Why do I write stories that include animals and birds? Very easy to answer. Their actions speak more than words, and humans know what they mean to them. Most people who are literate enough to read a story or a news article have enough experience on Earth to understand simple gestures found in the animal world that can, but not always, illustrate a similar human gesture or meaning….without spoken language.
I actually like wild birds. They care for their own. Like humans, if something is wrong with them… they will not behave in a normal, respectable way.
Birds, like humans… can be dangerous. Doesn’t matter their size; no matter how beautiful their feathers, how agile they are in the sky, how well fed they are. Conversely, they can be the most endearing and respectable animal on Earth when NOT causing a problem somewhere.
I’ve been a target so long I forgot it was going on. This is why I have NO CAREER. I got ruthlessly snooped, then copy catted before I was even in grade school. I never became a professional at anything. I was forced to sit at home while others talked about MY IDEAS. Some people even capitalized off them. Some came after ME to pay them, even support their families while I had no job and they tried to get one with my ideas. Not a joke.
THE PROBLEM with never owning your own content is that someone else may be running around trying to sell it for themselves or other people. This is a BIG BAD NEWS THING for professional writers and they get protection by peers and professional guilds like The Writers Guild of America. I’m not a member, but I should be at this point.
SNOOPERS are as bad an idea as AI(artificial intelligence) for writers. They are basically saying, “No, we don’t want your writing–as yours.” This sounds very convenient to professionals who do not want to pay for a writer or a writer for paying a ghost writer.
What if a famous writer like Stephen King was known only a decade and then he “went into hiding or stopped writing to take up sports”? What if someone was forcing him NOT to work, NOT to earn, NOT to be attached to his own content? And during the time he is on hiatus or vacation… A NEW writer becomes famous? I believe this happens a lot in the entertainment business. Helping a new writer get started is one thing. Discovering a new talent sounds cool. But what if your favorite writer was forced to sit at home without a computer, no pen, nothing to write with or record their ideas and someone else sat with them day after day… writing notes they dictated and gave it all to someone else to be “famous with”? Would you approve of it? What if they were sitting at home and just finishing a new novel and were attacked, and the novel stolen and given to a different publisher even in another country? SNOOPERS steal things off computers. Hit people steal physical things from homes.
In support of WRITERS… we all, the world… every one of us… should BE HAPPY to pay a writer. Old ones, new ones, good ones… even some not-so-good ones. Not everyone is going to be great at it. In the United States, the Writers Guild is on strike as I write this. Yes, I am writing on my own. The professional writers who create content for screens are asking for content producers to renegotiate their contract work and give AI a backseat, maybe even toss it out of professional writing work. You can read more here >> WRITERS ON STRIKE
THIS SHOULD SCARE people that theft of content happens so regularly that it became acceptable along the way to law enforcement. What if the content was from a doctor? Or a scientist? And you, the injured goes to a specialist who has some of the ideas from a real doctor and pretends to know medicine–and charges you thousands of dollars over the year to heal you–and you never heal but they continue to make money?
This is why WE HAVE PROFESSIONAL people. We want the educated, approved, and insured to handle work that people pay for. We want regulation. We want honesty. I am behind the Writers Guild of America. I am not behind them IF they themselves or members sent criminal snoopers after me and others. It is a good time to COME CLEAN.
I wouldn’t have written about this when I was a youth. But now I’m 50 years old and I am sitting at home, a “never was”.
I may be returning to Mother Earth themes in the future of my online publishing. Just focusing on health, body, the lands we live on, cultivation, herbalism, organics, gardening(?) even thinking spiritually about people and living. I’ve dealt with the past a lot in recent years and I don’t want to keep going on it. I feel stalkers and snoopers needed to be MORE AWARE why I’m not their actual target. I’m not well monied nor well connected. I had to be disconnected a long time ago. I was replaced by at least 30 people! I discovered… there IS NO SPOT FOR ME to take, slip into, or waiting for me anywhere in Hollywood even outside of it for the town. So I’m staying retired from it.
Here on my blog site, I may continue to post broader ideas and themes. I humbly apologize if there were people expecting me to be a full Hollywood Spielberg. I’m not the same blood, nor same kind of people. I’m more a bohemian, mellow, easy going type of person. Not fancy, just kinda average.
What is the “dust to dust” reference? It means I spent much of my time in my earliest years outside under the sun and skies even barefoot by choice. I like the idea of remembering the Earth and being a part of IT. I don’t have be “one with the human race” or “one with the entertainment’s hive mind thinking and experience”. Being a part of the entertainment industry, even as a friend and not-employed… means a certain ongoing awareness and thoughtfulness. I NO LONGER NEED TO “hold fast” to it. I am returning to “dusty things”. I’m dead to entertainment, but not so much to our Mother Earth. I still have things to do for it. TBD!
No more major corporation contacts!
Hey people, I was too young to be a real corporation executive in the 1970s. I had connections back then to future high paying jobs, but I got HOSTAGED… even taken around the world for a time. Mainly in Hollywood, people were injuring me and asking for money. I BEGGED to be disconnected. I didn’t want to spend my early years in life being attacked. It looked bleak, like criminals just planned to injure me, get money and kill me. Family members were injured too. So WE HAD TO BE DISCONNECTED. There was NO WAY OUT. The companies I had connections to were young and some in start up, meaning no dividends or pay checks anyway. So no hostage money for criminals. I just got cut off completely–no more future job. There were years, decades I lived in low poverty as a result. The criminals involved just kept demanding money and were even stealing survival monies. Some in L.A. PRETENDED they stole my wealth and clout. My health was poor, I was interfered with on so many levels for years and years… but I guess the memo didn’t go out and around? Not connected. Not making any money from anything for years. I was on a stipend to be kept alive. I don’t think I even made a phone call to any company owners to wish happy birthday or anything my whole life. So this idea of threatening to harm me for hostage monies is pathetic. Has been for decades now. Criminals just get frustrated and punished.
What this looks like I was an ACE of cards in the 1970s that people used… got turned into an average “3”, not even a clever deuce(“2”). Looking at things now, it appears criminals have been in denial all these years. May be why I wasn’t allowed to just go have a normal average working middle class life. They may STILL be pretending I have value somehow.
I’ve been a disabled person. In the past they’ve paid doctors off to not allow a disability letter. I’m mobile these days, just not healthy enough for full time work even at a desk.
I started writing on Twitter in 2019 or so, then moved into blogging here, Facebook and Linkedin. I haven’t been writing in school much, and not much for letter writing to people. Over the years I got pretty good at emails and started writing Rosh 3 and some other stuff around 2010, registering with the Writers Guild West Online Registry. It’s been good practice! In my childhood a famous WGA writer told me he wrote at least 4 hours a day. It blew my mind then and I knew HOW FAR WAY from doing something like that I was.
Decades later… Here I am. I write something significant daily and have for a couple of years now.
This first edition is the shortest and has no illustrations except for the required cover which I created myself. Next edition should be out May or June 2023 with some illustrations and a chapter exploring more tech stuff.
And now I am musing… Kindle Vella. I almost started writing something yesterday but the spark just wasn’t complete. NOW *!! ZAP!! I am thinking I may start a serial for Alife Code*. It may not be good at all, but I want to try it out. Just write off the cuff and see what happens. At worst I could just get to the point I just remove it from Kindle Vella and shelf it at home digitally. Honestly, there has been some energy in my soul about Neuromancer, a novel by William Gibson and that universe. How do I return to some of that… I may not be skilled enough for something that good, but out of guilty pleasure I may attempt my milk-toast/dull/humble beginner version. At worst I’ll make Bill’s work look fargn’ epic!
That’s how I feel. People need to eat, learn, benefit, grow, produce, and reproduce in this world. If we can all try, and hope to be able find enough peace between us to keep our world turning, the air clean enough to breathe… enough food to feed us, enough communication and education to keep our minds wise and attentive to each other…