Good Friday

Its a term that I use to take in pride of my catholic background, but today I have my own thoughts to this day. I am at the road intersection in life where everything hampers on one thing – my spirit is looking for something more tangible than faith alone. I have faith in everything, that has not died; its the thing that tangible – the piece between suffering, sickness and the need for peace that I crave more. Peace is a thing that holds an understanding in others and their cultures.

Today is a day that most of the western religions celebrate the death of one man who saved us all from sins. It may be the faith of my background that has an in-depth grounding in understanding each culture who sues for peace but its a heart trenching to follow everything on the news and see more disasters than the act of God or natures fury puts to us to test us in the preserving of our world. How can one man change a world 2013 years ago, when we have not change since then – war, famine, and sins still strive as it was. Are we so gullible to understand that its our life that will end the world we live in. Are we ready for what’s to come.

See what I mean – the crossroads I’m at is just the beginning of something more greater even though, I’m know not where I’m going. Its seems every year at this time I take stock of the values and faith I have grown up with and think why should one man suffer for all when we can all share the responsibility. I still believe that something needs to be done today. Have we learned from the past or have we not grown to understand the concept of what this man did for us.

Okay I sound like a religious fanatic, in some sense I am but I hate to say this but by the words of John Lennon “Give peace a chance” still signifies that some people still hold to something more than the self. Heavy Metal some say is the devil’s music and I cannot agree with any of those people. For instance, (I only am into some heavy metal bands and songs.) take Iron Maiden is what I call music with an underlying theme of good verses evil – I found it a warning to the epic fight against evil. Manowar is my favorite band of the late 80’s (which I only started following), and the reason why I like them is because they bring an epic of fantasy of sword and sorcery adventure in music form – from a writer point of view – excellent material for writing epic fantasy. What has this got to do with today? Well evil sins plague our minds still but we go through life knowing evil does not happen by it self – man do evil things.

Maybe I’m just in the right/wrong mood to let my thoughts get the better of me and then think a problem shared… Well you know what I mean… anyway its time to celebrate a man’s death for our salvation. I cannot at the moment. Like I said above, I’m at the crossroads of a decision which needs an satisfying outcome.

As of today and until the next time I’ll post again, I hope everyone has a very good day on Easter Sunday. Oh, before I forget, Easter signifies that the resurrection of Jesus, which I came to think of the Easter egg is. An egg to me signifies new life and thus that is what Easter means to me.

Happy Easter and hope everyone of you, have a safe one.

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Puppy Love

Interesting title post…

Well indeed it is. This story started about three years ago, where my mother was a little down after losing a small pet dog. After Cyclone Yasi had come; it stirred more sense of loss and in that time Mum decided to buy a Shih-tzu  puppy. Last year, at about this time, Dad wanted a dog and a male Maltese cross puppy came to live in our home.

About sixty days ago, the matting occurred, the week after week of seeing our Shih-tzu’s pregnacy developing. It is a sense of wonder and the miracle of life that captures me most of all. In a way life and death is a passage we all go through, and even now that this weekend we celebrate Easter, it hones onto one thing that we all take for granted – our part, in our world.

Life is short, in which we forge a bond to those around us – to families, friends and pets. It is this bond, that feeds our soul. Okay we always fight with families more than often because we love them and friends often there to listen or help in ways by just being there. For pets – they are there always with unconditional love and listen to you when you are down. And it is always this that make me feel the happiest.

It is ironically talking about puppy love but when the male dog is close to a year old is a sire and the dam is three years old, it is good to have news like this – the first pup born at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday 28th, by 3:20 a.m. another three pups came and two more by 5:20 a.m. in total six. Those pups are by color three black and white and three brown and white. And if my mum could see that there is three females and three males within the first litter. Of course, that still in a mixture of different thoughts or more likely the the mother of the pups is not letting us have a look to determine the sex of the puppies.

Holy Thursday

Oh today is an important day for religious people around the world is Holy Thursday. Well most of the Catholics and Christians celebrate today as the Last Supper which coincides with the Jewish Passover called Pesach. I sit here writing this and think that we all are celebrating something this weekend which starts a long weekend. Most of us might not think of today but some people do. I like to take a moment to hope everyone have good thought, vibes and prayers today and the next few days to come.

Saint Patrick’s Day

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As promise today is Saint Patrick’s Day, and I always wear something green. Of course sometimes, I really can’t show green underwear like the young dudes of today, which I can’t understand the attraction to wearing pants/shorts below their bottoms. I’m a modest person – each to their own, I say. Okay today, some of my USA blog followers, will wake up on this day, but for most of  the people of Ireland are going home from a Saturday night or continue to celebrate with this holiday. If you want to know anything more about this day – 17th March – and why its celebrated in Ireland then click here.

Irish_clover The three leaf clover – the shamrock was a tool for Patrick to explain the diverse belief of Catholicism. It is no laughing matter and it is a very serious association to this saint I celebrate.

Why do I celebrate it and why I’m not Irish?

First I like to say this I grew up believing something greater than science. In a way I use to go to church every Sunday and such, and one thing I like was St Patrick. The reason for this also was the church name is the same. My affinity to this saint was and still to this day I like to celebrate. Even though I am Italian – my feelings for Ireland is almost similar to my own heritage. A Roman-Britain gave the belief of something greater and still show the connection to their own belief. Now my beliefs is this searching for the truth – a journey of the self – that is my emotional and spiritual in the material world. Let’s face it, if we do not think this then we never understand the truth of life and love.

Well this is certainly a bit too much of myself here. Enough of the psychological stuff. Apart from the religious notions, I usually celebrate this day with the first pint of Guinness to the Saint himself, second pint for Ireland and its people and third for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and the jolly leprechaun, the fourth for others who celebrate this day, one for the road and then loose count until I am happily intoxicated.

Well it seems I lost some of my followers, but I do drink twice a year where I like to reach nirvana. However, today was not a day for me to go wild. I have been feeling under the weather the last two days. Yesterday was mum’s birthday and its what I call party weekend. Yet I had no alcoholic drink last night and today I had none so far, but I will say this I’ll celebrate it with a glass of Irish whiskey later this afternoon.

My Desk Calendar for March has a green theme. And what’s with drinking green beer. All I care to drink is Guinness and that’s what satisfy me more than green coloring in a normal yellow looking ale. I tell you this, I don’t drink yellow ale full stop. I’m a Guinness man through and through, and my friends who know my saying, “Paddy’s day everyday.”  I think it is this that makes me love St Patrick’s Day.

Its about time to have that drink of whiskey, it might help with the sick feeling I have. It will be a good remedy.

PLEASE bear in mind that I usually lobby safe drinking and do it responsible. Don’t drink and drive. Get a taxi if you drank too much and use public transport the day after drinking. Remember after drinking alcohol is still in the blood stream the next day if you drank most of the day.  It is safer to drink one at every hour and drink water to re-hydrate – each glass of alcohol beverage to a glass of water.

It is like having coffee and then drink water after it. Why well coffee is a stimulate and it also dehydrate like alcohol and I noticed this because it effect me this way. Once I have a glass of water I’m fine.  What am I talking about – Saint Patrick’s Day, of course.

Well with the side track of drinking alcohol which I join it with a day is the only reason why everyone celebrate it. Because everyone feels a part of being Irish only one day a year. In a sense it was what this day is about. Love after all, is the way, Saint Patrick brought together a people in believing in something that holds to a sentiment of being Irish. If being Irish for a day is okay then why not do it everyday – Life will not let us do it. Well its a catch 22 for me. Its hard to follow every culture in a certain way and I have to do it one way – that I can feel comfortable with and I hope to respect each culture.  Before the day goes out you should go and try to do that Irish Dancing like River-dance – funny thing I need at least a ten pints of Guinness to do that and with a Shillelagh(walking stick) to keep me balance.

Or listen to some Irish pub songs like,  I Don’t Like Mondays (which is appropriate for tomorrow if you had a lot of Guinness but I really don’t like Mondays) , My Heart’s Tonight in Ireland, Three Drunken Maidens to Danny Boy, just to name some of the two CD set of The Worlds Most Famous Irish. It has 36 Irish songs that I know of and the other reason is the cover it shows my favorite drink.

With out further much to say here is my tidings of drink be merry and have a safe day.

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New Press Opens

Well I am such a busy boy that I just remembered to say that a new press has open some submissions and before you start to say “plugging it.” Okay yes I am and it fairly easy for it is been open for a short time but a long couple of months I have known that they were opening. I just wanted to make sure and thought to express this here. Some of you might know that my first press that accepted my story closed a while back. Well I was also itching to tell of another press was opening. But I thought not to because I thought to ask the owner in the forum if it was okay to send out a plug for this new press.

And so here I am plugging a new press that is Emby Press and they have three submissions that is up at their website and forum. If you are a Pinterest follower then you can follow them there as well. Those submissions are about monster hunters. Miles Boothe, the owner and editor of Emby Press. He was an editor at Pill Hill Press before it closed and his last submissions  for Use Enough Gun is coming out from Emby Press as well as the two first of the series of the Legends of the Monster Hunters Series.

Bedtime Stories Collection

First I like to say that I hope you all like my new and updated site. after a long and lengthy discussion with my webmaster, I came to the decision not verily lightly that I had to go with WordPress as my main and official site. Why? Well its site statistics were more promising than Weebly and I couldn’t get my favorite theme from Weebly to be here. However, by July I’ll be ready to upgrade this site until then I’ll be able to bring my site a more professional looking.

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COMING SOON…

Good news at hand that at the moment, the final progress of Bedtime Stories for Everyone is coming soon. My children story is called Lazuli and Kabuli. It will be soon.  This is the third of the collection and you should find the other two which are named Bedtime Stories for Girls and the second, Bedtime Stories for Boys. There is about twenty four stories for each book in the collection.

 

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I am one happy chappy to say that my  accepted story for the Twain-ish Anthology by Static Movement over the last weekend, I just celebrated today. I also celebrate an early St. Patrick Day with a couple of Guinness. Since Sunday, my local pub with the Guinness is closed and I am not going to go to the pub that day. As most of you know that I like my Guinness so much I had to a good few.

Well while, I was drinking my Guinness, I could not help to watch the news that there is a new Pope. Well most Catholics know that the old Pope Benedict decided to go on a early retirement because of health (that is what I remember) and he told those that the course of electing a new Pope should be done before Easter. Well they put an cardinal from Argentina, South America and called him Pope Francis the first. This is very good because I sense a good person and a tradition values for the poor. This Pope is very different and he looks like a dedicated person.

I must look where my thoughts lay in the two weeks and its going to be busy. I have two stories of steam-punk themes for a children book and one adult  to complete before Easter.

Why Movies

Well I have been in the mood of watching movies and its just the part of my way of making posts and keep writing. As a normal person who keeps a diary for appointments and such things. I thought to give you some of my movie reviews when I watched them and some of these movies I have watched before. I know that these movies have been reviewed by many others on the internet and I would not profess to change anybody’s views or such. Its easy to say okay and leave it to the professionals but I’m not going to. Why because I want more than a professional view. I am trying to give my humble views. I also notice from other reviewers; once they seen a movie on the big screen say one thing and when a DVD release say a different review. Why is that? Well in the big screen you just get the movie and in the DVD – you get the extras.

I do reviews for one purpose, and its a gullible reason and I do not care. Its to get people to look at me with these reviews that I make and hopefully they look at this blog and website. Its a sort of marketing tool which I hope might work.

Good News

Well its time to say that the results of my mums further tests are very good. No further action required. Well that is certainly a good news. Its was a little of what to do next.

Now as you can see that I have change the theme again. Well it was getting to me the black background on white words and it reminded me of the old computers mono led screens – where I get migraines from. I was really looking for an Easter theme for this month because Easter is coming. So I got this one.

More news is that I am also changing themes for next month because it will be my party month since I started using WordPress. I’m not sure what I’m going to do next month but something will be planned.

In fourteen days, I’m will post a little about a holiday which I celebrate every year. Until then I’m writing stories for a few places and one competition and hopefully more good news comes later.