You’ll have noticed that I haven't published any blogs for about two months. There are two reasons for this lapse:
First, I was on summer vacation.
We went on the Canadian Rocky Mountaineer, starting from Vancouver on a round trip to Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Kamloops and return to Vancouver. We enjoyed spectacular scenery and breath-taking views from a two level, glass domed coach with full-length windows and gourmet meals in the dining room below.
America’s National Park Service celebrated the centennial in August 2016. After a few days back home in Carlsbad, we set off on a bus tour of the Western National Parks. Epic, rugged, and wild, the spirit of the West is at the heart of the American experience. We traveled 7 Western states to explored five national parks — Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and the Grand Canyon. We witnessed some of the most magnificent settings on Earth, from the rugged faces of Mount Rushmore to Yellowstone’s volcanic hot spots, dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful.
We are back home in Carlsbad after about 4 weeks of travel. And here’s the second reason why the frequency of these blogs will change:
During our travels we visited Native American areas - the lands of Crazy Horse, Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Cochise, Red Cloud. This reignited my fire to continue writing a book that has been incubating for several years: "Whitefeather - A Native American becomes President of the United States".
The 2016 political Presidential election turmoil in America demonstrates that most American are tired to the old politics-as-usual dominated by big money on one side, and the rancorous campaign of a blowhard embarrassment on the other. Record numbers of Americans are seeking alternatives.
This is the backdrop for the theme of my book: Whitefeather emerges as a widely popular candidate for President. I haven’t decided yet whether he will be elected in 2020 or 2024 - the story is still developing.
Of course, I expect this book to be a best seller. It’ll be sold initially via Amazon Kindle and eBook marketing channels till it quickly generates excitement and I'm approached by Simon & Schuster to publish a best-seller.
Whatever happens, I’m excited about my new book and I'll be completely absorbed till it is published. I’ll appreciate your feedback and encouragement.
So, don’t expect the regular stream of Jim Pinto blogs. But, stay tuned.