#Bookreview – Subject A36 by Teri Polen

This could be real now, if not then it won’t be long!

What Amazon says

If genetic engineering could guarantee you and your family perfect health and unparalleled beauty, would you pay top dollar for it? Would you kill for it?

Residents of the Colony would. And do.

Only the Insurgents can stop them.

Seventeen-year-old Asher Solomon is a premier operative with the Insurgents. He and his team have rescued countless hostages, saving them from painful deaths in Colony labs as desirable genetic traits are stripped from their bodies.

He’s also suffered more losses than anyone should have to.

Then Asher gets intel that might give his people the upper hand. The Colony is searching for Subject A36. If the Insurgents determine the subject’s identity first, they might be able to turn the tide of the war.

Asher and his team embark on their riskiest mission ever, and the stakes have never been higher. But even if he survives the physical dangers…

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goodnight, good sir.

It’s a sad day for freethinkers everywhere

I didn't have my glasses on....

RIP to *Sir Ken Robinson, an eloquent and indefatigable defender of the role of the arts and creativity in education. His TED talks made him world-famous—his presentation called “Do schools kill creativity?” remains the most popular TED talk of all time, and he wrote widely, including major books on creativity in 2001 and 2015. Robinson was knighted in 2003 for his distinguished career in service to the arts.  He was a staunch critic of standardized tests and compliance-based classrooms, and an unapologetic champion of every kind of creative endeavor—from theater, to music, film, painting, dance, and everything in between. He died peacefully yesterday at the age of 70, after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. His voice will be greatly missed. – Edutopia

“the answer is not to standardize education,

but to personalize and customize it to the needs of each child and community.

there is no…

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From Roy Murry, a Review

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – August 14th 2020- Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

I was asked back to Sally’s for another night on the microphone. Thank you for the opportunity.

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Author Daniel Kemp keeps us entertained daily on Facebook with his witty jokes and funny images.. by popular request he is back to do another open mic night for us here today.

And to finish up.

A young woman visits her parents and takes her fiancé to meet them. After an elaborate dinner, the mother tells her husband to find out about the young man. The father invites the fiancée to his man cave for a drink.

“So what are yer plans?” The father asks the young man.
“I am a Cambridge scholar.” He says.

“A Cambridge scholar, hmmm,” the father says. “Admirable, but what will ye do til provide a nice hoose for my daughter til live in as she is accustomed to?”
“I will study,” the young man said, “and God will provide for us.”

“And how will ye buy her a beautiful engagement ring, sich as she…

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#Coverreveal – Hiding Cracked Glass by James J. Cudney

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A fantastic new book by James J. Cudney

James J. Cudney has a sequel to his book, Watching Glass Shatter, coming out on the 8th of October 2020. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2461492721?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2461492721?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2461492721?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

The new book is called Hiding Cracked Glass and sounds very exciting. Isn’t this cover just amazing!

About Hiding Cracked Glass

An ominous blackmail letter appears at an inopportune moment. The recipient’s name is accidentally blurred out upon arrival. Which member of the Glass family is the ruthless missive meant for?

In the powerful sequel to Watching Glass Shatter, Olivia is the first to read the nasty threat and assumes it’s meant for her. When the mysterious letter falls into the wrong hands and is read aloud, it throws the entire Glass family into an inescapable trajectory of self-question. Across the span of eight hours, Olivia and her sons contemplate whether to confess their hidden secrets or find a way to…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – July 31st 2020- Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

A small collection of jokes generously put together by Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra

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Author Daniel Kemp keeps us entertained daily on Facebook with his witty jokes and funny images.. by popular request he has agreed to do another open mic night for us here today.

Memory loss

Don’t let them take the temperature on your forehead as you enter the supermarket, because it erases your memory. I went for a bottle of milk and bread and came home with a case of lager and a bottle of wine.

Best seats in the house

An usher at a movie theatre notices a customer laying across three seats near the back of the theatre.

He tells the customer that he can only take up one seat. The customer justs moans and rolls his eyes.

The usher goes to get his supervisor who also tells the customer he must only take one seat or he will call the police. Once again the customer justs moans and…

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Freedom

Freedom

 

 

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Nothing in life was, or will ever be, free.
Your freedom was lost for eternity.
Everyone pleads— “It was too late. It’s too little. We want more.
Our constitution allows us to start a war.”

Was it you who first held out your hand?
For the freedom that from your palm fell like sand.
Are you now waiting in line for the next free bus
With no feeling of being anxious?

The virus hits the poor more than the rich.
They can make money from your shite in the ditch.
I hear a ‘DEAL’ has been made for a vaccine.
So we’ll be saved if the price is right and we’re not mean.

There is no magic cure nor a paradise.
For your freedom comes with an ever-increasing price.
That price can never be paid,
No matter what freedom you demand on your crusade.

© 2020, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved.

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Ellison Cooper: Cut to the Bone

What sounds like a very interesting story.

Auntiemwrites Crime Review-Mystery Author M K Graff

Ellison Cooper’s Sayer Altair series calls on her own experience with neuroscience, as a murder investigator, and as a certified K9 Searach and Rescue Federal Disaster worker to inform the series with a high degree of authenticity.

She returns with the third in the series, Cut to the Bone, an original story with the kind of didn’t-see-it-coming twists that will startle readers.

Sayer is still grieving for her dead fiance’and building her reputation with her work into the minds of serial killers for the FBI, as she builds her little untraditional family in Washington DC and its environs.

When she’s called to the scene of young girl’s body, left inside a circle of baboons by the Einstein Memorial outside the National Academy of Sciences.

It isn’t long before Sayer and her team, with several returning and interesting characters, learn that just hours before, the victim was one student on…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – July 3rd 2020- Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

From a wholehearted lady and special friend. Thank you, Sally!

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Author Daniel Kemp keeps us entertained daily on Facebook with his witty jokes and funny images.. by popular request he has agreed to do another open mic night for us here today.

This was never going to end well!

A Welshman, an Englishman, and an Irishman were being chased by Farmer Giles with a shotgun. After 10 minutes of running, they spotted a barn and ran inside.

Once inside they each hid in an old sack against the barn wall. The farmer went into the barn but did not see where they went, he was about to turn back when he saw three suspicious-looking sacks. He walked forward and prodded the first sack with his gun. The Englishman inside said… ”Meow’.’

“Just cats,” he thought.

He then prodded the second sack. The Welshman, hearing how the Englishman got off said… ”Woof’.’

“Just dogs,” he thought.

As he walked towards the…

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The Man Nobody Could Mend

The Man Nobody Could Mend

From the days that lasted forever
To the nights he begged would end.
From the boy who never worried,
To the man that nobody could mend.

After the memories all collided
They gathered in the corners of the mind.
No sense they made in the darkness
Leaving the soldier unassigned.

It left only one avenue open
It’s a matter of honour you understand.
That those trained to take a life
Treat it like waves washing over the sand.

Only God can count the grains of sand.
And it’s He who can count the dead.
But His eyes are shut and His ears are closed,
To the gun that’s echoing inside my head.

 

One bullet in the chamber

Five clicks of the trigger were heard.

Death waiting inside a barrel

The gun jammed; life is so absurd!

 

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