R. L. Copple

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How to Enjoy a Fun Vacation on a Budget!

Does your job make you want to say, "Beam me up, Scotty?" Do you keep staring out your window, praying to see the Doctor's blue police box materializing on your front lawn to zip you away to new and old worlds? Would Chewbacca and Han Solo's faces appearing at your door be a welcome sight? Then you don't need a mere vacation. You need an extraordinary vacation!

"But I don't have much money!" I hear you saying. "I can't afford to leave my pressing responsibilities behind." But what if I told you that you could take that extraordinary vacation, it wouldn't cost you more than a few dollars, and you'd physically never leave the house?

You guessed it. Your get away from the mundane world, to spend hours of glorious fun in another world, awaits you in an exciting book. Once you find yourself in another world, on an adventure like no other, your mind will be far away from your day-to-day world. You will literally be on vacation for less than $10.

Your mental health may depend on reading fiction books.

Reading fiction has been shown to:

Do you want to get away on a small budget? Reading an enjoyable book will do the trick. But where to start? There are certainly a lot of great books and authors out there. But I know the books you'll find here will provide the entertaining vacation you're looking for.

My name is R. L. Copple. I have written several fun science ficton and fanasy novels that will accomplish the above benefits. To start your vacation, visit my author store, or browse my published page, which includes samples and links to find them at Amazon and other online retailers.

Thank you for dropping by. Now, grab a copy and go enjoy your vacation. You deserve it!

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The Clay Pot Speaks

Fri, 03 Jul 2015
TF-8"?> R. L. Copple's Blog » Writing News http://blog.rlcopple.com These are a few of my favorite things... Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:43:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.3 The Clay Pot Speaks http://blog.rlcopple.com/?p=1145 http://blog.rlcopple.com/?p=1145#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:43:26 +0000 R. L. Copple http://blog.rlcopple.com/?p=1145 ]]> Meaning of LifeI finally wrote something today. A new poem.

If you’ve ever struggled to find meaning to life (and no, it isn’t 42), maybe these thoughts will provide a road sign to point the way. Something I’ve known for a long time, but am still working on putting it into practice.


“All is vanity,” says the Wise Man.

We are asked at an early age,
“What do you want to be
When you grow up?”
Planting the seeds of goals
That should fulfill us.

But when we arrive and
Accomplish our dreams,
Then we ask ourselves,
“Is this all there is to life?
I need a new destination.”

The dream becomes an
End in itself,
Spinning us in circles,
Leaving a soul-vacuum
That never gets filled.

“All is vanity,” says the Wise Man.

We are told that we have a right
to “pursue happiness.”
Live in the now,
Eat, drink, and be merry
For tomorrow is but a vapor.

But when tomorrow arrives,
We are hit with sorrow, pain,
And the fallout of tragedy,
Which sends us back to the
Bottle of numbing pleasures.

Happiness becomes an
End for self,
Spinning us in circles,
Leaving a heart-void
Drained by the transient.

“All is vanity,” says the Wise Man.

We are encouraged to obtain
An education so we can
Maximize our wealth and power.
To protect what we love
And provide security to life.

But once it is obtained,
Once the bank accounts are full,
It all can be swept away
By a failing economy
Or a more powerful foe.

Power and riches become an
End to pride,
Spinning us in circles,
Leaving a negative balance
When death knocks on our door.

“All is vanity,” says the Wise Man.

We hear there’s no point to life and
Ask the Potter,
“Why did you make me this way?”
Because in the end, we seek
That which fills us with meaning.

But the answer reveals
Not all is vanity,
Because we were not made to
Fill ourselves and meet our needs,
Rather to invest in the lives of others.

Love becomes an
End for creation,
Traveling into eternity,
Leaving a trail of unity
With God and humanity.

“Love God and each other,” says The Wise Man.

It is the purpose that fulfills.
It is the happiness that doesn’t end.
It is the security nothing can steal.
It is the design of the Potter
When He formed us in His image.

The greatest of these is love for He is love.