The Orphan I Am Chronicles – 133

•February 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since I’m single ( I Am ) I have no definite plans today which means that I am saving a butt load of money. lol  Okay seriously, I hope that all of you in relationships have the greatest of days, be yourselves, express how you feel towards one another and most important, treasure the time spent between you both. I hope that I have what you two have one day, that unique, special connection between two, that rush that you feel when you see he or she walk through that door.

I have been fortunate to have met some in my life that I had wished would be that, ‘one’. But she always seemed to be just out of reach, the true beautiful one’s are rare, so treasure what you have, appreciate the little things, those beautiful imperfections that make up the person that you love. I’m certainly no expert on relationships but I do have a tid bit of ‘advice’. Always communicate, as much as you make think you can read her/his mind, that you know them too well, there is much more to know and appreciate.

Valentine’s days come and go, for some reason a day had to be set aside to celebrate the love between two on one specific day, when in fact when you wake with your love in your arms, when you close your eyes and drift off to sleep knowing that he/she is still here, you both are still here, together, that my friends is the true celebration of love. Appreciate that, treasure it, for time flies by all too quick and unfortunately, love get’s set aside along the way, while coping with life, don’t let that happen, she/he is but an arm’s length away.

Enjoy your day, peace Tone


The Orphan I Am Chronicles – 132

•January 18, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The X File nation received great news tonight, Fox is in talks to continue The best show ever, The X Files.

Yes, you heard me. Some four hours ago, the internet, Twitter and Facebook as well as other social networking sights were set ablaze with that announcement and if someone had lit a fuse, the net exploded, with the topic of the X Files, trended often.

1421540399109   There has been rumor going on for years, there has been hints from Chris Carter himself as well as Gillian’s and David’s desire to see at least, a third feature film and for the most part, that was all the X File nation expected, with shooting sometime in 2016. But as much as we all wanted our favorite show back, time passed and passed and passed, until tonight. This brilliant drama/paranormal masterpiece which kept us on the edge of our seats, this jewel of a show allowed us to want to sit in the darkness and be transfixed into a portal which would put us into the shoes of Mulder and Scully themselves and through their eyes, we questioned everything and trusted no one.

i myself, many years ago made sure I would be at home early, snacks in hand, in my recliner as this notice appeared on my television screen,

xfiles3 And with this and without their well-known theme music, but in silence, it all began. I was blown away by what I was seeing and as each minute passed, I made mental notes of the questions that I wanted answered, I got a sense of who would be a ‘good’ character and those who I would hate, (cancer man) I saw you leaning on that filing cabinet when Scully was being interviewed before going to the ‘basement’ to introduce herself to a suspicious Mulder.

So that first night, I popped in a blank vhs tape and recorded episode one and with each passing week, my collection of recorded X File episodes grew. So when my third son awoke during the night due to teething, fever or whatever. We watched those recorded episodes over and over. The X Files was a show that enhanced the fan’s imagination, it challenged us to question and debate what we thought had just happened while attempting to predict next week’s episode.

xfiles5 One thing that stood out, it was something of utmost importance was the respect for each other that Scully and Mulder had. Unlike most programs which would immediately have the male and female stars in a predictable relationship, Chris Carter and the other writers allowed us to witness a bond growing between them both and that alone meant so much too me, it made the show much more realistic in a story that was introducing the possibility of aliens as well as other unbelievable characters.

The scene below is from the pilot episode, Mulder reaching upwards while standing on an X which he had spray painted hours earlier. Mulder screaming in satisfaction that he was indeed right, it’s a powerful scene.

xfiles4 If you witnessed that pilot episode, then you know exactly how he felt and this photo is a great depiction of how the X File nation felt tonight. Something I did notice tonight was not only the thousands of tweets from here in the United States, but there were many tweet posts from around the world! Who would have known? We did, we knew the show was much bigger than most expected and we knew that many wanted it back with a passion.

xfiles  Of course there are uncertainties about what exactly is in the details of X Files return, but from the many posts as well as the escalating reports week by week hinting to its return, we can sleep better knowing that we the legion of X File fans are united and can’t be ignored.

1421540163740    Yes, the revival has arrived. The world is in a bad place right now and the X Files is quite relevant I think, don’t you?

title_X-Files_blu-ray And so it begins, our favorite pair, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will explore the unknown, challenge everyone and everything while trusting no one, but surely allies are going to be by their side, but who?

xfiles9 So put your X in a window of your home, place a small lamp behind it. You should receive a vistor with a light knock upon your door or even a call, no voice, just a few clicks then they hang up.  xfiles10And patiently wait  and while you wait, enjoy some sunflower seeds, pile the husks on the coffee table and just wait. As in many episodes, the husks of the sunflower seeds were proof that Mulder had been around or was near. the X Files are returning and all is great in our universe.

IMG_20150117_205028 I want to believe.

peace Tone

The Orphan I Am Chronicles – 131

•January 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

la liberte’ d’ expression

By now all of you have seen/heard of the tragedy that took place in Paris, France at the offices of, Charlie Hebdo which took the lives of ten of its journalist as well as the lives of law enforcement officers who rushed to protect these journalists right of ‘freedom of expression/speech’. In a futile attempt to dictate what should or should not be permitted to be published ,in a medium which did so by satirical cartoons, these spineless, gutless cowards who branded assault weapons somehow had the illusion to think for even a second that by their disregard for life and the freedom of expression, that we writers would wither away, that we would raise our white flags and declare, we give up.

Seriously? Come on now, do you really think that your pieces of lead with your cowardice that you could be mightier than pen and paper?

paperandpen  We writers, artist, musicians, cartoonist, at the youngest of age we grasp at something for which we can express ourselves, whether it be a crayon, pencil, pen or paintbrush, our hearts and thought magically run the length of our arms, through our fingertips onto our own selection of canvas. We are relentless we writers, we fade away as if in hibernation but nothing can be further than the truth, we are merely creating.

These pens which we hold so passionately are but our ‘paintbrushes’ but it is through the unforgivable actions as of those taken place in Paris today that our pens now become more than tools, they now are our weapons.

I have been most fortunate to have visited Paris, France as well as many other areas throughout France. I have met many who are proud of their heritage, their culture, their own ways of doing things, their way. My heart goes out to the victims, those killed, injured, to their families and friends and their coworkers. To the citizens of France, my friends, you all have a friend here in me. What has taken place there affects us writers everywhere, we are united, we are unrelenting and we will get passed this and our pens? Our precious pens, these extensions of our hearts, thoughts, dreams, concerns, heartaches, have become even more powerful now, we can’t be stopped, we won’t be stopped, we writers will rise above this, it is our passion.

Je Suis Charlie

sincerely tone

The Orphan I Am Chronicles – 130

•January 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

2014 – Adios,

Of course I’m going to write a final blog entry for 2014, what a year, right? We’re on the couch watching a , ‘Walking Dead’ marathon on AMC while pigging out on a pint of ice cream, dark chocolate with fudge ripples and almonds, its delicious. I am happy with the progress I’ve done on my writing, books and scripts and am confident that at least one of my projects will be on the market early 2015.

My plans for bring in the New Years is simple, stay off the roads and stay warm while bringing in the New Year with close friends. If you guys are going to be out there partying, be safe, pass the keys off to someone who isn’t drinking, be safe. By the way, there’s a comet that comes around every 8,000 years that will be in the night sky for the next week, the night of the seventh should be the night to have the best view.

Happy New Year’s everyone ! peace Tone

The Orphan I Am Chronicles – 129

•December 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

LA Times article by Deborah Netburn – View from inside the Orion Space Capsule’s rentry,

Okay, I have my geek mode on, this is too cool, the video as well as the music selected to accompany it.

Deborah also wrote a tight article on it, if you have the time, check it out.

Here’s a video link as well,


The Orphan I Am Chronicles – 128

•December 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Leave the Children Out of It, Please.

In 1971, Marvin Gaye released one of his most powerful songs, What’s Going On? The decade that surrounded this socially masterpiece that brought injustice into the forefront as well as many other disturbing, unacceptable social issues. That was the 70’s, as much as it was relevant then, the song is even more relevant today.

Earlier today, another tragic attack on innocent people (children) took place. Seven Taliban terrorists attacked a school ( an army public school ) in Peshawar, Pakistan, murdering 141 people, most of them children. I’m not writing this while ignoring the many other terrorist crimes that may or may not have been committed by one or more countries in that region. Children are not collateral damage, they are not pawns to force one countries hand in favor of another. These premeditated attacks in the name of whatever supreme being they believe in are ever-growing and heartless.

What I see in these news reports here saddens me, it makes me question if the people in charge truly treasure their future at all? How can they? When the most important parts of their future, the world’s future, is gunned down while being educated. Tragic and sad,

“What’s Going On?”

The Orphan I Am Chronicles – 127

•December 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I’ve never quite gotten there.

Thought I had but was mistaken.

To awaken lost and alone.

I walked the miles as the sun passed over.

My destination unknown, my purpose confusing.

An unread letter I left behind.

To open would have left possibilities.

You might say that I had run from something.

When in fact I chose to run towards someone.

To seek clarity and closure, I moved and moved again.

I have to know if she still exists.

To wait for the breeze to bring her scent.

To be lost this way is the norm for me.

Careful to fall in love, again


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