Monday, December 28, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Finally settled on the photo for the cover. My publishers supplied me with this one and I love it. It truly depicts the mystery around the lead character. Expect to see The Diary of Rosalee Gibbs soon. It has gone through two edits. The third edit is underway this week. It is almost impossible to publish a 100% correct book. There always seems to be one or two pesky mistakes that pop up without being noticed. It is like a fact for the publishing world. Oh well, nothing terrible, just a the that should be they, etc. I can live with it.
When I saw an ad on www.craigslist.com for free binders, I knew I had to try and get them. I could not make it the first day due to heavy rain, but did go the second day. They had tons of them left to give away. Other teachers were there taking advantage of the great opportunity. Once I picked out the notebooks I wanted, the very kind men working for the moving company loaded them for me. They also gave me 15 reams of new white paper--size 8 x 14. All of these free materials are going straight to an inner city school for the children to take home and use for creative projects. We forget that many children never get art or writing supplies to use at home.
Whoopee!! for free.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Former Knox County Commission Greg Lambert urges citizens to listen to how his life was saved by his gun before agreeing to let the government take yours.
Lambert said when he passes a cemetery he remembers how close he came to death on November 11, 2004.
Lambert posted these comments on Facebook. "I can't believe it has been nine years already! Nine years ago today on a rainy Saturday a deranged kid came to my car lot shopping for a car. When it came time to pay, he pulled a pistol. I pulled mine, and, fortunately, after a brief conversation, he put his down. Later, he was charged with murder for killing David Lindsey, a truck driver at Walgreen's about 12 hours before he showed up at my place. He told detectives his plan was to kidnap me, take me to a field and execute me so that I could not identify him.
I celebrate this day every year as my second birthday because, were it not for my gun, firearms training and carry permit, I would probably have died that day. I also use this day to encourage the people I care about to get a gun, some training, and a carry permit.
It is a dangerous world out there and the last nine years of my life I owe to my decision to be ready for the dangers."
Lambert said during that conversation with the murderer he remembers so well, he said to the young man, "You do not want to do this. If you pull that trigger, I'll pull mine and the folks who respond will find two dead men here. Is that what you want?" When faced with his own death, the man backed down and fled. He was later chased down, eventually stood trial, found guilty and is in prison.
After completing one term on the county commission, Lambert went to work as a bailiff for Magistrate, Brenda Lindsay-McDaniel. He closed his car lot, got married and says he enjoys life to its fullest—a life he would not have had if not for his gun.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Victoria Osborne visited Terry Evanswood's display of magic in Pigeon Forge, TN
From Wikipedia: Terry Evanswood is a Merlin Award winning professional magician who has appeared in live stage shows and on television throughout the United States as well as on international stages. He has performed professionally since the age of ten. Early in his career, Evanswood was awarded an entertainment scholarship to attend the Chavez College of Magic. In 1991, Evanswood became the youngest illusionist in history to perform at Hollywood's famed Magic Castle.Evanswood was presented with the Certificate of Excellence award, which was the first and only honor given by theAmerican Museum of Magic.
Evanswood is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians having been endorsed by David Copperfield and Harry Blackstone, Jr.. He is a lifetime member of the International Magicians Society (IMS).
Evanswood has starred in review shows around the world including "Rio Ecstasy" in Cancún, Mexico; "Stars of Magic" inSarnia; "Fabulous Miami" in Miami Beach, Florida and "Grand Illusion" at the American Hotel and Casino in Aruba. Recently, Evanswood has been touring Alaska as onboard entertainment for several cruise lines. Recently, he had his own theater show called Magic Beyond Belief in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which closed in late December 2010. Currently, he performs just down the road from the Magic Beyond Belief building at WonderWorks in a show called "The Wonders of Magic."
The Evanswood show is ranked as one of the top "Things to do" in Pigeon Forge by TripAdvisor