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Have you ever wondered how transformed your life could be if one small detail of your past had happened a little differently? It seems everyone occasionally entertains such thoughts. I suppose it is human nature. And isn’t it funny that we often blindly envision how life could be better, not considering how it could be worse? Sometimes, however, our eyes are forced wide open, even if only for a moment. What you are about to read is my unadulterated recollection of one such time. Where I was going I cannot recall, but the trip was unforgettable.
Checking my watch to verify that I was running late, I then rushed to grab my keys from a hook on the wall as I headed toward the front door of my home. Apparently, I was in too much of a hurry. I fumbled and gravity took over. “Great,” I thought, “what’s two seconds when I’m already running late?” I knelt to retrieve the keys and then persevered, locking the door behind me. The next six and a half miles of my journey were utterly uneventful.
“Please turn green,” I said aloud as I approached the first of two busy intersections between my home and my destination. Nearly stopping about fifteen feet short of the crosswalk, I was glad to see the traffic signal mercifully comply. As I accelerated and started through the intersection, a four-door sedan from days gone by passed immediately in front of me like a whirlwind, missing my car by mere inches. Shocked and trembling, I stared at the green light I had abruptly stopped under as my mind replayed the dropped keys and the close encounter. A loud and persistent horn soon sounded behind me, urging me to get it in gear. Wiser and more cautiously, I continued along my path. Life isn’t a race, you see. You don’t need to be in a hurry to cross the finish line.
About the Author
Earl Chinnici launched EarlsHelpDesk.com in 2008 as an extension of his home-based computer repair shop. In 2011, responding to a subtle suggestion of a friend, he overcame severe addiction to tobacco cigarettes gradually and began writing his first book, “Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You.” Earl asserts that he has also overcome his habit of talking to traffic signals.
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James North, American author of political/espionage thrillers, will wrap up his northern England book tour on 25 April with a lecture at Waterstones bookstore in Nottingham. Come along, listen to and meet James who will provide a lecture on globalization and the evolving challenges it is creating for intelligence and security services.
James North Carlisle: James North, thriller author, continues his 2015 northern England book tour in April and will be meeting and discussing his books and writing with UK fans, reading groups and book clubs at the Carlisle Library, Cumbria County, on 18 April. Be sure to come along and get your copies autographed or just meet and chat with him.
James North Penrith: In continuation of his 2015 northern England book tour, thriller author James North will be meeting and discussing his books and writing with UK fans, reading groups and book clubs at the Penrith Library, Cumbria County on 17 April. Be sure to come along and get your copies autographed or just meet and chat with him.
James North Ulverston: James North launches his 2015 northern England book tour in Ulverston, Cumbria, where he will be meeting and discussing his books and writing with UK fans, reading groups and book clubs at the Ulverston Library. Be sure to come along and get your copies autographed or just meet and chat with him.
Join me at Waterstones’ Butter Market book store in Bury St. Edmunds, England, on 12 November 2014. Stop in, say hello and pick up copies of Deep Deception and The Last Chameleon. If you already have copies of these two nail-biting spy thrillers, bring them along and get them signed. Bring along a few friends and family members and be sure to get extra copies as holiday gifts.