Remembering John Lennon đź’”

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John Lennon – Instant Karma (We All Shine On)

Today, Thursday 8th December 2016, is the unfortunate Anniversary of John Lennon’s Assassination. It happened around 10:50 p.m. (EST) on 8 December 1980, as John Lennon and Yoko Ono returned to their New York apartment in the Dakota. Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times in the archway of the building. Lennon was taken to the emergency room of the nearby Roosevelt Hospital. John Lennon was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:00 p.m. (EST). Earlier that evening, Lennon had autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman.

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I decided to simultaneously post on ‘Off the Rails – Track 451’, and ‘the secret keeper’, on the 8th of December, to show a solidarity for John Lennon as the Artist, Writer, Song Writer, Poet, Philosopher, and the remarkable Being we were blessed to experience in our life times and all who will continue to remember him. maggie-the-cat-paw-print1Last year, 2015, John would have been 75. I wonder what John Lennon would have gone on to create if Chapman had never been born.

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John Lennon 1980

John Lennon – Stand By Me

Simultaneously posting on ‘the secret keeper’ on 8th December 2016

Censorship For Word Placement

WORDS SUCH AS: Free, Download, Pharma, Key, Xanax, Viagra for Women, Hypoactive Female Sexuality Desire Disorder. Cure is Orgasm. I am supposedly advertising rather than seeing the words in there sentence structure. I WOULD DEFINITELY CALL THIS CENSORSHIP AND BLACK LISTING. This is just the smallest part of what Google is doing. And I wonder specifically if it is not Government Sanctioned. I HAVE BEEN CENSORED THEREBY SHUTTING ME UP. WHO IS GOING TO ENTER A SITE THAT HAS BEEN RED PAGED. AND CALLED A DECEPTIVE SITE AHEAD. DANGEROUS. APPROACH AT YOUR OWN RISK. – kiley aka the secret keeper

word placement does not censorship make

Appearing on ‘Off the Rails – Track 451’

Shame on You AOL/Huffington! NO More Literary Booty Calls

Writers have value. Anyone who tells you to do it for FREE is so wrong. Great Post from Kristen Lamb.

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Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 6.39.59 PM Kristen goes FULL VIKING.

Okay, so I just about calm down then see something that fires me up. So yes folks, I put on my war paint. And Huffington Post? You have simply gone too far.

Enough.

Some of you may be asking what has gotten my panties in such a bunch. A friend of mine, Chuck Wendig, who’s a fantastic writer and legendary blogger brought this quote to our attention yesterday in his post Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed—Pay the Fu&%ing Writers. In Chuck’s post, it’s easy to tell what set him off. Check out this quote:

Um…bite me? Um…bite me?

THIS Folks, is what happens when we let FREE get out of hand. FREE has side-effects and one of the primary side-effects are hallucinations that the other person likes it and needs it and actually you’re doing them a favor.

Jackass. Jackass.

Before we go any further, yesterday I…

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Emotional Investment in Writing

Touche!

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Emotional Investment in Writing
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Post Written by Jennifer Kiley
Created by the secret keeper
Posted 01.16.13

 F. Scott Fitzgerald 28 years

F. Scott Fitzgerald echoes Anias Nin’s importance of emotional investment in writing and offers honest advice on the essence of great writing: the following are from letters he wrote to two aspiring writers. The first is to a young writer who is a family friend in her Sophomore year at Radcliffe College and the second letter is to his 15 year old daughter who is just entering high school. He does not hold back. That I think would be unkind to give someone a sense of false hope if they do not have it or if they need to work harder to go deeper inside and bleed for their words and the writing of their stories.

November 9, 1938

Dear Frances:

I’ve read the story carefully…

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Blessed Are The Weird

Blessed are the Weird by Melissa Frances – Blackboard Canvas Print

Blessed are the Weird by Melissa Frances

Found this poster at this LINK
The Post had within it,
at the top, a piece titled
“WRITERS ARE NOT NORMAL”
I highly recommend, a good read.
For writers, an essential read
for an insight into our persona.

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  maggie the cat