Tragedy in the Sky

Last Sunday an Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed near Addis Ababa killing all of the 157 people on board. They were only six minutes into the flight when the pilot reported problem with the plane and requested to return to the airport. Unfortunately they never made it back.

Since the accident some countries have joined a ban of the Boeing Max 8, among them Britain and Australia. My prayers go out to the families of the victims. May their souls Rest In Peace.

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The Jigsaw Puzzle

I suppose by now you would have heard about the Jussie Smollett alleged attack. There seems to be so many twist and turns to the case and so many things that we don’t know. The more we learn about this story, the more it seems confusing.

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Jussie has maintained his innocence and while we may be all quick to condemn him sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. The story coming from the brothers is conflicting. One report said he paid them to carry out the act another said the money he paid was for training. So what is the true story. Did Jussie piss someone off and this is an elaborate plan of theirs to destroy his career?

I am trying to rationalize and make sense of this because so far nothing is making sense except Jussie seems guilty. However what if he isn’t? As I said before the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. What is the true story?

Reading Challenge

My reading challenge for 2019 is off to a great start. I started with THE FORGOTTEN HOURS by Katrin Schumann and completed it in three days. I promised to give you a review and here is a brief one.

I gave this book a three star because it did deliver as I expected it to. The flow of the story was a bit slow. I kept waiting for that exciting moment that never came. The overall theme of the story is clear and relevant in today’s world were so many women have to deal with sexual assaults. The flow would have been better without the use both past and present tense to get the ideas across. The characters were also not well developed, however it was an interesting read.

The Forgotten Hours

In my next post I will tell you the current book I am reading.

Government Shutdown

It is now more than two weeks since the partial government shutdown and like in most situations the ones who played no part in it are those most affected. I am all for border security, most of us are but surely there has to be a better way than to hold the people of this country to ransom.

This obsession with a wall seems to be more of a desire to satisfy Trump’s ego than it is about securing the borders. While the power play continues and the government fail to come to a resolution hard working taxpayers must worry about how they are going to pay their bills. How is this okay? Isn’t ironic that politicians usually say they work for the people and yet in so many situations the people have no say in what they do?

Writing Goals

This year I plan to focus a lot more on my writing and promoting my books. I might even ask you guys to give me an honest review on my current work in progress- ALONE GIRL- This is a story of a girl and her struggles as she seeks acceptance of a father who rejects her and tries to find her place in the world.

Look out for more post on this topic. By the way here is a glimpse of my cover idea. Tell me what you think of it.

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How Effective is the Flu Vaccine

Every year we are urged to get a flu shot. They try to convince us that it is an effective measure against the flu. They have created a sense of urgency around these yearly vaccines and a false sense that it is absolutely necessary. In some sector it is mandatory that workers receive a yearly flu shot without any real evidence to to support the fact that it works.

The truth is many people have developed the flu after receiving a flu shot. I know of people who have gotten sick with the flu right after receiving a flu shot. I too have experienced this. They want to make it seem that it is nothing but a coincidence. If it is I need someone to explain to me why is it that I only get flu symptoms after getting a flu shot. My most recent flu shot was last Friday by Sunday I was having sneezing, itchy throat and runny nose which I am still dealing with. Is this a coincidence?

The flu shot has no guarantee of preventing or lessen the chances one getting the flu and in many cases it is contributing to make people get ill and the CDC knows this. It raises the question. Who really benefit from these Flu vaccine, the people who take it or the people who manufacture it. Your thoughts….

Renounce Hate

When I see what is going on around the country it makes me wonder how will all this play out in the end. Seeds of hate and division are sprouting all around us. We are becoming a nation divided… a nation where only people of a certain skin color are welcome. Ironically those who profess to be evangelicals seems to see nothing wrong with the hateful rhetorics and the seed of hate they are being sewed. They turn a blind eye. Safe in their religion they have forgotten that the Christ they profess to serve is one of love and acceptance. We must renounce hate and bigotry and come together as one nation. 

Help Heal the World

The world has become a place where there is so much hate and lack of unity.  People are turning on others out of pure hate. The question I have to ask is why all this hate? Why is it so difficult for all of us to coexist and get along. How can each of us play a part in healing our world instead of being a part of the problem?  We need to be more accepting of others and understand that everyone deserves the right to live and be happy.