There is no better high than discovery. E. O. Wilson
Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he has been called the world’s leading expert.
Wilson has been called “the father of sociobiology” and “the father of biodiversity“, his environmental advocacy, and his secular-humanist and deist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters. Among his greatest contributions to ecological theory is the theory of island biogeography, which he developed in collaboration with the mathematical ecologist Robert MacArthur, which was the foundation of the development of conservation area design, as well as the unified neutral theory of biodiversity of Stephen Hubbell.
It’s amazing how the biggest things in our lives – when we’re around the fireplace and talking about them when we’re older – the things that matter the most to us start off amazingly small and in a humble way. Frankie Ballard
Frank Robert Ballard IV (born December 16, 1982) is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released two albums each for Reprise Records and Warner Bros. Records, and has charted eight singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (November 9 [O.S. October 28] 1818 – September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.
His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman’s Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
I picked this quote mostly because the word Avidity, a word I did not know about before. I actually had to look up which is a rarity for me and wonderful to learn something.
Wearing underwear on the outside of your clothes can turn a tedious trip to the store for a forgotten carton of milk into an amusement park romp. Patch Adams
Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he organizes a group of volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns in an effort to bring humor to orphans, patients, and other people.
Adams is currently based in Urbana, Illinois. In collaboration with the institute, he promotes an alternative health care model not funded by insurance policies. As of April 2015, he serves on the Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States as “Assistant Secretary of Health for Holistic Health”.
It is completed, and at Smashwords.com.
Now maybe I can get back to a little bit of occasional original content on Saturdays.
A little background, this book started out a little while after my book Scouts Out. Scouts Out was getting a little boring so I tried a little short story of this renegade who did not want to be a part of the Fleet, and the story grew from there into Disconnect. So this book took almost as long as Scouts Out to finish (about twenty years). Was there years I did not do anything with it? Of course, but it is finished, and out there for the world to either criticize, love or most likely just ignore.
Scouts Out will be getting a new cover soon and I will be turning it into a podcast for your listening pleasure, I will keep you posted on that. If you like the cover send a nice note to my artist, Graham Kennedy at GKillus@aol.com or Graham Kennedy Illustration @ Facebook.com
(Sorry for no Movie Speech today, just wanted to get the announcement out there.)
Beginning on 8/23/2014 I will be trying something new, every Saturday I will be posting a new piece in the newest category Travel and Diversions. I posted my first unknowingly about my trip to Red Bank, New Jersey and my time in Kevin Smith’s comic book store, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Then because I have not been posting much original content lately I decide to challenge myself with something new and different (like the chapter a week of story of the Disinclined Purveyor of Sequential Art).
I grew as a writer while working on that and it made me stick to a deadline, so I will try again starting next week when I write about the lobby of the Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge.
Now available at Smashwords.com
You can preview 20% of it before buying it.
No need to read Scouts Out, the first book in the Outfitters Universe, to understand Q Runner.