The problems that we as individuals have to face on an almost-daily basis tend to disrupt – and sometimes overwhelm – our lives as well as whether plans that we’ve laid out many months in advance.  As I write this, my plans to move out of the home where I lived in for most of my life and into a new residency have been temporarily sidetracked – mainly because both the apartment building and the one-bedroom apartment I was supposed to move into is far from perfect.  (And my advice to those wanting to live on their own, including those graduating from high school and college this year: in the future, please don’t choose an apartment building that’s seen better days – and especially one where building maintenance is definitely less than perfect.  Especially if the locking mechanisms of the sliding door inside one of those apartments are already broken.)

   It’s easy to think that your own life is a mess when things don’t exactly go as planned – until you find out that others have it worse off than you, especially when a violent incident occurs which can strongly affect an entire town or city.  The unexpected bombing at last year’s Boston Marathon upset not only a single metropolis, but also the rest of the country – and not just because three victims were killed and countless others were hurt and crippled as a result of the bombing.  It reminded all of us of the difficult times that we currently live in – and why an incident like the Boston Marathon bombing represents the senseless violence that has become an unfortunate constant in the ongoing saga of the human race.

   And yet, despite our many problems, we continue to move forward with the hope that we can solve almost all of them – and that, over time, things will greatly improve, and not just for us.  Thankfully, this year’s Boston Marathon didn’t end in tragedy, mainly because many of the problems stemming from last year’s event were corrected – if anything else, to prevent history from repeating itself, and not just this year.  But then, that’s the great thing about humanity as a whole – despite our setbacks and tragedies, we continue to endure and look forward to the kind of future where our problems will be, hopefully, miniscule.

   John Lavernoich is the author of three books (including the first two Chameleons, Inc. novels), as well as various non-fiction 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 Facebook (, MySpace (, Twitter (, LinkedIn (, and WordPress ( Mr. Lavernoich also maintains his own video channel on YouTube‘s website (, his own Author Spotlight page on Lulu Books‘ website (, his own Profile Page on Amazon Studios‘ website (, and his Chameleons, Inc. and Pictures Shop websites via Weebly (Chameleons, Inc. website:; Pictures Shop website:  Mr. Lavernoich’s current creative projects include writing the script for the comic book limited series The Janus Terror.

©2014 John Lavernoich & Highroad Productions, Inc.

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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