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We never appreciate the gifts we have until one watches them falling, slipped from desperate grasping hands. You stare helplessly as your prize tumbles toward the jagged rocks below. Hope fades, but you resolve to be brave, to steady yourself, to accept the coming crash resting deep within the enveloping gloom.

"Appreciating the gifts Here's a word from someone out of the blue, Howdy, I love you for being my pals!


*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEY C! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*
HBD Cupcakes

Have a great day!
*Heartp* *Coffeev* Kindest Regards, Lilli *Coffeev* *Heartp*

*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY 8TH WDC ANNIVERSARY, JOEY C! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*


"The Power of False Accusation to Destroy Real Victims.

Okay, the link above is to my Blog/Op/Ed essay. It contains no thought-provoking images, no elaborate fonts, or other distracting marketing tricks to embellish upon my ideas with any more power than the words themselves. I pray those that read them might weigh them in the light in which they are offered. That is as truths about me and why I react emotionally to the more recent events in our news cycles.

There are some dark secrets about me, I pray that their sharing doesn't lessen your opinion of me. But those recent events mentioned above demanded a reaction from that place deep inside, a locked cell, I almost nerve allow light to shine.


I'm on the road on the morrow, so I guess I will post my portfolio picture for August early. What's it all about, you may ask?

Well, you might take a gander at "Come on August from my Blog.
(note: Gander, as in taking a peek... Not bringing a goose to the set, it's hard enough to get a lion to sit still.)

Oh No!... Say it ain't so? Not another hapless plea for a review... Poor bugger is daft for sure.

Hi everyone, just a quick plug. I am looking for some feedback on an often considered, N0...no! A dreaded "Prologue."

It pays the max allowed for reviews, 7500 GPs!

I do not need, nor want, "Copyediting"... (it is too early to worry about those damned commas.)

I am looking for gut reactions, how it makes you feel... (if it does?)

Does it paint a picture of a story you might want to know more about?

Is it unique enough to stand out or is it just blasé? (We all know nothing can kill a story for an editor like a dragon. but is this a story about a wyvern or something else?)

Does it come off as too sanctimonious... too religious?

 
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Damnation Averted… For Now  (ASR)
Two lifelong foes discover something in common
#2162866 by Life's a Beach... says Joey C



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What was the most important thing to ever happen on.... July 5th

It wasn’t Elvis recording “That’s All Right, Mama” at Sam Phillips’ Memphis recording studio in 1954

It wasn’t Algeria’s declaring their independence from France in 1962

And While Arthur Ashe winning at Wimbledon--- was exciting. His being the first for African-Americans to do so did not change much for the ordinary person’s life.

Yes, P.T Barnum, Edie Falco, and Huey Lewis all share the day as the anniversary of their entry into our world... but their births are not the biggest thing to happen on the July 5th.

Without a doubt, the one thing with the biggest impact on our world... is the appearance of Louis Reard's creation on this day back in 1946. It was the first summer after the end of WWII, and the world could not have been shaken any harder by his bombshell.

To find out what creation forever changed our view of the world...
Click Here  


... and it cost so much to make too!!
Yes, and the Maker also declared that none were genuine unless they could pass through a wedding band.
Hubba Hubba!
Edited
Here we go... My welcome to my Port July 2018



What do you think does anything say Happy Fourth of July like someone wrapped in a flag.
Edited

I am told by my writing coaches, “A good fiction writer must be able to spin a believable yarn.”

Now, my dear friends, the secret is said to be… remembering the best lies contain a grain of truth, even if it is small, although a half-truth is still considered a lie. We don’t seem to care as long as we are entertained.

So, the test is---which of my statements below is complete truth and which two are the fabricated stretches? And within those lies… what are their grains of truth? Oh, wait... what if the grains are larger than the lies… is that cheating?

Those who get the correct answer win a merit badge. Let's see whether I am any good at twisting the netherworld, that thin space between the real and the untrue?


(1) I was friends with one of their former drummers and once played guitar on stage with the rock-n-roll band “Three Dog Night.”

(2) On a very dark night in 2014, I laid in the African bush with two women and seven orphan children; hiding from Tuareg/Al-Qaeda terrorist who were but a few feet away, they armed with AK47s and intent on killing or capturing us.

(3) In 1979, I met Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while on loan from the U.S. Navy to the S.A.S. at the Albany Street Barracks. I was there to train them how to use (then,) top-secret Satellite communication equipment the US Government loaned the UK to combat the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland.



And yes guys I did find reference to the African incident in Joeys blog. I was quite shocked and concerned for you when I read it.
So, here's a challenge for everyone part of this conversation: go through Joey's portfolio and find reference to the other true facts in his lesson (serving in the military, being involved in music). Throw in some reviews, while you are there, and report back here with an item ID or link to the evidence.
When we have collected all of this evidence (and thrown in some reviews while we are there) I will give Joey a nice ribbon or awardicon for his portfolio. I might even throw in some merit badges for those who find Joey's elements of truth!
Life's a Beach... says Joey C Number 2! *Shock2* That had to be a terrifying experience. Thank God, you made it through. I suspect it haunts you. (((Hugs)))
Joey's question of the day...


Does this say?... "Its June in Florida"


Ab-so-lute-ly! And how did you get that picture of me from 5 years ago? Okay, maybe 10? Okay, 15 at the MOST! *Laugh*
Oh... LJ,
I am sorry, shame on me... for not giving you the well deserved modeling credits. I didn't think anyone would recognize you since you changed your hair, I should have known your brilliant smile would tip everyone off.

It is truly amazing what one can do with Photoshop and the WdC-Spycam App. Yes, Thank you very much to the coding expertise of
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