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THURSDAY

So today the world asks who is Trump’s, Jim? An imaginary friend is the best guess. How has the country come to have a president who lies, makes up people and who is at best disingenuous? It boggles my mind what is going on in terms of ethics, conflict of interest and the like.

Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for the state of the nation. We have got to stop looking merely at parties when we vote. I am not for dragging up every dirty secret a politician may be hiding. I don’t think you need to be a saint to get things done but there does need to be some basic integrity.  There seems to be none in politics right now.

 

 

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July Musings

Several months have come and gone, and I have not made an entry here.  Still working on the book and I’m afraid I’m in the slog period.  Day by day I struggle with my plot and whether or not it’s interesting. I see these stories in my head, and they seem so simple but getting down on paper can be a completely different thing.

So April, May, and June came and went. We sailed in the Bahama’s in April, but there are no excused for May and June. Just not making entries.  At the end of June, my health went haywire, and I spent a couple of weeks walking around feeling like a time bomb, but things have settled.

One thing is for sure I don’t want to be one of those women whose only topic of conversation is my health. BOOORING.

So slogging on with my story. I know the ending but getting there is a winding road.

March Gray and Turtle Speed and finding my Voice

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It’s been gray weather for days. Cold, windy and misty. I have once again shot myself in the foot and agreed to do legal work and maybe spent only an hour or two on my story. What I have is decent but I’m only half way through if that. I’m no James Patterson for sure I write at turtle speed.

Some people have a knack with short prose and humor. As much as I’d like to emulate Janet Evonovich in my writing I’m afraid the funny bug missed me, although my husband continually finds me funny.

Nevertheless, I’m finding my voice gradually and things get easier except for the ever present shortage of time.

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Pure Drivel

Sometimes you write like a superstar and it’s all good. Other days you stare at the screen and write pure drivel which is scary because you fear that the next day will again be drivel. The key Is to write through it.


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Friday the 13th

Not a witchy day, but the sad commemoration of the wholesale murder of almost all of the Knights Templar by the Catholic Church in a bid to erase their power leaving tantalizing hints of secrets and treasure behind.

Supposed to be a weekend with my four sisters this weekend but weather was forecasted to be wonky, so I’ll be writing instead.


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Hello 2017!

Hello New Year, welcome. I didn’t make it to midnight last night going to bed around 11 p.m. Still, at midnight I heard the firecrackers going off for a good twenty minute. Resolutions? I have a few. One is to go out more. Not to run the roads mind you but to do more, participate more and enjoy more. I will be trying to drag my reclusive husband with me.  

Yes, I’m an introvert and I spend a lot of time alone and like it. But, there are movies to see, music to hear and a whole world out there to be experienced.  2017 here I come!


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Post Election

To say I’m disappointed in the results of the election is an understatement. I see this country potentially going back fifty to seventy-five years regarding our social culture.

Women’s rights to the privacy of making their own determinations as to their bodies consulting with their families and doctors are at risk. Race relations have dropped. Well, is that true, or have we come nowhere in these past twenty years and it’s just been undercover?

Long-standing political relationships are at risk, and the economic viability of the country is up for grabs by the elite. Trump ran as a president for the people. While I wish him success as a President for all our sakes, I can’t help but feel like we are all in for a rough couple of years.

Health care, insurance all of it is up for grabs, not to mention social security and Medicare/Medicaid upon which several of my relatives depend on and which I may have to depend on in my elderly years. It’s all very troubling.