Help Save The World, One Person At A Time
Hello Fellow Humans,
As many of you know, my nonfiction book on politics is for sale on Amazon.com. If you care to check it out, here’s the link: The Year of My Life: reminiscences and rants: Politics But that’s not what this post is about. I’m already working on my next nonfiction book. That book deals with violence, everything from online bullying to global conflict. It won’t be as tongue in cheek as the first book. This is a much more serious subject. It’s something that has affected my life by way of people that I cared about. I say cared about because, unfortunately, some of them are no longer with us as a result of abuse.
Each of my nonfiction books is connected with a charity. Fifty percent of my digital royalties go to that charity. The first book is connected with Fisher House, an organization that works with the families of veterans who are undergoing extensive medical treatment. I haven’t chosen the charity for the book that I’m currently writing, but that will come later. I’m open to any and all suggestions from my friends.
In conjunction with this new project, I have two objectives in mind. The most obvious is to raise funds in order to aid in the research, writing, and promotion of the new book. But the other objective is to invite input from people whose lives have been touched by violence. I really want to raise awareness of this problem. In my first book, I wrote that all politics is local. It depends on how any political move affects the individual voter. The same could be said for violence. Even a global conflict eventually affects each and every one of us.
I am also using this platform to publicize a project that I’ began working on several years ago’ve been working on for a while. The Marchese Foundation for Adult Victims of Child Abuse is an idea that originated as a nonprofit corporation. After spending thousands of my own dollars, the IRS and I were unable to come to an agreement on operational guidelines. I have decided that the foundation will work best if it is not a nonprofit corporation. Some of the proceeds from this fundraising campaign will go towards the creation of this foundation. I am still working on the exact operational details. The only detail that I know at this time is that my salary for running the foundation will be $1 per year.
If you or someone you know has been touched by violence, please share your story with me. Probably the most important thing you can do to help this project is to share this post with family and friends. Getting the word out will help to bring the specter of violence out of the shadows.
I’m hoping this book, your donations, and the foundation will leave a lasting impression on our world for decades to come. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
If you would like to help support any or all of these projects, please become a supporter of TheYearOfMyLifeVR at: Patreon.com