Monday, November 26, 2012

Dream! Susan Boyle

Dreams!  I just bought a few songs from the new Susan Boyle album, Standing Ovation, and the songs are very good.  In fact The Music of the Night, with Michael Crawford is great!  But what brings me a smile are the songs she does with Donny Osmond—All I Ask of You and This is the Moment.  And he’s good.  I recall an early interview with Susan soon after being on Britain’s Got Talent and her blushing talk of her “crush” on Donny.  Wow, dreams do come true...I’m happy for her success.  Great talent that could have stayed hidden away, never to be discovered.  I applaud her courage to come out with it!   I’ll always recall the look on the face of Simon Cowell, the female judge, and the audience.  And I have to say, my own surprise.  Classic!  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Return of Don Pendleton's Science Fiction Classics

Don Pendleton’s Classic Science Fiction in print again.  Available at Amazon and for Kindle.
Its been a number of years since the three books were in print, so I am happy to bring them to readers.  Some of may have read them before, but I would guess the books will be new for most of you.  Enjoy!   

The Guns of Terra 10:  A Space Opera originally published in 1970.

The Godmakers:  Fantastic adventure into cosmic consciousness and the unknown....originally published in 1970 under pseudonym Dan Britain, soon after by Don Pendleton. 

The Olympians:  Science fiction alternative history...first published in 1969.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Honoring My Mother's Political Choice

Four years ago this week, my mother, Rosary, took a felt pen and made this shirt.  She was not an active political person, and surprised us with her support of our now President. She gave out Halloween candy wearing her shirt.  She died 5 months ago, in June 2012, at the age of 93, (would have  been 94 in Aug)., and I am honoring her by posting this photo of her support of President Obama.  She would again be supporting him because of what he stands for, Women's rights, gay rights, ObamaCare, and maintaining S.S. and Medicare.  And oh, yes, she loved his family and his compassion.  She was in the hospital 4 times the last year of her life, two surgeries, one for kidney stone, one for gallbladder removal.  Each time she was given good care, skilled nursing, physical therapy at home, and was able to maintain an independent life-style until her final two days of life.  Her heart gave out.  Widowed for more than 32 years, and because all her savings had given out a couple of years ago, I supplemented her monthly S.S. income to some extent, but Medicare and AARP paid fully for her medical expenses, and Medicare Part D, helped greatly with her medications.  As much as I miss her, I am so grateful she was able to maintain an independent living situation, because that had been my worry, financially, for a year or two.  There was not money for assisted living at the price tag of $3500 to $4000 a month.  No, she would have had to go on state assistance, and who knows what nursing home conditions.  So if you are undecided about your vote, think carefully about your future needs or those of your family, no matter your age.