Feeling calm and comfortable amidst the uniqueness of the full boardwalk of Venice Beach, California. A life chosen from an alternative mindset that has found himself seeking refuge with a community that is beyond reality. I don’t know where to go other than the homies that I’ll throw down with on the beach to you dancing, to you smiling, to you chilling, to you. Screaming for that beat, you here that, it ended on another universe.
Some vortex, where many young soldiers lost there lives to allow me to freely play my ass off on Jim Morrison’s hood… I feel you Lizard King. I feel so grateful to all the US military that lost there lives protecting our freedom and United States of America Individuality.
Freedom to publish (unedited) Episode 2 with a dope pink cover. Received my first few paperback copies and was able to share one with the first Reader, Reviewer, Rebecca De La Ropa of Episode 1 tonight after raging on the beach with my brothas and sistas. Can I keep her up another night to read what happens next to our Hollywood Brothers? Think she will? To find out what up with J, Henry, Skai, and that insecure, self cursing, disillusioned, envious, and deadly brotha, Raphe. Guess, they’re about 21 to 23 years old in Episode 2, something like that as the story progresses. Some are ballin, some are flowin, so peace out on that Becca. Can you read that to sleep?
I’m excited to offer a FREE PROMO of Episode 1 of the Thrive In .LA series. You can download the FREE (kindle) ebook that’s available today and tomorrow, the 24th! I’m enjoying this WordPress blogosphere community and the fascinating post. If you’d like to read the 1st episode of this urban series about friendship, love, hardships and success in Los Angeles, please share your feelings of the grammar and flow of the story. It’s been recently edited and your thoughts of the edit are so appreciated.
It’s funny and absolutely ridiculous that the edited version is available after the release, I guess, I’m a bit special like that-haha. And I’m always stoked to hear the thoughts from the Facebook Thrive In .LA Group!
I’m so grateful that Rebecca De La Riva, the first person to read Episode 1 shared her Five Star Review here! If you are unable to post your review on Amazon like Rebecca, please share it here. Rebecca’s candid feelings of the story and characters warms my heart. I’m thrilled to hear how others feel about it.
Thrive In .LA Episode 1 is Ready for You! If you dig a rags to riches, free spirited story with unusual, love connections made, twist and turns, drug use and abuse, plus classic stoners then look no further…
Episode 2 will be edited soon and my fingertips are tingling to type what happens next! Instead of spending that fiver on a cup of coffee, download the edited version of Episode 1 and begin the journey that will entertain into 2021. Whether you have a spare minute to get lost reading on your phone or lying in bed with a good book. It’s all good with the fellas, Skai, Henry, Raphe, and J.
Thrive In .LA Episode 1 has been proofread and edited! If you dig a rags to riches, free spirited story with unusual, love connections made, twist and turns, drug use and abuse, plus classic stoners then look no further…
Episode 2 will be edited soon and my fingertips are tingling to type what happens next! Instead of spending that fiver on a cup of coffee, download the edited version of Episode 1 and be entertained into 2021. Whether you have a spare minute to get lost reading on your phone or lying in bed with a good book. It’s all good with the fellas, Skai, Henry, Raphe, and J.
Cruising around town I came across this billboard. It really resonated with me because I recently had to change my attitude with the Thrive In .LA series. You see, when I originally wrote it and published it on Amazon it might have had a few grammatical errors but hey, that was my style, I’m not a conformist. After a few readers told me that I had some grammatical issues I realized it was time to Change My Attitude. I’m happy to say that I’m a new man! I have conformed to the literary norms that writers must follow-hahaha
The edited version of Thrive In .LA should be available soon! But you might be thinking, he hasn’t conformed, look at the capitalization of the title…
Can you believe how incredible you are? I mean, the make up of you, the human psyche and capabilities. As I write this, I look forward to reading it to remind myself. Our abilities to heal ourselves and to move forward in whichever positive direction we choose. If we are cut then our mighty immune systems heals. If we are sick then our mighty immune system with positivity heals. If we are suffering from a post traumatic experience, our body can heal itself by realignment without surgery or medication. Thank you Dr. Hall for healing me.
How to improve immune system? That is the question during this unusual time. When I began to look within through meditation and introspection, the happiness advantage became apparent. A feeling of peace and understanding became apparent. Positivity began to appear which ever door was opened. The ones that I would like to have kept closed became positivity from the growth experienced. Later on, the doors that I wish had remained closed were blessings in disguise. Life’s fantastic immune system booster that YOU are.
Harvard is absolutely right on and I’d like to add positivity as an immune system booster. Because with the right mindset you are capable of anything and you will succeed if you believe it, right? It’s up to you and the right environment to keep it that way. Your thoughts, feelings, attitude, and willingness to open up to the goodness that is coming to you always. The Happiness Advantage is a beautiful thing when embraced and cherished. Whoa, The Happiness Advantage is available to all, the kingdom of heaven is at hand and/or within. So protect yourself, by smiling, by loving, by remaining positive always, and RELAX.
Back in the day, as I was packing up my car to head out West, my dad said, “Follow Your Dreams son, if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” So, a closed head injury patient wasn’t too concerned about the long venture ahead of him and believed the idea, don’t give up because you will succeed. I wasn’t concerned about failing my last English class. Careless of a mistyped paper that set me back or was that forward…
To keep it real, I’ve wanted to leave the series in it’s purest form from that time, from that unique, state of mind. Don’t give up. But when you share lengthy literature with others, I’ve learned from a few of my excellent friends, that grammatical issues should be corrected. They distract from the flow of the story, you know.
If you are interested in the First or is it the Second Draft, you can still have them in their purest form from a special mind of a healing time. I’ll be seeking knowledge to correct the syntax and write much more. Leaving Audibles, that’s for sure… You will succeed!
The sun illustrates how this day shall be played and displayed to us all.
How to save the environment? How to protect the environment? How can WE protect the environment?
Saving our environment, she breathes deeply, as a jellyfish and others are able to go home while humanity is still in Venice, Italy. The planet and animals are at peace from this lockdown for a minute, so much more than our wants, always our wants. Thank you, Mother Earth, thank you My Friend. Bizarre times to slow us down, contemplate our lives, take action as you leave hesitation and others’ opinion behind. A writing style that sounds right to the writer. Art is not meant to be judgemental rather appreciated by the artist and others.
How to save the environment? How to protect the environment How can we protect the environment?
Go with the flow, as a Jedi Knight waves a lightsaber about. Eyes closed, in harmony, effortlessly saving the environment with the awareness of a precious Earth that sustains us. Watching, many a Jedi Knight maybe wearing a mask, maybe not, they are well. Goodness is here to help the environment, a random respiratory sickness is taking care of our lifeline, our Mother Earth. So think of others and our home, go with the change, today, tomorrow, sure, cause our environment will be fine and easily remind us of our fragile, mortality…
What an interesting experience creating and launching a coming of age series about brothers’ growth from rags to riches in Los Angeles. And now, the first half of these young adult books, that were written in 1999 have been expressed with you. Twenty years later, I get to follow through with the story of a passionate rising movie star, an abusive, homeless boy that rises to meteoric success through deception. And their friends who overlook this deception and passionate, rage because friendship and love means more coming of age.
The following two Episodes of these young adult books will be provocative and a bit raw like the first two. Imagining an urban fiction that takes place in Los Angeles from years ago where the norm isn’t so normal like now. So open your mind and enjoy the ride as you experience a rags to riches tale that might be much more than material.