottery and we see an English team managed by an Englishman playing for England; don't hold your breath, lad. You'll get all sorts of people giving you all varieties of Biblical reasons for the sun being red. We know it's happened before, and it will happen again, only this time with people having cell phones and internet, something odd has become a portent of doom, not a mere scientific curiosity. I read somebody even suggested the last time this happened, the Ice Age ended. All I can say is last year, everyone was going on about the planets being in alignment being seen as a portent of the end of the world - well, here I am. It is science, you have numerous entities circling a central core, at some point, no matter what their orbits are they will get aligned."
Wally smiled and said, "It is like 2012 again."
Mick replied, "Aye, people are as daft as brushes at times. True, the world will end. We are an energy, and eventually, energy burns out, but not for a good while. I wonder what the next portent of doom will be?"
Royal British Legion
Yesterday, my condition was so bad that I could only walk for 15 minutes before I needed an extended rest. Today, I can’t even do that, if I stand up, I need to have a rest because my knee joint aches so much.
I should be getting a wheelchair shortly, but I am not sure if it is worth the trouble hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/in-wheelchair.html#.WdS8FUt97rc
I have fought this battle for 18 years knowing this day would arrive. I am waiting for a wheelchair bought with help from the British Legion and https://www.ssafa.org.uk/
So, there will be no more long walks for me
Is there a point?
Tomorrow should have been the big day, but the way things have turned out this week I am not sure I want the wheelchair, after all, what is the point of being able to get out if you can't enjoy the time?
I am trying to get the passion to write again, but only my #writing on these pages alsdomain.weebly.com/life-as-an-indie-ghostwriter/book-signings#.Wb50NMiGPIU / hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/the-lean-years.html#.Wb50_Mh97IU / disqus.com/by/alanplace/ and hereiamattheedgeblogspotcouk.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/facing-my-fear/ is being read because these are #FREE to read.
Once I had the fires of passion to drive my writing, where there was fire is now just an emptiness
I have a lot of respect for the people of Israel, and if you read my blogs, you’ll know I would love to have visited the country.
While I respect the Jewish religion, some things are not linked to the Bible.
I can foresee a rush from writers on reading this news http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/32355/Default.aspx#disqus_thread similar to 2012. And what happened to all those stories in 2013? They ended up as dead books that shops could not sell.
I try to avoid trends, but my friend/editor in Seattle made the suggestion that I write an environmental disaster story as this is the new cash cow being milked – I may try.
I'll keep fighting to the bitter end
I am putting my feet up after days of constant walking, but things can change in an instant in this house.
Last night on my way back from town, I decided to check the route from our house to the local British Legion branch – for use in a wheelchair – most of the route is easy, but there is one part that is risky, it’s a steep curve on a left-hand bend.
I could not do the climb without a motorized scooter, and going down I wouldn’t feel safe. I plan to check out an alternative course this week; it is slightly longer but more on a level track.
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