What is something that needs to be written?

QUORA: What is something that needs to be written? Winner of Best in Contemporary Fiction 2018 Readers Favorite at Writers and Authors (2009-present) My best friend J. was a showgirl in Vegas, married a famous Hollywood photographer, made a trip to the Far East to smuggle drugs, and brought up three grandchildren because her daughter is … Continue reading What is something that needs to be written?

A Coup? What was it like in Istanbul 2016?

Three years on, July 15 continues to be etched in people's memory REPRINTED THANKS TO: ŞEYMA NAZLI GÜRBÜZ@SeymNazliISTANBULPublished15.07.201900:07Updated15.07.2019 People stand their ground against the tanks of the coup plotters, July 15, 2016. The coup attempt has its place within the Turkish people's minds as one of the most catastrophic days for the country, with some … Continue reading A Coup? What was it like in Istanbul 2016?

The good news is, I’m pretty much who I say I am.

The Real Me ~ Ecrits Blogophilia Wk 18.12DORIS EMMETT·SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019 reprinted (with permission) because it's so awesome!! Something happens to my brain when I hear the line “tell me about the real you”. That (not so little at times) voice inside me whispers ...”yes yes go ahead and tell them”--but then the louder … Continue reading The good news is, I’m pretty much who I say I am.

The Cool Cats of Istanbul

Istanbul cats are famous. Who knew? They are everywhere and they are beautiful. The religion of Islam teaches that animals are to be honored and cared for, but the Cat is the only one allowed to live in the home and walk into a Mosque. That doesn't negate any other animals, it's simply that the … Continue reading The Cool Cats of Istanbul

I refused to die!

If you were writing a memoir about your life, what story would be the most important to tell? Lynda Filler, Writer, Novelist, Top QUORA Writer 2018 at Lynda Filler Author (2009-present) I published my first memoir, LOVE The Beat Goes On, in 2017 because I wanted to save lives. No, I’m not a medical doctor, … Continue reading I refused to die!

I’m Alive!

    It’s that time of year, again! Happy Mother’s Day! I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy in early 2008! After many months at 28% EF, there was no improvement although the shortness of breath and what felt like heart attack seemed under control with meds. The doctors told me at best I’d need … Continue reading I’m Alive!

These Are The Heroes Who Chased Off The Poway Synagogue Gunman

  The words of the Rabbi are riveting and stunningly beautiful in the message he delivers to the world. Please watch the video link for the message it delivers to all of us no matter what faith we practice. An Army veteran, an off-duty Border Patrol officer and an Israeli war veteran are credited with … Continue reading These Are The Heroes Who Chased Off The Poway Synagogue Gunman

We live today tomorrow we die. What’s the meaning of life?

When my younger son was a teenager, he said something to me that has stayed in my mind: We’re here for a good time, not a long time. I think none of us know how many years or days we have to wander this planet, so we should live each day as if it’s our last. I … Continue reading We live today tomorrow we die. What’s the meaning of life?

I’ve finally accepted that I’m addicted to LOVE

I’ve finally accepted that I’m addicted to LOVE. I write about it, I’m either in-or-out of it, and I live my life and make choices around it. I’m still a work-in-progress. At this stage of life, you’d think I’d have it all figured out, but that’s never going to be the case. I’ve chosen to … Continue reading I’ve finally accepted that I’m addicted to LOVE