On Saturday, August 30th, I had the opportunity to travel to Memphis, Tennessee to visit with some writing friends. Susan Cushman hosted an event at her home and the guest speaker was Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts. He recently launched a new venture under his Nautilus Publishing Company called Triton Press, a hybrid publishing house.
So, I was recently nominated to do the ice bucket challenge. At first, I was going to do it but then upon further reflection and discussing this with a friend, I opted to just give money to an alternative research institute. The John Paul II Medical Research Institute also does research in finding a cure for cancer, rare diseases, and neurological diseases (to include ALS).
Sometimes, I use a Thesaurus. Eegad! Whatever. Deal with it. I know some people can be pretentious about using a thesaurus.
The other day I wanted to find some inspiration for something and went to Thesaurus to see what they had as an alternative to conservative. I found this…notice the words circled in red?
This little guy left this morning for basic training for the National Guard. He’ll be gone for a total of approximately 7 months. Basic training is only 9 weeks but then he starts his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) immediately afterward. He’ll be in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.