July Lottery – A Short Story Contest

Wen by Steven Shelton

A Surprising Turn of Events by Mirta Oliva

The Irish Lottery by Todd Folstad

The Alaskan Adventure by Elaine Faber

The Other Side Of Life by Rejoice Denhere

Jules and the Rose by Gene Hilgreen

The Winner by Karen Beck

Winning Isn’t Everything by Stephanie Baskerville

The Ticket by Tom Russell

The Leaflet by Tim Girard

Hallelujah In Another Dimension by David Russell

The Worthy Recipient by Lynn Johnston

Doing My Research by Dorthe M Christensen

Living the Dream by Lynette White

Sandor’s Dream by Suzanne H Ferris

Winners by Mike Boggia

Sani-Flush by Mary Agrusa

Establishing Contact by Randall Lemon

What a Day by J.R. O’Neill

Embers of Love by Glenda Reynolds

Breaking Faith by Connie Flanagan

Lottery Dream by Shelly Heskett Harris

If you missed the short story contest,

please check back in August 2014

for the next free monthly contest

for creative fiction writing.

Word count is 750-1,000.

Stories are due on the 25th of the month.

Climate Related Health Concerns

Are any of the “climate change” issues

directly related to health concerns?

A Climate Change Concept Image

Since the topic of “climate change” can get rather heated and seem somewhat non-productive, perhaps the following two questions are better questions to start with:  Should we be concerned about protecting the Earth’s atmosphere and should we be learning how to identify potential hazards to the Earth’s atmosphere? The answer to these two questions is obvious: yes.

I am not the type of person who enjoys engaging in any type of debate trying to prove or disprove that climate change is happening. My approach is to listen to both sides of those who believe it is happening and to those who believe it is not happening, and examine the evidence and/or any given presented facts from both sides, knowing full well that some people’s facts are really theories or in some cases, wild guesses. It’s important to not shut out the voice of those who are concerned.

Moving back to the topic of protecting the Earth’s atmosphere and being able to identify safe levels of human living conditions seems to me, a good place to begin. Both sides of the “climate change” debate can at least agree that we need to be as responsible as we can and as prepared as we can by learning the current status of the atmosphere and learning how to keep better watch on any possible unsafe changes in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Thirty-three authors have come together to contribute fiction stories, many of which include the theme of global warming. The result is an entertaining book called, “Giant Tales: Dangerous Days (Book 4)” with 53 enjoyable stories. This book is available in print at Amazon.

Giant Tales: Dangerous Days (Book 4)

Why should we take a closer look at protecting the Earth’s atmosphere? Just to name a few reasons, extreme weather conditions can alter crops, the human respiratory system, and clean water. Just as children are taught to “stop, drop, and roll” when trying to get out of a smokey fire, severe weather conditions such as hot and cold temperatures also require specific guidelines for better outcomes. With improved communication before and/or during times of unsafe living temperatures, certain diseases can be avoided and lives can be saved. In addition, pollution and other hazardous materials that enter into the Earth’s atmosphere need to be better identified, controlled, and addressed.