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Hello Reader, this is my public paths tale; you decide what will happen next based on poll results; every week I will add to the story based on what you decide.
At the end of the tale I will formulate a title, but here is a mock cover; after it is the content so far... enjoy
The rain pour on a small house in a town in the deep south; inside the house a man ponder over an image, to a woman, he only met once.
"what are you looking at George?"
"nothing much bartender"
"and yes, you haven't ordered a drink since tha' sugar cane walked in here... and she did look fine"
The Non Drinker get up, leave thirty five cent and head to the outside; he think to himself: "what could I tell Eddie, that he would believe... after the war most black folk's world, never changed. What did Hitler being dead mean to us... to me. And, I never even knew anyone asian, let alone Japanese or ching ching... but, what she said to me, changed everybody's world, and they didn't even know it"
George get in his car and head to home; his thinking still focus on yesterday
A hot friday night in Eddie's house, shining under the moon, a woman walk into the place, footsteps chiming, curves massaging, skin smelling, everything alluring; every man glance to her, one way or another, except George; his weekly triumph over Howlin Joe take precedence to any thing else, including a female regale; as he prepare the final card slap, his competitors stop, in curiosity.
"Wow... got it! ... well, next time the fish come in my fisher kings, I promise to take all our seeds, but one round of finned to each..."
George finally cognize someone foreign is behind him; he turn and stare.
"There is no where to sit": say the Strange woman.
"I am finished for the evening Joe, give these men a round of fish"
...George is near finish a cigarette outside the spot when he hear dominantly beautiful footsteps.
The Strange woman gently gesture no and say:"you are a worldly man"
"You served in... World War II, traveled to South America after"
"It was not leisure or first class"
"yes... but you did"
"And why tell me this under the moonlight in the deep delta?"
"A random occurrence, just passing through, but a possibility convinced me"
"to aid me in selling this land"
"Joe sold his house to you"
The Strange woman laughed hard: "No, what you call North America"
"The white sheets may have a say about that"
"Whether you are on it or not the land is what is vital"
"well, it has been a long night"
"You! ... were born in chitown, but your parents were murdered by whites, your grandmother brought u down here, you loved her and she died while you were serving the president of the u.s.a."
"Stranger, I don't know you but never come around me again"
"Ask me how I know"
George continue to walk but stop and turn.
"I am not an F.B.I. agent, or C.I.A."
"Never mind, I am not what you think... but if I am not, what am I"
"...,... I don't know"
"try one more time, you are close"
George put on a smirk:"an extraterrestrial"
George laugh tremendously: "I did not know such women escaped the loony bin successfully"
"what is the next question"
"... prove it"
George suddenly see cards in the air dancing; he place his hand through the cards and say:"illusion"
Suddenly, George can grab a card; shocking blindness strike him and she reply:"It is only one eye"
George reach out to the strange woman in anger; she slap him to the ground. After checking his head, George ask:" so what do you want with me"
"And you passed the test, I would've massaged your mind to forget me"
"no, nervous system... very good, I want you to find some things, you may think it a fool's errand but I have plans and they require time... it! is a deed that gives part of this planet, to others... more aliens"
"And, why would I want to help more aliens"
"Cause the aliens I was told to relate will not accept you on their lan, once I sell it to them"
"wait... who owns the earth now?"
"Their name translate in the english to, The Even Guild... a set of communities, each are against war, very resource efficient, and live simply"
"and they will destroy all life on earth"
"not all life, just humans"
"what are they, gods"
"no, they age like humans on this planet, but their institutions, are very efficient, and they can't afford you when they need every resource to last the hundreds of thousands of years they need"
"This is crazy"
"but if you find the deed... before the Even Guild another organization existed, called, the Star Family"
"A monarchic organization, they recently ended, but it is said a member to their royal family placed deeds on their planets that new owners would have to obey"
"last I looked, you have the powers"
The Strange woman, grab George head and he feel many pains; he scream:"What! did you..."
"I massaged your mind, you will be able to sense what you need side other things"
George fall out from the pain.
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This is my Q&A to Aleks Vee - experienced New York City based journalist; she formerly wrote for FourFourTwo, was featured on SB Nation, worked for FC Dynamo Moscow and the New York Cosmos; she currently operate the Goalchatter soccer blog or radio show, that she started.
What is the name to the magazine/newspaper/journal that inspired you to create goalchatter, putting journalism back in sports journalism? And, did said publication inspire you to reach toward a higher quality above it or stay away from a lower quality under it?
There wasn't a particular paper that inspired the project. GoalChatter started out as a weekly radio show at my college radio station. I then had a blog that served as a complement to the show. After awhile, my background as a writer caught up with my growing interest in sports - soccer in particular - and the blog evolved to what it is today.
Please define what characteristics make the best text article?
The best article is one that is written from the heart of the writer. It's honest, and also shows that the writer did his/her research. For me, a great article pays attention to both the creative and technical aspects of writing. It states something beyond the obvious, brings up interesting questions and provides the writer's unique take on things, hopefully without grammatical errors.
Name the article ,from a sports journalist, you like the best? If said article is not from a female sports journalist, please name the best article from a female journalist(you can name one of your own)?
There are a few quality writers I follow. It's tough picking out one article, but I'd have to go with "Come For the Beer and Stay For the Football" from the blog Two Men In Search of The Beautiful Game. That particular article spurred my interest in English football outside the Premier League. As a female journalist, I quite like a piece I did called "Chomsky, Football and Feminism".
What factor(s) separate audio side text based journalism?
There are many similarities; it's almost like asking what separates drawings from paintings. They're two different formats with the same goal - that of telling a story. Text-based journalism is perhaps more accessible than audio. Some podcasts can only be downloaded through iTunes. If the audio is in another language, you can't translate it on the go, as you can with text.
What characteristics make the best audio journalism, that text does not have?
The quality of the audio and good diction.
Name the audio interview/blog/essay, from a sports journalist, you like the best? If said audio is not from a female sports journalist, please name the best audio from a female journalist (you can name one of your own)?
I really like Women's World Football Show from Patty La Bella and Adam Barlow. They're very well-informed and passionate about women's soccer and are a joy to listen to.
Do you read sports journalism in a language other than English? If no, will you do so in the future or do you think it will become more valuable a skill in the future? If yes, what sports journalistic publication do you read or listen to most in said language?
On a daily basis, I read about soccer, hockey, tennis, and boxing on the Russian website Sport-Express. Occasionally, I'll check out La Gazzetta dello Sport - I studied Italian for six years, so I try to maintain it. Univision's coverage of Liga Mexicana is a great motivator in helping me brush up on my Spanish skills!
You are a New York City based journalist, how did you get connected to FC Dynamo Moscow? What influence did the Russian community ,or a member in said community,in New York City had?
My dad has been a fan of Dynamo since the Lev Yashin era, so naturally I began following the club as well. I ended up doing some translation work for their official website. After noticing the lack of an official English site, I got in touch with the club and offered my services. The rest, as they say, is history.
Stating from conjecture or personal dialog, why is it FC Dynamo Moscow or New York Cosmos do not have a female team in the top tier, in their individual homelands?
The obvious answer would be money, especially when it comes to Dynamo, who have had some financial woes build up into a rather cumbersome conundrum. Regarding the Cosmos...women's professional soccer has a much larger following in the US than in Russia, but it's still a fairly recent phenomenon. If you look at the NWSL, it's all clubs in cities with a strong MLS following. The women's clubs not affiliated with MLS still tap into an existing fan base. If the NASL ever sees the kind of attendance figures that MLS does, there's no doubt there'd be someone willing to invest in a New York Cosmos, Carolina RailHawks, or Fort Lauderdale Strikers women's team.
What soccer player was mentioned the most positively where you grew up?
Probably Beckham. His name has become synonymous with soccer.
What soccer player was mentioned the least positively where you grew up?
I can't think of any!
Do you follow a women's soccer team? If yes, what date did you start? If no, what action will inspire you to start from a team?
As a New Yorker, it is my duty to support the Western New York Flash, even though they're all the way in Rochester. I actually started following the NWSL when Alex Morgan was still with the Portland Thorns.
What issue in women's soccer is reported the least, to its importance?
The availability and accessibility (or lack thereof) of training for women's soccer in the US prior to reaching college. I don't think I've ever seen that issue discussed.
What issue in women's soccer is reported the most, from its importance?
Probably the disparity between the salaries and tournament prize money of women's and men's soccer.
From Megan Rapinoe ,who knelt during the U.S.A. national anthem, to Michael Bradley, who asked questions concerning the varying response to the election season in the U.S.A., athletes are involved or asked many questions that are not athletic related; are those questions valid in your opinion, to un-elected official, or unwarranted, even considering freedom of speech?
It really depends on the question, but I like to think that, with the exception of sports diplomacy, sports and politics shouldn't mix. With regards to free speech, Eleanor Roosevelt said it best - "with freedom comes responsibility".
What is the best answer an athlete can give a sports journalist who asks something concerning non athletics?
Ignore it and get back to the game, or whatever sports-related topic was being discussed.
Many have spoken about the death or near death to investigative journalism, is investigation in sports journalism: dead, dying, still, reborn, rising, or flying? and why?
Investigative sports journalism is just as alive as its non-sports counterpart. It's there, but like a lot of good writing, is constantly overshadowed by yellow journalism, which is why it's easy to think it doesn't exist. However, some of the mainstream media, like the Guardian and USA Today, have disproved that notion. The latter was one of few media outlets to write truthfully on the meldonium scandal.
Name a subject or issue you have not discussed in your entire career that you will need a greater investigation, considering finance or time, to produce in a high standard?
I would love to do a travel series that explores soccer history, or how soccer came about in a particular geographic region.
You have written comedy, what is the funniest soccer story you know, it can be in any medium(film/book/audio)?
Who Ate All the Pies did a story about Chris Nicholl scoring all four goals in Aston Villa's 2-2 draw with Leicester City in 1976. she had another in mind later so I amended her answer using it I've read in "Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - Football" of a match between two Danish sides in 1960 in which the referee was about to signal the end of the game when his false teeth fell out. The club losing 4-3 equalized, but the ref found his teeth, disallowed the goal, and blew the whistle.
What is the funniest goal celebration you know?
When Lithuanian club Trakai's Dzmitry Kowb celebrated his goal by sitting in the stands and applauding...himself.
Do female soccer players on average have enough originality in goal celebrations? yes or no, please why in your opinion?
I can't recall too many interesting goal celebrations in the NWSL. Outside of the usual USWNT suspects, of course. Not sure why.
If you can meet one fellow sports journalist you have not before, any age or gender or phenotype, who will it be?
If I had a time machine, I'd probably like to meet George Allison. Although he's known as Arsenal's second longest-serving manager after Arsene Wenger, he was also a sports journalist and the BBC's first sports commentator.
If you can reject meeting one fellow sports journalist you have not before, any age or gender or phenotype, who will it be?
No one in particular!
What inspirational words will you give someone wanting to enter sports journalism, any age or gender?
Two words: Plan ahead. Make sure you have multiple skill sets, not just writing, if you're going into the sports industry. Very few people make a decent living as sports journalists - most of the really talented writers I know have a job outside of the industry and write as a hobby. There are few places that pay writers well. Get an education in broadcast or television and make sure to do as many apprenticeships as possible while you're still in school.
What fearful words will you give someone wanting to enter sports journalism, any age or gender or phenotype?
This may be advice for any industry in today's age, but it is very difficult to compete if you're starting after you've graduated college. There's no such thing as starting too early. Get involved in sports journalism in your teens - if your school has sports teams, write for the school paper. If you live in a small city, write for the local paper. And do internships or apprenticeships at the kind of places you're looking to work at in the future.
Did you ever play soccer? If no, did you play any sport and what sport? If yes, what position and what memory is your worst or happiest?
I played in a local pickup soccer group, mostly as a forward or attacking midfielder. My happiest memory is scoring a hat-trick in 8 minutes!
What book are you reading now? If none, what was the last book you finished and when did you finish it?
Most recently, I was re-reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Say one thing you know that few do?
About sports, or life in general? I think one thing I know that few do is that not everyone can be "labeled" or placed in a specific category. It may be great for marketing purposes, but real life doesn't always work that way.
If you have a chance to speak to one forebear,describe them as you want: who will it be, what will the topic be, and what will be the setting?
My grandfather from my dad's side, who I didn't get to meet. We'd just talk - no specific topic. Setting isn't too important either.
When you have a chance to speak to the spirit to all that is or is not, what will you say?
No idea - I'm way too young to consider this question! Then again, I'll probably say the same thing many years from now.
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Kayla and Bryan are trying to find a happy medium in their relationship, but the drama continues to unfold. They are planning for the wedding of their dreams, however, both parties have past issues that may cause them to plan for a funeral instead.
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I heard somewhere one in five people knows a celebrity before they hit it big. So today, while driving, I got to thinking about what would happen if I actually became a celebrity. My hands tingled and I filled with a curious kind of joy thinking about certain peoples reaction. Specifically, my old co-workers who in my humble opinion, were already haters, and my former bitch-ass boss. My grin was a mile wide as I imagined myself on the previews of primetime television walking out to the talk shows that would be airing later in the week and even better, them in the theater gathering their belongings when my name rolls up in the credits for having written a movie. #Bowdownbitches But, I was enjoying this fantasy alone. As Erykah Badu says, “the studio audience in my head" was not with me on this one. It was just me, in my car gawking stupidly at a stupid self-made fantasy. You see, the little voice in my head said, when someone does something to you, as foul as it may be, they do it and MOVE ON. You, the proposed victim are in fact elevating them to celebrity status when you constantly feed them with your energy. AIN’T NOBODY WORRIED BOUT YOU!!! Wasn’t that made clear by their actions?
Damn it self! Sigh. I get it. Write that movie, that play, that book, that blog, because that’s what you want to do, not for the reaction! Do what you want because you want to, not because of what you think people will do in response. You were moved so that you could realize your star power, your magic, harness it, perfect it, grow in it, for you. It takes elbow grease to get something to shine, stop looking to see your reflection in other peoples tables and put that elbow grease to you own.
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Based on the actions Darren Wilson said Michael Brown took, Michael Brown committed suicide by cop. If Wilson's story is truthful, why did Michael Brown commit suicide by cop? Was Michael Brown suicidal? Did Michael Brown have a history of mental illness? Was Michael Brown suffering from depression?
I ask these questions because they would explain Brown's actions on that tragic day. I just can't imagine a young black man attacking a cop, attempting to disarm him, telling the cop that he's too vagina (my word) to shoot him, and then charging toward the cop after already being shot by the cop. These actions are not actions of a sane person. Was Brown insane? These actions sound like the actions of a person who is suicidal. Was Brown suicidal? These actions sound like the actions of a person that just committed a serious crime. What serious crime did Brown commit?
These actions sound like the actions of a person on hard narcotics. What narcotics did Brown have in his system?
Brown's actions, according to Wilson, were completely irrational and violent. Some people would like to point to the store robbery as proof that Brown was acting irrationally and violently that day. But when we observe the tape, we see Brown restraining himself from pummeling the clerk: the clerk attempted to stop Brown from leaving the store, on the clerk's second attempt, Brown walked toward the clerk in an intimidating manner and then exited the store. Indeed, Brown was acting irrationally, but clearly he wasn't acting extremely violent. According to WIlson, Brown's actions were contrary to what we see on the store's surveillance tape. According to Wilson, why did Brown's actions go from irrational to completely irrational, violent, and suicidal? Did Brown have a history of violence? These are questions that could have been asked in a trial.
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The Master's Legacy. A slave Novel and civil war novel. Are people still interested in reading of the antebellum days in Georgia? How does one educated slaves against Georgian laws? I started the research. I had to ask the following questions as I began. Did the Georgian planters free their slaves? What if one of their sons/kin intermarried into the slave race unknowingly? What if fate or destiny led one to help the slaves despite their social convictions to society? Can you write a slave novel using some realistic characters and facts and then use fictional characters as well? how do you make such a story flow? My first attempt at writing a historical fiction will be a challenge.
Peace, what is it? Peace, where is it?
Found sitting on the corner block of yesterday's memories. Ocean water rapid moves of thoughts that say much of nothing. The sun can only shine when the sky is blue, really? So it goes to say that underneath the stones of faces marked with dispare, marked with the etchings of time lost. Peace, found it in the middle of the rain soaked filters of urban bliss. Inside that passion is the peace twisted with north winds blowing south. Stretching upward, reaching open and as wide as the horizons. There is peace, there is oh yes peace, inside you.
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