Saturday, March 14, 2020

Despite the Forecast

Hello, Great and wonderful followers and anyone else who showed up.  
“Just because someone has a microphone doesn’t mean that we should listen to them.” --Seth Godin 
And that includes words on the page, twitter, Facebook, all those. And me.  
But since we’re on the same page right now (literally), let’s talk. 
A week ago, I freaked out about losing a manuscript I consider my life’s work. After copying, saving many times, suddenly I couldn’t open my file. 

I felt that my work had gone down the drain, but any good plumber knows to look in the trap under the sink. So, I looked in the cloud and there I could open it. 
I had old files, but this one had been edited, checked and rechecked, so, determined to have it, I used a ream of paper, and one ink cartridge and printed out the entire 408 pages (double spaced).  

It won’t be that large as a book for it is only 97,000 words

I’d hate to retype it, but hey, I have a hard copy. 

Was that some sort of reaction to my thought that we as a world people are so dependent upon the Internet, and especially computer programs for shops, banks, doctors, businesses, satellites, on and on, that the world would come to a standstill if the electricity suddenly went kaput? 

 Remember Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 (the temperature in which paper burns) where each person memorized a book? 

I thought of reminding all writers to have at least one copy of their book bound and printed. 

And then this week I find people running scared.  

I wasn’t paying much attention to the rabble in the marketplace, but then three people called me in one day to tell me about what was happening out there and about the run on toilet paper. 

It's a flu folks, it isn't airborne, and you pick up the virus by touch, so wash your hands, and don't touch your face. More people died last week from gun violence than from this flu. I don't think people so afraid of catching the flu as the ramifications that are happening. Don't screw up our financial system because of the flu.

This set me off in a positivity spin.  

The concept of Aloha is out there beckoning to us. "To do good without expecting anything in return.” It’s a positive way of looking at life. I started a positivity blog, and after writing it I felt happy the rest of the day. I hope you read it and feel happy. 

The Blog is Aloha Revisited 

Last night I published it. this morning I got a LIKE from a cool blogger. I’m glad he found me so I could find him.*

There are cool people in the world. 

Please find me on  

It works with simply 

Your terrible job is the dream of the unemployed. 
Your house is the dream of the homeless. 
Your health is the dream of the ill. 
Your lifestyle is the dream of somebody else. 
Don’t let difficult times make you forget your blessings.” 

*Brogdam lDM,

“I think that you will all agree that we are living in most interesting times. I never remember myself a time in which our history was so full, in which day by day brought us new objects of interest, and, let me say also, new objects for anxiety.--Joseph Chamberlain speech 1898