Don’t Ask

biffar-doors-high-security-district-small-12820PHASE 1 – It might be easier to walk into the White House without appointment than into the 99c Store’s restroom on Harbor. It took two representatives, one out loud call on the store’s microphone, one guy from the loading section in the back and an angry security lady to finally open that door that had a 9 digit pass.
I felt honored. 
PHASE 2 – While inside, another victorious elderly lady with a walker stepped in the high security area next to me. When she kindly asked for some toilet paper, “If you, by any chance, have some to spare.” She stretched her hand under the little wall between stalls, and I handed her the treasure.
Sharing with others brings joy.
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Dang! Crack That Walnut

If I say I’ve self published 8 children’s books( google my name on Amazon in books)  and did a 50,000 word novel (still in work) in the past 18 weeks, you’ll label me as crazy. And that’s correct.

If I’d say sometimes I’m tired, you might believe me. But there is a fantastic spring of stories in my pockets and when they well up, I get on my laptop to collect the juice- it’s that easy.

There are days when I don’t get out of the house, but only to pick up the daily paper from the driveway. And there are mornings when I take a tour of our neighborhood in SoCal in my slippers, talking to the dog walkers, greeting people while passing by their house, praying loudly in my native Romanian language and picking up oranges I find on the sidewalk from the orange trees around.

This brings me back when I was little and used to collect walnuts wherever these trees were on my strolls. I would stop and crack them with a rock right there under the tempting tree.

What was I saying?  Dang!

 

Pepper and the Man with the Shack – chapter book

If your children like adventures, you can get the story here. http://www.amazon.com/Pepper-Man-Shack-Series-Volume/dp/1493516396/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382977087&sr=8-1&keywords=Pepper+and+the+man+with+the+Shack

Cover Pepper 2

Children’s Picture Book on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Down-Chimney-Penguin-Rodica-Iova/dp/1492879606/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382320653&sr=1-1&keywords=down+the+chimney+penguin+joeimage (1)