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Jacob Reimann On Healing Our Children And Loved Ones in Order to Heal Ourselves
"Welcome everybody to the healing place. Podcast i'm your host terry walbrook and excited to have with me. Today jacob ryan and he is the founder of inner freedom healing so jacob. Thank you very much having me. Yes absolutely in excited to dive into of conversations about healing. And i want to talk a little bit about how healing our children and loved. Ones can help us heal. But i just introduce yourself to people and tell them what it is you do interface. Hi i'm jacob. Raymond and i run a company golden freedom healing and basically. It's not things. So i i work with small kind of high high need groups up to six people And we work online. And i kind of these mind tradition and experienced to guide them through going from suffering of some kind whether it be trauma all physical ailments or depression anxiety to joy. And i do that by Ready just guiding them to so they can understand which parts of themselves which which parts of them are still stuck in grief or anger rage will will of some kind anticipate guide them to guide them to those hawks themselves in a safe way and we basically spend time just just accepting accepting those parts of ourselves and that starts very simply. That's that's how i understand. Heating works yeah same. Love love your message right there though of helping people to get through the trauma but to get to that place of joy because they think so many people who've been through trauma or in pain and suffering feel like they can't ever get to that place of joy like it's it's an unreachable goal for them in it really truly as possible. I i'm i. I was convinced. It wasn't possible until recently and i was i just kind of what i find really fascinating comeback to second thing of what we do but why family fascinating in my healing journey was how how i was so used to being to and being terrified unjust. Just say when i was slightly. This panicking terrified. I thought that was actually quite good. Oh but then. I can look you looking back on it. Whatever experience on how did not have the obviously a life of kinds of things. I suddenly realized underneath the surface happiness enjoy and relationships and everything else i realized how how much panicking terra i was just just bright unjust destroyed underneath that kind of surface level of happiness and when she stopped to actually hail that that that globe of of terror at Start just getting more and more glimpses of just peace and silence in initially. I thought hang on. What's that strange. What's going on but be stay as you as you do. The work then yeah. It can actually dissolved fully and he can get to a point of just peace and joy and it's quite quite amazing feeling. I'm just getting used to it. I have to say but yes it is. It is a beautiful wonderful place to be. Yes yeah yeah so so. That's that's the work. I do with private clients and then i kind of about a year ago i thought to myself well i could just have a quite comfortable existence just working on a one to one in small groups you not to six people and we basically shed shed healing space shared the journey. And it's an healings. I've found is a lot more effective doing it in a group and you'll focusing on a similar aspect of ourselves that we haven't accepted yet Through a hot three three concussion. And then i thought well hang on there. Were you know millions of people out there. That may be a fold private work or don't have the time or so. What what how. How can i teach the process. How can i actually get it out there. That people can for themselves and it's and it's based on a bit breath work intention acceptance ray simple and i'm sure he's got a lot of experience with with this kind of approach to healing. So i'm craig today. A kind of mini hailing course which. I'm just about twenty twenty thirty people testing out. Now giving me feedback going to be reshooting christmas and then launching it very low Investments that people can actually learn the process themselves. Stay safe which is really important as their as they kind of in accepting during through the of them they'd rather not not go through so you can't escape yourself but other people have a real fair of of facing those parts themselves which should broken yes. Sure so it's those two things and then there's a big serve community that i'm planning people can share share the burden with each other in a safe supported. Way
Proud Boys leader ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C. after arrest
"Police arresting five people today in U. S Park police, arresting another on various charges from illegal handgun and rifle possession, ammunition and assault on an officer. Well, one of the groups has become a central focus for possible vile. Once the proud boys. The far right extremists have shown up twice before since Election day, patrolling District streets looking for anti trump demonstrators, but their leader was arrested this week trying to get into the sea and reggae. Torrio is released from jail after he was charged. And while Magistrate Judge did not necessarily say Terrio could not attend the rally's tomorrow, Torrio is been from D. C for several months. When Torrio appeared before D C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Rene Raymond this afternoon, she paused proceedings ordering him Place a face mask over his nose. TAR EOS lawyer requested his release. The government requested a stay away order. Both were granted and he was freed on personal reconnaissance. Tardio was arrested Monday by DC police while riding in the back seat of a Honda. Traveling in the third Street tunnel. He faces a charge of misdemeanor destruction of property. Timeto, a black lives matter. Banner Thorn from the Asbury United Methodist Church and set on fire, plus a charge for felony possession of a high capacity gun machine. He's not allowed back to the city until his next court dates on the morning of June 8th Matt SMALL w. T O P NEWS, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan made some
Doses Of Antibody Drugs Remain Unused As They Present Various Challenges
"The federal government says it has delivered more than 300,000 doses of monoclonal antibody drugs to help facilities nationwide. They're designed to treat patients with mild to moderate covert 19. The ideas keep those patients out of the hospital, but Many of those doses are sitting unused, due in no small part to the challenge of administering those drugs. NPR's science correspondent Richard Harris looks at to healthcare systems that have overcome those hurdles and are seeing hopeful results. Monoclonal antibodies present all sorts of challenges. They're given to people who have active infections, but who aren't hospitalized, so it's important to treat them without exposing other patients to risk. The drugs by Regeneron and Eli Lilly are also given by infusion, and that process takes a couple of hours. So when you add all this up, you know it's really a logistical challenge to deliver this therapy to a lot of people. But Dr Howard Long at Houston Methodist Hospital, says they figured out how to do that. They've opened clinics around Houston and doctors affiliated with the hospital are referring eligible patients. That is people who are over 65 or who have health conditions that put them at high risk. So at this point we're doing about 50 to 70 infusions a day, and patients are usually scheduled within a Relatively short period of time. So from the time they call into being infused, it's usually less than two days. The timing is important because these drugs appear to beam or effective early in the course of the disease. Mostly help people who aren't mounting their own strong immune reactions and, well medication sits unused in many locations around the country. That is not the case at his hospital, Hong says. Right now we're constrained more by the drug supply. They use it as fast as they get it. Any doctors nationwide aren't so enthusiastic about these drugs, though treatment guidelines issued by the National Institutes of Health say there's actually not good evidence to know whether they work. That's because the Food and Drug Administration relied on studies of just a few 100 patients to grant these drugs, emergency authorization. So these are very small numbers that under normal conditions nobody would never publish in the journal like New England Journal of Medicine. Yet this is, you know, kind of headline news. Welcome Toko bit time right. But doctors are gaining experience. Houston Methodist is now treated more than 1100 patients, Hong says. We're seeing results that are comparable to what was reported in the clinical trials by Eli Lilly and Regeneron about six or 7% of patients who are treated end up in the hospital or emergency room. He figures that without treatment about 15% of the most high risk patients could end up in the hospital or ER. Doctors affiliated with the Mayo Clinic or also encouraged by their experience. They've dust more than 2000 patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida. Dr. Raymond reasonably has done a preliminary analysis of the 1st 1000 or so patients and finds low hospitalization rates. More importantly, there is some signal that is also reducing death. But again this our preliminary analysis we have to kind of make sure that this are all vetted by pure review. But this is what we're seeing. That's why we're happy. Unlike a clinical trial, this real world experience doesn't have a careful comparison group so doctors can't say for sure that these patients are faring better. Even so, these encouraging findings may be swaying doctors who weren't sure they wanted to refer their patients for treatment. There's nobody says patients are also becoming less skeptical. Initially, there were more declines than accept. But no, we're actually seeing more except than declines, and even though it takes a lot of person power to provide this treatment reasonably and Hong believe they're actually reducing the overall workload. Keeping patients out of the hospital. Richard Harris NPR
Nashville Police warned about bombing suspect in 2019
"About the suspected Christmas bomber in 2019 correspondent Mike Grassy. A reports Anthony Warner, the lone suspect, identified by authorities, and the Christmas Morning bombing in downtown Nashville, came to the attention of Nashville police More than a year ago. Police were called to the home of Warner's girlfriend, Pamela Perry on August 21st 2019 after her attorney reported she was making suicidal threats. Attorney Raymond Throckmorton was on the scene, and he told officers Perry Not Warner might harm her and Warner frequently talked about the military and bomb making. Police went to Warner's home, but he didn't answer the door. Nashville police contacted the FBI, but the FBI found no records on Warner I Mike Rossia.
Nashville man's girlfriend warned he was building bombs
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting national police were alerted about the suspected Christmas bomber in twenty nineteen Anthony Warner the lone suspect identified by authorities in the Christmas morning bombing in downtown Nashville came to the attention of Nashville police more than a year ago according to documents obtained by the Associated Press police were called to the home of Warner's girlfriend Pamela Perry on August twenty first twenty nineteen after her attorney reported she was making suicidal threats attorney Raymond Throckmorton was on the scene and he told officers Perry thought Warner might harm her and Warner frequently talked about the military and bomb making police went to Warner's home but he didn't answer the door national police contacted the FBI but the FBI found no records on Warner hi Mike Ross yeah
Atlanta Preacher On The Georgia Runoff Election
"About your your ministry Apostle Winston. Tell us a little bit about greater works Assembly. Okay, well, Greater works seven really has been around now, for about 20 years, 2022 To be exact. We started in one of the most fluid sections of the city and North Fayette counties, South Fulton And moved to Southeast Atlanta in 2000 moved to the one of the poorest sections of the city and and launched greater works Church of greater works with an emphasis on going beyond the benediction, embodying The teachings of Jesus to do greater works, and we named the greater works so that we could embody Uh, burden to look out for those who were disenfranchised and disinherited. So we excuse me. We ended up Attracting people from all over the city in different parts of the city to the Seine and Southeast Atlanta and now being shifted was still doing ministry still got our Han mandate to do greater works. And we have William, but embrace online platforms and once the everything's clear out, cleans out will be back in in in in the trenches. Doing what were called to do, which is to affirm the work and dignity of all, however, knowing that were caused to not just have church but to be the church. All right, everybody along with a possible general Winston is also Reverend Keyes job all Hammond with new Generation Baptist Church in historic South Atlanta. Reverend Hammond tell us something about new generation with new generation were definitely a post office and everything that I've been in ministry Possible instance, resting and then a message to me over the years, so I'm glad that we're it was never been able to connect on some very important issues. Underlying in the city of Atlanta. And in this nation, me generation that decision. He doesn't have a mandated emission to reach the market. Lives have to be appealing, all right in the community. Of our goal is touching the work of Jesus. A lot of people walk around with abrasions. What were you doing? The hard thing is do what Jesus did. And we live by the mantra of the model. If you're not here to make you give me one. Why are you here? So I go in the precinct, Simplistic gospel on but then do the work that's required the back the back up with teachings with the actual works. The action. That's where we are, and we're talking about the election. Of course, we have run off elections that are coming up on January. The fifth and we have a coalition of ministers who are getting involved in the whole boating elections matter here, Joining me today, Reverend Darrell Winston and Reverend Keith Hammond and what they're part of what 100, Georgia ministerial leaders have issued an open letter. To the incumbent Senator Kelly Leffler, calling for her to quote unquote sees her false political ad attack against candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock and the black churches. Quote unquote prophetic tradition rooted in truth telling again. My guest today are the Reverend Keith Hammond with New Generation Baptist Church in historic South Atlanta. And a possible Daryl Winston with greater works assembly Also in Atlanta. So Apostle western, Why did how did you all come together and decide first and foremost that this was something that you all needed to do? Well, we we know historically. That euro centric theologians and Eurocentric pastors and preachers. Have rejected or ignored what we call the African American worship experience. They think that we dare not trust that we did not speak to speak truth to power. It is why Dr King wrote the letter from the Birmingham jail because it was the white moderates that were challenging him and his position. When we considered that we connect the dots, it's the same screen is the same. Ideology rooted in white supremacy. And that is don't, uh, don't preach, preach redemption and focus on personal sins. But don't preach redemption. That address the oppressive conditions that have marginalized people and disenfranchised people. So for the African American preacher Has been trained and developed in the prophetic tradition of the black Church, which is truth telling speaking truth to power. We know that redemption for us is liberation on we know that liberation means that we must address human caused conditions and Human caused disorders and anything that has been sent to, uh affect the masses of people. And to Meyer them and suffering. We must address that in every dimension in every autumn. So one day swishy and our campaign start using those demeaning this respect. Old words against preacher. This Creature and the black Church. We know then it is to strike the fear. It's fearmongering, but it is striking the tone of hatred. It is Raymond the claim in the fans of bigotry playing to these Racist stereotypes where many in the euro center or your American community or white evangelicals marked black Church and marked the black preacher. So we take exception with that, And we know that we have collectively and individually historically of had to call even America to repent. Had it not been for the profit model of the king and the several profits down through the ages. America would be in the worst shape than it is, and we know tent then that After American preacher has never been accepted by the status quo, due to the fact that Dr King was persona non grata when he spoke out against the Vietnam War. As long as he was in the streets, and we're dealing with the dogs and water hoses. But when he stood at the historic, um Church, Riverside Church in New York and call for the reducer redistribution of wealth calling for the shifting and public and policies and strategy in Vietnam. And so it is because we know that America is yet to be the United States. We have too much going on in our community too much going on in this nation for preachers after American preacher to be muzzled and not to be concerned about The suffering masses all over the world. And so we relate the teachings of Jesus to the struggle for human rights everywhere the struggle for for righteousness and justice. Dance how we approach the Gospel of Jesus because we know the Jesus who we follow Kane to us born in a new oppressed community up under Roman rule. They could not. They were not able to define for themselves nor defend for themselves. We understand that so Jesus the Christ Jesus, the Messiah. Pain and the backdrop of his coming woz marginalized communities. So when we have these type of commercials, a demeaning and this and this honoring we know is speak in the ancient racial stereotypes. Okay? He, Of course, Everybody is a possible Gerald
Vaccine rollout in full swing across the United States
"On the way the FDA is Peter marks. We're confident in our finding that the Madonna covert 19 vaccine meets our rigorous standards of safety and effectiveness. And we look forward to advancing additional vaccine candidates over the coming months, many states reporting shortages of the Fizer vaccine Doctor, John Raymond and Wisconsin. We have 400,000 health care providers in about 50,000 people who live in or work in nursing homes. So at least for the next few weeks, possibly a month, we will not be able to give the first toast everyone in that category at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California Some controversy over who got the first shot is Katie Nielsen Reports. Hospital use An algorithm to determine who gets a shot. Now the people most likely to get coronavirus are not being productive. I see you nurses, respiratory therapist, custodians and food service workers were left off the list while senior staff got the first spots, some of whom have been working from home or are working in specialties where they aren't likely to treat Covad patient. And then there are some wealthy Americans who are offering big bucks to get a shot is Lisa Matteo report, People are offering doctors tens of thousands of dollars in cash and asking her Hospitals if big donations will push them further up in line
Interview with U.S. Space Force Chief General Raymond
"Welcome to a general raymond. Were so pleased to have you with us. I know you wanted to make a few opening comments. So i'll hand it over to you. Thanks for the opportunity to to chat. We're really excited on. Twenty december of two thousand nineteen the national defense authorization act signed. I've been saying recently that that was. That's our birth certificate. What's interesting if you look at how what was originally planned for the space force the law was gonna be signed and the thought was it would give us like a year to figure things out and then actually started implementing when the law came out. Those is a little different than what what we thought in. It said start now in mmediately. Reshifted the plan if you will in on that day. Sixteen thousand airmen from air force base command were. An civilians were assigned to the united states. Racehorse the i was named as the cheapest based operations And we're off and running in over the last almost a year coming up here just nine. More days will will celebrate her birthday leaving. Really hard at work. If what i call inventing the space use that term very purposely business. This is building a service for a domain. The space domain that strategic environmental shames of that domain has changed and we need to do things differently and so we have all been about starting with a clean sheet of paper and building the service from scratch from the ground up and looking back on a year. first of all. It's hard to believe it's been a year but looking back on that year that if you look at them at incredible amount of progress has been made. It's it's very product we've had a. We have a great team when you stand up. An independent service are thought. Was you have to do kind of five things. I you have to develop your people the second you have to. You have to have your own budget now. Third you have to have your own doctrine fourth. You have to design your force and then fifty have to present those forces to join commander that the us in in our national defense We have made a ton of progress. We have completely reorganized the entire national security. Space enterprise to flatten the bureaucracy and be able to move at speeds and if you look at the space domain that we operated in that's going to be critical because things that's very vast domain and things move very very quickly We have completed all the processes to pick people and bring them. I mentioned that. Sixteen thousand airmen were assigned to to the space force on day one. We are now transferring. Those folks onto the books of the space force and the amount of work that that took was A lot and we now have. We've got i think close to twenty four hundred and we've got another bye bye here over the next few months. We'll have a about sixty four hundred in on the books of the space force as active duty members and then we'll have civilians about ten thousand civilians that will be assigned as well. We wrote the first ever space powers doctrine an independent view of space docking. We've we've developed at chief. Space operations planning guidance published that guidance for the force designed that yet to yet to come we. We submitted the for first time. We've ever done that as an independent service. In the past we were major command of a another service that the united states air force. We have a great partnership with We have strengthened our partnerships partnerships with commercial industry broadening the defense industrial base partnerships with our allies. Which i think is a really a if you're asked me probably what's the most important thing we've done our thing. I'm most proud of. It might be that We have really taken some big strides on that. And then we've also done. Some cultural things like will always becomes newsworthy. The the seals in the flags and logos and uniforms. And you know here in just Let's see days the eleventh in about another week. We're gonna announce what we're going to be called near the name of the sailors soldiers airmen marines and today were were saying space professionals here in another week will unveil our our name which will be good. So we've i'm really proud of the team. We've been driving force down the road if he was in building and Really really proud. The second year and i'll i'll i'll just tease the second year. Then the open enough to offer precautions. The second year is really i was inventing the service. The second is going to be all about integrating the service integrating more with the throughout the department integrating more with the joint force integrating with oliver sister services integrating it more now with our allies and partners integrating more with our commercial industry integrating it more with the intelligence enterprise and oh by the way we've done all that under a global pandemic in haven't missed a beat in providing space capabilities to the world.
"raymond" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"That's what he really did. He filled in those middle moments. That we didn't know where that we're in shadow And yeah you take some artistic license but it gives you a new opportunity to look afresh these characters and appreciate them. Can you hold people. You bet the book is the spider who saved christmas. It's on backwater on barnes and noble amazon and some other sites where i just looked at get yours at sounds like it's going to be pretty good stuff you know what else tell stories toddstarnes. He's very rule. Walk back to new a. I'm someone the father. A native new orleanians a new york times bestselling author and someone who has survived. Laura ingram and his name is raymond arroyo better much better. Luck would know people. Think i'm your assistant your aide decamp booking agent. But i'm getting always. Where does he live. So let's start there. Where do you live in old metairie. I'm not going to say where i live. Because then i'll have the whole place coming in on me. No i'm not that i live in new orleans. That's all i'll say is you. Don't what do you want my address. Yeah we're trying to find some information. I don't care raymond. I'm just trying to please the people the madding crowds are. I know. I know. But you have to maintain a little eric mystery. This is this is how you survive over descent. Yes tell i live in. I'll tell him you live. Where is the ramon. What's the the root beer. We like so much yeah. He lives in beata springs. Obata spring. yeah. I love it right. Neighboring britney spears. Lan toddstarnes is also a good storyteller. He is a good. No tyler i do in date..
"raymond" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"And tomes teams up with houston icon limited edition sandwich. Monja who lauren anderson is. That means you haven't met her. If you met her. You'd remember. She was the first black dancer ballerina for a ballet in america. That was thirty years ago. She still gorgeous but they're calling it the. Let's see the two to turkey. You want to know what's on it. It's not on your diet but just so you know it's on him. House cured oven roasted turkey breast. You know the problem with turkey. Let's just talk turkey right now. People people want to like turkey because they want to have a different meat. Turkey is not good. It's dry it's flavourless. It's a bad texture. Especially if you eat white me white meat. Turkey is slightly less tasty than cardboard. Turkey is a kind of thing you should eat if you're if you have the covid and you've lost your sense of taste and smell. That's what turkeys for turkey. Is texture for people who don't have tastebuds. That's what turkey is anyway. I'm sorry they did this on turkey for for lauren anderson. I wish they had done something better. I'm gonna call them. And see if because i like arne andersson. Lot leeway is house cured oven roasted turkey breast. See if you fried it. It might be better like do you do. Fried turkey cured of is now. Excuse being cured. Do you Do you do fried turkey at thanksgiving. See that's the problem. If you do a fried turkey in a smoke turkey. At the end of the day everybody in your family will say you know what. Let's let's next year. I know we're supposed to have a smoke turkey but next year last. History fried turkey. Because you know it's one of those things that you're supposed to have but nobody really wants it. We're gonna make a list before. I got to do an interview real quick. But we're gonna make a list of things that you're supposed to have that nobody really actually likes like p salad or peak at a p whatever. That stuff is p. this and p. That nobody wants that crap. Nobody wants that you do it. Because you're supposed to. Everybody in my family makes fun of me because i do my fried turkey and My dressing and out of the dressing. I'm the guy like a ten year old kid when nobody's looking. I pick all the hin out because i liked to him in addressing asthma primary meat. I just do enough fried turkey so that you can't say that i only got dressing..
Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged
"That a man charged with assault for forcefully breathing on an anti trump demonstrator outside the President's Golf club in sterling Saturday. The incident On video is the protester chided 61 year old Raymond Deschenes for approaching her without a mask. Deschenes responded by breathing on her and what's become viral. On video. The woman went to a Loudon County magistrate and got a warrant for Deschenes
Trump supporter charged with assault after blowing on women near Trump's Washington DC golf club
"Are still causing tension this morning allowed in county Man is facing charges after a confrontation that went viral near the President's Golf Club on Saturday. Getting from me know what you want to get A video shows a man later identified as 61 year old Raymond Deschenes, wearing a shirt supporting the president and taunting others who were their protest Ng I'm not anybody state you are in my face, and you're having They were masks and he didn't and then he exhaled on one of them. That's a grease on you. The video shows him smirking and walking away because the sheriff's office was concerned that video didn't show the whole confrontation. The assault charge was issued by a magistrate through a citizen obtained Warren John
Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged
"Loudon County Police served a warrant on the Citizen's arrest of a man involved in a bizarre encounter outside Trump National Golf Club in Sterling. Ah, video on social media seems to show two women confronting a man in a trump campaign T shirt. For not wearing a mask outside the golf club. The man who also had a president, Trump blow up doll tied around his torso, then blows on the women 61 year old Raymond Deschenes of Sterling, charged with simple assault. Released on a
Alderman’s Chicago ward office vandalized for 3rd time this year
"Alderman Raymond Lopez of the 15th Ward says his office was vandalized again, he says it happened around 10:30 P.m. on Thursday at the office near 47th and California and the Brighton Park neighborhood Surveillance video captures three men throwing pieces of brick or concrete through the office windows before fleeing Lopez tweeting If you know who these men are come forward. And it will be kept confidential
"raymond" Discussed on Pool Podcasts
"He's like hey come trained. Come train whenever you want. You know you're welcome to come. And i in my own head had made excuses. Just because you know. I was freelancing at the time so every weekend i was trying to work. You know if if he'll pull tournament came up and then came up. I was going to work. That's just the nature of not having a secure paycheck and so because of that. I wasn't playing as much and i felt like i didn't wanna go and waste mark mark's time by not being as sharp as i can possibly be out of just respect for him and what he was doing at lynnwood at the time he was he was heading up. That program and i had a lot of respect for what he was doing. Because i i grew up wishing i had that for myself. I was often just alone to train and stuff. So i had a lot of reverence for his passion for the game and what he does for the kids and i didn't want to go there and not be the best version of myself so i kinda put it off for a long time and then eventually i was just like you know life is going to keep happening. And you're this. These opportunities are gonna keep passing you by until you just decide to make the time to go. And i was like i don't care what you know what state mike game insecurities might have about that. I'm just going to go. And i cut aside time to go and cancel the job to go and i went to go see mark and it's funny because we did very little of like high level. Rotation play was a lot of foundational groundwork stuff and he helped me by just recording some of the tendencies. He was seeing in my game. That in the past they would be hidden by the fact that i was playing a lot of pool. When you're playing a lot you can mask certain things that are maybe causing ceiling for you and your stroke because you're getting out and you're focused on that process but when you're removed from that by life schedule whatever then..
"raymond" Discussed on Pool Podcasts
"Welcome back to american billiard radio. Today is friday november twentieth and in news. We all expected this was coming it. Actually the the news came down today. That the twenty twenty one derby city classic was officially canceled due to covid nineteen. Keep in mind that is cancelled postponed. I spoke to greg sometime last week. And he had said that he was going to hear something this week from the state and was hoping that when they announced what they were going to do that they would be able to announce it has a postponement but he felt that he needed to have a date in mind. I'm guessing since he didn't have a date in mind. This was announced as a cancellation long-shot. Maybe something get scheduled for later in the year. And that's not due to anything that i've heard i'm just thinking you know if this thing starts to clear up. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to run something later in the year in other news. The pool tour had their twenty twenty virginia state eight ball championship. Two separate divisions men and women the men's division. Mike davis one. No big surprise there. The ladies division was won by. Liz taylor which again is not really a surprise. What was newsworthy. Was the second place finisher in each division. Shane wolford finished. Second to mike davis in the men's division and his sister savannah wolford finished second in the ladies division. I think most fans are more familiar with shane's game. Shane wolford's game but it sounds like savanna is quite an up and coming player. All the way over on the west coast arizona. The arizona women's billiards tour ray evans and brian holloway. They won the the traditional. Awb t jack and jill scotch doubles event. They holded every year as their final event of the year. It's kind of a half a tournament and half a party to celebrate the year. it doesn't sound like there was a whole lot of celebration based on the small season but it also sounds like they had a great time in other news. The sunshine state pro ampoule tour held their sunshine. State pro-am tour bar box championship. That was at racks. Billiards in sanford florida. In the winter circle was a name that most fans no raymond. raymond z. three time. acu. I collegiate champion. He's also won the apa amateur championships now. Those winds were four five six seven years ago. raymond's name is has popped up a little bit recently. But this was his his first big win. Had a chance to talk to raymond This week and i asked him about this. This first big singles win for him. Yeah this is the first big singles outright tournament. Win for me in a while I've had some some big matches. That one in the last couple years here in there when i peeked in and had some good performances against some good players. But you know this is the first i guess bigger noteworthy event. I guess in a while. What was also interesting with raymond. Was he credited this win to finally taking time out of his scheduled to get together with mark wilson. He elaborated on that. So mark mark had invited me to go to linden would for A few years it had been several years..
Joy Williams and Unique Views of America
"Scott joins us now to talk about the latest in his series of essays. The americans tony. Thanks for being here. It's great to be here this time around you write about joy williams for those who are not familiar with her work. Who is joy. Williams joy williams is an american novelist and short story writer. She's still alive. She's in her seventies. She started publishing in the nineteen seventies. Her first novel was state of grace and she had kind of a loyal cult following in a profile of for a few years ago in the new york times magazine dan choice referred to her as a writers writers writer. I was going to bring that up. Which i think is a great phrase because she has a very passionate for. If you look at paperback editions of books you see a collection of big names. Don delillo herald broad key james. Salter all crazing. Her one of the things i discovered and actually wrote about in this as as that. She's a very difficult writer to pigeonhole or to classify. And i came into this piece to doing the reading for its thinking of her one way based on the reading that i'd done some for earlier novels stories and ended up with a different idea of her. I started out thinking of her. As kind of a realist. Almost in the in the sort of raymond carver or and beatty vein very close grain finally detailed reticent realism and ended up thinking of her something almost completely different sort of a fabulous surrealist magical or which he kind of writer okay. I'm gonna ask you all kinds of questions that i think. You don't wanna be asked to try to pin her down. There's a lot in here. I want to actually go first back to that original freeze you used writers writer but actually we'll just simplify it to a writer's writer because i think that is the kind of phrase that people use that to people who are writers baby mean something but that is kind of mysterious to non writers. What do we mean when we use that phrase. I've never really understood the phrase or particularly. Oh my god. And i think what it means. Is that if you think that writers read differently from the rest of us and our maybe more attuned to certain matters of craft and technique that the rest of us rush over. Let's say you know this is a caricature but most people we read for the plot we read for the characters we read for the emotions and maybe writers are looking at something different. They're looking at the brush strokes so to speak at the sentences at the rhythm on the sentence sentence level and i'm not sure that's true but it is true that within any profession there are people you know it's true of standup comedians or actors or filmmakers that there are some who have a special kind of respect from their peers that may be disproportionate to their renown or popularity or fame or a claim out in the world joy williams has won and been nominated for all the major awards and she's very well reviewed in her books stay in print so she has certainly a loyal readership. That isn't just writers. But i think there's something special about her and i think it has to do with her resistance to classification in a way that she's she's writing sentences at stories and characters and plots that are so unusual and that seem to result from kind of total inventiveness. I feel like having read just about all of the fictional msci's published in the last few months. I could say that. I feel like there's a kind of attention to words and sentences and developments within the story and the plot that keep you on the edge of your seat and at the edge of your attention throughout there are writers where you can kind of let your mind wander a little bit and coast a little bit in the okay. I know this passage of description is going to tell me something about the house. This okay these people are having this conversation now and and you could sort of skate already. Can't do that in a joy store. You have to be paying attention every moment because the terms of the fiction what the characters are thinking and feeling how they're relating to each other what is going to happen in the language from one sentence to the next whether it's going to be sad or mysterious or funny is going to change so you just have to keep your eyes on the road at your hand on the wheel the whole time
Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez says 15th Ward office in Brighton Park vandalized for 3rd time this year
"Office of Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez has been hit again by Vandals. Security video shows three people throwing bricks or concrete through the glass windows of the office last night before running away. WGN's Eric Wrong is outside the Brighton Park office this morning that has been hit now several times over the last few months. This summer is office was hit twice, and in July, Vandals threw bricks through a window at his home and also said his neighbor's garage on fire he believes gangs are targeting him. In an attempt to intimidate him. Lopez, a frequent critic of the mayor, once again called on her and the police superintendent to doom or an
New York - N.J. Should Be More Aggressive In Stopping COVID-19 Spread, Epidemiologists Say
"Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Along with New York Governor Cuomo and four other governors from neighboring states are holding an emergency covert 19 summit this weekend. To consider possible coordinated actions. It's happening as epidemiologists are concerned about the spike in covert cases in New Jersey, where more than 3000 new cases are being reported each day WN Y sees Nancy Solomon reports. Jersey hasn't seen consistently high numbers like this since last April, And when cases first started surging last month. Officials like Health Commissioner Judy Person, Kelly pointed to private gatherings is the primary culprit. Recent gatherings, many of which were a Halloween parties. Have led to nearly 70 cases in union plaster. Somerset Essex in Cumberland County's now new data from the Health Department that looked at the cause of infections in October, found that a third of cases were traced to team sports. Another large source was the workplace. Yet Governor Phil Murphy says he's reluctant to shut down non essential businesses or sports that don't involve out of state travel. Three New Jersey based epidemiologists contacted by W. N Y. C. Say the state is that a dangerous point, particularly with hospitalizations also spiking upward. They say that in order to keep schools and essential businesses open the state should be restricting indoor dining bars and social gatherings. I'm also surprised that We haven't seen more action taken on in terms of restrictions. Stephanie Silveira is a professor at Montclair State University. She says she's particularly concerned about food service workers who earn low wages and often don't have health insurance. Another looming problem is Thanksgiving, says Rutgers University epidemiologist Henry Raymond. I think it's really going to be hard to imagine that everyone is gonna Stay home with their own Todd or bubble and not want to get together with cousin Harry or Uncle Fred Raymond work for a city public Health Department before becoming a professor. So he says he understands how difficult it is to balance public policy with science. In spite of numbers increasing statewide, the governor has said his team would take what he called a surgical approach to combating the second wave. To that end, he announced this week that individual towns and cities can order non essential businesses to close by 8 P.m..
The Weeknd to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show
"Special this year. The International R and B and pop singer headline This year's halftime show A Tampa's Raymond James Stadium. I'm Reid Shepherd News, Radio W F L A The housing market is on
Apple Introduces New Macs With the First Apple Chips
"Tuesday's one more thing event announcing three new max powered by the m one apple. Silicon didn't problems. Any target moves from wall street. Still there was reaction some of which was caught in penned by philip elmer dewitt on his apples three dot o. Blog counting company analysts chris. Sancar things apple's choice to release not one not but three am one powered. Max was bold and perhaps shows that confidence in the technologies readiness. He thinks fewer than one million of the apple. Silicon macs will sell this quarter though. He's looking for that to go up to about four million next quarter while he can't seem to say for certain he doesn't expect the move to be problematic in terms of applications. In fact he writes the opposite could be true. As the universe of ios apps will also be compatible with the new. Mac os big sur. In addition to existing eighty-six applications sank are has now performed reading on apple shares. His price target on the shares is one hundred thirty three dollars. Raymond james analysts. Chris casio things switching to in house mac. Chips will strengthen apple's ecosystem and ultimately helped to drive apple's revenue from services he's got an outperform rating on apple shares and a price target of one hundred forty dollars
Back to the Future actress Elsa Raven dies
"Of Kenny talking talking about about the the back back to to the the future future set set also, also, Raven, Raven, you you may may know know her her as as the the Save Save the the clock clock tower. tower. Yeah, Yeah, she she has has passed passed away away at at the the age age of of 91 91 peacefully peacefully in in her her home home in in Los Los Angeles Angeles on on Monday. Monday. Boy, Boy, It's It's just, just, you you know, know, I I don't don't know know if if it's it's just just the the microscope microscope of of being being in in the the pandemic, pandemic, but but it it just just seems seems like like we're we're losing losing so many, you know? Stars that air Classic stars Sean Connery just passed. It's just Yeah, she was born on and this is what I didn't realize that she was kind of this into Hollywood. She was born on September 21st 1929. And she appeared in over 75 television shows and movies. Oh, wow. I'm gonna have to look her up and remind myself what she looks like. I'm sure I'd recognize ER Yeah, If she's the one shaking the coin thing in the movie, she kind of looks old back in that, you know, back when the movie was on eighties. I think that was yes. Yeah. Raven also appeared in TV shows like General Hospital. Fresh Prince of Bel Air Seinfeld, Murphy Brown. Days of our lives. Everybody loves Raymond Chicago Hope she was all over the place. Now, days of our lives. You're talking to Kenny and I here. I wonder who she played on days of our lives. We'll have to investigate that. We're going to need you. We need to find that out right away. Stop what you're doing and figure it out for okay. Dirt alert's over. Alright weapon so
"raymond" Discussed on Run That Prank
"As a rally in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of American women getting the vote where bring you the voices of one hundred groundbreaking and history-making women listened to Seneca's one hundred women to here on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Coming up at the top of the hour, right about four minutes after it's my strawberry letter for today the subject she had my clothes on when he walked in. ME Arcade wait. One more time she had my clothes on when he walked in. We'll get to that in a minute, but first the nephew is here with today's prank phone, call what you got for today. NUFF. Rehman. In the closet team's all time. Favorite, right. Raymond Greatest. Inhale Prank. Jakob. Let's go catch up. Hello. How Hey Can you me your bad This Raymond Massey up here you who this Raymond Massey pickup I can you who is this right? Raymond. Raymond. The Rhonda's my sister Rhonda. Yes. What what's up man would that? Somebody Broken House they in house right now. Oh. Man. Damn. What you're saying somebody that what somebody him broken? Hear you. Because House right. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You saying somebody broke in the house stealing. Somebody, Broken House I'm in the House. Using somebody broke into your damn hosting they still. Yes. Nothing there why call the police I'm in classic I'm in class trying to get somebody hold on. You see somebody in house. Angel. Like Okay. What you live at you live at. Six. Thirty two and a half you know what hold on I Love. You know. What what wait a minute don't could put. HOLD SOMEBODY Pippen to kill you and you're talking about your restaurant, we got some illegal stuff. Don't call. No. Wait wait now you saying Colo you saying dot com loss. Hey, you know what? This is bad. You know what you're saying you're something like probably why they in the house now you're the set your up in the House got to win them there. Again. What you what you there? You. Know what man let me tell you something. I'm GonNa tell you the best. Thing to do even though the people in your house right now you need to check that me. Let. Me Call them now. Can You? Don't do that. But you know what else? You say I now. That I called the low do. I get my wife to Colorado don't. Leave. Too much illegal. Do. The Pool. But I'm not on I can't do it. Thank for to go down there. Tell you something I. Really don't call the damn low. You know what? Man Dot Com to I to go down there I'm GonNa tell you right down that. You know what? I that now take. Down Their folks about Spain maybe tapping my day. And I got the deal with this you. Call now one one. Kid. And they don't know who you are. You. A Lot I I'm getting that I make a bit late but he That I, call it a low I. got my wife Right now you know what? You may not like it, but you'll appreciate me later because you know you get your kids. Wait a minute. This crazy. Dot. Judas set you up. One own good knows. Demo. You know. You gotTA. Keep my that todd I'm GONNA. Tell you right now you're a damn fool. You walk out because. They, Shogo. Said, you know what? I ain't GONNA lot humanity. The only thing I can tell you. I called allow you to go down and I'm GonNa tell you not I ain't going down. We don't know why you really call me unless you won't sit here because I'm GonNa tell you right now jeopardize myself. No Damn. Is only thing I could do I could help you out one way and. Now my wife got a cellphone what you want me to do well you. Must be a damn. going. I am going you know what? I can get in that. Am I want the number to call the police I'M GONNA. Tell you right now they're gonNA come. Can you can you hear me? Shut. Up Shut. Your Damn Right now. ME. Out. That's why the hoax shoot. Don't peek at the damn don't. Say something. Make. You need to shift your damn wholesome. Nephew. Dominant from the Steve Harvey. Morning. Show. You just got pranked by. You. Dirty. Pig. Way over here. By Baio boy when..
"raymond" Discussed on Absolutely Not
"Most the at the same damn time. I'm your host Heather McMahon. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another episode of the absolutely not cats I'm your host. I am thrilled to have new quarantine buddy with me locked up raw at the Chateau. McMahon. If you will compounding an or as some people might call it the fun house because literally or sitting in my mom's office right now, and it looks like a fucking bomb went off were living in chaos leader gentlemen you know him you love him he's half. Asian. Half Mexican and one hundred percents as a he's my best friend in the World Ladies and gentlemen please welcome to the podcast Raymond Padilla. Oh how you doing you know I've been better. That because you came from nantucket came from Manteca it was beautiful. It's a gorgeous island and I came here and you have snakes. Snakes. There was a snake in your garden on your porch. This morning nobody told me. You know how I feel about wild life I'm not well okay. First of all, we done the research it's a rat snake and it's not poisonous and it actually kills rats, which is oddly enough. My mortal enemy is a rat. I don't understand why you have a problem with it because I just don't you listen the snakes are just not for me. Yeah. A lot of things aren't for me as like I go out and I want my snake charmer ray but we're in Georgia animals you telling me Nan Tuck it has nothing you told me that an anti they have dead bunnies everywhere to have dead bunnies everywhere. That is the truth about that's why I'm running for mayor. I'm cleaning up the streets see running for. Mayor of Tuck, running for mayor tug I went there. It was gorgeous. I was quarantined there with my roommate from L. La She's a place there. She's been there all summer and you know I'd never been to the island. You know it was quite was nice. Okay. But you have to elaborate of the fact that there's dead bunnies everywhere. Okay. Well, my roommate told me there is a overpopulation of bunnies on the island and there's no predators that eat bunnies. Okay. They don't have like wolves. Is that what? They don't have wolves. coyotes or whatever eats bunny imagine coyotes before a wolf how many will suzy art wolves sort of like a mythical creature? No Wolves exists woven the down. Okay. Okay. We argue a lot. But the one thing we agree on it's the phrase is Wolf it down everyone corrected me and said it's Wolfing it down but a wolf wolf sit down correct. Wolf down a bag of cheetos right? I don't Wolf it down now that doesn't make any sense. Absolutely not the fact that may train atolls. They don't wolf down their food. Correct. So Wolves Wolf Money's down I. Think you only wolves in northern Canada. I don't know if that's true. Maybe Wyoming I think they were in California at some point. Okay. Maybe they migrated everyone has a t shirt with the wolf on it howling at the moon. Yeah, exactly. So they've got to be more than just Canada okay. You know in every like middle school you always had that kid. who had the mustache that grew in like too soon like he was like the sixth grade and a full moustache, he always had a milk mustache on top of the Real Mustache and award T. shirt that had the wolf howling at the moon and my school that Kid's name was it was always like Dylan you know and he was a little weird and he's probably GonNa burn book somewhere. I was nice to everybody though but I still wonder like why was that kid and your vacuum in my middle school not to throw him under the bus but his name anything was. Okay and I'm I didn't really follow his story in school because I moved on to bigger and better things despite being bullied and. I think he married an older woman. Oh, for sure. Share Yeah. He married an older woman like twenty years as senior correct and he bike married straight out of junior college ya finish. Yeah. But somehow as a thriving online business probably on I mean he doesn't live where from anymore assume I don't know he's real active on facebook I'm sure he instagram's and he's into like exotic cars at this like he can afford them into them. Here's the posters. Yes. Yes. That is a Dylan Eric. Combo. For Villain that's what we'll call him. Eric Dylan. Oh. My God. That's so funny. Okay. Wait. So let's get back to I. Felt Bad because it told ray raise like I want to come into Leno's fantastic. You've been quarantined Indian target he's been living in the lap. Of Luxury Kazan tickets cute and quaint everything's put together and he gave on our house, and while we have a beautiful home, we're just living in construction. So there's just shit show because our entire basement is now shoved into our dining room began doing the floors down there right now. So then we can move furniture down. We're just living in chaos and this has thing you were honest with me but you tend to embellish everything you just assumed you're being dramatic. Okay. Because you just didn't have seven bathrooms like you normally do and then I got here and I was like oh Oh. This isn't nanny I literally look at your mom the first night I was like Robin, are you good rife because like your kitchen what's going on and you know you've been your million times robin doesn't allow somebody to put down a fucking pencil no I've been here before Robin follows me around with the coast start. You know what I mean. She's just following me around all day and I'm like, I will put the cup down. Right I. got it. She took away or chocolate I get these packs of their like coconut clusters with dark chocolate they're all organic literally one of the cleanest little sweet treats you can get from Costco. It's my downfall I'm addicted to it..
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"Know histories, this an amazing thing to me love it. So what are you working on? Now today actually tomorrow, I need to finish line at on the second book in the loves decree tested, trilogies, Cosa, Brita seduction, and I have to have that back to the publisher this week and just got contacted for the third book in that series. Congrats. And so yeah. So that's I hopefully that third book will be out by June. I'm I'm hoping that the second one is out sometime in January or early February just, you know, publishers, they have all these you're not the only person. So they've act you think well, I just have me sooner. But it really, you know, you're just one of many so so that's going on. And then I have a third book and the heart series. Called stolen hearts, and it'll be the second book missing Hartson novella. And then the third one will be somewhere between fully than novella. So it's going to be a little bit longer. And it's also going to be a little more of a suspense. And then I'm working on. He will Mannix suspense, and I'm probably two thirds of the way through the first draft and that one as a right now called risk risk reward a ruined. And it takes place in Chicago, which is probably one of my favorite cities. And I wanted to get one up there and some pretty happy. I'm pretty excited with that. When it was well, it's it's different. It's got the the mail heroin is he's got he's not like this big alpha male. He's kind of guy that's kinda had a weird life, and and he has a little idiot in crisies. And and the woman she was a former basketball college basketball star. And so she. He is pretty much very outgoing very it's a very much opposite tracks story. But then there's a a Stocker in suspense involved. There were so it's taken a lot of work and on that one. So so things I all up hope we'll be out by the summer looking out. I hope so you've got you've got a lot going on right now. I do plus my my regular job sports reporter in real life. So that kinda takes takes a lot of time to spend all they yesterday writing stories for that. So it's a big different type of writings switching back. The second Ford is a little weird. But. Keeping trouble, and where can people find out more about you and your books? My web page is Anna, hey dot com. I have my basic page is Facebook dot com and hang author and same thing for Instagram. It's Anna Hague author. And let's see, oh, I do have a Twitter and active on Twitter, the probably should be. But it's also at Anna Hague author. So I've tried to keep the snake the same tackling near says so that and then I have a my Facebook page, and then I have a an author page as well. So that so you have to different Facebook probably like author sewer on that one Danta Hague. It doesn't have the author on that. But I'm it pops up as well, basically. So and I have I have a reader's group. If you're interested in being part of readers group, that's Anna's angel readers review group. And so. Facebook action. Hey, nothing wrong with that. Well, it's been great chatting with you today and good luck with your upcoming releases. Thank you, remember, John. This has been there's been fun. I enjoy I like listening to the other ones. If you've done a great. Oh, we'll thank you. Thanks. It was a pleasure. Having you on the show and hope you have very happy holidays. All right. You too Houston listening to wordplay with Christine Raymond and my guest today was Anna Hake. If you like the program he subscribed. And if you wanna learn more about your host, please visit my website at WWW dot Kristine, Raymond dot com. And remember like short, keep a playful.
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"Once the dice cast. I don't know that you could change it. I agree. I you know, I see that a lot. The people who say, you know, you if you're going to be a serious writer, you must sit down and write everyday, otherwise, you're not a serious writer for me that I let again I can sit down and write, but it won't be anything. Anyone would wanna read including me? And that's just not. That's just not how I work. And while I appreciate that. Everybody has their own viewpoint on. Writing and publishing and being an indie and the whole thing. I really do think it's important that as individuals we stop comparing ourselves to what someone else's doing and find our own process. Find what works for us because to me. That's what makes the story that you put out authentic. Oh, yeah. If you're well, you know, you there are certain truisms that do hold water with me one of being right? What you know? Right. Like you like, I think I can always tell when somebody when somebody hates science fiction, and they write science-fiction to market. I can always tell right. I mean, I could tell within the first twenty words, and I I can't. But like, you might say, okay. I Christine not right. Every day. One of the things that I do tell people that you can do is you can do three high process involves if I can't I'm gonna call out two or three thousand really good words that today's not a day or three thousand good words. I'm going to do three good things for my brand. And that is where that is for me. That's the sweet spot where the downtime becomes productive time. Right. But I can say, okay. I'm gonna take ten minutes on I'm gonna write some Amazon ahead. So I'm gonna take fifteen minutes and. I'm going to do something else. That is productive. The, you know, you know, building my mailing list or all the moving parts that going to be effectively your own small company. So I don't really think that I have lost days. But I have learned not to feel bad. If I don't write everyday because just because someone read once f Scott FitzGerald wrote eight pages that was Scott zero. That's not me, and he stopped it or it might have been him. But certain writers say, well, I eight pages today in stop. What if I want? Stuff. You know? Right. So I've had ten thousand worth gays where I say, this is great. And then I day or two awesome. Thanks. Yeah. Yep. And and that's it. I work on book stuff every single day seven days a week. I I'm working on some aspect of Christine, Raymond, it might be this podcast. It might be like you said, you know, writing ads making promos spending time on social media because what we're doing is so much more than just writing. Oh, it's it's so. So you're into two we've known each other quite almost five years. Yes. Yeah. So we sort of we sort of started on the same page time-wise. Yeah. You don't you? Don't know what you don't know and get started. And you find out certain things like writing these muscle. You don't do today trophies? But if you do right frequently you get better at it. You find your voice say you've got fun divorce. But one of the things I had no idea that this many components to being Terry Maggard dot com. I had absolutely no idea. I just assumed that I said at a typewriter wrote. Yeah. Same same assumption here. I had no idea what was involved with this. But it's in a way, I'm kind of glad because I think if I had known I probably wouldn't have even taken the first step because I would have been overwhelmed from the beginning. Instead just kinda rushed in blindly to this whole thing. And now when I get overwhelmed, I can look and say, yeah. But look look at what you've already done. So you you manage to overcome thatt's you can overcome this. I like it to getting braces. If I don't know how much braces, we're gonna hurt me when I got him my dad, by the way, you said, Jerry, I have some fantastic news for you. We're getting braces, I was a senior in high school. And I was getting ready to go away. I said if we waited until now, you know, but if I didn't know how much those braces, we're going to hurt and all of the problems that went along talking to a pretty girl with pizza and your teeth everything else for two years. I probably wouldn't have undertaken it. But the end result was so spectacular. I sit by people testing, I'm so happy I have straight teeth now. But the process itself would have been so daunting. I think maybe it was better than I did. I kind of feel about writing about just like you. You know, I think oh, I'm glad nobody told me that I would get, you know, my first few bad reviews and take it personal bring that eventually that's England fading. On say well over three thousand reviews now can't keep everybody happens do vegeta- kin, and you right, truthfully. And and become in your somewhat even art against things like that. So the whole process of is the most complicated thing I ever undertaken in my entire life, and that includes graduate school. This is like to me is PHD level something I'm just not sure what it is maybe Unical or what it is. I I'm not quite sure what I would all, but it so much dang fun. Isn't it? Oh my gosh. It is it is unbelievably satisfying for so many reasons not the least of which is I look books. I mean, I love books like I'm fifty and I've loved since I was four, and I still look at how many relationships have you had in your life other than peanut butter. Going on for forty six years. You know, I know I know it I might release memories of our of having either my mom or my sister read to me. Oh, yeah. Yep. Books have always been a part of my life. So I get that. We live at aero where technology now brings audio books to us and e books, and so you can it's for me. It's almost like meeting characters all over. It's so Netflix satisfying. That's what I was just going to bring up about audio books. You're you're a big fan of audio books. Yes. I'm I evangelize for audiobooks. I don't I have injured. I don't proselytize the distinction being if audiobooks aren't sure think that is absolutely cool with me. I just tell people because some people learn differently like students that they learned by writing or they earned by hearing. While if you learn by hearing audiobooks, probably for you. But I love them because I love the rich wants to characterizations and the voices of the actors the performers are incredible. I mean, I've repeatedly said that I want to or three my voice actors to narrate my life. Like, I mean, I like to walk around behind me at a dance, you know. Terry's Oreos in milk. Just so it's so amazing to hear something that is associated with the main better. And I think that's what they do. They make it better and were excessively could people work nearly might not. And see I'm of that that faction. I just I don't. Audio books are not for me. I've tried this new view times. I think it's because I get so involved in a story. You know, they'll tell you you can listen while you're driving while if I listen to an audio book while I'm driving wind up hitting a tree because I get so wound up in the story that I'm not paying attention to what I'm doing or paying attention to my task. And I miss what just happened in that chapter. I really need like that individual one on one focus with those words on the page. And I've just I haven't haven't found that with audio books yet. But I do think it's a great great.
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"Yeah. You're listening toward play with Christine. Raymond where authors get together to talk about writing reading and anything else that comes to mind unscripted unrehearsed real conversations. Joining me today's Terry Maggert, author of the fearless series the veil series halfway which he series a couple more series that I don't have time to mention and at least a half a dozen short stories. How you doing tonight Terry alot? I'm glad to be here. I'm glad to have you on the show. So what have you been up to lately, I saw that you put a halfway which he book out what the end of October. I get. Yeah. Hollow lean themed. And we've got for first time ever. I'm gonna have a Christmas themed halfway holiday. Oh, like a novel at a little just something that I've always wanted to do like a holiday theme. So I think that I'm going to just put him out around particular events just because it's so much fun to write about semantic events. So and there's no end in sight were five and a half votes into it. No, no ended site. Hey, that's always good. That's always a really good thing. Yeah. I haven't run out of on Stras, and she has run out of things to say, so great. So are you working on anything else because I noticed earlier that you are quite prolific? You of a lot of different stories out there. A lot of. Different themes that although you seem to like kinda that paranormal horror type stuff but trying to do. Yeah. I think well. I think it's up in the seventies. As a kid in the seventies. You know, I cut my teeth on psychological war. And then here, I am fifty years old now at what used to be called psychological horror is now paranormal, and I think that there's or urban fantasy which I absolutely love, and I just can't get enough of it. So I'm actually let's see two months ago, I became to people. I am part of writing team now with my partner, and I he by writing partner, and I are the name Daniel Pierce. And so I'm sort of clarifying my position I still like like to write the paranormal and Genesee under my name and then under Daniel Pearson. Writing more military Saifi, and frankly, harem sci-fi and urban fantasy Herron sort of your towards male writer. Or fail readers of in. The response has been incredible. But it I think what I'm learning is. And I'm sure maybe use one this too that the more you write the faster you get. And I don't know if that's true for you. It seems to be that way for me. Now that hasn't happened for me. Okay. I get I get big shocks where I sit down to write. And absolutely nothing. Nothing comes to mind. And yeah, yeah. We we won't go there. You know? I mean, it's it's interesting. I started I'm a history professor, and I've been teaching history number at college level for six years. And I just started a few months ago teaching at the masters that the graduate level on teaching science fiction and fantasy writing and it's really interesting because my students they're all, you know, it's graduate bubble. So they're all well seasoned already at this point. And it is utterly fascinating to see all of the. Comparative issues that people have with either writer's block on knowing when to stop or you get questions of like how what wind should I how frequently show publish like that. It's neat to sort of see up close and personal already tend to have the same problems. Right. I did I did think it manifests itself in different ways though for all authors. Like for me when I'm writing a book, and I really have the story. You know there. I just sit in I write, and I write and I write until it's done. And then once that book is published I'll dive into a new story get maybe three or four chapters in and then it's like, okay. I have no idea what to read out, and I have to step away for honestly, sometimes it's it's been a couple of months where who all sit down and try to write and just the stuff that it's not that. I don't read it all, but what's going down on the paper isn't any good? It just really isn't. And then all of a sudden that you have to let it marinate. I really do. And then and then like one day, I'll just wake up and I'll be like, oh, that's it and I will sit. And then it'll be nothing but writing from there to the end of the end of the book, and I've just recognized. That's my process mean after five years of doing this. It's just that's how my brain works. So I'm Kyle. Going with the more. I try to force it the more yucky stuff. Right. So. I I am a little bit leery. That's I think we're like snowflakes that sense that we all have, you know, everybody has we have some commonalities as authors, but everybody has their process and either you your tank, it's when it's full some people can write on NT, some people need to like, I said, let it marinate. I can write you know, I can write three or four things at once. I I don't that's just how my mind works other people right faster than I do, and they burn through, you know, eighty thousand dollars book in a matter of two weeks or something like that. And it's good. I might add, you know, it's quality stuff. But everybody is different and get always makes any little bit nervous to see. Especially in the indie world. There's always some new experts coming along trying to teach people how right, and I think you can teach people grammar, and you can teach people the story circle, and when an inciting incident should occur and the structure things, but as to their process, I think it so. It's an intrinsic part of who you are as under. And I don't know once
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"Yeah. You're listening to wordplay with Christine. Raymond where authors get together to talk about writing reading and anything else that comes to mind unscripted unrehearsed real conversations. Joining me today is Anna Hague author of the heart series and the love strictly tested series. I Anna how are you today? Are you keeping warm? No because I'm anything below seventy degrees is to call for me got on freelance clothing, and I'm in my own house. So no, I'm not worth. I'm so sorry to hear that. Oh my goodness. Yeah. It's some I don't know what's going on with this crazy weather this year. But it is sure. Been a little on the chilly side since October. Yeah. But you know, what I guess it just makes summer all that more appealing. So I'm on my countdown once Christmas is over tree comes down. And I'm on my countdown from or there you go. So with your two series. I know that they're in different chonreznick, obviously, I guess since you did it that way that something that appeals to you. Let's talk a little bit about about why you decided to kinda test the waters in and go into different directions. Well, the the heart series catching her, that's my first my first novel, and it's just a story that had been with me for a long long time. And I wrote that and I was Deb ehling in some erotic romances, a kind of a hobby in the sense. And I thought well, maybe I'll do a lot pad thing with it. And as I was kinda working on the erotic story. I come across a contest at Cleveland rocks. So, you know, just on a whim. A since sit what part of the main could be in for the contest. And it's final. Congratulations. I know. I was I was so shocked and then as it went on. I you know, I it didn't win. But it was was out for full full read by Ouattara's press. And I was like, wow, interesting. I don't have a full name used grip. So. So I finished that manuscript in contracting. And as as a series is a trilogy. So kind of by default, I got into the erotic even though I started the contemporary, and I don't know how much of that. I will continue. I mean, they enjoy it. But I I like the contemporary a lot and I'm like suspense like a struggle. So in since I guess, I don't wanna be kitchen hold. But so far, my my two first two series are very different. So I guess there's something for everyone. If you don't if you don't like the erotic, then you have the contemporary. So either way, but it's I and I joined the both I have fun with both of them. And and there is a little more lighthearted than some others that that I've read so, you know, it's probably a lot of me. My personality comes out in some of the some new characters as far as their Ma. Healthiness and things like that. So as a reader, do you like reading indifferent? John rose. Are you like me because I I like pretty much I can't tell like everything, but I do like a broad variety of John Lewis. Are you the same way? I am I way back when I first started reading by romance. I pretty much strictly resin Stoorikhel, and then I moved into contemporaries, and then suspense, and and just kind of seemed than on any day. I think you know, I think I wanna go back and read historical. They're all go back to contemporary, and there's probably only a couple that I tend to not be as interested in. I'm not probably big as much on the young adult because I'm so far removed from young adults. Saying that I'm old that I'm thinking, maybe I'm not quite with all that. But it, you know, just more of this thing. But and I I read a lot of nonfiction
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"It was five years ago. Right. No. I know. I know what you mean. I see it with with each book. Even even if I just released one in starting on the next one I can already see the improvement between because when I'm writing a book, I I catch myself making mistakes and in all correct them. Then. But at the next book, I don't I don't make them like it, not only my correcting them learning to not do them. Exactly, exactly. And I think, you know, with my editor when you know, they'll be certain time, she'll say, you know, you you really need to watch it because you're starting to overuse a certain thing, you know. And and Al ready as I'm finishing up the book that I I'm working on right now. I'm already catching that. So it's just it makes it you just get better at what you're doing. And for me right now. It's still fun. I'm having a lot of fun. I'm really enjoying myself. And for this to be a kind of a third career for me. I I'm gonna keep doing it. As long as I'm having fun. Well, I enter other readers or happy to hear that. Thank you. Now, I do want to ask I I noticed especially your your later series. You're very much into you know, seals and military. And I know you've always written alpha men, but what draws you to let the professional the military security police that type of character. That's going to be kind of multi layered answer. But that's a very good question when I started. Well, I think for most of us who right? We were obviously, I leaders, and we all had different books that appealed us. There were certain books that everybody loved that. I quite finally did not. And that's okay. Just like there. There's certain authors that I adore and other people don't and so the I found myself Austin Vaughan to a very strong male. But it also wanted to I could not stand a doormat of the female. And I would find it as I'm reading a book, those are two things. Right. Also that that very much made a difference to me. Now, my first two series were actually more about police detectives they were not military now by the time I got to. Starting my thinking about my next series military, romantic suspense, was really starting to take off not that they didn't have it before. Because they certainly did. But it was a John RIA that was taking off I loved reading it. And I think so there was a natural progression for me to to just gravitate toward that. So part of the answer is like it. I like to read it therefore it's easier for me to write the other part of it is is sort of financial it was a genre. That was really gaining readerships. And it did very well for me. And once you find something that does very well. And it was I was actually making money on the books, and it was like I want to continue this. Now what I started doing though who's also adding longer series. That was another thing I learned is that once you get a good series going the readers wanted to keep going. So I would do send off series and keeping going. I've all my husband was in the military. He works for the government. I have always liked that that aspect of books when I would read them. So it just as I said it just kinda became a natural progression for me to white them. Interestingly enough, I know seal books are big deal, and I did not write feel books. I was writing like special forces and just a lot of my books are just your average everyday military person not to seals nothing. Nothing. Extrordinary just your average men and women that was my baytown series. And I've had a lot of readers. Tell me. Thank you so much for waiting stories that were not just about some superhero. But actually about the every day soldier. But I've been very fortunate to have been. After participate with several other authors that are known in the John Ryan. And so I have done several seal books and things like that as as part of a multi author series. And so that's that's been a a neat way to pull that in for me as well. And I'm probably going to get the number wrong. But did I see that you just published your forty second book? I have thirty books out. No, forty one forty. I think forty one out and the next three are written, and you well, you have one up for preorder. Yes. Actually, I have three for my goodness. I've been put one out about every five weeks the six weeks. So I got a December book coming out. That's in the town. I have a January look that is in the new late healthier is. And then I have a February book that is a seal bookfest another one of these multi author series. It's my own book. It's not a buck set. But there's twelve of us. We have each written our own book, and we released every other week to create a full series. Well, it sounds like it does sound like you're having a lot of fun with it. I I can hear it in your voice. And I don't see that you're going to be stopping anytime soon. I hope not. But for for your listeners who do not know always have to give this shout out to you. Because you were deep I author that I actually said, okay. I'm thinking about doing this. And you know, that could have been at a time when you said, I don't know. But you didn't you said go for it, absolutely positively go for it. You were these author friend who gave me a green light and said, I think you can do this. So I have always wanted to make sure people knew that Christine. Raymond was the person who gave me the strength to say. Okay. I think I can home. Well, thank you. Thank you. And I'm really proud of you. I I'm so proud of what you've accomplished, and I'm glad that you listen to me. Thank you. And I'm glad you believed to me way back then. Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. So Marianne where can people find out more about you in your forty five? Plus, my constant books on my website is probably the easiest, and it's very easy because it's just Mary and Jordan author dot com. And of course, they still have Facebook presence, which is again, Maryanne Jordan and the page is author Marian Jordan, and that's on Facebook. I have a reader group on Facebook that you know, anyone who reads enjoys my books or wants to find out more about me can join and that's near Jordan's alpha fans, my website,
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"Yeah. You're listening to work play with Christine. Raymond where authors get together to talk about writing reading and anything else that comes to mind unscripted unrehearsed real conversations. Joining me today is Don Haas Mer author of bits and pieces. Hi, don. How are you today? Thanks so much for joining me. I'm great. Hi, christine. How are you? I'm doing. Well. Thanks. I know that congratulations are in order because bits and pieces is your debut novel. Yes. And I just got my box yesterday of my ball copies. So that was like super exciting to see them all there to in their beautiful form. Oh my gosh. Isn't that the best feeling to just to hold that in your hand? And know that you created that like that is your baby too is. And sadly, I'm I'm not into that. I like sometimes carrying around like my baby. And I'll just forget it in my eyes. Right. There is nothing wrong with that. But by family to me for that. But that's okay. Actually, my husband started to read he instantly claimed one of my ball copies firm self and he's started to read it last night. And he just kept looking up at me and smiling include he's filing about and he's like it's so cool to see her name at the top of the page. Every time I turn the page. Your names there you've wrote. Hey, he's a keeper. He is. He is he helped with the story idea as well. So he keeps saying I helped you write that bug. No, no, you processed and brainstorms with me. I did the right. I get the credit. So tell me a little bit about bits and pieces. It is a woman who was born with a gift she. Has the ability to pick up pieces of other people for touch and a lotta times she doesn't know that she's picked up anything or what? Specifically she's picked up. But she gets a flash of color to indicate what kind of Tracy's picked up. So for instance, she may get a red flash. And that indicate that she's gotten a painful memory from someone a purple flash. Meaning she's gotten a talent from someone. So she won't necessarily know what she's picked up until it manifests itself later and her name is Steph, and so because of this she's gonna mess because she's picked up so many pieces of other people for the years that she doesn't know who she really is anymore, and she's kind of weren't to compensate by isolating and just meeting with their therapists having a few relationships with their family. Until she needs a guy, of course, always the guy. Yeah. It is the Narin guys. She meets a guy he hopes cooler out of her show, and a college student goes missing she lives on a college campus because tuned goes missing and she agrees to participate in the search for this missing college student and has a flash like she's never had before. And it's like a lightning bolt that rips through her and along with that flash. She gets memories and. And images of dead women's and a madman basically takes over her mind through this flash. So the story is about her trying to save not only the next victim from this madman. But save herself into figure out who the killer is. Oh, wow. That's it's it's an and. Right. It sounds like it. How did you come up with that? I'm always motivated by real stories believe it or not if you pull them real life from that. I that I just love and very drawn to cases of missing or murdered people. I had a friend that was murdered when we were senior in high school. So sorry. Yeah. I mean, it was very traumatic at the time and her killer was not convert about eighteen years, and I think that greatly impacted the kinds of things I'm drawn to with my reading with my writing because an eighteen year old. You're you then question, you know, when when one of your friends is murdered, and you hang around with all the same people you start to question everyone around you like could they be the person that did this, you know, or my is one of my friends and murder. So that's kind of always at the root of my writing. But then when when I was writing bits and pieces like I said, my husband, and I had down and brainstormed he kind of liked the element of a woman that could pick up pieces of other people through touch and at that same time. I son was a freshman in college and a young woman went missing from college campus. And so I followed that case very closely, and they believe that time, and it did turn out to be the case that one person was linked to many murders rapes in the area, and that that motivate or that played into that piece of this book because I was glued to the television one because it was my son's college campus and to because I'm like, you know, how to something like this habit turned out that the gentleman that committed. The crimes was employed by the university has been accused of rape several other universities and just things like that happen. I think more often than what we're aware. Right. And so that kind of motivated that piece of of the story just is fascinating in. I mean to draw from real life and create create something fictional. But at the same time real. That's just it's such a it's a talent. I and not is my writing for me. I think it it always stems from me seeing something hearing something and saying Lau what if I were in that situation. Right. What what if I think the question what if sons every single thing I've ever written and trying to emphasize put myself in someone else's shoes and saying how would I handle that? And I think that's a good way to just leave in general to a good thing to practices when you see someone else or use you meet someone rather than just judging them right from the start to say what if what if I was in their position, you know, what? What if I had to deal with what they're dealing with every day, especially since a lot of what people deal with isn't evident on the surface. Exactly. I I've spent my career in social work. So we're gonna to lot of different capacities with people. And I think that I think empathy one is the key to being a decent social worker and being able to look be we need to surface at what people are doing less. And I I know that that empathy carries over into my writing. I I actually one of the biggest compliments I feel like I've gotten participate in Twitter a lot and do a lot of the daily writing events and a lot of my work tons of grief of well. I'm still figuring trying to go analyze myself on that one. You're out live, but I had written a piece about the loss of a child and one of my Twitter friends had actually lost his how many years ago and he reads shots me. And he's like, I don't even have words have assume you've experienced the two based on what you just wrote. And we went back and forth interaction on my. No, I haven't. And he's like, you just did a stellar job of empathizing because you you were able to say exactly what I felt as a parent who Lahser child, and that was like the biggest compliment someone could give me. Well, and I know that we chatted about this little bit that you deal with an autoimmune disorder. So do you. You think that your empathy kind of stems from that a little bit because you're kind of on the other side of it you want people to look at you and realize that you are more than what's just on the surface. Yes. Definitely. Because I do I have Crohn's disease and have had it for about fifteen years. And that is you know, what people refer to as an invisible illness. Because people look at you and say, but you look good you look fine. And they can't see how broken your body feels on the inside. And. I it's hard to have that kind of illness. Because sometimes people don't almost believe you like when you say, I'm sick. Like, I I'm really really sick. And I need to stay home, and I need to cancel and they look at you like, but you'll look, okay, right? You don't have a runny nose or watery eyes. Or you know, we're out of your head. Right. Yeah. And I recently, I think this past March I had put a job that I loved because of my house, and I had worked around inner city children. And I one of the things coming in auto immune disease is I pick up every single cold that comes my way or any illness that comes my way. And so I had to quit my job. And I just remember people even the new the new I was sick being like, why do you have to quit, you know, like questioning? What was going on? Why do you have two quite just to my outside looks? Okay. It's very broken. Right. And I feel like to you know, to take it back to like my book because I was thinking about. You know, my character in my book. And it was it hit me when I was editing because I think we do right? That's our selves and everything we right? And I didn't put too much thought into until I was reading it for the five million times through editing, and I'm like, oh my gosh. I can relate to Tessa because she was born with gifts but felt more like a curse to her. And I can relate to that. Because I feel like my Krones in some ways has been a curse to me. And I can't do a lot of the things. I love I'm exhausted. All the time. I heard all the time. I mean, there's a lot of drawbacks. But there's also been from wonderful blessings as a result of it. And some of the biggest blessings of my life have come as a result of. Having a chronic illness. For instance, I, you know, I can't stay home. Now, I can spend more time writing I can pursue a dream. I've had some element school. I can spend more time with my family and my kids. And so there I feel like with everything that comes to us. There's both the gifts and occurs in. Yes. And it's just a matter of perspective. Yes, I agree with you there it it's it's so easy to look at a situation that we're in whatever it may be whether it's something permanent like a chronic illness or just a temporary setback. He's really so easy to kind of throw that pity party. But sometimes and I'm not saying it's not warranted. I mean, we've all done it. We've all had that moment. But there are so many good things that can come out of that. As a result of whatever situation you're in. You know, it doesn't make what you're going. Through any better. I mean, you still have Crohn's disease. You know that a horrible thing to have to deal with day-to-day. But like you said there's new opportunities. There's there's new blessings if you can just open yourself up to receive them. And I think that's something that more people need to to think about into remember in at a doctor. How me once this was many many years ago when I first was diagnosed and horn covered vice all these years and said he were allowed twenty four hours feel sorry for yourself and cry to kick the screen to really God to do whatever you need to do. You are allowed that everyone's for awhile. But then the next day. I mean, they get up and go about your business and do what you need to do. And I have corn to that throughout the years. And I will admit it goes a little bit the on twenty four hour. But I mean, everyone in my family knows. What I mean when I'm like, hey, this is my twenty four hour. I feel sorry for myself. I don't wanna hear how it could be worse. I don't wanna hear any positive and that twenty four hour. I don't want to try to talk me out of this space. I just need to be in this space and hate life and eight this disease and hate my body and tomorrow, you know, what I'll be better 'cause I think people try to fix it for us. And it's not fixable. My -able. And the thing is I think having those moments where you do kind of dwell on it in in think of how miserable in pour me think when we do that. It helps us to appreciate more all the good things kinda need to just wallo little bit. So that you can pull yourself up next day and say, okay, you know, it is it it's what it is. But I don't have to stay there. I tend on I can do something I can make other choices to enjoy. What I can despite my situation exactly in it. It I think like you said are necessary to allow you to function every other day because you know, that if you need that day or two days to have your many meltdown, you can have it. Right. So because sometimes it is hard to just go about life hundred. Ten like only us my body doesn't ache and I don't wanna lay down on the floor right now. Go to sleep, you know, it's hard to pretend and act as if you're okay everyday. But when you know, you have that space where you're gonna allow yourself to feel it and to realize how much it really sucks. It's okay. You know, you can you can save up for this. He left the ice cream or something. I don't know. So Don, what are you working on next? Now that bits and pieces is finally out in the world. My second novel is due to come out in mid two thousand eighteen it was actually the first one. I wrote also inspired by true story. It's called the end of that goes, and I'm working with my same publisher in calling me press on the second one. So soon at its and all that fun preference will be starting on that one. And I'm currently writing my third novel, which does not yet having name my mind's kind of having trouble going back and forth between trying to market, but some pieces and trying to write I feel like it takes two very different parts of my brain to do those two things and having trouble getting back into writing mode. Right now, my writings going a little slower than it usually does. So thank God. I already got that second level written. That's a good thing. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Marketing and writing are definitely to hold different job descriptions in it, really is hard or at least difficult for me to mesh the two. Yes. Yes. And that's one of the things, you know, I keep talking about sweater. But I really do feel like I found my tribe of people there. But what I love about the daily like writing prompts on Twitter, there's several of them because I find that. If I'm in a place where I really can't dive into my main scripts and work on my, you know, my novel, those daily writing prompts, keep my creativity flowing, and sometimes where I think I'm not in a space to sit down and write on my novel all do one of those daily pumps, and I'm like, oh, okay. Those creative juices are flowing. Now, I'm gonna sit down and write. So where can people find out more about you and your books? I have a website WWW dot dawn, Osmar dot com. H O S E are and then I'm also on Twitter at Don hosmer, seven and Instagram at dawn, h seventy one. My books on Amazon. Okay. Okay. So Amazon exclusive at this point. I'm working on getting it into some stores and have a few commitments so far that's part of my marketing plan at this point is to get into some source rate. Well, good luck to you on. And congratulations again on your very first published novel that is awesome. And thanks so much for being on the show today. Thank you, Chris seem you've been listening to work by with Christine, Raymond and my guest today was Don Ha's Mer. If you liked the program he subscribed. And if you wanna learn more about your host, please visit my website at WWW dot Kristine, Raymond dot com and remember like short, he playful.
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"Let me give it a few nays. I know I'll get past it. Do you find that to? Absolutely. And it's funny because I actually have rheumatoid arthritis, and we do have a hot tub because I have to sometimes just so quite muscles because everything just hurts. And but I have discovered in the last year, I'll get in the hot tub, and it's like it. Frees my mind and I start it literally. I'll tell me I don't know what I'm writing right now. I gotta get not. This. The hot tub, and all of a sudden, it's almost like as my body is relaxing it. Frees my brain. And I have gotten over so many plea plots that were holding me up getting into the water. I have no idea why that works, and I'm almost embarrassed to tell anybody, but it's working. Hey, you go with what works for me? It's mowing Lutely. When when I'm stuck again on my lawnmower in the summer, and I just kinda tool around the yard and yet. Because it's kind of mindless Amihai while you're going, but I can just let my mind wander in you know, doesn't work so in the winner, but you can't have it. Maybe I'll invest in a hot tub. Well, the you know, what I've done the same thing on the writing on more. I think it's when you're out in a way from your office and away from your computer, and you're doing something kind of mindless that it does. It's like it. Frees reminding you're able to think through things absolutely. I have recently those started with dictating I purchased the dragon dictation because again, I was having trouble with I think our joints. And I thought I can't do this. There is no way I'm going to be able to dictate a story and a victory prolific author who does nothing, but do dictation he said, yes, you can do this. And it took me a couple of books of doing both typing and dictation, but the last three books I've done I had dictated and the last one I was able to do eight to ten thousand words a day. Wow. Dictating and so that's helping so much because. Because I'm getting better at it. The dragon dictation program has a lot of artificial intelligence, which leaves it actually learns as you go. The accuracy is actually very good. And it it's a it's just a lifesaver for my hands. Well, let me ask you this because I have dragon, and I've tried it. And I have I struggled to use it. But for me, it was because of the punctuation because you have to say your punctuation and that always stalls me because I don't I don't say. Hi mary-ann. How are you? Today. Question Mark when you're striking. They'll it's interesting when I first heard this other author who was talking to me, I said, I can't do it can't do it. There's no way. And she said your brain is already telling your fingers to type your brain tells your fingers to put in quotation. And a period and comma, and I was like, okay. That's right. And she said you just have to train your brain to tell your mouth now. I will I will be honest. I was very halting at first. It was things like open quotes. How are you? Question Mark, close close. And that's how I got started. And I thought it will take me a year to do one book. Right. And so I gave up on it just typed the next book. And then the next time I was really having. I'm having some hand pain and some joint swelling. And I thought I have to do this. I wanna have years left of writing books. So I forced myself to to work on it. And now, I don't think anything about it. She was right. It's like open close. How are usually question? Mark close close. He said period, and it just rolls off my time now, and my husband will hear me in another room. And he knows you know, I'm dictating because he can hear that. But it was funny. She was right. I just I had to train myself. And just really I told somebody the other day, I said necessity is the mother of learning how to use dragon. Well, I'll have to pull it out and give it another try then because one of the problems for me is what all have the perfect sentence in my head. It's just the most perfect sentence in the world and sit down to type it in something gets lost in the translation from my brain to my fingertips, and it does not come out the way that I thought it in in once I've thought it in it's in my fingertips. It's gone. Can't get that original thought back. So right dictation way back by that might be really good. And I will tell you also because I write romantic suspense. So the easiest thing for me though. And then I'm gonna council for you know, twenty something years. So the easiest thing for me is when I'm doing dialogue when there's a conversation between people I'll just lean back in my chair, and I can just did take those conversations because it's very much like having a conversation right now when I get something that's a little bit. More. Maybe when I get to some of the suspenseful part, and then I'm having to stop and do a little bit of research, and well, how how do I wanna descri- this wooded scene or this particular house, then I stumble a little bit more? But I'm finally this last book, I was really able to get going on it, and I thought okay, and I did an entire book without hand pain. And so I thought okay, I'm finding I'm finding what works for me. That's that's really great. I mean, and and I think that's what this is all about is is finding what works best for you at the at the moment in the long term, whatever whatever it is whatever technique as an author you have to employ in order to to get the books out the way you want them to be. Yes. Yes. Absolutely. And you know, you made a really good point earlier when you said, you know, how much will confident you are now than you were you know, when you got started. And I think writing is like any any particular skill when I go back and look at all those years that I was a counselor, obviously by the time I had several years onto my belt. I was much better than when I was first, you know, right out of school doing that. And I think one of the ways with my outlines and things I I know more about the getting of my stories the middle of the story doing the dialogue. Watching those repeated words making sure that their words that I have lied using things like that now are much more second nature, and I writing is so much better than it
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"Yeah. You're listening to work lay with Christine, Raymond authors. Get together to talk about writing reading and anything else that comes to mind unscripted unrehearsed real conversations. Joining me today is Maryanne Jordan, author of the Fairfield series. The lighthouse security investigation series the baytown boy series just to name a few. My goodness Marianne. You're putting books out right and left. How are you today? I'm doing great. Thank you for having me on your podcast. Oh, it's my pleasure. Yeah. It seems like there's always another book. That's got gotta get ready to come out. How do you write them so quickly? I mean every time I turn around you've got either a new release repre- order. I'm just I'm in off. You know, I started out actually releasing every other month, and that was actually pretty good for somebody just starting out about five years ago. But as as the books to a cost. And the series more and more series developed, and I had readers that were going winning the next one. I just really started writing all the time. Also that I retired. I've been able to retire about five years early from the school system. So I get up early in the morning, and I write and I'm still going later at night. Do you ever? It's all like doubt. I guess do you. Well, I'm not even ask if you run out of ideas because obviously, you don't but d- ever just hits moments where you go. You know, I just don't know what to say next or do the words just flow like a faucet. I think I because I'm a planner, and I'm a plotter I and I also ride in series that makes a big difference. And when I ride in a series, it's like all the characters in the entire series kind of show up in every single book. So it's not just one that's related to another. So as I'm writing one book, and I have characters side characters in it. I'm already in my mind developing their stories because I know their stories to become, but I also do a lot of plotting a lot of planning ahead of time. I will have an outline now for me, an outline of airy fluid document, which means it kinda changes, and I get into the story. But before I ever start and tight words chapter one. I have a really good idea overall where that story's going, and I think that helps to faster I can see where where that would be because I'm I'm panther. And the more that I guess the more that I write the more. I kind of am realizing that I need to plot more because that's my problem. I will write and it'll be really quick, and it will flow in then I'll hit a point where I just stop. Because I don't know what happens next. I know how the story ends. I always know how the story ends in a way when I start writing. But I'll just hit a point in the middle where I'm like. Okay. What next? Whereas if I had an outline like, you, do it probably probably wouldn't have that much of an issue. I think for me, and it's interesting that you say this because twice a month. I get together with a group of local romance writers and two of them are like brand new. And so they have also questions and we worked through some things. But one of them is a Pancer, which means she just sits down and starts writing that then she's only released one book in several years back did. And I think it's a lot harder. The other one is a plotter, but she almost plots too much like she will have almost an entire book field with what she wants to have happened in her book before she's ever even written any, and I think it's gotta be a happy medium in there. Although I will tell you honestly, I get to about the sixty seventy percent point of every single book that I'm writing and I stop and I go, oh, I don't think this is good. What did I do? Marriage is going. I. I think this is gonna be the one book for people are going what have you done? And when that happens I printed off, you know, just regular printer paper punch it with three hole sticking a notebook. And I started to bury beginning, and I read and that does several things for me. It kick starts me. But it also helps me go. Oh, wait a minute. This is not a bad story. I just got sucked. But then when I it doesn't help 'cause I kind go ahead and start editing it as I go through. So I'm cleaning it up. And and whenever I finish doing that. I am I'm like, okay. Back on track ready to go. It's funny. You sound because the same thing happens to me, it never fails. I hit about midway through one of my stories. And I think oh my gosh. This is just pure do. You know? That's when I'm like, this is the worst book in the history of the world. Yes. And then. I've I've learned. This is what I like about the experience of having five years behind me. I've learned to recognize when these things happen. And I've also learned that for me their natural process, and I will get past them whereas four years ago, if I would get stuck or I would think that the story was awful. It would it would upset me. It would frustrate me. And and I'd question everything I'm doing and now it's dislike. Okay. I've hit that point. Let
"raymond" Discussed on Word Play with Kristine Raymond
"You're listening to work play with Christine, Raymond or authors. Get together talk about writing reading and anything else that comes to mind unscripted unrehearsed real conversations. Joining today's alley Grady, author of the racers widow series the homecoming series and a girlfriend for Christmas. Hi allie. How are you today? Doing great. It's snowing years so Christie. We don't have snow here. It snowed yesterday. And everything was white. And it's already melted. So now, it's just kind of that dull Brown kind of. Yeah. Yeah. Whether but they're predicting a possible winter storm quote unquote for this weekend. So we'll see what happens. Yeah. Yeah. Well, I'm hoping this just goes away quickly. I I'm not completely ready for it. But it definitely does does the tone for the month. So good with that. Well, and the thing is too since you have a Christmas book a girlfriend for Christmas. It sets the perfect atmosphere for somebody to discourage up, you know, nice mug of hot cocoa in one hand. Snow coming down outside the window in the other enjoying ice Christmas story. It's a great afternoon. Reading book. It's it it doesn't take all of your time. It's just a it's a very sweet story which. Personality. So it and the backdrop of it with Caroline stuck in near fort. Actually, I was stuck at an airport. So this this story line had been developing for a couple of years. So it's a horror story. Well, yeah. If I was one of the people that was on the plane that got emergency diverted to the airport. I was at it would have been a horrid. But I was I was only doc in the airport. Luckily, the national guard came and got caught so yes, good times. Sounds like it. Yeah. That that was the ice storm in October. And I can't even remember the year my thousand nine. Yeah. It was a New England. And I was stuck in the advocate. And I it was it was interesting. Good thing. I was by myself. But yeah, it was it was not pleasant for some of the people, but you got a book out of it. And that's it's always been on the back burner. But you never know the ideas pop in your head. That's right. That's right. I mean, I don't know about you. But when I do interviews one of the questions, I get asked a lot is, you know, what life experiences have you put into your books, and it's like all of them like it, some panir another something that's happened to be is gonna find its way into a book. Oh, yeah. I mean in the racers. I mean, I live racer. So my husband's in an engineer, but we we've been in the racing world for more than twenty years. And that like, I I'm very familiar with the travel aspect in the being alone aspect in the, you know, raising kids on the south. So yeah, it you whole everything in and in the homecoming a home for love that one. My sister-in-law is in tier designer I have an education background in construction and design. So it was one of those. I like the design elements that I threw into that story. Like, I was cheating Lee, my in-laws house when I was when I was talking about the kill work in some of it. So it's like I holding all of the things from my life into my stories. They're not a out my life. But there's there's elements that you can always y'all pogo world stuff into it. Right. Well, an essay save, right? What you know? I think that's one. That's pretty much what authors do. Yeah. It it just it flew out easier. 'cause when you're talking to yourself while you're writing. Conversation can go two ways to say who does that? No one. I know nobody. No. It's it's funny of I did I started it as Aninat story Manorama without it was one of those I was sitting in a parking lot. When my kids were inside like tennis, and whether having their lesson, and I was like, you know, you're in a parking lot by yourself with your laptop. Just raising along. And I'm talking to the people. And the people walking by your car giving you side looks. Yeah. Yeah. It sounds a little crazy. But no, luckily, you, you know, winter. So it starts, okay. So how do you balance, you know, a day job and family and writing do you have kind of a technique or you just wing it or house? How's that work for you? You know, it's it's still Doug Ling act. The first the racist series. I was not working in the first novella racers. Without I wrote in the middle of the night. When like after my kids went to bed there were still kinda little and my husband won't be on. Like, I, you know, I gotta take this time. And I'm gonna write it out. It was easier than because I I wasn't working the story. The specially the second story I had actually gone to Saint Lucia. So I like the details in that story. I was channeling a trip. So that win came out really quick. But for a home for love and girlfriend for Christmas. I was working. So that it got challenging. Because I jog here. So I have every other week off. And it's trying to get the dentist appointment, and they haircuts is not all that stuff. And try to get my writing in. I'm still struggling with it two years on. It is. It's definitely challenging. It. Sounds like it is. I mean, it you you think. Wow. Okay. So I've got a whole week off where I can do nothing. But right. And then like you said, there's dentist appointments, there's grocery shopping. There's taking the dog to the vet. There's the unexpected household things. You have to take care of there's that phone call that takes three hours 'cause you're sitting on hold, and then you're we have on. And and. Yeah, that was just it like even just today. It was okay. I I'm trying to get in the habit to do like marketing stuff in the morning, and then like do my writer leave stuff in the afternoon on my days off, but oh, I have to milk Christmas cards. So right before this phone call. It was I'm ethical stop. Yeah. But that's that's an assess ity this time of year. Well, yeah. Yeah. So it was just one of those in every once in a while, you know, the grocery store has to get visited so running into the grocery store lately. It's a every night. I'm running. I know what is wrong with these people. We live with who want to eat. What's with that? I know I I tried not meeting my children kidding completely. But they you know there there. I have two teenage boys that into like eat a lot. So. So there's that. But on the bright side, they're both very helpful. If I said, hey, here's my list. Go I could totally trust them to go and get everything on the list. It's needing a control freak of the house. I not yet there with giving up some of my I let I actually I used to cut the one all the time and do all the thing because that was me I had to control everything. And now, I'm like, okay. You guys got the lot oput your.
"raymond" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
"Right right go there and in this show you see the transformation of ray the character he has a slice of pizza and the music comes on the you know he's like right as as it happens but what i saw was that the person transform two i saw that he the person got it the real raymond he got woke yeah yes and that's when the light bulb went on for me i love this look at him changes life what if i could do this for the people what if the world just could experience a little bit of someone else's experience when the world be a little nicer would we be in this horrible position where in today yeah right if right all had this i say instead of a wall how about a table yeah right so we could sit neat with you're sitting at eating and yet the food is good and you're laughing that's that's ever had always thin how did you how are you not five hundred pounds of you went around the world an eight food all day and filmed it i love that you said that on the radio where no one can see because she what she's not telling you is i am five hundred pounds noam that i i work out every day i picked my spots you know new orleans is a spot slot to what work out her eat a lot okay gotta pick your spots when you can eat all right so like this week let's say you know you're gonna have a steak dinner on friday night to get all week learning stage before then yeah it's not hard you know there's a birthday coming up there's going to be travelled cake i want the chocolate cake eat chocolate came the day before in the day after that all that's really that simple and then beyond that ability we show so you know when they make a dog for commercial you starve the door before the commercial so the dogs excited when he ah i'm the dog.
"raymond" Discussed on Little Stories for Tiny People
"Want to have a look raymond said affect raymond crept closer and peaked inside a tiny baby whisk curled up under a blanket the baby had a little yellow hat on its head it's a baby girl raymond's mummy said we named her bella bala raymond repeated raymond bell as tiny hands were bald into little fists and she was punching them back and forth can i touch her hands raymond asked sure his mom said just be gentle rehman lean dover in gently touched bellis hand she unfurled her fist and wrapped her hand around his finger she held on tight she's caught me raymond said with a laugh she's so cute he added sounding surprised she looks a bit like you raymond's dad said raymond stared at bella her eyes were wide freeman remembered the photos from the book is sad showed him bella kept holding raymond's hand their hands fit together like pieces of a puzzle as if his hand had been waiting all this time just to hold hers i like her raymond said.