Hey Charles,

It’s been quite a week in Nashville!

I’m sure you’ve heard about the tornadoes (yes 2 of them) that ripped through Nashville early Tuesday morning.

The Writing Shack was completely unaffected, but areas very close to us sustained significant damage.  One of our favorite music venues, The Basement East, was destroyed.  Buildings collapsed, roofs ripped off, big trees down, power poles broken in two. In places it looks like a war zone. The city has been turned upside down with roads closed, public service offices,  schools and businesses closed. As bad as it was we’re grateful it wasn’t worse.

The thing that struck me most was the way people rushed in to help. Neighbors helping neighbors with the clean up. Folks handing out free food and water. People offering places to stay. Musicians offering gear to those who lost it.

Sometimes it takes adversity to see all that we have to be grateful for and that we’re all in this together.

Check out http://www.patreon.com/thewritingshack

Russ Still
3330 Cumberland Blvd
Suite 200
Atlanta GA 30339

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Charles Ramos Jr

I am a single, 57-year-old Ironworker (Ret.) out of Local 433 in Las Vegas, now I am an ICC Special Inspector of structural steel, bolts, and welding. I am currently an Expert Reviewer/Freelance Contributor at https://www.doityourself.com. (Laid off due to COVID-19) Praying for saner heads to prevail in November. I've completed 7 novels, and a book on yoga. I am a published poet, playwright, national award-winning essayist,I am an Investigative News Journalist, hymnist, and lyricist. I have written stand up comedy for television and for the internet, I am an award-winning, published photographer, professional artist, and tattoo artist (Ret.) cartoonist, I am currently a Short Film festival Judge for short and feature films, music videos, documentaries, Internet series, and scriptwriting. I am very proud to be a staff columnist and Senior White House Correspondent (of sorts), for Vegas Valley News dot com who gave me my big break. I am currently a staff contributor/resident old hippie at lvcannabisreviews.com I am an Expert Reviewer for www.doityourself.com, I am a full Professor of Advanced Physical Sciences and a full member for life in the Council of Wizards and Board of Education for The Real Hogwarts and a contributor to the school paper which I have not yet contributed to. I am also the founding partner in an engineering design firm called EMGEN. What does EMGEN do? We make miracles. Lastly, I am the founder of B.B. Wolfe Publishing at www.bbwolfebooks.wordpress.com. I have many talents but what I love to do most of all is read and, of course, write. I thank God for the gifts and the opportunities He has given me through Jesus Christ in Whom all things are possible. Peace, love and thanks to you, my friends, to whom I owe much more than words can say as well. Stay well. Charles Ramos Jr.

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