When I turned on my laptop this afternoon, I saw a news flash that this young actor had been killed in an automobile accident today. At first, I thought maybe it was one of those internet hoaxes, but minutes later, the sad and tragic news had been reported from some very reliable news sources. It wasn’t until I had read that his publicist had released a statement that the news was true that my mind finally accepted it. I didn’t know Paul William Walker IV, but I along with millions around the world was familiar with his work. I especially enjoyed his Fast & Furious movies. Paul left us way too soon, yet he had accomplished so much in 40 years. He made a living doing something that he enjoyed: acting. I felt that I had to post something as I am way to familiar with losing a child. Of course his parents may never see it, but then again, maybe somebody on Facebook knows them, and will send it to them. I thought I’d post it here as well. From my Facebook page:
My heart goes out to the family, friends, and relatives of actor Paul William Walker IV, his daughter, Meadow Rain, his brothers Caleb, and Cody, and his sisters, Ashlie, and Aime. and especially to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul William Walker III. The pain and loss of the death of a child is something that no parent should ever endure, I speak from experience. I offer Mr. & Mrs. Walker my heartfelt condolences during this time of your great loss.
On behalf of millions of Paul’s fans, please know that your son Paul William Walker IV, entertained countless people around the world in his movies. and gave great joy to many. He will be truly missed, yet he left behind a legacy of his work on film for us to enjoy. For that, I say, thank you Paul! Rest in peace my young brother. You have truly gone too soon.
I won this book from Goodreads in one of their giveaways when I first joined. I was thrilled to win this because as a writer, these type of “how to” books always catch my attention in the bookstore.There are many and I mean many of these types of books out there. They all seem to have the same title, “How to write your life’s story, write your story,” etc. What makes Mary Borg’s book different is that she takes the reader/writer by the hand, and shows them how to write an effective autobiography. She uses very down to earth and simple directions which makes it fun. Mary gives the reader several ideas to start out with leaving the reader with no excuse for not starting today. I particularly enjoyed the writing tips, reading suggestions, and examples from everyday people, that Borg has included in every chapter. She gives the reader a blueprint to use beginning from childhood to adulthood, and includes many thought-provoking questions to write about. Questions such as, “What is your favorite color, time of the year, favorite holiday,” gives both the beginner or seasoned professional a plethora of starting points in beginning their own story. She also answers questions like, why write my autobiography, what would I include in it, who would I write it for, and who could possibly want to read it? Don’t think for a moment that your story is not interesting enough to read. No two people have lived the same life. It has been said that writing can is hard, and perhaps that has kept people from writing their autobiographies, but Mary Borg makes it looks so easy, and with her help, it is. I highly recommend this book, even if only to record the stories of your life for your children to pass onto their children someday. You will not be disappointed by this book.