Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of participating in a charity poker tournament intended to raise funds for Africa’s Promise Village, a marvelous organization dedicated to providing clean (disease free) water and a good education to the children of Tanzania. (As well as orphans throughout Africa.) I am delighted to report that thousands of dollars were raised in this effort, and I would like to publicly acknowledged our tournament director, my good friend, Rich Walker. Well done, Ricardo! I didn’t win the safari trip, but I did get two tickets to the Bronx Zoo. (The one BEHIND the bars!)
On Wednesday, the Princess of Portugal, and her distinguished husband, Baron Lee, kept a promise to me and hosted a gala lobster festival at their mansion in Round Rock. Guests consumed an inordinate amount of crustacean meat, grilled corn, roasted potatoes, and several gallons of fine wine. (All wine is fine with me!) The evening was a complete success, and now I have some new tails, I mean tales, to share with my blog followers. Do you think my hosts were trying to “butter me up?” Hmm.
Speaking of promising events….. the Darrell K. Royal Research Fund is raising money to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, and you can help by contributing some moolah. Mr. Chris Cutrone is doing his part (and then some) by serving on the Legacy Council. (Chris is the son of the beautiful and talented Pat Cutrone, one of my charming friends from Austin.) Chris’s father, Lee Cutrone Jr., one of the finest men I’ve ever met, was stricken with the disease at the age of 57. If you can help, please contact Chris at the following address:
*** If you contribute $100 or more I will send you a FREE, autographed copy of one of my brilliant mystery novels! As we say in Brooklyn, this is an offer you can’t refuse!
Since we’re on the subject of beautiful and talented women, I would like you to know that my wife is now taking dance lessons! Her instructor is from Wausau, Poland, which is quite fitting. (She wants to become a “pole dancer.”) I would be a great dancer, except for two things. My feet. I’m not sure why my wife loves pole dancing, but it might have something to do with her first boyfriend, who was a fireman. (Hey, just be grateful that I didn’t refer to him as an “old flame!”)
I’m scheduled to do a television interview later this week, which means that I’ll have to get all cleaned up and look presentable. I hate grooming on a Sunday. You brush your teeth, take a shower, shave, comb your hair, and one month later you have to start all over again. Life ain’t fair. If the interview proceeds according to plan, we will be discussing my non-fiction book, THE SECOND MOURNING. I’ll let you know when and where it will be shown.
Did you hear that they are now selling Italian ISIS in New York? (Ouch!)
I inadvertently rented a Jewish porno film last night. (One minute of sex, followed by 29 minutes of guilt!) Oy vey, what do you say, take that ball, down the other way! This was the one and only football cheer that I created for the Yeshiva University Football Team. I don’t think they ever used it, but only because they had no team. Who knew?
Well, my dear friends, thanks for your continued support and encouragement. Have a safe and happy week and we will meet again next Sunday. Love to all…..
Mr. Yanoff, I am glad you looked me up on linked in, for in doing so and seeing you taught at St. Ed’s (as do I) it lead me here, to your blog, where I am too. Looking forward to reading.
Steve…Thanks so much for the coverage for DKR fund and the kind words for Lee and Chris, and an especially kind offer to give a book for donation. Very kind of you, Professor!
Signed, the Beautiful and Talented :o) ~ Pat
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Keep up the good work, Steve–to the degree poker is considered work! As for the writing and books, they speak for themselves. Glad to hear you are getting the word out to new readers, and I hope you sell a million!