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Addym Kehris

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About Addym Kehris

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  • Birthday 02/25/1955

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    Male
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    Jacksonville, FL
  • Interests
    Writing (obviously), reading scifi/fantasy, woodworking (furniture building/repair), carpentry (building renovation/restoration)

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  1. The easiest and hardest thing I've ever done in my life was signing the 'Do Not Resuscitate' order for my friend. It was easy because I knew beyond any shade of doubt that this is what he wanted. It was incredibly hard because he was the greatest human being in my life and my closest friend. I took the final step for him after watching him lying there with half a dozen IV's in his arms and an oxygen system forcing air into his lungs for three days. On Wednesday he opened his eyes and looked at me with a single tear tracing down his cheek. He couldn't speak by this time, but that alone said it all. "I've had enough." So, I arranged for him to be transferred to a hospice facility on Friday. He left the hospital at 12:15 pm, arrived at the hospice at 12:30. They quickly made him comfortable with no IV's and only a nose oxygen feed. He lay there quietly for fifteen minutes when I finally leaned over and said, "Hang in there as long as you can or want, buddy. I love you." Ten minutes later he gave up his fight. I will miss my friend to the end of my days. Addym
  2. Thank you, Chris. Please note the deep, red blush, and the slight shuffling of feet. I got this idea yesterday for a new story, also in a fantasy realm, with magic this time and uncanny creatures. It may be long, it may be short. The characters haven't given me a clue about that yet. LOL. As for Tested, it will remain the single offering that it is. I wrote that twenty some odd years ago, for a writing class I was taking. The original version did not get stunning reviews from my instructor, but I've been playing with it over the years until it became what is here posted. It's one of those rare stories where I look at it now and can honestly say I'm completely pleased with the result. So, now back to my writing desk. Oh wait, it's bedtime. Okay, fine, I'll pick it up again in the morning.
  3. So, my name’s out there on the Authors list, yet no one’s seen anything new from me for years. That’s what happens when one decides to try and publish actual books on Amazon. But that task is complete, so now it’s time to contribute a bit of this and that here on AD. So, what’s next for Addym….. The story is a short one with the title of Tested At Test. It’s a story that has nothing to do with sexual identity. But it is a story of a young man with obstacles to overcome. This story is set in a fantasy realm, though there is no magic in this particular story. I’ll say no more about the contents, it’s short enough that all will become clear in short order for the reader. Mike has the story and enjoyed it, so he’s now formatting it to appear in the near future. Now that I’ve submitted this, I’ll go back and see if my twisted little mind can’t produce something new for the masses.
  4. Thanks, you guys. It's nice to see that I've got a couple of 'fans'. LOL. I wouldn't hold out much hope for the Amazon Store. I imagine they choose their stock by popularity, and my books have not really fit into that category. Hard to be popular when I can't afford to publicize. LOL. But I'm happy. I completed the project. So, enjoy, gentlemen, and thank you for your patronage. Addym
  5. So, Haywood's Journey is now a complete set, available on Amazon. The three books are available in ebook and printed book formats. Rising From the Ashes Soaring to New Heights Landing in Triumph Didn't know if anyone had purchased either of the first two books, so this is just covering the bases for those who might have. Addym
  6. So, Haywood's Journey is now a complete set, available on Amazon. The three books are available in ebook and printed book formats. Rising From the Ashes Soaring to New Heights Landing in Triumph Didn't know if anyone had purchased either of the first two books, so this is just covering the bases for those who might have. Addym
  7. Swedish Pronoun: Hen Identifying as non-binary can be difficult, but Sweden has an official gender-neutral pronoun: hen. It’s similar to the use of singular “they” in English. It took inspiration from the neutral pronoun in the Finnish language (hän) and after much debate “hen” was officially adopted. Its use is: – for talking about someone who’s gender is unknown – when the gender is unnecessary in the conversation – for talking about someone who identifies as neither male nor female It’s been used in various places in Sweden, some say since the 1960s, but was discussed in mainstream media in 2013 and eventually placed into the official Swedish dictionary in 2015. It has two main uses in Sweden. The first is, obviously, for LGBT+ groups but the second is interesting. Some schools and pre-schools have started using “hen” for their pupils so as not to push gender roles or identities on their students. First studies suggest that the use of “hen” in early education doesn’t reduce children’s tendency to use gender to categorize people, but it reduces their tendency to gender-stereotype and gender-segregate. The use of hen is the same and just as simple as han (he) or hon (she), for example, “hen är vacker” – “they are beautiful”. ##### Found this little article and thought it worth sharing. Enjoy.
  8. Well, it's finally progressing, just as I promised. Haywood's Journey, Book 2, Soaring To New Heights is available on Amazon; in Kindle format and as a paperback. For those who'd like to see how the story finally progresses, here's the link. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=addym+kehris Now comes the hard part. I've publicly committed to getting Book 3 (Landing in Triumph) completed and published by my birthday (Feb. 25). So, I'm off to get that process going. FYI: I'm about 2/3 through the first draft, so I'm not starting from scratch. LOL. Hope some of you try these book.
  9. Always like hearing that. LOL. I'm halfway through book 2 final review. Another week or so before it becomes available. Thanks for your support Nigel. And anyone else who's joined the Haywood fan club. LMAO.
  10. Well, folks, I've just published book 1 of Haywood's Journey (New Version). It's currently in eBook format only. It'll take a couple of days for the printed version to be available. I know, it's taken too long for this to happen. So, get your copy, whichever format you prefer, and then spread the word. I can't afford any real promotional campaigns, so it's going to be primarily word of mouth. The new title is Rising From The Ashes, by Addym Kehris. Oh yes, and if you buy, be sure to go back and post a review. That's a very important aspect of getting the book noticed. Now, give me a couple of weeks and I'll get book 2 out there. I'm going to concentrate on putting the final touches on that book before I tackle completing the first draft of book 3. Now the real work begins. Sigh. LOL. https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Ashes-Haywoods-…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
  11. We could only wish that there was some real accountability for situations such as this. No matter what euphemisms you use, this is child abuse and should be prosecuted as such. I'll even go so far as to say, In My Opinion, that these people are all accomplices to murder.
  12. This says so much, without a word being spoken. It's only four minutes long and will be worth your time. According to IMDB, this short gem was released on 1 June 2017. The YouTube version you're going to see here has almost 10 million views in only a little over 2 months. And look at all the awards in that short time too. Oh yeah, and it was created by a pair of students at Ringling College of Art and Design. Anyway, enjoy.
  13. This says so much, without a word being spoken. It's only four minutes long and will be worth your time. According to IMDB, this short gem was released on 1 June 2017. The YouTube version you're going to see here has almost 10 million views in only a little over 2 months. And look at all the awards in that short time too. Anyway, enjoy.
  14. Wow, very powerful. Thanks for sharing, dude.
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