A Week In Review December 1st, 2013


Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. I am pleased to be back presenting the return of ‘A Week in Review’. This week I managed to publish SIX articles here at The Other Shoe. And, I can tell you, I have the pains and aches to prove it. I was, honestly, not going to write this article today… nor publish. However, it just seemed to be the right thing to do. I can see that my traffic is up at both locations of my blog, so I am hoping to keep ‘A Good Thing’ going.

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Now, for all my regulars, you will notice that ‘A Week In Review’ is not the top article. I have decided that, for the time being, I am going to leave ‘Boycott Target’ pinned to the front page. If you haven’t already read that article, I would like to implore you to do so. My Dear Readers, I do not talk about… that day. That article is the very first time that I have put the events of that day into written form. It did not come easy.

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I hope that everyone is sharing ‘Boycott Target’ on all your social media, and among friends and co-workers. This article… and my… experience deserve much better than to be made into some slapstick training video. I hope that you agree and continue to share, and post links to this article… EVERYWHERE.

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On, on with today’s effort. As I mentioned, I have managed to produce six articles this week. I hope that you all have enjoyed my work. However, if you have been busy with; cooking, shopping, and familial concerns? Here is your opportunity to catch-up with this weeks’ publications. Here we go!

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  • I’ll Be Seeing You, Again, Soon : “Welcome back My Dearest Readers to The Other Shoe. I have been away for six days, not without good reason. On July 11 of this year I started a campaign to raise money to help me move. A very successful campaign, I might add. However, since I started that campaign I have not taken time away for myself. In the past six months I; was forced to move from a place I called home for a decade, watched a man I dearly love work to undermine his best efforts and destroy his life in slow motion, did everything I could to raise enough money to move alone if need be, packed the majority of my home by myself (which, in my condition, was; terrifying, painful, and humiliating), moved, lost, and worked the very fiber of my being to regain myself and what little status I had in the community I choose to express myself.” This article marked the beginning of, what was to be, a prolific week of writing. I set out to set a goal, and a direction, for my writing… and I managed to succeed. My thinking was, you all would be home more (for the holiday) and I wanted to make sure that you had some of my work to read. Honestly, this is the most I have written and published since my last Indiegogo campaign. NO, I am not planning on running a campaign. … I wish. Yes, things are very tight, financially. For Thanksgiving? I had a turkey pot pie. However, I am not about to start a campaign @ Christmas.
  • Pope Francis Strikes AGAIN  :  “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Today (November 26th, 2013) Pope Francis, again, went out of his way to denounce and decry an “idolatry of money” that will result in “a new tyranny.”[1] Now, I have known from the earliest days of his Papacy, that this Pope would likely change the Catholic Church. I understood the choice of a Pope hailing from a less developed country on the South American continent would shift the focus of the Vatican back to the “needs of the many”. However, I am happy to provide proof of my statement. Here is Pope Francis, in his own words:…” This article came out of nowhere. I was just reading the news, and Pope Francis’ actions just jumped off the page and into my writing. This Pope, Pope Francis, IS the Pope that America needs right now. The level of avarice in America, right now, is disastrous. This has been building, for decades, but now I find the greed and narcissism nauseous. Americans need to take a step back, from the brink and stop measuring themselves and others by their wallets. I am happy to say that I have been on this soapbox for several years. I am comforted that I am no longer alone on the soapbox. I have great company, Pope Francis. IF you have not read this article? I urge you to do so, RIGHT NOW!
  • Daniel’s November Video Update : “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Today (November 26th, 2013) has been a very busy day, for me. I already wrote, and published ‘I’ll Be Seeing You, Again, Soon’, recorded and uploaded this video and started a very nice article about Pope Francis. If it is not already published, when you are reading this article, keep the faith. I am certain that I am working, diligently, to get it finished and published for your entertainment and enlightenment. I am not Catholic. My mother switched from Southern Baptist to Catholic late in life… in her 70’s. It made her happy. Something about how the church had been treating her since her divorce… that happened back in the early 70’s. Why they would hold a grudge for decades is beyond me… However, a great many things the Southern Baptists do leaves me vexed.” I was not aware of the fact, at the time, but this article was actually a precursor to an experiment I publish later in the week. It signaled the beginning of my ‘combination’ articles. Where I combine a written article with a corresponding video. I am hoping to continue this practice well into the new year.
  • The Process  : “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Today I am conducting a bit of an experiment, as I am writing to you. As the name of this article indicates, The Process, today I’m showing you behind the curtain and a little bit of the process that takes place when I write an article. With the help of this software Dragon ‘Naturally Speaking’[1] speech to text software… I am right now dictating an article as I am making a video of the dictation. Later today… Much later tonight I will be posting this completed article along with this video.” As I mentioned, above, this IS the article I turned into an experiment. From the traffic and votes I see the experiment as a complete success. I wanted ti ‘Give Back’ to all of you My Dear Readers. How better than to show you all how I go about writing and publishing the works you read. I had a very enjoyable time, making this article happen. I hope that you enjoyed the article as much as I enjoyed writing. Thanks!
  • MMORPGs And YOU! Final Fantasy XIV – A Realm Reborn : “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. It is my pleasure to announce the resurrection of one of your most favorite article series here at The Other Shoe. That series is, of course, MMORPGs And YOU!. This was an extremely popular series of articles earlier this year. I had mentioned, earlier this week, that I was going to bring back this series to reveal to you the very first MMORPG I ever played World of Warcraft. However, events transpired such that instead today I will bring you a review of the most revered RPG series in the history of gaming. Today I bring you a review, screenshots and video of Final Fantasy XIV (2) ‘A Realm Reborn’.” Again, this article just kind of HAPPENED. I was looking at sales, at Gamestop, and saw that the MMORPG ‘Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn’ was on sale for $14.99. I knew that I could trade in My Coke Reward points for Gamestop bucks… and BAM! Suddenly I am trading in points to bucks, and the next thing I know I am downloading a game I have wanted for, literally, MONTHS! I am quite happy with my purchase, and very happy with this article. As well, this series of articles simply was the single most popular series of any I have published. However, my baking articles are gaining a LOT of popularity. You can look forward to more of those, later this month.
  • Boycott Target : “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe and a very special… and very personal article. From the very beginning I am going to beg your patience and indulgence My Dear Readers. As I have never, in my life, engaged in the type of activity I’m embarking on tonight. Tonight I am going to share this single most terrifying incident in my entire life. An incident that forever changed my life and the major reason I find myself in a wheelchair today.’ As I stated, before, IF you have NOT read this article… You simply MUST! This is one of the most heartfelt articles I have ever written. As I mentioned, in the prologue, I have NEVER put the events of that day in written form. Now I have, and I would appreciate all your support. Please, consider Sharing… posting… and even quoting this article as much as you possibly can. I do not know if this article will ‘take-off’… It deserves too. I am deeply wounded that Target turned the most tragic day of my adult life… into… a bloody training video. From what I was told? Most of the time, when it is shown… they LAUGH. I am NOW in a power chair… will be in pain for the rest of my days… and pople LAUGH at the incident that put me in this pain? Help me, please?

Well, that brings us to the end of the week and the end of this article. Please, SHARE… and SHARE… and SHARE! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. One day… maybe I will, too.

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As always I am deeply honored that you come here and read my work.

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Thank YOU!

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About Daniel Hanning
I am a; writer, editor and publisher. I write, most often, articles about our space program, fun videos andpolitical works. My most recent additions are; A Week In Review, Sunday Funnies and The Adventures of Nadia. Along with The Mars Report and Lost in Space. ENJOY!

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