Quote of the day-Kurt Vonnegut

“”Socialism” is no more an evil word than “Christianity.” Socialism no more prescribed Joseph Stalin and his secret police and shuttered churches than Christianity prescribed the Spanish Inquisition. Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve.”
— Kurt Vonnegut

Happy Easter

The Bunny Hokey Pokey:

The History of Easter: 

Things you might not know about Easter traditions we follow today:

 

 

Quote of the day- John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 New King James Version (NKJV)

Quote of the day-Matthew 22:36-40

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 22:36-40 New King James Version (NKJV)

Book Review: “Ghost Ship” By Peach

“Ghost Ship” is a twelve page science fiction/fantasy short story written by D. Wallace Peach. It was written for the “Five Elements Anthology” published February 9, 2015. It is also available as a free download for signing up for the authors newsletter. I am not being paid for my review.

 

Rating Legend: 1-Didn’t like it 2-It was alright, 3-I liked it, 4-It was pretty good/well done, 5-It was excellent

Ratings (1-5): 

  • Overall: 4
  • Heroine: 4
  • Hero: 4
  • Read again: Yes

Review:

An alien, a ghost, a spaceship, a conflict with a boss and a fireplace poker. These are the five elements each of the stories in the “Five Elements Anthology” had to incorporate. D. Wallace Peach did a good job of doing so.

I gave it a rating of 4 because:

  • Characters were well rounded and believable.
  • The story was engaging. I started reading and didn’t stop until the end.
  • The author foreshadowed the ending; and, there still was a twist to the story.
  • The story was well edited.
  • There was a good mixture of telling and showing. The story didn’t repeat itself very much at all.
  • The backstory was woven into the story.

It was a well done short story.  The authors website can be found here:  https://mythsofthemirror.com/ The signup for the newsletter is on the left hand side of the screen.

 

 

Quote of the day- Joseph Pulitzer

“We are a democracy and there is only one way to get a democracy on its feet in the matter of its individual, its social, its municipal, its state, its national conduct and that is by keeping the public informed about what is going on. There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice, which does not live in secrecy. Get these things out in the open, describe them, attack them, ridicule them in the press, and sooner or later public opinion will sweep them away.”— Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) quoted in Alleyne Ireland, Joseph Pulitzer: Reminiscences of a Secretary (1920)

Quote of the day-John Adams

“I know not what answer to give you, but this, that Power always sincerely, conscientiously, de tres bon foi, believes itself right. Power always thinks it has a great soul, and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God service, when it is violating all His laws.

Our passions, ambition, avarice, love, resentment, etc., possess so much metaphysical subtlety and so much overpowering eloquence, that they insinuate themselves into the understanding and the conscience and convert both to their party, and I may be deceived as much as any of them, when I say, that Power must never be trusted without a Check.” John Adams in a letter to Thomas Jefferson February 2, 1816