Thursday, August 6, 2009

Well, it’s been quite awhile since I have written anything on my blog site, but I have been busting my butt getting the edits done on my new novel, Lightning Strikes the Colonies. Finally it is in the publisher’s hands and without and further delays should be out in September.

Oh by the way, I was on an Internet radio program the other day on a show called Amazing Women, Brains, Beauty and Style. Check it out and give a listen to my interview.

Here's something to think about

What is the definition of recession verses depression: Recession is a noun defined as - An extended decline in general business activity, typically two consecutive quarters of falling real gross national product. However, depression is a noun defined as - A period of drastic decline in a national or international economy, characterized by decreasing business activity, falling prices, and unemployment. Which do you think is a better description of what it feels like today?

Shame on me, Shame on you rants

Everyone in California is complaining about what the Governor is doing and why we have to make such deep cuts to our budget. Hello, haven’t you heard, we’ve lost over $60 billion in revenue. Stop bitching and find a solution. Where would you cut spending or increase revenues to balance this budget?

Here’s one of my ideas on how to get more revenue. How about getting the wealthiest stock brokers around the country to donate a couple billion to our colleges? Maybe, with better education we will learn not to do credit default swaps again. Yea, like that’s ever going to happen!

A little frankness from Franklin is in order:

“So what signifies wishing and hoping for better time? We may make these time better if we better ourselves.”

And on the Science Front

Microsoft founder Bill Gates filed patents to combat Gulf Coast hurricanes with a fleet of vessels that would pump warm ocean surface water down into the depths to offset the thermal power that drives such storms. Now that what I call putting your money where your mouth is. Way to go Bill!

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