“March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers”
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian and the first month to have the length of 30 days. April is commonly associated with the season of spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in parts of the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to October in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.
Notable April Calendar Date: April 15 – TAX DAY (U.S.)
Many United States residents mark Tax Day as the deadline to file their income tax details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The date is usually on or around April 15. However, this deadline may be extended to accommodate holidays or extreme weather conditions.
- National Library Workers Day (United States) (Tuesday of National Library week, April 4)
- National Bookmobile Day (Wednesday of National Library week, April 5)
- National Library Workers Day (United States) (Thursday of National Library week, April 6)
- National Poetry Month
- National Poetry Writing MonthIn honor of National Poetry Month here is a poem written by me and featured in a poetry album decades ago.
For Carole Louise Hein Whenever there would seem to be A serious argument between you and me Or to ease the pain of a fight And make the ugly seem the right I never had a love before That I could pamper, love, adore... I thought you understood Those times that things weren't going good You did For awhile It would always make you smile We'd make up and forget the night before Those times I'd bring a pink carnation to your door You said, "No man ever loved me before." And I could see It wasn't that you didn't love me They ceased to erase the pain Those pink carnations I brought to your door All the hours and money spent Buying flowers to hide mistakes I never meant If only I had spent more time In loving you Maybe you would now be mine.
Snowing heavily. What else is there to do but sit in front of the fireplace and watch the National Championship Game: Gonzaga Leads North Carolina at Halftime 35-32
Is it summer yet? Tarheels won.
As I have posted the last six months on Facebook, the lines between truth and fiction, (FAKE NEWS IS HATE NEWS) has become so blurred we don’t know what or who to believe anymore. If its GOP and Trump- they’re lies – if it’s progressive LIberal Loons- it’s truth. Time magazine, an enemy of this administration suggests there is a difference between “spyin” and “lyin.”
NO. There is not.
The simple truth is politicians have been telling “LIES” as long as there have been politicians. Trump is not the only president who treats the truth as a toy- they all do it. Even Boy Scout Ronald Reagan. And in all reality- Trump is probably less quilty of lying to the American people than Bill Clinton or George W. Bush did. At least Trump is working earnestly, despite the efforts of his ASSHAT enemies to keep his campaign promises. ALL OF THEM.
Holier than thou news outlets like CNN, TIME others suggest that only they are telling you the truth- not their competitors- not the politicians- as a retired newspaper executive I can tell you folks that all news outlets LIE for purposes of power, ratings, view-shares. (I discuss this in my novel KUN LUN). So Time, when you point the finger at Trump- it’s like pot calling the kettle black. HYPOCRITES.
NOTE TO TIME: Your readers don’t care about what you as journalists think, but rather what you, as a news organization, can find out about the truth. Truth is a two-edged sword. Just because Time or CNN says it’s the truth does not mean it’s the truth- it’s your truth, you use for your own political agenda. To oust an unpopular president, politician, Hollywood celeb like Mel Gibson. Attack News IS NOT journalism, it’s propaganda, the kind the NAZIS used during WWII. Time or CNN vision of what America should become is not my vision- is not the only vision. Time has been going down the toilet for decades. The only way they can now attract readership is propaganda and sensationalist, FAKE NEWS. Fake News is “hate” news.
Time, CNN, must be held to a highed standard by government and the FCC, FTC and other agencies that regulate news and broadcasting. Americans deserve unbiased news, opinions are for editorials NOT news article. The five W’s (who, what, where, why, and when) not Time or CNN opinion of what the news story should be.
Susan Rice bombshell breaking today is proof that the Obama adminstration spied on Trump campign as much as six-months before the election. That is truth. Your opinion of Trump, how he got elected (which was legally and by the book) and his job perfromance are NOT the truth- its your opinion and as we all know:
OPINIONS ARE LIKE ASSHOLES.
EVERYBODY HAS ONE.
Now that we’re well into 2017- over the summer I will be taking these books off the backburner, dusting them off, and reworking them.
Simple advice? Maybe…but we all need things…so think about this one carefully!
Companies and people with a purpose beyond making money, often do better than those that don’t. When YOU are not the one of focus, but the consumer is you will thrive if your purpose is beyond profit.
“It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not and nor should it be.”
~ Richard Branson
Enjoy April and don’t forget to take an umbrella.