Alternate Lifestyles of the Poignant & Under-represented Free-thinking Abunders

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A poignant life is an under-represented life. Because to not have poignancy is an easier gradient for living. Preconceived notions are the staple of a non-poignant life. Carthage is filled with non-poignant lives nearly to the brim. It isn’t so much the ideology – philosophy – theosophy as much the fretfully ordinate adherence to senior high theatrics that bleed into every pore of what is a town of potential.

There is an alternative through free-abundant thought . . . being an “abunder,”(a Donna invented word © protected) if also a naturalist with ethical underscores . . . is a new reality on the horizon of hope.

This is why our transitory town is in a state of flux – not aeon – reality flux. The truth of Heavenly Father is he is not in one jar on one corner for a few parishioners – perhaps the multitude of churches for…

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Local traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor releases children’s book series

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Local publisher, DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., has developed a children’s disability awareness shelf and signed, “TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons.” Book one, “Raking Grandiflora Magnolia Leaves” released 20 March 2021 and J.R. Hatcher’s newest release is slated for a 1 June 2021 appearance, titled: “TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons: Dealin’ with Bullies.”

About the Author:

J. R. Hatcher is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor who is sensitive to the realities of disabilities and community awareness. His personal story is interesting but his focus is on helping to educate the public, and children in particular, regarding the realities of a TBI survivor. He resides in North Carolina with his two dogs and cats and family.

About the Book:

TBI Guy’s Learnin’ Lessons: Raking Grandiflora Magnolia Leaves by J. R. Hatcher – a work-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor – is a humorous series for children that share the life and times…

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The Craftsman Debacle

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After sixty years, a Rabbi decides to retire.

Taking the box of foreskins he has collected over the years of doing circumcisions, he goes to a leather goods manufacturer and says to the man, “Can you do anything with these?”

The man says, “No problem, come back in two weeks.”

After two weeks the rabbi returns to the shop, and is presented with a wallet. In total dismay, he says to the craftsman, “After sixty years, the best you can do is a wallet?”

The man replies, “Don’t worry, just rub it a few times and it will grow into a suitcase.”


Humor is always a good opener.

So . . . we purchased a Craftsman’s Shed with a Workbench that was professionally installed on our property on 24 December 2020 (same day as purchase). We asked the owner for a Christmas Miracle and he delivered – kudos to…

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Book Releases 2021 . . .

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Check it out a slew of new book releases by DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. ( in consortium with dpInk Ltd. Liability Company ( . . . who provides back end development . . . such as articles, booklets, brochures, business development, capture administration, grants and federal proposals, marketing and promotions, press releases, proposal solution architecture (federal, state, local), and website content, design and development, etc.

There’s more to come! These are diverse and entertaining titles from our selection of authors under our imprints:

  • 2nd Spirit Books – LGBTQ
  • Beat Deep Books – Entertainment
  • Ironmantle Books – Romance
  • Katsujinken – Weaponry
  • Laughingcleaver Press – Comedy, Humor, Satire
  • Little Buggy Productions – Children’s Books
  • Moondust Media – Dramatic Works
  • Nocturnum’s Muse – Horror and Mystery
  • Pashar’s Sage Press – Non-fiction
  • Thunderforge Pubs – Fantasy and Science Fiction

If you have a book idea write to:

If you’d like to have something developed…

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I’m happy . . .

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Just a little breathe of fresh air – the past few posts have been sooooo weighty and, well, here’s a positive note. IT IS SPRING!

I tend to notice happiness over negativity in life as a rule – so thought I’d break up this series of droll realities and add a note of HAPPY! HAPPY SPRING! HAPPY DAY!

Have a blessed and entertaining day! BE HAPPY!!!!! And, don’t let the negativity get to you.

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Review: Illustrated Tales for the Easily Entertained by Wayne Tatum

Review of Author Wayne Tatum’s newest release, “Illustrated Tales for the Easily Entertained.”


Illustrated Tales for the Easily Entertained

By: Wayne Tatum

225 pages (paperback edition)


If you have previously peered at my reviews, you’ve likely read my impression of Quarantina by Wayne Tatum. I’m thrilled to share that Mr. Tatum has another novel, Illustrated Tales for the Easily Entertained, and it’s one you can’t miss out on!

Illustrated Tales for the Easily Entertained is exactly what the title insinuates, and it was a perfect fit for me. Composed of twelve short stories, the comedic quality shines through impeccably with a taste of occasional crude humor that will leave your need for a laugh satisfied. It was difficult for me to choose a favorite from the set of twelve, but Humpy the Couch was one that I’m still thinking about!

Something that I find continuously impressive about Mr. Tatum’s writing is that he possesses the ability to paint perfect scenery, even…

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Prejudicial Treatment in Public Places is against the Civil Rights Act and Equal Protection Laws.

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In North Carolina if is often said, “Well, they own the business . . . they can restrict who comes into their establishment.” Actually, the law says otherwise. And, expressly, the restauranteer or bar establishment . . . it really is not, “Well, it is my place I can ban anyone I want.”

Not true says the law: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibits restaurants from refusing service to patrons based on race, color, religion, or national origin and/or beliefs or system of beliefs and/or friends / associations (updates since 1964). In other words, restaurants do not have a constitutional right to refuse service.

Looks like there are some race, creed, origin, etc. issues at this venue.

Any establishment that involves a large amount of public money is considered a public place. This would include places like public parks or recreational centers. A ‘Public Place’ is an…

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Walk for Health ~ Walk for Life!

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15 pounds lost in 2 weeks - let's walk for health! It's easy!!!!Lately, for health reasons, my adult traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor son and I began walking to the grocer’s, using reusable bags, and walking home. In so doing, we’ve both lost about fifteen pounds in two weeks . . . not bad at all. Not only have we lost weight, our appetites have changed and so have our eating patters as a natural outcropping of walking.

What a wonderful result of what really is a fun and easy process. It does make going to shop a little bit of a longer experience but we are able to stop in at Steve’s Pizza (who sell Pho) and have a bowl of Pho and other edibles at the halfway point on the return trip when laden with bags full of essential items.

This is reminiscent of our East European friends who often shop for meals daily rather than load the refrigerator with…

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Christians Don’t Have Curse Words . . . some fun comic relief!

The History of the Small World Series, by Dr. Gerhard Plenert

The Siege of the Small World
The History of the Small World Book 1
by Dr. Gerhard Plenert
Genre: Epic Fantasy

The Southern Plains became dependent on trade with the North Groves. Each had their own areas of expertise and each had come to rely on the other for their survival. But for some unknown reason this vital trade came to an abrupt halt. The Dwarfs no longer came to the south to trade. Most believed the Dwarfs of the north couldn’t be trusted. Were they trying to starve out the south? Were they trying to increase the price for their goods? Where were they? What game were they playing? You’ll need to read more than the glimpse provided to you on Amazon to learn the answers. This is a beautifully illustrated novel that is “clean” from start-to-finish while also intriguing and genuinely fantasy mystical!

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The Uniting of the Small World
The History of the Small World Book 2
The Southern Plains became dependent on trade with the North Groves. Each had their own areas of expertise and each had come to rely on the other for their survival. But for some unknown reason this vital trade came to an abrupt halt. The Dwarfs no longer came to the south to trade. Most believed the Dwarfs of the north couldn’t be trusted. What was their game? Were they trying to starve out the south? Were they trying to increase the price for their goods? Where were they? What game were they playing? In the first book in the History of Small World series, titled The Siege of the Small World we journeyed with the leprechauns as they organized an expedition to the north in order to find out why trade had stopped. This second book in the series begins with their arrival at the North Groves and continues with their trials and challenges in the hope that the northern and southern trade can be reestablished.


Dr. Gerhard Plenert, former Director of Executive Education at the Utah State University Shingo Institute, has more than 25 years of professional experience in organizational trans-formations helping companies and government agencies strive for enterprise excellence by utilizing the Shingo Model to drive cultural transformations. Dr. Plenert is an internationally recognized expert in supply chain management; Lean/Six Sigma; IT; quality and productivity tools; and in working with leading-edge planning and scheduling methods. He has literally “written the book” on leading-edge supply chain management concepts, such as finite capacity scheduling, advanced planning and scheduling, and world-class management. With 14 years of academic experience, Dr. Plenert has published over 150 articles and 22 books on Lean, supply chain strategy, operations management, and planning. Dr. Plenert previously served as a tenured full professor at California State University, Chico; a professor at BYU, BYU–Hawaii, University of Malaysia, University of San Diego; and has been a visiting professor at numerous universities all over the world. He earned degrees in math, physics, and German; and he holds an MBA, MA in international studies, and PhD in resource economics (oil and gas) and operations management. Dr. Plenert continues to serve as a Shingo examiner and as an Adjunct Faculty member for several universities.
Dr. Plenert’s first effort in the world of fiction was the fantasy Small World Series. Since then he has also ventured into mystery and suspense novels. He looks forward to a career as a fiction author. Gerhard Plenert has proudly served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Philippines and currently resides in California with his wife.

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