My Short Sweet Bio:
Co-Author, Mother Janet Smyth, 1950-2014, Dead, Dead, And Deader Than A Broken Fallen-Off Doorknob, Thanks To Ovarian Cancer>>>
Short Bio of the Editor: Born Eugene, OR, Feb 7, 1980. Parents Jeffrey Salisbury and Janet Smyth (d. 2014) Divorced 1982. Grew up as a poor kid in Coos Bay, OR. Two years community college. Had previous employment as a caretaker for Grandfather Norman and Mother Janet, for 14 years, thought I'd give a stab at copy editing.
The Editor had the honored and cherished privilege of closely assisting the Author, Mother Janet with copy editing for four years before her passing in 2014. The Editor has now had more than plenty of opportunity to become acquainted with the story of Counterstrike: Heaven Sent.
Let Us Fight Valiantly Against Ovarian Cancer And Patient Malpractice On Behalf Of Mother Janet Claire Smyth, 1950-2014.
Select Quotes From Counterstrike:
Chapter Two: “None of us really choose the situations we find ourselves in, we only choose how we act once we're there.”
Chapter Seven Dash One: “A college is a fine place to hide from the world. There, everything is 'theoretical', nothing is real. Reality becomes soft and fuzzy and far, far away. There are no wars in the Middle East, secretly driven by oil oligarchs. There are no more starving children in Africa. Nobody dies. You don't have to deal with your emotions, you have your intellect to protect you from all that. But take my word for it, your emotions are still lurking somewhere inside you, and they will come back to bite you when you least expect it, or need to deal with it. So you might as well learn to deal with them now.”
Chapter Seven Dash Two: “People are amazingly cliquish and cowardly.”
Chapter Eight: “But I've come to believe she (My Mom and Gareth's Mom) really has gone to a finer place than the rest of us presently inhabit. And I recognize the angry boy I used to be, as a basically selfish lad. Oh I was worried about her, for sure. But it was myself that I was really pining for. I just didn't want to lose her.”
Chapter Eleven: “What's happening is not what I expected to be doing with my life.”
My Tasteless Clinton Joke: “The Clintons are so slimy you don't have to open the door for them they can just ooze right under it!!!”
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