Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Oddities of Being in the Public Eye

   Because I've (Rob) written three books (about the paranormal), and have facebook and twitter pages, people from all
over the world connect to me and can write me.
   For the most part, I love getting questions. However recently someone I didn't know wrote and asked for money. Someone I didn't know. When I wrote back and suggested that the person approach family and friends for money to help with their business, I received a "blocked" notice. So, I let it go.
  Then I received an apology of sorts and a plea to travel there to assist with a family matter. It's just strange what some would ask of complete strangers. Anyone that knows me, knows that I would help people any way I can. However, this was too strange.
   I didn't respond to the apology and second request in several hours because I was running errands and then found a somewhat hostile note saying "I will forever ban you and disconnect from you."  Whew. I really feel for this person who is experiencing emotional trauma and wanted to provide encouragement, but the swings of mood from "thanks" to "you will be forever blocked" are disconcerting. So, I've had to block the person, hoping that they heed my advice and seek support and help locally.
  We may have good intentions with trying to help people, but we also need to be careful. That's a lesson I learned again this week. 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14