This is such a crazy, busy time of year, but I wanted to stop for a minute – although I’m continuing to write amidst the chaos – and wish all of you an amazing and wonderful Merry Christmas and a New Year 2017 that’s filled with joy and prosperity! Enjoy your friends and family, and be encouraged to go after your dreams in the New Year. Do what you love and don’t listen to anyone who tells you not to go for it. Be unstoppable and refuse to give up!
Ours is an ever-changing world; one in which we often times have very little control. Our beliefs, expectations, and the way we choose to think and feel about ourselves and others determine everything that happens to us. We only have complete control over one thing in this world we live in – our thinking – and what actions we take as a result of those thoughts. Using our minds to consider or reason what we should do will determine the results that we get. If we change the quality of our thinking for the better, we can change the quality of our lives almost overnight.
So below, I have listed some great motivational quotes – some which you have probably heard many times but hold true – so that you can take control of your thoughts, think positively and make life changes that will ensure success.
Walt Disney – “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Rob Siltanen – “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe – Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough, we must do.”
Dr. Henry Link – ” We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.”
Albert Einstein – “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
Theodore Roosevelt – ” Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.”
C. S. Lewis – “You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
Brian Tracy – “Fake it until you make it. Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.”
Helen Keller – “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
Harvey Mackay – “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, it makes those around me better.”
Confucius – “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
Charles R. Swindoll – “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
Norman Vincent Peale – “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be happy.”
William James – “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
Aldous Huxley – “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
Robert H. Schuller – “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
Mark Twain – “Courage is resistance to fear – mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”
Unknown – “Good things come to those who wait. Greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”
Unknown – “Life has 2 rules – 1. Never quit, and 2. Always remember rule #1.”
Unknown – “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
So here’s to thinking positively, being fearless, and living life to the fullest. Have a great day!
Having just published a book about genetically altered children, “Tinker Smith and the Conspiracy of Oz”, I thought it might be interesting to track down some of the TV series and movies where this possibility has been explored. I have seen many of these, being a Sci-Fi buff. I have quite a collection of DVDs that range from (in my opinion) great to really terrible, but I enjoy them all. I have to say though, the Sci-Fi books in most cases, are far better than the movies. I guess being an author I would say that, but I have found it to be true.
Here are fifteen of them that you might want to check out –
ROBOCOP – 1987 – In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
LUCY – 2014 – A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
IN TIME – 2010 – In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth.
X-MEN – 2000 – Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
TRANSDENDENCE – 2014 – A scientist’s drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.
DEADPOOL – 2016 – A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.
ICE SOLDIERS – 2013 – A scientist discovers the bodies of three frozen genetically modified Russians buried in the Canadian North. Upon thawing them out he realizes he has unleashed a deadly threat to Western society and must stop them at all costs.
GATTACA – 1997 – A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
PROMETHEUS – 2012 – Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone.
THE 6TH DAY – 2000 – Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU – 1996 – After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.
HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP – 1996 – While a town is in a state of alert, the monster of the sea keeps mutating the townspeople at an alarming rate. A researcher finds a genetic disorder that has been caused by a chemical that has been dumped into the water that has caused the creature to have an alarming appetite.
DARK ANGEL – TV – 2000 – A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.
SPIDERMAN – 2002 -Having been bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
THE FLY – 1986 – A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
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Return to the world of Oscar Zoroaster, The Wizard of Oz and many of the characters from L. Frank Baum’s classic books. Enjoy a whole new world where Oz is once again in the spotlight, along with ten genetically altered children who are attempting to save the world from this power hungry scientist who is determined to control the world with a computer virus. Johnny and his father meet Tinker, one of the ten children and together they forge ahead in the hope of survival in a strange world of machination and espionage. Their survival could be determined by how they utilize their fantastic genetic abilities, but will they have the determination to stop Oscar Zoroaster, and yet retain some semblance of their own humanity in the process?
The Iconic characters of L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic “Wizard of Oz” books are revived once again with an entirely new twist that is more in step with the present times.
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“TINKER SMITH & THE CONSPIRACY OF OZ”
– The Iconic characters of L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic “Wizard of Oz” books are revived once again with an entirely new twist that is more in step with the present times –
Ten children are stolen from their parents while at a summer camp and genetically altered. They have become part human and part something else, each with extraordinary capabilities. These new abilities cause them to become freaks in a society that is being altered by the geneticist who made them – Oscar Zoroaster, the self proclaimed Wizard of Oz. His technological prowess is far beyond standard science and he deploys it on an unsuspecting populace causing worldwide chaos. This evil genius wants to reshape the world using a computer virus called EPITOMY and will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
Johnny, a young boy and his father find themselves thrust into this world of espionage and technology that stretch their imaginations to the limit. Johnny meets Tinker, one of the ten children, and together they forge ahead in the hope of survival.
Unknown to anyone, Oscar has created a subprogram within the virus, the Oz Immortality Sequence. In the event of death – reanimation takes effect. Can it be stopped, or has Oz unleashed a technological mammoth that will bring the world to its knees?
The Oz books were originally written for children, but became classics for all ages, eventually being made into several unforgettable movies. “The Wizard of Oz” movie of 1939 went on to become one of the most watched movies in cinematic history. If you are a fan of L. Frank Baum’s books, or even if you’ve never read them before, this new novel with its compelling characters and their camaraderie, seemingly impossible obstacles and exciting fates will keep you captivated in this uncommon fantasy world.
Keep checking for future updates on this forthcoming novel!