News, fake news, rumors...they continue to grow and spread as the virus continues to make its way around the globe and many fear mutated versions and even a second wave of this virus. Makes a person not want to read the paper sometimes. Our local paper, the Anchorage News jumped from 50 cents to $2 each day, so I seldom read it anymore, but check statewide headlines online. Big jump though a a smaller paper...fewer pages.
Democrats and Republicans continuing to fight it out, too bad they couldn't come together and put the people first instead of party politics. My view.
Chatted with my publisher, Robert Jacobson of Alaska Dreams Publications yesterday. He's down in the Lower 48. We now have 5 of my manuscripts being set up for publishing in near future. These include "Rookie", first in my "Badge and the Cross" Series. This series, though fictional is based mostly on my career in Law Enforcement and the various departments I worked for. Rookie is set in Dillingham in 1981, my first police department. Though fictional, with fictional characters I use 90% of my actual cases in the story.
Next book is "Stronghold" another Badge books set in Skagway, again mostly based on my actual cases. Then followed by "Homeland Security Part # 2", where an Alaskan rogue militia force attacks Eielson Air Base in central Alaska and threatens the use of a nuclear device during the base open house. "The Final Chapter", is a sequel to my earlier novel "A Coming Storm", an apocalyptic thriller set one thousand years after A Coming Storm Ends and leads to the last last battle. Here the forces of Satan attempt to seize Jerusalem. Then comes "Indian Wars", an Arizona Ranger Series following "Blake's War". I have three more completed manuscripts in this series, but we are waiting to see how well this new book fares.
I enjoy writing, keeps my mind from turning to jello. I notice that as we get older we sleep less so I am blessed to have an office in my house to work from. Don't have to keep anyone awake if I get up in the middle of the night to work.
Well, here are some new news headlines to look at: "Tourist Sites Packed in China as the Country Comes Out of its Lock Down"(But a lot of experts say risk is high for a second wave with this coming out of quarantine)... " India Closes its Railways For First Time in 167 Years, As Trains Are Being Used as Hospitals"...." 20,000 Singapore Workers Quarantined in Dorms During State of Emergency From Virus".... " State of Emergency Declared in Tokyo Due to Virus".... " United Nations Reports a "Horrifying Global Upsurge" in Domestic Violence as Women Are Trapped at Home With Abusive Partners During Quarantine "...."Medical Report That Some Virus Victims Showing Signs of Brain Ailments, Including Confusion, Stroke and Seizures in Small Subset of Virus Patients".... "Report: Health Officials, Doctors, Medical Workers and Public Health Officials Say that Officials Counts on Virus Deaths in United States Failed to Capture the True Number of Americans Dying in Pandemic".... "Federal Investigation Begins as 39 Million Masks Never Arrive at US Hospitals" .... "North Korea Claims Zero Virus Cases".... " Report: More Than 100,000 Virus Cases in Middle East" .... "Virus Carrying Cruise Ships Docks in Australia to Get Crews and Passengers Urgent Care".... " Pentagon Reports More Than 1,000 Virus Cases Among Active Duty Personnel".... ""From Iran's Virus Hot Zone Thousands of Afghans Flee Home to Spread Virus"....
As of Today: Center for Disease Control Says Death Toll Could be Lower Than Projected" .... US Death Toll Tops 12,000 Virus Deaths"...." Secretary of Navy Resigns After Calling Ousted Carrier Captain 'Stupid'" (Captain Now Sick With Virus)...." Mayor if Alton, Illinois Ordered Police To Issue Citations or Makes Arrests at Their Discretion to People Violating the State's 'Stay-at-Home' Order, Less Than 48-Hours Later His Wife Found in Public Bar Gathering" (oops!).... "Nearly 20% of NYPD Officer Workforce Sick at Home".... "Trump Says He May Put a 'Powerful Hold' on Funding for World Health Organization Due To Association With China Over Virus".... " Paris, France Bans Outside Exercising During the Day Due to Virus".... "As of 4/7/20 Global Virus Cases Sits at 1, 407,123 With 12, 021 Deaths" (But Another News Source Says the Number of Deaths is 10,988)...." China Announces End of Wuhan Lock Down".... "UK Asked their People For Volunteers to Help With Pandemic and 750,000 People Stepped Forward".... California Reports New Death Count Exceeds 400 From Virus"...." California Shows 17,460 Virus Cases With 434 Deaths".... " In El Salvador, Street Gangs Now Patrol Streets With Baseball Bats to Ensure People Stay at Home".... " Egypt To Ban All Ramadan Religious Gatherings".... " China Dismisses Rumor that 1.5 Million Chinese in Russia to be Expelled Due to Pandemic".... Montreal's Famous World's Largest Jazz Festival Canceled Due to Virus".... "New York City's Virus Deaths Exceeds 3,200, Topping 9-11 Attacks".... "New York City Reports 731 New Virus Cases".... Alaska's Virus Cases Jumps to 213, With 6 Deaths".... Remote Bethel, Alaska Has First Virus Case" That's about it for now about news.
Mona just Returned having survived the treacherous 56-mile round-trip to Seward with new bounty for the cupboards. I may not starve now.
God Bless Everyone and enjoy your TV watching, game playing and times of family fellowship, which is at least one nice blessing to come out of this. Might save a few relationships. As for me I'm catching up on old TV series from my youth....yes, I was young once. Mona and I enjoy Chicago PD series, SWAT, English series, those people have a different sense of humor but entertaining. Check out "Faulty Towers" and as a good standby, good old "MASH" series and "Blue Bloods". I'm threatening to look at Disney, but I prefer the old Disney movies and not too sure how many of those they are showing.
Goodbye for now. BILL/APPA