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2021: Are You Moving Ahead Or Will You Be Left Behind?

Unlike some of my school friends who found schoolwork to be fast and easy and who got angry or bored when class moved too slowly for them, I never felt resentful that other kids took longer. If I finished a lesson early, I could easily entertain myself or find other things to do. I even — get this — would take time out to help others or cheer them up if they were frustrated.

I no longer care about the ones being left behind. They need to be responsible for themselves. My job is to be responsible for myself and what I do each day/or choose not to do.

Im a physical empath. I also feel things and see things that are to come or that could be, perhaps — it’s why years ago, I responded so strongly to Ray Bradbury’s speeches at our local library. I can see his shining face in my mind’s eye. Hear his uplifting, forward-looking words. He said, two times, “We must never lose the imagination we had as little children.”

We live to dream ourselves into the world we wish.

The vision of a healthier life and healthier world that so many of us have, that has been there since the very beginning, I’m certain: it’s real. The only thing is, different people envision different parts of it. The reason for that seems to me to be related to the lessons we’re supposed to learn while we’re alive.

And I did fear those things, terribly-so.

For years when I didn’t get the results I thought I wanted with writing I’d think, “They only paid Emily Dickinson $10 for her poems” and “Poe died face-down in the gutter.” Now he has a football team named after him.

And for that I am deeply grateful

Did I want the genetic therapy I wrote about in “Perfect Stranger”(2005) to be real? Yes, I did. And now I am completing a business investment plan for a business that is in reality, doing the genetic engineering that I wrote about in the story. I never finished the novelization of “To Kiss the Star,” (appears in this collection and others) which envisioned a deeply disabled young woman getting the chance to go to the stars as part of a living ship, but I recently completed an investment plan for a New Space business that will build the orbital structures to make interstellar travel possible.

You can’t always get what you want … but if you try sometimes you just might find … you get what you need.

Whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo … every word I’ve written my entire life is REAL and how the hell many can say that? Not too many now: millions in the future.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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