WELL, IT’S OFFICIAL….. My wrestling days are over. As many of you know, I am a former collegiate wrestling champion. (I was also collegial on the mat.) I recently decided to try out for the Senior Olympic Games and began to train for my first match. On day two of my rigorous workout schedule (which began at noon) I incurred a minor shoulder injury to my rotator cuff. From that moment on, I didn’t “get around” as much as before. (There are very few rotator cuff jokes.) I am happy to report that I am fully healed, and as they say, wiser for the experience. In truth, wrestling is a tough sport. I need to find a happy medium. (or a pleasant fortune teller.) I’m considering badminton. Sounds like an easy “racket.”
So what else is new? Well, my third mystery, DEVIL’S COVE was recently chosen as “Outstanding New Mystery” by two Florida book clubs! (I’m starting to love the Sunshine State.) Book two, MURDER ON MAIDEN LANE, is about to be sent to my new publisher, and from what I’ve seen so far, it looks wonderful. Book three, THE PRESLEY PLOT, will be revised and re-edited shortly, and per the publisher’s request, I have added two new chapters.
Meanwhile, our blog site now has close to 6,000 followers! I would like to take a moment and welcome some very special folks who have recently become new followers….. (I don’t show last names for privacy reasons)
First, Steve R. of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Steve is one of my oldest and dearest friends. We met almost 50 years ago in Valley Stream, New York, and I have treasured his friendship through the years. What a truly great guy!
Second, Mary M. of Austin, Texas. Mary spent over 20 years in the U.S. Army and served her country with distinction. She’s got beauty, brains, and backbone, and I would personally like to thank her for her service! Quite a lady.
Third, Mrs. Nola F. of Cooper City, Florida. Nola was a student of mine when I taught at Miami-Dade C.C. She is the epitome of a caring and courageous wife. Smart, sweet, and completely unselfish. What a class act! (No pun intended.)
Finally, I would like to extend a belated birthday wish to Mrs. Kellie H. of Austin, Texas. Kellie is the beautiful and talented daughter of Judge Susan, one of the best poker players in the Lone Star State. Happy Birthday, Kellie! Say hello to the boys for me!
Well, gang, that’s about it for now. I am off for my morning walk, and then it’s pool time, followed by writing time, followed by cocktail hour, followed by…… Indian food at the Clay PIt Restaurant. (I know, life is hard.) Nevertheless, I shall eat some naan and dal on your behalf! Namaste, my friends!
Have a wonderful week and keep dreaming of a better tomorrow….. where chickens can cross the roads and not have their motives questioned!
Love to all,