In New Zealand, Clive Saleman received a letter from the power company warning that it was going to cut off his electricity. Then he noticed the letter wasn’t addressed to him. It was addressed to the streetlight outside his house. Click on the title above for the full story.
I am told that though this streetlight in New Zealand may lose its electric services, it is still a registered voter in Chicago.
And on a light note . . . couldn’t help myself, didn’t try . . . sometimes a picture really does say it all.
A nine-year-old boy in a 5k race in Charlevoix, Michigan lost sight of his friends and asked a front runner, Marine Lance Corporal Myles Kerr, to help him. Kerr dropped back and kept pace with the child, encouraging him over the finish line. Read the full story here. Marine Runs Alongside Boy Struggling to Finish 5k Race
Find out what a theology professor has to say about FIRELANDS and its theocratic post-apocalyptic world. Dr. Steve Wiggins reviews the dystopian thriller at Sects and Violence in the Ancient World. FIRELANDS
Donna Newton interrogates me in 30 Seconds and pries out how Holmes has corrupted my language. 30 Second Interview with . . . Piper Bayard
Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order
J.K. Rowling and the Writer’s Dilemma – Discovery by M.J. Wright takes a look at what it takes to be “discovered.”
The Real Iron Throne, Interview with Artist Marc Simonetti by Ellie Ann. Click over and see more brilliant art work from the man who George R.R. Martin says gets it.
Montana AG Denies All Media Requests to ID Those with Concealed Carry Weapons Permits. Thank you, Montana. We are not pedophiles or serial killers. We are law-abiding citizens. If we weren’t, we would be among the millions of criminals who carry concealed weapons without applying for permits.
Out this week from New York Times Best Selling Author and Special Forces Vet Bob Mayer–AREA 51: THE NIGHTSTALKERS BOOK 2.
Susan Spann, brilliant historical author and publishing attorney, visits fellow author Kerry Schafer and talks about how grateful she is for the opportunity to pass on the generosity of NYT Bestselling Author and Heckuva Guy James Rollins. Paying It Forward
Why We Agree To and Achieve Goals. A fascinating article via Bestselling Author Diane Capri.
As some folks may have noticed, about half of the blogosphere is out on vacation this month. I think they must have seen this over at Julie Davidoski’s site, Go Jules Go.
I once spent a couple of weeks on Caye Caulker in Belize. The island motto is “Go Slow.” After watching this, I’m going to check on tickets.
Campaign Style Poll Daddy Question of the Week:
All the best to all of you for an enlightened week.