Good Gus Books, Children Books, Cowboys  People continually pass judgment on one another.  You see it in everyday life, in movies, on the internet and in public places.  I have never understood this.  What is it that makes people think that it is acceptable?  In the workplace, the workmates pass judgment on a variety of things.  They make remarks about their co-workers clothes, shoes, hair, and overall appearance.  The criticize their food choices particularly if they bring their own food.  I have never been a person to eat take away at the office.  I always brought my lunch.  I really didn’t care what others thought.  While they are so busy passing judgment, they were neglecting their work.  I saw a cute story about a set of twins.  One twin was quite popular and had her own group.  Her sister was quiet and shy.  The popular twin and her friends continually would pass judgment on the shy sister.  They made fun of her clothes and one day even threw a tomato at her dress.  Their mom had passed and the dad heard the two girls arguing one day as the popular twin and her friends had cut up the quiet girl’s dress that she had made for prom.  He said it was about time they knew the real score.  The shy twin was born healthy and vibrant.  The popular twin was failing.  The doctors said there was nothing they could do but a nurse had a better idea.  She put the healthy twin in with her and before long she began to thrive as well.  The dad said, “So you see, your sister saved your life.” After that the popular twin realized the value of her sister.  The next day they went to school together and no one was allowed to pass judgment, criticize or do anything negative to her sister.  A valuable lesson.  Always appreciate people and never pass judgment on anyone.  You could someday be in their shoes.  In the Good Gus series no one was allowed to criticize anyone.  It would have been negative reading and a bad example. The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is full of characters who thought nothing of passing judgment on their benefactors or their shared heirs.  The book is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

My late husband always said that in the matter of trust  it depends upon the circumstances. He was right.  People frequently put their trust in people only to find that they have lied, cheated and stolen from you.  One time my daughter had help moving and her late father was assisting.  He was dying of cancer so they hired two people to help.  He trusted them which was a big mistake as they stole two of her televisions and more.  The circumstances were ideal for these two thieves.  The matter of trust because he was sick proved to be wrong. Then, when my daughter gave to the police,  the thieves names, and pictures but nothing happened. When couples get married they believe in each other.  However, in the matter of trust, it can all change if there are money issues, or if they are wealthy, an individual decides that the marriage should end because they want the money.  The men and women who seek money and have affairs to destroy marriages is obviously high.  There are many videos where people are tested to see if they are trustworthy.  Again, it’s all a matter of circumstances.  If a person is asked to hold one thousand Euros or dollars, if they are doing well, the money is safe. However, if they are in financial straits, that money could disappear instantly.  In the Good Gus series, everyone counted on each other so the matter of trust was always one hundred percent. The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones. In “Misplaced Trust” no one trusted anyone.  Now that the weather is improving, it might be a nice read lounging on your front porch.  The books can be easily located at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

  Have you ever met anyone who was an egomaniac? They are also known as a narcissist.  There are continual articles about women fighting in a divorce with an egomaniac. They are very good at acting and appearing like the perfect person or parent.  The reality is they want everything their way and they want it NOW.  They can make the women look really bad with lies, innuendo’s and general falsehoods.  They use more effort, time and money to destroy their ex.  They have extreme vengeance and have no empathy for their children.  They appear so innocent and act as if they have never done a wrong thing in their lives.  Their faces can portray humility when in reality they have none.  I have read about countless cases in a variety of states.  The women are always portrayed as bad.  The children really want their mothers but the female judges decline.  It takes years for the mothers to get their children back.  They fight, lose money and in the end the children need therapy.  Dealing with an egomaniac in the workplace is a nightmare. They are always right and tend to lose their tempers if anyone disagrees with them.  If they make a mistake it doesn’t matter, however if an employee does they are fired but only after being degraded and humiliated.  The egomaniac has a personality disorder that really needs therapy.  In the Good Gus series the only character who was an egomaniac was Bad Bart.  He turned around, though, which is the point of the story.  It’s also a good lesson for the children.  The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones. “Misplaced Trust” is full of egomaniacs.  It can be found online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

We are all  do food shopping.  Many of the people around the globe, due to COVID, are extremely careful with each purchase they make.  They buy the basics for food shopping and pass by all of the expensive items.  I saw a story on the internet I couldn’t resist writing about.  It involved a military man, still on active duty, who was  food shopping at a large discount chain store in the United States.  He had a list and carefully chose his items so he could remain on budget.  He has two children and a wife so he was food shopping for a family of four.  When he approached the register line to pay, the person ahead of him was purchasing shrimp, lobster and other expensive delicacies.  You can check it out on the internet. Food shopping is now a chore for many people. The choices are endless but not their budgets.  I have been in groceries in Europe and the United States.  There are entire rows for pet foods and sundry products.  We should all appreciate the wide selections of food available to us.  There are many countries who are not that fortunate.  In the Good Gus series food shopping consisted of going to your garden or trading with other families.  The books are available online at Kindle with a few on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” has various characters who tend to stay on a budget  even after they received their inheritance.  The book is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

  Often we go through life and people lie, cheat and steal and we frequently wonder if they will ever get caught or kismet may appear in their lives.  I recently had a client that, on the surface, seemed to be a kind, decent human being.  In the course of my paralegal work I had completed a number of documents including one for our client that a neighbor seemed to be helping.  I did the work at the beginning and middle of the year.  By September the neighbor had been calling and emailing me about our client.  He claimed after three months that the documents were no longer required, then changed his tune to they never received them, etc.  Obviously, he was lying.  He was told via the post that there was no refund and that the documents were indeed mailed.  He was unpleasant and nasty to various staff members.  Now, suddenly, fate has taken a turn.  He wants the documents again as they can’t seem to locate them.  When he called today, three times, and left messages, we assumed he wanted his money back.  We thought he was planning on trouble.  However, kismet paid him a visit.  After he had received previous documents, he immediately had power over his neighbor and placed him in a facility.  He also moved in a woman who was there as a caretaker.  However, the client was almost immediately placed in a facility so she really wasn’t recessary. It makes you wonder why she is there.  Now, they really need the documents and all the previous lies have vanished.  He claimed it was never about the money when I have proof in black and white that it was.  Once circumstances changed and kismet arrived, lies go out the window and everything changes.  This is exactly a simple example of some of the chapters in “Misplaced Trust.” Think about it for a Christmas gift.  Its online and readily available at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino. Of course, this has nothing to do with the Good Gus series but there is still time for the gift of reading particularly with new lockdowns.  It is online at Kindle, with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.

  It is amazing and sometimes surprising how super jealous people can be.  If a parent compliments one child, they have to compliment any and all others or one or more will become super jealous.  I see this frequently as an Estate Plan Paralegal.  The fights over sibling rivalry are ridiculous. Most parents divide everything equally.  If they don’t, the anger and super jealous people cause trouble.  That is part of the reason I wrote “Misplaced Trust.” When I started telling the stories about my work days, everyone suggested I write a book, “Misplaced Trust.”  However, in love relationships, if one person has a super jealous personality, things never work out.  Frequently, that is why lovers quarrels occasionally become deadly.  Of course, that is what makes the plots for the mystery stories and movies. The interesting parts of these stories is that people make a strong effort to frame another person so they can get away with it.  They almost always get caught.  I think the worst part of anything negative such as a crime is that people are super jealous of people who have money.  They try to steal it, harm them or take their possessions because they think that somehow they will feel better.  In the end it pays nothing.  Being super jealous of anyone isn’t worth the time or effort.  In the Good Gus series I made sure there was no sibling rivalry or that any character was super jealous. The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

Why do people fall the give away schemes? At every turn on the internet, there is a give away.  If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is fake.  There are all types of ads that slip in while you are browsing the internet.  They all claim to give you money, a home, a car, a better job, you name it.  Yet, there is always the fine print.  That is when you know you have been conned.  A couple of years ago I was scammed at a warehouse store.  They assured me I had the best price for cable and the internet.  It turns out they lied.  Then when I tried to cancel they told me I had a contract.  I asked to be released, first of all since I was never told I had signed a contract and second I had a family emergency.  They told me all I had to do was return the equipment which I did.  Then, I locked up my home and left to take care of a dying relative.  It’s now been three years since I cancelled and they are still harassing me.  Their give away was a lie.  I am surprised as the warehouse store has a reputable reputation.  So, now, when I hear from a collection agency, as the company lied and charged me for a fee that I did not owe, I explain my previous situation.  They have stopped calling.  A few have mailed me letters. The last collection agency was the best.  I sent my standard letter explaining why I had to cancel and that the relative I went to take care of eventually died.  The agency filed a complaint with the credit agencies.  Sometimes good things do happen.  In the Good Gus series there was never a give away.  It wouldn’t be right for the young reader.  The series is online at Kindle, with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  MAE CHARLES is now officially a non profit corporation! So, if you have no one to buy a book for and you decide to make a purchase, I will personally autograph a book and send it to a child with a disease who is in the hospital. It’s entitled, Mae Charles Gift of Reading.  If the adults need reading material, “Misplaced Trust” will help you make the right choices for an estate plan.  It is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

 Are you tired of the get rich quick ads that bombard us on our phones, YouTube, Facebook, and others? I decided to do a bit of research on several of these get rich quick ads.  This is what I found and my opinions.  The first get rich quick was for a company out of California.  They assured you, although did not promise, that you could change your life with their program.  It sounded interesting and it was.  They had the long video which I like to refer to as the ‘reel in’ to get and hold your attention.  It took me over the course of a few days to listen to the entire video.  The one thing they have learned is you cannot fast forward.  The owner of the firm discussed his great success.  He said he was only allowing one hundred individuals into the program.  He said he had so much money that he had to allow more people to join.  Towards the end he listed out the cost of everything in his program.  At the very beginning it was stated that there were no start up costs.  Not true.  The amount of money for his course was well in excess of the twelve hundred mark. However, because he had so much money, he was willing to offer his course for only $37.00 as it is in the states.  So, here is my question.  If you have so much money, and want more, why aren’t you hiring and training people on a commission basis, giving them leads, and assisting them to make money for you and them?  Answer, he needs the $37.00. Let me give you one more.  This is an ad that starts out advertising that you can make money doing voice overs for other people’s’ work.  However, the reality is you need to write a book, then publish it, then put it on Amazon, and then maybe you can hire someone to read it and offer it online.  Seriously, there are no words for this.  Yet, I think people are falling every day for the get rich quick schemes.  In the Good Gus series, there were no get rich quick schemes.  The series is online at Kindle, with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” would be an ideal audio book if I could just figure out how to promote it.  My comments along the way about wills and estate plans would add to the listeners’ interest.  You can easily find it online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

 Today there was an article about domestic violence in Oklahoma. A man beat his wife to death. There are many forms of domestic violence and I saw a video today of a passive type, but it’s still wrong. It’s not only against women, it can be the other way around or even man against man or woman against woman.  The video was interesting.  It was about a blind woman who met a man who became very attentive towards her.  Since she never knew anyone else, they began dating and eventually married.  She had a happy life although she often wished she could see. The husband was very attentive and she liked her life.  One day she went to the doctor’s for a check up.  He said there was a new procedure that could restore her sight.  After she had the operation she had to take specific pills for one month.  She was also on birth control pills as she was afraid to have a child because she couldn’t see.  The husband wanted children. After the operation, she could finally see.  She loved it.  She realized her husband was not attractive and older than she thought.  She didn’t care.  She started going out, shopping, getting her hair done as she felt she was plain.  Men began noticing her and flirting with her but as much as she liked it, she never cheated.  Suddenly, her eyesight began to deteriorate.  Right about this time she also discovered she was pregnant.  She wanted children, but she now wanted to go to college.  The husband began to become distant to her. They even had their first fight.  As her eyesight lessened, she went back to the doctor for tests.  He checked her blood and her levels of Vitamin C were quite high.  She didn’t understand and told him she only took his pills.  She stayed in the hospital for a week and went back on the pills.  Her eyesight returned.  She began to think something was wrong at home.  The husband collected her and she pretened she still couldn’t see.  That was when she discovered he had been exchanging her eye pills for vitamins.  One day, when he was at work she left him along with a note.  It said, “Now I see everything.”  She had a beautiful little girl, started college, and finally became a person with sight.  In the Good Gus series, the only person with a disability is Katie.  She has a wheelchair but it doesn’t stop her from participating in activities.  All the children include her in whatever they do.   They modify some games so she can participate.  The series is online at Kindle, with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  Before you get to shopping for Christmas, think about an estate plan.  “Misplaced Trust” can guide you through the dusty road.  It is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

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