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Insanely Fun Word Making Person
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Ever have a feeling that you're in love with someone else? Not the one you're with, but someone else entirely. Someone who has been there all along?
That's how Writing and I met. I'd been courting her sister, Stand-Up Comedy for years. They're very close. Can't really have one without the other. Then, one day, I looked at the mound of stories, essays, pens, paper, chicken scratched notes, and legal pads, when I heard a voice say,
"Dude. You enjoy Writing more than Stand-Up."
I paused. I needed some time. But, it's important to listen to that voice when you hear it. It can change your life.
It was tough at first, but the three of us worked it out. Their sisterhood connection remains strong, though Thanksgivings are always a little weird.
Stand-Up and I are still really good friends. No hard feelings. But, we are...just friends.
Letter To Readers
My younger sister and I were walking once when she suggested that we cross the road. Her "spidey sense" was picking up some potential threats that were not on my radar. At that moment, I thought, "there are probably several events happening like that everyday, and you never even realize it, Lane". Because of my build and gender, I am fortunate to not regularly experience such fears. Perhaps, too fortunate. Because I can only empathize and imagine what such fears must be like. With that, I decided to use a portion of my books' royalties to support those institutions that help quell such fears.
Assists women and children who are the victims of domestic violence. They assist on virtually all levels of support, including: safe housing, food clothing, employment, and even emotional healing (which I'm a HUGE fan of). Yeah, I just ended a sentence with a preposition. You'll get over it.
Animal Welfare Institute
These guys are stomping out a ton of animal abuse issues. They handle EVERYTHING from saving coral reefs to protecting domestic animals, and all things in-between. What I really like about AWI versus other animal protection institutions is that almost all of the cash is used to protect the animals. Only a limited amount is used for administrative purposes.