Anyone here recognize the name Ray Buduick? If I add a small clue (Dec. 7, 1941) does that help?
How about if I add Honolulu and pilot as keywords?
Yes. Absolutely. He's the guy who did what he always did on a Sunday. He flew his small aircraft out over the beautiful Pacific Ocean and right into a sky filled with Japanese Zeroes. I can hear him now, "Golly gee whiz!"
He's the guy that wrote this: "All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent natural rights, of which. . . they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity: among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring the possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." Virginia Declaration C. 1770
Here's Jefferson's version written a tad later.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Granted, Jefferson's has a much better cadence, but even his "Pursuit of happiness" came from John Locke.
Plagarism? No. It wasn't that. It was synergism. Minds spinning ideas from other minds and making those ideas better.
So why this post on a blog that dedicates most of it's time to new books and writing and grammarness?
Stories are everywhere, that's why. Not only stories, but characters and moments that make for amazing scenes. I keep stumbling on stories about lives and incidents that I crave to write about. How about you? Do you have any people or any incidents that you've tucked away, hoping to write about someday?
Hope you'll check in at J. L. Campbell's for a super giveaway starting Wednesday the 27th.
This will be my last post for the week. I have to pull back and take care of some things that need attention. I'll try to come around and say hello to my readers because I enjoy seeing what they have to share.
Have a great week. See you in April and Happy Easter.