Groovy Man, Sistah Girl, All Is Good. I’m A Straight Shootin’ Son of A Gun

Phrases often meant something different years ago than today. For example, I quoted The Three Dog Night, “Joy To The World” in a book set in the 1960’s to the early 70’s. It would be out of place to apply today’s meanings of these phrases to the book.

“I’m a high life flyer and a rainbow rider
A straight shootin’ son-of-a-gun.”

And the receiver of the advanced reader copy asked me about the meaning of the Pharase. Saying it doesn’t fit the character.

Yes, it does, considering the book can not be judged by today’s definition of these pharases. The book is about a young woman making the transition from the old world laden with racial discrimination into a new world she’s hoping things will improve. We are living her future.

Back then, a high life flyer had nothing to do with being rich, or their spending a lot of money. A high life flyer is a person who likes the high life, drinking, carousing, chasing the ladies/men depending on the person’s gender and their proclivities.

A rainbow rider had nothing to do with homosexuality. It meant someone who follows a path of fun, good, happy times, times that are colorful. Someone who tells you things in a straight fashion, an honest way. It also meant someone who is a dreamer. Doesn’t live in the real world.

Straight shooting son-of-a-gun. Means a person who keep things real. Don’t ask them anything if you don’t want to hear their opinion.

Neo-Hippie

Despite how they sounded, no one can deny they changed the world.

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It’s said August is like the Sunday of Summer.

I know you have perhaps heard it said that the month of August is basically the Sunday of Summer or the Sunday of Months of the year.

Well, I think that all depends on how you look at it. As a child, I  didn’t want August to show up for it meant going back to school. It meant no more beach days, no more running wild under the water hose with other kids and laughing. No more climbing trees and hiding the bruises from falling out of them from your mom. No more too sweet lemonade you sold from a stand you and your friends put together and adults bought it to be polite and poured it out behind your back after learning you and your friends  made it all yourselves. LOL!

I tried to warn it off as long as possible.

But as an adult and a parent, it couldn’t arrive fast enough to send the kids back to school. We see things different as a child than when we are adults.

As an adult, August has a different meaning. It’s a time to take it easy and relax before jumping back into the havoc of everyday life restarting again in late August or early  September depending on where you lives.

So enjoy your lazy days of summer. They will be over before you blink. 🙂

Summer’s Lazy Days
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Surgery for Ada — Clara’s Corner

Maya’s Hope is raising funds for an emergency surgery for a baby named Ada. Ada has Spina Bifida and hydrocephalous, and needs early intervention, so she can be healthy! Ada’s mom’s salary is only just enough to pay for diapers and formula, and a surgery is way out of reach. Baby Ada should have easy […]

Surgery for Ada — Clara’s Corner

https://donorbox.org/mayashope_adalyn#info

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Stephen King Spoke Up For Indie and Small Press.

World renowned author Stephen King to testify for government in books merger trial.

The Justice Department bids to convince a federal judge that the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster would damage the careers of some of the most popular authors, it is leaning in part on the testimony of a writer who has thrived like few others: Stephen King. With over 60 best sellers, he’s the king of horror.

The author of “Carrie,” “The Shining” and many other favorites, King has willingly — even eagerly — placed himself in opposition to Simon & Schuster, his longtime publisher. He was not chosen by the government just for his fame, but for his public criticism of the $2.2 billion deal announced in late 2021, joining two of the world’s biggest publishers into what rival CEO Michael Pietsch of Hachette Book Group has called a “gigantically prominent” entity.


If this would harm the earnings of other well-known authors, then it would be a death sentence for Indies and Small Press. They already control most of the book publishing market. Many book blogger won’t remotely take a book if it is not published by one of the big five.

So, at first glance, the issue may seem personal with Mr. King, but it a look out for the Indie and Small Press too.

Fans at Courthouse.
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Deadly Flooding In Kentucky and Central and Southern Illinois

I’m sure by now everyone has heard about the deadly flooding in Kentucky and central and southern Illinois. It’s time we start taking global warming serious.

One heroic story from Kentucky is of a woman tying her children to herself and they all floating on a mattress to safety. I say it was divine intervention because mattresses normally do not float. 🙂 But I’m glad this one did.

Flooding in Central Illinois

The cases of the elderly being trapped are very heart wrenching. I pray they all find comfort.

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It’s said August is like the Sunday of The Months.

I know you perhaps ave heard it said that the month of August is basically the Sunday of Summer or the Sunday of Months of the year.

Well, I think that all depends on how you look at it. As a child, I  didn’t want August to show up for it meant going back to school. It meant no more beach days, no more running wild under the water hose with other kids and laughing. No more climbing trees and hiding the bruises from falling out of them from your mom. No more too sweet lemonade you sold from a stand you and your friends put together and adults bought a cup just to be polite and poured it out behind your back after learning you and your friends  made it all yourselves. :D!

I tried to fend August off as long as possible.

But as an adult and a parent, it couldn’t arrive fast enough to send the kids back to school. We see things different as a child than when we are adults.

As an adult, August has a different meaning. It’s a time to take it easy and relax before jumping back into the havoc of everyday life restarting again in late August or early  September depending on where you lives.

So enjoy your lazy days of summer. They will be over before you blink.

Summer’s Lazy Days
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St Louis Under Water.

Flooded St. Louis

One of you all mentioned to me I wrote about St. Louis in “UnHoly Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail” and “The Immortal Lover”. Yes, I did use it as a setting for two incidents of Ana and Bea.

You pointed out a rain storm flooded St. Louis Tuesday. Yes, I will say I fictionally mentioned the city in these novels.

Many of the places under water now, I visited them some years ago.

Perhaps the reason many places I have written about, something later put them on news, is that I moved around a lot and visited many places.

Like for example: On July 17, 2022, a mass shooting occurred at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana, United States, a mall I visited about twenty years ago. The shooting occurred at 5:56 p.m. EDT and lasted less than one minute before shooter was killed by shopper.

Everyone in southern Indiana have guns.

You asked me why is it called St. Louis when Louis 14th was no saint?

Answer: I have no idea. I have wondered that too.

Later history says this: Why is Louis IX a saint?

The religious armies battled for control of Jerusalem and other holy places. King Louis IX of France led a Crusade in the mid-1200s. He died during another Crusade in 1270. In 1297, to honor the king’s efforts as a Crusader, the Roman Catholic Church made Louis IX a saint.

But early American history says it was named for Louis 14th, not Louis 9th. Even a placard downtown St. Louis talks about Louis 14th. It sister cities include Louisville, Ky and Louisville, Ga.

Those affected by the storm I wish them a speedy recovery.

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Whoa! We are now locking up Congress Women.

Protesting Women
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Thank everyone for visiting. I’m terribly sorry for the two weeks hiatus. Thank again. 😍

Peaceful

I want to thanks all of you new arrivals. Old members who visited during my absence. Thanks for the inquest of my absence.

I took a brief hiatus from online for personal reasons.

Again, thanks for your continual support. 😍

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