Monday, July 18, 2011

This Dreamer (writing)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle


AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: This Dreamer, by Anastasia Wake


BLOG DESCRIPTION: Anastasia Wake is an aspiring writer who lives in Michigan and blogs about her family, animals, thoughts and views, and day to day life.

MY REVIEW: This is a pretty interesting blog. As the description states, the author doesn't talk about her writing at all (well, rarely) but rather about her family, animals, etc. etc. She has an interesting point of view, and lots of stuff to say.

If you too are an aspiring writer, or want to find out how writers tick, give this blog a try.

Sample post:
My Favorite Conspiracy Theories
On Friday, December 21, 2012, we are all going to die. At least, that’s what the ancient Mayans and Hollywood wanted us to think. I have always loved a good conspiracy theory. While I may not necessarily believe in one, or all of them, I also don’t poo-poo them either. I am a firm believer that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. It’s also great fun to learn more about what other people believe, no matter how kooky some of them seem. Here are some of my more favorite conspiracy theories:

1). 9/11 – This theory hits closest to home and seems to be one of the more plausible conspiracies. Theorists say the U. S. government either had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and did nothing about them or the attacks were orchestrated by the U. S. government itself. We all know where we were on 9/11/01. A former job of mine had me announcing the events as they were unfolding to roughly one million people that morning. The last time I spoke to my beloved grandma was on that day. There’s no need to rehash the horror but there are too many details of those events that don’t seem quite right whether it’s the bomb-sniffing dogs who weren’t allowed in the buildings right before, or the way in which the buildings collapsed. I really don’t want to know too much more because it would be overwhelming.

2). Reptilians/Lizard People – This theory is so much fun! Lizard people are allegedly humanoid reptilian aliens from the Alpha Draconis star system who live underground and take part in human/alien abductions. They have also allegedly infiltrated all facets of our life including government and corporations and control all of us. That’s all you need to know in a nutshell but, honestly, if you have never heard of this theory, I suggest giving yourself a few hours on the internet to pore over the information that’s out there. YouTube has many, many videos dealing with the reptilians. I find all aspects of this idea absolutely fascinating and the people who believe it are intriguing.

3). Black helicopters – After spending an afternoon with my brother searching for black helicopters on Google Earth, I can say they are out there. Well, we found helicopters that look black from overhead. Some believe the choppers are a secretive military takeover of the United States by the U. N. and others believe they work with the mysterious “men in black” and are more alien in nature. Black helicopters don’t have any identification markings on them. There are no numbers, no way to trace them. Back in 1995, a Republican representative from Idaho said that armed federal agents were landing black helicopters on ranchers’ land. She said she had been getting many complaints from her constituents even though she hadn’t seen them for herself.

4). Cryptozoology – This, perhaps, really isn’t so much of a conspiracy theory but it covers such a wide range of fringe science that I had to include it. It’s the study of animals whose existence hasn’t been proven, like Big Foot, Chupacabra, thunderbirds, and more. If Discovery, TLC, the History Channel, or any other station has a show about some unknown critter, I’m all over it. I think my very favorite of the cryptozoological animals are the thunderbirds. Native Americans believed they were giant birds that could carry off baby buffalo and flew ahead of thunderstorms. You would think it’s just a great legend until you hear about the sixty-five pound boy in Lawndale, Illinois in 1977 who was picked up by a large bird and carried for a distance of thirty yards before the child was able to escape. The boy’s name was Marlon Lowe.

5). Roswell/Area 51 – Who doesn’t love a good alien conspiracy? Roswell points to the U. S. government hiding a U.F.O. crash in Roswell, New Mexico and Area 51 is the secret military base, which the government has denied existed, in southern Nevada. Other than the Kennedy assassination, I would venture to guess this is the most popular of all the conspiracy theories. If it deals with aliens, then the government is obviously hiding something. Those who believe would have you think the U.S. has already made contact and we are now getting technology from the craft which the aliens left behind. It actually makes sense when you consider the technological advances we’ve seen since the late 1940′s.

I have spent hours of my life reading about these theories. It is always a blast to learn about these topics which others take so seriously. Other than the reptilian/lizard people, I do believe there is some fragments of truth to all of this. I guess for me to maintain a semblance of sanity, I need to (innocently) believe that our government wouldn’t be so malicious. All I can say is, thank God for the internet, where you can learn all you need to know about conspiracies, theories, fringe science and more.
--Forging Ahead
--My Favorite Conspiracy Theories
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--The Road to Catholicism
--Happy Independence Day!
--Old Pictures
--Being Alone
--Sticking With It
--My Favorite Time of the Day
--Why Michigan?

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Whose Body, by Dorothy Sayers (the Annotated Edition)
The Coldest Equations (science fiction)
Volcano Seven: Treasure and Treasure Hunters
The Lady and the Tiger...Moth

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