Words Go Down Upon The Page

Recently, poetry has been coming out of the pen.  Why is it that poetry comes when the heart and soul are in such turmoil there is almost physical pain?  Once a poem comes forth, the pain seems to decrease some … a little … a bit.

Writing poetry is more like giving birth than writing a novel, short story, essay, etc., to me.  Does anyone else feel the same?

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Dark Crimes

Dark Crimes is one heck of a thriller!  Jim Carrey is beyond excellent in his character portrayal of a desperate Russian police detective trying to solve the cold case that practically ended his career.  Marton Csokas is excellent as the enigmatic author who writes a book with details about the murder of a sadist.

Jim Carrey’s character of Tadek was on screen almost more than any other and if not for his intense performance this movie would not be as good.

As I watched the movie, sometimes holding my breath so I wouldn’t miss a word or a sound, the one recurring thought was:  This should be a classic.  This movie will be a classic.

If you want a good whodunit with a very surprise twist ending, watch Dark Crimes on Netflix.

I give this movie an 8 out of 5 stars.

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Such A Happy Video

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Shuddering Into Place

Hello all!  I hope the holidays were great for you. I got sick on Christmas Day – before opening presents at least – and seem to keep fighting off some sickness or other.  For the past couple of days, it has been a headache.  I am not going to call this headache a migraine because it hasn’t reached the pain level of my normal migraines.  Yes, it can turn into a migraine in the blink of an eye, but, so far, thank You God, it hasn’t.

There is so much on the To-Do List!  Sleeper finally getting typed up, a re-write/re-working of an earlier science fiction novel of mine, a book of poetry, and drawing are all on the list.  Even though it is just the 9th day of the month, I already feel like I am getting behind, but it is just a feeling and not the truth.  This year I do not want to push myself further into burn-out.  Sleeper was difficult enough, I need this particular phase of its growth to go just a little more smoothly than last year.

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I Am Going To Try And Practice These 10 Things

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At Last…

The novel is finished.  Finished!  It was completed on October 25th.  I am so sick of the thing I am not sure I will go back and edit it for a couple of months at the soonest.  From here on – writing is going to be done via computer.  At last, it is done.  Now all I need to do is gear up for NaNoWriMo.

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Today Is An “Invictus” Day

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Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.
 Sometimes I want to say “my Soul, is bloody, but unbowed.”




Born in Gloucester, England, poet, editor, and critic William Ernest Henley was educated at Crypt Grammar School, where he studied with the poet T.E. Brown, and the University of St. Andrews. His father was a struggling bookseller who died when Henley was a teenager. At…

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Sunday And Drawing

Today is normally the D&D game, but I woke up and slowly began feeling like my body is being crushed because of the change in pressure.  Most people think it is “the weather” that causes arthritic pain, which makes sense because arthritic people tend to ache and hurt more when it is raining, or right before snowstorms, etc.  But, arthritics can also hurt terribly when it is warm and sunny.  Why does that happen?  It is because of the over-all pressure changes.  I don’t think science has caught up with us arthritics quite yet.  Anywho, there isn’t a game today, and I feel SO very guilty, but I just can’t help it – I really can’t.  So, to make myself feel better, I am going to talk about Inktober.

I haven’t posted the results of my embarrassing attempts at drawing lately, so here you go.

#inktober, #inktober2019, #inktober

The Worm Sanctuary

This is The Husband’s drawing.  Godzilla coming up out of the water beneath a fisherman and his little boat!


There are more pictures.  I just don’t feel well enough to upload them.

The Husband and I draw together every evening.  Both of us are enjoying #Inktober!

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5th Halloween-Poem Contest – Jury introduction – and Start Up — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Originally posted on Writer’s Treasure Chest: Picture courtesy of: http://preventioncdnndg.org/ ****************************************************************************** JURY: I am honored to announce that the following authors have agreed to participate as judges in the jury who will decide on the winners of the contest: Author Raymond Walker Author Sherry Perkins Author A. J. Alexander Thank you, authors, for your…

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