Grey’s Anatomy Quote

Pick me. 

Choose me. 

Love me. 

-Meredith Grey

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Recipe Card: Katie’s Perfect Pancakes

Hello Readers!

I’m happy to be back to blogging after a long break.  I hope you will continue to stick with me as there’s been lots going on in my word of preschool, family, and children’s book writing! Not much time for photography lately but will get back to that too, I hope.

For now, here’s a new recipe card I’ve created to help launch my Katie book!  If you’d like a recipe card, let me know your mailing address and I’ll happily send one out to you! You can email me at authorcynthiamackey@gmail.com  Want to show your appreciation?  Follow me on Twitter or Facebook. IMG_5983

Here’s a photo of the front of the card; recipe is on the back!

Don’t have a copy of the book yet?  Get one here or try Amazon or Barnes and Noble if you prefer. Happy weekend to all!

 

Deep Thoughts

Have you heard of the Trolley Problem?  This is a philosophical question to which there  is no right or wrong answer.  This problem was first introduced by Phillipa Foot in 1967 which just happens to be the year I was born.  I’m really curious to know, what would you do in this situation?  Your answer reveals something about your philosophy of life. I hope you will feel free to share.

Warning: This is not a question for those who are shallow or faint of heart. This is an ethical dilemma.

Ready?

There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks.  Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. However, you notice that there is one person on the side track. You have two options:

  1. Do nothing, and the trolley kills the five people on the main track.
  2. Pull the lever, diverting the trolley onto the side track where it will kill one person.

Which is the most ethical choice?

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I am not going to reveal my answer because I prefer not to sway your viewpoint.  Please leave your thoughts in the comments.  Explain why you came to your decision.

And to all those creative people out there… there is no option 3.  You must choose #1 or #2.  No fair creating a third alternative.

I hope there are some budding philosophers out there just waiting to be heard.  Go ahead, tell us what you think!

For those who are hesitant to publicly post your thoughts, why not make it part of your dinner table conversation tonight?

Two Giveaways August 1st!

I’m super excited to be doing two giveaways in August!  Yay!  I’ll get the bad news out of the way first. My apologies to international readers… these giveaways will be open to Canada and US residents only.

Now for the good news!

Giveaway #1 which will be happening on my little known, perhaps hidden author blog includes:

-a $10 Amazon Gift Card

-a signed copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker my new picture book released in April 2017

-two beautiful art cards by Victoria illustrator, Paula Nasmith (cards are blank inside for your personalized message)

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Giveaway #2 which will be here on simply.cindy includes a little summer reading pleasure for adults:

-a paperback copy of my sister in law’s novel, Cupcakes, Trinkets and Other Deadly Magic (Meghan Ciana Doidge)

-recipe cards to make all the delicious cupcakes featured in Meghan’s novels

-an audio book copy of Cupcakes, Trinkets and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge)

So if you follow me at simply.cindy and my author blog you won’t miss the chance to win!  And just between you and me, finding my blogs can be like finding a needle in a haystack so your chances to win are surprisingly good!  Best of luck and hope to see your entries coming in this Tuesday!