Well, this is awkward. My roommate, who’s been great, has taken a job up north and now I have to find a new place in May. But I am unemployed and my income is just enough to pay the rent every month. So I have no money to get a new place. Yet, I have to get out of here by May 25. I have not found yet, which was what I needed to get the money. It’s very hard when you are handicapped. So I am turning to my friends and readers to see if they can help me out one more time. I did not want to ask but my backs against the wall. Here are the details.
Any help is appreciated. I have less than a month to lock in a place and they go fast here in San Diego.
At long last, you can order my graphic novel 2 To The Chest on Amazon in print. Here is the link.
Troy Geist is a LAPD officer who comes into the possession of something that powerful forces are out to take from him. It may be the answer to a question people have sought for thousands of years. And he only has to die before he finds out what it is.
My next book will probably be the long-awaited collection of my series Twister which only had one issue printed. It’s all done and ready to go.
I am busy putting together a collected trade of my comic 2 To the Chest. All the work is done and will be finally collected in print and in digital format.
The art is by Jose Aviles, writing by myself. I self-published it 10 years ago but the last two issues never came out due to problems I had printing it overseas.
The new one will all be available worldwide via Amazon and through better booksellers. Retailers who are interested in ordering it can contact me through this site.
Troy Geist is a young cop who’s shot while pursuing a murder suspect. Troy has a near death experience where he leaves his body and sees the suspect hide evidence in bushes a block from where he was shot. When he recovers weeks later, Troy goes looking for that evidence and finds it. In doing so. Troy unleashes a Pandora’s box of trouble as several mysterious groups try to get it. What they are after is a mystery which may be the answer to the greatest mystery of them all.
The book should be available digitally next week and in print the week after.
People have asked me how I got through my hell of a year or so ago. A lot of it was from the support I got which I will never forget. But also, I try to remain positive. I focus on the fact that there is always a better day ahead of you if you can just get past the bad ones. The worst thing a person can do is give up before they win.
This is why I hope those of you who are so despondent right now do not get depressed over Trump being president. Because, for one thing, you are being lied to by the press. I know you want to think I’m deluded but I’d say just wait a month or two and you may be surprised.
Yeah, you think you know him but you probably don’t. Unsourced articles in The New Yorker or HuffPo are not doing you favors. The media is trying to scare Democrats because they are afraid they are losing ground. And they are. The good news is, he is a reformer. What he will do is change a lot of things and many for the good. Again, I know you are shaking your head. But I’m telling you that if you give in to negativity, you will only make your feelings worse. You might as well just try to relax, take a deep breath and not let the negative people feed your paranoia.
What you are feeling is what a lot of conservatives felt when Obama won. And look what happened, many of them came out stronger in the end. It can happen to you. he is not out to bury us, like you may think. He actually does know what he is doing, you just don’t agree.
A much bigger thing to worry about is a global economic crisis which has been building. China is a bubble. So is the EU. They will pop. The US is 20 trillion in debt thanks to Obama. So we could do. There could be a global depression worse than the one in the 30s. It won’t be Trump’s fault, but he is doing what he can to avert it.
It would be much better of we all pulled together and tried to stay positive and focus on our lives and family.
Like it or not, President Trump is sworn in and already making changes. He took the penalties out of the ACA and canceled our TPP deal. Maybe this will cheer you up, or maybe not. I thought it was pretty funny.
I’ve been fascinated with urban farming for a while, following stories about factory farms set up in cities using hydroponic systems to grow food without the need for pesticides or chemicals. The food is sold to restaurants as locally produced farm to table. But this led me to a new growing trend where people are doing it in their homes and backyards using systems designed for consumers.
What’s fascinating is, these revolutionary systems let you tower farm in places with a very small footprint. In other words, vertical farming. This is where a tube, with holes cut for the plants, let you grow vertically in a very small space like your balcony in an apartment. And you can farm most of your produce needs at home for very little money. People can make their own towers very cheaply. If you go to youtube there are plenty of videos like this one that show how to make one for under $10. Here’s another.
But these two systems you can buy are not really expensive. About the price of a good barbecue, but they pay for themselves and require very little materials and water. They allow you to home farm all year round.
The first system is Garden Tower 2. It uses soil and you can put 20 plants or more in your tower. The plants stick out of holes in the side, It has a central column where you throw in worms at the start and any compost or food scraps for the worm to digest, You water the tower from the top and it all trickles down through the soil which the worms have all left their droppings in which acts like powerful fertilizer for the plants. The water eventually collects in a reservoir at the bottom which you can reuse. Because it passed through the soil it will be full of ‘worm tea’ which is rich in nutrients. The plants that grow from this are way better than the stuff in the stores. There’s a video on the link that explains it in more detail. I am torn between wanting this one and the next one.
The second system is the Tower Garden. The system is similar except the tower is narrower and taller. It does not use soil or worms. Instead, the roots are hanging inside the tube and are watered on a continuous timer using nutrients. The water is reused so it trickles down into a tank and is pumped back up again. The plants that grow from this system seem even more impressive but this uses some electricity for the pump.
I am very interested in doing these once I get into a better space than I’m in now. Because there is nothing that compares to fresh, homegrown food. The taste is so much better and when you can do it without pesticides and other issues, it’s a lot healthier for you. The amount of work is way less than a normal garden. You will also see less bugs because it’s off the ground. No gophers and the like, though these systems are not good for root vegetables. It’s great for vine type plants and herbs. Also leafy greens.
There are tons of videos on YouTube about it if you search on Tower Gardens. If it interests you like it did me, check it out.