The last twelve months have been one heck of a year. COVID, politics, elections, inflation, violence, unrest. You name it, we had it.

Now, I feel like it’s time for a pause, to look up out of our bunkers, to throw down our weapons, to figure out why we are all here.

It’s time to think about how we want to spend the next twelve months. In fear or flourishing? In pain or healing? Questioning or answering? Seeking or hiding?

Only we can make these choices every day. Let’s choose right over wrong. Let’s decide to support each other. Let’s make someone else’s day, every day.

Am I perfect? Not even close. No one is. But we all have the ability to try if we have the will. Let’s have the will.

Play Nice

I spend virtually no time on social media despite my JT Kunkel presence on several platforms. That is, honestly, for business and marketing purposes only.

What has happened on social media over the past year has, at least to my way of thinking, been frightening. I don’t care whether you consider yourself a Socialist, Liberal, Democrat, Independent, Republican, Conservative, or whatever, the wholesale silencing of voices and opinions is counter to what this country was founded on and I believe it should be stopped.

My other concern is the disregard that many people have while on-line or on social media to general etiquette. I believe that you should never type anything that you would not say to someone’s face, whether you know them or not. The name-calling or worse is demeaning and is only making the hatred that has been growing during the in past year worst.

Am I perfect? Nope. Not at all. I just don’t post on social media, so I don’t have the opportunity to look as distasteful as many people do because they sit behind a keyboard and type whatever comes into their head. In many cases, that’s not very attractive.

I’d suggest reading what you post and pretend you are on the receiving end before you post it.

Have a great day.

J T Kunkel

J.T. Kunkel, Author

Welcome to our little corner of the world. My wife Susan and I hope you’ll enjoy discovering the writings of J.T. Kunkel with all of the characters, twists and turns you would want to find in cozy mysteries.

Writing was a dream of mine until recently when it became my reality as my first book was published and then my second. You can find Blood On The Bayou and Murder In The Extreme at many well known stores online. I’ll add a link to purchase it here as well.

Together we enjoy golfing, dinners, music, reading, traveling, movies, motorcycling, spending time with family. Our Grandson Carson has a huge personality with a smile and heart to match. We enjoy him immensely.

I don’t want to forget our dog, Gracie who is an 8 year old King Charles Cavalier . We’ve had many wonderful pets over the years and would love to add some pictures soon as we continue to build our site to keep all of our readers and followers up to date.

Thank you to each one of you for purchasing my books, reading and reviewing them.