I see sadness all around. Looking at this week I am thankful my brother who works near the Marathon wasn’t too close. Had to check in. Now seeing the whole lockdown in the Boston area, you have to wonder how this will end. Madness I tell you.
The Gleaner reports that Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) unveiled its newest campaign “Jamaica Me Happy” at a reception honoring award-winning reggae icon Jimmy Cliff and star of VW's “Get Happy” commercial, Erik Nicolaisen. The unveiling took place at the gardens of The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, Jamaica:
Minister of Tourism Wykeham McNeill expressed his admiration for the promotion of Brand Jamaica through the ad.
Human Trafficking is a big problem the world over. Every day someone is kidnapped or shipped across the waters to end up a servant, unwilling worker, or worse on a distant shore. They never know anyone, they cannot count on anyone, and usually the worst part is they are afraid that if they say anything their lives will end. That is why when Authors like Jessica Kristie comes along we all have ti highlight the research and work they put into the works of art they produce. Barbed-Wire Butterflies is just that kind of work.
Jessica didn’t just write a Novel about Human Trafficking but is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this book Published on Amazon to Courage Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that is building homes around the world for children rescued out of sex trafficking. Barbed-Wire Butterflies shows the atrocities children as young as 13 year old Elani Benjamin faces when they’re kidnapped and are required to do forced-Labor under abhorrent conditions. Can you imagine you or your child having to live through such a thing? The uncertainty of ever having to see home and family again. That is what these children and adults who are trafficked each day face.
I personally applaud Jessica for her work, for the time she took to write this masterpiece and sharing it with the world in order to dedicate it to a cause of this magnitude. She joins the ranks of many who are actively helping to combat human trafficking, adding another voice to those who are saying stop. Support not only this author, but the cause of fighting human trafficking by purchasing your copy of Barbed-wire Butterflies or gifting it to someone whom you know would enjoy benefiting from this book.
I gotta say yes, Corey Booker, the most Innovative politician to hit the mainstream has done some outright outrageous things in his career. When we speak of things people like President Lincoln is supposed to have done, this man is doing t today, honesty being the thing in question; far as I can tell anyway. But what I’m here to talk about is his way of generating income for New Jersey through a line of Jewelry that is both rare and awe inspiring.
Corey Booker has launched a line of Jewelry made from guns and bullets gotten from the HIS city’s “gun buyback program’. According to Buzzfeed.com – Booker told Maddow that “a large percentage of the proceeds go to more gun buy-backs in Newark.” (Buzzfeed)
Read the story by following the link and Google… As to Cory Booker, keep exemplifying what the American Politician should strive to be. And thank you for being a great example of what we should do.
More positive news coming soon. I have been on a vacation of sorts, mentally. But I am ready to get back to work on all 3 blogs. Be on the lookout for more positive news coming as soon as I find them or make them up. The way the year started we all need a smile and there it is. That;s min though, go get your own and show it up. Here’s to a prosperous 2013 for us all.
I've been fortunate enough to get the chance to interview the author of Into the Vein: Revelation and Revealer, Kevin Allen. Here's what he has to say about his craft, his writing and the things that inspire him.
Q: Who is Kevin Allen?
A: I’m a writer, a creator. I thrive on writing and creating new worlds, new people, and new nations.
Happy New years to you and yours. Hope the year brings you wealth, good health, plenty of excitement, and good things. New year’s resolutions are a go right now. So let’s have a safe and prosperous start to the new year. Remember not to drive drunk, in fact, don’t drink at all if you don’t have to. I wish you the best, and share the good things that happen to you in the comment section. Happy New Year from Team Alpha – Blessings
Windows 8 Sucks. Remember when you made Vista and people lived through it. You may or may not make it through the return after people go back to Windows 7. I will admit I am in love with windows 7, but after trying to help someone get windows 8 working and updated I had to write this little hate-mail to you. Can you imagine trying to sort through that mess? That should’ve been left on the cellphone system they ripped off.
On the next update you have, windows 8 service pack 2, bring back the old system where we have the start page at the bottom. The other problem is surfing and then all of a sudden your screen zips to another because you moved your finger across the mouse screen. What the hell is that? It’s a great function for the Smartphone, but on a PC where you’re trying to type something and then click on something else… I can’t really use the words I want here. Just picture them.
Update settings? Uuhhhhhh – Can even your IT department find them? I have gone through this entire thing trying to find the settings. Never mind that even the supposed control panel is a mess of virtual / visual gibberish. It’s a terrible, horrible, mortifying thing that you’ve created. I can’t believe after putting them on some machines places like Best Buy, Walmart, and other stores where they sell PCs didn’t revert to Windows 7.
And ohhh yes, setting up windows 8 from the store… Why in the world would anyone want to setup an account and give everyone access to their email? Can you imagine setting up a client PC, they want you to use your settings so that you manage all upgrades, they go to their email and BAM, you’re the one there. CAN YOU SAY SECURITY RISK? By far, this is the worst operating system you’ve come up with. IJS. In Closing, revert to the windows 7 on the next update platform PLEASE… Waiting to see windows 9, hopefully nothing like 8. Goodbye
Still feeling sad about what happened not more than an hour from where I live in Newtown CT. This is one I won’t be able to fully celebrate because of the feelings associated. There is just so much to hear about the ceremonies going on right now. Children being laid to rest before their parents. When you get together this Christmas, no matter where you are, give a full moment of silence for the victims one and all. Right now it is the only thing that matters seeing that these people will have to try to live through this holiday and the new year without hearing the little laughter and packages ripping. Blessings
It’s that time again. Time to lay out my plans for the upcoming year. To show the world what I’m about to do. Last year I laid out my New Year’s Resolution to complete a novel, Into the Vein. Guess what? I did finish it, published it myself, and actually completed a second book, Unlocking Your Success Gene after that. Coincidentally I also Coauthored VIP and VIP 2 along with Jerrice Owens and a few Authors. As you’ve seen I have started a few blogs, gotten a little noteriety, developed my graphic skills above horrible, and learned a little marketing. So what happens now? I’m still an unknown Author right?
That’s what happens next. Beginning in December I will be making a shift to become a successful and well known Author. The books I wanted are done and I am currently working on Books 3, which is due in December, an erotic thriller. Following that will be yet another one due in April, and another due in December of 2013. BUT in 2013 I will also be compiling a book of poetry that has been sitting in the library of Congress for a few years. I’ll finally finish the other pieces and add them all together.
I also want to work on being visible and marketing myself. Starting in January I will be releasing a few Press Releases either through PRNewswire.com or Prweb.com, I haven’t chosen which one yet. I’ve also created my own Book order forms and Product description sheets for ITV and Success Gene, which you can view on my Facebook fan page, don’t forget to click like and stay up to date. What I plan on doing is going out to Bookstores to get the paperbacks in print and out in stores for your convenience. I will also be getting myself ready to show up at the stores that purchase my books to sign books for the owners. I plan on being on hand to sign the copies that are sold for the first few weekends days. If you’re a bookstore owner local to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, or Vermont you may want to get in contact before I start my marketing campaign. One thing I have done to get things set up was to contact the CL3 Agency to be my Promoters. By August 2013 I plan on being in every bookstore within the Continental United States and Canada, and looking to break into the International markets. August 2013 is my target date for full recognition and full attainment of the work I’m putting into motion now.
Also I plan on creating a full, cost effective way to help Indie authors, unknown authors, and others break into the market. As wordpress has been limiting the amount of data that can be put onto their free pages I’m finding that I will need to upgrade to keep doing this. As I earn more and am able to stay home from sales I plan on being more effective with the Author interviews I offer, my way of giving back to everyone by presenting new authors and books to readers.
As 2012 comes to a close and 2013 begins to wind into existence it is time to start putting things out there. These are the first of my New Years Resolution. Look for my books on Amazon, author’s page. Next year more people will know who I am. I will be in bookstores and on your shelves and I’m looking forward to presenting you with books to entertain your senses. Hollywood is just a step after that.