I’d write about what’s been happening in the real world over the past few months – including the Japanese earthquake and its aftermath, Charlie Sheen getting out of control (and having his TV sitcom cancelled), the ongoing conflict between President Obama and the Republicans, etc.  But I’m not going to – partly because others more skilled than yours truly can explain it far better.

   I’m a writer/author by trade – yet, in the past few months, other matters have occupied my time, including helping out and looking out for my 84-year-old mother (and yes, I still live at home with her), having to deal with one of the worst winters in modern history, etc.  As a result, I haven’t done much writing as I’d like to, mostly as a result of the aforementioned commitments – whatever writing I’ve done mainly occurred when I’ve had some free time (within certain time constraints, of course).  I doubt if I’ll ever get any lost time back during my lifetime – and even if someone invents a time machine before the end of this century, getting it back will turn out to be a crap shoot.  (The same theory also applies to global warming and the long-reaching effects that it’s already caused.)

   But if the last few years have taught me anything, it’s that there are far more important things to worry about than losing valuable time – and there’s no shortage of them in today’s world.  And the best thing to do in this situation is concentrate on the present – while not forgetting to focus on the future, no matter what certain doomsayers might say.  (And yes, I don’t believe that the world will come to an end in 2012.)

   P.S.: I did find the time to update my official website today – to check it out, please click on the appropriate link below.

   John Lavernoich is the author of the novels Code Name: Chameleons and Chameleons To The Rescue, as well as close to three dozen articles and short stories that have been published in print and on the Internet – to learn more about Mr. Lavernoich and his writing achievements, please visit his official website (, as well as his pages on Windows Live Spaces (, Facebook (, MySpace (, and Twitter (  Mr. Lavernoich also maintains his own video channel on YouTube (

©2011 John Lavernoich.

About johnlav

I've written five published novels -- including the first two in the CHAMELEONS, INC. book series -- as well as various non-fiction articles and short stories that have been published in both print and on the Internet.
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