The Project Murders, in Broad-View Acres -http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D3QZZU8
“Tick, Tock The Infernal Clock” —-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CDU0FIC
“Fishing Days with Dad” ——http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CXYI8MS
“Abraham- A Man of Contradictions” —-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CWNZ3Y6
“Rusty The Beagle” —–http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CQ3S4LG
“Three Mandolin Murder Mysteries in One!” —–http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00COQNJ38
“Wails of an Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Child” —http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CO92VOS
“Three Navy Stories” —-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CNW9C7U
“God Damn It!”—-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CMXD1TU
“Women are in Charge!”—http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CLXBS4Q
“WHy Hide It?” —-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CK7F696
“The Poems of W.M.M.” —-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CHQPNQQ
“National Guard Hereos”—-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CIH88HU
“The Holy Land Murder”—-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CCCZQ8A
“The Poems of W.M.M.” —-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CHQPNQQ
“Romance,Sex and Fools”—http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CH6VX1U
“What Really Happened to Alex?” —http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGPDBX0
“The Northern Woods Murders”—-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGMRXDC
“Men Do Cry”
Little Secrets of Males and Females
There are things in life, men and women have some differences on and different needs in many ways, and there is no way to change it. Would we want to really, I doubt it all. Stop and think of the differences and the reasons for them and it is really an examination of not only physical differences but mental ones too.
As we all grow up there is a stage we all notice the opposite sex, and it happens at different ages for sure. Some of us go thru puberty at different ages and the results come out differently too. If you stop and think of that, well you may have the reasons for some of the people, who are strange or different who walk the planet, right?
As we know each sex, male and female have their own little secrets they don’t let out or they try to hide as long as possible. Everyone is a little different right, I mean, females don’t tell us men everything and vice versa, we tend to hide certain things we do, or act like we don’t know something when we really do to make the opposite sex feel more important to themselves.
Women tend to do this by asking the man around how to fix the door, the bathroom, the window or whatever breaks. Then they stand about and watch you do it, like they never did it themselves before and congratulate you on getting it done, but they just did it themselves the year before. What makes a man think a woman can’t change a tire, put in a new car battery, or fix a toilet for instance, a woman does!. She stands there all helpless looking, bats her eyes, and wiggles and jiggles until the man says ok I got it. Female secret weapons include, and are not limited to body parts, cleavage, curves, rear ends and smiles and big eyes or colorful ones. They get equipped at a young age and learn how to use their charms to get what they want done. Yet us men have found ways to avoid these womanly ways especially if you have been married a while.
Stop and think men and women, am I right or not, don’t you think we are stereo-typed into believing things we shouldn’t believe? For instance let’s discuss the Presidential Election for one. Remember 2008, Hillary vs. Obama, the fight to be President, what fun. It did prove that women have much more skill than they will ever admit and the Hillary Clinton is one hell of a woman and smart as a whip, didn’t it. She didn’t believe for one moment she couldn’t be President or that the Democrats wouldn’t give her the Nomination. She kept at it again and again, until, the numbers got to she and she had to admit defeat. I will tell you one thing, if Hillary Clinton had become the First Female President of the United States, we would have probably been a lot better off, today. Where ever you go, no matter where in the World, Hillary Rodham Clinton is admired, and loved and thought of as the brilliant woman she is, because she is aggressive when needed, she is laid back as needed, and in the end a producer of results. Not many men can say the same, and many tend to fumble along and think with the wrong heads, if you get my drift! Sad isn’t it, that a person so damn smart, logical and who had such fine solutions and ideas, got pushed aside, in a critical race that could have and would have changed the world and America forever!
Now when I talk differences between men and women, male and female, there is also a communication gap we like to believe in. That’s bullshit and actually a myth and story we humans use to hide behind. Do you really think a woman can’t use a tool or fix her own car? Just walk away once and come back, they will do one of two things, 1) learn to fix it on their own, or pay to have it done by a man. If they are broke they use their bodies to attract a man to get things done for them, things they know damn well they can and would do on their own, if they had to.
On the other hand we men are not stupid as women like to think we are either. We too play mind games and pretend to have hearing problems and more. It’s a matter of fact between men and women we have our different ways of handling life and each other.
We, men do the following and women get so pissed at us, it drives them crazy. We tend to act like we didn’t hear them when we did. We tend to not know something when we do, but choose to keep our mouths shut, because we know if we open it, wham, we will get the job and we really don’t want it. There are many little things; men won’t admit to knowing just as women do, the difference is men use our so called lack of knowledge, or abilities and the stupid act to get out of what we don’t want to do.
I will give you a for-instance; do you women really believe us men can’t cook or do laundry, I mean really. What the hell do you think we did before we met you, pay for it all to be done? Or dishes do you really think men don’t know how to clean a dish, glass, cup or pot or pan? If you do, go to your boyfriend’s apartment or home someday unexpectedly, if you think you will find him living in a mess, well, his momma would kill him if he did silly. Unless of course the guy is totally, and I mean totally lazy and useless, then you wouldn’t want us anyway would you ladies?
So when a husband walks around a store, going yes dear, whatever you want dear, yes you can have it dear, yes I know I can’t buy nothing, we don’t do it to look stupid, we do it so we don’t get nagged, beaten up or hear about it for weeks, or end up sexless or on the couch, and no other reason. Men usually have excuses they use before they get something done, one of our favorites is, when I get round to it! I used to use it a lot and it got me out of so many things I could put off and not bother with, like: Dear Paint The Bathroom, when I get round to it!. Then one day my wife got smart, I went to sit down and play video games and I found a piece of round paper on my seat. I picked it up, it said Round to It, get to work, laughing, it’s true she caught on.
Anyway the point is simple, we men aren’t as stupid as we act and you women aren’t as helpless as you make out to be either! It is indeed a world of little secrets for both sexes isn’t it! Hahahahahaha!
Sunday has arrived and two Championship Games in the NFL will be played today. One for the AFC and one for the NFC.
The AFC- Pits two gunslinging Quarterbacks in Brady and Manning and both have some great receivers too. Offensive lines are about equal and can protect their Quarterbacks well, and pass and run block. What will determine the winner in this game is simple defense and mistakes. Which ever team makes a mistake and turns the ball over or finds a way to pass defend best wins. These two Quarterbacks will be in the Hall of Fame one day, one way or another no doubt, Manning holds all the passing records and has only won one Super Bowl, so this game is more vital to him then to Brady. But we shall see in a toss up game like this one who knows what can happen. If The Patriots can run on Denver in their home stadium then they could win this, but on the other hand if Denver can run for over 100 yards and manning is on his game, this is all Broncos. Stand by folks for a good damn game here!
NFC- pits the San Francisco 49ers against a Seattle Seahawks team that is hungry and wanting it all and plays like it too. San Francisco, has an Offense that can score on anyone and a Quarterback on Kapernick who is good. Frank Gore will key this offense with his running, if he goes down or can’t run, San Francisco will have to depend on the arm of their man. Kap is good but how good is yet to be shown. defensively while San Francisco is a pretty damn good defensive squad here, I say the Seahawks have the better Defense in this game. Seattle also has Wilson for a Quarterback young strong, determined and a hell of a player. Then you throw in Marshawn Lynch and you have a bowling ball runner who can run in tough spots and in the open too. Lynch should be on anyone’s all star team for sure and has power to spare. To get to the Super Bowl, Wilson’s arm and Lynch’s running in a nice mixture combined with some toss’s to the wide out to keep San Francisco honest at the line should pull it out.
Yes, I know I am predicting an all Western Super-Bowl to be played in a cold New York, but, thats how I see it this time around. Prepare for the Seahawks and Broncos in a shoot-out in the frozen tundra of New York’s Metro Stadium. It will be a good one if I am right.
Last but not least today,I present: book for sale on Amazon’s Kindle E-books. it’s called Men Do Cry. It’s the true story of why men do cry, how we cry and why and why there is no shame in doing so, and that it is needed to be known, we need to cry too.
“Men Do Cry”
I have now written 40 different short stories and little books. My poems are well known by some also and I thank all for that. Thanks for reading my blog and listening to my Rants, My Poems, my poems and my predictions. I hope some will like all I do and read my works. God Bless you all!
I now have 40 written works online all written and created by me, yet very few sell at all. I wonder if it is my editing, my writing, or my style, or they are just not interesting enough for people to want or read. Do I market them wrong through Amazon’s Kindle E-books, do I create them wrong using Create A Space’s formats? Or am I just writing about subjects people don’t care to read about?
They range from a very short sci-fi story I call Mackey, to Murder Mysteries and even a romance or two, yet I guess my form of writing is not good enough for other sto enjoy or I don’t embellish enough in my Military Stories. What ever it is, I am becoming disillusioned with writing and trying to reach the public with what I do. Maybe I am just not cut out to write and produce books good enough for the world to see. I have done many believe you me, even some on John F. Kennedy’s Assassination. maybe it’s because I don’t follow the story out far enough to an ultimate conclusion when it comes to my personal ones. I have no ral idea anymore, nor will I let it stop me or slow me down. It may change the direction of what I write and my subject matter.
I was given advice long ago, when writing try to write on subjects you know and can make real, so I produced Disappearing Hams a Navy story. I produced Unwanted the story of my real childhood, I produced others too, too many to list here for sure, but I did them. I should have expanded them maybe, embellished them and made them more fantastic or more fantasy like, to sell, I can’t be sure what it is. I have placed my works on Watt Pad. in Amazon’s Kindle E-Books, and on KOBO too, yet very few sell. It must be my style or that my writing sucks in some way. Maybe people want something more factual, longer in nature, or less personal. I wish I knew!
I will stop now and try to figure out whether, it is my style of writing, my use of the english language or the stories themselves before I start anything new. Maybe I should write stories more personal in nature and more realistic, or use more scenery or backgrounds, or expand the story to include two or three plots in one. I really don’t know anymore. Or Maybe I have written my final story when I did Men Do Cry, which explains why we men do cry and proves all of us must, no matter what sex. I know at least about tears, crying and misery believe me, but I don’t think that is what people want from me as a writer. I wish I knew.
Maybe the facts are what I should have stuck to in many stories or tales I told, I really do not know for sure. So I am going to post here a short story I compiled on JFK’s Assassination, an event in my life that I saw personally on television, and that affected my soul as a human being. All the facts are not perfect folks, nor is the writing, of it, but it does include what I think of many theories on it all .
I hope to get some response on this one, as to what people think of it: Leave comments please:
Why Hide It!
By: William M. McCurrach
The trail always leads back to where it should have begun if you follow it carefully. History twists and colors and changes the truth to hide it from the world and its population.
On November 22, 1963, such an event rocked the world and the United States of America, as John F, Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas. Texas, his head blown apart, on public television as his wife Jackie, crawled over the back of the trunk hood of the limo, trying to scoop up his brains. The film is played across the world daily maybe a hundred times a day and on American Television it is all a part of the history channel and other channels as all tried to figure out, what happened and who was involved.
As American and World History tell us today in 2012, President Kennedy was shot by a lone assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, a loner, and an ex-marine. Were we really told the truth by the Warren Commission, or by the Commissions since headed by others? The only Commission to hold up the lone assassin theory of this killing was the Warren Commission, but did they tell the truth, was their whole magic bullet theory correct? I think not, I think the investigation if it was done proper at the time, would have led to other conclusions. The conclusions I speak of could involve Fidel Castro, The Bay of Pigs, Lyndon B. Johnson, and even the Mob led by Carlos Marcello and Santos Traficanti. Yet how would one prove such a theory all these years later, how can you really dig into the past so far back and find the truth? That my friends is what I wonder, but I can only give what I think a shot and let the American People think what they want and respond, can’t I. The theories abound each day and year that passes, information slowly trickles out of the Government files and FBI records and more. Yet no firm release of all the records has been done and still you get the sneaky feeling, Uncle Sam is covering something up and only giving us a little at a time. Why is that, most likely because it is true, the American Government worked overtime to hide the facts, the people and avoid the truth of that shooting in Dallas. Jacob Rubinstien AKA Jack Ruby said it before he was jailed and again at his trial, no one shall ever know the full truth of what happened on November 22, 1963, if I don’t talk. He begged the Warren Commission Members, Justice Earl Warren and Representative Gerald Ford to take him to Washington so he could speak freely. They refused, why? What did Jack Ruby really know that the Commissioners were afraid of letting public? What did J. Edgar Hoover hide and why? These Questions all end up centering on some very mysterious and ruthless figures all connected to Jack Ruby. Carlos Marcellio, Santos Traficanti, David Ferrie, Roselli, and more, names remembered in Mob history for sure. Did the Mob really kill Kennedy and get away with it? I think the evidence may show it did if the investigation can ever be pushed forward and the truth can come out to the American People. Fear divides and halts so many, that even today in 2012, the Mob is silent killer and controller of many things, yet, as we know it shall never disappear will it?
We all know Jack Ruby was from Dallas at the time of the Assassination in 1963. But where did Jack come from, who helped him pay his bills for his clubs and what the hell was all that phone activity on his phones prior to it happening? How did Jack Ruby end up in Dallas, when he was originally in Chicago, prior and running guns to Cuba? The answer to Kennedy’s Assassination is not through Lee Harvey Oswald it may indeed be through Jacob Rubinstien AKA Jack Ruby.
Ruby ran guns, did odd jobs and more in his younger days for people like Capone and others. He ran the books for horses, and got money from criminals to keep his clubs going. He messed up Chicago somewhere and was banished to Dallas for a mistake and told to run the clubs there. His reputation in Dallas was as a club owner and punisher, a man running strip clubs, why? History shows Jake Ruby ran guns to Cuba, dealt with Mob bosses left and right and at one time as being a strong man for some of them and an errand boy too. The solution to Kennedy’s Assassination is through Jack Ruby, the connections dangle off of Ruby in many ways, and do you really believe the nonsense statement of, I shot Oswald to save Mrs. Kennedy pain! Come on Ruby wasn’t emotional really he acted well at the time to preserve his own family and more. The truth needs told sometime, doesn’t it folks, are we really dumb enough to believe the Magic Bullet Theory, or the Lone Assassin Theory? How many Officers were in Dealy Plaza that day, how many radios were open and how many people on the grassy knoll ducked at the sound of gun fire and ran to the knoll verses the Book Depository that day in Dallas? Look at the films folks, look closely immediately after the shots where people run towards first. So many unanswered questions arise regarding that day in Dallas and the days following and years too. Who benefitted most from Kennedy’s death, well we can look there too. Lyndon B. Johnson became President, Carlos Marcellio stayed in the USA and got out of deportation, and Jimmy Hoffa rose to heights in the Unions and then disappeared for his big mouth. Silently across the America of the 1960s, mob bosses lived comfortably and without threat from Uncle Sam. Even Fidel Castro got stronger and steadier in Cuba, why? The decades have passed now and the records and files from Kennedy’s Assassination are still closed off to the public, they were sealed for fifty years after his death, why? What is hidden by the American Government, from the American People regarding Kennedy’s death and why? Will we ever know?
I hope some will comment and tell me what they think of the above lil story! Thanks to all who read this blog!
January 2014, I have produced a new little book on Amazon’s Kindle’s E-books and Create a Book. I call it Men Do Cry, it’s on sale at this link:
“Men Do Cry”
On Top of that my short story of the Antics of the crew of the U.S.S Dahlgren (DDG-43) When I served on it has sold 4 copies this month to former crew members. It can be found on Amazon’s Kindle E- Books also here:
A fun read about the antics of the crew, and life aboard a navy vessel. The author has a good sense of humor and made the words come alive. Review of my story,
As January rolls on, it is time today for my trip to Oncology at the Hospital to check my status as a lung cancer Patient and my blood work. Hopefully it shall tell me it has not returned and I do not need any chemo or radiation still. But the blood does tell is all I know, so I shall see. Also my wife is getting more biopsies done on her breast for her lung cancer and may lose a breast to make life more livable for her. These days we are the cancer surviving couple around town and to family and friends. We both are stubborn, ornery and never giving up, it’s us.
My Rant for today is on Governor Christie of New Jersey and his Bridgegate and now Storm Sandy misuse of funds. I don’t care how much you wanted reelected, or what you think you did so well running your state, much like President Nixon before you in the White House you have brought on your own downfall with all of this. To allow your staff to use your name to close the Washington Bridge for retaliation against a Mayor who wouldn’t back you is bullshit and cost an old woman her life maybe. Then, you go on to ask for, beg for and get relief funding for HUrricane Sandy for your state and people, yet use it to make a campaign ad for you and tourism in New Jersey while people need the money for home repairs and business repairs, come on now. Then you have the balls to stand before America and the people of your state and tell us you didn’t know what was happening in Bridgegate and you are ashamed it happened. Get off your big ass Christie and admit you knew and were involved and carry on and drop the bullshit ok, just drop the Presidential aspirations and move along ok. You won’t become President not with this record or do you think the American people will forget that easy and forgive?
Come this Weekend 4 teams remain in hunt for the Super Bowl Trophy and that is it.
AFC- The New England Patriots go to Denver to play the Broncos! This game will pit two of the leagues best Quarterbacks against one another one more time Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning will be the big story for all sports broadcasters to talk about. But in the end it will be either one defense or the other that determines the winner here. The defense that can best slow down the other teams offense is the one that wins, basically even Brady or Manning can not get things done if the cornerbacks and linebackers do their jobs right. The best coverage team for passing is New England I think, yet Denver has a great run defense. To win one team must be able to do both run and pass, it will probably be New England, they are better built for it all. So I say take New England in this one, because in a close game, they can still run, Denver can’t. This will be one hell of a ball game for football fans of all ages here!
NFC The San Francisco 49ers, go north from their home to face the Seattle Seahawks, in a game of younger Quarterbacks and great defenses. This battle will probably, determine who gets the Super Bowl trophy in my opinion. If Seattle’s defense plays up to speed and all out they will nail Kapernick in the back field more then once and contain him from running and I believe Gore will be held to under a hundred yards in Seattle. In the meantime, Wilson and his offense will throw at will in the short passing game underneath and outside, and then throw some running in to watch it pop the game open up the middle. In the end this game will more than likely be the closer of the two, yet, it will determine who wins it all in the League. I say this for one reason, defenses in this game on both sides are tough. If Seattle wins, either of the AFC Teams, New England or Denver will face defenses like they haven’t seen before. Seattle has the best defense of the final four here. If San Francisco wins then the AFC team will face a fast and decent offense. I would take Seattle here they will be home and ready under Pete carrol for the biggest battle of the teams history.
My Picks for the SuperBowl of 2014
Seattle vs. New England
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: Family & Relationships / Life Stages / General
This is a story of why men fight in society to hide their tears. And the societies that tell us not to cry need to know we must and so does everyone in the world!
Take one 1/2 lb slab of salmon
One half of lemon
And a half cup of toasted almonds.
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Lay the slab out on a flat pan,
Score the salmon in either direction or on a slant if you like
Squeeze lemon juice over the slab of salmon and soak it for 30 minutes in it
Next coat the salmon in Pam or other cooking spray
Crush the toasted almonds over the top of the salmon
Bake at 350 degrees in oven for 35 minutes and remove, one tasty salmon to eat for all!
I personally add steamed potatoes and steamed vegetable of some kind for a good supper. Enjoy folks and Hope you like it!
Today the National Football League begins it’s Divisional Round Playoffs, Last week I picked three out of the four winners in the wildcard round. The only surprise I received was the San Diego Chargers beating the Bengals.
This Weekends games will be, not as competitive in my mind, but we shall see.
Colts come to Patriots in New England—- Take the Patriots with 7 points.
San Diego goes to Denver—- take Denver at home with Manning throwing for 4 tds at least
NO Saints go to Seattle to play the Leagues best in the Seahawks— I would take the Saints here by 3
San Francisco goes to Carolina to face the Panthers— Take San Francisco here by 7
The AFC and NFC Championships should be interesting in any case, the remaining teams are fighters!
And away we go, towards the Superbowl!
Next some story links for all:
The Holy Land Murder [Kindle Edition]
William McCurrach (Author)
My Maria [Kindle Edition]
William McCurrach (Author)
Try it free
The Project Murders, in Broad-View Acres [Kindle Edition]
William McCurrach (Author)
21 Things you didn’t know before you were married!
1) Never ever mess with someone’s toothbrush!
2) Never forget if you’re a man to put the toilet seat down!
3) Never try to not fix something she wants done, she will get you till you do!
4) Never refuse to empty the trash!
5) Never forget you will have to go get her female pads!
6) Never say no to her, if you do the couch isn’t comfy!
7) Never think she will do the yard work, she will make you!
8) Don’t ask for sex once married she will tell you when!
9) Don’t expect her to do it all housework wise if you do it won’t be done!
10) If you buy a pet and it’s hers’ don’t expect her to feed it and water it or care for it, it’s your new, job!
11) She won’t let you forget to do the maintenance on her car, believe me!
12) Women never are ready on time for any appointment except bedtime!
13) If you think you swear bad or talk bad about women, and they say that about you, sneak into a Victoria Secrets Party they have and listen!
14) If your wife says you nasty for masturbating, she does too, but won’t t’ tell you!
15) Women hate porn, unless you include them in watching it!
16) When you have a child with a woman, do not try to calm her during delivery, if you do she will bite your head off!
17) Once married men, you better be ready to shop till you drop, if not you might as well stay single!
18) If before you married you took her dancing and now you don’t you better be prepared for divorce!
19) Never argue with a woman buying purses or shoes, you will lose!
20) If you think as the husband you can get a word in edge wise while she is talking and holding the floor, you better think again!
21) Don’t show your woman you can cook, if you do you just took it over!
These are some of the silly things you learn after marriage, when it is too late and you’re trapped and signed up for the long run. Check them out before you ask to get married, you never know what they will do next. And don’t try to predict about what they will do, if you do they will change it, just to prove your wrong!
Try it free
Wails of an Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Child [Kindle Edition]
William McCurrach (Author)
A Murder Mystery with a twist ending!
Another Day begins in 2014, and more keeps happening world-wide. Each day a new attack from someone on someone somewhere in the world. These who believe war will earn them something are wrong, unless that war is based on principles of peace and necessary. Sadly, we shoot each other and kill each other like fools over a border line, a religious quote, a belief, or in anger, each minute in the world someone dies, who shouldn’t due to it all. Wars are foolish, unnecessary, and ruthless, for more innocents get killed and all we do is watch in horror. America tries to defend and protect and police the world against evil, but in the end, ever the greatest nation in the world, must stop doing so and take care of its own people.
America is not made to police the world, but we are here as a country and people, because we believe in what is right and that all men are created equal. We believe there is no reason to attack another country just because of religious beliefs, or political differences, we do what is right and we may walk away from such people it is our right as a nation. Policing the world failed for us in Korea, it failed for us in Vietnam, it will fail where ever we try to do it, for we are not the world police folks, and people have differences we do not belong in. We use our military to influence and push other into a better direction, isn’t it time we realize, we can’t afford to keep doing so. Afghanistan, The Sudan, and others across the world call for our help knowing we have military might and political pull in the world, but is it time we stop, pulling others fat out of the fire so to say. What can we do is North and South Korea fight it out, nothing folks, we are too far away and too smart I hope to do that one again. If you want to help the world and the people in it Americans help the children who will one day be the leaders on the planet to understand and survive, so these wars will not happen again, educate, teach, live peace.
As 2014, goes further along we are now 5 days in, and I see no change in America’s stances on many things and yes, I am an American Disabled Veteran folks. I did my job for 16 years in the military lived my life my way and did as ordered. I firmly believe in America, protect, preserve and defend, I didn’t stay in the military for that long of a time to not care, I stayed in not for myself, but for the love I had for my family and friends back home here. Some Americans have the opinion that American Service members stay in just to retire and get the benefits from it, others do not understand, as military members we do our best to stay alive out there, but we do so for those we love back home. We get killed and hurt and injured, and then we come home to a country that has moved forward, elected a new President and been taken in a new direction, and we feel left out or lost, because we can’t assimilate to the society we left behind anymore. So we suffer depression, anxiety, pain each day and we smile through it all, until we feel abandoned and forgotten by the same people we fought to defend and protect. Then as the depression builds, in loneliness, one day they find us dead with a gun in one hand and our brains blown across some floor. This is what happens to men and women who serve who can’t live anymore because of PTSD, depression and anxieties and they can’t reach out and find a way to fit in anymore, because they are no longer equipped to do so. Sad isn’t it folks but true, look around and you will see us, struggling on a street corner, living in a cardboard box on a street alley, asking for donations so we can eat and sleep in warmth, heading to churches for help and to talk. We are Americas Veterans, we are the survivors of battles you all sent us in to fight, and we did so proudly, not for ourselves, but for Love, Honor, Country, Family and friends. So, when you walk into a Walmart, or shopping mall or plaza and see a scraggly person, in old uniforms or dressed in flags hobbling around and hurt, and hungry, many of them could be us, the Veterans you asked to serve and did so proudly only to come home and get overlooked.
I have other beefs and rants too of course as a man and a person, but none more than the above. I don’t agree with all that our country does, but I do have the following thing to say as a final rant for today. If America were to pull out of all war zones and battles and policing actions, bring home all weapons, military and money, and put it into the American Economy and making jobs for all and educating Americans, wouldn’t America be so much better off? Think of the money we spend to fight wars and police other nations and people and how many billions we use to do so and what it would do for our own economy and country if we invested in ourselves instead of it all? Amazingly, you would find an economy today that would be growing instead of puttering along, the jobs would open up more and the wheels would get greased that we need to fix, Obama Care, to fix Job Markets, to fix many things, yet we continue to fight wars for others! Sad aren’t we folks, we sometimes look too far outside and ignore what is inside our own country and needing help.
Ok, enough ranting today, it is Sunday a Fun Day as my baby sister always say, It’s a Sunday to pray as you please to what God you believe in, it’s a Sunday for family, friends and lovers to unite. It’s a Football Day in January with two games played yesterday and two more to go today for WildCard Weekend in The NFL. One thing Americans like to watch sports of all kinds, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, and more, yes even Golf, why I don’t know one whole of that one and I sleep. But, people are different every where ya go and we love our sports. So Sunday is usually sports day here in America, although the women hate us for it lol. We do it anyway, and love it us men at least. Traditions just die-hard for sure and we pass them to our children each day we live, this is just one of them.
My closing today is a little different folks, I as a Disabled Veteran believe in my country and our freedom of speech and appreciate it greatly. As all of us should for we fought for the rights we have long ago in history against the British and Won. I believe in our right to bear arms too, but, I don’t believe in the right to bear military weapons in our homes, on our streets or not protected and safety on and stored properly so our children will never get them. You want to hunt animals fine, you want to go shooting on a range fine, you have these rights, but you do not have the right to take a firearm to a public place and start shooting people because your mad or depressed or sick. We need stronger gun laws to protect our children, our citizens and more, not to protect the people who shoot people, Ok! Enough said!
Here in Connecticut, where I live, we got hit by Snow Storm Bethanny last night and into today. The Snow is not too bad but the cold is miserable and the winds and temps even worse. The wind picks it up and swirls it about and wham drifts occur making it harder to clear up in a driveway, walkway or yard. I have a snow Thrower/ Blower and believe me it will clean it all up as soon as I can with it. I do not have any intention of killing myself doing so, since I am now down one and one-third lung. Cancer does slow ya down folks believe me, but I am also a stubborn old sailor and I will not pay anyone 55 bucks a shot to clear my driveway when I own an Ariens Blower. Besides no one needs to go anywhere that bad around here.
I can remember when I was a kid back in the 1960s, and I would get dressed up grab a sled and off I would go, riding down hills every where we could. Laughing, and joking and so intent on who could reach the bottom first. Ah it was fun being a kid, making snow angels, having snow ball fights, riding sleds in the snow. Playing Baseball, Football in the backyards and fields, plus games like hide and seek, 1,2,3 Red Light, and even Army games. But those days are limited for all of us humans we grow up to be cynical, mean, bitches and bastards, who only worry about our ourselves and our own children. Yet the children don’t know the difference and still play and have fun and that is all a part of life. It’s something we pass down and kids learn easily and with laughter and tears sometimes. They don’t worry if they are white, black, hispanic, oriental or any other race or color, they just know it’s fun to play together. Funny how society is different when your young than when your older, kids become what we teach them to be folks, just like the snow when it falls, it does what mother nature tells it to do and cleans the planet to a holy white scene. Amazingly, we get along so much better as children then as adults on this planet, every wonder why? It’s easy folks, no matter who you are, you teach your children to be like you, to do and speak like you, instead of letting them grow on their own and find out alone, we warn them, we put our prejudices, our discriminations in their minds and push them to be scared of the others, to be fearful and to hate and dislike. We shouldn’t for like Hillary Clinton said, it’s takes a Neighborhood to raise a child and make the world better, we all need to be in the same one.
Today, is January 3rd, 2014, it’s cold, windy, snowy and it needs cleaned up outside. But in my heart is a warmth for the family, friends and grandkids I love best. As we get further into 2014 each day, I stop now, once a day and think of the loved ones and friends I have had, and wonder where are they now and are they all ok? Time makes us separate and move on as each part of our lives come and go, in stages. Yet, each of us can indeed look back and remember special loved ones, friends from each period or age time in our lives and smile at the memories. It, is folks what makes us all so human, we have emotions, we have minds, we have thought and yes memories of all kinds. Just, remember the good times folks, use the bad as a guidance to avoid and go on with life as 2014 will roll along, and make it a great New Year and new Life start fresh as the white virgin snow and build a new portrait on it.
Today is January 2nd 2014 a new day has dawned and I still remember January 2nd, 1982 when my first daughter Eileen Marie was born, pictured above. It was a balmy day in Virginia that day in Norfolk, as I walked her mother, my ex-up and down the streets to induce her to give birth. We chatted about family, life and having a baby. We walked for hours at a clip to get Eileen to come, she was stubborn then before birth and more so today I bet. Yet at 2;58 am on January, 2nd, 1982, she came into our lives, and we will always love her, no matter what she does.
Eileen Marie has her own attitudes, her own personalities and thank god, she got my looks not her moms. But that’s another story, she grew up after the divorce between her mom and I, raised by her Grandmother and Uncle and her mom flying in and out working everyday. She still has her anger towards the world and the fighting spirit she was born with, and is usually a straight shooter. I was proud of her the day she was born and i am proud of her today too, I keep telling her, you can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you stick to it, and she does.
I will love Eileen till the day I die, even if she gets angry at me at times and dislikes my views or opinions. She is my daughter and I hope she will know that forever more. I have a second daughter too, Leslie Ann, and love her and her family also just as much, each is an individual in their own right, a little different from the other, but still my girls. I love ya both Eileen and Leslie and Hope you both know it too.
Now with a new Year under way, snow storms coming in to wash away the odors and stinks of 2013, a new beginning is here. The world is fresh, but is it ready to move forward? Or will we face more wars, policing actions, fights and battles with fools who want to conquer all and make the world a sad place to live in? Lets hope not, let’s do what is right for our people, our country, and pull out of all wars, and use the money, materials, personnel and more to drive our economy, create jobs, and make America a place that is first in all.
When I was a child in the 1960′s I was born in 1956, the world was indeed a different place to live in. People would stop and help one another, whether it was to change a tire or an injury. It was what I called it, a we society then, where it was all for one and one for all. It changed in the 1980s to a me society, yes people running around saying I got mine, the hell with you, and has stayed that way since, sad isn’t it? Americans are not meant to be me people, we are meant to be we the people, not give me and the hell with you! Sad isn’t it, that we turned in that direction in the 1980s and never turned back?
As Obama Care rolls out and more and more Americans enroll in Health Care for all, lets hope it works for all not just the rich. Lets hope Congress has a brain enough among them to increase Unemployment for another 26 weeks, lets hope we can create jobs in many occupations and get our people back to work and to middle class levels everywhere here at home.
Congress needs to also address the Farm Bills that affect the cost of produce and dairy products. Don’t let milk got to 5 bucks a gallon, children need it to grow, don’t let farmers work themselves to death and have no income to survive and keep going. Fix it!
Last but not least today I want to mention the following; As a boy I had no women in my life who protected me or coddled me in anyway. My mother, didn’t do any of that.
But, as I grew older most of my friends are females and I had surrogate mothers and more so I am lucky as hell that way. I went from a loner boy, to a male surrounded by women in life. I have my daughters, my sister, my wife,roomers and more all females, old friends and more, and I thank God for all of Them.! So I am a lucky man in many ways, not only with the birth of my daughter, but with life in general. I write stories, poems, blogs people read. I have survived seizures, 199, by the age of 9 months old. beatings with pipes, two by fours and fireplace pokers, 2 years in an Institution I didn’t belong in, then 16 years of military life between three branch of service Army, Army National Guard and US Navy. I have survived also service injuries 6 herniated discs in my spine, sleep apnea, depression, anxiety and PTSD and now in 2013 I have survived lung cancer. I am indeed a Lucky Man. I love all my friends and family, my daughters, my wife and my life, God Bless all and Happy 2014!
The last day of 2013 has arrived folks, as we prepare for New Years Eve tonight and a New year tomorrow. we need to stop for a moment and look at where we are in life and in the world and all that happened before we start a new one. The world is a dangerous place for all to live and we Americans are the luckiest ones on it currently. We live in peace and we have choices and can vote for what we wish. we control our own destiny if we come together as a nation, throw aside who is what color, what race, what nationality and what party and learn that it takes all to make it work right!
I have lived now 57 years, and seen Presidents come and go, from Eisenhower to now Obama,seen wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan, seen economic boom to economic bust and still I am here and icking and soon to turn 58. I am entering now my downside of life, an age where many retire and disappear to hotter climates and warmer places and slowly fade into the past. Yet I wonder what more I shall live to see, an America with full health care for all, an America with all colors, races and nationalities and religions getting along would be nice. As I sit here and think back, I remember a lady in my old project neighborhood, her name I don’t remember her actions I do. It was the 1960′s before the March on Washington by Martin Luther KIng Jr. and it seemed to me as a little boy a simpler time than now. I was outside playing, I had a simple empty jar and I was chasing bees to catch them and look at them that day. As I went to close the cover on the jar, the bee escaped and stung me on my right hand and I cried out in shock and pain from it. Out rushed this nice, sweet lady who looked at me and helped me right away, she held my hand out and said watch this as I looked at her in amazement. She reached down and got a bit of mud out of the ground and packed it on my palm where I had been stung. One minute later, the stinger was out, my tears were dried and I was ready to play once more and I thinked her. I remember her big brown eyes, her smile at me and her friendly and kind nature. I was a white boy and she a black woman in her late forties. She didn’t have to help me back then for the division between colors and races was still in action, yet she did out of the bigness of her heart. And the warmth of her being shone through to me and we were friends from that day on till we moved. The point being this folks, it matters not what color, what nationality, whet religion if we care for one another as Americans we can do anything, together. I hope 2014 will bring that cooperation, friendliness and more back to America. Lord knows we all need it folks no matter what color we may be.
I have lived through attacks on America by others that took down the World Trade Towers in New York and stood still frozen in time as a plane went down near Pittsburgh, Pa. where my daughters lived and prayed they would not get killed. I have served my country as a soldier, national guardsman and in the end a sailor and seen the world. I have visited countries of wonder in Europe, The North Atlantic, South America and even the Bermudas, on active duty, and been fascinated by all the different people, the cultures and wonders of it all. I lived through 199 seizures in the first nine months of my life and survived, beating given to me as a child by abusing parents, fought through institutions to stay free. and survived. I survived my military life, with six herniated discs in my spine, depression, PTSD and Anxiety, and much more. I have recently survived lung cancer in 2013, having a lobe and one third removed from my right lung, to remove the cancer. I am a lucky man in many aspects and I know it. So, when I say this I mean it America, 2014 must bring peace and get us out of wars, it must bring peace between the races, and nationalities of America and we must all move forward to improve this country, it’s economy and how we care for one another. America is indeed the shinning beacon it once was before if we make it so people, we the Americans can do it!
The one thing we all need to do, no matter what race, color or nationality may be or religion, is to stop policing other nations and fighting their wars for them. we can’t keep spreading our forces around the world policing nations that don’t want us there and spending what wed on’t have to defend others. We need that cash, our people, and our weapons and money at home and added to our economy to create new jobs for all, to pay for the unemployed and to help healthcare for all to get underway. I hope and pray 2014 will be so much better for all of America, and all Americans everywhere. May Peace reign and may mankind discover, it’s better to love than hate one another!
Happy New Year To All!
30th of December 2013, is here, the day begins in darkness for me, I awoke at 6 am you see. As I sit here and think back on the year I start to think of what people live through. We live through pain, suffering, hopes and joys, thoughts and things made up by little girls and boys. We live on dreams for the future and try to forget the past, but are we all living too damn fast?
2013 had flown on by for me with all that has happened in the world. One day after another followed by stories of murders and murderers who get off on killing people and escaping the justice system in the world. We see leaders of countries killing their own off one by one or in mass amounts, we see disease and more come invade people’s bodies and countries, yet no one has the solutions so people die in mass amounts. Why? Balance ladies and gentlemen, balance, the human equation and the planet’s too, say we must balance things or all be through. The polar ice caps melt each day at a faster rate than ever before, due to mankind’s lack of respect or care for the planet and the atmospheric system we live in that is so fragile indeed. The atmosphere is slowly disintegrating, the water sof the world rise each day and year, closing off land masses where humans must live. yet we continue to pollute, destroy and hard the planet that sustains and keeps our beings alive each day, why?
Here is a few other thoughts about 2013 for all to think about. 1) Do we follow our leaders blindly and let them lead us into wars and disasters for all. The wars of the world are based on political bullshit and differences no man should be killing each other over at all. What would happen I ask if the Jews and Arabs all found they came from the same one day in the near future and they just actually broke off from one another over religious beliefs, not political ones? Be amazing wouldn’t it to see, that indeed no matter what religion or background or heritage we may be, we are all indeed related as human beings and intermixed without knowing it! 20 What if the whole world had Health care for all, paid for by all of humankind to help one another survive? Could that happen yes, would it no, for we let personal and political bullshit get involved and fight one another.
What if we all pulled back the troops, weapons and fighting between each race, country and each other and found common ground, could mankind eventual save the planet and itself by using the combined intelligence of all the people in the world to preserve the plants? I bet we could, if we just stop being assholes to one another, and really start listen and give each other respect instead of hate!
Has anyone ever realized, Orson Wells, the writer, producer, director of movies and books fame actually gave us a solution to saving mankind before we self destruct decades ago? He produced the story and movie of War of The Worlds and talked about aliens invading the earth, at sometime in the future. If you watch the story closely and pay attention, all humanity at first goes into a panic scared shitless by the invaders. But than they realize to survive they must band together to save the human race and face off the invaders as one race, the earthlings who belong here. Amazingly, there is the blueprint to save humanity, it’s planet andour way of life, by making sacrifices to battle what we can as one. Interesting isn’t it folks?
To the countries like the United States,who hold nuclear weapons in their arsenal to protect their own or to retaliate, I say, there is no more reason for them and they should be banned and disassembled and that includes, Russia’s our own, and any other country that has them too. If one man pushes a nuke button and launches at another the world would be done in less then 15 minutes and all of us as the human race would be gone, leaving a shell of a planets behind. is that what we intend to do here on Earth folks, if so, ya better find a new planet fast!.
So, as we now head into 2014, in about 48 hours or so, we should think about all of this and more. Is having a political difference or a religious difference enough to kill humanity itself off and destroy the planet we live on? I think not, so wake up folks. 2014 is a coming, can we make a Resolution that says, no matter what color,race, heritage, religion or beliefs we may be or have, we are all mankind and we need to get along and together to save the planet and the human race!
A fun read about the antics of the crew, and life aboard a navy vessel. The author has a good sense of humor and made the words come alive. Review of my story,
Hanging in Dealy Plaza: Murder Mystery
Authored by Mr. William McCurrach
List Price: $5.50
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Black & White on White paper
ISBN-13: 978-1494362133 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
BISAC: Drama / General
The story of a Hanging from the same window in the Texas School Book depository JFK was !shot from