I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.
A topic not often mentioned in the news yet I believe rings true. I believe in humanity. Believe in human kindness. This life holds more goodness than anything else.
We as humans have more kindness than hate, more patience than anxiety, more compassion than vengefulness.
Why would anyone believe this? I think these statements are true because we were born to love.
Of course, you will rarely see this in the news. Why? Because of a simple story of loving kindness does not shock us. We rely on trust in our families, no matter how imperfect. We learn to ask for what we need from our parents, siblings, and friends. Our teachers often show kindness. Most called to educate young or old came to profession through the generosity and caring of their mentors, guides and instructors.
What goes around, comes around.
You will NEVER read about this in the newspapers
Why Believe in Humanity?
The fact that billions of people on the planet help each other, every day. No matter how poor, people share what they have. If it were not for person to person kindness, I would not be here on planet earth. Maybe, you would not either?
Some call it brotherly love or empathy. Some call it sympathy. Others call it community. They join the Lions Club to volunteer for social good. They show up when others are in need. They attribute their kindness and generosity to community loyalty.
Firefighters and Good Samaritans Exceptions?
Yes, my novel features heroines and firefighters. But it also shines light on community. Being a traditional mystery with an amateur sleuth, a caste of characters who throw their support to her and her friends.
California Fires too Close to Me
On a personal note, I live in California and am a third generation Californian on my mother’s side. I have lived north, south and in-between. I treasure fond memories of living in Hayfork, Santa Cruz, and Big Sur.
The Tubbs fires of last October in Napa and Sonoma brought a firestorm to my beloved towns, farms, and oak savannah. The conflagration killed over forty people and destroyed six thousand structures.
As you can imagine, thousands have been displaced, and many in this area of our state now live homeless or camp in RVs. A fact that shapes our future. Also, a fact continues to be the ongoing volunteer work to restore those who lost homes to new homes.
Wildfire awareness has become our new reality. Extreme heat and drought all over the planet continue to make life in areas rich in trees, houses, and grasslands ripe for seas of flame.
Announcing the Kindle edition of Red Sky at Night
Book Back cover copy for the Story
Nevada is a hotheaded twelve-year-old girl who dreams of rescuing and training dogs. Her grandmother mentors Nevada to help her understand dogs needs. One night, Nevadas happy life alters when the sky burned red.
Nevada races to save a family, their sheep, and barn cats from a wildfire. Although her father worries over her recklessness, shes hailed a hero in her small town of Eagle Creek, California. Local ranchers are not yet aware that they will soon depend on Nevada to stop a serial arsonist and his greedy plans.
After her school is torched and the damage blamed on students, Nevada along with her best friends and canine pals hunt the arsonist to stop him before he sets off a firestorm.
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