MY KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE: PART VI_HEADERS,FOOTERS, & PAGINATION

  Artwork By Stephen J. Key/SJKeyChronicles Frustrations Abound With No Clear Answers When I wrote my third novel, I thought I could save a lot of time and frustration by taking the interior matter of my raw manuscript and just pasting it over the highlighted part of the formatted interior matter of my previously published novel. To a certain extent, this worked fine. The correct margins were maintained and I was able to fixate the chapter titles, sub titles, and quotes in their correct style sets on […]

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MY TREPIDATIOUS HEALTH CORNER TOPICS: KIDNEY KINKS I NEVER KNEW ABOUT

Image by Balik on Pixabay The Sad Fact About Defective Kidneys In Children    One  thing I hate to see happen is the various health problems that can affect children at a very young age. One issue that came to my attention was kidney disease in a child or young teenager. I mean, they are just starting out in life and facing problems that should be the exclusive domain of an adult. They haven’t even had much of a chance to abuse their bodies yet like those […]

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SLASHING HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE COSTS: PART II

Image by SAIYED IRFAN A on Pixabay/ Text by SJKeyChronicles The Aftereffects Of A Recent Hurricane When Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle of Florida in October of 2018, I feared the integrity of my home would be seriously tested by the anticipated wind gusts for my area. Even though we did have severe conditions and horrific rainfall, there was no resultant damage to my power lines or metal roof. But there could have been. One of my neighbors had a tree fall on the electrical service lines […]

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RECONSTRUCTION ERA CHICKEN STEW WITH A ROUX

  What You Got In The House? I decided on the very day that I wrote this blog that I wanted some comfort food. I had been subjecting my stomach to three straight days of either spaghetti and meatballs with tomato based sauce or a meatball sandwich with the same. That much acidic infiltration into my intestines made me feel somewhat uncomfortable, to say the least. I had been avoiding those types of meals for so long that I had the misguided impetus to give them a […]

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THE WARPED WISDOM OF MEIN ONE SON: THE BB KING SHAKES AND BAKES

This story was submitted by our son Eric Key. SJKeyChronicles.com does not condone any of his shenanigans carried out as a youthful misfit. Fortunately he has morphed into a respectable human being having put his misadventures behind him.  Hindsight Hallucinations My name is Eric Key and I must point out one thing as I begin this convoluted tale of mine. In today’s day and age, we are seeing more confrontations and disrespect towards our law enforcement officers. For the record, yes, I am pro-cop.  I’m not sure […]

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MY NINE YEAR OLD LAPTOP WITH BROKEN CASE

Sad State Of Affairs My son Eric, who used to own a computer repair shop in Canton, New York, headed up the acquisition of a new laptop computer for me in the year 2010, and I have been using it for the last 10 years. He was able to get a good deal for me for about $700 back then. The only major improvements he made to it in that span of time was to upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive when the original parts became obsolete. […]

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LE CHANT DES BAYOUS

Une Sortie A Minuit The night be clear, all calm about My feet did trod, me had no doubt That I might reach le bateau o mine To float her fast and feel sublime   The moon be full and oh so bright It did mos shine tru out dis night The waters still, no breeze to stir Bayou mine be dere for her   Adelaide do left me, that fo sure My heart do break, there be no cure I comes alone by heya to weep […]

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IGNACIO NACHOS TO GO

Birthdom I read in a narrative I gleaned from Wikipedia that Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. In 1943, the wives of U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass were in Piedras Negras on a shopping trip and arrived at the Victory Club restaurant after it had closed for the day. The Maître d’Hôtel,  Ignacio “El Nacho” Anaya, created a new snack for them with what little he had available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. Anaya cut the tortillas […]

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SEARCHING THE COSMOS: PART I_THE IMPOSSIBLE JOURNEY

The Nearest Possible Plant That Might support Life Imagine, if you will, you are tucked inside the fastest, most powerful spaceship ever created. You are hurtling through space at a rate of over 62,000,000 miles per hour being pushed along by the latest fusion rocket engine. Your destination is the closest planet that is theoretically habitable by some form of life. It is an Earth-size planet which orbits the closest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri, as identified by the best astronomers planet earth has to offer. […]

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FIGHTING WITH CAR CLUTCH CONFRONTATIONS

My First Car When I was 16 years old, I had just recovered from a horrific car accident in Mississippi (Mississippi Death Road) that came close to ending my life. Santa Monica, California was our next residential pit stop and you don’t get around there without some type of transportation for yourself. The crux of the matter was, my parents were not excited about me owning my own vehicle as a result of that accident. The local high school would not be a candidate for my senior […]

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