Update from the Trenches February 25, 2021

I have not been doing too much writing lately. I have written some reviews on a book on auras. My Quora space has 3.3k views last week.

On a personal note, I am packing up my room for the move to a shared room. I am distributing my possession. My son is getting books and pictures and some other things. Elma’s getting the bookshelves, table and clothes. I am putting my crystals on debbie’s windowsill. I am going some of my pictures to the facility. It’s a busy week. On Tuesday, I am getting a colonoscopy. Can’t eat anything for two days. Got through the colonoscopy okay. Don’t have to go in for another five years. Moving in on March 1st.

Update from the Trenches February 18 2020

On a personal note, I have received a raw ruby and a Winchester mystery House refrigerator magnet. I am disappointed that my moonstone ring, raven necklace and triple moon bracelet has been delayed due to snow storms. However, I found out on Wednesday that it is coming. My son came over and packed all my books and postcards. I am clearing out stuff in preparation for my move to a shared room. It feels a little like dying. But dying is part of life. I have too much stuff and this will be an exercise in simplicity and Buddhist detachment.

On a work note, my space has been getting 5000 views a week and staying stable at 14.9k followers. I wrote reviews of Father God by Sylvia Browne and God is Nothingness, a Vedanta book

Update from the trenches February 20207

On a work note, my space has 17k views this week. I wrote an article on Harbin hot springs near Calistoga. I also am writing an article on empaths.

On a personal note, I got a refrigerator magnet of the Sutter buttes fruit crate label. On February 7. I got the covid-19 vaccination for the second time. I felt achy and congested on Tuesday but feel better today. It is sure not like the flu vaccine. On Monday, I went for my six,-month checkup to my neurologist. On Wednesday, I went to my four month checkup to my GP.

Update from the Trenches February 4 2020

On a work note, I am going to be writing some articles on Candlemas (imbolc), a Celtic holiday, marking the midpoint between the winter solstice and spring equinox, taking place on February 1, Gurdieff, a Russian mystic, and the history of Harbin Hot springs, a new Age retreat center near Clear Lake that I frequently visited during my younger days. My space is still at 14.9k followers but I am getting 13.5k views a week.

On a personal note, I got bored and bought a bunch of stuff from Amazon and eBay. I bought some raw ruby, emerald, and blue topaz stones. I also got a Sutter buttes, Sedona and Mt Lassen fruit label magnets.

Update from the trenches January 28, 2021

On a personal note, it looks like we got through the first week of the biden administration. I hope that the Republicans don’t diddle around with trying to cut the stimulus package. I want my stimulus check right now because I gave my son some money for his moving expenses and he will not be to pay me until the end of February. I will be seeing his new place February 20. I just let him take his time. I have been trying to spend less money. I am reducing my amazon purchases to $40 a month next month. I bought a gloria Vanderbilt pair of jeans and some bulk crystals. I also got a stretch belt for my jeans.

On a work note, this week my Quora space New Success Models celebrates it’s first anniversary with 14.9k followers. I will write a special thank you for my contributors. I am exploring more topics for space posts. I was writing a book review on a book about gurdieff, a Russian mystic who invented the enneagram, a tool for self discovery. I found I had room in my bookcase because I had a duplicate of Galen Rowan’s Bay area wild which I will give to my son.

Update from the trenches, January 21, 2020

On a personal note, I have not done much writing lately. All I am going to be doing is this update. I need a rest from writing. I have been watching 2-3 movies a day. I did not have the occasion when I was younger to watch many movies so I am catching up on older movies from the 1950-1990 period as well as watching the newest Netflix and Amazon releases. YouTube has recently expanded its repertoire of good full-length movies (with ads) so I am watching those. I have a backlog of about forty movies.

Also, I am going on a money diet. I am cutting down on spending on certain foods from the grocery store which I suspect is aggraving my incontinence and also cutting down on unnnecesary purchases on Amazon. I am not taking any out of town trips until late February when I have gotten both doses of the covid vaccine. As the Velvet Underground said, “The first thing you learn is that you got to wait.”

Sunday. I had the first covid-19 vaccine and will receive the next around February 7. I suffered some muscle soreness which disturbed my sleep on Tuesday but feel fine now. I am glad that Trump is out and we can have someone sane in office. However, I think Trump will still be in the news because that’s what he gets off on.

On a work note, not much is going on. My space is still at 14.9k followers. I wrote an article on Christianity and the New Age and another Trump manifestation. I am going to be writing some reviews of books by Sylvia Porter.

Update from the trenches January 17, 2020

Friday was Christmas. I got a compass necklace, a masked santa Claus ornament, a piece of black tourmaline, and a beautiful necklace from my friend Elma. I am worried about the state of the country. I have friends that are ardent Trump supporters and i can see how they are blind to all his faults and will go along with whatever he wants to do. I am afraid for our country.

On a work note, i have found ouT the reason my quora space has been growing slowly. Quora has changed its search algorithm so that it is shown to a more select audience who will be more likely to participate in the space. I have also sent out invitations to my followers and have gotten some positive response. I have been reading and reviewing two books. I am exploring some new topics, such as astral projection, angel numbers, chakra healing and telepathy.

Update from the trenches January 7, 2021

There is uncertainity. We have political uncertainity: the Georgia runoffs on january 5 and the certification of election results on January 6. I am still waiting for the vaccine and stuff from Amazon and other online vendor. I am adding to my crystal collection and i bought a working compass necklace. I got my miniverse necklace It was with sadness that i put away my Christmas decorations.

I was manifesting the Democratic majority in the Senate. The manifestation was sucessful, now i am manifesting a peaceful transfer of power. Who knows what is going to happen?

On a work note, my quora space still hasn’t manifested 15k followers. I am putting it on the back burner for now. After looking at other metaphyshical sites, i realized that i have a pretty large following. I am doing reviews of movies and books on topics other than manifestation and the law of attraction. I will be exploring other subjects such as minimalism, tarot, runes, herbs, crystals and alchemy. My stats for last year were pretty good: 419k total contents, 2.6 upvotes, 1.52 shares.


On a personal note, i am in this week, in a holding pattern. Everything is uncertain. I dont know when i am getting a stimulus check, getting vaccinated, getting my bracelet and santa claus ornament, getting out of room isolation or finally getting to see my chiropractor or friends. I am still in room isolation. We started to have exercise and coffee breaks again. I have keeping reading and reviewing a book a day and videomessaging my son every day. I have seen quite a few musicals, including Pal Joey, Carousel, Judy and DeLovely. For New Year’s gift, i am adding some crystals to my collection.

On a work note my quora space still hasn’t manifested 15k followers. I am writing reviews of books on manifestation and magic. The magic book reviews are quite popular. On New Year’s Day, i am reviewing my writing accomplishments for 2020 and a manifestation list for 2021,

Update from the Trenches

Update from the trenches is a weekly post on every Thursday detailing my personal and work activities.

Nov. 19, 2020 on a work note,it has been a very productive week. I have published on Kindle The Riddle of Karma and Other Writings on Kindle. An excerpt is on my home page. I will be publishing another book Karma and Success through https://www.kingdomofatlantis.com

For inspiration in dire times: quora/q/newsuccessmodels