HELLO THERE! And Welcome to the #RRBC “ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY” BOOK, BLOG & TRAILER Block Party at my blog, “Supporting and Promoting Indie Authors”!
HERE IS WHAT I’M GIVING AWAY TODAY …
$10 Amazon Gift Card
(1) EBook Copy of “Ronald L. Powell, Missing in Action”
CONGRATULATIONS YVETTE CALLIERO & ROBBIE CHEADLE!
And now, while we are in the midst of this fabulous Block Party, let’s not take our minds off what is happening right now in the world. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC! And it is serious. People are dying every single day in mass numbers. We cannot become complacent, or think that what is happening in the world is normal. IT IS NOT!!!
Personally, I resent those who think about only themselves. Walking around with no mask on and no safe distancing and no quarantining while they are actively infected, and infecting others. And to act like their rights are being infringed upon is the height of hypocrisy. In a society we have to behave for the good of all, not just ourselves; especially when dealing with something like this, something that we have no control over. The fact that the President of the United States does not get it, is mind-boggling. He is a danger to himself and to our national and global security.
I am terribly frightened and that is why I stay indoors most of the time except when I just have to go out. My country has gone mad. Our president, I believe, is having some kind of mental breakdown. He needs to step down for the good of the country and the world.
Okay, I will pause and let you digest what I just said. Then see what you can do to be responsible for yourselves and everyone else. That is what its going to take to pull through this global crisis. One person at a time doing what is right.
And having a responsible leader who knows how to lead.
One more thing. He says that the men and women who give service to this country are somehow ‘losers and suckers.’ What a horrible thing to say! He’s never served a day in service in his life and is not deserving of leading us now. And so I pay homage to my brother who volunteered to serve his country when he joined the Marines.
MY BOOKS ON DISPLAY:
My brother dropped out of school and joined the Marines around 1963. By the time our Mother found him (he enlisted without telling anyone) he had been through basic training and was preparing to go to war. He told her in a letter, “Mom, I don’t think I’m going to make it …”
This is a memoir of my brave brother, Ronald Louis Powell, who died under mysterious circumstances along with 57 of his comrades. Nothing was ever said or written about this tragedy.
This is my way of keeping his story alive and bringing some closure.
My hope is to turn this short story into a full novel.
Around 1992, this study was pulled together for one specific purpose – to save the Michigan Central Depot, a train station in downtown Detroit. After it was boarded up in the 1980s, I agonized about what was happening to the building as it descended into neglect and decay; with no hope of it ever rising to its former glory. I needed to formulate a plan and a way to do it. Attending a university afforded me that opportunity. I always loved trains even though there was never a chance for me to experience the thrill of it all growing up. My mother was pregnant with me when she traveled from California, all the way to Detroit, to be with my dad’s family while he was stationed in Guam during World War II. So I always thought that I was touched in the womb. There was no other way to explain this love affair with trains.
Fortunately while group efforts failed so many times in the past, on June 11, 2018, the station was purchased by the Ford Motor Company.
Congratulations Motor City!
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Now that you have gotten to see another side of me, you will understand why I had to say something about the state of our world today.
Don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments below. Good luck to the winners who will be announced and awarded the very next day. At the end of the block party, there are some amazing grand prizes that will be awarded to some of you who left your comments along each leg of the tour.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you at the next stop along the route of this wonderful Block Party. Please come back again.