I know a lot of people have been looking forward to the release of the Spring Anthology. Luckily, the wait is over! Nine new stories have now been released for your enjoyment. I hope you find something you enjoy and don't forget to leave the author's a review to let them know what you think of their work! Thank you to all the Authors and their teams, the Anthology Proof Team for giving the stories a final polish, and Mann Ramblings for the Anthology banner! A special thank you to Valkyrie who took over pairing authors with members of the proof team. Thank you!!
It Was Supposed to be a One-Night Stand
An Accidental Clarity
2018 Spring Anthology Support Team
Anthology Banner Creation
What is it with the weather? Weather people who dress like porn stars, act like comedians. And this constant need to push weather as the big story no matter what. Killer hurricanes, or ice storms... here if we are getting 5cm of snow they tell us it's Armageddon.
Sure tell us, but i am tired of the over kill. It's the weather, you're boring, just tell us and go away.
great blog, James!
Good for you James . You were one of the few that were able to recognise the situation and then do something proactive about it. Keep working at it, and more important, keep enjoying life. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and you are obviously doing a great job!!! Hats off....
I love reading these! I hope you can find a way to better highlight these anthologies, like directly on the front page or when you open the stories section. If that's all you ever browse, they're quite easy to miss.
You are 100% right in that people treat you differently.
I have bad knees, a function of having hyper extended them playing varsity softball when in school and being stupid enough to listen to the school trainer instead of seeing an orthopedic.
Fast forward to my mid 30's, post pregnancy, as you said, got caught up in the work eat sleep repeat cycle. Knees REALLY hurting on a daily basis, otc pain meds and supplements no help, go to an orthopedic, who doesn't even look at the x-rays my gp had taken and tells me to go home and lose weight.
Late 30's another try with a different orthopedic. Same run around to get referrals, same result - dismissed as fat and go away, apparently there were skinny people who needed his help more than I did.
Early 40's, one more try. By then I was walking with a cane. He came in to meet me the first time and I got in his face, told him if he dared tell me to go home and lose weight I would beat him with the cane then report him to the AMA. He was a tad taken aback and sat down to actually talk to me, injected my knee with cortisone first then sent me for a bunch of pictures, xrays, mri etc. Bottom line on the next visit he told me I could get Elle McPhearson thin, it would not have helped one bit, I needed surgery. Losing weight will NOT fix a tear in the cartilage or one in the meniscus.
Funny thing - once I could walk again I started losing weight!
These are all things I think of often. As tim stated; it’s a ME mentality. When growing up you knew your neighbors. I know one where we live.
Kids want to be YouTube, Snapchat or whatever the hell social famous. Politicians want their next sound bite. Overall, more people contribute to our problems. Rather than solving them.
We have homelessness, sex trafficking, antibiotics that no longer work. Along with a myriad of issues. We need compassion, empathy, the ability to listen and contribute meaningful dialogue. Otherwise; we have no promising future.