Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How Do You Spell Empathy With Understanding?

Considering the new apparel designed by me with one of my lesser known cartoons from 1990's, the question on the back of garment may hold attention. In answering, some people might switch the word understanding with neighborly love. Empathy is one of the topics swimming under the plot line and characters' interactions in my novel Waiting for Regina. It is another expression not stated but apparently demonstrated by willing and caring individuals. Those actions narrating in the written language may have lasting value in a world growing ever so cold in its genuine regard for the residents dwelling in it.





Monday, October 2, 2017

Would Cory Wear It?

There is the scene in Central Park, Manhattan of Regina, Mispha, and Professor Douglas having a conversation about evolution and creationism in the novel Waiting for Regina. Truthfully, I do not wish to get involve in the on-going messy debate between the science-minding evolution supporters and the religious endorsers of creationism. It appears that matter won't be resolved anytime soon. 
Rather than going in circles with an aimless debate, it is important to seek the truth. Don't you want to know the absolute knowledge of how we came into existance without religious dogma and questionable or unproven science theories? I believe those facts of life are not far from us.
It may be a matter of having humility and honesty to recognize the evidence before our eyes and inside of us. 
A simple and profound example is the human cell, a microscopic bit so advance it is staggering to comprehend. It is a living wonder containing its own control center (nucleus), factory (ribosome), energy facility (mitochondia), storage (cytoplasm), distribution (golgi), courier service (endoplasmic reticulum), and security system (cell membrane). Is there a part of our body that isn't made from cells including hair and nails, all with specified functions?


If we marvel at man's use of technology how can the cell be dismissed without an superme designer behind it? If you consider; the teachings of evolution have not explained how the cell developed and function as it is now in trillions of varieties.
Also, creationists may expect us to believe that something as advanced as a cell simply 'pop' in existance within 24 hours within a week's period with the snap of God's fingers. Here, it is not doubting God's powers are limitless and instantious. When the beauty of the earth are observing in nature, would creation be a considered a rush job?

Professional designers pre-visualize, generate concepts, get the right materials, and estimate a reasonable time frame producing their products. Design involves more than a snap of the fingers to make it happen. 
It is a thought process that might involve potent emotions, for example, hate when weapons of war are concieved and used. 
Or of love, when a mother is sewing a colorful, picture-filled quilt to cover and warm her offspring. 
Isn't it noteworthy the largest organ of our bodies does more than blanket the muscels, tissue, and bones. Our skin also aids to regulate body tempatures and transmits sensory signals to the brain. Skin can also be appealing in an array of colors and shades of the human race.
Please note another example. Many people might attest their ancestors were deformed hairy cave men, women, and children, or horsemen, neanderthals...whatever you have seen in museum glass encased exhibitions, documentary films, and publications. How many individuals embrace the pride that is how their families began, evolving from apes, monkeys, and chimps? The thought of it is offensive to me. 
Although, people today are physically imperfect, yes, how true with all our illnesses, disablities, and limitations in error-plently lives. Still, the human body is a marvel of awesome design! Professor Douglas noted (in chapter 3, Waiting for Regina) the human eye operates supremely above updated optical inventions. One of scores of reasons reflecting how precious life is to us, to be valuing greater than the finest material processions.
Could we have a masterful artisan designer who exercised his time wisely with care and precision to formulate our species? It is impossible to avoid such questioning. That is the inquiry worth investigating.
In the novel, Mispha and Regina's high school science instructor Samantha was sounding unsupportive of the teachings of evolution calling it a "secular religion" where as influencial persons use it to discrimate against their fellow human residents. A little later in the park scene in New York City, Professor Cory questioned the authencity of both creationsim and evolution. Who could doubt Cory and Samantha would become close associates beyond their university days. Would they, however, wear apparel inspired by the discussions in Waiting for Regina? In answer, you may check out the garments at web link below. Two of examples (front and back of attire) are on this page, happy exploration for you in the truth about us.



https://www.bonfire.com/the-truth-about-us/


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Shelf Magazine 7th Anniversity Issue

Here is below the link to Shelf seventh anniversary issue where an advertisement for my book is featuring. Also, you'll learn about other independent authors and their literary works.


Photo by Jackson, Curtis W.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Penny Is A Penny…Are You Sure?

A new interview is about my novel Waiting for Regina and personal thoughts about it. In the story, Mispha steadies her nerves to speak the truth even if it reveals her short-comings. Regarding the subject of colorism, I found it necessary to offer an admittance uneasy to express in the interview. You may read about it at this site: Interview with Curtis W. Jackson, the website address is below if the link does not work. I am aware coin collecting could be an enjoyable hobby filled with fascinating history. Could you imagine a penny disliking another penny because it looks dull, untarnished, too dark, too old or young, or too shiny? 


People may conclude, why should a copper colored coin disapprove of another? They are both worth one cent in value. Human beings, each individual, estimate a value higher than a billion copper plated coins. How sad today a man, woman or child disregarding another somebody because he or she is lighter or darker in skin complexion. Both persons are the same homo species in spite of their physical appearances. As we might account, a penny makes more sense than the faulty attitudes of colorism. If an individual finds himself clinging to a worthless-yet popular opinion, what should he do about it before there is resulting damage?

https://bookreviewsbyshalini.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-curtis-w-jackson/ 


Thursday, August 17, 2017

An Adjustment Proven Unnecessary by Time

A chapter in my cartoonist’s memoir The Deserting Caricature Artist drew attention to a possible caricature portrait of Angelina Jolie. I was not sure that the famed actress was the subject of the ink brush drawing. But the portrait conveyed something of her likeness to strengthen my assumption.
It was one of those pictures I drew many years ago in practicing the art and building a portfolio. When the book was published the chapter acknowledged Ms. Jolie's marriage to the actor Brad Pitt. In fact, the chapter is named She Could Be The Wife of Brad. The book was published in early-2016 by CreateSpace.
Then news arrived that the famous couple is ending their marriage later that same year in September 2016. Then the thought rushed through my mind. Should I revise the book for that update? Eventually, I felt it is important to leave it 'as is.' Because the focus of the memoir wasn't about the latest gossip or star-tracking celebrities' current lives.
It is this month billions were taken by surprise hearing reports that Pitt and Jolie were discontinuing their divorce proceedings and reuniting their relationship. It is favorable news from a couple resolving their marital woes. What if Angelina and Brad decide to resume their divorce? Well, that's their personal business with their children. What is vital is the book The Deserting  Caricature Artist communicate respect for wedded unions and not celebrate break ups often highlighting in media.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fiddling Around

Greetings, uncertain of what to post here for the first day of August, it is my wish to share a new video. There is a portrait of a folk country musician in my  book The Deserting  Caricature Artist. Otherwise the video is not relative of my books, it is is called The J Afternoon Violinst.


The above is a You Tube video, many are aware there are video grapes who are raking in tremendous income and viewership with association with the Web site. Almost a decade ago, I was taking part in that arrangement allowing commercial advertising in the videos and on my video channel. Much of income resulted from how many persons watch the videos and click on the ads. 
Although I have a YouTube channel. I am not involved in the arrangements of earning revenue from the videos. Also, I am not endeavoring to get a high count of viewership, my interest is unexisting in these competitive endeavors. It does not matter to how much or how little other YT video producers are earning. The singular reason of posting the video above is to share it with you.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Smashwords Summer Sale Ends July 31st

Some days are remaining till the conclusion of Smashwords season sale, the last 24 hours of it is on July 31st. Of the site wide sale, there are digital books pricing as low as 75% off retail price and many reduced to no cost. My novel Waiting for Regina in epub, Sony, and other format is priced at $5.02 having 25% the retail price. You may wish to check it out before 11:59 pm of the last day of July.