Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Website Maintenance - April 2021 and 'new' website

 


Notice: www.chroniclesofhan.com website is currently not available due to maintenance.
Ebooks can be purchased here from the blog pages. 

We had to 'create' a new website on Wordpress platform. 

First and most probably the last blog on it.

Hello world!

In 2010, I wrote “Hello World” on my very first blog on Blogs24.

Then we progressed to gmail platform Blogspot in 2013 when Blogs24 closed down. Blogspot is still available with most of the content that could be found on my original websites. https://chroniclesofhanstorm.blogspot.com/

As of interest, my private website had been hacked several times, including April 2021, totally destroyed for whatever malicious contentment could be gained from trashing a little known author’s website. 

And now we are here, again, for an author should have a website, for whatever it is worth. This time I am not going to pour my heart and soul into it. I have done so in the previous versions of my websites. All content can be found in my books in any case. 

Appropriate pages relating to my written works will be added as time allows. 

Yours sincerely
H Gibson
Author, The Chronicles of Han Storm Book Series

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Sunday, 14 March 2021

But What Are They Eating? - FOODFIC Author H. Gibson serves bacon "in every meal, in whatever form"

But What Are They Eating?: FOODFIC: Please Welcome H. Gibson, Author of The C...: As an author, I love food and give this love through in my books to the extent that readers blame me for 'putting on a few pounds' ...

Author H. Gibson serves bacon "in every meal, in whatever form" Follow the link to the guest blog for more FOODFIC from other authors.

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021

FOODFIC: Please Welcome H. Gibson, Author of The Chronicles of Han




As an author, I love food and give this love through in my books to the extent that readers blame me for 'putting on a few pounds' and'wanting coffee all the time'. I am glad that this is the feedback I receive.It means that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing as a writer. I allow the reader to experience the books.
 

"I have not taken food for a while. It would be a shock to my system," I replied, not wanting my mother to feel offended by my changing preference in food I used to enjoy.

"Do you no longer like the taste?" she enquired,revealing that she was well aware of what she was doing to me. It was her way of ascertaining what was wrong and different with me.

"If I could taste, I would probably enjoy the food," I confessed.

"Since when do you no longer taste?" she wanted to know, taking a second helping of bacon for herself, biting into the crunchy morsel with so much relish that I wanted to scream.

"Since becoming Navigator," I whispered."


Han Storm's comment on the above and his adventure with food in the Universe of Kraita: "When you become a Navigator you mostly need energetic energy, delivered by heavy metals such as gold, silver, copper and nickel alloy.

I still had a body. I still needed food. I had to stay human too in order to serve my Planet and her people.

My doctor had worked out a regimen of protein drinks, vitamin supplemented porridges, and intravenous feeds when they put me out to rest. I was a constant challenge for him; an interesting subject; a tool to be maintained, studied and kept in top condition.

Working in space was not for the faint of heart.

I missed planetary (three-dimensional) things. It became lonely without my family.

Above all, I missed to be able to just sit down and eat a proper meal. Something of everything I truly love.

Emotions are connected with food.

Memories are triggered by the thought, aroma or taste of a certain food item.

For me the adventure with food was an ongoing pleasure and experience.

Berries and wood smoke would elicit memories of Mara, Moira'smother, my first love. I only shared a week with Mara, highlighted with brilliant meals, from grilled fish, to a fowl baked to crispy heaven accompanied by baby sweet potatoes and other vegetables.

Chocolate and bacon always reminded me of father Tucker, my first partner in the Security Forces in my home town, on my beloved Creata.
 
Hei, my adopted father on Encha, loved to bake. His dried-out wheaten rusks, dunked into freshly brewed coffee until they were soggy to be eaten quickly was always a life-saver when I did not wish to eat but knew I had to.

Thick, juicy steaks, dripping with fat, charred to well done on the outside while pinkish in the middle was by far my favourite dish (next to anything with bacon of course).

Bacon could be served with every meal, in whatever form, I did not care if it was made from genetically engineered Sluggs and not pigs. It still tasted the same.

Sweet potatoes, squashes and pumpkins came after bacon and steak.I preferred the traditional Gaoucomian cooking of grilled sweet potatoes,sweetened with honey, cooked inside the tough skins. Such a meal will be served with whole green beans in garlic sauce, baby potatoes fried in bacon lard,grilled pumpkin flecked and filled with nuts and raisins, fresh fruits cut into finger portions, and green salads with spicy flowers.

My mother's sweet potato pie with whipped cream, sweetened with dark Gaoucomian wild honey was always a home treat. Basically any form of pumpkin in any form of pie made a great pudding.

For breakfast Hulo's farro made to a thick consistency from white maize, smothered under cream and sunny-side-up free-range eggs was a special treat.

Every meal should always be rounded off with coffee. No matter where we traveled, this beverage was still the preferred drink and thankfully was available in some or other form on almost all planets.

Good memories are made around meals.

Sad and hated memories too.

Certain foods, even though highly nutritious, I just could not stand. Enriched porridge and salty rye bread made me burst out into sweat at the memory of my imprisonment by the Enchan Cannibals. My people knew to keep these specific dishes far away from me.

I avoided taking any foods that reminded me of 'last meals' such as date pudding with sweet cream. It was the last serving of food Jade and I had shared before she died."

Conclusion from the author: Neither food nor eating should be taken for granted. There are many out there starving, unable to eat for whatever reason, be it poverty, drought, disease, illness or occupational hazard.

When you are blessed with food, use it wisely, be thankful, enjoy what you have, even if it is little, and please build good memories around meals.
 
Author, H Gibson, The Chronicles of Han Book Series


Thanks for stopping by to share your food for thought, H!




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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Han Storm: The Chronicles of Han, Creata Adventure, Part 12 - Negotiating Limïer

 



Soon to come: Negotiating Limïer



For the good of the Navigator's people and planet, 

for the future of his children, and his own sanity, 

Love served as the ultimate motivation. 

I am Han, and this is my life-memory . . .


To all who have asked to share in more of Han's adventures.

Please be aware that this is not a stand-alone chronicle, but the subsequent adventures as experienced by Han Storm. 

Readers who are not familiar with The Chronicles of Han are advised to refer back to the original books if necessary, as well as to the updated sections in the back of this book.

For free parts visit www.chroniclesofhan.com and start out on a never ending adventure.

Copyright © H Gibson 2009-2020


Saturday, 21 December 2019

Chicken Therapy with Therapy Chickens




Chicken Therapy with Therapy Chickens

Since having chickens I had to adjust to a more 'life just is' attitude. I did not expect the results of becoming a chicken person, but it seems as if the chickens are assisting me in becoming a happier person, keeping me grounded and focused on what I need to do, not just for them, but in effect for my family and my life as well.

What I find the most interesting of the chickens are their absolute sense of immediate joy in life, misery when they are unhappy, their gratefulness when they receive something from me, or their excitement when they find something extraordinary like a fat earthworm, screaming gleefully so the rest of the flock may know about it and the tag race is on!

They also teach about death and that sometimes death comes suddenly and unexpectedly, or sometimes a body just can not survive the rigours of life and gives out. And you watch and can do absolutely nothing but give as much love as you can in those final moments of a preme or a late hatcher with underdeveloped internal organs, a weak heart, or shock.

This includes hatching. Some eggs start out well but suddenly stop developing in the second or third week. Life just gives up. Creating a new body was not to be.

And then the miracle of hatching, which I find fascinating. The little wet bodies turning into balls of fluff, full of life and joy, each one with their own personality, from the first few hours.
No matter how many chicks I've held in my hand, I keep on marvelling at the creation of life.

Yes, I guess I've become a chickenholic. Wiser, more fun-filled, happier, and definitely having a lot more love to share with the world.

Han Gibson
Author, The Chronicles of Han

#TherapyChickens, Life, Death, Lessons, ESA, Therapy Chickens, Happiness, Chickenholic, Chicken Behaviour, 


Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Chronicles of Han at the Artisan Market in Spanish Lookout


We had a lovely day at the Artisan Market BZ in Spanish Lookout on Saturday, 14 December 2019.

Chronicles of Han Storm fan Marvin McCarthy and author H Gibson at the Artisan Market in Spanish Lookout this Saturday.
Marvin stated: "I had a serious problem with your warning about sleep deprivation. You see, I need my sleep!"
Author H Gibson with #PreservingCreata fan and photographic artist, Sheila Caim at the Artisan Market BZ in Spanish Lookout on Saturday.
Find Sheila's work at https://www.sheilacaim.net/index.html

For more information visit www.chroniclesofhan.com

Meeting a Belizean Legend


Meeting a Belizean Legend 


I'm ecstatic to finally have been able to meet Dr Rosita Arvigo from the Arvigo Institute. Rosita Arvigo was a devoted student of Don Elijio Panti. I was privileged to meet Rosario Panti last year. These are wonderful people preserving the knowledge of Belizean medicinal plants.

A list of Dr Arvigo's most loved books can be found on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/4915.Rosita_Arvigo

"As I'm currently on a personal journey in Belize, as an author, healer and herbalist, having met with one of Don Panti's daughters, the Shaman Rosario Panti, it seemed like destiny or fate to walk back into my apartment and on the shelf lay "Sastun" as if left just for me to find and experience some of Don Panti's life." H Gibson, 26 April 2018

#AuthorSupport #Shoutout #Arvigo #Sastun #Maya #Medicine #Plant #HGibson #ChroniclesofHan
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Thursday, 5 December 2019

6 hour read


Living a Multidimensional Life, the autobiography of author, H Gibson, covers the NDEs (Near Death Experiences), Life Review, impact, and recovery process from Third Degree Burns to 35% of the author's body.

This book is meant be a stand-alone to be enjoyed independently while complementing the current Chronicles of Han past life book series.

A short, 6 hour read to stay on topic of the accident, hospitalization and recovery process. If you love true survival stories, this is a must read.

www.chroniclesofhan.com
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43833918-living-a-multidimensional-life---nde-and-life-review