Sunday, November 15, 2015

Excerpt from Buxton Peak by Julie L. Spencer - Wanna Marry Me?

           In the flurry of activity, Ian took the opportunity to steal another little kiss, but didn’t let himself get carried away again. While everyone else excitedly rushed around getting ready to leave, he held Megan in his arms standing there in her dorm room and drank in the look in her eyes. He took her left hand in his and placed a kiss on her ring finger as if to imply that there should be something else resting there. He raised his eyebrows at her with clear intention.
“What are you trying to say, Ian?” Megan whispered.
“Wanna marry me?” he whispered back.
“Maybe,” she told him for the second time that day. She grinned at him conspiratorially, and laughed lightly. “You haven’t exactly gotten down on one knee yet."
“I’m not going to right now,” he whispered back to her. “I want to do it right. At the right time and in the right place and with the right diamond in my hand. So I can officially place it on your finger.” He kissed her hand again and looked longingly into her eyes.
“You were everything I ever wanted before I knew who you really were,” Megan stated. “What if things aren’t the same?”
“They never will be, Love.” He looked into her eyes with a look that bordered on apologetic. “But my feelings for you have never been anything less than sincere. You are everything I want also, and I love it that you want me just because I'm me.”

What do you think? Should Megan accept Ian for who he is...even if he's deceived her for the past seven months? What's your opinion? -Julie L. Spencer

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Think We Should Take Syrian Refugees?

You know not of what you speak, my friend! The media shows you heart-breaking photos and videos of women and children starving to death in the wilderness, towns destroyed and in ruins, people living in refugee camps amidst garbage and filth. What they don’t tell you about is the high percentage of refugees who are not actually refugees but are radical terrorists who have infiltrated the multitude in hopes that they too will get a free one-way ticket to America.

If we really wanted to help these people, we should send them food and water and relief supplies and help them rebuild their homes in their own lands, lands on which they’ve lived for generations and raised their families.

Think of it this way: if there are 10,000 people displaced, how much is it going to cost to take them all to America? Even if it only costs $100 per person (which you know it costs a lot more than that per person to fly, or travel by boat even), that’s one million dollars! How much food and relief supplies could we provide for a million dollars?? A LOT! That’s enough money to sustain the multitude for a long time as we help them rebuild their lives.

Here’s another way to think of this: how would you like it if your home was destroyed by a tornado, but instead of offering to help you rebuild, another country told you that they were going to fly you half way across the world to a culture you don’t understand and never wanted to be a part of. All you want to do is go home. All you want is your life back. All you want is the nightmare to end so that you can go back to living your life.

Still not convinced? How about we think about the people we’re inviting to our kitchen tables. Even the most peaceful among them believe that little girls as young as nine years old are of marrying age!

Added 14 November 2015 after I realized that I’d never finished writing my blog post:

These are not just a group of refugees; they are a group harboring terrorists. Wake up America. Wake up Europe! Wake up world. World War Four just started! What’s your opinion? -Julie

Color Blind by Julie L. Spencer

Why would you want to associate yourself with an organization that you disagree with so fundamentally?

Rather than try to change the organization, disassociate yourself with them!

If you truly believe that you should be allowed to express yourself in whatever manner you feel is right, than you should also embrace the rights of others to feel the same.

You will never convince a color blind person that red is green or that green is red because they see the world through a different set of eyes!

Rather than try to change an entire organization full of people who see the world differently than you do, just walk away from them and be thankful that you live in a country that offers you the right to do so!

I’m glad to have been born into a place where I have the freedom to choose! What’s your opinion? –Julie L. Spencer