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Puppets have become popular again.  The first time I saw Jeff Dunham was on the TV in Ireland. He was appearing in Dublin.  He was quite funny.  Now he seems to travel the world and makes people laugh wherever he goes.  Ventriloquists have come and gone over the years.  The Ed Sullivan show had Topo Gigio which when I was young I thought was funny. There were ventriloquists who were too obvious and didn’t last.  Even young children are developing acts with puppets.  They have been on a number of variety shows.  There are other types of puppets such as how individuals treat others.  They use people for their own person gain.  For example, this occurs frequently in the workplace.  A manager or supervisor may hire a person who is in need of a job immediately.  The manager will play this person, use all of their abilities and then claim to the management above that he did all the work.  The poor employee is his puppet because if he doesn’t do what he is told he will be unemployed. I have seen this behavior in Facebook videos. A manager treated a specific employee quite poorly.  What the manager failed to realized was that since his father owned the company, he could not do as he pleased.  When the manager fired the worker, the father discovered it and rehired him and demoted his son to work as a janitor.  Good lesson.  In the Good Gus series puppets had long since existed.  They were actually invented in the fifth century in Greece.  I did not include them in any stories. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  Books one and two are now available on the Tractor Supply website. “Misplaced Trust” will be available this month.

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