Sunday, June 28, 2015

Killer robots are coming next: The next military-industrial complex will involve real-life Terminators

Killer robots are coming next: The next military-industrial complex will involve real-life TerminatorsWhy do I hate these incredibly popular killer robot movies and shows? When occasionally watching them with family, I wonder if children feel hope in a future supposedly thrown into chaos where survivors live as squanderers on earth and or other universes. So then, why am I ready to publish a series that will have a similar, if not worst outcome? Even though mine is not about killer robots, it is on human altering genetics and has a similar premise.
Killer robots are coming next: The next military-industrial complex will involve real-life Terminators

Saturday, June 20, 2015

What moves your pen?

To those that consider themselves writers or wannabees: Have you ever wondered why you strive to write and if the writing itself is satisfying why must you publish and make a real splash? Perhaps you have also felt a bit corrupt by your own possible motives as a writer?
Well, read on: Is Self-Loathing a Requirement for Writers?
This article lists reasons for why we write and what drives our desire to publish. I find that I suffer from Muse-overwhelm, self-loathing, self-awareness, creativity and just plain curiosity.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What is love

Is to say, "I love myself" selfish? Is it best to say, "I love God" or "I love humanity and nature."
Long ago when I first heard,  "you can't give what you don't have,” I thought it selfish, navel gazing and self-seeking. But of course at the time I equated love on how people felt and judged me. In other words "LOVE" was a people-pleasing product I must become or strive for to feel loved or to love.
Then, as I thought and learned more about love and loving, I realized that love is not a product or outcome. So does love include loving those that abuse us? No, because that is not loving ourselves. How can we give what we don’t have? Teach what we don’t know?
Permit some examples: many parents want their kids to do well, but is it because they want to feel like good parents or is it for the good of the child? Some help others so that the others they help do well, but is it the well as judged by the receiver or what the giver wants?
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." Does this mean that we are to sacrifice our children for the good of humanity? In 1 Corinthians 13:4–8a (New International Version) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs." Are we incapable of love if we fail to feel that perfect love or loving? Gautama Buddha: “You, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” and  “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”
So, do love God, humanity, and nature preclude loving ourselves? How can we hate ourselves and love?

As I see it, love is not I love you or me because you are, or I'm so beautiful. Love is what raises us out of self-loathing and into loving. An open hand that holds a butterfly without crushing its wings. Love is accepting others and us as who we are and moves us forward to what we want to do and be in life.  What say you?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Brief Up-date

Hi friends, Life can get busy, so many things to do and distractions. One has to decide what is most important (or what someone used to say - apology in advance  - "what fire to piss on")
A writer friend shares that he writes two hours a day or twenty pages no matter what. I am doing revisions and trying to follow his advice.  Started to submit my writing and poetry, also attending a good writers group. I say "good" because the feedback is useful and kind. So with their comments and John's help I am making changes that enhance VIRGINS, the first novel from my SYLPHS series.
Also, almost finished reading Gone Girl and a bit into Pope Joan, different books, both excellent. Will write about them when done.
Family, thank God, all are well and those that graduated this year did so with high honors. Summer is here full blast, green foothills are turning brown, but I don't mind. Trees are full and so is the lake. John and I are thankful to be in good health and sprit. I continue to attend a group of wise and spiritual women and I'm back enjoying Qi Gong. Had stopped after getting hurt doing Yoga - I was not focusing - made a bad move, one of those that is nothing terrible but turns into icing, visits to the therapist and rest. It had me down because it felt as if I was going to be lame forever.
I am sad to report that the Mama Turkey, on the photos of my May 20, 2015 post, Wildlife In Our Property, is no longer nesting. Some ill-meaning person took the eggs from the nest. He/she trespassed on our property at night, knockdown one of our solar lights. In the morning, all John found where feathers on our driveway and an empty nest with the Mama looking for her babies, no shells. The eggs already had embryos.  I have a feeling who it was but no proof so I've had to turn it over to the God of my understanding. Will not report on the critters in our property until after the fact so creeps don't hurt them.

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