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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Count Your Blessings

21st July 2016
Hay David,

It looks like you’ve been going through some bad things lately, and it’s not all that much my business, but you put it out there for me to see. I’m a fellow struggling with health issues and I think I get something out of your videos. That makes it only right that I try to give you something out of my experience.

The internet is a cesspool of hatred and would be experts who think they know more than you because they read a book. It’s like when I drag my three bills to the gym and get some six bill chick who smells like pudding and B.O. tell me that I’m doing it wrong. The only thing is that there are a few dozen people at the gym and thousands on the net.

You gave me the advice “Stay strong, stay safe, stay focused”. Well, that’s not easy when I have a nose full of B.O. and Pudding is it? It’s just as hard when some troll gets up on me and says I shouldn’t show my fat pig face on YouTube. When people get on me like that I remember what you said, and I don’t let it get to me.

David, you got a shout out from Phil. That’s like getting knighted by the King of the internet. If he gave me a shout my problems would be over. You don’t need YouTube, you still have a job. Me, the last place I worked refuses to tell me why I got canned or even when.

Count your blessings, bro, you could be in my shoes,

Richard Leland Neal

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jailby Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee: Book Review

I ran into this volume at the used book store some years ago and on the advice of a professor took to "read every play you can get your hands on and watch every play you can afford to see". I can say I'm glad I read this play.

'The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail' is a fictional account of moments and contemplation in the life of Henry David Thoreau. It serves to humanize the writer and bring him closer to modern ideas such as war, racism, and violence.

Where as this needs a large company of actors to be produced it is a good read as a piece of literature. I also believe there is a restriction against professional companies producing this work.

All and all, I recommend this work for anyone who likes to think. 

Who should read this book? Thinkers 

Books Read: 26 of 5,000

Pages 98

Total Pages Read for 'The 5,000 Project' 6,133

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Book Review 'Stardrift (Nail Down the Stars)'ByJohn Morressy

'Stardrift' or 'Nail Down the Stars' by John Morressy is a cold war fiction novel about an orphan who runs off and joins the circus. He changes his name at every landfall to hide from the men who killed his parents.
This is a book about the loss of human knowledge and the fear of nuclear war. We are left with the questions of 'what happened to the earth?' and 'What will become of humanity?' This is a haunting story of misinformation and fear as much as it is a bleak view of the human animal.
I have to say I liked this book but still understand why it wasn't very popular.

Who should read this book: Sci Fi geeks. 

Books Read 25 of 5,000

Pages 189

Total Pages Read for 'The 5,000 Project' 6,035