My letter on immigration reform in USA Today today. I'm psyched. Good to be published in USA Today, with a huge circulation, despite not being paid. The goal is to communicate, first and foremost! A letter is just a letter, but I am proud of having more than a dozen (I think) published in that paper in the past four years.
As i said, the important thing is to communicate and make a ripple on the waters. I care about my country and am concerned for the next generation.
My basic point was that I consider Obama's latest stand on this issue to be a just one. Also, he has made progress on shutting down illegal immigration but more needs to be done. Illegal immigration hurts everyone.
His support among Hispanics is overwhelming at this point and it should be.
We are seeing more wild geese outside our back screened porch as well as a deer and these are welcome visitors.
I am enjoying the FB orphans group. Outside critique of OS is warranted. OS has its good and bad aspects, but it would not be a bad thing for an alternative (user friendly) venue to be established, one that includes selected column space and is open to other creative ideas.
Isn't competition the American way?
Still, I appreciate the opportunity OS has given me to share my ideas and poetry for the past 3+ years. OS has been of great benefit to me as a writer, for sure.
But I don't appreciate some of my PM's to editors being ignored. That is disrespectful.
Hope to get to the Y today to swim, if I will get off my lazy butt. Still looking for that ideal outdoor basketball court to shoot around with other people engaged in other activities in close proximity. I like the mix of people and activities and the bright sunshine.
An idea I will communicate to my son: depression is a thought disorder as well as a mood disorder. Hence, what is known as cognitive-behavioral therapy, though the biochemical element cannot be ignored.
Starting to submit poetry to periodicals again. Have submitted my book to two publishers. No, i don't want to self-publish this one. Frankly, i want the affirmation that an outside publisher consider it worth publishing.