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Extolling The Virtues of Pinterest!

I love Pinterest for so many reasons. You can use Pinterest as an Illustrated Discover Journal, or some people call them vision boards. You can use it as a learning tool to discover our vast universe, our deep oceans or for crystals and rocks found deep within our earth’s core, travel the world and visit lands you have never seen before, from beautiful landscapes in nature to everything under the sun. Pinterest is also great as a marketing tool to guide people to your blog, book, or merchandise. The possibilities are endless.

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Happy New Year! Resolve…

As the New Year approaches we all make resolutions. I thought I would share mine here with you. Think about the things you want to change in your life. Think of ways to make it better, so that you are more productive, organized and at peace with yourself in the coming year.

Write a letter to yourself that entails all your hopes and dreams for the coming year as if they already happened. Seal the envelope and pack it away with the holiday decorations to be opened next year. If you don’t have decorations to pack, then put it somewhere, where you will remember to find it next year so you can open it up and read it. I hope all you hopes and dreams come true in the following year!

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Living in the Attitude of Gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving!

Living in the attitude of gratitude isn’t always easy since we have both the negative and positive existing side by side.

Everyday we have a choice which to illuminate and which to ignore.

For some reason and this could be from conditioning in our early childhood, we tend to naturally gravitate toward the negative in our lives.

It helps to think of the law of attraction or that which we dwell upon we attract.

Keeping a gratitude journal is the first step to living fully in the attitude of gratitude. Dwelling only on the good attracts more good into your life.

Start everyday thinking of ten things you are grateful for and your day will be that much better. Continue reading Living in the Attitude of Gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving!

Electric, The Series, Release Party

I am so excited that all three books, Electric, The Beginning, Book I, Electric, The Consummation, Book II and Electric, The Resolution, Book III  are now live and available on Amazon and  Smash words too, for nook and other users! Click on links above for books available for purchase.

I am announcing my book release party that will be held on November, 3, 4 and 5th.  Next week! You can connect to the party here! Authors from around the world are participating and helping me celebrate the event by hosting at one hour intervals. Come and join us, to learn about and be entertained by all these great authors! Continue reading Electric, The Series, Release Party

25th Anniversary for Back to The Future II


I wrote this post over a year ago! 10/21/2015 is fast approaching and a lot has happened over the past year. For one the hover board is actually here! That is absolutely amazing that we should see it in our life time…and within the parameters of the Back to the Future franchise.

To learn more about the Lexus Hover Board, Check it here

This post will also serve to let my readers know that Electric, Book V will not be released on October 31st, 2015. Please stay tuned for further updates on my new release. Books 1-4 are available here. Please spread the word.

Another amazing development in the movie, Back to the Future II, is the Cubs baseball team in Chicago winning the world series! They have not won the world series since 1909 and Zemickis predicted that they will “Win the series in 5,” against Miami. The headline reads on 10/21/2015. Now if only the Cubs could win!

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25th Anniversary of Back to the Future II

The other day while taking a break and flicking through channels, I came upon the movie, Back To The Future II, airing on Movieplex. I clicked info to discover that the movie was released in 1989, that’s 25 years ago. The movie takes place on, 10/26/85, Marty and Dr. Emmett Brown were traveling to 10/21/2015. That date is coming up and I started to watch to see if Robert Zemicki’s and Bob Gale had any accurate prediction for the future in their screenplay.

The clock shows the date, 10/21/2015. This clock on the link will tell you just how far away the date is. At the time of writing this blog it was 1 year, 100 days etc…

Imagine, 1989 was at the inception of the World Wide Web, before email, google, facebook, linkedin, instagram, pinterest and twitter, before cell phones were in everyone’s hands, every minute of every day. Before you could use your phone to surf the web, take pictures, video and listen to music all in one hand held device.

Marty, Dr. Emmett Brown and Jennifer land in an alley of the Hill Valley Town Square on 10/21/2015, thirty years into their future. When they try to exit the DeLorean, it’s pouring rain, Dr. Brown looks at his dashboard and says, “Wait five seconds…” and it stopped raining and sure enough the sun came out.

Then Dr. Brown says, and I’m paraphrasing, I wish the post office were as accurate as the weather [channel]. Now considering that Lombard’s post office has made the five o’clock news in the past few weeks for not delivering the mail, I’d say that prediction was spot on, because back in the day you never heard of the post office going days without deliveries. Remember the postal service creed, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Dr. Brown hands Marty a newspaper with tomorrow’s date 10/22/2015 in which it shows a picture of Marty’s son, as Marty reads, “Within two hours of his arrest, Martin McFly was tried, convicted and sentenced to 15 years in the State penitentiary.” Marty questions Dr. Brown, saying, “Two Hours? … In just two hours?…” Dr. Emmett Brown replies, “The justice system works swiftly now that they have abolished all the lawyers.” I think this might have been wishful thinking on the part of the writers as this is certainly not the case in our current judicial system, but there is still time, remember we have 15 months to go.

Marty McFly’s assignment is to go to an 80’s Café and tell Biff, “No,” so that his son will not get arrested.

Dr. Brown gives Marty $50.00 for a Pepsi and some modern clothes to put on and sadly we do not have self fitting and drying jackets or self lacing shoes, nor unfortunately the hoover boards or cars that enter into the picture in the next scene. And gratefully is doesn’t cost $50.00 for a Pepsi. But we do have this here hover board, which I think it pretty awesome nonetheless.

What we do have though, are the self-ordering restaurants as Pizza Hut’s new prototype seen here, where you simply sit at a table and place your order via the screen and play games on the screen while you wait.

Sure it doesn’t have a Max Headroom type Michael Jackson or President Reagan and the Iatola Komani fighting over what you should order, but it’s close and let’s not forget about the new drone prototypes setting up to deliver our amazon and pizza orders as seen here.

We also have screen billboards and screens at the gas stations that talk, and they are currently working on a full service gas station, as seen here, developing robotic gas pumps, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your car.

Texaco has been bought out by Chevron in 1999, and I don’t know who owns Chevron, but you won’t see any Texaco gas station anymore.

As Marty walks through the square just before going to the 80’s café where Michael Jackson’s, Beat It, streams through the speakers, he is attacked by a hologram Shark via Jaw’s 19 which never happened either, Jaws 5 was the last movie to be made in 1995. In 1989 there had already been four Jaw’s movies made, perhaps the largest movie franchise of its time..

Once Marty’s assignment is accomplished they find that the police have found Jennifer where they had left her in the alley. The Police were able to find out who she was via her thumbprint. We are not currently required to have our thumbs printed, but we do have computers filled with data that the police have access to as well as GPS chips installed into many of our pets and citizens. Although thumb prints are used on iPhones as identifying factors.

Now Marty and Dr. Brown have to recover Jennifer so that they can get back to 1985 and they go to the family home. Many home security systems have keypad entry with touch screen controllers, although, it isn’t thumb print technology and doorknobs still exist. Once in the home, Jennifer wakes up and hides in the closet to see her future son turn on the television to watch six channels simultaneously. We do offer picture in picture technology but the average home does not have six pictures in picture screens.

I loved the broken scene screen in the front window that could give you your favorite views. Unfortunately we do not have that technology either.

What I really wish for, is that contraption that the grandpa came in on because of his bad back! He entered the humble abode upside down in some sort of hover apparatus. There are many a day when I could use that.

Grandma came in holding a small bag with a dehydrated pizza saying, “I brought Pizza for everyone?”

When the family sits down to eat their rehydrated pizza, Marty junior calls for fruit and a contraption comes down from the ceiling looking like a hydroponic garden with all matter of produce, another invention that would be nice, but we don’t have yet.

Just then the phone rings and his daughter also played by Michael J. Fox answers it with her glasses, which isn’t far off, we do have eyeglass computers, as seen here.

The call was for Marty Sr. and he decides to take the call in the den where he has a videoconference through his television screen. Taking a telephone call through your television was close, for we now have Skype and videoconference apps where you can videoconference from your hand held wireless phone so not through the television, but we do have very slick computer screens and you have to remember we didn’t have computers in 1989, like we do today.

Marty get’s busted scanning his card for some dubious reason, which brings us to today’s NSA, that now monitors our email, phone calls, texts and google searches. When Marty get’s fired for his activity, he is alerted with a confirmation fax. Now fax machines are still in use, but almost outdated by scanning documents and sending them via emails, which you can read from your phone.

That about sums up their trip to the future, they recover Jennifer and they’re off to 1985 where they find that everything has changed through some butterfly effect brought about by a sport’s almanac and the story continues…

The point is, that writing is like that…You can create worlds, characters and events, life as it should be, life as it could be, using your imagination can bring about all types of solutions and creations that haven’t been thought of yet.

And for you sports fans, keep in mind that in the movie, the Cubs won the world series against Miami in 2015! It could happen!

If you haven’t yet RSVP to, An Electric Night, With Carly Compass please do so here! My cover reveal party is on October 1st, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. central time, a virtual extravaganza that you can attend on your phone or computer! Watch for contests and enter to win prizes announced later this week.

I am tying up all the loose ends to get Electric finished and ready for self publication later this week. Look for me on Amazon and I will make a special post when the book goes live.

Many thanks to all my loyal fans. October 2014 should prove to be an exciting month!

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