Monday, February 18, 2019

My Last Baggage Book Blast by Glenn Powell (Write Now Literary Book Tours )


Write Now Literary Book Tours is pleased to be organizing a book blast tour for My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One by Glenn W. Powell. This tour will run Feb 22, 2019. Click here to book your own tour. 

Genre of Book: Memoir, Motivational, Military Life and History

ISBN-10: 1986878406
ISBN-13: 978-1986878401
               
           Meet Glenn 

Sergeant First Class Glenn W. Powell (Retired) is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1982 and retired in 2002. During his military career, he served as a heavy vehicle driver, a squad leader, and non-commissioned officer.

In September 1991, SFC Powell joined the George HW Bush White House as a chauffeur, and in 1992, was promoted to transportation coordinator for the white house Press Corps, serving in the Clinton Administration.

In December 1995, he assumed the duties of transportation supervisor for Air Force One.

In January 2001, during his service under President George W. Bush, SFC Powell was transferred to the White House Military Office, Customer Support and Organizational Development where he served as deputy director.

SFC Powell retired with distinction from the Military in 2002. He received numerous awards and decorations throughout his service, including the Legion of Merit Metal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the United States Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He received U.S. Service Ribbons for both domestic and overseas service.

Glenn and Ronda Holloway Powell have been married for 25 years, and have three sons, Darius, Warren, and Glenn, II. They reside in Virginia. For more information, or to contact Glenn Powell regarding availability for speaking opportunities, please email him at glennwpowell@aol.com.


              About The Book

Sergeant Glenn W. Powell’s MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is the story of a most unlikely young man who leaves his working-class environment of Toledo, Ohio, to become a soldier. Seeking excitement and a way to “make something of himself,” Glenn Powell’s journey exceeds his wildest dreams—a journey that began in basic training in Fort Hood, Texas ends at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue—the most important address in the world. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is about so much more than Glenn Powell’s military journey, but about poignant memories of family, friendships, sacrifices, and love—central to his story is Ronda Holloway, the beautiful young woman he falls in love with in Manheim, Germany, and, who joins him on his life journey as wife, soulmate and mother to their two sons. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL offers readers a glimpse into Sergeant Glenn Powell’s 30-year transformation from the much-beloved boy who seeks more in life…to the man, who discovers it—in adventure, in friendships, and in service to three American presidents. a service he delivered with pride, unquestioned loyalty, distinction and in the end, great admiration.


Excerpt

A Soldier’s Story 

Shortly after I turned 18, I enlisted in the army. Around that time, I learned that the young woman I’d been dating was pregnant, so going into the army would be an opportunity to provide for my child. The army sent me to Fort Dix in New Jersey for boot camp training on April 22, 1982. It was the perfect enlistment site for me.

Because of the popular television show, Dallas, I had in mind that I wanted to go to Fort Hood, Texas and meet JR Ewing. Not only did I meet Larry Hagman, the actor who played JR, but I also met the entire cast at one of the big Dallas malls. That was in the 80s when the networks spent money to have cast members show up to greet their fans, and when fans could easily get a photo with the stars. Meeting JR had been on my mental bucket list. Later I learned that “Klinger” from Mash and Danny Thomas were both from Toledo, and so I added them to the list.

In 1983, I re-enlisted and chose Hawaii as my next army stint. There for 18 months, I’m convinced that the Hawaii move helped me look long and hard at myself and my future. In Hawaii, I decided I needed to better myself. I enrolled at the Wahiawa Community School for Adults and got my high school diploma. My mother was so disappointed when I didn’t graduate from high school, so I did it as much for her as for myself.

My long transportation management career began in Wahiawa. I was one of a large number of applicants who applied for a temporary mission of driving for the Sergeant Major for the division. He was the senior enlisted man at the post. I beat out the other candidates for that position. Later, I drove for the one-star general at the post. After that, I returned to my unit and worked as the battalion mail clerk until he left in 1985. While there, I met friends and mentors who would help me decide on my career journey. That same year, I was asked to re-enlist, and First Sergeant Herbert Harris became a lifelong mentor and friend. Sergeant Harris recommended that I choose Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia for my re-enlistment. I remained at Fort Eustis from April 1985 until January 1988.

I became a squad leader, and for the next six months, I managed a squad of truck drivers in and around the base. After that, I was set on transportation becoming my specialty, but my career trajectory changed some when I was appointed to head up NCO Training, where I was responsible for the training of 270 soldiers.

Around this time, I met First Sergeant Fletcher Walker. He was sent in to straighten out our company, and he did just that. He would stand up at the top of the stairs with his hat covering his eyes but looking down at us. Sergeant Walker was a ‘soldier among soldiers,’ an airborne paratrooper, a Vietnam Veteran who had been shot three times. There was no one more surprised when he chose me to run the training.

I knew he had high expectations, and I was determined not to disappoint him. He was the kind of leaders for whom soldiers would fight and die. He was a true hero who taught me how to be a soldier and a man. He shared a lot about life with me. I imitated him in many ways so much that everyone would call me “Baby Walker.” I met his family and it was an honor. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

JZ Brain Electric Spray Paint Gun Review (Tomoson).

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I received the JZ Brain Electric Spray Gun, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

I wanted to review it to help with small, diy projects around the house, such as a small, hexagon table, in the living room. The table is a solid wood, which has become stained over the years with marker, paint stains, crayon, and other stuff, I can't easily clean off.

The sprayer comes with a manual, additional heads in different sizes,  a viscosity measuring cup, a wrench, and a head cleaner. The sprayer has a built in regulator and has three spray patterns.

The manual was helpful because I didn't realize you needed to use thinner to help the paint, spray better. The manual taught me about how to use thinner with paint before adding the paint to the sprayer. I have paint and was going to pour it straight in the sprayer. Glad I did not.

The paint holder is easy to remove. The nozzles are easy to remove as well.

You can purchase the sprayer, on Amazon, using the link above. The sprayer is prime-eligible.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Suphouse chalkboard style thank you cards review (Tomoson).

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I received SupHouse's retro chalkboard style, thank you cards, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The cards come in a set of 36, 6 of each style. The cards are blank on the inside with a white background.  The set also comes with envelopes and envelope seals. The cards would be great for thank yous for birthday parties, baby showers, graduation thank yous,  wedding gifts, or simply just because you are thankful.

I liked the thank you card sets because of the chalkboard style print. I also thought the cards, would work great with chalkboard markers, if I wanted to write a message on the backside of the card. My creative side would love a chalkboard style of blank cards (chalkboard on the inside and outside) so I can truly personlize a greeting card.

You can purchase the cards, using the link above. The cards are prime-eligible.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Femonden Adhesive Bathroom Shelf Review (Tomoson)

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I received Femonden Adhesive Bathroom Shelf,
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 in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I wanted it for extra storage in the bathroom. The shelf comes with an adhesive insert for adhesion to different surfaces.

I had troubles adhering the shelf to the surfaces in the bathroom. The shelf would not stick to the tub tiles nor the popcorn wall. It also did not adhere well to the wood in the bathroom cabinet. I ended up using the shelf, in my bathroom cabinet, as a toilet paper and baby wipe holder.

You can also use the shelf for other uses, such as a spice rack in the kitchen.

You can purchase the shelf, on Amazon, using the link above. The shelf is prime-eligible. You also can buy a 2 tiered shelf.






Saturday, December 15, 2018

SociLive Stream Review (Tomoson)

I received access to SociLiveStream, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.



The app allows you to stream live or stream recorded videos from your social media channels. The app does provide training videos for you to view before getting started.



If you want to promote your businesses or maybe a product review video, you can use this app to help create and promote. The app will share to your social media channels at scheduled times. You also can go live with your videos.


First, with youtube videos, you will need to upload a file to generate a video.  My first issue was my pc is low on memory. I could not upload zny files from my computer, but I could from my phone. I used the video generator to upload a test file of a few cloud photos, I have taken around Houston.

Another feature is you can see all of your youtube videos with stats.

I also tried out the Facebook Live Scheduler. I choose a video of my kids from Morgan's Wonderland as a test. The Live Scheduler lets you post a video, either scheduled or live. auto like, and auto comment. You also can post to a group and share to your personal timeline. It took me a few tries, but I got an alert on my phone, the video was live.










































I noticed auto like will like from all your facebook pages. I had better success with the Facebook streams working




You can purchase the app from https://mappeal.co/social-live-stream/.













Test 2 https://www.facebook.com/sdwperfectchaos/videos/202160274069918/

Friday, December 7, 2018

Iteknic's Oral Irrigator Review (Tomoson)

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I received Iteknic's Oral Irrigator, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The irrigator comes with 7 tips. The top of the irrigator, opens up to store tips. Tips include jet, orthodonic, plaque, periodontal, and a tongue scraper.

I wanted the irritator to improve oral health. The irrigator comes with adjustable water pressure. The tip holder also has an on/off switch. I recommend starting on low speed and moving to a higher speed until you are comfortable.

It took me a minute to get the irrigator to work. The outlet in my bathroom had to be reset before use. I was glad when the irrigator started working. It helped remove debris from my teeth. I loved the tongue scaper attachment. I never seen this attachment before with other irrigators, I have used in the past.

The oral irrigator is sold on Amazon. You can purchase from the link above. The oral irrigator is prime-eligible.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Strawberry Farms Go Go Garlic Review






































I received Go Go Garlic, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I love Garlic. Garlic and onions go into almost everything, I cook. Go Go Garlic is crushed, dried garlic cloves in a jar. I have used it in bread, gravies, rice, pasta, potatoes, and sauces. I don't have to add fresh garlic cloves (unless I want to) into foods, when I use Go Go Garlic.






My first recipe was a spread for bread. I mixed the go go garlic with butter and spread on some french bread. I also tried it on biscuits (seen in the collage. top left pic).

I also have made gravies and sauces with the go go garlic. I have added go go garlic to potatoes, rices, pastas, and veggies. The go go garlic tasted great with green beans, a dash of salt, butter, garlic pepper, onions, and go go garlic (bottom right pic in the collage). The other pics include a mushroom gravy (bottom left) and a garlic butter sauce for pasta (top left).

Go Go Garlic is very versatile for cooking.

I also received their Louisiana market chowder. I will review the chowder within a few days. The chowder is a base for soup. I never made chowder before and can't wait to follow the recipe on the bag. I am just missing half and half.

You can purchase Go Go Garlic and other seasonings, using Strawberry Tree Farm's Website. The site sells both a small and large bottle of go go garlic.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tori Kelly Hiding Place Review (Fly By Blog Promotions)

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I received Tori Kelly's Hiding Place CD, in exchange for honest review from Fly By Blog Promotions. Tori Kelly is a Christian artist. I never heard of her before, but I had seen her on Google Play in the playlists.

The album, started out with Masterpiece, featuring Lecrae (big fan of his music). The song started out slow at first, but picked up the pace during the first verse. Lecrae showed out in his verse.

The cd is a mix of different musical styles. I heard pop in Masterpiece and a jazz beat in Sunday.

You can purchase her CD on Amazon, using the link above. The album is also available on Music Unlimited. It is also on Google Play (not sure, if it is free or with just all-access. I have all-access).


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Claudia Elaine Bubble Masks Review (Tomoson)






I received Claudia Elaine Bubble Masks, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I have heard about bubble masks before online, but never tried one. The masks definitely was weird and fun to try.

The masks contained rose water and lotus flower extract. The masks also uses carbonated water.

To activate the masks, you rub the mask, while still in the package. I think I rubbed too hard because bubbles started coming quickly. I had to align the mask quickly. The mask has eye holes, nose, and mouth holes. There is also a slit at the bottom for the chin.

You can see the different stages of bubbles in the pics above in the collage and below, individually.  I am working on a video with the 2nd mask, I received. The bubbles help clean, exfoliates, purify, and tighten your skin. I did have issues with the bubbles trying to go into eyes, nose, and mouth. I would recommend any ideas, which will help cover eyes, nose, and mouth, while the bubbles are working.

I wore the mask for the recommended 15 minutes. It was neat and weird seeing the bubbles appear and tingle. The masks are great for sensitive skin.

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You can purchase the masks, using the link above. The masks come in a set of 5.