I am looking for fellow veterans. Among my many other activities, I am in the initial phases of developing a long-term residential rehabilitation and treatment center for veterans here in West Virginia. In the USA there are an estimated 21 million veterans. Of those 5.9 million use the Veterans Health Administration. The other 14.1 million use civilian agencies. As a resident of the WV Veterans Home and a veteran myself, I have heard countless veterans say that civilians do not have a clue what veterans endure. It is my belief that this anxiety causes many veterans to "self-medicate" and leads to substance use disorders. Then when veterans go to treatment, this anxiety is left untreated because it is not recognized. This leads to relapse.
I want to start a long-term residential rehabilitation center specializing in the treatment of veterans. It will not be affiliated with the VA but will be staffed by veterans. What do fellow veterans think?
I am starting a live Bible study VIA Zoom on Friday March 12, 2021. I invite you to join me. If you wish to join send me your email address so I can send you an invite. Then you click on the invite and it will take you to the meeting. My G-mail address and Zoom adress is email@example.com. Email me there and I will set it up so you can attend. The topic will be "Why all the violence in the Old Testament?"
Basically, I am going to discuss how the Old Testament and all the violence there actually shows the undying love of God. Join me on Friday March 12, 2021 @ 2:00 PM Eastern Time.
I just had a very nice meeting with some other authors on Reader’s Magnet Author’s Club. I will be back on there on March 27, 2021. I do not know if others can spontaneously join or if it is invite-only. However, if you hit me up and give me your email address, I will ask them to send you an invite.
I am all dressed up and waiting for my Zoom meeting to start at 2:30. It is a meeting of the author's league, a club at Reader's Magnet.com. I am the interviewee for this afternoon's session. Other authors and I will be discussing my upcoming book "Teatime."
Reader's Magnet is scheduling me for a virtual zoom meeting with authors and agents tomorrow at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (11:30 Pacific) to discuss my book "Teatime" being released in April along with the launching of my website. I do not know if the meeting is open to the public or not.
For Round 81 write a newly written than-bauk poem. Than-bauk is a Burmese form. The rhyme pattern and syllable count are very specific for the first three lines in each stanza. It can have more than one stanza but we prefer one stanza to make judging easier.
Here is a sample:
Birds on a wire
hearts desire to
admire the sight.
As you can see, each line has four syllables. The rhyme is in the last syllable of line one, third syllable of line two, and second syllable of line three.
I love the personal touch I have been getting from my publisher. My author's relations agent called me today and said that they had heard I was not feeling well. My last publisher was impossible to communicate with in any way besides exchanging emails. When I did email my former publisher it could be several days before they responded. If I call Red Sanchez, Nikki Boltron, or Mario Gonzales at www.readersmagnet.com I usually get a response within the hour. Then when they heard I wasn't feeling well they called to check on me. Reader's Magnet is much more than a self-publisher. I mean I have already completed my business transactions with them. If they just wanted my money they already got it! Calling me when they heard I was ill wasn't a sales call or a sales gimmick. They had nothing to gain. They called because they care. That is a personal touch I never got from my "traditional" publisher.
I highly recommend Readers Magnet Self-Publishing. They are more than publishers. They are a writer's friends!
Today is a very special day for me. I quit using mind-altering substance such as alcohol and other drugs 12 years ago today. I was a mess. I took enough of my drug of choice, which was over-the-counter Benadryl to kill a horse. Most people go to sleep on 50mg of the stuff. I was taking 3500mg at a time and barely getting high. I was desperate and suicidal. I surrendered and went to treatment and started a 12-step program. I worked those steps and developed faith in God whom I know as Jesus. I am not preaching that anyone should become Christian though Jesus demands that. I am saying that if you have an addiction faith in something is your answer. I now have twelve years clean. If I can do it, anybody can!