Dr. Sleep by Stephen King

Dr. Sleep

The ultimate fate of Danny in ‘The Shining’ always made me think sometimes about what would happen to the tot who talked directly to your mind. As always Stephen King surprised me. I figured he would show up somewhere in ‘The Dark Tower’ series after the manner of the little artist from ‘Insomnia.’ Instead, he winds up with a confrontation with a band of gypsy like vampires of ‘The Night Flier’ variety.

Reading Is Fundamental     …and Preferred

Danny’s Story Gets Told In Dr. Sleep

Thankfully, Danny Torrance would go on to be another of those rather large pieces of another universe that got pulled whole cloth from the strange basement level soil which is the mind of Stephen King. As always, King steps on the edges of appropriateness and believability and yet manages to escort the reader past the barriers of credibility to where shortly around page 90 you are hurrying home or foregoing a good movie at the matinee because, no, thanks, ‘Guardians of the Universe,’ I need to see what is happening with Danny and Abra. The fact that the book is an inanimate object that can wait is entirely irrelevant, thanks very much.  

Abra: Will we see more of her? Hope so!

Not that anyone cares, but Abra takes the form in my head of the little girl who stood on a stool at Jacksonville University to look through a telescope during a mathematics competition. 1980? Yes, I believe that is correct.  She asked me if she could use my broad shoulders to steady herself. I was stupid for the better part of two hours. Seventeen year old wannabe mathematicians, it seems, are not immune to blonde curls and perfume no matter how super geeky they may be.

Danny, surprisingly or perhaps not so much, took many of the winding roads that myself, Stephen King, and a neighbor you know took before finding traction.

Dr. Sleep will keep you up all night; I know from personal experience.

Best Regards,

Tim Singleton

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The Strain

The Strain On FX Now

Seldom does Hollywood come up with anything new. The Strain is the exception. Not only did they manage to come up with a new twist on the old vampire legends they managed to wind it up with a new twist on the zombie apocalypse caused by a nasty infection. The culprit? Some pretty nasty looking parasitical worms.

Worms This Time, Not a Virus

Seeing those worms crawl out of the dirt the master bad guy came out of, we now see an explanation for why Vlad Dracul had to carry a box of his home dirt with him. The stories are not currently linked yet, but it would not surprise me to see a conversation on down the road that links this new creepy crawler somehow back to Bram Stoker.

Creative Minds Making Things Worse

I always say it in a laughing tone, but sometimes…when I wake up at three in the morning because my arms and lower back are giving me all kinds of hades… I ask myself is it not interesting that what science fiction dreams up almost always comes to pass?

Horror for me is, at its core, just intense science fiction. Not everyone agrees with me, but that is how I see it. If the writers could predict going to the moon, submarines, and cellphones why could they not be tuning into the same source when writing about things like a viral born zombie apocalypse? Or going a step further creating horror like a vampire whose power and zombie (for a time) followers are the result of a beneficial symbiotic relationship with a worm?

Some Things, Even Though Predictable, Are Carried Off Well

Yes, the relationship between Ephraim and his wife is the usual you-don’t- have- enough- time- for- me- and- I- don’t- care- if- you- are – trying- to- save- the- world- what- is- more- important- my- feelings- or- the- fate- of- the- human- race type of character lead in, but it  is believable. You are so caught up in the story as it unfolds that you don’t even raise an eyebrow at how many times the hero in a movie is being abandoned by their spouse.

I like the nictitating membrane touch. With strength and immortality additional visual strengths makes sense, too.

Too Much?

I don’t know, a third of Europe died from the Black Plague during the Dark Ages that ran from the 5th century to the 15th century while the Moors and such were running slaves from Europe to points South and West. More than a few Europeans left Europe for just that reason. The idea of a plague carrying a nasty type of strength and immortality seems a reasonable offset to a plague that only carries weakness and death.

What is really cool about the set up is that many folks don’t realize it, but if you believe in evolution,  this type of event happened to almost all higher forms of life on earth somewhere in the past. Mitochondria are the organelles that provide you with the ability to make ATP  (adenosine tri-phosphate) that gives you energy. Mitochondrial ancestors were a bacterium that decided somewhere along the line that living inside something else was a good trade off.

I don’t think I would recommend this for kids, as the violence is complete and intense. For grown folks with a taste for science fiction, horror and everything in between, it is a good show.

Best Regards,

Tim Singleton

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LEAD GENERATION PROCESS

You Have To Have Leads To Succeed

Without leads no business online or off can be successful, so understanding how to create highly-targeted leads is going to be the powerhouse behind your profitable business.

Sometimes A Lead Is Only Dead Weight

You may think a lead is a lead, but you are wrong. Buying a cold lead and generating a highly targeted lead may ultimately cost the same, but the latter is obviously better.

As an example, if leads haven’t been qualified in the selling process then you will kill yourself frittering away time on unqualified and disinterested prospects.

Your response rates drop, and business declines. It is a vicious spiral.

Generating Leads Can TAKE TIME

You Need to Get the Lead Out of Leads

Understand, the lead generation process can be labor intensive, both online and offline. The offline lead generation process involves driving to meet folks head to head, and lots of telephone calls. If you work a full time job, this process is obviously very limited for you.

If the leads are taken from fliers and forms filled in at trade shows, these leads have to be put into a database and then made contact with individually. Info might need to be despatched, which involves cost, and one way or another those leads need to be qualified and then stepped up to a sales department.

The sales office then has to go through more processes, thru to closing, which hopefully leads to a sale.

Online  Lead Generation: Simpler?

Online lead generation looks to be far more simple on the face of it, but if you’re the owner of your own MLM or network marketing company, you know that simply ain’t so. Rather than fishing in a sea looking for the right fish, you are fishing in a vast ocean of folks, none of whom have heard all about you, or your small business!

There are not many businesses that don’t need an initial investment to get it going, and obviously the more capital you can invest the quicker your business can take off and which will mean outsourcing the pointless jobs or things you’re not capable of doing yourself. Advertising at some particular point will always pull in more leads, if it’s done right .

If you’re asking why your website is not rewarding you with 1 or 2 sales by this time, as you have followed the entire menu of things you should do like writing quality articles, getting back-links, using autoresponders to pump your product through email campaigns and all that other necessary stuff, what are you doing wrong?

If success has not yet been acheived by the aforementioned stages, many entrepreneurs consider giving up and returning to the offline marketing world. Maybe they feel that they were good at such marketing, but on returning to this world, find that roles are scarce.

It is for that reason many individuals consider buying leads from marketing companies; this activity has a big disadvantage.

“I’ll scrape up some cash,” you say. “I should buy some leads,” you say, because it does make sense. When the web was young, it did. Now, the Web is worn and for you proclaim the Web is Won in your case, you need a system.

You’d be better off buying groceries than buying unqualified leads. Which corporations can you trust will be the 1st query, as the better the leads are the more pricey they’ll be, and only 1 conversion will be one costly loss-producing lead. You have just spent the last of your money and now you can’t buy any product to promote!

What you want is a reliable lead generation system that works, one that’s straightforward to learn and one that keeps you in control of the entire process.

Your lead starts with you and ends with you when you close a deal. You need a system that teaches you the very latest techniques of grabbing those focused and qualified leads, and will keep you current on the most recent, inventive strategies for getting you through the lead generation process easily, leaving you with more time to build and enhance your business.

You Need A System To Create A Lead Generation Process

You can go by the wayside, try to do it your way, be that fellow who listens to no one or you can get paid. There are folks out there who know how to generate leads, have generated leads, and who want to teach you how to generate leads for your business, too.

You need to get with someone who knows the score on generating leads and has the record to prove it.

Best Regards and rooting for your success,

Tim Singleton
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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

…so says Bill Gates, that uber mastermind who used our free enterprise system to build his fortune.

Just Wants To Give Back Says Bill

…right. It might behoove folks who get all teary eyed whenever the Gates foundation gives away billions to look at what tax advantages and other ‘in kind’ benefits they get from their admittedly large largesse.

Is it just me or does it seem hypocritical for Microsoft to campaign for the admission of skilled workers from other countries at the same time they are laying off 18,000 workers?

Am I wrong to smell a rat?

 

We Don’t Live In The Marvel Universe

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but always happy to know the truth of things. There is no Iron Man or Captain America coming to save you from the men who think themselves gods over others. You have to do it yourself.

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Best Regards,

Tim Singleton
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How to Study

How To Study

How to study is something I revisit every once in a while. Why? It is the embarrassingly high rates of enrollment in remedial classes in even 4th string community colleges. Clearly the system is failing and more money will not fix it.

Why Should I Worry About How to Study?

“I Pass Everything,” you say.

The question of how to study is seldom asked before asking the question of why do I have to study, especially if you are under the age of 18. Again, especially if you are passing the tests and homework assignments.

Read This Frightening Note:

High school, as demonstrated by the previous mentioned high rates of remedial class enrollment, does not prepare your for college.

College, as demonstrated by the high rates of unemployment even amongst college graduates with honors, does not prepare you for the workplace as it exists now.

This is not your fault. The simple fact is that you and education have different goals.

But enough of telling you things you already know at some level. You came here to see if I could help you study, didn’t you?

SQR3: Still One of the Best Methods of Study

SQR3 is a method that has been around a long time. I cannot say for sure who invented it; I can only say I appreciate my abnormal psychology professor teaching it to me. Yes, I made a high A in his class, too.

SQR3 is an acronym that stands for the following:

S:Survey

Q:Question

R:Read (R1)

R:Recite (R2)

R:Review (R3)

Survey

Look over the materials you are asked to master. Take time to look at the chapter headings and any introductory paragraphs or notes present.  Take note of what is written in bold or in boxes off to the side. Check to see if there are summaries after each section or chapter. Look to see if there are any study questions after each section or chapter.

Read the captions under the pictures, graphs or any other inserts that may be present. Also, look for anything highlighted with a legend such as ‘important,’ ‘Did you know?’ or ‘will be on the test.’ Some places use a student book and an instructors manual that may include prepared tests. Many teachers will use those tests verbatim.

Question

You have surveyed the chapter or chapters you need to master for now. Ask yourself what is it that the author is trying get across to you. What is it that he or she thought was important about this information? What is it the author wants you to know? Why is it important? Ask yourself why someone would bother to write about this subject. How can this knowledge benefit you in the future?

Read

Read the material in its entirety. Yes, all of it. Throw your Cliff’s notes away. I had an English teacher who would read the Cliff’s notes specifically to design a test that could not be passed from the information contained in them.

Read the material, taking time to read everything that is boxed, highlighted or otherwise marked so as to bring the reader’s attention to it and ask yourself how it relates to the rest of the information in the main body.

Recite

Now that you have read it all, read it again. Only , this time do it out loud. This makes the information come to you by more sensory channels. Not only is it going through your eyes to your brain, but your brain is translating it to speech and again processing it as an auditory source of information all while you are again reading and relating the boxes and highlighted remarks.

Review

Ask yourself what you learned. Did it stick? Did any part of it strike you as interesting? Did you learn something that helped you see something you came across in every day life differently?

Take the tests at the end of the chapters. How did you do? I bet you did better than you expected.

Summary

In closing, you will want to subdivide the material into 30 minute sections. Some folks can handle hour long sessions without a break. I like thirty because it makes for smaller, more easily digested chunks of information. I have also read studies saying a teaspoon of honey or a small amount of simple carbohydrates such as glucose is useful in helping your brain retain the information it is processing. Notice I said a spoonful, not a candy bar.

This method is applicable to everything from history to math to English. Some classes are aimed more at information mastery while others are aimed at application. This method helps with information mastery, even in mathematics. The application of the information is like anything else. I found that doing my homework in mathematics two, or even three, times was key to a higher test grade and long term retention.

Hope this helps.

Tim Singleton

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Earthtiger Networking Is Back Online

After what seemed to be an unending wait, Earthtiger Networking is now flying her colors again. As in the past we will be posting things that will be aimed at helping you build your online affiliate marketing and/or network marketing businesses.

We will also be posting articles that can be of help to you in other areas as well. For instance, how to study to maximize retention on a permanent basis and why learning cursive, in spite of modern educators growing disdain for having to teach the Palmer Script method, is something every child should be required to master.

Best Regards,

Tim Singleton

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P.S. My many thanks to my wife, MaryJane, for typing while I am recovering from a bilateral distal biceps tendon rupture. More than a few healthcare providers have told me I need to pursue the lottery right now because none have ever seen my injuries before.

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