WELL, IT TOOK A WHILE, BUT MY “BABY” WAS FINALLY “DELIVERED” TO THE PRINTER LAST FRIDAY! What a sweet bundle of joy. Looks just like his father. 500 pages of parental pride, now available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Kindle, Nook, and a huge number of bookstores throughout the free world. (And several counties in Arkansas.) Yep, my first non-fiction masterpiece, THE SECOND MOURNING, can now be purchased by the general public! Please, hold your applause. On second thought, I think I deserve a standing ovulation. Hey, I just “gave birth” to new creation. (The heck with a simple ovation!) After delivering 500 + pages I’m just glad I didn’t deliver twins. (A two-volume set.)
Truthfully, the process was invigorating, but somewhat stressful. (i.e., Try to imagine 731 endnotes!) Nevertheless, my incredible discoveries are fully documented. Personally, I don’t know why I needed so many references. I just figured out that I’m right 97% of the time. Who cares about the other 4%? Not me. After I finished the book, I checked myself into the Hokey Pokey Clinic in Austin. (I wouldn’t to “turn myself around.”) While I was recuperating I had some very profound thoughts….. For instance….. Don’t stress about your eyesight failing as you get older. It’s nature’s way of protecting you from shock as you walk past the mirror!
Don’t fret about your weight, either. I’ve decided I’ll never get down to my original weight and I’m okay with that….. After all, 7lbs. 6oz. is just not realistic. Thus, I have formally given up exercise! That’s right, no more exercise for this author! Look, if walking was good for you, the postman would be immortal. Right? Heck, whales swim all day, mainly eat fish, and drink just water….. and they’re all fat! Nothing but blubber! Just remember, my healthy blog followers, a rabbit runs and hops all day long, but only lives 15 years. (A tortoise, on the other hand, moves very slowly and lives 450 years!) Do the math, my friends!
I once saw a tortoise at a Shell Station, but that’s another story. Speaking of other stories, Mrs. Emily Martin won last week’s trivia contest. (German immigrants introduced the Easter Bunny and also brought over….. pretzels!) Would you like another question? Fine. Tell me the make of pistol that Charles Guiteau used to shoot President Garfield. (Dr. Max Talbott, my weapons consultant, is NOT eligible to enter this contest!) One answer per follower, please.
ONE SMALL FAVOR TO ASK….. If you purchase a copy of THE SECOND MOURNING would you please be kind enough to leave a nice review of the book on Amazon.com? Favorable reviews translate into advertising dollars from the publisher, so you would be doing me a HUGE favor. Thank you very, very much.
Well, I must run… tonight we are attending a special dinner, hosted by the amazingly talented chef, Mrs. Pat Cutrone. (The “Legend of Lakeway.”) I’m hoping to read the first 30 chapters of my new book (aloud) but the other guests might have a problem digesting their dinner! (Which is why I always travel with a case of books and a case of Alka-Seltzer!) Have yourself a safe and pleasant week, and we shall meet again next Sunday! Love to all…