For America, its future and its people, 2018 was a disaster. Today is the first day of a new year, but hope will not arrive for two more days. On January 3, 2019 the new Congress will be sworn in. Paul Ryan is gone; Trey Gowdy is gone; Darrell Issa is gone: Jason Chaffetz, and others are gone. Taking their places are younger men and women who will fight for all Americans. Nearly 100 women will be sworn in; a record. Two Muslim women and two Native American women will serve in the House. A transgender woman will be sitting on the floor of the Capitol. Trump will not have his puppets in the House.
Sadly, Mitch McConnell remains as the Senate Majority Leader. His many failures will continue to be harmful to America. However, he must face Nancy Pelosi and the House to pass any legislation. Pelosi has already informed Trump that he will not be able to force congress to pass his vile agenda. He will be very busy attempting to defend even more investigations; he is facing 17 today.
Not only do I have faith in this Congress to save America, I believe that their actions will inspire even more young men and women to run for office in 2020. Soon our nation will no longer be harmed by old, white men who have ignored the majority of all Americans for decades. A new breed of legislators will fight for the needs and wishes of all men and women in our nation.
I have personal goals. I want to have an opportunity to write more positive articles for my blog. I am hopeful that real change is coming, and coming soon. I am exhausted from writing about the most immoral man in history. America’s biggest mistake has only two years left to defile the White House; or less.
I am also working on my seventh novel. In 2008 I was laid off from my last real job. I have always been an avid reader, and I was now given an opportunity to attempt writing my own novel. I followed the advice of many of the authors I read and wrote about what I knew.
I worked in the northern Nevada casinos for about 20 years. What the customers see is a façade. There is a dark world hidden behind the bright lights and colorful machines. I was a dice dealer and a pit boss in 12 different casinos, and most of my time in these properties was ‘unpleasant.’
The story is about a young man who moves to Reno and becomes a dealer. He eventually devolves into a vengeful serial killer. As the story grows, I offer an insight into the world of gambling, but also into the beauty and lifestyle of Northern Nevada. The title is “A Little Murder in the Biggest Little City.”
My second and third novels, “The Holiday Killer,” and “A Brother’s Revenge,” completed a trilogy about Northern Nevada and serial killers.
My fourth was a departure and contains my favorite character. I don’t know how the story I called “Sheena, Queen of the Streets” came to me. She begins as a 10-year-old runaway from Oregon and becomes homeless, living on the beaches of Los Angeles, California. She is a perfect character who lives life based on personal choice.
Because I write about politics, I decided that my fifth novel would be a political thriller. “Four More Years” tells the story about the growth of a young man as he works and experiences political life in our nation’s capital. It is a bit dark, but sadly based on reality.
My sixth novel, “Down from the Mountain,” tells the tale of a man in his mid-sixties who after losing his wife decides to do something positive. He leaves his home in Lake Tahoe and lives part-time in Reno and Sparks while he attempts to help a 15-year-old paraplegic. The story develops into a sinister tale involving a drug lord.
Hopefully, my seventh novel will be completed in a few months.
Writing novels has been described as a ‘difficult journey of both joy and sorrow;’ that is accurate, and I love it.
Happy New Year everyone, and thank you for reading my rants.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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