Why did we do the things we did?????

So, I did not write every couple of days as suggested by my guru Kristen Lamb, However, I have been productive, Sort of. I started a Facebook account, and boy, I have to tell you, this has been glorious. I have made contact with So many old friends and in doing so, I have brought memories alive that were (almost) dormant for the last ten years. Go FACEBOOK. You are GREAT!!!!!

My birthday just passed and my sweet hubby bought me an IPad. Best present ever, besides the puppy we got me last year. I am having such a ball with this toy. Just checked and for the first time in two weeks I have no new friends. Sooooo, time to write another blog. Here it is; still no followers although i have had two “likes” and it seems from pretty nice people. I am the eternal optimist and just know that eventually you will be curious enough to start following. It really will be worth your while. Buck is writing a great book, that will get all you adventurers going. I will start giving some of it away in this third blog of mine. The first book, which is in the making and turning into a heck of an adventure story takes place in Africa. We, buck and I spent five years In Sierra Leone, and believe you me, this is a heck of an experience. This was in the early 1980’s and life

was pretty exciting in the wilds of Africa. What a beautiful continent in all it’s mystique. That is one of the reasons Wilbur smith is such an icon for us. He really knows!!!!!

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Our very own Jackson

Too good to be true, But I’m convinced it’s him.
So I have to tell you a story from our previous life. When we lived in Sierra Leone, we had taken it upon ourselves to try and safe some monkeys from the stew pot and one of those was Jackson. he was a Diana monkey which is a high forest monkey and according to experts, an impossible monkey to train.
Well, Jackson was part of our household and he and Pekin, his sister, a mangabey monkey, were the single most biggest problem for us to leave Sierra Leone when the politics starting heating up. We ended up giving our babies to a German expatriate, Dr Sitah, who was also a zoologist working in Freetown, He was was very happy to receive these fabulous pets. Well, we never were able to get back in touch with Sitah and then earlier in the day I started surfing the Web and I found this new hotel in Freetown, called the family hotel and lo and behold there he is. Being totally sweet and lovely. I have to believe this is. MY JACKSON. Alive and doing very well. I am so totally happy today, I had to share this. I cannot paste a picture in my blog but I will be adding his picture to my Facebook.

THANK YOU DR SITAH FOR TAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF THE BABIES!!!!!
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Happy Friday!!!! Today I have a really special treat for you guys. I do have to say that I love being right, but sometimes it kinda sux being right…but then it goes back to being awesome that I am right. Confused? Okay, well I started a ton of controversy surrounding writer blogs with such posts as Sacred Cow-Tipping–Why Writers Blogging About Writing is Bad and More Sacred Cow-Tipping–Common Blogging Misconceptions.

We have big folks in publishing claiming that blogging is dead, that blogging is a waste of time and does nothing to drive book sales. Yet, I counter with, “What if blogging isn’t the problem? What if writers just don’t know how to blog?”

GASP!

I mean if I ran out and spent $2000 on a Mac computer and the promptly used it to swat mosquitos and then loudly proclaimed that Mac laptops were a waste of money, everyone would…

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