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Part Two: A Character began Following Me … A Writer’s Journey

http://ri.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrTcXpIVlVUsDoA4EqjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBxNG1oMmE2BHNlYwNmcC1hdHRyaWIEc2xrA3J1cmwEaXQD/RV=2/RE=1414907592/RO=11/RU=http%3a%2f%2fshades-differentcolours.blogspot.com%2f2012%2f12%2fshadows.html/RK=0/RS=Wx_Gs8Bo7LVIcF74KBFTUn._LBc-A few weeks ago, a character I did not recognize began following me.

At the time I knew very little about this character. Things have changed. I now know the character’s gender, name, age… some of her motivations.

But this process is annoying. I am a writer. But working on two projects at once is a bit much. I have finished my outline for this “mystery character’s” story. But I am still elbow deep in my “current” story. But this new character will not stop following me. Continue reading Part Two: A Character began Following Me … A Writer’s Journey


Last Week a Character began Following Me … A Writer’s Journey

http://ri.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrTcXpIVlVUsDoA4EqjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBxNG1oMmE2BHNlYwNmcC1hdHRyaWIEc2xrA3J1cmwEaXQD/RV=2/RE=1414907592/RO=11/RU=http%3a%2f%2fshades-differentcolours.blogspot.com%2f2012%2f12%2fshadows.html/RK=0/RS=Wx_Gs8Bo7LVIcF74KBFTUn._LBc-Last week a character I did not recognize began following me.

Creepy? Not really. Annoying? Very. Maybe this is a good thing… but it is very distracting. I am currently committed to writing a novel, and committed to the characters in that novel. I don’t know the name, gender, or age of this figure. I can only tell you this figure is human… and began following me the other night. So yes… my next story idea is already brewing. But it is difficult to focus on my current project while this new character is stalking me… Continue reading Last Week a Character began Following Me … A Writer’s Journey

Earth Day 2012 – Oregon

2 Peter 3:10-13

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.


I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I believe Jesus will return someday. When that day comes a lot of things will change… including the earth. However, I will not passively sit by while the planet is ruined by recklessness. If you believe climate change is crap, then at least consider pollution as a problem on this Earth Day 2012.

Politicians are notorious for trading jobs for votes… even when those jobs bring polluting factories.

Maybe something realistic you can do to help the environment is change how you get to work. A hybrid is not financially feasible for many people. But other changes in lifestyle can be made. Many people drive to work when they could bike or walk.

I encourage you to educate yourself about the challenges the planet is currently facing and things you can do to make a positive impact.

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