Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing: Who are we?

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Life in the United States has never been ideal. Romanticizing the past removes the realities of death that surrounded the courageous fight to gain Independence and everything that has happened since. 

Every person who has ever shrugged off the removal of established rules within society and common sense practices has been and will always enable problems. 

When people live in a fantasy world they choose to believe that there will be no consequences, or are 'surprised' when any tragic event occurs - like the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Always ignore everyone who argues that rules don't matter, that all life isn't sacred and that there is no right and wrong. 

And no, I'm not in favor of the death penalty. Instead, I believe that life in prison without parole is the better punishment for all violent crimes. 
I intentionally used to publish my first ebook: 
Fast Fiction and Other StuffThat platform is the number 1 eBook publishing site in the world. That decision has since proven to be worthwhile in many ways.

Writing and properly editing a book is hard work. Formatting it to fit the digital screen is hardly a creative endeavor. Promoting a book in many forms takes persistence and skill. 

I'm proud of my tome and of the response it has earned to-date. I encourage anyone who has the ability to write and to publish their own work to do so. 

There have been, are and will always be many great stories to tell in our world. Make yours one of them.
Social media connections are important in life. Here are some of mine:

The Paris Review The best site for readers and writers in the world.

Blessed2Play by Ron Meyer via EWTN

Meltzer's Musings by Bill Meltzer via 

Jen Groover Her name says it all. Click and you'll know why.

The Sports Critic by Raymond Bureau

Assist Social Media by Elizabeth Maness

Awaken the Magic by Maryellen Brady

Positive Calm by Solvita Bennet

(Over the years I've been honored to write guest posts on various friends' websites. Social media connections, just like all other friendships in life, build trust.)
These are some of the high achievers I've had the opportunity to interview during the past few years...
Allison Baver: US Olympian Facing Every Challenge
A Model's Life: An Interview with Kourtney Reppert
The Always Fashionable Biana DeMarco: Interview
I look forward to becoming friends on Facebook  

Let's connect on LinkedIn
Follow me on Twitter @SeanyOB
Visit my RantSports Author Page,
my Examiner Contributor Page,
or my Yahoo Contributor Page 
My recent feature: State of the Union Address: Commonsense Gun Response Warranted was written in response to an assignment from the Yahoo News editorial team.
Here is a special feature that highlights many of our collective childhood memories:  When Baseball Cards were King.

I always find myself thinking about those bygone days spent with elementary school friends and family members when the baseball season is being played. Don't ever forget that part of who were are today and part of who we will always be, is forever tied to who we were way back when. 
The Coolest Old School Philadelphia Phillies feature is one that will make mature fans smile and newer fans wish that they were alive way back when. 
Whenever the NHL playoff season nears, I recall those 1970s' days when I first began to love this great game. 

Nothing has topped the meaning that the hockey cards mentioned in this piece still hold for me. Here's a link to the article that continues to rank among the most-read features that I've written since 2010...
Topps Hockey Card Mystery is Revealed.
At the end of 2012, I was ranked among's Top 100 Contributors. Yahoo cited more than 600,000 paid writers as of the end of that year. Click on my Contributor Page to learn more.
My most recent Examiner Television feature on the mystery surrounding J.R. Ewing's killer.

I've also included a link to my most recent Yahoo entertainment feature article: Dallas and the Legacy of J.R. Ewing.
Philadelphia Flyers' Legends
Each of these Flyers' legends (Brian Propp, Dave Poulin and Tim Kerr) deserved their own article. So, that's why these three features were written...
Here is a link to the story about Propp: 
The link to Poulin's piece: 
Philadelphia Flyers' Captain Dave Poulin Earned Permanent Respect
Last, but not least, here's Kerr's link:
Philadelphia Flyers' Tim Kerr Was a True Power Forward
Here's a link to very popular offbeat feature that's sure to make you laugh: Top 10 Old School Professional Wrestling Characters

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