Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cool, sleety island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Thursday morning, the twenty-sixth day of January, 2012, a rather gloomy one on Cape, at the eight a.m. hour, looking for those azure skies you see above you on the little ‘far away’ island of Nantucket, an island thirty miles due south/southeast of Cotuit Bay on Cape, as I walk in my Herringbone suit up the little path on that island of Nantucket that leads one out to the Brandt Point Lighthouse, ‘the lighthouse with nine lives’, as the natives once coined, being blown down and rebuilt at least nine times over the centuries–the Lighthouse in general being a critical navigational tool in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and well into the twentieth century, guiding vessels of all shapes sizes (and ‘value’), back to the safety of the harbor, where it is said over and over again, ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’… I am a little sentimental this morning about old Nantucket, because my long awaited novel, “Taking Fog to Nantucket” is coming out in an ‘epub’ or Ebook by early next week (with hard copy books available soon), and will be available as well on other sources of purchase besides this humble site named and dedicated to the SEA and it’s preservation. The book, you will read, is a thrilling tale to be sure, bringing to light and real life some interesting social trends that are happening right now, because they all seemed to have happended to me to some degree, as in increasing job losses, white collar, as I was, as well as blue, to which I had plenty of as well, but moreover, it speaks to a real journey of the soul, that had to take place in order for this human being to heal. For it deals with blunt trauma to the head via a mindless assault, addiction, family issues, unresolved childhood or other wise, and brings some light to the myths that surround the ‘fog’ of alcohol, both what it is, ‘it’s’ progression, and what it can lead to if untreated. The book explores police brutality from the perspective of a ‘witnesses viewpoint’ and the ever increasing use of that violence on our generally very peaceful citizenry, thus, bringing forth a whole chapter on PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder, severe delayed onset (from mine and others’ perspectives, such as soldiers), a real invisible disease that many of our veterans face daily, and turn, ironically, to the use of alcohol and other drugs to cope with their issues, a real problem this society needs to deal with, but quick, for these veterans deserve no less!! All of these issues have been brought to light now, in the year 2012, as evidenced by the recent OCCUPY ‘demonstrations’ taking place across the planet, condemning this GRAND CANYON that most assuredly is growing by the day between the haves and have nots of the world, with the rigged system of the ‘new world order’ of global ‘free market’ capitalism gone wild taking center stage over the GREATER GOOD, in “their” ever chanting words and actions of profit over people… The book also gives a biography of my own journey through that corporate world, as an ‘adult’ and as a child as well, yes, a journey into this ‘corporate life’ I led, living in twenty three places before the age of 18, ending up in England where I finished out high school in Surrey, then on to Nottingham to attend college for a year, before coming home two and a half years later to the United States, where I became a ‘patriot’ again, being an expatriate for far too long–a truly wonderful experience, and at the same time opening my eyes as to just how great this country truly IS. One thing the book is not, is a downer, for it does offer hope and hopefully some light on some pretty tough issues. So, I welcome you to take a gander at it, and thank you in advance should you decide to take that roller coaster ride…it has been told to this reporter that, by anyone who has already read it–“It IS a ‘page turner’ because one just never really knows where the book is going to take you next…from the 37th floor of the John Hancock Tower working as an executive at the prestigious and powerful Marsh and Mclennan in Boston, to looking back up at that same tower as a homeless man living at the Pine Street Inn only 17 years later.” Some food for thought and some grim reality of how it truly IS for some in this country of ours and how appropriate I suppose, as this nation takes a good hard look at the TRUE state of the union, or gets the opportunity to in the coming months leading up to this epic election, and hopefully WILL see that it needs a whole lot of fixing, structurally that is, to return to her former greatness. Have a nice day folks and keep on dodging those wooden nickles from FOX, but be sure to tune in to the 501st republican debate being held somewhere tonight, I am assuming Florida, as that is where the next republican primary is to be held, Tuesday, a big must win for either Romney or Gingrich, for it may very well decide, oh, hell, I don’t have a clue who is going to win this thing, do you Mr. Will? However, the smart Irish money is still on Romney… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
January 26, 2012
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