T.J. Palm Author
Earth day is everyday!
I think we all have become aware that our air lately improved a lot. So fast that I think it shocked many of us in a good way. This leads me to believe we can do something faster than first thought, about the global warming problem. Scientist reported that we had 12 yrs to bringing us back from the edge. I think we have 10 or 11 years now to turn it around and now I see that we can. Anyone with children and Grandchildren should be worried about what we are leaving generations to come. We can't just move to another Plant, Unless you are Elon Musk or Richard Branson. We are all in the same boat. I'm thinking telecommuting is the wave of the future. We have all seen it with our own eyes, we are seeing it in our sky's and in the water around the world! Who doesn't like being home with your dog all day? Not to mention the wife and the kids. Next, we need way more electric cars and take the earth out of the hands of big oil companies. We must protect, Nature and the Ecosystems, as wetlands and the animal world are crucial to how we all survive on this Planet. The scientist say that Bees as a species maintain the ecosystems. With out Bees it would come crashing down around us. So, Plant those pollinators every spring, and thanks to the Bee keepers around the world, our hats are off to you.
The Skunk wore tennis shoes is the title of my next book illustrations are being done now. Its a cute short story about a little girl by the name of Piper. Her adventures are fun and a learning experience all at the same time. So here's a snippet to read for now. As she walked along, she saw tiny shoe prints in the dirt path. What's that, she wondered? Who do they belong to? I want to catch up with them so I can meet them. It looks like whoever it is might be skipping along. I want to skip with them too, she thought to herself. Now it looks like paw prints, I don't understand why, the prints go from tiny shoe to paws. Now they go into that whole in the tree. "Who's in there? Please come out," said Piper. Piper was thinking that it was oh so quiet right now. She noticed that she didn't even hear birds singing, woodpeckers pecking, dogs barking, cats meowing, chickens clucking or cows mooing or anything! About then a little nose poked out of the hole in the tree. "I see your nose, can you come out and play with me?" Asked Piper. About then out came a skunk. Piper Screamed and jumped back and thought, this is why its so quiet! "don't be afraid, I won't hurt you, I've never hurt anyone but everyone and everything is afraid of me. All I want to do is have a friend and someone to play with, "said the Skunk. "I'm sorry I acted so afraid; I shouldn't have judged you by what you look like, it's whats inside that counts. Those are really nice little white tennis shoes you have there, they are so tiny and really cute they look like mine, only really little. Could you teach me how to skip like you were doing when I was following Your footstep's?" said Piper. "Yes , let me just put my shoes back on, I took them off because I didn't want them to get dirty. Said the Skunk. "I forgot to ask you your name," said Piper. "Monk, Monk the Skunk, that wears tennis shoes," said the Skunk. "My name is Piper and I would like to be your friend," said Piper. "So lets go down the path and we can skip along together," said Piper "OK," said Monk the Skunk. so off they go laughing, leaping, and jumping in the air and finally they start skipping, it took more time to learn because, Monk was new at it himself.
Will that's my snippet for now watch for it to be Published very soon!
I Have finished my interviews with all the characters in my book Norman for Mayor The Luckiest cow in the world! I really had a lot of fun interviewing everyone. When Norman first came from the dairy exhibit to his new home, he met all the farm animals everyday until he had met all of the animals on the farm. The ones that stood out to Norman, for being the funniest and the biggest characters were the GOATS IN THE HOOD! Here's snippets from the pages of my book.
A Day in my life during a Pandemic. As you can see this is my messy office, I share with my Husband and our two dogs, Mieke and Rocky. It's wall to wall memories. I look at them with fond memories and some sadness of what once was. Over the door to the office is a sign that says "War Department". This was the name of a horse that belonged to a friend of ours we had on the ranch in Guffey, Colorado. He was a wonderful horse. His nick name was Goat Cheese, don't ask, LOL! The sign suits us because it sounds like a War Department of laughter where something I've written didn't come out right and we start laughing and can't stop till our eye's are watering so bad we cant' see. You realize it's always at my expense, LOL! I start my day by doing barn chores, feeding horses, dogs and a cat. Then us, we're always last. Then I do my Tai Chi and the Plank. I try to do Tai Chi most days because I love the slow movements of this discipline. After I do my Tai Chi, then we might walk the dogs. We live on a dirt road with lots of places to walk. We can wave to our neighbors and still have social distancing. Last week was my birthday, so we took the Harley out for a ride. It was a bright, sunny warm day, and it was just wonderful. Now, that's social distancing at it's best. Then we go to the office where the dogs sleep while I write and my husband works on his music, that he uses at the horse shows. Writing is my outlet, so really my day isn't much different than before. When you have horses you spend a lot of time at home. I love to write and you do that by yourself. What has really changed with all this is my stress level, which is at a 10 now. Today is so scary I don't know what to think. Some mornings right when I first wake-up I think it was a night mare because certainly the whole world couldn't have a deadly disease in every city across the world. Then I realize it's real, I get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Well, that's my day in a nut shell. Tell me about your day and post it on my Facebook Page.T.J.Palm author!
Take Care and Be Safe.
I've interviewed all the characters in my book Norman For Mayor except for Norman, so now it's Norman's turn. Let's get started. Norman what made you want to run for Mayor of a small town in the first place? Norman's reply was "That when he heard a Dog and a Cat were the Mayor's of his town, and he knew the problems that excised in the town, he thought he could help by fixing the problem. A Mayor has a lot of power to make things right for it's people. Norman, you really got your team together fast, and I was just wondering how in the world you did it? Norman began by saying, "I just asked all my friends if they wanted a job that they could all do very easily. I had a job build just for each personalty. Norman went on to say, here's the list of my team, and what they are capable of doing. The Lamas, Lance and Mighty Moose campaign managers, it suits them because they always have there heads together figuring out something. The Donkey's, Sylvester and Jack Jack the Maniac, as speech writers. Because they are so vocal, it's right up there alley. The Goats in the Hood, as body guards. This is a no brainier, THE GOATS IN THE HOOD!!! Need I say more. Fancy Dan, as a personal assistant. Who else, with the way he walks and talks. All these jobs are in there "wheel house" of talents. They all jumped into action immediately, that's how we got it going so fast." I told Norman that I loved what his campaign came up with as slogans:
1. I don't get fleas
2.Flies hover around me because they like me.
3.I won't claw the furniture.
4.I don't bite.
And the biggest reason of all is that,
5.If there was a stamped of cattle though town I speak their language!!
I could stop them in their tracks. MOO!
I also asked Norman how he dealt with the mud slinging that had gone on. This was his reply. "That it was very hurtful to him. He would never do that to anyone ever. I am who I am and can't change that. I was out to build up the town, not tear it down. I sent everyone out to do good things for the town and stayed true to who and what I am. That's how I won and became Mayor Just by being myself and not slinging mud back at them." Norman is doing a great job as Mayor and everyone has said that crime is down and are working together to make it a great place to live.
Thanks to Norman for a great interview and Norman's whole team for there time.
Take Care and be safe.
Interview with Fancy Dan
Fancy Dan Is a American Saddlebred Stallion His claim to fame is his show carer. When he walks into a show ring all eyes are on him. He is very dramatic and proclaims he's the peacock of the show ring. I began by asking Fancy Dan what exactly was his job title? Fancy Dan started by saying, "I'm his personal assistant I taught Norman how to walk, talk and conduct him self like a mayor. Everyone thinks it's so easy to walk and talk like I do but it's not. All you have to do is watch me and everyone should be able to see how Magnificent I look when I move, and when I open my mouth the words just roll in a way that most can't duplicate. Norman likes to learn new things he has watched me from the time he was a young calf and has wanted to move like me forever." I asked Fancy Dan how he could get a cow to move remotely like a Saddlebred? Fancy Dan started laughing uncontrollably. Fancy Dan said,"I'm not a miracle worker. I can only do so much for a cow only because they aren't build like a horse, but he was better off when I got done with him, and his speech making flowed like honey when he gave a speech." Sounds like you had your job cutout for you. "I did but what I had going for me was that Norman is a great Cow and no mater what, he has made a great Mayor of a small town in the mountains of Colorado," stated Fancy Dan. Many thanks to Fancy Dan for the Interview I enjoyed doing It with him.
Thanks T.J. Palm
Next week I Interview Norman himself Can't wait
Interview with Goats In The Hood
People have just been waiting for this interview with the Goats in the hood, LOL. So here we go. I asked them if they each had a name. The white Goat said, "no we are one assemblage of Goats and we go by Goats in the Hood." Then I asked what there job title was. The black Goat said," we are body guards for Norman and his team." "We watch everything that go's on around here with Norman and his team of friends," replied the Black Goat. From what I can see they are definitely in charge of there duty's guarding Norman and the team. They told me that they stay in shape by jumping off rocks and logs and running up sides of mountains . As I was doing my interview, with out warning, they would all at the same time start jumping and leaping in the air. They executed a little twist here and there, what a sight that was. I couldn't keep from laughing, that's why it took longer than it should have to finish the interview. I couldn't help it, my eyes watered when I laughed then I couldn't see to write. They said that leaping around like nuts sharpens them and keeps them alert. Then I asked, what days of the week did they train. They told me everyday and that's why we have hard body's, like the Rock, he's our hero! It just feels good to say, The Rock! "We are like a well oiled machine of pure awesomeness, like the Three Musketeers, The Three Amigo's or Robin and the Three Hoods," said the white Goat. "Or the Three Stooges," yelled the black and brown goats! Well I think that's it, I cant take any more, LOL! My next interview will be with Dan, Norman's personal assistant.
Take Care and thanks for reading!
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