My daughter posted a sign on Facebook that said: “Accusations from a narcissist are actually confessions.” There were comments of people agreeing with this statement one hundred percent. All narcissists use the same vocabulary and say the same words. The fact that the sign said that their accusations were confessions is amazing. If you have ever dealt with a narcissist you would understand. In the media, accusations are an everyday occurance. They throw them out there and then wait to see what happens. Sometimes they are denied, proven to be just false or a new form of accusatory lies appear and the dust settles on the original victim. This is a staple in politics. As the politicians compete with one another, they start with all types of accusations. Often when they are proven false they simply move on to new ones. If a person doesn’t have proof, they should not say things that are untrue just to hurt another person. That is really all it amounts to. The majority of the time it is nothing more than lies. It even happens in elementary all the way up to high school. Once the words are spoken, the gossip spreads and before long a student is hurt. It doesn’t achieve anything. For the person dealing with a narcissist, it gives them an opportunity to confront them and solve your issues. In the Good Gus series Bad Bart was accusatory towards Bob. However, Sheriff Gus solved the problem and proved that Bad Bart was wrong and that there was a different approach that could solve the problem. You can easily access the books online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones. “Misplaced Trust” is full of characters who think nothing of making accusations. The book would be great for holiday reading. It’s online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.
How frequently do you wish certain people had a zipper for a mouth so you could say, “Zip it?” There are people who seem to go on about topics you aren’t even remotely interested in and all you want to do is tell them to zip it. Wouldn’t it be grand if the politicians who deliver such long speeches could be told to stop and just zip it? They seem to drone on so long that after a while you stop listening. Maybe that is the idea. Then they can slip in little items you might object to. The same is true when two people are having an argument. You may want them to stop. You may try to get the other person to end it You may even beg and plead, but yet they just continue on. How often when you were in school you wished the professor or teacher would just stop talking. Sometimes they go over the same topic so many times that your mind drifts off into never never land. Anyone who deals with the public can easily understand the people who they deal with who will not stop talking. Before long you know their life history, medical health, crazy relatives and more when all you really want to say is, “Zip it.” Granted it is rude, but sometimes we can only take so much. I have been trying to read a book about success but I am giving up because the author simply drones on and at least three fourths of it is boring. Anyone who has read “Misplaced Trust” has never said that to me! So if you are looking for an interesting read, you can easily locate it online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino. As there is no school next week, it might be a good time to think about the Good Gus series and give the children in your life new reading material. It is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.
We have lost the art of conversation. Almost all discussions revolve around politics, food and the virus. If you look at Facebook everyday, what do you see? People complaining about all the candidates in the United States. They have comments on anything and everything. They blame them for the virus which did not occur in either America or Europe or several other continents. It was spread by a variety of people. Our economic down turn is not great but we need to find a way to move forward. The continual ads and comments, all negative, are exhausting. The additional violence that wants to be recognized yet some articles that are now appearing on Facebook are showing just what the violence is doing to innocent children. No one discusses history, interesting past events, music, films, or even good books. The art of conversation needs to return so that people stop focusing on all the negative, blaming, condemning, and literally nit picking about every little word a politician says. If you think about it, how many people even listen to classical music? Very few. With people not going into shops, no one is purchasing goods, music, books, or even clothing. When you shop, for example, the art of conversation revolves around whatever you may be purchasing for example a new dress. The sales person asks you questions, you respond and both of you enjoy speaking to one another. In the Good Gus series the art of conversation existed. In fact, in book eight, “The New Library,” life improves dramatically in Pecos because of the increase in books in the new library. The series is online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. “Misplaced Trust” characters sorely lack the art of conversation. The book is available at these fine websites: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino. Thank you for your interest in my crowdfunding. The site is: https://www.gofundme.com/f/multicultural-gift-of-reading
Now that the United States is under full swing for politics, so are the online attacks. There is one politician in particular, running for the presidency, that has been encouraging online attacks. This same man years ago encouraged violence. He breezes on and yet no one is stopping him or his supporters. Political fights are nasty regardless of the country, yet somehow they are much worse in the states. Online attacks are also a famous technique for bullies. They hide behind false names and go after other individuals. This event occurs in elementary, junior and high school. It is also quite prevalent in colleges and universities. The insatiable need for inferior individuals to raise themselves up emotionally while performing online attacks on others is serious. In the schools, children have ended their lives because of the cruelty. Anyone who encourages violence should not even be allowed on any social media or public platforms regardless of the country. We should be able to live happy lives without the failures trying to hurt us and make us fail. Do you ever wonder how they feel when they have bullied someone so much or political rallies end in violence with accompanying injuries and possible death? Obviously, they have no conscious. There was an old song entitled, “Where have all the flowers gone?” It should be renamed “Where have all the morals, ethics, and decency gone?” In the Good Gus series, the importance of all stories was good morals and values. There was a little bullying from Bad Bart in book one, “Pecos Meets Bad Bart.” However, Sheriff Gus solved the problem logically and without any type of violence. The series is online at Nook, Kindle, and Waterstones with hard copies at the UPS Store, Tierrasanta, California. “Misplaced Trust” is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.
Why does the press, media and people feel the need to make continual attacks on people? Are they in need of headlines, or are they just cruel? If you don’t like someone, walk away from them. If they are your family, limit your contact. Either way, keep your negative thoughts to yourself and move on. The continual attacks from the media on almost anyone has become annoying, frustrating and boring. They don’t seem to want to present the real news. Rather than continual attacks, why aren’t they focusing on the fires in Australia? They should be asking for volunteers. The floods in Indonesia are destroying property and lives. Yet the continual fodder of attacks on politicians, celebrities, religious groups seem to be far more important. The new violence of harming others has taken a new turn. Groups who mind their own business and don’t bother anyone are now being attacked. Does it make the attackers feel better? Does it raise their self esteem? Christmas has passed and so it begins. It doesn’t need to be this way. We are all human beings. We should have the right to think and believe in our faiths. We should be able to walk anywhere without being discriminated because of ethnicity, appearance and opinions. The Good Gus series is a multicultural series. That is the way of the world and that is what children should understand. Breeding prejudice is wrong. Treating people with kindness and decency is far more important. The series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. “Misplaced Trust” is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino. It’s a New Year so we all all try to think positively, pay it forward and be kind.
Why are people continually berating each other? Today I saw an article about tofu. A woman who is vegan was berating a person who is a meat eater because they happen to like tofu. The woman accused a man of appropriating veganism because he liked tofu. It sounds ridiculous. She accused him of stealing what belongs to vegans only. If you have the money and like a specific food why shouldn’t you eat it? Almost in every article you read there is a person berating something or someone. The political parties seem to have a field day criticizing each other. Have they stopped to consider that all the infighting, arguing, criticism and berating doesn’t solve any issues? Possibly it makes them feel better but it’s not the answer. In addition, there seems to be an increase in articles, particularly now that school is starting, of teachers and their aides berating students. I thought school was a place where children learned and matured. Instead, it seems to be an institution that has a staff that feels that they can be mean, unkind, critical, and uncaring. If you wonder why children are growing up with issues, maybe it’s not the parents but what is really happening to them everyday in school. Where does it all stop and when does it all end? Teaching was a noble profession. Now it seems there are too many people in it for the paycheck and benefits and not the desire to teach or do a good job. In the Good Gus series, Miss Patty is an excellent teacher who cares about her students and wants them to excel in knowledge. As the new school year approaches, a quick read of the series which is available on Kindle, Waterstones, and hard copies at the UPS Store in Tierrasanta, California are a good way to start. For your reading enjoyment, “Misplaced Trust” is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.
Anyone in the public eye is a target for people to discredit them and their reputations. It’s easy to criticize. Look at the tabloids, the internet and even the news. Any member of the royal family cannot make a move without someone trying to discredit them and make them look bad. Do you ever wonder if the shoe was on the other foot, how would they feel? The favorite target for these types of individuals is anyone in the news, celebrities, politicians, and if you look locally any and all of their neighbors. Homeowner associations are notorious for putting forth effort to discredit anyone they dislike or that they may be jealous of. Often the people in office of the homeowner associations tend to let the power overtake them. Then, if they are removed from office or the board, they retaliate trying to discredit anyone they feel may be against them. It’s all foolish. These people live petty lives. The average person doesn’t have time for any of this nonsense. They would prefer to follow their dreams, plan their next holiday, spend time with their family and friends and in general try to enjoy their lives with the least amount of hassle. Reading is a great escape from people who try to discredit you. There is no point in trying to defend yourself because not everyone is going to like you. However, books allow you to escape into a world that is relaxing and enjoyable. This is true for young children. The Good Gus series offers the escape of adventure along with good morals and values. It is readily available at Waterstones and Kindle with hard copies at the UPS Store in Tierrasanta, California. “Misplaced Trust” is only a click away at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster, Scribd 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.
The media believes that anyone can be criticized, gossiped about, insulted and even shamed. What is appalling is that they feel the need to include children, particularly those of famous individuals, politicians or celebrities. If any of their children do anything, express a thought, it is automatically publicized and usually in a negative way. Famous people often say, “Bad publicity is good as it it is still publicity.” The media needs to have a set of guidelines for the children. The Trumps’ son, Baron, is kept of out the media as much as possible. I am sure that the parents want him to have a reasonably normal life. The Jolie-Pitts child, Shiloh, is under attack for a gender change. It is really none of the media’s business yet they want to sell ads and headlines. If they want to write about children, there should be more articles about the boy who taught an autistic boy how to skateboard on his birthday. The boy had a great birthday and learned a skill that other children already knew. There is so much negativity in the media that to search further to include children shows a lack of compassion, morals, values and ethics. Money is important and surely we all need it, but not at the cost of hurting children. In the Good Gus series, the only media available was the local newspaper. Available on Kindle, and at the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California, the stories offer an insight to life in the late 1800’s. All the children I have read to love the adventures and the characters. It is rare that the media is involved with anyone handling the administration of a trust. “Misplaced Trust” includes the positives and negatives in handling difficult situations. You can read the book at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.
Today is International Women’s Day. It has been noted in the news, on the internet, Facebook, and all social media. What should really be important about International Women’s Day is that all women should be treated with respect. Many ladies live in countries where they are treated as servants and have no rights. We are all humans and should be treated fairly and equally. What makes a person’s gender almost inferior is baffling. As females we all work to earn an income, take care of our families, and treat others with respect. On the surface it sounds plausible, but reality is a different matter. Just yesterday there was an article on the internet about women doing the same jobs as men yet being paid less. A person should be paid for their value and skills, not for their gender. Just as there is prejudice against individuals because of their appearance, the same feelings seem to apply to women. There are movements trying to counteract this attitude and behavior which have been popular but they are not as successful as the participants had hoped. All the politicians and various groups talk about the value and significance of International Women’s Day, but sadly for the most part that is all it is just talk. In the Good Gus series there was no need for an International Women’s Day because women worked along side of the men. Everyone was treated the same. That is important for the young readers to let them know that everyone was kind and fair to one another regardless of gender. For your change of pace reading as an adult, “Misplaced Trust” is available at: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster, Scribd and Tolino.