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My Stalker

Image credit - Helgi Halldórsson - CC-BY-SA

Image credit – Helgi Halldórsson – CC-BY-SA – Click for larger image

It’s time to see if my stalker has given up. On July 22, 2014, I changed the settings on this blog to require users to log in before they can vote on the thumbs up/thumbs down. I didn’t want to do that but my stalker forced my hand. He was coming to Green Comet and systematically giving my posts thumbs down. That was okay. Everyone should be allowed to express their honest opinion here. But my stalker went too far. He showed that he is either simply crass, or he was giving the thumbs down votes without reading the posts. On July 12 I put up a tribute post to Pery Burge, and my stalker immediately gave it his usual thumbs down. Who does that to a lovely tribute to a deceased person? My disgust meant it was time to act.

Image credit - Szilas - Public domain

Image credit – Szilas – Public domain – Click for larger

It was successful. My stalker was either too afraid or too lazy to register to continue his campaign. This site has been free of his distasteful contributions for over a month. Now it’s time to remove the barrier to voting and see whether we’ve shaken him off for good. The voting on thumbs up/thumbs down is again open to all without the requirement to register.

Click at will, and wish me luck.

rjb

  
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Sullivan Green

Book cover - Kimberly Voll

Book cover – Kimberly Voll

Denny Bastian

Denny Bastian

Review – The Amazing Adventures of Sullivan Green – Denny Bastian – Smashwords – $2.99 – 75,000 words – ePub, Kindle, PDF

This book is not published under a Creative Commons license, but Denny is a friend so he gets special dispensation.-)

Denny Bastian is a retired city bus driver, and what’s he supposed to do with himself now? According to Denny, write a children’s book of course. And so we have The Amazing Adventures of Sullivan Green, a bedtime story for children six and up. Its thirty-four chapters are laid out for reading to them one per night.

Sullivan Green is a frog who goes on an adventure with two of his pals. The story is light hearted, even though the three adventurers find ways to put themselves in danger. The book’s cover, by Denny’s step-daughter, Dr Kimberly Voll, reflects the tone of the book very well.

The book could have benefited from more editing – there are errors – but if you can ignore that, then it doesn’t distract from the fun. The author’s bright and colorful imagination is evident throughout. Denny obviously spent many hours putting himself in the green skin of the little frogs. It’s enough to make you think that the germ of some of these stories came from his own childhood.

Sullivan Green and his pals, Willy and Squeaky, endure a storm, separation, getting lost and having to hide from the evil Derdy Rats. In spite of the danger, they persevere, showing us how clever and brave they are. In The Amazing Adventures of Sullivan Green, Denny Bastian has given us a delightful story, needing only a little more care and polish to live up to its potential.

rjb

  
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