On a serious note. HIV. An issue that remains a serious concern. Just because people are living longer with HIV doesn’t mean we are out of the woods. It remains a serious health issue as noted in the attached article from KFF.org.
In my stories I tackle issues that affect so many of us or those we know and love. This is one of the challenges my characters must face in “Paradise Dreams” — a message that holds dear to my heart.
How can we cope and offer help to others? Stay alert, educated and safe. “Love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matt. 22:39) pretty much says it all.
Warm regards, JHT
Family plays an important part in my life as I'm sure for you as well. What we learn from our parents today and those passed, we cannot help but to remember their wisdom, their laughter, their tears, but most of all their love for us, their lessons for us to learn what is right and do it well.
Today, my joy over the years is to to watch our family's new generation develop the joy of knowledge and understanding just as we had over the years. In a way, they have obtained far better learning advantages in today's technical world. Oh, how I wish I had a taste of what they are learning when I was growing up, to see and discover the world around us through a window of endless knowledge. Still our generation continued to learn no matter how archaic our method of education may appear to our younger ones.
Our youngsters are our legacy, and we want so much to teach and warn them of the good things vs. the bad; how to make wise decisions, although they may be curious and venture out on their own. All we can do is teach and pray that they seek and ask for God's wisdom and protection during their maturing years. No matter how old they will become, they're still our babies.
Having authored seven books (five that were written for children, and enjoyed by parents and teachers as well) brought me much joy and self-fulfillment. My stories are simply about life. We discover that not all can be perfect in this world, but we can make our lives pleasant by maintaining a positive relationship with God, family and friends. The stories are written to inspire people everywhere -- to enjoy a pleasant read that would make them laugh, cry, sigh and laugh again. Isn't that what life is all about these days?
Now is the time to sit back and enjoy a written voice of comfort, to share lives of the courageous, determined and the fulfilled. To learn that life is not only what we want it to be but to be inspired to improve our lives according the the will of our Creator.
J. Hale Turner
November Cactus (Fucshia)