Calling All Writers (Schmidts) From Around the Earth.

About Schmidt
About Schmidt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

May 30, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Being that we just started this website we are inviting men and women from around the Earth to become contributing writers. The site was begun on May 25, 2013 and we are looking for help to enhance it.

If you would like to write articles here please join our effort. Perhaps you do not have the time to write articles here but you know of say, a bright young man or woman who has good thoughts about making a good difference in the world.

Or maybe you have a grandfather or grandmother who is a retired high school teacher or university professor who would be interested in sharing thoughts now and then. Perhaps you have had good conversations with the woman clerk at the post office who could become a contributor.

Maybe your buddy who you drink beer and shoot pool with has impressed you with his insights and honesty. Perhaps your brother or sister has thought that writing would be something they would like to give a shot. You see where I’m going here.

Being a contributor requires nothing. You can write articles if you so choose; you can decide not to write. We are looking for writers who would be interested in making a positive impact on the lives of all people. Perhaps you know men and women through the internet from various countries around the world.

We want to contribute to and accelerate the transition to a new paradigm of love on Earth.

Kick this invitation around and perhaps you will direct that kind 80-year-old couple who lives next door to you here.

For those of you who have seen the Jack Nicholson move “About Schmidt” take a few moments now and remember the ending of the movie. Thank you.

That ending was true art.

For those readers who have not seen “About Schmidt” please do so as it is an excellent film. I don’t know if it received any awards but, if not, it should have. Jack Nicholson’s character is a recently retired insurance statistics something or other. He used mathematics to figure insurance rates for the different lifestyles, health conditions, driving records etc. of his corporate employer’s customers.

So he retires and finds that he missed everything up to the point where he retired. His life has passed by and he knows it. It reminds you of that line in “Like a Rock” by Bob Seger that reads “Twenty years now, where’d they go? Twenty years. I don’t know.”

He somehow ends up sending a letter to a very poor boy in Africa and they start a mail correspondence. I will not divulge any more of the storyline but to say that you will be moved by the film.

If you watch the film you will surely remember reading these words. When you break down crying at the finale you will know what the essence of this communication is.

We are looking for writers who were moved to tears at the end of “About Schmidt.” Your possession of that emotional compassion is the sole, single criterion required of the writers we are looking for.

We want all the Schmidts in the world to write for us.

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Beatles “Paperback Writer”.

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