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At 12:18pm on October 4, 2011, VIVIAN GALE said…
Thanks for the invite. Your book sounds interesting!
At 9:47am on August 22, 2011, Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons said…

Congratulations on your great accomplishment. A past Sunday School teacher of mine used to say, "There are no mistakes made. Only great lessons learned." Boy, have I ever learned a lot of great lessons. We are all a work-in-progress. Kudos to you for sharing your insights for the benefit of others. Best wishes to you and good luck,


At 12:59pm on August 10, 2011, Jim Misko said…

Ok John

You have a new life and a new book. Good on ya! What are you doing to market your book? You are not far from me when we snowbird in the winter. Maybe we can meet at a writers conference in the desert somewhere. May it go well with you. Alaska Jim

At 8:27am on August 1, 2011, Gladys Hobson said…

Hi John

This is a serious suggestion. Have you thought of having your book for sale in an eBook format? I could afford a much cheaper eBook, especially as there is no postage to add on. I'm sure the same is true for others, especially if they have to be posted abroad. With my sight issues I am seriously considering an Apple I Pad (at present, my hubby reads books to me). A Kindle is an alternative but I could do more on the I Pad. I am NOT advertising here! I have no connection with anyone selling electronics. But I have found my books that are published abroad are doing better as eBooks. (Of course, family, friends, colleagues get print versions. Printed books for promotional purposes too.)

At 12:14pm on July 29, 2011, Gladys Hobson said…

Thanks for inviting friendship. What a journey you have had to get where you are now — well done! I hope your book is truly successful and helpful to others as well as beneficial to yourself.

Are the photos of family members?

At 9:45am on July 28, 2011, Bert Martinez said…

Thank you for the friend request, You Were Created to Succeed!


Bert Martinez

At 1:02pm on July 16, 2011, JP Denyer said…

Hey John,

Welcome and thank you for the friend request.  I liked the compulsive point of view you suggested addicts have because while it may not be a drug, food or alcohol driven need, for me it is a compulsion for artistic recognition that can drives my soul.  I wish you nothing but infinite success as we venture towards that part of life!  Congrats on your successes to date, it is quite an accomplishment.  Please feel free to look at a product a friend and I have created for recovery clients on my Etsy site; it is for Art Journaling.  Have a great day.


At 11:48am on July 15, 2011, Joan Hall Hovey said…

Hi, John,

Appreciate your friendship.  Interesting journey you're having! -:)  Every success to you!


At 9:56am on July 11, 2011, Joyce Rothman said…
Hi John,  Thank you for friending me.  I haven't been on this site for ages but glad you got me back.  I love your Trailer and wish you tons of luck with your book. I know that opening ourselves up under a microscope isn't easy but it's so worthwhile for all of us.  We each have so much to give and learn.
At 8:23am on July 6, 2011, LinDee Rochelle said…

Hello John! Thanks for the add and nice to cyber-meet you. I grew up in the '60s ... and '70s ... and '80s ... finally matured in the 2000s (well over 40!). lol Somehow I escaped the wrath of addiction, but many of my friends weren't so lucky. I commend you and them for finding your way back. Any addiction -- alcohol -- drugs -- cigarettes -- is tough to kick and by the sheer virtue of our metabolism, dang near impossible for many. I love that you're helping others -- we all need help in life. Cheers!

For a step back in time to the "fun" days ... Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years 1954-1959 (ebook teaser for the upcoming 25-year (1954-1979) print edition).

At 10:15am on July 3, 2011, RS Mallory said…

Please to meet you John. Love the name of your book. Those of us who have a passion and pursue it always wind up helping others! My first ebook is Who's Renting Space in your Brain and How to Reclaim It! and is seconded by Banish your Ghosties!.

Hope your family (and wonderful doggie pal) have a safe and happy 4th!


Be sure and let me know how I might help you in the future. Come find me at


RS Mallory

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At 1:55am on July 1, 2011, Christiane Bosanquet said…

Hello John, Please to have received your request. May you continue with your success and build upon it. 


At 11:13am on June 30, 2011, Jean A Sturgill said…

Hi John, Thanks for the add! Glad the drugs are behind you!

At 11:23am on June 17, 2011, B. Lee Schmidt said…

Glad to hear you live in victory now. Blessings to you and truly all the best for the rest of your life.

B Lee

At 10:49am on June 7, 2011, Leona DeRosa Bodie said…
Pleased to meet you, John, and thanks for your kind invitation to be your friend. I'm so pleased that you wrote about your experiences and that you've beaten all the odds with your success. It strikes me as quite meaningful that you address the criminalization of an illness. Who know how many other lives you may save! Happy Tuesday! Please stay in touch. I look forward to hearing more about your milestones~ Leona
At 11:09am on June 5, 2011, Louise said…

Hi John

Pleased to meet you.  Sounds like you have led a harsh, yet fascinating life. You are a remarkable human being to be able to overcome your drug addiction and make a positive contribution to society. Best wishes.



At 11:47am on June 1, 2011, Arnel Lebby said…
Thanks for the invite. Your story proves that it's never too late and education is the key to success. Good Luck to you!
At 1:09pm on May 22, 2011, jKathleen said…
Very interesting video. Thanks for the invite. It has been along time since I have been on my sites. Glad to make your acquaintance. I have started writing much more contemporary stories than Historical chick flick. As of late more men seem to be reading my stuff. Wishing you the best of life. You seem to have been working hard at obtaining it.
Thanks again. Jkathleen...( J J )
At 6:05pm on May 20, 2011, Angela Joseph said…
Hi John, thanks for the invitation to be your friend. I am proud to accept. You are living proof that with God's help we can climb out of the abyss of drugs or any other addiction to the pillars of success. God bless you and congratulations on your new book.
At 10:01am on May 19, 2011, Dean Hinmon said…
John, thanks for the invite. Happy to accept and your invitation brought me back to this networking site that I haven't visited for years. Now, I'll give it more attention. Congrats on your sobriety and book. You've got a great page here.


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