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The Affliction Part 1

 In the capitol of Indian country, on the murals of Aztec Avenue, and down the street at Ford Motors, it was payday. A perfect storm greeted the Navajo, the Hopi, the Zuni; even as far away as Arizona, the huge Pima had gathered. Pick-up trucks and ever gleeful children rode in the open air. It didn’t matter the highway. Route 666, though having its name changed due to superstition, still was known as the highway of death. This year it claimed a dedicated physician who treated her patients with dignity, but she had died because she hadn’t been able to cure the Indian affliction. On payday, it didn’t matter their dimming eyesight; in the land where optometry makes a killing, the road is bespattered by broken lenses, and of course, the white’s man’s promise, that forked tongue that had “fixed” the problem, but not the affliction. Everyone knows what that affliction...
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Selling My Books on the Streets of Brooklyn 3/29

I didn't anticipate much business at the floating bookshop today, as the wind was very brisk. Marie stopped by on her way to Manhattan to return items to Bed, Bath and Beyond. She described herself as an "impulse buyer." I'd never have guessed it. She seems so level-headed. She's been so kind to me, donating darn near 100 CDs and videotapes, most of which I've sold. And she bought A Hitch in Twilight, which she is currently enjoying, as is Mark, who also visited. He bought the collection almost two years ago and has finally gotten to it. He really enjoyed the second story, Defining Moment, which is about a whipping boy wrestler, although he believes the steroid angle briefly cited is "antiquated." Steroids saved his life. He opened up about himself as never before. About a decade ago he had a real drug problem. He kicked it cold turkey and...
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Travyon Martin: The suspicious behavior behind HIS untold story

Travyon Martin

The Killing Case has generated a huge amount of protest for the victim 17 year old Trayvon Martin and his killer 28 year old George Zimmerman.  Martin was on his way back to his father’s girlfriend’s home from a convenience store when he was confronted by Zimmerman.  Zimmerman (a community watch captain) called the Sanford PD to report suspicious activity from a “Black guy” and followed Martin before shooting him.

Now it’s been said by Florida prosecutors that Zimmerman has 85 to 95% chance of not being charged at all.  Now that’s suspicious activity! 

Back story:

Martin was 17 years old, 6'3" and weighed 140 pounds at the time of his death.  Martin lived with his mother and older brother in Miami Gardens Florida.  He had hoped to become an aviation mechanic or engineer after transferring to Krop Senior High his sophomore year.

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True Angels

“You see world, you’re no good/No matter how I hate flashbacks and rewinds/Can’t escape the pain that be trapped in my mind/Now you see world, you’re no good.”—J. Cole “See World” They were true innocents—bright futures and long lives ahead of them. Sadly, cut short by the evils of this world. And what makes me sad is that they never had a chance to experience the beauty in this world. This is for the eight-year-old boy who was chopped up in the freezer, for the seven-year-old girl who was raped and left in a dumpster, for the two-year-old baby girl who still can’t be found, and for the twelve-year-old girl who predicted her own death and knew that it was around. That baby boy got turned around walking from school, so he asked for directions. Now he’s laying six feet underground—I hope he’s well rested. That beautiful little girl was so...
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Hi My Name Is......The Art of Pen Names

Aspiring authors always ask "should I use a pen name?" Well I hate to report but there is no magic answer to this age old question. The key is to be memorable. Therefore, you must do what works for you. In my opinion if your name is common, chances are you just may be lost in the sauce of the million other "Danielle's" of the world. Unless of course you are Danielle Steele. Her name is a household commodity and is synonymous with the term "bestseller". However, don't get me wrong. It does not just take a strong name to sell a book. For these purposes we are assuming the book is great! Whether or not to use a pen name was the dilemma I faced when embarking on my literary journey. I knew my name was common so I wanted something that I could brand and set myself apart from...
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