All About Swinging Sanity – Book Promotion

Another big bang is going to rock the universe tomorrow!

Well, that was bit of an exaggeration.

Tomorrow (12th March 2019) is going to mark the release of my debut poetry collection, that I have filled with my heart and soul as it’s my first published book ever.

With that, let me indulge in some blatant promotion of Swinging Sanity.

On 25th February I made it available for pre-order for the first time and since then it’s been an insane ride and made me shed tears of joy quite a few times.

By far it’s been experience of a lifetime.

Swinging sanity has already fulfilled a long-forgotten dream of mine. It earned me title of an author.


It gave me a status I never believed I will ever see. The #1 new release rank in 4 categories on amazon.

Ever read that Rumi quote??

“The wound is the place where…

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SENSE OF HUMOR… a short story

white bed comforter set and brown wooden bed frame beside brown wooden nightstand
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As he walked the halls

Waiting for her return

He relives their lives together.

High school sweethearts

Falling in love and getting

Married straight out of school.

The children have grown up

And started families of their own.


How did that happen?

It seems like yesterday,

But it was a long time ago.

Here she is.


“Goodnight, my love!

Sweet dreams!

I will wait for you

Hereon the other side.

You’re going to love it here.

God has a great sense of humor!”

SUNSHINE Blogger Award #2

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Thank you so much, Janet, for nominating me for this award. Please see Janet’s works here. She is a gifted and published novelist who has been writing “furiously” for over a decade.

The Rules…

Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and make a link back to their blog.

Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.


Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, and then write them 11 new questions – or cheat and use the same questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Janet’s Questions

1.Tell us three things about the place and country where you live now.

I live in West Lafayette, Indaian, USA. Purdue University is here and has produced more astronauts than any other university. They are are top Engineering school and this year’s winter is never ever going to end! Ugh!

2.Can you name a teacher you remember for their influence or words of wisdom?

Carol Bass Smith… The was a wonderful teacher, tutor and friend.

3.Have you been to a school reunion, if so were you glad you went?

Yes! My 40th reunion is next year and my wife’s is this June. I love seeing all my dear friends from years past.

4.If money or rarity were not problems, what would you like for your next birthday present?


5.If you were stranded on a desert island with nothing and let’s face it, if you were shipwrecked you are not likely to have your favourite books etc. Would you rather have any person with you or be alone?

I would want my precious wife with me…

6.If you were offered a part as an extra in a film, what would you like to be?

A man with a full head of hair again… Ha… A good guy would be great, but I can do bad!

7.If reincarnation is true, who or what would you be next time?

Ummmm… A wise man!

8. What is your favourite mode of transport?


9.City, suburbs or rural retreat?

Rural retreat

10.What is your idea of a dream night out?

An evening under a blanket of stars with my wife and enough wine.

11. When you are buying birthday cards do you choose flowery or funny ?

Funny… Is this a trick question? Ha

My nominations are for anyone out there reading this who would like to answer these same questions. I must say that I struggled with a few of them.

Believe… a poem

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In my failure I dug deeper into solitude and regret.

During this time of bitterness, I found nowhere and no one to turn to.

With my loss it seemed there could only be one way out.


In failure I can find strength.

In bitter times I can find sweet repose.

In loss I can find life.


Splinter… 15 Minute Fiction

15-minute Fiction Week challenge. The challenge is to create a story or poem based on the given photo in 100 words.

Imbedded in these hallowed halls

Light is stenciled

On the floors and walls

Captured from another time

Witness lost

To the sublime

Heavy is the burden still

Flushed to flight

A Whippoorwill

Boots once scuffed

Upon these floors

The story lost

Forever more

And yet, ‘tis here

From days gone past

A shift in time

That will not last

And even poltergeist take flight

Afraid of day

Afraid of night

Oh, weathered door

What do you see

A splinter in reality