Welcome

by admin on January 20, 2011

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog. My name is Rob, and I’ll be your host for the remainder of the flight. I am a writer, actor and comedian and for fun I volunteer as Director of Film Maker Relations for the Charleston International Film Festival. Check out the tab (above) for some of my writing projects and screenplays..

Book review

by admin on January 15, 2015

No I am not reviewing someone else’s books, just making an observation as I review one of my own. Backing up a moment to give context.

I am converting all my files from Kindle formatting to CreateSpace formatting. CreateSpace = paperbacks = sales to people who don’t like ebooks. (note to any readers here – those paperbacks are coming soon. prepare to feast on my words.)

So I’m editing and formatting as I go and am working on “Someone Else’s Tomorrow” the majority of which I wrote in the late 80′s. I came across this prediction:

“The lack of large roasting pans and assorted pots always made the breakfast dishes seem to be the quickest cleanup of the day. Roger hadn’t even thought about the dishwashing, it was just suddenly complete. He had similar experiences back in the days when he had a car and used to drive to work. He’d be pulling into the lot and suddenly realizing that he didn’t remember anything after starting the car. Auto pilot syndrome, he’d heard it called.

Of course that was before the realization that private vehicles were a drag on the economy. The government decree to ban all private transportation was the final blow to the faltering US automotive industry, but the labor force was a boon to other industries. The only private transportation anymore was for government officials and rock stars. Who knew how all of it worked, but the move to mass transit also moved the market from oil to hydrogen. Suddenly all the hubbub in the mid-east had calmed down and the uber-rich Arabic princes returned to the sands.”

 

I don’t know. I find my writing to be fascinating. (that’s a joke, sort of.) It gives me insight into things I may have been thinking at the time. I can see Tom Robbins’ influence in the style above. This pleases me. Thanks Tom.

 

What would happen if we stopped being dependent on oil? It certainly would impact funding for terrorists and interest (by the powers that be) in the mid-east. Why would we go to war there if it wasn’t for $$.

I’ll go on a tangent here (it’s my prerogative as  Bobby Brown would say.) It’s like terrorism in general. We all hate it. But there are degrees. If 12 people are killed in Paris. (’cause we all care about Paris) the world goes ballistic. If 200 people are killed in Darfur, it goes basically unnoticed. There are white deaths and black deaths. yeah. I went there. If all the police in this country (USA) were black there would be an uproar (like you’ve never seen) about police brutality. But since they are mostly white and the victims are mostly black.. eh, only a certain percentage are in the streets protesting.

And blacks (and sympathizers {meaning caring people}) are in the streets wreaking havoc and it upsets people. White people on the other hand go into the streets and wreak havoc over sports teams winning or losing. It barely makes the news. Turning over cars, burning this bitch down. I’m talking, of course, about the 2014 Keene State University Pumpkin Festival. White riot. The Clash. I’m done now. thanks for tuning in.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/18/college-arrests-injuries-during-pumpkin-fest/17533999/

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