Well, now that we have set our clocks backward or forward for daylight savings time (depending on which state you live in) it is time to adjust our radio dials so that we don’t miss the coast to coast interview of America’s most endearing mystery author! Me! As a public nuisance, I mean, public service, I would like to remind you that on Tuesday, March 25, I will be the featured guest on “THE AMERICAN BOOK CLUB” radio program. The show begins at 12 noon, Eastern time, and will follow “Imus In The Morning,” on KLRG-AM 880. The host will probably ask about my goal, which is simple. (After all, I am a simple person.) I just want the audience to accept me for who I pretend to be! Not too much to ask, eh?
Speaking of radios, don’t you just hate it when you’re listening to a song and singing out loud and then the artist gets the words wrong? Jeez, what’s wrong with those folks? Now for some news about the folks who follow this blog….. Did you know that my old friend (and former lawyer) Bruce Blakeman was running for Congress in the 4th District of New York? Well, now you do, so I would ask all of my New York followers to please vote for this gentleman, who is a fine fellow and will make you proud!
And since I mentioned “pride,” I am very proud to have most of the “Deatrick Clan” as followers, as well as Ms. Lisa Reischer, one of the very best photographers in New York State! I would also like to welcome the entire “Raymond Chandler Book Club” of El Paso, Texas. (And thank you for choosing DEVIL’S COVE as your book-of-the-month!) All I can say about that is….. Yeeehaaaa!
Speaking of yahoos, how do you like the nerve of this guy Rootin’ Tootin’ Putin? Did you see the photo of him riding that horse with his shirt off? The commie obviously doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “bareback.” If you ask me, he’s not “stable.” (All right, I’ll stop “horsing around!”) Wait, I’ve got one more commie joke….. Did you hear that Putin just recorded his first record? It’s called….. “Crimea River.” (Cry Me A River?) I should have stopped while I was ahead!
Before I go, I would like to say “Happy Birthday” to one of my personal “idols.” Today is the birthday of James Madison, our fourth President. Did you know that Mr. Madison was the “Father of the American Constitution?” He was also the primary author of the “Bill of Rights.” Do you remember the saying about “good things come in small packages?” Well, Mr. Madison was only 5′ 3” in height, and he weighed just 100 pounds! (His favorite Broadway musical was….. “Hello Dolly!”) Just kidding about that last part!
Finally, congratulations to Daniel Mantrone of Richmond, Virginia, who was the first to identify last week’s photo of the assassin, Charles J. Guiteau. (I hope the attached caption was helpful!) Another gift card will be given to the first person who can identify this week’s photograph. Good luck to all!
Have a safe and prosperous week…. We shall chat next Sunday!
Love and knishes,