What Buck learned from Kristen Lamb

Hi Buck DE Boey here to entertain you. Author, Writer, Backpacker, World
traveler, Face book, Kristen Lamb disciple, Blogger, Explorer, Budget Traveler,

My wife, Sonja, read Kristen Lamb’s book, ‘Are You There?  It’s Me Writer’!   Before I read her informative book, I was too
busy writing the next, world’s best selling fiction novel “to be”.  Sonja tried and tried to convince me that joining the social media and blogging was just as important as writing.  She went as far as putting it on me E reader
where I was sure to see it and there it sat until I ran out of sample books to
read and then I tripped and fell into the social media pool at the deep
end.  Now I am learning to dog paddle. I
finished reading Kristen Lamb’s informative book, ‘Are You There?’   and
called my wife (my most enthusiastic supporter) at her work place.  Over the phone, she could hear my dogs
talking in the background.  They get
jealous when I talk on the phone.  I work
at a dog day care kennel, another of my great loves.

If you are an Author, which I am (this is another line I purloined
from Kristen Lamb); working with dogs is very rewarding.  You can read to them that which you have
written and their feedback is always positive.
They show their appreciation of your writing expertise with a nuzzle on
the cheek or a jump into your lap to give you a big sloppy kiss.  This goes a long way towards helping you love

Back to my subject!  I
told Sonja, my true love, that I needed to start blogging, to start posting, to
start reading blogs from others and all the other things of which I am totally
ignorant, which incidentally is what she was talking about in the first place.
(See how smart I became?) Sonja laughs at me when I try something complicated
like retrieving a “missed message” on my telephone.  You may have guessed, I am not an IT
expert.  She on the other hand is deep
into the new world of electronic miracles.
Well, here I am in the deep end of the pool learning to dog paddle to
the other side.  Come on it, the water’s
fine.  A little chilly at first but after
a strenuous mental workout the mind starts to warm up.

When Sonja returns home from work tonight she has promised
to set up all the things on my computer that I don’t know about and then I will
meet all of you somewhere in Cyber space.

PS.  Next I am going
to read, “We are not alone” by Kristen Lamb,
I already bought my shades which Kristen
Lamb suggested I do before reading her book.

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So exciting…..so new….so daunting

Hi, Buck De Boey here! Have you ever felt lost in a crowd? Africa has ways to engage the creativity in us but it also has a way to bury our significance.

Trying to find a fortune among the less fortunate seems to be the wrong way to go but that’s where the diamonds were. No one was there to make my dreams come true, so tell me how do you turn defeat into success? I never found out but then I did not have the social media to help me with all of you give me advice. Our friends need a way to reach us. This author spent 5 years among the warm and caring people of Sierra Leone, Africa. The problems encountered in the pursuit of my dreams would fill books. One of which I will finish soon.

Tell me, when did our paths cross? This time I was in search of diamonds and you were in search of your dreams. Was it Germany, Belgium, Thailand or Africa? Were you there? I had to work like tens of thousands of other backpackers in order to survive. Please let me know your stories of survival where ever you were. Did you capture your dream, if only for a brief interval of time? The individuals in the back packer army were the real adventures of our day. They went without fear to as many countries as you can name and survived to find the dreams they pursued. I met them and became one of them in many countries,. They became part and parcel of the local fabric without destroying it. They flowed and worked and loved in all of their destinations. I am proud to be one of them. It took me thirty years of travelling to slow down enough to write a book. Now I need all of the help that you can give me in retrieving my experiences. Social Media has come along just in time to open the world for writers and I really embrace it. Most of all I thank Kristen Lamb ‘’’’’’’’’for opening my eyes so that I can find my way forward.


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