I have never made two posts in one day, but today I will make a special exception. I found this sweet, inspiring message to warm my day. If you are not following Amanda, please do. Her positive messages and writing are sheer delight. Thank you Amanda, I feel special. You made me feel as if the purpose of my blog (A quiet corner for writers to get inspired one word at a time) has been achieved. I send you my warmest heartfelt thanks.
First, I don’t make resolutions I prefer to set goals. And I don’t want to get all philosophical either. But when the clock strikes 2016, it will be thirty years since I kissed my parents on New Years Day.
My philosophy: Live, Love, Laugh
For anyone who hasn’t decided on resolutions I have a few suggestions:
- Be proactive about your health. I never see this on anyone’s list, but it should be there.
- Laugh more. Love more. Life is stressful whether you laugh, love, complain, or cry. Choose laughter & love. They are the best options.
- Do what makes you happy. Don’t fool yourself. Happiness is a choice you make everyday (not a goal or destination). Don’t spend your life looking for the cloud behind every silver lining. Be happy.
- Surround yourself with positive people and thoughts. This is plain and simple. Happiness attracts positive things to your life.
- Gratitude. Be grateful for what you have, nothing lasts forever. When you learn to focus on the glass half full, it changes everything in your life.
Hoping you and yours will be Living, Loving, Laughing in 2016
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…
Brotherhood of Man
We witness brother killing brother
Violence against children too
Nothing more repulsive than the news
Mankind really has no clue
What are we teaching in classrooms
Tolerance is currently the plan
We should educate our children on
Acceptance of the other man
Differences can be settled differently
Violence is not the only choice
Perhaps we can rid the world of hate
If we all speak up in one voice
You can choose any God or evolution
Every hawk should be a dove
We could be a brotherhood of man
Imagine one community of love
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as on
Since I’ve joined Blogville I have refrained from participating in Awards and Tag games. I think it is wonderful, entertaining, unfortunately, I don’t have the time.
In 2016 I am planning a full marketing assault of biblical proportions (okay, I will rephrase that).
I will try very hard (just doesn’t sound the same).
In addition to querying literary agents about my manuscripts, in 2016 my marketing campaign will include queries to Hollywood agents about my screenplays & the submissions of these scripts to screenwriting contests.
So, if your interested in learning a little more about Lonely Author here is a little bit of info about the Man, the Myth, the Moron.
Native New Yorker. Lived 3 years in Miami and 9 months in Raleigh, N.C. Love the NYC, but I expect to move permanently to warmer climates by 2018.
Places on my Bucket list: Venice, Italy. Greece to see the ruins. Also want to visit all 50 states.
Personality: My friends say I am the MOST open minded person they know. I consider myself the MOST old fashion person I know. Have never forgotten important dates. Love humor and everything positive. I still stand to give up my seat. Still hold doors open and pick up the tab. GENTLEMEN, THAT’S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.
Social media: Hate facebook. A good friend convinced me to join twitter. @LonelyAuthorNY.
Favorite Food: Pizza has to be number one, but steak and lasagna aren’t far behind.
Drink: I prefer wine.
Children: Catherine is an anthropolgy major set to graduate in June 2017. She is my only living blood relative.
Scent: Hugo Boss is what I am usually wearing. As for female scents, there are a few that I like, don’t know why, but Coco Chanel makes me melt.
Clothes: I wear a lot of black and grays. Rarely wear sneakers. Since my surgery all I wear is jeans.
TV: Not much of a TV guy. Prefer to watch movies. If you find me watching something it is usually HGTV. Do watch some History Channel (preferably Ancient Aliens). Some of my favorite shows of the past include Seinfeld, Allie McBeal, and 24.
Things I like most about Blogging: Meeting people, exchanging creative ideas, getting inspired by other people’s work.
I never knew what I was missing: Living in New York City I missed out on an enchanting part of the universe. Southern Belles. I have met so many in this World-o-Blog. They are delightful and so charming. A pleasure to talk to.
Since I am on the subject of Ladies: I like mine feminine. I love lipstick, painted nails (when possible), and all the girly accessories. I know my role as a man, I want her to relish in her role as a woman. So, I will spoil her. Oh, and spooning is an absolute MUST.
Comedies: There’s Something About Mary, Wedding Crashers, We’re The Millers.
Authors: John Grisham and Nelson DeMille
Pepsi not Coke
Hate iphones. Samsung all the way.
Showers not bath.
Eclectic music taste.
Played wide receiver (damn good too).
Don’t make resolutions, I set goals.
Love lingerie (no I don’t wear it)
Pajamas only in winter.
Coffee light and sweet
I think morning sex is so underrated. (Yeah, I like to start the day with a bang).
Tell me something about you.
Every man has that one unforgettable woman that will haunt him until his final day; the girl that got away. Allie detested television, vanilla ice cream, and missionary. She explored the depths of her sexuality; while I discovered the heights of my pain. My muse had a nickname. I called her Devil Girl. I write these words to ease my sorrows. My name is Andrew.This is our story.
slumped in the back of the cab
feeling like a corpse
I eyed the crowds and lights
of a crowded city full of life
exhausted by my search for Allie
the wild sexual scenarios
that tortured my vivid imagination
I resigned myself to the worse
minutes later I entered my apartment
flicked on the lights
there she was naked on my couch
her legs formed an erotic V
she opened her arms to invite me in
I ran to her angry relieved
curious to know
buried my head in her warm full breasts
her heart whispered to me
I want to believe her words
I needed to know she was only mine
she pushed my head
down past her flat belly
I shut my eyes
I can’t share you Devil Girl
See you next week
Little Emily won’t be celebrating Christmas
There won’t be lights flashing on her tree
No reason to hang ornaments or mistletoe
No desire to find presents wanting to be free
Santa won’t be climbing down her chimney
No reason for holiday cards or festive cheer
Mommy is protecting kids from other nations
Tonight Emily will be shedding Christmas tears
Image from Favim.com
Inspired be my favorite Christmas songs “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
My deepest thanks and heart felt wishes go out to all the men and women who won’t be home for Christmas.