Saturday, July 25, 2015

Until September

Until September is the name of a romantic, historical novel set in the old west and also of an R-rated film about the romantic infidelity of a married French man and an American woman, tour guide. Aside from those irrelevant items the expression until September is the circumstance I am facing. My wish to release this July 2015 a new edition of 57 Pages: A Short Book of Thought-Motivating Cartoons with the explanations of each cartoon.
It appears I will come upon the necessary resources to complete a more desirable edition of the book. So it seems sensible to involved more time, preparation and effort to produce a worthwhile revision that is pleasing to the public. It might be until September or until October the revised book will be released. People have to wait until then for the fall season harvest. That process of time and natural production can be appreciated. I did not read the book, seen the movie entitled Until September.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Matter of Taste

Could you imagine the tide of human change sending an individual sweet sailing on a blissful day of blue skies, puffy, white clouds, and bright sunshine? While another person is drowning in a dark cloudy, raging sea storm. The legalization nationwide in the United States of same-sex marriage is a dramatic storm of social change. A strengthening number see this change as a bright sunny advancement of civil rights justice.
Others could sense the storm clouds moving in, darkening as evidence of humanity's downward spiral from morality. The traditional family of a man, his wife, his children and the grandparents, of course, appear to be losing their lasting clout in the basic unit of human society. No doubt many are happy about the recent, majority Supreme Court decision favoring homosexual marriages. "Love is love" supporters proclaim while waving multicolored, rainbow flags and banners in public demonstrations. Or some may remark, "some people are gay, get over it!" It is an unkind statement because many of us non-embracing of legalized, same-sex unions have been realizing this obvious fact. We have been respecting with tolerance people's option to practice homosexuality in their lives. Personally I feel it is unjust-inhuman to bully, defraud or mistreat people because of their choice of sexuality.

It seems apparent that advocates of homosexuality want much more than our respectful tolerance. They want much more than establishing full, civil rights for same-sex couples and families. Do they not strive in removing any trace of disgrace, shame or guilt of practicing homosexuality? Do they not relish for the complete nullification of any, seeming abnormality? For an example of a man bedding a man (or boy) as a woman. Or two, women partners parenting a trove of children in their busy household? Do they lust for the elimination of any reasoning question, any doubts or basic, biological facts that their choice of sexuality is not realistic, is unacceptable? Is it not true nowadays people are afraid to acknowledge their own, internal sense of right and wrong - because of the widespread acceptance of homosexuality?
Maybe I am one of those who would experience that great tide of human change sweeping over and drowning him. Might I merit this outcome after featuring anti-homosexual cartoons on my now-deleted, blog sites? And was it due to me after writing non-supportively of homosexual practices in my current book, Curtis on the News: The Unfinished Chronicles, 2008-2013?  How about the so-called karma heading my way after publishing two, anti-homosexual cartoons in the book, 57 Pages: A Short Book of Thought-Motivating Cartoons? All this appears to ask for trouble because it is not good to openly communicate that same-sex fornication is wrong, right?

A massive, ocean tide that flushes out onto the beach could recede into the large body of water. How do we know? We learn this process is a part of our understanding of gravity, of the sea currents, the wind force, of the nature of water. No one has ever been successful in keeping the tides from going back from where they came. There are absolute truths of humanity that are impossible to hold back or vanquish from our sight.
To humankind the real consequences of homosexuality could be experienced favorably or unfavorably, it depends on the person. How adversely like an unsafe driver who prized the privileges of operating a vehicle, but dislike the limiting, traffic restrictions. Whereas the other driver appreciates the traffic regulations for his safety and others and is still able to enjoy driving. There is our real choice whatever to endorse same-sex unions or not to support it. My writings and cartoons are in acknowledgment of the facts a man can choose to open his eyes to, but will find that impossibility to shut his sight away. Because there is an acknowledgment of having freedom. It is the price of accountability.

A man and woman who willingly enter a martial arrangement are aware of their obligations. Otherwise, they would not make those audible vows before the eyes of family and friends as witnesses. The couple would not sign a marriage license before those same persons. With happiness, they accept their roles of accountability. Isn't it exactly the same with homosexual couples, because 'love is love'?
No question gay couples might have an intense love for each other and do many good acts for one another. Such individuals may be knowledgeable, be outstanding pet owners and highly skillful in their secular work. They may be the very best of supportive friends and are capable of raising children. What affects all these good abilities, traits or qualities, is it your education or your background? My viewpoint is something significant we all can have regardless of who we are or where we originated. Is it love that could affect all we do? Love is a word that has been overused and being applied to most anything. Therefore, what is your definition of true love?

We know it is a powerful emotion that could help us accomplish good for ourselves and others. Remember the pie-making lady from a previous posting here? People may say she made her fruit and custard pies with love. You would taste the difference from someone who made same uncaringly, or with hate. Why?  Because not only has she use the best ingredients available to her. She also gave her careful time in preparation and following ground rules in cooking. With that understanding should there not be vital guidelines in exercising true love? Should not this potent emotion support sensible principals? How true we need common sense in our love for others.
For that reason, my viewpoint is that the quality of love in a heterosexual marriage is not the same for homosexual marriages. In a same-sex union, there are serious violations greater than of a man and woman arguing and throwing things at one another. Those violations are against their existences as male and female genders. Because men and women by nature are different from each other physically yes, but also psychologically and chemically inside and out. These variations even include our sweat glands and how our brains function. The same-sex marriage is biologically not a good recipe regardless of the strong passions involved.

True it is people chose to marry their same gender regardless, and many do support them. They know deep within themselves as others witness them, realizing from their living as females and males. That these arrangements are unnatural. How could true love be reasonably sustained if you break the law against yourself as a man or as a woman? The backing and praises from others does not erase those clear-cut establishments of human nature. That mass agreement is the high wave receding into the sea of reality. Therefore, I felt inclined to include those cartoons about homosexuality in my book, with viewpoints that might not be expressed elsewhere. And I wrote about the problems of homosexuality in another book, as was done for other social ailments resulting from law-breaking and the ignoring of vital principals.

Vandalism being noticed at a Brentwood, New York bus stop, it is an indication of lawbreaking and disregard for both local administrations and fellow citizens. The advancement of civil rights for practices of homosexuality would accomplish little promoting respect for law and order in human society. How could new legislation fostering immorality in communities help to maintain acceptable standards of decency and morality among their citizens? 

Here is another matter, would not those cartoons and writings be unnecessary because people are born gay or are unable to change their sexual orientation? How unreasonable to ask any parent if their reproduction organs were designed and programmed to produce gay children. Real heterosexual parents have loved and accepted their children who chosen to practice homosexuality. Those grown-ups from the start never planned willfully to beget homosexual infants. Most likely they had different, future aspirations for their girls and boys according to their sexes. If people believe in God, there is no excuse to blame him more so. Medical scientists discovered faulted, human genes, hereditary diseases, militant cancers-but never homosexual genes in our DNA coding.

There are, however, very powerful psychological, emotional and sociological factors that affected people's sexual identities. How unjust a boy or girl was sexually assaulted by same gender adults. Or youths might be impacted by their parents' shady behaviors and embarrassing treatment of them. Maybe it was a guy or girl's life-long, bad experiences with the opposite sex. There are numerous, unwanted occurrences a person may have chosen not to be influencing their lives. Is any of these social elements sound reasons to remain unchanged as practicing homosexuals? If you say yes, reconsider please what you are believing or not believing.
There are countless, real-life accounts of people restoring their lives positively after painful childhoods, horrible tragedies and after experiencing severe injustices. So if a person could overcome their slavery to drug abuse, alcoholism, smoking or otherwise. Could not anyone win over the adamant temptations of homosexuality. In fact, some might have found it easier to resist same-sex practices than to live as gay persons. Many proven this, for some it might have been that resistance after becoming sick. After a period of recovery, they chose to resume homosexuality. When they had the option to adapt to a heterosexual life. Is it a genetic or sociological impossibility, or is it a person's decision that keeps an individual active in homosexuality?

If it is a choice, then this is good news for someone desiring a way out. The way out does not have to be unreasonable like going to some evangelical, brain detox-boot camp. There would be that daily struggle to resist of course. Nonetheless, the wrong temptations might immensely lessen when a person wisely steers clear from the wrong associates and wrongful environments, entertainment, media, and all else endorsing homosexuality. Also a sincere individual fighting homosexual urges may choose healthful environments, companions, reading materials and whatever else that will help him, or her maintain their resolve. Our choices would affect how we live day to day.
To recap a little of what was being discussed here we know legalized, homosexual marriages is the law of the land in the US and other nations. A massive, climbing number of persons including some political and church leaders support it. But it is what it is. We don't have to guess much that millions want to continue practicing homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexualism. It is their life's option along with the pleasures and consequences with it. They should not be mistreated or abused for their choice of sexual orientation.
We can reasonably assume there may be some individuals who could successfully choose to discontinue homosexuality. They should not be mistreated or discouraged from living that decision according to the laws of human nature instilled in us since our embryo stage of life. Therefore my writings and cartoons non-supportive of homosexuality could not be out-date or currently be found unnecessary. Because that sweeping tide of worldly acceptance will not overcome every person. It will never drown out what have been existing in every man and woman, and in every family and any generation.

Friday, July 10, 2015

What Is In A Title May Be In Your Dirt

An unknown author wrote a novella about a widowed, childless man redesigning and restoring his storm damaged backyard into a wonderfully landscaped, mini-park. He begins to do the work by himself.  Later as the story goes on his once complaining, doubtful neighbors join in to assist him. Some more people from the local community lent a hand to the project, donating food and supplies to the workers. From the beginning, it is a filthy and messy job for this one man on his own. Because for him there was a lot of mud, dirt, rock and dust to dig, remove and redistribute in that medium-sized backyard. Therefore, the novice woman author decides to title her book 'Dirt.' In a critical review of the author's first-time novella, a book critic complained about the title. "I know there is a lot of dirt in the story. The characters talk about it. But why call the book 'Dirt'? Dirt is dirt, what is the meaning of it?! It is a lame title for a boring book. I am better off watching for hours my neighbor dig up his back yard than reading this nonsense. It is a waste of time, don't bother!" Other critics easily agreed in panning the short book for the same-like reasons. It seems to be a major issue with the first book critic-that bland, unambitious title. Does it matter to you as a reader?
Against the critic's disapproval a child's parents purchased the novel and read it with their son. Because the youth delightfully shares in gardening with his mother. They recalled when their son was younger he loved playing in the mud with toy bulldozers and construction loader trucks. Was the 'awful' book a loss of their money of the price of $5.99 plus sales tax? The child sent a letter to the book critic. "You have a lot of trouble with the title. I can help you with that mister. I know why it is called Dirt", the 9-year old explains in his letter. "It is because 72 percent of the book is about dirt." The boy continues in his letter. "You missed the part when the old man found an unusual jewelry belonging to his late wife in the dirt. And how it helped him be closer to his neighbors. Some of them also knew his wife. It was a thrill to read how the old man got up in the middle of the night and yelled, 'I am the dirt's menace. I will get control of my yard!' The pie-making lady told the old man that 'dirt can be our friend too, it gives us good things to eat.' The writer did not give the man a name, but she made him so real to us! I almost see him sitting next to me writing this letter to you. He sits tired from his hard work, having his favorite ginger tea and poppy seed crackers. But I feel him watching me, he waits to give me advice like my grandpa." 

"The story is very moving; it made my mother cry. I told my older sister what the old man said to make her feel better." The boy's letter was much longer than the critic's capsule review of the book named Dirt. "A week later " he relates, "we all heard my sister say out loud in her bedroom, 'I am my cancer menace! I will get control of my life!' For the first time, I saw my dad cried since my grandma died. He told me real men can cry because Jesus did. So I cried with him, he hugged me and then my sister and my mom. We all cried together. This moment looked so silly of us. But I felt really good. My father said the old man reminded him of my grandfather. I think they are two different, old men. My grandfather lost my grandmother two years ago. I miss her so much. My grandfather lives by himself and always argues dad and uncle Ralph that he can take care of himself. But he needs friends just like the old man in the story to help him be happy. I remember now what the ebony black man said to the old man, 'why do you keep me from helping you? We are brothers of different colors and ethnicity, we who descended from Noah, from Adam, who was being formed out of the dirt you are wrestling with.' I am glad the old man listened to the African immigrant neighbor."

The boy did not stop writing yet. "We were surprised that the old man did not marry the pie-making lady. She was a sweet woman like my Aunt Ollie. My mom said they should have fallen in love because the old man is lonely. We sent the book to my grand father as a gift." The boy then asks the book critic, "so why did you hate this book? Why did you tell us not to read it?" The boy's mother wisely advised him to use good manners in writing letters and not to expect an answer from the book critic. Was there more to the story than dirt the boy saw and the critic did not? My realization there are errors in my book 57 Pages which should be re-addressed and corrected. The obligation is on me as much as a mechanic should without cost repair the mechanical faults he unintentionally caused in his customer's car. My viewpoint is that the title is not one of those problems a book critic recently found himself contending. The following is an except from his review dated June 19, 2015, it is the book' product page:

"There was zero humor. There were numerous grammatical errors. In fact, I have no idea why it was even called "57 Pages"! Yes, there were 57 "chapters", some of which had 1 cartoon, some of which had several, but within the chapters there was no continuity between the cartoons, either aesthetically, topically, or otherwise. Nothing made sense at all."

The critic spoke truthfully in saying there are unrelated cartoons in the sections. The book did indicate each drawing gives attention to a varying theme or subject matter. The book did not specify there would be stories within the chapters. Also the book never conveyed on the cover, the book's product page and introduction section it would address a primary subject in the sections. 
The sections are numbered to 57, yet are not titled like television series' episodes. For example, I felt it was wise to separate the two cartoons about suicide, rather than place them in the same chapter. Why? Because each of those cartoons has a varying theme on suicide, having different angles of viewpoints with various, cartoon people. In between, before and after these line drawings about suicide are other, non-suicide themed cartoons that help us to appreciate the gift of life. 
My other book, Curtis on the News: The Unfinished Chronicles, 2008-2013 (Book One) have both numbered and titled chapters. That book's introduction explains book's title using 'unfinished chronicles'. Yet the two books are listed in different genres. Let us consider this specification some more. The reviewer did complained about the title of the book having 57 sections or chapters. The title he read also include 'a collection of' cartoons. With a collection of humor drawings on various themes there is no obligation to have a central theme, a complete story or include principal characters. 

The book genre is also of art in cartooning and comic books, good or wrong you may find it. Nook Press and Amazon have the book listed as fiction because the cartoons are not documentary or based on actual accounts. Amazon and Nook Press also list the book as a graphic novel because in two, separate chapters there is comic book-like panels showing the same, cartoon people. In one section of a doctor and his client, there is a trace of continuity as the two, same characters interact in different scenes. In the current edition of 57 Pages, there are no more than three cartoons in one chapter, not 'several' as the reviewer claimed.
The book critic also stated there was no continuity topically. This assertion is obviously not true just from the previous reference to suicide. The purposeful, end-of-life choice is not old news either. Because these self caused deaths have increased in Japan and the United States at alarming rates. According to US and World Reports journal, the US suicide rate has leaped to 2.4% since 2012, the highest in 25 years. 57 Pages have also touched on other, current subject matters as noted on the book's product page.
For the book critic to prove his point he needed to explain how or why 57 Pages does not relate to current conditions in the world. The book critic does not provide any explanation why as he stated, "within the chapters there was no continuity between the cartoons, either aesthetically, topically, or otherwise." In fact, the critic does not describe a single drawing or give his readers a unique quote from the book to support his one-star review. His readers are unable to grasp his argument why the cartoons are not "aesthetically" related. Why?
Because the critic held back giving a description or example from the book, perhaps assuming that everyone reading his review will instantaneously accept his statements. What an weak approach of book reviewing because writers still desire to improve their craft. They may be humble and willing enough to listen to critical reviews of their books and re-evaluate their work for the better. Readers may wish to learn from book reviewers what are examples and aspects of good and bad literature.

The answer could be basic, but it is truthful. There are 57 sections or chapters. So it is named 57 Pages. It is as simple as pie, almost a no brainer without having to 'fall off a log' in comprehension. In the conclusion I did explained a little more about the title, referring the number 57 to a travel route. Somewhere on route 57 or route 13 something could happen that might impact the drivers. Likewise there may be something within the 57 sections that might affect the readers. I am not saying the choice of the title is non-essential. Yet a book title is not required to be mind-boggling, thought provoking or significantly earth-shattering. A author has the freedom to employ a generalized title like 'The 39 Steps', '12 Angry Men' or like...the book named Dirt, if it relates to the overall book content. Many may agree it is what is inside the book that matters more. Since the book critic found little to understand about 57 Pages. Maybe it will be another 9-year child who sees it differently. Or it may be you (or someone else) who realizes there could be life in a handful of dirt.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Did They Understood?

To those who were willing to view these images top and bottom and comment on them. I invited people living in different countries to tell me if they understood what these cartoons in the photo images are saying to them, their meaning. It was my insistence they are honest and not hold back any deserving criticism. Would you like to know what they said?

What you see in of the photos are Nook tablet displays of actual pages from my book, 57 Pages: A Short Book of Thought-Motivating Cartoons. One of these images being shown in the Kindle Book app that allows readers to have a black background with white type. The type you can also enlarge on the screen. Google Playbook app will allow you to zoom out or enlarge the drawings. This Nook tablet is currently not on sale; it is an older model replaced by a newer version produced by Samsung. The older model is what I have. Please now take note what the commenters shared.

Of the dogs cartoon:

A woman from Singapore stated:
it's fine, except for the part "affable about our lives", which sounds a little bit awkward.

Of the prison cartoon:

A young woman in Taiwan admitted to me:

Don't really understand about that. Sorry

(I told her that her answer is okay with me. I thanked her. I also expressed my gratitude to the other commenters.)

A student in Spain sought to confirm with me:

Is it like this?
Is it like this?

1. "Loose your halo"---> disappear? 2. Inmates---> kinda foes? 3. Ambush---> unveil? discover you?

In this way, the sentence makes sense!!! I'm not quite sure!!!

A grandfather in Brazil stated:

It means that the new prisoner will be raped by the guards first and then by the inmates, because of his horrible crimes.

Of the runners cartoon:

A man in the United States shared a correction:

It is understandable.
The correction would be, " .....need to engage in a triathlon..... ".

The same grandfather from Brazil said:

It is a comment on the article and understandable.

And the same student in Spain communicated this to me:

I can understand it but not without a second look, I wouldn't say that it is the best way to explain it though it is correct!

I understood that the protagonist needs Don't for his "daily races" and also he thought that I could get them from triathlon. He also uses "opiate" as "to provide drugs" making us think that the endorphins are drugs, well, that's the point, what really are the endorphins (also well-called the substance of the happiness)? In this point, for me, it is an interesting question!!

I hope it helps you to see what others see on it!!!

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Those were their answers above. What is interesting is that these persons did not read the book, only saw what were in the photo images. The cartoons were not as visual in the photos as much these were in the e-book the book critics had copies.  There was an exception with the runners' cartoon that was not presented in a picture. I posted them a copy of it. From the majority the people above who were asked they have grasped a measure of understanding than most of the book critics thus far. Do you share their views from they seen?

This image is not in the book of 57 Pages, the shoreline of Robert Moses Beach. May you enjoy your day at the beach with the sounds of waves and tides, with soft, summer ocean breezes.

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Maybe It Should Be Made Clear...

The following  is a complete, recent review of my book, 57 Pages: A Short of Thought-Motivating Cartoons

Glad it was short, because it may be the worst thing I've ever read

I was provided with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
This will be brutally honest. I apologize in advance to the author, who I'm sure put a lot of time, effort and care into this book. But the rules of the review require me to be honest - this collection may be the worst thing I've ever read.
The cartoons were all drawn from 3 or 4 similar motifs. I understood VERY few of the author's points. When I did understand them, they were trite or pointless. The cartoons did not enhance the written words at all. There was zero humor. There were numerous grammatical errors. 
In fact, I have no idea why it was even called "57 Pages"! Yes, there were 57 "chapters", some of which had 1 cartoon, some of which had several, but within the chapters there was no continuity between the cartoons, either aesthetically, topically, or otherwise. Nothing made sense at all. If I hadn't committed to read for the review, I wouldn't have finished this book. And that's despite the fact that it was a very short read.-from Amazon/ Book Critic, Elliot Cholom, June 19, 2015

An example of a cartoon that "made no sense"?

Instead of me feeling offended of Mr. Cholom's criticism of my book, 57 Pages: A Collection of Thought-Motivating Cartoons. His words and those of the other book critics were taken to heart, given consideration by me. Although it seems true, Mr. Cholom exaggerated on one of his numerous, unexplained complaints in his short and 'brutal' review. One of the first cartoons in the book (also seen in the book's preview) features a young girl visiting Santa Claus at a shopping mall on Christmas Eve. Instead of asking Santa for new toys the little girl requested that hungry and homeless children to be relieved of the plight. How is the cartoon "trite or pointless"?
For a fact, there are millions of homeless and malnourished children struggling to survive on Christmas Eve in the nations that celebrate the traditional holiday. Sadly many of them remain in impoverished conditions year round from one Christmas season to the next. It has been claimed (yet not entirely confirmed) that by the seconds on each hour in global statistics children die of hunger and other, relative perils of poverty. It would be very unfair to suggest that Mr. Cholom is insensitive and ignorant. He may indeed be sincerely concerned about those infants' plight, but like many of us are unable to relieve them of their sufferings. However, there is little doubt many others understood the cartoon more clearly than he did.

In another cartoon, a dog relates to us about protecting his owner in the daytime and the evenings. The relative artwork in the cartoon reveals the dog nearby his owner in the darkness of the snowy, winter night. The critic did not expound how the artwork failed to enhance the written words. The style and approach to cartooning can vary among the individual artists. However, cartoons are not required to be like a fine art painting or be richly detailed. These are officially unreal, non-photographic, visual representations.

"I did not ask for your help. I can figure this out on my own!"

Mr. Cholom stated in his full review of spending time trying to understand the cartoons. And we may be attempting to get a fair grasp of what he is trying to argue. In another cartoon, a man jumps for joy when his father's creative works are being recognized. The humorous drawing reveals that the father been dead for such a long time that his son is now an aged man. Isn't it true many persons-artists especially (like Henry Darger and Franz Kafka) are finally acknowledged 'after a lifetime' or more?
As said before this critic's sayings were given the benefit of the doubt. In this consideration, I spent hours doing something not wished for by me as an author. Because this effort might remove some of the self-discovery the readers might appreciate in 57 Pages. In the book under each cartoon, I noted and offered some explanation. This new feature of explanations will be for every cartoon. Besides some of the gag lines were edited, revised-made simpler to understand. Unfortunately, I do not have yet the resources and tools to revise all the cartoons.
Mr. Cholom did not need to apologize to me for being honest, especially if his job "rules" requires it. What are those rules, do these include same-like, honorable principles being maintained by competent, book reviewers? It appears the book critic, and I have different viewpoints of what is honesty, objectivity, fairness and yes, the understanding of continuity and else more. There is another matter. If a food critic started getting very sick sampling a cuisine at a restaurant. Would he force himself to finish the entire meal to exercise fairness to the restaurant and fulfill his duty as a food critic? His editor would likely prefer him to be well enough to write the review for the next edition tomorrow. Does that sound reasonable to you?
One of those 'rules' I did not ask for or insisted is for any reviewer to force him or herself to read my book. You may ask your local reviewer. If they encounter a book, film or theater play that is affecting them negatively and they are unable to finish it. Critics likely have the option to stop 'right there' and convey in his or her review that the book was so awful I was unable to finish it. So "I will give you my evaluation up to page 41", or page 27 or 83. Or "I needed to walk out of this movie because there is too much profanity" or otherwise.
My book is not very funny, but it was not prepared to torture either. Not every editorial cartoon cause spontaneous laughter. Mines are social commentary, not- political. It is unfortunate that some from the critic group repeat that phase of reading torture after each other in their reviews regarding my book. If the reviewers are being placed in such mental pain or intellectual anguish. What was said by them might be another misrepresentation or an exaggeration to discourage any interest in my book. Why possible? Is it because they disliked the messages or themes in the cartoon more than of the grammar errors?
You do not have to do this for me. If you are viewing or reading something, even my book that is affecting you wrongly-please then consider turning away from it immediately. It is truthful to assume that the main chef and her staff would not be happy if the food critic became ill after consuming their signature dish and insisted he finish it for them. Of course, they would not want him pass out or vomit at their establishment. They have prepared the meal to be part of a favorable experience at the restaurant. Please do not harm yourself needlessly on my behalf or for anyone else, this is senseless in any intellectual activity.

Here is an example below of having my added explanations to each cartoon in my book. There may short notes or leading questions, other cartoons may have references and longer descriptions:

Author's Note:  Ingrain or ingraining have a definition of installing or inputting into something or someone. The mother said she and her husband were teaching their children, incorporating values and virtues in them. The art of parenting is a constant, fine-tuning attention upon the hearts and minds of developing youths, rendering them into responsible individuals with hard work and sacrifices in the discipline of love.

There are positive cartoons in 57 Pages including those of friendship, support and trust and self-esteem. True you will not get a belly full of laughs from the humorous drawings and the gag lines. However from the basic descriptions noted here could you imagine that the cartoons were intended to cause readers unnecessary displeasure and disheartenment? I like the cartoon of the marooned, young woman awaiting rescue while trying to ignore a threatening creature. She is a fictional individual in a fictional situation. It might not make sense, but I wish to meet such a determined person who was more concerned about her survival than breaking a fingernail.

Within this month, you may soon see an example of a cartoon being partly explained by me on the book's product pages on Amazon and Nook Press. There is an example above if you can see it on your internet browsers. If you wish to purchase 57 Pages without the explanations, you may have an opportunity to do so. Also, Nook Press and Amazon may allow you to update your copy of 57 Pages shortly after the release of the revised edition. Mr. Cholom gave particular attention to the title of my book, this subject will be covered on an upcoming posting on this site, thank you for visiting.