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Well as usual I was writing along and doing some research after my day job and in the background I had a movie on. I often do this to break up the silence of thought and allow my mind to drift away from time to time on the regular work I am doing. I find it also helpful to break away from the zone of writing and therefore it allows me to free my mind a little and think about other topics or other possibilities in my writing. Don’t get me wrong when I am in a trance or a heavy writing zone everything goes off and I just type away.

Anyways a movie was on and the actors and actresses caught my attention when the screamed that they needed to get to the church. They needed to get there to claim sanctuary form the evil forces that Continue reading

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As many of you may recall I did a whole month or two long segment about vampires. Why? Because the fascinate me. Not so much the actual creature but the myth, legend, origins, or truth behind the tales.

When we think vampires we often think blood sucking, bat morphing, creatures of the night with a hint of seduction in most tales. If I asked any of you to name a vampire, of course maybe not the Twilight crowd, many of you would say Dracula as your immediate response. Trust me I asked a few people and this was the results. Dracula or the main character from Twilight was what came up and it was a generation difference in the answers. I am sure the character, forgot the name, from Twilight was good but in my mind no one can ever replace the vampire who brought vampire folklore to Continue reading

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First off, Happy Labor Day. I hope everyone is having a good day whether or not you are one of those who are fortunate to have it off or someone who has to unfortunately work today. But at least both groups can be appreciative that we have a job in this rough employment era.

I know many people will be Barbecuing and other fun stuff like that but some of us will simply take the time to relax and do nothing. Those are my plans but everything sometimes changes at the spur of the moment. We’ll see.

Labor Day History:

Labor Day was first officially established in North America in 1887. This was of course after years of individual states, provinces, or other regions of designation proposed it or started recognizing it. That means that certain states in the United States, like Oregon, were places that had the Continue reading

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Well, it was about reflecting on the past this time . As some of you know that from time to time I like to touch base on some of the topics that come up in my writing journey. Most often it has been about writer’s block and once again it is. Only a little different in some of the specifics because it has to do with reflecting on the first book.

What Happened?

Well so there I was, a week or so after submitting the second book to the publisher, just waiting to hear how the new assessment comes out. I get a response form the editor that there are a few issues. Great, I love the insight and the ability to touch base on a few things before the overall adjustments before editing become overwhelming. Who wouldn’t be? Right?

The editor wanted me to reflect on Continue reading

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Once again I went and wrote something a little philosophical but it is a break from the other stuff for me and allows me to free my mind. In writing you never can tell how much of a story has a secret underlying message. We often use these metaphors or likenesses to create something that relates to an audience but also ourselves. This is kind of what I got last week with the walls but this week it’s trails and mazes.

Mazes and Trails:

So once again I was at work today and thinking or lost in train of thought I guess I might say. I was walking through the desert trying to figure out my path in between cacti, trees, rocks or any surfaces that may be too much to climb up.

While walking, I remembered something from my past that had a lot to do Continue reading

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So just the other day I was watching a movie and realized how much of a plot a love story can create. Also how many of the either eerie or scary movies involve a love story. That made me think about how many actually do have love stories or as part of the plot.

Some Classics:

First of all most of the old fantasy movies that many of us have grown up with like Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, or Cinderella all have this love as part of the plot for the story. However they also have the villains and despair inside the movie or the book that helps create part of the tale. It’s almost as if the story line would seem ‘too’ every day or normal to us if the characters did not also have a villain in the mix.

Sleeping Beauty had Maleficent.

Cinderella Continue reading

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I know I’ve talked about bugs before and more than once. The thing is, is that they often appear in horror movies or scary tales. We will see the worms crawling out of an upturned corpse or the spiders crawling up a wall but the truth of the matter is we do find these bugs more often than not in those places we already dread to venture. However in today’s blog post I want to talk about something else that concerns bugs. Swarms.

American Dustbowl:

Well there I was taking a break from my usual activities and trying to watch a few minutes of television with my brother at his place. I don’t have television so I obviously don’t watch much. I was watching a program called “Mysteries at the Museum.” I at least believe it was or it was one of the other “mystery” shows that are Continue reading

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Well to get things started I had to change the title around but I decided not to change most of the body of the subject because it was, well, already done. Mirages don’t just occur in the desert so that’s why I decided to change it around. So the topic at hand is mirages and as usual the weirdness or eeriness that they inspire is many of us.

What is a Mirage?

Well to get started it is an optical illusion to some degree. It is something that the natural eye sees but is not there in the sense of it not being what it appears to be. We are in fact seeing the heat waves and most often the light waves that are distorted from the observer’s location. Although the ones that have the heated air influencing them are actually called “heat hazes” like those created from Continue reading

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Just went and saw another scary movie this last weekend with my brother and forgot how fun it was to watch a good scary movie at the theater. I have a hard time justifying going to the theaters anymore because of the costs but sometimes it’s just worth it to me. The movie we went and saw was The Conjuring 2. I really enjoyed it.

What made it enjoyable?

Well to me the theater always captures that different feeling than watching a movie at home. This is probably because of the huge screen in front of you that lets you see more details of the movie than at home. Also it was new enough that the good parts weren’t ruined for me yet.

The movie was also based on the accounts of two real life paranormal investigators and that part is enough alone to get me thrilled to Continue reading

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So I know I’ve written about this before but since it hit me so hard today I wanted to address the point about the difficulties that writer’s block can sometimes create.

The Topic:

The topic that I was working on was more business related while getting ready for an interview on Monday of this week. I could not get past thinking about an answer or an example of a certain time something happened to me. The question had multiple answers that I could have gone with but I wanted to find that one, somewhere back in my memory. That golden answer that would mold it all together. The truth was they were all about the same.

The Results:

Well I skipped past the question and then went back to it after blazing through the rest. I thought that it would help free up my mind or maybe while Continue reading