calm before the storm news – October 3rd 2013

Posted On Oct 2 2013 by

It’s been a busy week. As you’ve gathered by now, I firmly believe that America is in her “fall” side of the rise and fall of the USA. What we’re witnessing is the final arrangement of the chess pieces before the Day of The Lord. We don’t know if it will come next week or in another thousand years, but it’s safe to say that world events are pointing to the final judgement. Benjamin Netanyahu this week stated that we’re witnessing bible prophecy. This is not just a statement from a right-wing kook (ie. anyone who believes the bible is …


Blog Spotlight – KM Weiland

Posted On Oct 1 2013 by

I’ve probably visited over a thousand blogs offering instruction for the novelist. For the new writer looking for help, the number of websites available are enough to drive her back to printed text (I know, right?). So, as a public service, I’m going to feature a different blog every Wednesday until a) you get sick of it or b) I run out of blogs to feature. I’ll start with my favorites. Hopefully, it will help you to spend more time reading good content and less time looking for it. KM Weiland is not a household name (yet), but she’s one …


Writing the End Times Mystery

Posted On Oct 1 2013 by

I was a fan of the Left Behind series. Seriously, who wasn’t? Jenkins did a superb job of story telling that spanned 16 novels. That’s an amazing feat. I enjoy any novel about the last days and God’s final plan for the Earth. But I’ve been thinking lately…what if the End Times could be used as just another setting? I looked it up and found one novel about a cop in the last days. It was a secular novel and a good premise. Imagine investigating a murder when you knew the end of the world was approaching. From a Christian …


Overdrive – Your 24 Hour Library

Posted On Sep 24 2013 by

If you have a smartphone, e-reader, tablet, computer, or any device that allows you to listen to audio books or read books in electronic format, Overdrive needs to be your favorite app. What is Overdrive? Overdrive is a virtual library. Over 22,000 libraries worldwide are currently connected to the service. Now, you have to have an account and library card number to use Overdrive, but most of the people visiting my site have their first library cards framed and hanging along the staircase alongside family photos, so I’m guessing that’s not an obstacle. Each library will carry different titles, of …


Top 10 Reasons to Grow a Garden

Posted On Aug 9 2013 by

Top 10 Reasons to grow a garden: 10. You love zucchini, even though you’ve never bought it from the supermarket. 9. You feel all country-ish with seed catalogs spread out all over the coffee table. 8. Working 10 hours for a free tomato seems like a bargain. 7. You feel charitable showing up to work every day during the month of August with a bagload of free squash. 6. You’ve always wanted to crawl around at 6am with a flashlight, hunting for tomato worms. 5. You have an excuse to wear a John Deere cap. 4. Clean fingernails are overrated. …


Top 10 Reality Shows we Need

Posted On Jun 28 2013 by

Let’s get serious. The reality shows currently swamping the cable channels aren’t cutting the condiments. So, as a service to the networks, here are my top 10 reality shows the world desperately needs: 10. Spy on Me. Ten families agree to let the NSA spy on them (as if there was a choice). Nine will be voted off for terroristic behavior and promptly visited by the IRS. The winners gets to move on with their lives. 9. Tattooed Moms. Ten tattoo-free moms will set out each week to see who can get the most outrageous and embarrassing tattoo. The winner …