Many questions can be answered with either a yes or no. When you ask a person a question, the longer they talk the more they avoid the answer.  When you are listening to continual verbiage, you know not only they will not answer what you asked but they will circumvent whatever you asked.  Even if it is through a text, they can speak paragraphs without really saying anything.  The narcissist is really good at not answering and coming up with a variety of lies.  Their only problem is that they cannot always keep their lies straight. It is really true in life about almost anything.  For example, an employee decides to ask for a raise. They are entitled to one as they have worked quite hard and their performance reports state that they are doing an excellent job, always on time and stay late to finish projects.  The boss can easily say yes or not to his question.  Instead, he receives the basic run a round and his question is never answered.  He then walks away wondering what had just happened.  I have seen this in movies, court, the workplace, and even with family members.  You repeatedly ask the same question but never even receive a yes or no answer.  If we start now teaching our children to be truthful the world would be a better place.  In the Good Gus series, particularly in book four, “Johnny the Cat and Bronco Ride that Bull,” the boys skip off to see the rodeo and don’t even answer either their mother or father.  The point of that story was they were disobeying their parents and there were consequences.  The series is available online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones. Getting a yes or no answer by the characters in “Misplaced Trust” is close to impossible.  The book is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

Once again negative chatter has infiltrated the daily news. The rumors are flying and unfounded accusations against Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey are going too far. Both individuals have given their time and money to help people in need.  They have spotless reputations.  Yet to keep the readers from becoming bored the writers have utilized innuendos, fake stories and just plain lies.  The negative chatter just doesn’t seem to end.  I have even seen it in legal cases.  The protagonist utilized rumors and outright lied.  Once caught they changed the topic. It’s depressing how much negative chatter appears everyday in the news and on the internet. We need to skip over this as it is overwhelming.  They continually discuss the virus yet they have no real cure and they change the symptoms almost on a daily basis.  The various political groups want to be forefront in the news.  Sadly, they do the same thing.  Even the activist groups are looking for continual attention.  It’s almost as if good news doesn’t even exist.  One of the reasons I love my books so much and love reading to children is because they are positive.  The stories are fun and exciting.  The children look forward to the next book with delightful anticipation.  I have seen it in their faces at the Boys and Girls Club and at a school in San Diego.  Bring that joy into your home with the Good Gus series.  It is online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” will stop your boredom in a different type of read.  It is online at: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino. Thank you for visiting my crowdfunding site at:

The gossip magazines and newspapers revolve around false accusations. Advertisers believe that if you use strong short headlines that people will buy your products and read your magazines or papers.  The reality is that people have fallen for this scheme and are now over it.  It just doesn’t work.  False accusations are always included in mystery shows and movies.  It’s a great way to disguise what is really happening, who might be to blame, or to throw the police or prosecutors off.  It’s very handy in divorce and custody battles.  One side slings as many false accusations as possible, and the innocent person then has to prove they are lies.  It’s very popular among teenagers and high schoolers.  Boys will say things about a girl who rejected them and then the girl has a very difficult time because the wrong boys flock to her thinking they will be successful in dating her.  When you think about it, it’s cruel.  You can’t take words back.  Once you speak them, they can never be reversed.  Saying you are sorry may help, but it can’t erase what you might have said.  In a way, it’s a revenge tactic.  A person expounds a variety of false accusations and believes that everyone else will accept their word.  In the real world, the more you do it, the worst it becomes for that type of person.  They end up alone, no friends, no romantic companion along with a dull empty life.  However, the reality is that they deserve what happens to them because they were the ones who made the false accusations.  In the Good Gus series they didn’t exist.  The point of all the books is to be positive, give good examples and make sure children understand right from wrong.  The first page of every book has this sentence, “Gus is a good sheriff because he always does the right thing.”  It is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” has characters who live off of false accusations.  It is also online and ideal reading for anyone in the states for this holiday week-end.  You can find it at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

There are many things in life including people who are perfect on paper. Yet, reality is  an entirely different story.  In the dating world, particularly on the computer websites many people look perfect on paper.  However, meeting someone and spending time with them can give you an entirely differently perspective.  For example, a person may have the ideal profile that a dater is seeking including good position, wants to marry, own a home, have children, etc.  Then, after they meet and get to know them, the dater realizes that the profile is not true.  The same is true when constructing a legal case.  The data looks ideal, yet there may be no truth in what has been written.  The legal system tends to gather facts but frequently not all facts and the person in charge is sure that they have an airtight case.  Once in court, it’s all different.  Their facts may be inaccurate and the other side could provide proof that refutes their statements.  You see it frequently in movies and TV shows.  This is also applicable to applicants applying for a position.  Their CV or resume could look perfect on paper.  Yet, once they are interviewed they may not have all the skills they state, nor worked at the various jobs during the time periods specified, etc.  It’s common knowledge that people do fudge their CV’s and resumes but if a person overdoes it, they will not be hired.  In the Good Gus series paper was used in school and for receipts.  The series is online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

Have you ever noticed that there are just some people who cannot stop talking?  You may ask them a question and they go on and on and half the time they never answer the question.  When people are in court, they rarely respond with a yes or no answer and this is true when they are responding verbally during a deposition.  That is what always lands them in trouble.  I know a man who recently was questioned for a civil law suit.  He would have been so much smarter if he just stopped talking.  Instead, he said so much and responded to questions improperly.  He didn’t have the right data and rather than say, “I don’t know,’ he just continued speaking.  He has now made a mess of a situation that probably wasn’t that complicated.  There are also people who simply cannot stop talking.  They give too much information when only a little was required.  Later it is frequently used against them because they revealed information that was better left unsaid.  Children tend to be guilty of that which is frequently a good thing.  There is an episode in “Last Man Standing” where the parents know that one of their daughters, Mandy, is lying.  The mother wants to really quiz her but the dad says no.  He just stares at her.  Because of her guilt, she can’t stop talking and eventually tells the truth.  In the Good Gus series no one ever needs to stop talking.  Available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones and for hard copies at the UPS Store in Tierrasanta, California.  Remember yourself for reading online with “Misplaced Trust.”  It is at these fine websites: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

As much as we all hope we have a voice in government, our jobs and life in general, it is becoming increasingly clear that we do not.  All the political discussions claim as people run of office, that we, the general public will have a voice.  However, once they are elected it all seems to disappear.  Just in everyday life dealings, it seems impossible for the average person to speak out.  Then if we do we are criticized, chastized and told to be quiet.  Children are voiceless.  Their words don’t seem to matter particularly if they need to speak out in a custody battle.  The people in power don’t seem to listen or care what they want.  They have thoughts and a mind of their own.  They have formed opinions and should be heard.  The children in war zones have no voice.  It’s easy to understand if they feel hopeless because often it feels like no one is listening or cares.  A few days ago I wrote a blog about Gender Preference.  Today, there was an article on the internet about a woman who went to the doctors last year.  She was not feeling well.  She was told she was constipitated.  She went home in pain.  Shortly after she gave birth to a baby on her living room  floor.  Sadly, the child did not live.  I hope people become aware that they matter and they should be heard.  In the Good Gus series everyone had a voice.  Both children and adults were treated with respect and everyone listened.  Available at Waterstones, Kindle and the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California, the books can change the way your children read.  The purpose of “Misplaced Trust” was for the people passing that their voice be heard via a Living Trust.  That way all their wishes would be fulfilled.  Sadly, though, the greedy people saw it differently which makes the book really interesting.  You can find it at: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

If you have ever been involved with a lawsuit or any type of legal action, you begin to understand what liars people are. What is worse is that the attorney who files the lawsuit or legal actions knows full well the majority of the time that their client is lying but they file it anyways.  When you read the filings or motions you begin to find it unbelievable that the other side would lie so much.  At first you might think it can’t be real, but unfortunately it is.  Often they throw out accusations that they cannot prove.  Yet, they believe if they say it enough times it will become the truth.  No matter how you discuss it, a lie is always a lie.  I recently read a motion filed in family court in the United States.  The proponent refused to give financial data, lied outright about various situations and lastly felt that domestic violence was irrelevant.  The defendant’s attorney can not only prove he is lying, but has additional information to show he is hiding money, and is violent as well.  I simply cannot get past the fact that his attorney said domestic violence was irrelevant.  If you check the statistics, you can clearly see that people who beat their partners, also hit their children.  How is this not relevant?  My anger about this is excessive but once in a while people should really see what narcissist liars do that harm and destroy lives.  I think the saddest part about this time we live in is that people cannot sit down and solve their differences.  They have high powered, expensive attorneys along with judges in courts solving issues.  In the Good Gus series there were no attorneys so there were no lawsuits.  The series is available on Kindle worldwide.  As you ponder about a lawsuit or a legal action and you are handling the estate, will or even the finances of an individual, a reading must should be “Misplaced Trust.”  It is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

 How many people do you know won’t stand up to anything or anyone and are just spineless?  Is it another way of saying a person has no gumption?  It is.  They are the type of people who say one thing and do another.  You can never count on them as no matter what they say, they lack the courage, fortitude and general morals or principles to only be spineless.  Take a look at the news.  The Children’s Protective Service in Las Vegas is in court this week for their spineless actions.  They are defending themselves for allowing abuses to occur and not doing anything to stop it.  How do people live with themselves if they take no action?  On a recent ‘Murdoch Mysteries’, a man was hit by a car and wedged between the car and a wagon.  The man who did him harm was a spineless, greedy business owner that was selling bad water to the community and the injured man had discovered it so his contract with the city would be ending once the truth was released.  The spineless man enlisted a woman to help him with his rouse.  He should have had the courage to face the consequences of his actions. Instead, he chose the cowardly way.  Fortunately, Detective Murdoch was on the case and he was not only going to jail but would be tried for murder.  Murdoch is a man of strong convictions.  In the Good Gus series Bad Bart was a bully but he had his name for a reason and it wasn’t because he was spineless. The series is available online at Kindle worldwide and books one and two on YouTube at Mae’s Story Time. If you decide to take a chance and read “Misplaced Trust” you will find a few spineless characters in the book.  The book is based on real life situations and people whose names have been changed.  You can always find it on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

Why is it that the innocent always are hurt the most? Young children, who are completely innocent, are usually at the top of the list.  Children are trusting and unsuspecting.  Yet they are brutalized, kidnapped, treated as slaves by some groups, and their childhood is destroyed.  The divorce court system is a good example of how innocent children often end up with the parent that doesn’t want the child, but doesn’t want to pay child support or alimony.This is not exclusive to any one country.  In the movie, “Liar, Liar,” it was all about the money.  That is often the case for many divorces.  There have been countless articles of children being forced visitation with the non-custodial parents and the judges refusing to look at the truth.  Even children old enough to speak have still been forced to have court mandated visitation.  Why can’t the judges see that they are innocent children and don’t deserve this treatment at all?  The same is true in marriages.  Often when one partner cheats on the other one, the innocent adult is usually the last to know.  Sometimes family and friends can see it, but the partner cannot.  Then, the victim is devastated as they didn’t anticipate it or expect it.  It also seems in the court system, that when a person is being tried, at least in the western countries, they are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.  In the American show, “Trial and Error,” the female district attorney went out of her way to proclaim a man was guilty when all along there was no real proof, no hard evidence, and the man was actually innocent.  In every press conference and every statement she made in the courtroom, she continually referred to the innocent man as a murderer and that he was guilty.  Psychology plays a huge part in any jury trial.  When  judge states that the jury should disregard something it is ridiculous.  How are they going to forget damaging testimony even if it was obtained illegally?  They don’t.  In the Good Gus Series, all the children were innocent which is the best type of story for young readers.  They learn about life soon enough.  There is no point in rushing it.  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  Book three, “Cory Returns” has completely sold out at the Maine Base in San Diego, California.  Time for a reprint!  If you feel you are being treated unfairly and you are innocent of anything, speak up and defend yourself.  Then take a reading break for “Misplaced Trust.”  It is available 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

confident signconfident thermometerBeing over confident can be positive or negative depending upon the circumstances.  The over confident person tends to be so sure everything will go their way, that often it actually happens.  However, if they believe they will always be successful in every endeavor, they could be in for a rude awakening.  In a court case, an over confident attorney may be  positive that he or she will win the case.  However, there could be new evidence or a surprise witness at the last moment that could completely reverse the plan the attorney had in place to win the case.  It is particularly apparent in the world of sports.  Mohammed Ali was extremely over confident.  However, he always won.  He was an exception.  There are teams that believe they are superior to their opponents and because they are confident they will win, they often do, but not every time.  When they lose, they take it very hard as they never even imagined that they would fail.  As parents we try to make our children over confident.  We want them to believe in themselves and become successful in life.  However, some parents who go overboard with their child or children end up with terrible losers.  Some have temper tantrums which continue into adulthood.  Others, take their failures out on anyone who is available.  In the Good Gus Series, Book fifteen, “Girls Rule,” there is a horse  race around the Pecos River the last day of the town Fair.  They were emulating the State Fair held each year in Dallas.  It was the boys against the girls.  The boys, J.C. and Bronco,  were over confident.  They were sure they were the best riders in and around Pecos.  The girls, Heather and Haley,  however, really worked hard with Joe Kelly, Haley’s dad.  They worked with him every day before the big race.  He taught them maneuvers, and how to hold back so their horses wouldn’t be too tired.  Of course, the girls won and the boys sulked.  It’s a great lesson for young children. (books available on Kindle) If you are looking to expand your reading into something different, please consider “Misplaced Trust” and learn how greed, stealing, and  over confident heirs do unspeakable things all for the sake of money. (books available at, Kindle, Apple I-Books, Nook, 24 Symbol and several other excellent e-book websites.


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