Sabtu, 30 Oktober 2010

I Love Writing Murder Mysteries

This picture was taken while I was writing my new murder mystery, Day Stalker, and it's obvious that I am in a trance and possessed by some unknown evil entity. How I am able to write scary, dark and unusual novels is now out in the open for all to see.

How many times have I tried to explain to everyone that it's not me writing this stuff? I have begged, "Please, don't shoot the messenger," again and again to deaf ears. "It's just fiction, for goodness sakes, get a life!"

Now, maybe truth will prevail and family will speak to me again instead of just weirdos, who enjoy creepy and sick books, e-mailing me and begging for more. Surely loved ones can see that I am not to blame for the horrible murders and disgusting behavior of the fictional characters portrayed.

I just can't take any more rejection. Please, someone help me.... Oh, by the way, Sandy and I were talking about new titles and story lines for my third murder mystery on the way back from our stay in Quartzsite, Arizona. We came up with some gruesome ideas. Isn't it exciting?

Write on,


Halloween Village

Happy Halloween, everyone! Enjoy....

Carvings by, Ray Villafane

Kamis, 28 Oktober 2010

Been there, done that!

Think you know all about Been there, done that? Click the title of this blog and learn. My point? My point is that we all think we have been there, and done that, but the truth is we haven't been or done much of anything in our middle-class pathetic lives. Why? Because the five percent of the people who own America won't let us, that's why!

Stop and think about it...remember the hippies who rebelled about everything happening in our country in the late sixties and seventies? They were getting high, naked, having fun and protesting up a storm. The owners of the U.S.A. freaked. Why? Because they were not in control of a large segment of our young society who were supposed to work, pay taxes, go to war and serve the wealthy few, that's why.

This time the threats of hell and damnation did not control the young people who finally realized that organized religion was designed to control and a devil living inside the middle of the earth was pure bull poop. The devil was found to be living in the Congress of our country and instead of serving us, we ended up serving a pack of devils who voted themselves raises, immunity, separate health care, perks and heaven only knows what else without asking We the People.

Where was I when all this was going on? Right along side you, working my butt off trying to earn a living while supporting illegal aliens with a list of benefits that would choke a horse. I was right along side of you working my butt off to pay for corruption and graft in our government and private corporations. I was right along side of you working my butt off supporting pork barrel programs that went through Congress like a dose of salt and We the People never even had a chance to vote on the programs in the first place!

America, we have been had and I have had enough. November 2, 2010, is the day of reckoning. Let all political incumbents beware. The hammer is going to fall. It's time to clean up the mess and clean out those who caused it, and those who condoned it by not speaking up. We the People will now speak a language you can understand. The language is English and the message is that we are going to take back our country!

Write on,


Minggu, 24 Oktober 2010

Quartzsite Book Mecca

Let me see...Quartzsite, Arizona; population during the summer is about 2,500 when the temperature reaches 118 degrees in the shade.

The Quartzsite population during the winter is 100,000 (when the temperature is about 75 degrees) and 100% of those people are over the age of fifty. 80% of those folks read books while staying the winter. 70% of these people read murder mysteries.

That means 50, 000 retired desert rats who spend the winter in Quartzsite read murder mysteries and I just happen to have one, Evil in the Mirror, for sale. In fact, come January, I will have my second book, Day Stalker, published and I can sell two books to all the trailer trash like ourselves.

Duh? No brainer....We have a lot and motor home in Quartzsite to sell out of this winter. See ya!

Write on,


Rabu, 20 Oktober 2010

Complacency Sucks

As November draws near, I find myself sick of unsolicited political phone calls and e-mails, even from candidates I intend to vote for. Please let the back stabbing cease, enough is enough! It is no wonder thousands of people don't bother to vote. They can't see the good candidates from the bad.

One thing is for sure though; not voting is wrong. We have a civic duty to vote using our best judgment and commonsense. Complacency sucks and our enemies from within and without depend on us not voting so they can keep their evil agendas going.

I for one am not willing to give up anything without a fight. Our country is worth fighting for, and in a world that operates on the principle that only the fittest survive, we all should be ready and willing to do what is necessary for our personal and democratic principled survival.

I cannot get the picture out of my mind of the worst elements of the Mexican people holding up flagpoles with their country's flag on top and our flag upside down on the bottom during a demonstration in the U. S. A.! Others in the demonstration were giving the American people obscene jesters and hateful looks, while police and bystanders looked on complacently. It reminded me of pictures I had seen of early German Nazis parading in downtown Berlin before Hitler came into power. His power was first made possible by German complacency. Remember, Hitler was not even German!

It doesn't matter if you are from the left or right politically. Today's U.S.A. is vastly different from the way we were fifty years ago. Had any other countries' citizenry stepped on our land and desecrated our flag in that manner, it would have been all over for them but the crying.

I am sickened by this behavior from people who expect a good life handed to them on a silver platter. I have worked my butt off for the things I am now losing because of the drain. But, worse yet, I am more sickened by the complacency of our own citizenry who won't stand up, get to the polls and vote for a chance for change, no matter how slight that chance may be.

Although violence has been the catalyst for change in our country's history, I personally don't advocate violence unless my life or family's life is threatened. Even though we do have the right to protect ourselves in this country, I believe the answer lies at the polls. You will find me there voting in the November election and I hope to see you there as well.

I'm just saying,


Two Cans Short A Six-pack

Oh, it even gets better.... The put downs are never ending since I forgot my twin brother's birthday!

How about this anonymous e-mail I received; "You are impervious to brain damage!", or this one; "IQ lower than a snakes belly in a wagon rut!". I thought this was cruel; "Knitting with only one needle!", and what about this one; "A few pixels short an image!"

Enough, already...but another e-mail arrives; "Living proof that nature does not abhor a vacuum!", and then another; "Looking for a nickel in the corner of a circular room!"

I can't take anymore, stop the e-mails! The e-mails have stopped, thank you....

Then the phone rings and here is the message; "A few tacos short of a fiesta platter!", a few minutes later another call; "Music by Mozart, choreography by Beavis & Butthead!", and yet another call; "Needs both hands to wipe his behind!"

I recognize the voice, it's my twin brother. I guess he can't take a joke.

I'm just saying,


PS: Sometimes I can't help but write a stupid blog. This is one of those times.

Selasa, 19 Oktober 2010

Halloween Truths

You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

10. You get winded from knocking on the door.

9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.

8. You ask for high fiber candy only.

7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag,
you lose your balance and fall over.

6. People say: "Great Boris Karloff Mask,"
And you're not wearing a mask.

5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." And can't remember the rest.

4. By the end of the night,
you have a bag full of restraining orders.

3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece.

2. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.
And the number one reason Seniors should not go
Trick Or Treating...

1. You keep having to go home to pee.

E-mailed by a great friend and fellow trickster, Annie Taylor.

Write on,


Senin, 18 Oktober 2010

The Miracle Horses


Connections Equine Therapy Program (a not for profit corporation) in Cornville, Arizona, desperately needs financial aid to keep the program alive for challenged boys, girls, men and women. My wife and I have been volunteers at Connections for seven years and have seen firsthand the miracles that horse therapy provides to our human community.

If you could only see the light of hope shining from the eyes of adults who have not only never ridden a horse, but are so physically challenged that they never in their wildest dreams thought it possible in the first place!

If you could only see the light of hope shining from the eyes of children who, for the first time, groom a therapy horse from a wheelchair and find a lifelong friend!

If you could only see the light of hope shining from the eyes of young and old, dealing with addictions, learning how to handle and care for a therapy horse and, in the process, learning about themselves!

If you could only see the sadness and pain in the eyes of the dedicated founders, board members, and volunteers who have spent years watching these miracles and who now understand, without immediate financial help, this program will be lost to all of its clients!

The eyes are a window to the soul, and the soul of Connections Equine Therapy Program is crying. Please Google Connections Equine Therapy Program and see firsthand the goodness this program represents. In a world with so much negativity, especially right now, how can we watch such a wonderful and positive program that helps so many cease to exist?

Please help us help others who cannot help themselves. Our dream is to be able to say, "The program lives!"

Mitt Winstead
Camp Verde, Arizona