October 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm (Anthology, Biographies, children, Comedy, Cookbooks, Crime Novels, Education, mystery, paranormal, poetry, romance, scifi, spy, Suspense Novels, True Crime, Uncategorized, When Fates Collide, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Tangled Minds, Yvonne Mason, Suspense, Drama, Murder, Serial Killer, Tampa, Key West, Fantasy Fest, Mallory Square, Brilliant Insanity, Dream Catcher Failur) (author, Dressing Your Book, Services)
Okay everyone; I have some interesting news for you all. You want to have your books on the shelf in bricks and mortar stores. Well, Dressing Your Book is working on a way to make that happen for you. The one thing it would require is that all books be published through Dressing Your Book and printed through Lightening Source. This is not a big deal in any case. The more authors and books I can get the cheaper it will be for all of you to avail yourself of this new and creative service Dressing Your Book will be offering by the first of the year. There will be an annual fee for me to advertise your books through Ingram distributions catalog so that your books will be in bricks and mortar stores. Something totally new for independent authors. I am trying to take you all to a place you have never been before. Please drop me an e-mail at dressignyourbook@comcastnet to let me know if you are interested in joining this great new adventure. You can also post a comment on here as well and I will get them all and get you all ready for a great new year.
August 17, 2009 at 8:34 pm (scifi) (actor, adventure, art, author, battles, castles, courage, dragons, educator, elf, essays, fantasy, insight, Jester, Jester-Knight, Joey Madia, knighthood, knights, literary site, newmystics.com, plays, poetry, political intrigue, short stories, teachers, teenage trials, The Ambir Dragon Tales, The Fisher King Review, The Lost Stone of Ruenai, wisdom, young audiences, Yvonne Mason)
Jester-Knight, by Joey Madia
Jester-Knight follows the teenage trials and triumphs of Alde, the son of the Jester of Glittereye, a kingdom barely three generations old. As the fledgling kingdom crumbles from within, Alde must balance the expectations of being named for the first and greatest of Jesters with the path to knighthood that is thrust upon him through the selfless and heroic deed of saving an Elf.
Filled with epic battles, fierce dragons, political intrigue, and grand adventure, Jester-Knight sets the stage for ever-expanding explorations of the world of Mynoweth in the 6-book series The Ambir Dragon Tales.
“Joey Madia’s writing style in Jester-Knight, coupled with his imagination and depth of understanding, is precisely what our culture desperately needs: literature that empowers youth with the insight, courage, and wisdom much needed for undertaking the rites of passage into responsible adulthood where leadership is filled with heart and soul.” — The Fisher King Review
Joey Madia is an author, actor, and educator who writes in a
wide variety of genres and styles. His ten plays for young
audiences have been produced across the United States and his
series of books on using theatre in the classroom are helping
teachers redefine learning. His poetry, essays, and short stories
have been widely published and have earned him several awards. He
is working on several new books, including the next book of the
Ambir Dragon Tales, The Lost Stone of Ruenai. He is the founding editor of www.newmystics.com, an art and literary site.
For more information, visit http://www.newmystics.com/joey/jester-knight.html
To order: http://www.bookbinnj.com/
To hear a live reading of the opening chapter: http://www.wvwriters.org/podcast.html/episode14
So get ready to be enticed and captivated as you step into my world of literary romance. The journey begins the moment you pick up one of my books and with any luck you will be hooked just like I am. My love for writing began when I was in high school with short stories and poetry. It was over 10 years ago when I began writing ‘She Cries in the Darkbriefly scribbling the first few chapters, I put it away, only to start where I left off a little over a year ago. I have recently finished writing my 2nd novel ‘The Other Side of You‘ and have started on the 3rd.
My other writing interests include romantic poetry, inspirational verse, and children’s stories. I am proud to say that my poetry has been published in two coffee table books and because of this accomplishment I received the Editors Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry two years in a row. I was nominated for Poet of the Year in 2005 and 2006 and I have been inducted as An International Poet of Merit by the International Society of Poets. I have also received the distinguished honor of 2006 Poetry Ambassador and been selected to receive the Official 2006 Commemorative U.S. Poetry Ambassador Medal. If you enjoyed reading my first novel, ‘ ‘She Cries in the Dark ‘look for my next woman’s novel ‘The Other Side of You’ from Cacoethes Publishing House–www.cacoethespublishing.com
August 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm (Uncategorized) (anatomy, artist, author, denver colorado, Denver's Heartbeat, gspot, guilt, intimacy, love, lovemaking, men, Michael Schuessler, mistakes, photographer, relationships, releationships, romance, sex, shame, sutdent of the kabbalah, tantra, The Holy G-Rail, Women, Yvonne Mason)
THE HOLY G-RAIL
“The Holy G-rail”: (G-Spot, R-relating, A-anatomy, I-into,
• Paperback: 71 pages
• Publisher: Self published through, Book Surge Publishing (Feb, 2007)
I am an author, photographer, author, artist and student of the Kabbalah residing in Denver Colorado…My paintings, photography, and writing mirror his belief that all beauty is an expression of the One Self.
I also have produced a music show called Denver’s Heartbeat for the last 15 years, I am familiar with all aspects of the television realm. Being in front of the camera as well directing my own television show.. I’ve also been an artist for the last 25 years. My many artistic works represent the sensuality, passion, and movement of all forms. I have been a professional model doing several print and commercial work .
My main focal point for writing this book, The Holy G-rail is helping people to believe in themselves, feel good about themselves and the following letters I have received is a testimonial of what I have to offer your show.
Michael Schuessler, Author, Photographer, Artist
Letter from Tagged.com-
I have checked out your website — I like what you have to say. Tell me, how do you understand women (people) in general so well?
It all boils down to allowing spirit to flow through me, the emotions and feelings of the individual to come through. Tapping into the areas that I have myself, endured and hopefully shedding light through that experience.
It does darling — and thank you — but you make it sound so easy . You, yes, have a tremendous grasp on “life” and the spirit or emotions and feelings to come through .
And you know what that is probably what makes the difference. As I told you before I have a Master’s in Psychology although I work in law — and been through a divorce
where my ex cheated on me and hit me — yet I am (believe it or not) 🙂 — extremely insecure — I have to pretend that I am not at times.
You are extraordinary — that is a given — I like you calm confidence — your gentle way. It is not a cocky, bossy, know-it-all type of energy — if you would. You are very caring, loving of the people that you talk to and maybe that is what truly does make a difference. Kind of gives me chills. Michael, maybe it is love and kindness that makes the difference. After all we know that love is an emotion — but it is also a decision — to love unconditionally when everything else fails.
I was reading through some of the questions you have answered from some of the ladies on here, but I do not wish for you to use my page name if you decide to post it…
I am 34 years old. I have been single now for almost 2 years. My ex was not that of the marrying type actually he was quite the opposite. I was with him almost 7 years of my life. He did everything wrong to me including physically attack me repeatedly. Now to look at me, you wouldn’t believe I could have possibly have been through all that but, its true… But now everytime I even think to share myself or get close to someone. I throw up a shield and I’m more aggressive toward any who try to gain the position. I miss a lot of things about being in a relationship but, I don’t want to end up being bitter like this because, I’m afraid to move forward. Sometimes I actually feel like I’m being watched and I’m scared to death to get caught. Can you please tell me what that means??? I’ve heard a million different opinions but, it has to be something more than I need to just move on. Nobody was there to live through what I went through…
You can call me “Concerned”
I think first and above all you need to give yourself break… step back and take a breath if you will… You need to see and feel yourself as attracting the kind of relationship you want, and releasing the pain of the past.
It takes 5 weeks to change cells within the body, so for the next 5 weeks do the things that make you feel lovable, passionate, worthy, the things that make you feel special and beautiful. Every time the wall comes up, or feelings of fear and shame, try to gently push them away and focus on that that makes you feel good.
Do this for the moment each and every time these feeling come forth, the moments will turn into minutes the minutes into hours the hours into days and the well… after some time you’ll be able to look at relations in a better light.
You will attract the type of relationship you desire, do this also with the fear, if you fear and feel insecure it will draw the type of personality that thrives on that, and you will find yourself in the same type of relationship you strive to get away from.
You are worthy of a man who respects your bounds and sees relationships the same way you do! You are worthy of love and affection with out pain! You need not settle! You are beautiful and there are men out there that can appreciate all of this!
The first step is releasing the guilt the shame, you made a mistake, now you know the signs and what you do not need within your world. It’s time now to love yourself and focus upon that that you want…. not that that you strive to stay away from.
Give yourself the moments and love you deserve, stop being so hard on yourself, release the fear and then you will become open to all that is good, and all that you truly deserve.
— Quotes; (Many more on my website)
*January 8, 2009~ Radio show “Tantra, Love , Sex and Intimacy”
Host Tanja Diamond, host–“Michael was a delight to have on my radio show, Tantra, love, sex and Intimacy. I found him to be very deep in his experience, candid about himself, respectful and loving towards the art of deep physical connection. I recommend him as a guest for any venue, as he is elegant in his language and adds terrific value to the audience.”
Radio Interviews, Reviews, & Selected quotes;
January 24th, 2007~ Colorado’s 106.7 KBPI, “The Uncle Nasty Show”
‘Ask a Porn Star’ – Host’s- Uncle Nasty & Matt Need, Guest’s, Kim Chambers & Stacy Anderson -HOST- Uncle Nasty; “You Don’t have to ask her how was it? You’ll know! Pick up the book!”-GUEST- Kim Chambers; ‘Adult Entertainment Star and Advice Writer’; “Awesome book! I need to pick up a copy”
January 26th, 2007~ Sirius Radio198’s PLAYBOY RADIO, “Afternoon Advice Show” -Host- Tiffany Granath
-HOST- Tiffany Granath “I Love it because”, “It’s simple”, “Not overwhelming”, and “It totally works!”
February 21st, 2007~ Colorado’s 106.7 KBPI, “The Uncle Nasty Show ‘Ask a Porn Star’ – Host’s- Uncle Nasty & Matt Need, Guest’s, Kim Chambers & Stacy Anderson,
-HOST- Uncle Nasty; “It takes the chore out of it”, “It will change your life, seriously, it will open up many doors for you, put a smile on your face. It will definitely give you some confidence back” -CO HOST/PRODUCER- Matt Need; “So the truth is, by releasing the power yourself, you actually get all the power back!”
March 22nd, 2007~ Boulder Colorado’s 88.5 KGNU, “Sleepless Nights”-Host’s- Guy Errickson & Victoria, Listen to the whole interview online. www.theholyg-rail.com
April 28th, 2007~ San Francisco’s 106.9 KFRC, “Sex With Emily” -Host- Emily Morse “ Your like the Christopher Columbus of the G-Spot!”, Listen to the whole interview online. www.theholyg-rail.com
June 8th, 2007~ Colorado’s 103.5 The Fox, “Lewis and Floorwax”,-Host’s- Rick Lewis, Michael Floorwax & Cathy Lee, -HOST- Michael Floorwax; “It’s kind of a hand book; rather than a big giant medical book” “It’s short, It’s easy, you can take it with you!”, -HOST- Rick Lewis; ”I’m Learning something” “ I never new that was there” looking at page 40’s illustration.
May 3rd, 2007~ Philadelphia’s 94.1 WYSP, “Matt & Huggy Show”-Hosts- Matt & Huggy
June 4th, 2007~ Wisconsin’s 94.1 WJJO, “The Johnny Danger Show”-Host’s- Johnny, Snuff & Tara, -HOST- Johnny; “Your like the Don Juan of the modern times”
-HOST- Snuff; “ I’m glad you wrote the book for us guys; we can’t even ask for directions, not to mention finding the G-Spot!”
June 5th, 2007~ Sirius Radio198’s PLAYBOY RADIO, “Night Calls”,-Host’s- Christy Canyon & Ginger Lynn, -HOST- Christy Canyon; “That’s why we love your book! So few people know how to find it!” the G-Spot ,-HOST- Christy Canyon; “If you don’t Know where it is” “You need to know, your lady will appreciate it, and Love it!’, -HOST- Ginger Lynn; “What a wealth of information Michael is!”
June 7th, 2007~ Baltimore’s 105.7 WHFS, “The Back Room”-Hosts- Troy Johnson & Jon Boesche’, -Host-Troy Johnson; “Like you said Michael, it’s not about the bam bam bam; you need to take care of your woman!”, -CALLER- Karen; “He is are right on! I’ve never read the book but I want to get it! I’m going to put it on the coffee table!”
June 10th, 2007~ Ohio’s 88.1 WBGU-FM “Sex Talk”, -Host’s- Bob & Andrea, Listen to the whole interview online. www.theholyg-rail.com
July 12th, 2007~ Hawaii’s 1110 KAOI’S AM “Mind~Body~Spirit” -Host- Liah Howard, Listen to the whole interview Online. www.theholyg-rail.com
August 11th& 12th 2007~ Colorado’s Dangerous Theater “Kama Sutra” Book Signing.
September 16th, 2007 ~ Book Pleasures.com, Authorsden.com, American Chronicle.com “E-Interview”-Host-Norm Goldman
September 19th, 2007 ~ www.qshouseradio, “Q’s House Radio” –Hosts- Quinton Sheer & Special guest Marisa show #147
September 28th, 2007 ~ Talking sex radio, “The Rev Mel Show”-Hosts’- Rev Mel, Tony Bones and Special Guest, Lady Yvette
October 17th 2007 ~ Boulder Colorado’s, Boulder Daily News,” A Book with a Happy Ending” Featured article and review, – Writer/Editor- Christy Frantz
December 10th 2007 ~ Book reviews by Crystal Adkins: www.bookreviewsbycrystal.blogspot.com
December 23rd 2007 ~ Authors of My Space, “Featured Book and review” –Editor- Ryan “RH”
February 18th 2008 ~ Colorado’s 106.7 KBPI, “The Uncle Nasty Show” –Host’s- Uncle Nasty & Matt Need, Guest’s Kim Chambers
February 18th 2008 ~ The United Kingdom’s, -Chic Today- “Having trouble finding –the- Spot” featured article and review, – Marilyn Campiz-
March 17th 2008 ~ Crystals Interviews with Authors, “Interview with Michael Schuessler” -Crystal Adkins-
March 20th 2008 ~ Coffee time Romance Book Reviews, “The Holy G-rail”
April 3rd 2008 ~ Blog Talk Radio. “Anything Goes” –Hosts’- Melissa Bacelar, & Belinda Bently
April 5th 2008 ~ Colorado’s, The Oyster Magazine, “Featured Article and Review” –Jade Shaman-
April 7th 2008 ~ California’s, Talking Sex Radio; In Studio with; “The Rev Mel Show” –Hosts- Rev Mel, Tony Bones & Special Guest’s Lady “G” & Lady Yvette
April 8th 2008 ~ Sirius Radio 198’s PLAYBOY RADIO, “In Studio with Night Calls” –Hosts- Christy canyon & Vanessa Blue
April 9th 2008 ~ California’s, Dr. Susan Block Show, “In the Studio; The Speak Easy” –Host- Dr. Susan Block with Special Guest Lady “G”
April 19th 2008 ~ Georgia’s CRUNK Magazine, “Editorial Review” – D. Perkins –
June 5th 2008 ~ California’s, The Wet Spot TV, “The Daisy and Duke Show” –Host’s- Daisy & Duke
August 22nd 2008 ~ Texas’s “Blog Talk Radio”, -Host- Angel Lesa
August 27th 2008 ~ Florida’s, Studio Operated Press, “The American Perspective” –Host-Judyth Piazza
September 12th 2008 ~ Log Free, Press release, “Author Extraordinaire reminds us once again about women”
October 20th 2008 ~ California’s, Sex Without Shame, “Shame Free Zone” –Host- Veronica Monet
November 16th 2008 ~ BBS Radio’s, “The Metaphysical and Beyond” –Host- Nancy Wallace
December 13th 2008 ~ Gayle Etcheverry’s, “GOD Bless Humanity” –Article Post-
December 17th 2008 ~ California’s, LA Talk Radio’s, “Sam And Suzy In The Morning” –Host’s- Sam & Suzy
January 8th 2009 ~ Seattle’s “Tantra, Love, Sex And Intimacy” –Host- Tanja Diamond
January 8th 2009 ~ Blog Talk Radio, “Man Talk Radio” –Host- Cory Watkins
January 8th 2009 ~ “Tantra Café” –Host- Laurie Handlers
January 8th 2009 ~ Canada’s, “Midlife MOJO Radio” –Host- The Unstoppable, Frankie Picasso
–REVIEWS; (I have many more on my website)
August 23 2008 ~ A review from Yvonne from The Odd Mind Radio show
“ Last night Lesa had the most amazing author on her show. His name is Michael Schuessler and he is the author of THE HOLY G-RAIL. Now boys and girls, if you don’t know what this is all about you have to listen to the show in archives. No, it is not about a train track. It is not about a monarail track. This book is about how men and women have the ability and knowledge to please each other in the privacy of their bedroom. It is a book about how to learn about each other in ways you didn’t think possible. No, it is not just another sex book. It is not just another how to book. And believe it or not there are some out there who need one. It is an in depth learning experience for both sexes. The book is done very tastefully and is full of wisdom. Michael explores the physical as well as the mental side of the sexual side of a relationship. He shows how the people in that relationship can be very tuned to each other as well as themselves. So go listen to the show, then run don’t walk to buy his book. You will want to add it to your library of knowledge.”
Yvonne of The Odd Mind Magazine-
March 10, 2009
Lady Eros™ (Radio host of Eros Radio-blogtalkradio.com/erosradio
Publisher of Trimaxx Publishers LLC
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Trinities! Ecstasy Newsletter-
The author’s tagline is “Changing the world one orgasm at a time!”; and after reading “The Holy G-Rail” I can see how he can make this claim. This small and powerful book delivers insights into the most elusive yet prized path of the sexual experience. I have never found this written so beautifully, and from a man no less! To say that I was delightedly shocked at the depth that was explored and revealed in 70-pages would be an understatement. Mr. Schuessler has artfully and succinctly laid bare for the world – the tools for your mindset, the map for exploring, and the keys for discovering your lovers deepest anatomy crucial to lovemaking with the intent of focusing on her G-spot and cultivating its secrets.
I recommend this book for each and every person who wants to give their lover that long searched for experience and deepest orgasm – to do it repeatedly, and without fail!
I had a radio interview recently with “ Lets talk about it with Sameon” on blogtalk radio www.tobtr.com/s/507412 . Feel free to check out my website, www.theholyg-rail.com for more radio interviews to listen to. I also write inspirational articles on www.milehive.com (Life section) to inspire people. Below is one of my articles:
“What are you doing with your fears this New Year?
Fear as you might, fear as you may… STOP the fear, take the five-week challenge; Attempt to change your fears into something a little more palatable, more passionate; try to release the fear just for a moment and you may find that you can change your life for the better within as little as five weeks.
A stumbling block for many; fear in all-ways can stifle and even block the roads we formulate towards intimacy, closeness, and the relations we attempt to nurture.
Why is it that this most powerful of emotions leads us around in circles? Is it the fear of actually achieving the promise land we truly deserve? Or is it that we do not see ourselves as capable, or deserving?
STOP; challenge yourself to change these deep down thoughts and insecurities, whether they are emotional or even physical, its time to get started! Communication is the secret… It’s all about the words and images we formulate within our own minds, how we communicate with our own true self. It is easier than you think all we need to do is to change these thoughts. The mind works in pictures and images keep it simple, see and feel the things you want to change. It will happen and it is truly magical how this will affect our lovers, friends and even co-workers; it can be quite intoxicating to everyone and everything you come into contact with.
Begin with the fleeting little murmurs that go on within your sphere of activity, you know the ones; strive to push out the negative forms that arise from physical and mental insecurities of guilt and fear. We all have notions of failure in some way or form, whether it’s the images forced upon us by the media, or the pain of actual mental and physical torment, even the guilt of past endeavors gone astray, it matters not where the thoughts come from.
From this moment on gently push those thoughts and feelings out. Only allow the images and emotions of what you truly desire into this, your field of activities.
Think of it as a garden, only plant that which you want to grow and flower, make sure to pull out all of the weeds as they sprout, do not wait until the garden becomes dense and overgrown. As soon as the thoughts of negativity and fear appear, gently pull and remove them, once you do this you will see the positive over come the negatives, and slowly but surely each and every day you will notice a larger span of welcome thoughts and feelings rather than those that are uncomfortable and full of pain..
Take the challenge; in all-ways try to re-connect with the true spirit you see and feel daily within your life, whatever that Spirit may be, (The Spirit that makes you smile and feel love from deep down within, the true spirit of compassion) it’s still there find it and feel it, experience it as you have in the past. Do this for just a moment be patient with yourself; the moments will turn into hours, the hours into days….
It takes 5 weeks to change the cells within your being, it matters not on which level you start, once you begin you will see the results and it will effect each and every moment that life has to share with you.”
I am also the new Denver Sex and Sensuality Examiner. I have a question and answer column if you’d like to check it out: It’s called “Ask Michael”
My belief is that life is really about the journey. It’s not always the instant gratification that matters, but the journey towards that place deep in your soul.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
The Holy G-rail
http://www.examiner.com/x-12495-Denver-Sex-and-Sensuality-Examiner – Check this site out it is amazing.
July 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm (Books by Yvonne Mason) (Atlantic Ocean, author, Bounty Hunter, Brilliant Insanity, Chum, Fort Pierce Florida, New Release, Reinhart, serial killer, Tria Publishing Group, Women, Yvonne Mason)
Louis Reinhart has five days to live before he is injected with the lethal cocktail. Louis Reinhart has been given permission to tell the world his side of the story.
The story which was not allowed to be told in court.
The Fort Pierce Sentinel has agreed to send a reporter to interview Reinhart. However, Reinhart has been very specific as to which reporter he will agree to talk to.
Her name is Mandy McQuaid. She is a rookie reporter. This is her first job and she is stuck in the obit section of the paper. Even though the Editor is not happy about Reinhart’s request, he sends Mandy to conduct the interview.
Reinhart has his own agenda. He believes he was justified in his quest for retribution and he wants to share it with the world. Not only does he want to share it with the world, but it is very important that he share it with Mandy.
As Reinhart draws Mandy into his web of lies, and narcissistic behavior one wonders where the next bend in the road leads. What surprise, what evil will pop out to shock and amaze even the most seasoned reader.
The Fourth of July. The day of American Independence. The Day America no longer wanted or needed English Rule. The day America was born.
This day did not come without sacrifice or blood. This day did not come about simple because it was willed into being.
The Fourth of July happened because there were men and women who believed in Hope, Sacrifice, Freedom and the American Dream. They were willing to pay the ultimate price for that dream- The dream for those who would come after. The dream for those they knew they would leave behind.
The Fourth of July was a dream which became real because those men and women didn’t believe that any price was too large to pay including their lives.
Since that day long ago men and women have continued to serve. They have been willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep freedom, hope and America safe.
Yes, some of those wars were not popular- some were political in nature. However, our men and women went gladly.
They knew they had a job to do and they were willing to do it.
Some of the wars include, The Revolutionary War, The War of Southern Aggression, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam(the war that wrongly slapped those who served in the face.) That war is the one we need to step back and say a very heartfelt THANKS and I’m Sorry for being so mad at you. The Gulf War, Bosonia, Somilia, Iraq, Desert Storm, War of 1812, French and Indian War, The Great Alamo War(Mexican War), The Spanish- American War.
I am sure I have left out some. The point is we have men and women down through out history and present day who have chosen to put their life in Harm’s Way for those of us left behind. They have left family and friends, homes and jobs to keep us safe.
Today we honor these men and women. We give all of them the thanks and support they have earned and deserve. We pay tribute to those who stepped up to the plate and stood for something. They are the reason we have a Fourth of July. They are the reason we can sit down to bar-b-ques and shoot off fireworks.
They are the reason we are still free.
Charles W Robertson(Deceased) 20 years Air Force
Jack Sumidajski Vietnam Vet (Bless You)
Author of “The Utopi that Once Was”
John Robinson (A Contractor embedded with the Marines in Afganistan)
Ryan (Can’t use his last name – special Forces)
Cory Tyler KIA IRAQ (2007)
Bart Burton (Washington)
Nick Marchese Marine Iraq
C.L Robinson Vet WWII
Lee Backstron Vet WWII Pearl Harbor the day it was bombed
Fred Williams WWII
Jack Sewell WWII
John Sewell Vet Navy Seal
Doyle Sewell Vet Navy
Staff Sgt Joseph Weiglein KIA Iraq 214 Inf BN 10th Mountain Div
Alex Lima Marine
Adam Carlson Nat’l Guard
Lawrence Reed, JR
Richard Simpson Koren War Vet
Steven Campanella Air Force
Men and Women Post 7508 Old Bridge NJ
Men and Women VFW Post Old Bridge and Monroe Towneship NJ
Jeffery Burlaga Marine- Vet Gulf War
Mike Miller Iraq
Homer Corley Koren War Vet
Kenneth Corley WWII Vet
William Corley WWII Vet
Robert Corley Vet Vietnam (A special Thank you)
David Skidmore Vet Vietnam (A special Thank you)
DJ Brian Nolan
James E Lewandowski
Micheal Burghardt Gunnery Sgt
Ruben Roberts Revolutionary War Vet
James Vietnam War Vet ( A special Thank you)
Mike Vietnam War Vet ( A Special Thank you)
Gene Dechalet Vietnam War Vet ( A Special Thank you)
Willard Holland Vietnam War Vet ( A Special Tank you)
Jacob Carlson Air Force
John Anderson Vietnam( A Special Thank you)
John Halcom Vietnam Vet ( A Special Thank you)
Dave Powers Marine
Carlos Rose Air Force
Happy Gray from Triad Pictures on his way to Iraq ( Be Safe come home safe)
To the Men and Women who have high security jobs and we are not allowed to name you on paper- We Salute you
I am sure there are more who I have not gotten to those we say Thank you.
Today of all days- Say THANK YOU to all who served – have served and are going to serve. These men and women are the real heros. We owe them our very life.
They are the reason for the FOURTH OF JULY.
Bless you one and all.
Yvonne Mason, Author
Stan’s Story, A Touch of Love
Brilliant Insanity, soon to be released
Silent Scream, Soon to be released
Even though we are a few days away from the Holiday known as the 4th of July, I wanted to do this article today. I want us to remember why we have a holiday known as Independence Day. That is means more than just Bar-B-Que, Fireworks and a long weekend. It means because many have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we have the freedoms we enjoy.
As Billy Ray Cyrus sang in his song- “Some gave all while all gave some.” Think about it . Think about what it means.
Both Sherri and I have family who serve. I am sure most of you do as well. Sherri has a son who is a Marine and I have a brother who is over in Afganistan as a contractor embedded with the Marines. He puts the tanks and HVs back together after then are blown up so they can be used again. I have a nephew who is now with special forces. He will soon be leaving his young wife and she will not know where he is or what he is doing for four months at a time.
I want to take this whole next week and see just how many names we can put on this blog. I will be writing a different blog all week – however I will keep coming back to this one.
I come from a family of military men. I have family who has fought or served in wars all the way back to the revoluntary war. I am proud of them. I am proud to say they served.
Without those men and women we would not have this great country .We would still be under English rule or even maybe some other ruler. Without those who served we wouldl not enjoy the freedoms we have nor the ability to be the great nation we are. While we might not agree on all the political issues or the reasons, excuses or retoric we should believe in our service men and women.
They all have volunteered to put their life in harms way. They all knew when they joined, that they joined to become a solider first. That meant knowing how to kill or maybe even be killed or maimed. I am very proud of these men and women. I am very thankful they are who they are and that they do what they do. They are the reason we can sleep at night without the fear of being awoken and dragged off to a prison or firing squad simply because we wear the wrong color dress or don’t cover our faces or disagree with the government.
I am honored to know so many of them personally. I am saddened that in the course of their serving many have lost their lives. They paid the ultimate price for us. I am humbled that they loved us as Americans so much they were willing to pay that price.
During this entire week and those which follow let all of us remember. Let us never forget. To ensure that we don’t forget I would like to see all who are friends here tell three people who will tell three people on and on to add themselves to this site and do a roll call. Every day add a name of a service man or woman to this blog. It doesn’t matter if they are still with us- still serving or currently serving. I will then start a new blog and also a bulletin with all the names.
Let’s start giving back. Let’s start paying it forward. Let’s start letting our service men and women know we care. You have no idea how many of them read our blogs- know we are out there- need our support. Let’s stand tall, be proud – show them they are not forgotten. Show them we support and believe in them even if you don’t believe in the war. Believe in them. Step up to the plate and take a stand they have. They are the good guys. They are ours!!!!!!!!
John Robinson (Contractor)
Ryan (My nephew)
Cory Tyler (Deseased)
Freedom. We spout that word every day. Protesters march with signs in their hands screaming freedom this and freedom that. We listen to politicians talk about opression and how we must have freedom from whatever platform they are standing on at the moment.
We listen to people shout Freedom for no reason except they can’t have their own way.
What is freedom? Does anyone stop to think about what the word actually means?
Webster defines freedom as the power or condtiton of acting without compulsion the moderate absence of restraint the power to choose.
Now let’s just look at the freedoms we have and why we have them.
When America was under British rule, She had to follow British law. She was taxed with no representation. People were unfairly burdened with laws they could not keep. They could not speak out against the government if they disagreed with the king, if they did they were killed as traitors. If someone protested he was hung.
They had no voice in how America was run as a government. They were bound or enslaved by another country. It had nothing to do with race or religon- it had to be with the lack of freedom.
Religon was bound by English rule. If one wanted to worship different one was labed as a witch or something even worse. Men, women and children were killed all in the name of religon.
Now, I know you are saying why is she writing this today? That is a very good question. One which I am going to answer right now.
Freedom. It just sort of rolls off the tongue and slides into the air. It has a nice ring to it. I like freedom. I like being able to sit a my computer and type what ever I want to send it out to cyber space and know that the secret police will not knock one my door or break down my door. ( Well, only if I do things that are against the law) Anyway, I have that freedom to sit here and talk to all of you about the feedoms we enjoy because some gave all and all gave some.
Because of the war of Independence we have the freedom to go where ever we please, carry weapons if we have the proper permit, defend our family and our homes, worship or not worship as we see fit. We have the freedom to protest about anything from a hangnail to executions of criminals.
Vote for the person of our choosing, voice our opinion withour fear of reprisal. Wear what we choose. We as women have the freedom to go out in public without our faces covered and without wearing clothes to the ground. We have the freedom to be seen in the company of men other than our husbands brothers, or fathers. We have the freedom to come and go as we please, to hold jobs, to stay single, to travel alone. Because some gave all and all gave some we have the freedom as women to hold public office, to be able to have our voices heard in print. To be able to debate issues and voice our opinions.
Men because some gave all and all gave some you have freedoms that you might not have had. You have the freedom to move about without fear of jail or illegal murder, the freedom to marry or live with the person of your choosing not someone who has been picked out for you. You have the freedom to run for office without someone telling you what your platform is. You have the ability to be employed at any job you feel you can work. You have the freedom to write and speak out on any issue without fear of being killed.
That is not all we have the freedom to have as many or few children as we want. We have the freedom to assembly without fear of presecution. We have the freedom to protest if we disagree. We have the freedom to live lifestyles which in other countries would get us killed in the public square.
We have the freedom to a fair trial by a jury of our peers. We have the freedom to a public defender if we can’t afford one. We have the freedom to appeal the decision if we think it is wrong.
We have the freedom to watch or listen to what ever we choose in movies, music and religon.
We have the freedom to have what ever friendships we choose to have. We don’t have to align oursleves with others because we fear apprisals if we don’t.
We have the freedom to vote for who we choose knowing that vote will count.
You say- Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I know we have all of this. We have had it for over two hundred years. So What.
My answer to that is this. The So What is that we have those freedoms because there are men and women willing to continue to put themsleves in harms way on what ever foreign soil or domestic soil they need to step down on to proctect those freedoms. Most of us have forgotten those who died on 9/11 those who gave all on the plane as it went down so that it would not kill more.
It is like having a child we tend to forget the pain as time fades. Well, my friends. I haven’t I see it every day. I see it in the faces, dedication and unshelfish acts of our service men and women – I see it in their determination that we will continue to have those freedoms which we all take for granted. I see it in their belief that they are doing a good thing.
I write about Freedom today because it is five days before Independence Day. I said that all this week I would be writing blogs about why we have Independence Day. This is one of the reasons. Our Freedom. Such a beautiful word. Believe me, if you don’t think we are the greatest county in the world, just ask someone who has left a country where there are no personal freedoms.
Not only are they opppresed. But they are poor in body, mind , spirit and in finance. That is how they are ruled. So my friends the next time you see a solider, thank him or her. Shake their hand or hug their neck. Smile and show them you care. The next time you see a Vet. Shake his hand and hug him even harder. The next time you see a wounded vet, take the time to let him or her know that you know and are proud that they gave all. The next time you hear of a family who has lost a solider send them a note even if you don’t know them, find the address- it isn’t hard. Let the know that you know that solider gave all.
They did it for Freedom. That beautiful word that once is gone almost is never re-gained again. Please don’t take our freedom for granted. Don’t fool yourself into believing it is our undeniable right. It isn’t – It is a gift. One that a very high price has been and will be continued to be paid. That price si the price of a life. There is a passage which says, “No greater love hath a man then when he lay down his life for a friend.” My friends, that is what our soliders gladly do for all of us. They put their lives in harm’s way gladly so we can have our FREEDOM!!!!!!
Please send me all the names of soliders you know I don’t care if they go back to the War of Independence I will put all of them on the roll call on Friday Morning.
Yvonne Mason, Author
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Tangled Minds is a masterpiece. In the fine tradition of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Yvonne Mason leads the reader through the twisted and tangled lives of Brianna Van Pelt and her son, Josh, thrusting us into a Pygmalion dilemma that has consumed scholars for decades. Is there such a thing as a “bad seed”, an individual whose feet are placed upon a path of crime and evil almost from the beginning? If the circumstances of one’s birth or the choices one makes cannot be overcome with love, patience and the rarely grasped opportunity for redemption, what chance is there for any of us?Thwarted by her parents’ tough love, seventeen-year-old, single mother, Brianna, allows herself to be drawn into a new world glittering with easy money and false promises, accepting that proposition that no good girl ever should. With her young son, Josh, in tow, she dazzles with new prosperity, fulfilling the fantasies of not only her glorified pimp, Ken Morgan, but those of a judge and a host of depraved, desperate men in their wake. Ms. Mason’s familiarity with the legal system and law enforcement showed through clearly in several well orchestrated scenes, as the long arm of the law repeatedly tried to halt the ring of drugs and prostitution and Brianna and her son fled for the safety of the mountains.
Ms. Mason’s understanding of mountain people was stellar. These simple folk protect their own with fierce loyalty and Brianna and Josh find shelter beneath their net of poverty, love, moonshine and madness. Here, transgressors simply disappear, never to be heard from again and the mountains hold their secrets close to their chests as nature smoothes the pothole’s dark waters and envelops the hills in song and greenery. Even murder seems somehow justified in a place such as this, but the twisted and convoluted logic of its inhabitants finds no sympathetic ear in the outside world and Josh must ultimately face the consequences of his actions.
And yet, within this story, there lies hope. In Hannah and Miss Amy, we see the opposing force of love, the light of goodness that can blaze through even the meanest dark, if only one has the courage to reach for it. Fragile yet steadfast, this gentler emotion finally reaches even Brianna, a woman some would have classified beyond redemption. In love’s golden glow, we find hope, hope for Brianna and Josh and perhaps even for ourselves, as well.
Tangled Minds should be required reading for every high school senior or college freshman, although its audience is clearly much wider. Life is, indeed, full of choices and consequences. An individual may be able to run fast and far, but in the end, he cannot outrun the ultimate judge – himself. True redemption begins from within. May love’s tiny flame light the way as we reconcile our past, lift our face into the winds of change and set our feet once more upon the good road. An excellent read!