A very rich and prominent business man was having a party at his 10,000 square foot home to celebrate the success of his latest business venture.  As it was summer time, everyone was outside around his olympic size pool drinking their cocktails, and congratulating the rich business man on his latest success.  Many of his guests, while praising this man, verbalized how envious of his success they were, so much so that, towards the end of the evening the rich business man-made a challenge to all of his guests.  “If there is anyone that can swim across my pool and make it to the other side in one piece, then that person can have half of my fortune,” the rich business man stated. Disbelieving that he would offer such an easy challenge, many of the guests started peeling off  their clothes down to where they could swim unhindered, and, as they did so, the rich business man pushed a button that opened a door under the water and out came several great big sharks!  Everyone gasped when they saw the sharks swimming in the pool.

Then the rich business man threw in a mass of dead fish, and the sharks went into a mad frenzy fighting for their fair share of the juicy fish thrown to feed them.  Water splashed everywhere, and the guests looked on with open mouths as they inched back from the water. All of a sudden there was a splash at the side of the pool, and here was a guest in the water ready, it appeared, to take on the challenge.  The sharks began to swim to him thinking he was more food and so the man took off diving under this shark, hitting another shark that tried to attack him striking the shark in the eye.  On he continued, hitting and kicking the sharks that tried to attack him, diving under, swimming over, and fighting his way through, across the pool until he finally made it to the other side, and fought off another shark as he pulled himself out of the pool, in one piece, with only minor bites and injuries to himself. 

The rich business man went over to the fellow that met his challenge and offered him half of all his riches.  The man, out of breath, suffering many minor bites and injuries, turned to the rich business man and refused his offer stating, “Sir, I don’t want any of your money.”  The rich business man was astounded, his mouth dropped open in shock, and he protested, “But you met my challenge, you swam across the pool, and you’re still in one piece?”   The fellow that swam across the pool turned to the rich business man again and stated, “I don’t want any of your riches, but I sure would like to know who the jerk was that pushed me into your pool!”  LOL!


Beware the online scammers, for they are masters at what they do.  Initially, they reel you in with their promises of instant, easy, and, a chance of, great wealth, or some other nerve that they touch on where there is a great need.  Targeting a specific audience, their words of false promises, fraudulent advertising, and exaggerated amount of discount if you’ll only shop now, and only with them, instill an immediate sense of urgency in the consumer.   So much is the sense of urgency instilled, that unsuspecting or overly trusting onlookers rush to their wallets and, or, pocket books, frantically searching for that credit or debit card so that they can quickly make that purchase in the time limit that’s offered.  In many instances, the time limit is, for instance, “The next ten minutes,” or “The next twenty customers.”   Rushing back to their computers, those poor victims, of these online scammers,can’t seem to type quick enough to secure their bargain of whatever it is that will make them richer, happier, or even younger looking than they were not a second ago.

With a sigh of relief at seeing their purchase verified, only later, sometimes within minutes, but usually within days to a week, the purchaser quickly realizes that they have been the victims of these monstrous fellows who seem to operate without conscience at those they rob so easily and blindly.  Feeling a heavy weight in one’s stomach, the consumer tries to go through the banks, or the credit card company.  The bad thing is, that once you submit that credit card or debit card number, the transaction goes through in minutes.  Good luck on getting the payment stopped even if you change your mind immediately after you place your order and have it confirmed.  Many of the credit card companies offer some reassurance of their interventions regarding such scams, but the banks, ah well, that’s an entirely different story for the most part.    The consumer, already feeling completely foolish at having been so easily suckered in, now has to complete paperwork, in many cases, to dispute the purchase giving the reasons for the dispute and submitting copies of anything and everything concerned with the erroneous or refuted charges.  No matter what, the bank is going to make sure that they don’t go without payment where payment was submitted, and, unfortunately, this is one loss, depending how big the loss is, that the consumer might have to simply chalk up to experience.

The rule of thumb is, no matter how desperately you think you need something, no matter how wonderful this offer sounds, the bottom line is, if it comes as being too good to be true, then it probably is a scam.  If you sit back for twenty-four hours and think everything over in your head during that time before reaching for that credit/debit card, chances are you probably won’t feel as compelled to order as you did within the first five minutes of listening to their misleading and often fraudulent sales pitch.   I’m not a big fan of credit cards, I think they’re trouble in and of themselves, but the ones that make certain guarantees on scams, and getting your fees removed, are probably worth their weight in gold if you tend to make a lot of bad choices in you purchases, especially if they’re online.  The easiest way to deal with this though would be to sit on it for a day or so, and if you still feel you have to, then do so at your own risk.  Make sure the company has a phone number, legitimate customers that you could actually email or contact in some way to get their true opinion, and always check out any reviews that have been previously offered.  Are the products offered online, like online classes vs. delivering software and CD packages to you?  Be sure that what you see in their advertisements is an accurate account of what you actually get.  Once you give up that card number online, it’s not only a hassle to try to get your money back, but, also, now they have your card number and the potential to steal your identity and wipe out all your accounts associated with that card or the credit limit on it.  So, like mentioned previously, if in doubt, sit on it for twenty-four hours and them make a decision as to what is the best thing to do.  In any event, never let your guard down when purchasing things online, and beware of those online scammers that are looking for desperate people who want to make purchases and have money to spend!

My Review of the Movie, “The Conspirator.”


The movie, “The Conspirator,” tells the tale of a time when President Lincoln was assassinated and the following court hearing to determine who would be held responsible for such a dastardly deed.  As I watched, mainly for the insight on this historic event, which has some quite graphic violence included initially, I became glued to my television with the unfolding of all that occurred at that time.  My interest escalated as the higher political characters resorted to holding a woman accountable as a major conspirator to this tragic affair, and my anger soared as I witnessed the portrayal of a very dysfunctional judicial system such as it existed back in the day.  As I continued to watch this incredible movie, produced by Robert Redford, my blood began to boil as I observed the shenanigans’ of the higher powers that be, for that time, in the way they manipulated events to be brought to a conclusion that had nothing to do with true justice or the way our forefathers intended true justice to evolve.  Not wanting to give away all that took place in this incredibly powerful movie of historic events, such adverse coercion and manipulation, apart from what the facts determinately showed, reminded me of current times.  I can’t reiterate how many times I have received stories of injustice, violation of civil rights, and unethical familiarities that have led to legal and judicial decisions that had nothing to do with the evidence presented, the testimonies given, or the truth of what actually existed.  Sadly, in this movie, with each witness that presented themselves on the stand, coerced by the prosecutor to say that which they desired to hear, apart from what the truth actually was, poor Mary Surratt took the fall, as no more than an example, for a son so despicable that he wouldn’t step forward to save his mother and take the blame for which he was justly worthy of.  Leaving, probably, the only truth-seeking, defending, attorney that ever existed, to wallow in a shattered life as a result of his committment to fighting for what he truly believed was, and appeared to be, the truth, Mary Surratt’s innocence.    This is a truly great movie, produced by one of our greatest actors ever, but it tells of horrors that continue to exist in our judicial and legal system today.

Thanks to All My New Kindle Customers!

Truly an Advocate for Domestic Violence Victims

                                           I just want to say thanks to all those that have so far brought and read my Kindle books and the kind comments that you have sent to me about the information contained in them. I’m glad that you are able to receive valuable information from them that is helping you in your own personal situations.  Feedback from my readers is very important to me and lets me know what you like, what information you crave more of, and let’s me know further what information I can share with you to help ease whatever dramatic situation you maybe in.   Remember, if you would like me to come and do a presentation for your group or a book signing at your store, please contact me via my email at:
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Have you ever wondered what you can do to lower your stress and potentially decrease your chances of having a premature heart attack?  Are you tired of living every single day tensed up from daily life, family issues, and problems that present themselves leading to our increased frustration, anguish, and emotional melt down?  Well, this article reiterates all the things that you can do on a daily basis to try and deal with that stress better, and, in the long term, actually help to potentially lower your stress level by adopting these life long valuable practices.  In this fast paced life, we often forget to take care of ourselves and do some of the simplest, free things that would greatly help each one of us deal so much better with our daily stressful lives and fast paced standard of living.  Read this book and adopt these practices on a regular, daily basis and let me know if any one of these interventions helps you to deal with the world a little better and, or, helps lower your stress level?  This is a must read for everyone!


You Think You Got Problems with Child Protective Services?

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This latest article that I wrote for Kindle tells of the deviant acts and practices of Child Protective Services and my personal experience with this department.  Vital information for someone going through something similar, about to have dealings with this department, or if you know of someone in that position.  Shows how the other departments are scared of CPS and avoids confronting them.  Addresses the overall corruption, dysfunction, and inappropriateness of the systems that are supposed to protect us and reiterates the many areas in which they fail.  Personally, I share experiences that my youngest son and I have had with this department, and the intentional conspiracy, perjury, and fraudulent practices of one or more of the social workers that me, my son, and the entire family was forced to have dealings with. Forewarned is forearmed, and ignorance in this subject could be detrimental to you, your children, and your family as a whole.

Newly Published on Kindle!

Newly Published on Kindle

Just wanted to let you know that I am now a published author having my first article published on Kindle, “1960’s English, Lazy, Crazy, Days of Summer!”  Check it out!  I know my high school teacher, who always encouraged me to become an author will be very happy about now!  If you buy the article, please let me know what you think?! These articles supplement my soon to be released book, “Edie’s Castle: Part One: Paula’s Prophecy.”