The Dogwood Legacy

Introducing the thrill-ogy by Robert Lamber Jones…! (cheers)


Please bear with me for just this one post while I indulge in some shameless self-promotion (something, incidentally, with which I am uncomfortable) by giving a  brief overview of a trilogy I have written. It is The Dogwood Legacy, and it has been available on Amazon and Kindle since late May of this year.

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The first book of the series is Jacob Leviathan, set in the Ozark Mountains of the midwestern United States. This is my personal re-invention of a real Ozark legend involving an imaginary beast called a jimplecute (or jimplicute, as I have chosen to spell it). It is, therefore, a fabricated folktale.  Clickherefor sample chapters.  Click here to purchase on Amazon or Kindle.Nathan_Turner_Cover_for_Kindle

The second book is Nathan Turner. It is an urban legend of my own creation and takes place in the midwest.  Click herefor sample…

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Continuing the Trend

Not sure how @Shynelle (prounounced Chanel) found me; yet I am thankful she did. Thank you for being my 100th splash of beauty! >ToLife< !!

The Nappy Truths.

I just read a post on Tumblr, and it just emphasized a point I’ve been trying to make. (click the link to see said post)

As much as I’m for the idea that racism needs to stop; as much as I agree that #BlackLivesMatter… White AND Blackpeople need to stop stereotyping and perpetuating racism, especially against each other.

Yes, White people have wronged us in so many inhumane ways throughout the years, but if we want to prove that we’re just as human as Whites, being anti-white isn’t going to solve the problem. Coming out and openly saying “Every White contributes to it (racism). Sorry. Every single one of you” is not going to solve the problem; it only greater emphasizes the “us vs. them mentality” that many have spoken about.

For years, Whites have been trying to separate Blacks from them in any way possible. But, flipping…

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My name is Trudi and I am a recovering IT person’s NIGHTMARE. To think that at one time I seriously believed that the regular use of computers, let alone internet and social media was a CHOICE! Now it’s mandatory. I qualify for this position. I have experience interfacing with “geeks.” My awareness and understanding increased over time from what started with a simple phone call to the IT Department (a one man office allegedly off-site). “What was the last thing you did?” and “What was on the screen before everything went black?”

“I don’t know.” “I don’t remember.”

The most fun from that conversation was my first experience with remote access. Whoa! Whoopie Goldberg and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash!”

Fast Forward.

I am now familiar with terms like “user error”  and I don’t say those words out loud anymore. The communication has changed over the years from the verbal over-the-phone to observation of his/her body language in person.

Clue #1:   an curtain of glaze over the whites of their eyes.

Clue #2:   a glance to the person behind me, if anyone, coupled with a  small step back by the right foot.

Clue #3:   a nod of the head and the anticipated “excuse me for a minute.”

My name is Trudi and thanks for your support. Keep coming back.