Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Godaddy Blues


Just cancelled my website with GoDaddy.  I plan to build one here on blogger.  It's where my and Blaze's Blazing Owl Press website is, and it's a simple, easy, pleasure to work on that site.  I just want a place to tell my readers what's going on with my books, and projects.  Completely professional.  I put all the personal stuff, and my Pause for Thought stuff on here. 

Every time I wanted to update my website content on GoDaddy it was a nightmare - and therefore a monthly nightmare, because I have to add the current issue of Owl's Eye View Magazine each month.  So done.  I got tired of crying in frustration.  If it's not user friendly, I don't have time to deal with it.  So long, GoDaddy! 

My domain name should free up within 24 hours. 

Then I will rebuild my site on here and life will be blissful once more.  :D 

In the meantime, Lisa Galloway has some new stuff going up on her poetry site. 

And I am working on editing story collections for Blaze and me.  The next one out will be "Romantic Shadows," which we will be releasing on September 13th - our first wedding anniversary. 

Wow!  I cannot believe it's been a year since Blaze and I tied the knot (literally, we had a hand fasting).  If the next several decades are as extraordinary as this first year has been, I shall live the rest of my life a very happy lady.  :D 

Okay.  Work to do! 


Friday, August 19, 2016

Social Security Woes

Why is it that the government can keep perfect track of my weekly paychecks – and I mean every single penny no matter how many jobs I worked, gifts I received, every single penny.  Yet when I reach retirement age, it all of a sudden becomes too complicated to send me a weekly paycheck? 

This is no coincidence.  A monthly payment – say the third Wednesday of each month means that on the months with five weeks in them, I eat the extra week – yet, when I was working, I'll be damned if the government missed that week of taking out that week's taxes and Social Security payment.  Oh no! 

So let me get this straight – the government steals all that money just by the way it distributes it back out to me.  Hmmm…

So the government should have a pretty steep surplus of stolen cash, shouldn't they? 

Well I want my money back.  Because if I neglected to pay my taxes, you can bet your ass the IRS would track me down and garnish my wages. 

Oh wait – the only people I can turn to for help are the corrupt politicians living high off of profits gained from my (and everybody else's) losses. 

We might very well have been better off with King George III.

Sunday, August 14, 2016


I'm getting right to the point.  This morning on Facebook I came across this sentiment: 

I thought it was a little one-sided, and came up with one of my own: 

Okay, here's the thing.  If you accept God as the creator of everything, positive and negative, and say, "He protects me, and cares for me, etc."  But then, have to admit that he creates the things you need to be protected from, doesn't that imply that you are a masochist submitting to a sadist?  To submit to religion is, in my humble opinion, a form of Stockholm syndrome. 
I personally believe that you can appreciate the wonders of the world and the universe without the blinders of religious superstition.  Things are what they are.  There is mystery that doesn't need the fairy tales of so-called holy books to try to explain it, and certainly does not need to be explained by superstitious men who thought that the world was flat, that the world was the center of the universe, that men should be worshiped as prophets and women should be completely submissive, and that slavery is permissible.  Men who tortured and slaughtered anyone who disagreed with them. 
I've read several holy books cover to cover and have come to the conclusion that everyone has a soul.  Spirituality isn't what comes out of books – spirituality comes from one's own soul.  Good, bad, somewhere in between, it's not about some disconnected god up in the heavens, it's about love and decency within your own mind and heart.