Is Your Life In Peril?

For many of us, we think that every single second our life is in peril. In some cases that is true but for most it’s not unless it is time for you to go to the great beyond.

While sitting on my back deck this morning and watching birds zip around looking for food this thought came to mind. The bird’s lives are generally in peril all the time. There are times that they can’t find food and knowing if they don’t it’s over.

So as you go through your daily life stop for a second and ponder the idea if your life is in true peril or you just like the adrenaline rush?

Blogging Through The Years

I had my first blog post in 2006( yes I am that old) and at the time I went by duke1959 which was ok but over time I started a new blog 1959 duke which lasted just about forever. Due to the fact, there was too much pain and suffering in them I closed it down sometime back. Life really wasn’t much fun at that point. Then comes the question as to why now? Circumstances in life have changed things so much of my life. Frankly writing is my passion and if I don’t follow it now when? The old-time clock of life is just chugging along and of course, I don’t have any idea when it will stop!

Fashion Industry and Drugs Lords

Someone would think that the fashion industry has nothing in common and that is not true on two fronts. The first being the big lie they tell young women that having their product will somehow make them feel better. The other being profit margins.. A woman’s beauty has nothing to do with how she looks. The fashion industry has been involved in a crime that is in some ways is worst than drug lords. At least with drug lords, you know what the game is at least.

The thing about the fashion industry is they convince young girls and women that they have to have the newest trend. They have been very good at it for a very long time. We all know that a size 9 by one manufactured by one company is not the same as another. Magazines that promote a false narrative are one of their biggest tricks. Women out there everywhere let me in on a little secret what a potential partner is more concerned about is between your ears and not how your body looks. Physical attraction only lasts for so long if your partner can put two brain cells together. No long-term relationship will last if it’s based on looks.

Why I get such joy in hammering the fashion industry and drug lord’s parents can’t be left off the hook totally. I have seen firsthand when a mother tries to live her life through her daughter. In the end, it is your choice as a parent.

Do you want to raise a young woman into adulthood that is a joy to be around while also being smart and accomplished? If not you are doing a major disservice.

The Good Old Days

As we age we have a tendency to think of years past as the good old days. I hate to burst that bubble but they weren’t. In the U.S. many look back at the 1950s with fondness. It may be because those were perceived as quieter times. They were not by any imagination. There was the all-out possibility of thermal nuclear war. Those were the days of the old duck and cover drills. You United States Senate hearings on espionage. There was a Senator who openly called the President of the United State a traitor. He died in a plane crash they claimed was an accident. Many others have thought for years that it wasn’t an accident!

Then there was the Koren War which the vast majority of the media didn’t bother to cover. Listen to the stories of what those men and women went through and their bravery cannot be underestimated.

All generations look back with fondness but in the end, their lives like people before had it’s own special problems.

Writers Find Your Lane………..

While driving down the road there are lanes in which you are to stay. I think most people at least try to do that.

Then there are people who have a passion for writing and often they have no idea what lane of writing they are in and don’t care to find out! Then they wonder why they don’t get more attention?

The success of any restaurant franchised company is the fact that when you walk into one of their locations you pretty much know what to expect. The same should be true with your writing. You do not go to a McDonald’s for a fine steak or to a 5-star restaurant for a hamburger.

So as a writer you need to decide which lane is best for you and stick to it regardless. Otherwise, you will be a Mcdonald’s that is trying to sell fine steak!

When You Can’t Take……….?

There are so many instances in life that you feel like you can’t take _________. The odd thing is you can take more than you ever thought you could! We all suffer through things that we feel we can’t take something anymore.

If we are honest about it no matter how big or how strong we think we are there are times you want to curl up like a baby. That is a club that we all belong to and that will never change. It’s important to understand that none of us know when these moments will come? So for many their greatest obstacle to overcome was not the event at that moment. We all have times that we think we can’t take one more……………………….