Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Walking Along the Ocean

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Virginia Beach Sunrise
This morning I was able to start my day by spending over an hour walking along the beach. The water was pleasantly cool for walking barefoot. As I walked down to the water's edge, I was surprised to see a group of dolphins playing just off the shore. There is nothing so calming as the sounds of the waves, the cries of a few seagulls and then a couple of fighter jets going overhead!

I was so surprised and almost alarmed as I heard the roar of the jets before I actually saw them. Maybe the locals are used to them flying low and fast, but I was totally fascinated. Two of them flew out over the water and then straight back in in close formation as if they were somehow connected.

Below at ground level with me, pelicans flew on undisturbed, ospreys kept fishing and the sandpipers acted as if they couldn't hear a thing. I walked for about forty-five minutes to a large fishing pier at which point I decided I better head back.

With my new perspective of looking over the water, I spotted massive ocean freighters way out in the haze of the horizon. A few minutes later a power boat pulling a raft full of folks proceeded to twist and turn thrilling them, I'm sure. To round out my visual explorations, a colorful parasail lifted up into the sky contrasting nicely against the clouds of an incoming storm.

Yet, in spite of all this, I walked on in relative silence and solitude enjoying my chance to scuff my feet against the sand and feel the splash of the incoming waves. What a nice way to start my day!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Watch the Headlines

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A Bullet Does Change Things
I read this morning on CBS News' website that Near Death Experiences Aren't Figment of Imagination. The article shows in a small study they found that the minds of rats actually increased in activity just after their hearts stopped. In my story, A Bullet Does Change Things, I explain how this could actually play out after a person is shot. This is a goldmine for authors as we can
imagine what a person might be thinking about as their minds kick in just before death.
 
This morning, we have several thunderstorms rolling through and power outages are almost certain, so I will keep the point of this blog post short and sweet; Watch the headlines if you are looking for new ideas.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My Second Book, Imagine Something, is Finished!

kindle, short stories, romance, fiction, the short story, imagination, adventureYes folks, I finally finished my second book of short stories, Imagine Something. After several rounds of editing, CreateSpace is now going through the final stages of review and my book will be available within just another day or two!

As soon as I receive the final approvals, I will post the links to getting the book, along with the Amazon descriptions.

So, stay tuned! 

Thursday, 8/8/2013 update - all links are live!

PS. In case you wondered, my first book is The Meanderings of a Pen

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