HOLIDAY DISASTER!!!

Danny Hanning

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My Dearest Readers, Family, Friends and Followers –

My financial situation has become much worse! TODAY (December 14th, 2014) is the TWENTY-SEVENTH anniversary of the Very First Date between Allen and myself. I am very deeply saddened by the fact that as much as I would like… WANT to do something special for Allen to celebrate. However, I/we completely lack the financial resources with which to celebrate or enjoy this very important and… well… incredible anniversary! My parents only made it to their 25th anniversary! That Allen and I have made it to out 27th anniversary is… REALLY is an achievement to be proud of and that really deserves to be celebrated. On top of that… Christmas is just a WEEK away… and, again, I/we lack the financial means with which to enjoy and/or celebrate this wonderful and joyous occasion.

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Therefore, My Dearest Readers I am asking for your HELP and ASSISTANCE! I know that there is little time left… but I just know that ‘If there is a will, there is a WAY!’ A way to help me to bring joy and reward Allen for how hard he works… how hard he works to keep me; bathed, shaved, to my appointments, to my chemotherapy, and sitting beside me each and ever; test, scan, treatment, appointment and EVERYTHING! HONESTLY… I really want to show him I care. I cannot; sell blood, sell organs, or enlist and/or participate in ANY drug trials or other experimental treatments due to my cancer. I wrote, here earlier. That I was going to see if there were any experimental treatments of drug trials that I could get involved with so that I could bring more money into the home. Money to provide a Christmas for Allen and myself.

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Over the past two weeks I have contacted a half-dozen companies that conduct; drug trials, medical procedure trials, and experimental surgeries. ALL of them, after I told them that I have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, told me that I was barred from participation in any kind of drug trials, medical procedure paid trials, or paid experimental surgeries. This really burst my bubble and plunged me even deeper into depression and rejection. NOW?

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Now, My Dearest Readers, the ONLY HOPE I have is that somebody… someone… that reads my works… knows me on Facebook… or SOMEBODY that I went to PHS with… hears my story and… (I am really praying… every day) and… offers to help me out. There simply is not time for me to run and Indiegogo campaign. That was the way I raised the money for my power chair… and it was the way I raised the money I needed when Allen was arrested for stealing a truck (at 47!!!) RIGHT when the building we were living in was SOLD and EVERYBODY was being forced to move out!

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Therefore, I am throwing caution to the wind and working as hard as I can… regardless of the effect on my health, during chemotherapy. I have decided that I am going to write and publish as much as I can in hopes that someone ‘sees’ my need and takes a few moments to lend us/me a hand in my time of great need! For ANYONE that wants to help? Please contact me through this blog, via Facebook, or through my email – Enzomatrix@earthlink.net.

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You CAN send help, money, through PayPal by using my name Daniel Hanning and the email that I listed above. I sincerely apologize! This is NOT the situation that I wanted to be in at Christmas or at our Anniversary!!! I dread asking people for any kind of help or financial assistance… but what am I going to do!?! I cannot work… I cannot sell; my blood, my organs, do drug trials, or experimental surgeries! About the only thing left, for me, would be to stand out by the side of the freeway with a cardboard sign and beg for money. Please help!?!?

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A Week in Review – September 27th 2014

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Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. If its Saturday? Then it is time for ‘A Week in Review’! That’s right My Dear and Devout Readers, the weekend has come the workweek in done. For many of you, My Dear Readers, the work week is just too busy to take time to read for pleasure. That is why I have created and now published for three years this article series. Each and every Saturday I post a review of all the articles published during the previous week.

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I link to the article, a short excerpt from the article itself and, finally, I write a little something about the article I have linked. Bingo! How all of you, My Dear Readers, can catch-up on a whole week’s writing and publication in one place. Now, for this week, I (working, as always, completely ALONE) have managed to write and publish a record TEN ARTICLES! My Dear Readers, I simply am without the ability, to put into words, the overwhelming pride I feel. Pride that, in spite of pain and roaring depression, I have pushed myself as hard as I can to write and publish. Publish a record amount of good works to help further my cancer treatment funding campaign. I just feel, in my heart and soul, that if I can write and publish more and more “Good works’ that maybe… just MAYBE you, My Dearest Readers, will see my efforts… appreciate my work and reward my efforts by pledging your support to my battle against cancer!

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As well, each and every article is an opportunity to drawn in more ‘new readers’, new followers and new faces that just might see donating to my Indiegogo campaign as an investment. An earned investment in a talented man who, obviously, works diligently to bring; entertainment, information, laughs and suspense to these pages and your lives. I work hard band I work long hours as a way to pay honor to the support and donations already received, and as an offering to anyone that will give in the near future. ‘Near Future’ is right there are only FIVE DAYS LEFT! I am running out of time fast! Time to convince the people I love to reach out and challenge the nay Sayers by donating to a fund to help me BATTLE CANER!

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So, with each word written, each paragraph finished and every article published I am contributing and investing in our relationship… our friendship! I just hope that I convince enough of you, My Dearest Readers, to garner sufficient funds to win this battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma!

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Well, it is 11:00PM on Friday night, so if I am going to get any sleep tonight, I simply must get moving on this weekly review! So, without further adieu I give you ‘A Week in Review’ here at ‘The Other Shoe’!

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  • My Two Cents – September 22nd, 2014 : “In closing, again, I never wanted to run a campaign this year. My Dear Readers I wanted 2014 to be a year where I wrote, published, and entertained without asking anything, one red cent, from you or anyone else. But as they say ‘the best laid plans of mice and men…’. I come to you, in these closing hours of my campaign, to ask, to implore, to convince, to beseech you My Dearest Readers, to reach out and help lift me so that I might stand in battle and win this war on my cancer.” It as Monday, just five short days ago, and I was already feeling the heat of failure. At this point I had raised just $150, and the shortness of support smarted! I knew not where support would come, I knew not if I would ever garner the support necessary for me to wage a successful battle with my Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer! I had been… told/whispered/hinted at that ‘somebody’ was working to undermine my best efforts. That ‘someone’ was under the (MISTAKEN) impression that if I was deprived of support that (somehow) I would ‘sprout a new spine, new nerve roots, a new leg and be FREE of CANCER’ and “be forced to return to work”. I can only imagine that this person’ was totally bereft of medical knowledge, had not been around these past ten years, failed to understand the medical reality that damaged nerve fiber NEVER HEALS! That is why paraplegics NEVER get up out of their wheelchairs and power chairs and DANCE! (Except, of course, in ‘Tent Revivals’) The only way one might imagine that depriving a human being of much needed support to BATTLE CANER, is if their minds were so clouded by anger and hatred that reason had long ago left them. I was so deeply HURT, by the telling, that I had to explain to the person who told me this, that I was not “upset at them… I am upset by the actions which you tell me about”. My Dear Readers, please do tell me just WHAT KIND of person would run around sewing seeds of distrust based in falsehoods and deceit? What kind of a human being, a Christian, would seek to undermine the efforts of a disabled person to gather funds need to (now) BATTLE CANCER!?! My Oncologist, upon meeting me and hearing the story of my head injury… my further disability… my loss of mobility and NOW my CANER! He marveled at my enthusiasm, my ‘Good Attitude’ and my perseverance in the face of YET ANOTHER personal medical BATTLE! He openly admitted that he did not think he could manage to go through what I have, “and keep the same positive and enthusiastic attitude”! However, I have read that some ‘kinds’ of people ONLY have or keep sick/disabled people as ‘friends’ just so they can ‘Watch them loose their battles with disability or disease”! There are some really sick people out there… really!
  • A ‘Shout-Out’ to ‘The Solitary-One’ : “Sherri Mikeska aka‘The-Solitary-One’ I would like to “Thank YOU!” for; your donation, your time, your kindness, your generosity… AND for picking the “Multi-SOCIAL-Media ‘Shout-Out’!” as it was the ‘Perk’ that I created all by myself! I have been waiting for someone to pick this ‘Perk’ so I could do this… procedure. I really hope that you Sherri Mikeska ‘The-Solitary-One’ sees ALL of these ‘Shout-Outs’! Now, I did see the ‘RL’ name of the person that made the donation. Well, the first name. However, since I DID NOT receive; an email, an Indiegogo PM, or any correspondence giving me permission to use the contributors Real Life name? I DID NOT reveal even the first name that I have record.” The very FIRST of its kind, but hopefully not the last! This is part of the (personal brainchild of ME) ‘Multi-Social-Media SHOUT-OUT!” as a ‘PERK’ for ANY donation of $40 or more! There are STILL 13 (Thirteen) of these ‘Social Media Wonders’ left! You get mention in/on; BOTH Blogs, THREE Facebook Accounts (Mine, The Other Shoe and Danny’s Cancer Treatment Fund), TWO Twitter Accounts AND One YouTube VIDEO just FOR YOU! This is a GREAT Perk and one that I was SURE would be a HIT! With FIVE DAYS LEFT I am SURE that there are STILL a few people out here that would REALLY enjoy a ‘Multi-Social-Media’ SHOUT-OUT! Drop $40 of MORE at the campaign, PICK the PERK and WAIT for the WAVE of MEDIA Recognition! (The Net will NEVER be the SAME!) AGAIN ““Thank YOU!” to Sherri Mikeska!!!
  • The Mars Report – September 22nd, 2014: “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Today I bring you, yet another, edition of ‘The Mars report’. There are a great many events transpiring, here on Earth in regards to Mars, and in the Martian orbit. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is about to have some company in the Martian orbit. The MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft achieved Martian orbit roughly twenty hours ago, late Sunday night. The most tremendous thing about MAVEN is that this spacecraft will help mankind discover just what happened to the, once thick, atmosphere of Mars.” Determined to keep up the ‘regular’ publishing schedule, regardless of the; pain, confusion, depression and everything else. I put my nose to the grindstone, my mind into ‘Creative’ mode, took an extra pain medication and plunged, head first, into he awe and wonder that IS Curiosity’s adventure on the Martian Surface! This week was no different. I managed to find more than a half-dozen images to share, some really great narrative, and even shared some science! I am always happy to share the science and images that come from the rovers on the Martian Surface. My Dear Readers, I have been focused like a laser beam, devoted to my work, and hopeful that my HARD WORK and DILLIGENCE would be rewarded with YOUR DONATIONS! I hope, and pray, that I am right!
  • Multi-Social-Media Shout-Out! For Jason Kleppinger! : “So, Jason Kleppinger HERE IS YOUR ‘Multi-Social-Media Shout-Out!’ As well, I wold like to express my heartfelt THANKS for your kind contribution(S) to my cancer treatment funding campaign. Shortly, I will be broadcasting your name via; YouTube, Facebook, BOTH Blogs and my Twitter account(s)! By the time I am done… hundreds of people around the WORLD will KNOW of your kindness and GENEROSITY Jason Kleppinger!” And BAM right on the heals of the FIRST one comes the SECOND ‘Multi-Social-Media’ SHOUT-OUT! I am SO happy that these ‘Perks’ became so popular! I am only HOPING and PRAYING that many more will want to partake in this GREAT Social PERK. You get KNOWN on the internet FAST! Again, “THANK YOU JASON for your DONATIONS, your KINDNESS and you SUPPRT!” Thanks!
  • Lost in Space – Tour of Our Solar System ‘Review’: “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Welcome to a review edition of ‘Lost In Space’. Last week we completed the series ‘Tour of Our Solar System’ with the publication of Jupiter. Today I am going to share a look back over all of the editions of ‘Lost in Space’ that made up the series ‘Tour of Our Solar System’. From looking at the ‘Likes’ and the traffic reports it is easy to see that this sub-series within ‘Lost in Space’ was a huge success.” As PRMISED (in Last week’s edition) and ON SCHEDULE I wrote and published this ‘Review’ of ALL the edidtions of ‘Lost in Space’ that made up the ‘Tour of Our Solar System’! I am so very happy that, at this point in the week, I am STILL staying on schedule, publishing FINE WORK, and not ‘skimping’ of taking shortcuts! Regardless of my pain (both physical and EMOTIONAL) so SOUJURN forward. I just Keep Moving Forward. Placing FATIH in you, My Dearest Readers, my family, and my very good old friends from Houston and Pearland! I just know that if I can manage to KEEP writing and publishing that my hard work and efforts WILL be REWARDED!
  • Notes From Behind the Keyboard – September 25th, 2014: “THAT, My Dear Readers, brings us to the end of this article, for today. I hope that I have opened some eyes, and shared some insight. It is always my intent to share, and inform. Never to judge or inflame. My words are just that, MY words. Nothing more, and certainly nothing less. I look forward to seeing you here, later today, and again tomorrow. On FRIDAY there WILL be an episode of ‘The Horror in Smithville’!” And into every life a little rain must fall. Yes, it is Wednesday and (when I wrote this article) my doubt had found its way into my heart and mind following my pain. Funny how pain is almost always accompanied by doubt. That being in pain, makes a person more susceptible to doubt. Even myself, I have found that there is doubt, along with some fear… and some genuine… confusion. I FEAR that I will be too short of funds, have to forgo chemotherapy… and fear that my cancer will overcome me… and take me from you, My Dear Readers. I am also confounded by the deafening silence coming from people I have known since I was a pre-teen and a teenager. One would think, since you are STILL in contact with them, they DO know of your malady… well, a friendship that spans FOUR DECADES? Should be a friendship that bears fruit in a time of need. Support, when one stands to face cancer and death, alone.
  • News From Around the World – September 25th 2014 : “Well now, My Dear Readers, that brings us to the end of this revival of ‘News From around the World’ here at The Other Shoe. As most of you are aware, I am running a running campaign at Indiegogo to help me with the mounting costs of battling my cancer. Danny’s Cancer Treatment Fund at Indiegogo is now in its FINAL WEEK! That’s right only seven more days for me to raise as much money as I can! I hate to be so brutally honest, but I am a ‘man on a mission’. A mission to raise money to help me with; transportation costs, pharmacy costs, treatment costs, and home care costs.” This article series has been absent for nearly TWO months. However, I brought this one out of mothballs JUST FOR YOU My Dearest Readers! I am working so hard, spending hour upon hour everyday behind the keyboard and on the net. Doing everything I CAN to curry favor and EARN/WIN YOUR SUPPORT! I JUST KNOW that IF I can manage to FINISH OUT THIS WEEK… PUBLISHING ALL THE REGUALR ARTICLES PLUS MORE!!! That I WILL see MANY ‘Good’ DONATIONS!! CORRECT!
  • The Horror in Smithville – Part – 14 – B – 3 : “Betty Sue and Truman are leaning up against the door, when they hear Barry form inside the inner office. They hear him screaming! They had smelled cigarette smoke, again, a few moments earlier. Then it got really quite. Now… Barry was screaming AGAIN! This time is was so loud that it forced Truman and Betty Sue away from the door to the inner office. They heard Barry’s screaming twice, then they could have sworn they heard… Barry begging for his life! Truman got right up against the door, again, and put his ear hard up against the door. He could barely make out Barry saying “PLEASE just STOP right NOW!”” AS PROMISED!!! This week, we return to Barry Gartuske, Truman Dunahoo, and Betty Sue. We have Deputy Darryl on his way to “apprehend the MURDERER”… (Is Timmy DEAD?) AND we have the REAPPREAENCE of ‘The Tall Man’ in all his gory… or is that ‘glory’… Anyway, it is a GREAT episode and REAL ‘MUST READ’ for any of My Dear Readers that enjoy suspense novels or horror! And who DOESN’T at THIS time of year, right? I am HOPING BEYOND HOPE that I WILL have this story FINISHED just in time for HALLOWEEN!!! Now, My Dear Readers, I just CANNOT think of a BETTER motivator… to get me TO finish this horror novel IN TIME for HALLOWEEN than to have a GREAT Ending to my CAMPAIGN! The more money I garner? The BETTER the CHANCES are for me to FINISH! Simple!
  • INTERNATIONAL Traffic August – September 2014 : “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Now, My Dear Readers, I have always wrote and published for the largest possible audience. Seems to me that the greatest accomplishment for a writer, of any kind, is to have their work read by the largest possible audience. Sure, Domestic audiences are great, it is gratifying to have the people you grew up with read and like your work. Although, the greatest test of a writer’s chops (it would seem to me… as logical) would be so demonstrate that one’s work has international appeal. If you, My Dear readers, have been a long-time reader of this blog, what I am about to publish will be rather familiar.” Well, My Dearest readers, I was looking over the traffic reports for the past month. Nothing out of the ordinary… except there is a LOT MORE traffic at the secondary location that EVERY before (that is over at Word Press). Then, I noticed something ELSE. I was looking at the SOURCE of this great influx of traffic. Low and behold, I find the source… and it knocks my socks off! The ‘source’ of the great increase in traffic? INTERNATIONAL READERS! That’s right, over the past several months, the better part of this year, my Internationla readership has been on a gradual increase! For the purposes of this article I have limited the graphics to the increase in just the last thirty days. But, just at the ‘secondary’ location? There are more than THIRTY nations where I have readers! Still the majority of my traffic is in the ‘GoodOl’USA!’ but now I have ‘regular’ readers in; England, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and India just to name a handful! In the article (linked above) you can see all the nations listed with the number of readers by the name of the country. I am just FALBERGASTED! The NUMBERS are just MINDNUMBING! Over all, between the TWO locations? In just ONE DAY I now have OVER ONE HUNDRED SEPARATE VISITORS! Even BETTER it shows that TWICE A WEEK I have 100+ days! This is better than ever before! Between the increasing international traffic and the several 100+ visitor days my blog(s) have gained a popularity… my WORK my WRITING has gained a level of popularity that I had not even noticed, and am just HUMBLED by!

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So, My Dear Readers, that brings us to the end of this weeks’ edition of ‘A Week in Review’ here at ‘The Other Shoe’. If you have read this entire article, then I think that you, My Dear Readers, now understand why I have managed to keep in a ‘Good Mood’ regardless of the dismal sate of my campaign. I can take heart in the fact that my writing and my work is gaining an international audience! That, overall, my traffic is on the up-swing, and that more and more people, every day, are learning just what a joy it can be to read something written by Danny Hanning!

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YES! I really do need for donations to increase… either in frequency or size… or BOTH! I simply will not be able to afford to restart my treatments and care with the $280 I have raised. However, I will Make A PROMISE right here, right now’! That if (somehow) I manage to break $1,000.00 before the end of the campaign that I “will restart and STAY WITH my chemotherapy/radiation therapy. PERIOD! I do NOT want to shorten my life by refusing these treatments, However, I will NOT allow myself to be without enough money to pay the rent just so I can afford; transportation, food, a caregiver, and medications. PERIOD!

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So, there it is My Dear Readers, a FULL and complete week of writing and publishing. JUST AS I PROMSIED! Now, I have done MY PART. It is TIME for you, My Dear Readers, to do your PART! I have sojourned on through pain, doubt and fear these past four weeks. I have done so without ‘seeing’ the financial… or friendship support that I need to battle and beat cancer. Regardless, I have managed to write and publish TEN ‘Good’ articles for your reading pleasure. Now, won’t you PLEASE click on the link below… and make my life BETTER and SAFER by pledging YOUR support?

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Adieu!

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Danny in Rolling Hills Estates August 12, 2014
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Personal Update/Video… Video Update… Either way, WATCH!

Danny Hanning of The Other Shoe - May 6th, 2014

Danny Hanning of The Other Shoe – May 6th, 2014

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Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Hey there, My Dear Readers! I had just finished writing, and publishing… well you won’t ‘see’ it until tomorrow; July 25th, 2014.. BUT I just finished ‘Part Two – Ralph Simner – The Horror in Smithville’ – Part 8-B’. As I stated it will be available to read as of tomorrow; July 25th, 2014. I should have it up and visible… but about ‘lunchtime’ Texas time. I just, really, felt like I owed you all some more of an explanation. An explanation of why I didn’t write or publish for, like, three days. So… I made this video.

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NOW, I would like to be back to writing and publishing; ‘The Mars Report’, ‘Lost In Space’, The Horror in Smithville’ and ‘A Week in Review’… like, tomorrow! However, that is not the reality… it’s not going to happen. The reality is; Monday I have ‘surgery’… to remove stuff… biopsy stuff… then there is the (seems like forever) wait for the results of all the biopsies. Now, once I have that in hand I will get the results to you, My Dear Readers.

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Thing of it is? I am hoping that I do not ‘have cancer’… if I do? Well, let’s start with ‘if I do NOT’! If I do not have cancer; I will still need to find out why; I am lethargic, loosing weight, have a loss of appetite, why the nightly fevers and ‘night , and all the ‘other’ symptoms I am experiencing. SO! If it is not cancer (YEAH!) I still need to find out what is going on. BUT imagine that I will be back to writing and publishing pretty darn quickly after finding out the cancer is a negatory!

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NEXT! If I DO have cancer… If the biopsies show cancer… whatever… I will take some time… away. I will not be; writing, publishing, promoting or on the internet… except for maybe playing some MMORPGs. I will be available for people to; call, write, send smoke signals, anything. I am not going to isolate myself and any and all contact with the outside world… is welcome!

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Most importantly… ‘if’ I have the results that I do ‘have cancer’? I WILL BE working to raise MONEY! Yeah, I do NOT want to try and ‘fight cancer’ on Medi-Cal and Medicare! NO flipping WAY! I am going to need the understanding and support of EVERYONE! That means YOU! I will ‘fight cancer’… but only if I can ‘stack the deck’ in my favor… and I do think that everyone would do the same.

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Like I told Allen… my Biggest fear in life is not ‘having Cancer’… it is ‘having cancer’ WHILE POOR! That’s just not ‘right’! anyway, If you see me post that I have been diagnosed with ____ cancer? EXPECT me; starting an Indiegogo Fund Raising Campaign. EXPECT me asking YOU for your support… don’t make me come down there!

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That is all for now… WATCH the VIDEO! It is actually funny! Sometimes I can be funny.

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Danny Hanning of The Other Shoe - May 6th, 2014

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California, Up In FLAMES!

San Diego Burning May 15th 2014

San Diego Burning May 15th 2014

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 Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Today is Thursday, and as such I should be preparing and publishing yet another episode of ‘The Horror in Smithville’. Instead, I am turning my attention to the half-dozen wildfires currently blazing, mostly unchecked, throughout San Diego County. The combination of unseasonably high temperatures, and the Exceptional Drought conditions here, have formed the environment for a Perfect Storm of wildfires. I was going to complain about the 80 degree temperatures in my apartment, the failed air conditioning and how this has caused my pain to demonstrably increase. How I am unable to sleep at night, how even in high temperatures my fever returns… I just couldn’t sit and write about that… ask for help while tens of thousands of my fellow Southern California residents… do not even have a roof over their heads.

Since I arrived in Southern California, more than thirty years ago, I have shared a prophecy. My prophecy was that if California failed to curb residential expansion into high erosion areas, failed to spend the needed funds (State, County and City) to keep brush cleared from homes, failed in adequately invest in proper training for volunteer firefighters, and either curbed the tremendous thirst of this region or discovered new sources of fresh clean water (desalination being the single most viable with a 2,000 + mile coastline) that; One day Los Angles and/or San Diego will become encircled by forest/wild fires.[1]

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Right now, here in Southern California, it is 100 degrees! This is about fifteen to twenty degrees above average for this time of year. Living along the coastline, for much of my first fifteen years here in So Cal., I am very used to this time of year being known for ‘June Gloom’. From anywhere as far south as San Diego and as far north as San Francisco, the later part of May and all of June are characterized by low hanging cloud cover all along the coast. Late afternoon rain, brief showers, cool temperatures and a socked-in coastline are the characteristics of ‘June Gloom’.

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Today, it will hit 102 degrees in many places all through Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. Combine these unseasonably high temperatures with the Exceptional Drought conditions across Southern California have birthed the single worst spat of May wildfires in the history of California. Right now there are no less than seven different wild fires burning in San Diego County. These seven different wildfires have, to date, burned over 10,000 acres and displaced more than 23,000 Southern Californian residents.[2]

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It was just five or six years ago, when I was still able, that I went about volunteering to help out at wildfire evacuation centers. I still had my truck, then, and I lived in a building where my air conditioning worked very well. I really wish I could go out and help, with this terrible spat of wildfires. However, my spine is in much worse condition, my pain is greatly exacerbated by the high temperatures in my apartment and I do not have my own transportation. The last, is really the least of the problems. I know, for a fact, that I could get transportation to and from one of the local evacuation centers.

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It is just the fact of being out in 100 degree temperatures to come home to an apartment that is not getting above 80 degrees, day or night. California has been set on this path, for the better part of the past two decades. Financial cut backs by; state, County and City governments in; brush removal on public lands, brush removal on private lands (homes & trailers) close to flood plains and/or remote areas with free growing ground vegetation.

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The single greatest contributing factor to the loss of homes and private residences is spread of a wildfire by strong winds, and the embers finding dried brush right next to homes and residences. This is how a wildfire can seem to skip over large areas, and pop-up miles away. Quickly find dry brush, and even quicker spread via brush into neighborhoods where homes are (literally) only two or so feet apart. Just today a brand new subdivision, right here in Northern San Diego County, went up in flames due to dry brush spread. The homes were not sold, nor occupied, but the whole subdivision was burnt to the ground in just a matter of an hour.

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With austeritythe new cure-all/fix-all of the ‘Radical Right’ Southern California’s brush and wild vegetation growth rate has gone exponential. When we do get a little rain fall, it is usually just enough to loosen top soil and cause homes to shift or fall. This sporadic and limited rainfall is not enough for trees, and our signature Palm Trees, to feed foliage. It is just enough to feed our brush and wild vegetation. This leads to tinderbox conditions with the combination of more dead tress and palm trees, plus extreme growth in brush and wild vegetation, combined with extremely high temperatures and very low humidity. All a wildfire needs is one carelessly discarded cigarette butt, or one firebug with too much spare time on their hands.

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LA Fire Crews working CoCo fire in San Marcus

LA Fire Crews working CoCo fire in San Marcus

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Already, more than one of the currently burning wildfires, in San Diego County, is thought to have been started by firebugs. It is really unfortunate that Southern California has grown to be one of the single largest concentration of firebugsin our nation. Just as a side note and to shed a little light on a subject dear to my heart, firebugs are nearly ten times as likely to start a brush fire or wildfire when they experience financial problems. With a great many jobs, for untrained workers and non-professionals (which makes up nearly 90% of ALL firebugs), cutting back hours to less than 30 per week and a minimum wage that is not a ‘living wage’.

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One can quickly understand just how a potential firebug can be thoroughly tempted to light a fire, when one considers the factors. Increased stress in one’s personal life due to low hour/low wage jobs leaving an individual with growing financial insecurity combined with more free time. Can quickly equal increased pressure from known stressors for firebugs combined with more opportunity due to more free time thanks to the all new low hour schedules.

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Now, add in the worst drought since California’s statehood began, and the highest temperatures (in Southern California) since the late 1800’s mixed in with the financial pressures and more free time to express one’s self = Potential for the Single Greatest Firestorm in California’s history. I saw this coming years and years ago… I have written about this ‘Perfect Fire Storm’ previously. I think I have penned one article (at least) here at The Other Shoe. As well, I wrote more than one article about these four factors (unseasonably high temps, drought conditions, below living wages, low hour schedules) combing, right here in Southern California, to create the greatest firestorm America has ever witnessed.

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There is one solution that could easily address several of these powder keg conditions and greatly decrease the potential of a whole metropolitan city going up in flames. DESALINATION PLANTS! California needs to invest tens of millions… even billions of dollars in Desalination Plants all along the California coastline. California has the single longest continuous coastline of the lower 48 states. California, right now, imports more water, from other states, than any state in the nation. Right now, more of California is gripped in ‘Exceptional Drought’ and ‘Severe Drought’ conditions than at any point in its entire history. Well, except for a 400 year drought, here in California, just after the end of the last Ice Age.

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That’s right, about 10,000 years ago, California suffered 400 years (out of 480 years) in severe to exceptional drought conditions. We know this from the geologic records of this area. California is no ‘stranger’ to severe and exceptional drought conditions. Actually, since statehood, California has enjoyed some of the best non-drought conditions in the past thousand years. It appears that record has been broken, and California is returning to a drought-ridden state. The map, below, shows the extent of the drought and the level of drought currently here in Southern California.

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I have made no qualms about expressing my grave and growing concern for California’s wildfire conditions. I have, previously, written that one could reasonably expect between 30% and 50% of Southern California residents flee the state simply because of the continual threat of wildfires, and the growing drought. I have expressed my opinion that putting financial pressure, growing financial pressure, on the lower middle classes and poor you greatly increase the number of and frequency of firebug attacks. The past two years have completely proven out the validity of my statements, and my prophetic articles.

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However, that does not help at this point in time. The single action our state could take, that would result in the relief of pressure and triggers for our state’s firebugs would be to fund dozens of desalination projects from Southern Sand Diego County all the way up the coast to San Francisco. The largest number of these plants should be located in; Sand Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties. These areas have the; greatest number of unemployed, the greatest number of people needing full time (above minimum wage) jobs. As well, that area is also the location of the single greatest concentration of California’s thirsty population. Build the desalination plants as close as possible to the people and areas currently gripped in exceptional drought conditions.

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California Drought Map 2014

California Drought Map 2014

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You see, by putting the; water, jobs and awareness directly in these critical areas you focus your resources. More full time, higher paying, jobs in these geographic areas of exceptional drought you release some of the financial pressure, while occupying free time and bring abundant water all at the same time. Now, My Dear Readers, you might be unaware that desalination has been greatly improved over the past two decades. Plants can generate far more clean drinkable water with a smaller footprint and using far fewer resources like electricity. They generate substantially less waste water and waste, while producing far more drinkable water in a substantially reduced time frame.

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Earlier this year I wrote an article about a high barometric pressure system that parked itself right over the Southern California coastline. It pulled up and sat there for TEN MONTHS STRAIGHT! It is, was, the single longest stationary high barometric pressure system in American history. Never before has a high pressure system parked itself, in one place, without moving without relenting in history. Now, since I wrote that article the high pressure system… relented, for a few weeks. It actually let through some rainfall. Some hard rainfall that resulted in flooding and flash floods all along the Southern California coastline, from Malibu to San Diego.

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Unfortunately, the high-pressure system has returned and all we got out of the brief but heavy rainfall was? Loss of top soil, and a huge increase in brush and wild vegetation. Exactly, the water was just enough to add to the problem of kindling for our wildfires without adding to our much needed water reserves. If this high-pressure system prevails, over the next six to eight weeks, California will be sitting in the middle of a ‘Perfect Storm’ of bad conditions for the creation, and rapid spread, of wildfires. Secondary to the wildfires is the fact that every gallon used to fight wildfires is a gallon lost for use my humans for day-to-day life.

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If conditions do not change, improve, then California looks to be set to witness the single greatest storm of wildfires in our state’s history exactly at the same time as not enough water to fight these wildfires! I am not kidding and, to the best of my knowledge, I am not exaggerating the potential of this situation. I do, however, hope and pray that I am wrong. I really hope that these (record number) of firebugs do not understand the prefect storm of environmental and man-made conditions. However, if these firebugs do begin to understand the “extreme to exceptional drought” conditions? If they begin to understand that they can create huge wildfires with ease. If these firebugs see their brethren light up thousands of acres with just one well placed fire?

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Then Southern California could be on the line for witnessing the single greatest loss of; homes, buildings, structures, forests, and human life in our recorded history. They need not even communicate with each other, just watch where a fire (in their area) is set… then set out to start another wildfire in a diametrically positioned area. In just a matter of a few days, semi-coordinated efforts, by a handful of firebugs could stretch our firefighters beyond their ability to manage the wildfires, and stretch out our need for water way beyond our ability to meet.

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My Dear Readers I genuinely hope and pray that I am dead wrong. In the coming days, and weeks, I genuinely hope and pray that the number of intentionally set fires and wildfires decreases, rather than increases. I hope that our State government, the Governor, and all state fire fighting authorities send out an urgent request for; fire fighters, and fire fighting equipment… NOW! Let’s not wait until San Diego IS encircled by wildfires, let’s set needed communication and requests for assistance NOW!

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Arial Image of San Diego Wild fires

Arial Image of San Diego Wild fires

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My Dear Readers, I have a ‘Bad Feeling’ about this year’s wildfires. I have a bad feeling about the high pressures system still parked right off our Southern California coastline. I have a horrible feeling about what little water California does have, being spent so early in the wildfire season. Leaving the people with less and less drinking water, once summer does arrive! IMHO All ‘water-parks’ should be shutdown, and/or prevented from starting up this year. That owners of home pools should be asked (or discouraged) from filling and keeping filled their home swimming pools. That all state owned or run business or institutions should be placed on strict drought condition measures. Prisoners, in our prison system, should be put on severe water restrictions. Cutting back the number of showers to an absolute minimum!

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Further, that the owners of car washes (both manned and self-serve) should be placed on severe water restrictions. Any and all self-service car washes should be monitored so that individuals can only wash their cars ONCE A MONTH! Same for the manned car washes, that owners should mark cars and monitor so that car owners can ONLY wash their cars ONCE A MONTH! These restrictions should already be in place!

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Barring a complete turn-around of our weather conditions. The immediate return of ‘June Gloom’ conditions to Southern California. We, here in So Cali, have a very bleak, hot, dry and smoky summer. Not to complain, My Dear Readers, but… my air conditioner… in my new apartment has broken! Right now, as I am writing this and preparing it for publication, I am sitting in a room that is 83 degrees INSIDE! This is making my pain substantially WORSE! I cannot sleep at night… and my health is suffering greatly.

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I have asked, once, to have the A/C repaired or replaced. After days of begging, they finally sent of the maintenance person. After checking out the A/C… he brought over another used A/C… that was filthy inside and barely cools at all! Allen helped me, a lot, by cleaning out the inside of the A/C. However, even with Allen’s work… the A/C STILL does not cool much at night… and During the heat of the day it spends more time OFF than ON (cooling). I am going to ask, tomorrow, if they can (once again) replace or repair. I am very doubtful they will bring me a; clean, well operating A/C that works during the daytime and really cools at night.

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Usually… when Allen was working at Disneyland? We would go to the Home Depot (that was right across the street) and spend $200-$300 on a “Portable Air Conditioner’. I would set it up in the front room… and within a day my room would be back at a comfortable temperature. However, with my current financial situation… I cannot afford even another fan to help circulate the little cool air coming out of this filthy A/C.

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My Dear Readers, I apologize in advance. IF I am unable to get my apartment back to a comfortable temperature (68 – 73 degrees)… I will be writing less. It is unavoidable because I cannot keep running this ten year old notebook computer in a room that gets up to nearly 90 degrees every day! As well, these higher temperatures are causing; increased stiffness in my neck, grater pain in my cervical and thorasic spine, greater shooting pains in my neck hands and arms, and terrible nausea in the day time and a complete lack of sleep at night. So far… I am doing my best to keep my mouth shut… I do not want to start acting angry at Allen… just because I cannot get out of pain… or sleep at all. This is the worst my pain and suffering has been in years and years…. And all I need is for my apartment to be cooler! Heck I do not even pay the electricity… it is included in the rent! I just need a working A/C!

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Well, writing about it has made me aware and now I am in terrible pain… all along my beck and neck. My Dear Readers… I apologize for this shortcoming. I apologize for my, upcoming, absence… I am so sorry! I do not know what I can sell… of how I might be able to get together the money to purchase an A/C. However, until I CAN? I fear I will not be writing… I will TRY. I promise. Until I cen write, again…

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Adieu!

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Danny Hanning of The Other Shoe - May 6th, 2014

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The TRUTH about Danny…

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Daneil Hanning of The Other Shoe 2001

Daneil Hanning of The Other Shoe 2001

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            Dear Friends, Family and Followers at The Other Shoe and here at Facebook,
As many of you all know, my life (outside my writing at my blog) has taken a turn for the worse. My cervical spine is in a continual state of decline, pain and relentless popping grinding and decay. I do my BEST (honest, I try VERY hard) to keep a ‘Good Attitude’ and NOT to let… ‘Dark Thoughts’ past.
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Of late, that task is growing more and more… difficult. Just this Wednesday (yesterday) I had a visit with a new doctor to evaluate a lump I found. I am very grateful to find out it is NOT cancerous. However, what I DID find out… Well, it is an enlarged Lymph Node. Evidently I have an ‘infection’ of an unknown origin.
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I am working to find an ‘Infectious Disease’ specialist, and I am to schedule a C.T scan of my head and neck ‘With Contrast’. The contrast is to let the radiologist ‘see’ blood flow. They can ‘see’ things like… other ‘hidden’ tumors just by following the blood. Or they can see ruptured or damaged arteries or veins.
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They are using the contrast to, hopefully, find the origin of my infectious disease.

Now, my primary care doctor is CONVINCED that the problem lies with either; the hardware in my neck or the bone grafts that NEVER knitted (healed completely). He thinks that the bone grafts that did NOT turn solid… have become a source of infection. This would explain a great many things.
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It would explain; my frequent fevers, my feelings of fatigue, nausea, and flu like symptoms nearly every day. Thing is? I really am getting to the point… well, I am not sure if I ‘care’… Since 2002 I have been fighting with this cervical degenerative disc disease. What that means, in every day terms, is: every day I am in pain. I go to sleep at night in pain. Every single morning the VERY first thing I am aware of, upon waking up, is that I am in pain. I MUST wear either a soft cervical collar or a hard cervical collar… EVERY single day.
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When I DO ‘feel’ up to it, I write as much as possible. However, when I spend most of a day writing (and then it is about 30-45 mins writing, 30-45 mins resting, back and forth) when the day is done? That NIGHT I simply CANNOT sleep.. because of the greatly increased pain… and the loud poping and grinding in my neck. My left hand becomes mostly unusable, do to shooting pain and decreased range of motion and fine motor skills… as a result of the hours of work writing.
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When I can, I do my best to use my ‘Speech-to-Text’ software to help me write. This REALLY does help me keep from ending up in so much pain… but the darn program just… well, I spend SO much time correcting… often I wonder if it isn’t just easier to try and type. The days are getting… ‘darker’ for me. The growing concerns that the surgery that saved me from paraplegia… might have put something in my body that is poisoning me.
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Finally, yesterday I was told that I should be seeing a neurosurgeon every three to five years “because there are new surgeries and treatments all the time…”. Yeah, right, like the laser surgery for spinal stuff, right? 1) Medicare does NOT pay for stuff like that.. unless it is a matter of life or death 2) I have already been told that my first neurosurgeon ‘created the longest cervical fusion I (the 2nd neurosurgeon) had ever seen, and he was in his mid to late 50’s.
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I have been, several times now, advised to NEVER ALLOW someone to operate on my neck, again. The 1st surgeon did a fusion that “turned my neck into a hinge”.. right at the connection between the Cervical and Thoracic spine. This ‘hinge’ is crushing the disc and nerve roots at C7-T1… kind of like if you put a rubber grommet in between a door and the jam (at the hinges) and opened the door. The disc NEVER had a chance.
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Most nights… I just CANNOT sleep for the pain, like tonight. So, I sit up all alone with my pain and fears… and people wonder why I am depressed. 😉
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Anyway, it is all getting more and more difficult. Getting up… writing… seeing doctors… any/all of ‘it’… just gets me more and more ‘Blue’. Everyone has the own cross to bear. I understand and respect that… THAT is WHY you don’t normally hear me complain… much at ALL. What good does it do, anyway…
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The frosting on the cake of my life is the incredible crushing feeling of poverty. I HATE being… ‘poor’… yet, I am not without pain enough, or long enough, to actually ‘work’ at anything resembling a ‘real’ job. Bottom line… it is, every morning, getting more and more difficult giving a shit enough to get out of bed. The daily pain, and the inevitability of more and more pain… just makes me not want to even wake up.
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I don’t ‘Play the Lottery’. I don’t have a ‘Rich Uncle’… and as much as I love my writing and think that my writing is quite good… So do three million other guys just in California. Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention the nausea that comes with the fevers. Now, twice or three times a week I wake up about 3 AM and run to the bathroom to puke up everything I have eaten since the last time I puked up my guts.

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This is an ‘all new’ symptom that cropped up about two months ago. Not even Dr. Gorlick knows about this one. Now, I know what is going to be said; ‘This is secondary to the infection, the fevers and the disease… As soon as we find and treat this infectious disease, ti WILL get better’. Here’s a novel thought! What IF they NEVER find out WHAT is making me sick? What IF they DO find out and it IS either the hardware or the bone grafts that have caused the infection??? There is NOTHING that ANYONE can DO!

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Once the bone grafts are IN THERE… They can NEVER be removed. The hardware is DRILLED/SCREWED into my BONES! That isn’t going ANYWHERE! If Dr. Gorlick (and I AGREE with im) is RIGHT and it IS an infection from the surgery… the hardware of the grafts… WTF? Even IF there IS something that they can do? There is a 97% chance that ONLY ‘people with money’ can AFFORD to have it done! NO WAY Someone on Medicare/Medi-Cal could AFFORD to have this fancy stuff done… nope NEVER!

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I doubt that I will EVER post this… I doubt that IF I did… more than two people in the entire world would give ‘two hoots and a holler’. The depression is just crippling. The poverty is just… grinding me to a nub. The pain… honestly it is ripping my mind into tiny little shreds. And, there is NOTHING that I can do… but wish. Wish for ANYTHING to change… to improve. Then, wake up the next morning to more pain… and the reality that NOTHING has changed. If ‘this’ is what ‘life’ is going to be for me… for the rest of… ‘whatever’? WTF?

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Hell, I can’t EVEN ‘afford’ glasses I CAN SEE out OF! I am (barely) wearing the SAME glasses for the past DECADE! The lenses don’t stay in… one arm is hanging by a thread and it CAME from a different pair of glasses… and I can HARDLY see when I am outdoors and getting around.

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I WAKE UP to pain… that slowly (as the day progresses) turns into DEPRESSION. My lunch I am REALLY depressed… and that turns into MORE PAIN… By dinner time… I don’t really have an appetite. I eat JUNK because it tasted sweet… and the ONLY ‘real’ pleasure I have in life ANYMORE is eating sweet stuff. It helps… some, with the depression. That is not just ‘me’ saying that… a doctor told me to eat sweets, they help with depression. SO… I am going to weigh 200 lbs… be BLIND… not be able to WALK… my neck will sound like a cement mixer… I will trip over my own feet… and I cannot stand my LIFE. WTF?

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Thanks for reading…sorry if I depressed… YOU!

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A Week in Review – March 29th, 2014

           Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Well, if it is Saturday then it is time for… … … that’s right, ‘A Week in Review’! And what a week it’s been for you and for me right here at The Other Shoe. We started two all new articles series with; ‘Coming This Week!’ and ‘Lost in Space’. Not to think that we have thrown out all the old, just to make room for the new. We had; ‘The Deep Web – Part Two’ and ‘The Horror in Smithville – Part Three’. If I say so, myself, all in all a busy week indeed!

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Now, for all of you, My Dear Readers, that are just too busy during the week to read? This is the place to be. Here at ‘A Week in Review’ I post links to all the articles of the week. AS well, I include a short excerpt from the article and a little insight into the origin of the article or some other personal notes. Really, that means that everyone that checks out this series, gets a little more information and insight than those that just read during the week. Making you, a very special My Dear Reader… indeed.

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So, see as there is quite a bit of content to cover, in this issue, I will cut this introduction a little short and get right to the meat of things. Without further adieu, here is ‘A Week in Review’!

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  • Sunday Funnies March 23rd, 2014 : “That means that Alex is down to the dregs of his food supply. Long gone are the crunchy corn meal squares he so enjoys. He is out of hazelnuts and down to peanuts and the little tiny bits of food left at the bottom of the bag. Unfortunately, for Alexander, Allen and I are quite bereft of funds to purchase a new bag of ‘Macaw Parrot Food – Kaytee’.” Thanks to the generosity of a very good friend, Alexander got his new bag of ‘Macaw Parrot Food by Kaytee earlier this week. Alexander is very grateful to you, you know who you are… J So, there is no more scrounging around in the bottom of a mostly empty bag of food, and this week Alexander had all of the tidbits and treats he so much enjoys. This Sunday… well, I managed to capture it… You will have to look very close… but I got some footage of Alexander… cleaning his paws on my sheets! Never had a rat do this quite like Alexander, before… it is unique and it make him quite unique, too. ENJOY!
  • Coming THIS Week at The Other Shoe – March 24th, 2014: “This series will be brief. In it I will preview what articles you can come to expect, in the following week. This way all of you, My Dear Readers, can make plans to drop by and read upcoming favorites like; ‘The Horror in Smithville’, ‘The Deep Web’, and ‘The Mars Report’. Knowing that a ‘new’ episode of your favorite article will peak interest, and (hopefully) improve traffic.” And that it seemed to do just fine, indeed. Traffic is up here at The Other Shoe, and that is always a welcome trend. Therefore, I will be continuing this series of previews of the articles to come, in the coming week. This is/was one of the all new articles that came this week. I really put on my ‘Thinking Cap’ and knocked one out of the park, I did. The articles just seem better, the writing… just a bit crisper… and the feeling, well much more jubilant, indeed. We are off to a great start, for the second four years… and the next 400 articles. On with the show!
  • The Mars Report – March 24th, 2013: “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe and ‘The Mars Report’ for March 24th, 2014. With the lost airliner in Asia, the turmoil brewing in the Ukraine, it is difficult to pull our eyes away from all this disaster and look to the skies. However, that is exactly what I did today, and what I am asking you MY Dear Readers to do for the next few moments. Actually, it is comforting to think that not all of our human condition is pain and suffering of other humans. Though it occupies little real estate in; newspapers, Television reporting, cable news networks and even blogs.” This was a smashingly great episode of ‘The Mars Report’. With looks back at where we have been, from overhead in orbit and the ‘MastCam’, too. With spring coming to the Martian surface, we are seeing many sights that only come, one time a year. From sand dunes that look like communicator badges from ‘Star Trek’, to striking pictures of thawing tops to more snad dunes. With the addition of ‘Lost in Space’ this blog has taken a marked turn towards the heavens. I always have looked to the starts, for inspiration and more. Seems my basic impulses have served me well, indeed.
  • The Deep Web – Part Two: “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Welcome back to my ongoing series about ‘The Deep Web’, Part Two. First, a little review of some of the material we have already covered.” That we did, review. Then moved on to the most important of all, the ‘Rules of the Raod’. The majorly improatant Do’s and Don’ts of surfing in unsafe territories. If you haven’t, then do you must, read! This issue is the most important to review and read. If I might suggest, this one would be good to print out and keep… by the computer, when ever you desire a venture into ‘The Deep Web’, you go. Serve you well, these rules will, if far from the trodden path your ventures take you.
  • March 25th Personal Update and Video: “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Late last week I made a video in celebration of the publication of my 400th article and FOUR YEARS of writing and publishing here at The Other Shoe. I am really happy and very proud of these two accomplishments. Writing was a skill that I picked up late in life, and have run with since day one. This first four years, and first four hundred articles, is just a beginning for me.” Not even noticed, did I that I misspelled ‘Update’ in the title, till now. Oui! I have been quite busy… ‘nose to the grindstone’ even. Well, every once in awhile I like to make a video and show. I am still kicking and that a drug addict, I have not become. So, take a vidie, and enjoy!
  • Lost in Space #1 – March 26th, 2014: “Welcome back MY Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Today, and with this article, I am launching a brand-new series of articles for The Other Shoe. As you can see from the title of this article the name of this all-new series is ‘Lost in Space’. Yes, I lifted the name from a TV series I very much enjoyed as a boy. However, every month I find more and more articles, about space, that just do not fit into ‘The Mars Report’. Therefore, from this day forward every article about space exploration, space flight, experimentations and space flight, the potential commercial colonization of Mars, and/or any other article I find about space will be found here every week in ‘Lost in Space’.” Very well received, this article was, by you, My Dear Readers. I just had so much more material, from space, that I was dying to share. Create an all new article series, just for you (and the material I had laying about). It went over well, and was not that hard to complete. Therefore, there is a good chance it will be back, in weeks to come. I just love looking at images from space. Time, I seem to make, in every week to see something new. I look forward to sharing even more, in the weeks and months to come. I look forward to seeing you, My Dear Readers, here too!
  • The Horror in Smithville – Part Three: “Yes, I do give a lot of thought to what I am going to write during the day. No, I do not set out dialogue or paragraphs. I see it as it happens, in my mind. Take tonight’s dinner, I saw this dinner several times over the past two weeks, in my mind. However, things happened when I wrote it that I did not see until I sat down today and put voice to program. This story is just growing out of me and I am very much enjoying this process.” I am most happy to say, that this story just keeps growing out of me. I sit down to write a story, and out it comes all fun and ready. This week I have yet to come to gore, nor blood. However, this week we did get quite a little scare! I must say, from what my dreams, and day-dreams, show… this coming week… will likely scare you half to death. Be ready!
  • Words of WARNING!: “Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. Today is Friday, as such this (according to my all ‘new’ writing schedule) is a ‘free’ day. Meaning I leave the day open so that I can write what strikes me, or more on a story that has dominated the week’s news. Quite honestly? The missing airliner… while my thoughts and prayers go out to all those lost… I fear it might be months before we have any kind of closure… maybe even next year with the building winter season and winter weather rapidly closing in on the search teams.” Fridays are an ‘Open Day’ here at my blog. That means that on Fridays I can write what ever takes my whim. Most of the time I write politics, of the continuation of a popular articles from the week. This week, I opened up and shared, with you. Grave concerns I have, about just how sfae any and all of our financial information, is. You see, visiting ‘The Deep Web’ I am hearing… things. Things that worry me so. Worry me with concerns of safety. Safety of our banking and credit and financial everything, I am concerned. You see… there are lots… and lots… and LOTS of people that would like nothing more… than to just burn it all down. Make everybody’s money… GO AWAY! This worries me greatly, indeed. Therefore, I have taken a day, and an article, to share these concerns, and more. Shared, I did, how to make sure you stay safe. How to protect, how to keep safe. Read, and be informed.

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Well, My Dear Readers, that brings us to the end. The end of another week’s articles, and this wonderful review. Oh, you know that I will be back, soon. I never can seem to stay away. FYI NINE articles, I did write and publish, this week! Weee!

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Tomorrow, a couple of shorts… of Alexander cleaning his hands! He does it in such a cute way. I hope that you drop by and take a look… see.

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ENJOY!

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Coming THIS Week at The Other Shoe – March 24th, 2014

Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. As well, welcome to an all new series here at The Other Shoe, ‘Coming Next Week!’. This series will appear on Sundays, just after ‘Sunday Funnies’. See, I told you that I was going to continue to work to improve this blog!

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This series will be brief. In it I will preview what articles you can come to expect, in the following week. This way all of you, My Dear Readers, can make plans to drop by and read upcoming favorites like; ‘The Horror in Smithville’, ‘The Deep Web’, and ‘The Mars Report’. Knowing that a ‘new’ episode of your favorite article will peak interest, and (hopefully) improve traffic.

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So, what is coming for next week> For the week on March 24th, 2014 I have planned; Part Two of ‘The Deep Web’, another episode of ‘The Horror in Smithville’, an all new episode of ‘The Mars Report’ and news and political updates as they occur. I hope that everyone gets a chance to drop on by, this week.

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If you are just too busy? Drop on by on Saturdays for the catch-all ‘A Week in Review’. Regardless, I look forward to seeing you all right here, at The Other Shoe!

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ENJOY!

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Sunday Funnies March 23rd, 2014

            Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. If it is Sunday then it is time for ‘Sunday Funnies’ here at The Other Shoe! This week I have a short of Alexander looking for some food! We last purchased some food, for Alex, at Christmas. These bags generally last about three months.

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That means that Alex is down to the dregs of his food supply. Long gone are the crunchy corn meal squares he so enjoys. He is out of hazelnuts and down to peanuts and the little tiny bits of food left at the bottom of the bag. Unfortunately, for Alexander, Allen and I are quite bereft of funds to purchase a new bag of ‘Macaw Parrot Food –  Kaytee’.

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Yes, fancy rats do not like that darn simple rat food they sell in pet stores. When you buy a fancy rat they have dined, most of their lives, on a kind of maple bar. It is brownish, a square or rectangle and hard and solid. If you think it looks unappetizing, that is because it IS! It has taken me years of experimentation, and much wasted money on food they refused to eat, to discover what they do like.

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Now, you must remove the red peppers! These peppers are put into the food for parrots, to aid in digestion. However, in rats they can cause severe bleeding! They have an anticoagulant effect in rats, leaving them bleeding from their eyes, ears and mouth. You simply must check the entire package prior to feeding your rat.

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Now, on with the show! Today we have Alexander R Hanning searching for any tidbits of his favorite foods, left in the package.

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ENJOY!

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(Alexander R Hanning Looking for FOOD!)

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March 10th Personal/Medical Update and Blog Status

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Daniel Hanning of The Other Shoe

Daniel Hanning of The Other Shoe

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            Welcome back My Dear Readers to The Other Shoe. This morning I awoke to the sound of my own coughing. This time it is much deeper, and the raspy quality is replaced with a rattling sound. Deep in my chest something is rattling like dried bones in a bag, and I am… well, kind of scared. For a moment, let me look on the bright side of things. Last week, for the very first time since my first bout with this respiratory infection, I managed to publish ten articles in seven days. My Dear Readers I want you to know, to completely understand, what you and your readership here at The Other Shoe  means to me.

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My Dear Readers just prior to the first onset of my respiratory infection? The traffic at just the primary location of my blog was peaking at about 150 visitors per week. That is an average of twenty visitors per day, but some days (of course) saw more traffic. I understand… I accept the reality of blogging. I understand the fickle nature of traffic and the genuine need of people for new content. Whereas I do not mean to judge, really I am the same way. I am a ‘news junkie’ and I read three to four different source for news every single day. Not six months ago I would watch MSNBC non-stop from 7AM until 7PM six days a week.

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I have broken my news addiction, and with it my (rather mellow) political partisanship. My Dear Readers until my doctors find out just exactly what is wrong with me. Why I cannot throw this respiratory infection, why I have low-grade fevers nightly or the chronic fatigue I experience. Until that time my ability to regularly provide the requisite level of content is greatly hampered. I met, and exceeded, my goal for content this past week. Yet, in the process I have caused my infection to return and started the cycle of illness yet again.

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First, My Dear Readers I cannot put into words the excitement I felt writing Part One of ‘The Horror in Smithville’!  I just love a well-written and suspenseful horror story. Let me be crystal clear, I do not include works like the ‘Twilight’ series. From what I read, of these books, they were a mix between sugary sweet horror and soft-core teenage porn. My very first exposure to the genre, horror, was one common and familiar to my generation. ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘The Outer Limits’ and (later) ‘Night Gallery’ were my introduction to the genre(s) of horror and suspense and science fiction. Written by; Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Gene Roddenberry, and even Isaac Asimov these works were literary gold and my first and most impressionable impressions of these genres. That and… a little known (and I have looked and could not find these books) series of books by Playboy. They were sold together and each book was devoted to one genre. I found them at a garage sale, when I was about 8. You cannot imagine the fast-talking, wheeling, and dealing I had to engage in order to get my mother’s permission to purchase the boxed set.

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After these golden nuggets of horror and science fiction, both genres floundered for many years. George Lucas rejuvenated science fiction with ‘Star Wars’, while the horror genre was brought back to life by Stephen King’s brilliant abilities. Stephen King defined the horror genre for decades to come, and (believe it or not) caused me great hesitation writing and publishing in his genre. Last week I put my fears aside, embraced my nightmares and put pen to paper for my very first venture into the horror genre. I tread gently, into Mr. King’s territory, and have made the conscious decision to write for young adults, first.

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Come to think of it, ‘The Horror in Smithville’ and ‘The Adventures of Princess Nadia’ are both written for the young adult – pre-teen audience. I do this, intentionally, for two reasons. The first of which is the most important. I do not feel as though there is enough well written and thoughtful science fiction and horror for young adults and pre-teens. I see a real need for more quality writing in both of these genres. Second, My Dear Readers I will be the very first to admit I need more experience… more education under my belt before I wade into the same waters occupied by greats like Stephen King.

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I would like to think that someday I might be able to create imagery, bring to life endearing characters, share memorable settings, and spin tales that weave all these elements together into a work of art. I know my ultimate goal, I can feel my limitations and I see the path clearly in front of me. Then there is my physical condition, my degenerative disease state and the unknown disease/condition that plagues me, today. All too familiar, am I , with how quickly I burn through my stamina. That is just what happened last week, rather over the weekend and today as a direct result of my workload last week.

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My Dear Readers I longed to present you all with a full week of content. My desire to reestablish the traffic I had worked my fingers to the bone to achieve. You see, I do not fear the work… the workload. Honestly, I do not fear the pain that comes as a direct result of working (sitting behind a keyboard every day for hours at a time). I do not fear the resulting illness or pain and suffering. I do not fear most likely due to the fact of this reality for now, going on, the better part of a decade. It is the resulting pain, suffering, fevers, and (most of all) the raspy to bone rattling sounds in my lungs.  It is not fear that stops me, it is the disabling; pain, popping and snapping in my  neck, the fevers, the flu-like aches and pains, the shooting pains into my hands, fingers, arms, shoulders, neck face and chest.

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This morning, as I awoke to a fever rattling in my lungs and numbness in my left arm and hand, I turned my head to look at the clock and a tooth grating and deafening pop/snap in my neck echoes in my ears. All I wanted to do was to get up, take my medications, read some news, start up my computer, get behind the keyboard, and weave tales for you, My Dear Readers, to enjoy. It was not meant to be.

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It is now 5:30PM and I am just now finishing up writing this update/communiqué to you, My Dear Readers. I did not want to just leave you all (after ten articles in seven days) with silence from me. However, I am an thinking clearly and even my most simple and rudimentary writing skills escape me. I pus too hard, and for too long, and then I am incapable to get back up get behind the keyboard and spin the tales I so love to tell.

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I apologize for pushing so hard that it has damaged my health and find myself quite incapable of completing the work. MY Dear readers it is my intention and desire to present to you, as this week progresses; Part Two of ‘The Horror in Smithville’, a new edition of ‘The Mars Report’, an update on ‘Bridgegate’ in New Jersey and more and more engaging articles and stories. For the rest of today, I will rest. Tomorrow I will work to get my much needed appointments confirmed and scheduled. Just as soon as I am able, I plan of working as hard as I can to write and publish the works outlined above. Regardless of pain. Regardless of fevers. Regardless of aches and raspy-rattling coughs. I promise to do my best to provide the content you, My Dear Readers, desire and that I have inside my head… just waiting to be put down into words.

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Today, I wanted to share my dilemma, and hopefully engage your understanding. Yes, I also would like to illicit support and loyalty. However, I know that these must be earned. For four years I have worked to earn your support and loyalty. Oh, FYI this week I will publish the 390th article at my primary blog location. As well, in just twelve days we will be celebrating my Fourth Anniversary here at The Other Shoe! Hopefully that will coincide with the publication of my 400th article! By March 22nd, 2014 we WILL be celebrating 400 articles and FOUR YEARS here at The Other Shoe!

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ENJOY!

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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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