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What can I say? I'm so pleased that you've come here. I've spent 5 years blogging, more than that building websites and have been writing "professionally" since 2003. I'm here to help writers with their writing, encourage people through this life, and point them to Jesus. That's the most important thing. So stay tuned. Check this site regularly as "some of the features" may change. I'll need help from time to time, because I'm not perfect. If you're perfect, please go to another site. I'm pretty sure you won't fit in here.

Unbalanced Scales

I'm sure everyone in the U.S. already knows that we are in danger. The problem is that so much of the rhetoric and the old rules are just antagonizing things.

For instance, only weeks ago all the media could do was talk about going over a fiscal cliff. Now, however, that cliff seems to have disappeared and they are talking about spending ceilings. I don't know about you, but this tells me that the people in Washington (D.C) don't know what they're talking about.

Then comes the IRS looming on the horizon. It's hard enough to get around with their hands in our pockets year round, but they expect an extra-special bonus via our Income Tax. We've been gritting our teeth and baring this for years, but now it's becoming harder and harder to find the forms to fill out, even if you can understand them, so you can send them in and pay that tax. I'm of the inclination that if they want my money they should come and fill out all the forms and make it easy. I'm not one of these people who expect freebies. It's just that the founding fathers didn't get paid, and if they did it was by their district, and probably in feed or livestock. I say we go back to that. You want to get out of our $15 trillion debt, then stop paying the people who aren't listening to us when we say, "No taxes."

I know, that's idealistic, but this country was built on ideals, and hard work made it work. That is until the government decided to pay for those who didn't want to work. Take a good idea and present it to Congress or the Senate and the first thing they do is appoint a special task force to investigate the problem. Oh, and all those tax problems we face, they do not face. How'd that happen. Whatever happened to "We the People..?"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August CFRB Tour

Today I'd like to talk about one of the most fantastic books I've ever read. Time Masters; Book One: The Call, by Geralyn Beauchamp was intimidating when I received it in the mail. At nearly 600 pages it was as thick as my Bible. I was so afraid of reading it because of its length that I put it off for 3 days. When I finally got up the courage to read it I was drawn in so completely that it amazed me. I'm a slow reader by nature, and yet had the time to read this work through twice before posting my first review.

It's 1692 and we start in Glencoe Scotland. Here Dallan MacDonald watches as his entire clan is wiped out in the Glencoe Massacre. The reason Dallan isn't able to help his family is that he's captured by this huge "dark" man. Wounded and having his breath fairly squeezed out of him, Dallan passes out only to awaken in a village much like those he's used to, but the year is 3688. For 10 years he does battle in the courtyard against Kwaku, the very man who captured him. He is finally told that he's being trained to be a Time Master. Dallan thinks everyone has lost their mind. When he learns that he must go back to 1995 to convince a young woman to marry him, only she's really not human, things take a decided twist.

This fantasy where one finds themselves flying back and forth through time as easily as one crosses the street, is filled with all kinds of wonderful gems. Geralyn has a marvelous way of driving home the suspense while sprinkling in the most amazing humor. One of my favorite scenes is the one that takes place in the antique shop filled with ancient weapons. Her ability to create realistic characters with all kinds of unique traits, and get their individual speech patterns down is quite an accomplishment. It's a romance, a suspense, and a time traveling adventure you won't want to miss.

Check out her site HERE to learn more about this fabulous author.

You can purchase Time Masters at the following sites:

Barnes & Noble

This talented author had the unfortunate adventure of watching her publisher close shop and had to wait until another venue allowed her to get her work back on sale. Nevertheless I can tell you this is one work you will totally enjoy.

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