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California born - one of the earliest baby-boomers! Favor California born populist writer William Saroyan, sensitive memoirist (IMO) Adele Rogers St. John, Jack London (and as to his father, talented progressions-specialist astrologer, William Cheney), Walter Von Tilburg Clark (Ox Bow Incident), Zane Grey, Rex Stout, O Henry, P.G. Wodehouse, and Somerset Maugham, plus other well known American and English writers of the 19th and 20th century. One contemporary writer I like quite well is former President Jimmy Carter, especially his family memoirs, as they are comforting as to losses.
Would rather listen than speak; however am somewhat talented at voice work; degree in Theater Arts.
Sensitive to mundane life not as deeply memorialized in America as I think it should be, a job for television if it could free itself of manipulation at this time. I have painted views of everyday events on terra cotta pots, to memorialize them (they were stolen); and written songs, poems and essays on my observations of the street, and what it means to live in one's own 70s, 80s and 90s. This type material and humor is meant to be substantive in my writing. Teaching myself how to write songs. In fact, the subject of "words" and "language" is substantive with me.
In the '70s and '80s I wrote many plays; I still like them; they might work today. In the late '60s I worked in Radio Broadcasting; maybe I should have stayed in it as I am a broadcast critic by edification. I did all professional work in a small town radio station except be a salesperson. When I worked in radio, the broadcasting issue of the day was about a guy named "Ted Turner," who had ventured in, and was trying to change the way things were done, also about "ninety-day wonders" (the Kennedy Cabinet), including Newton Minnow, his head of the Federal Communications Commission, who was trying to do something about controls and capitalism in it.
I give time to remembering who is not in the physical plane any longer. It does not mean I have lost my memory nor that I am out of balance, as I know the mundane world too well. I privately suspect they were either more interesting people, or their use of language gave that impression. This is how social media helps me - I gravitate in it with people who are alive, meaning in vitality, who are thinking, doing and sharing interesting things. Meantime I continue my career development - in a new direction; never retired; never could afford to in the traditional sense, if I wanted to.
I have been a family genealogist for 17 years tracing some of my ancestors from Mayflower families down the East Coast to NY/NJ, then west - Markers on the Genealogy Trail. To study genealogy is to learn history. Mine cumulatively could raise a mini version of "How The West Was Won." See the Facebook page I created and manage: InStOmer Pioneer Continuity, or InStOmer Pioneers (a newspaper, one story at a time, both directions - news of the past and news of the community today, and on the conditions of the cemeteries). Its about pioneers who settled in the tri-county area of Decatur, Shelby and Rush Counties, IN. On my excursions, I like to stop and visit where my primary and collateral families put down some history.
I photograph pioneer cemeteries where I may be, and post the photos on InStOmer Pioneers to raise awareness of pioneer cemetery reclamation, restitution, pointing out contemporaneous uses for them today.
One of my private goals is to operate a coffee cart (or small diner) called "Plan B." My slogan would be "When Plan A isn't working for you, head for Plan B." Thank you.
Sad about this country....Don't care much for TV except for commentary, documentaries and old movies - black/white; prefer to listen to radio, and audio books, and read.
My preference for Booksie.com is that it copyrights my writing and advances my voice! Some have taken, or others have given to them, various of my thoughts, comments, humor, script ideas, perspectives, critiques, and even interview gambits - what I thought up - by out and out stealing; never with my permission. No regard, respect or appreciation of the dignity of others. Booksie.com is one window by which I may reclaim some of my creativity. What's mine is mine, always has been, and thus was always copyrighted!
I have donated some of my life to animal care, and was a Foster Pet Parent for five years. My best job was as a family caregiver for a parent - it was by far the most remunerative but it was the most enriching. I strongly believe outsiders and relateds should support family caregivers rather than be allowed to get away with convincing themselves, as social service agencies with their eugenics-based Marxist Socialist agenda push them to do, that they have other things to do, or are too sick to care for their own and can beg off; or that family caregivers are to be controlled by the government, in other words denigrated by the marxist agenda in the guidelines of Homeland Security across the board, and families are to be targeted and ripped off by court minions, servants of judges who may be county wards working off their time; snitches and thieves, felons and rationalizing neighbors. Every county of every state in the Union should resist this on behalf of their own, especially comatose in nursing homes per deliberately misread directives, to void any validity to Homeland Security, then eradicate the sovietized model with formal legislation that serves the populace. In other ways states needs ought to reassert rights, take a deep breath, and turn off their own faucet on federal funding; it is killing in your neighborhood right now, and probate judges are laughing as they authorize their minions to take what is left of your things!
Oh, yes; I believe the answers to most of the current pressing questions globally is - DNA (and understanding our own individual electro-magnetic fields as much as we can learn that our own force field, the ether around us, if disturbed, is composed of too powerful properties for us to get close to, surprisingly enough. Let people's doctors manage their electro-magnetics)! I also recommend the writing of Whitley Streiber.
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