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Feb. 25th, 2017 | 12:00 pm

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Feb. 24th, 2017 | 05:24 pm
Feeling...: sleepysleepy
White Noise: vacuum

Twice today I've face-planted my bed into deep sleep. And I still feel like I could use a nap. That isn't to say I haven't gotten anything done. I have. I managed to finish my site analysis preparation only to find the city planner office closed at noon so I won't get to actually pay for and submit the application till Monday.

There are also some marginal stressors at the rental house. I have 2 months to decide if I renew the lease for year 2 or look for and rent a different place. ug
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Feb. 24th, 2017 | 12:00 pm

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the truth about anti-abortion

Feb. 23rd, 2017 | 08:34 pm

Anti-abortion is all about men not wanting to wear condoms.

Control of abortion is as SIMPLE as every man putting a condom on EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Don't talk about taking away women's rights because you don't want to wear a condom.

Shut up and put it on.
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the ghost's toy

Feb. 23rd, 2017 | 08:25 pm
Feeling...: gigglygiggly
White Noise: small sounds

I'm in a mood to write some of my often bad poetry. RAYOR (read at your own risk)

The ghost’s toy
F.R.R. Mallory ©2017

In the night’s quiet
The ghost exhales
So close to my ear, so close
It isn’t possible
My logical brain thinks
No body, no air to move
I hear it exhale anyway
Defiant of my paltry science
What do I know of ghosts?
What do I know of energy breath?
It teases the small hairs near my right ear
Fluttering against a wind that doesn’t exist
My denials bounce wildly through
The micro-tubules of my brain
Spinning quarks like magical tops
Far away I hear its laughter
Chimes, discordant musical notes
Patterns too fast, too slow, too alien
For me to comprehend
My body remains still
Caught in the final remnants of slumber’s embrace
I feel it
It feels me
Tangible
Alive
Endlessly alive
Long dead
But that’s a word, an idea abandoned
So far back it has become a toy.

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Feb. 23rd, 2017 | 12:00 pm

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ghost hugs

Feb. 23rd, 2017 | 09:10 am
Feeling...: curiouscurious
White Noise: quiet

I have quite a bit of experience with ghosts. I've seen them. I've heard ghost whispers. And, I've been touched by them. These encounters tend to be infrequent and I never seek them out by going to places said to be haunted etc. Although I call them ghosts they are really types of experiences whose description falls outside of other vocabulary. In general I believe that ghosts are composed of energy that doesn't dissipate when its host decomposes and that some ghosts are pooped out energy in a location where a person experiences a near-death trauma of some kind. To refine this even more I tend to believe that these energy compositions are created by all life forms and that in any given day we are quite literally walking through an ocean of this energy deposited by trees, plants, insects, fish, animals and even water, rocks and metals. Although we don't consider rocks and metals to be alive, I feel we are short sighted and tending to favor human life forms as superior due to mobility and behavior.

I identify a significant encounter when the phenomenon rises high enough in my subtle sense array to attract my thinking attention and the sense of noticing. The experience has to penetrate my endless brain chatter and in a sense be louder than my thoughts, at least for a moment.

In my last house I was aware of at least two active phenomenon. One was a young woman walking back and forth behind my garage or even inside the back walls of the garage. She 'felt' unaware of being observed by me. When I say that I saw her I don't mean as if she were a living person in front of me. In general my sight is in the form of memory processing. This means that an image will bloom in my thoughts moments later. Sometimes I'm immediately aware that I'm seeing something even if a composed visual never fully emerges.

In that house the second phenomenon was a knocker. Over time I became aware that something was actively near me when it knocked three times. It was quite active and would occasionally travel with me. It did not travel into this rental.

Very seldom I experience a touch encounter. This is when I am very quiet and still and I actively experience physical touch. The very few times this occurs I can usually tell who is touching me if I knew them in my life. Last night an unknown to me person touched or rather hugged me from the back. It lasted perhaps 1-2 minutes. I had/have no sense of negativity or curiosity although the thought occurred that it was moving into my body. Since I occasionally do medical intuitive work I interpreted the behavior as touching my kidneys, possibly due to that vague ache I've been experiencing the last 2-3 days. Then it was gone. I am documenting this today because I like to track such things so I can find them later.
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Feb. 22nd, 2017 | 12:00 pm

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Newsletter promotion tips for writers

Feb. 22nd, 2017 | 08:52 am
Feeling...: coldcold
White Noise: cats playing

I'm shamelessly swiping this list from j_cheney this morning.


* Use a newsletter service like MailChimp, MailerLite, or Sendy to handle the newsletters for you. My friends are fairly evenly divided between the first two, but I’ve seen Sendy gaining ground for those people with huge mailing lists (like 13K). Sendy is installed on your webpage and you basically send the newsletter rather than having MC or ML send it for you.
* Have a newsletter sign-up pop-up on your webpage. I actually created a new web-page so that I could do that (it wasn’t possible on my old webpage).
* Look at other author newsletters to see what you like. Copy shamelessly.
* Use a service to attract new readers like Instafreebie (my favorite) or Bookfunnel. I use Instafreebie to offer free books to people who join my mailing list. There is some question whether this people will ever -buy- a book, but it’s also true that exposure is exposure.
* Join group promotions. When someone comes to look at Author A’s offering, they might also enjoy yours.
* Try not to inundate people’s mailboxes. I mail once a month at most.
* Offer them incentives, if you’re feeling magnanimous. I often include a free short story with a newsletter. For me it’s a chance to expose more people to my writing, and a chance for me to practice my formatting skills, as I often create .mobi and .epub files especially for those.

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pain in lower abdomen - not bad though

Feb. 21st, 2017 | 09:32 pm
Feeling...: gassy
White Noise: nothing

Last night I 'suddenly' experienced a left side abdomen ache. It has fluctuated all day leading me to speculate it might be a 'stone' of some kind. I am likely going to try the doc tomorrow to get a few tests. I also have had excess gas so I'm considering the fluctuating gas may be a contributor. My medical intuition says its nothing major. My hypochondria is hating this growing older process where every little thing is sort of a freak out. I had kidney issues in my youth and this showed up in my brain as related. Hopefully I am right and it's minor. ::sigh::

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