Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Veteran's Day, Moving On After the Election, Writers Village University

Veteran's Day today in the USA. Thank you veterans! 

On Veteran's Day we honor those who gave their lives in service to our country and say a huge thank you to veterans for their service.
Thank you Vets!

Flag of the United States of America
Photo by J.Q. Rose
Hello and welcome to the J.Q. Rose blog.

I'm writing this blog post a little later than usual because I know on this day, the results of the election of the President of the United States is on everyone's mind, Americans as well as the whole world. If I didn't mention it, I would feel like we were trying to ignore the elephant in the room. (Hmmm--I didn't think about the elephant as the symbol of the Republican party until now.)

Pastor Laurie Haller is a woman I admire very much. She wrote the following on her Facebook page--"My prayer this morning is that our country will rally around, support, and work together with our new president, Donald Trump, to continue our national legacy of liberty and justice for all." This is my prayer for our country too.

In President Obama's speech in the Rose Garden during lunch time here he asked "Americans to move forward with the presumption of good faith in fellow citizens." and  "those who are disappointed should not give up on their dreams."

Both the President and Mrs. Clinton assured us the transfer of the Presidency will be done peacefully--a "hallmark of democracy"-- as it has been done throughout the USA's history 

No matter who won the highest office in the land, our lives will move forward. I still plan to keep writing and releasing the book I am working on now, I plan to enjoy the upcoming holidays, and we just ordered tickets for the Pirate Invasion and Gasparilla Parade in Tampa on January 28. You can bet we'll be there joining in the fun in our pirate costumes.

We cannot wallow in the mud we unwillingly had to endure thanks to this vicious campaign. We won't forget it, but we must shower off, start fresh and adjust to reality. 

President and Mrs. Clinton wore purple today as a symbol of the red for the Republican party and blue for the Democratic party mixed together to make purple. We must get together to build a bright future for everyone. And we can!

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Any writers remember using this machine??

On Sunday evening, you bet I'll be at Writers Village University as a guest speaker online. This "Village" was founded in 1995--writers helping writers.

I am honored to have been invited and look forward to meeting everyone.
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Squeeeee---getting closer to Books We Love re-issuing my e-book, Dangerous Sanctuary, formerly Coda to Murder. Watch for info next week!!


Juneta key said...

Well said and God Bless.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Helena Fairfax said...

Well said, JQ. And I love your new title. Looking forward to seeing the new cover!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Juneta. God bless America too.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Helena. I love the new cover. The publisher is tweaking it a bit now. Getting excited to share it with everyone.

Marsha said...

Very nicely said, JQ. I'm not quite there yet. I'll get there, but not yet. I'm already hearing about bad things happening in the LGBT community because some people feel the president-elect in his behavior during the campaign gave them permission to gay bash. I take comfort in the fact the majority of Americans (despite the electoral college) voted for inclusion and justice, not hate and fear. I've shared your post because it's very uplifting. :)

Susan Bernhardt said...

I still also plan to keep writing the book I am working on. And I plan to enjoy the upcoming holidays as well.

I wish you only the best, J.Q. Best wishes with your upcoming book. :)

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Marsha. I wrote this from my heart. Thank you for sharing.

J.Q. Rose said...

Wonderful Susan! I like to look at a glass as half full, not half empty. Thank you for your best wishes.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Beautiful post. I pray for peace in America. And love, instead of hatred.

J.Q. Rose said...

I'm with you, Beverly. Thank you.

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