Village Books & Music pop-up store to open at Ward Village – Pacific Business News

Shop local for books and music, and support our libraries!

https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2021/02/23/ward-village-pop-up-music-and-books-store-opens.html

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You can also read local authors and support the Aina Haina and Kapolei Public Libraries by buying the newest Hawaii Fiction Writers’ anthology, Kissing Frogs and Other Quirky Fairy Tales. It’s fun and funny!

Another of my AWESOME stories is PUBLISHED!

Yes! In the latest Hawaii Fiction Writers group anthology, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library chapters at Aina Haina Library and Kapolei Public Library:

Kissing Frogs and Other Quirky Fairy Tales

Thank you, editors extraordinaire Michael, Gail and Carol Catanzaritti (in memoriam).

While mine (“The Disrespectful Prince and The Frog”) is (as always) AWESOME, there are 25 other beautiful, funny, clever and nearly-awesome retellings of fairy tales along the lines of the old Fractured Fairy Tales cartoons.

So buy yourself a copy, buy your friends copies, buy your exes copies, buy your enemies copies, buy copies and donate them to your local school and prison libraries. And rejoice in great stories and in being an Official Goodness on the Face of the Earth™ for supporting our libraries!

Hey, do a good thing for yourself, your friends and Hawaii literacy!

Go buy yourself – or your friends and family and teachers and coworkers and bosses and so on and so forth et al etc. – their own copy of this AWESOME book filled with AWESOME mystery stories carefully handwritten by AWESOME local writers (such as myself, of course).

Dark Paradise: Mysteries in the Land of Aloha

You and those to whom you give a copy will not only be lucky, blessed and prosper in the coming year, you will also support the efforts of Hawaii Literacy because all proceeds go to help fund their efforts.

So go buy copies and make YOURS and THE LIVES OF OTHERS AWESOME!!!

Found something that applies to life in some stories about afterlives

Just finished reading SUM Forty Tales From The Afterlives by David Eagleman. It has forty short, humorous, and witty stories from the “afterlives” (for there are more varieties of after-lifes than any particular religion might have taught.)

This excerpt is from the story “Oz”, in which only the courageous in the afterlife can see God face-to-face:

“A great journey awaits. Along the way you face fears and conquer them, identify streams of self-doubt and ford them, discern the peaks of your arrogance and descend them, spot the clouds of self-pity that hang over you and hike out from under them. By the time the road ends, you emerge with renewed confidence – ready, you believe, to meet your maker, to face the face, to perceive a glimpse of the mastermind who crafted the masterpiece.”

To me, the first two sentences seem to be great advice for our present life. You will “emerge with renewed confidence,” ready to succeed at whatever you set out to do, regardless of whether or not you think there is an afterlife.

So be brave and walk your journey, for greatness awaits you!