First, I offer you a challenge. I believe I am the only March Twisdale on Earth. But, am I? I will give a lifelong subscription to the subscriber who can find another one of me!

Now, who am I? Well, I’m you. A human, with a brain that works! But do you believe that your brain works? Lots of people apparently don’t. They’ve been told to let others think for them, and they’ve agreed. Is this a random event? It is accidental? I’d say, no. School systems, government-funded or private, are institutions dedicated to weakening intrinsic self-confidence and creating a desperate need for extrinsic affirmation. Parents unintentionally double down on the message, praising their children for “earning the approval of others” and condemning them for not.

All of this training is designed to make us malleable. Easily controlled. Willing to be directed. And inherently self-doubtful, so that we will trust authority figures over ourselves. Why? Because, we’re being groomed to believe our brains are insufficient to the task at hand.

This is a lie.

And this undermining of humanity is what my newsletter will challenge. You have a brain, and it works very well. In fact, there’s a supercomputer in your skull that is identical to the brains that have brought us to where we are today. Think about that.

When you read my newsletter, you won’t be reading the thoughts and ideas of a woman with nine capitalized letters after her name, and I haven’t (yet) published a book! But, I’m getting there: The Ghost Lords.

I also produce Prose, Poetry & Purpose (an FM Radio Show in the Seattle Area that focuses on Authors who seek to inspire positive social change), I’ve written a newspaper column on “Community Conversations,” and I was the focal point of a documentary film titled, “Everybody’s Business.”

Still, who cares? Trust me, I’ve done all that and I’m still just like you. A human, with a brain that works. And that’s enough.

Why subscribe?

Subscribe because you care, and choose a paid subscription because you want me to keep on keeping on! With your support, I will track these important issues in a unique way, bringing my 25 years of experience to the issues so relevant to all of us. Together, we will see clearly despite the foggy obfuscation of tremendously powerful global interests. Please sign up as a paid subscriber, so I can pay my bills as I do my level best to be of use. Together, we are creating the future. Thanks for showing up.

Stay up-to-date

Subscribe for weekly infusions of curiosity, fascination, exploration, discovery and unexpected or atypical approaches to current events.

Together, we can escape the suffocating narrative meant to control us 24/7/365.

Disagree with me or have a question? Please say so in the comments section. Keep it polite, and you’ll find that I’m more than ready to learn from you, too. Because, you have a brain that works, just like me. We are equals.

Join the crew

Be part of a community of people who share your interests.

To find out more about the company that provides the tech for this newsletter, visit Substack.com.