For those of you who don’t follow politics, the biggest news out of Washington this week (according to the book editor at the Post) was the selection of the Finalists for the 2017-2018 READER VIEWS BOOK AWARDS. I am happy to report that my new history book, TURBULENT TIMES, was chosen as a Finalist for “Best U.S. History Book of the Year!” This is the seventh literary award the book has won, but this stuff never gets old. I am truly humbled by the honor.
If I win the gold medal, I’m going to ask Stormy Daniels to pin the medal on me. Why? Because if she wins a medal, I’ll be able to use a great line: “Hey, Stormy, what do you want, a medal or a chest to pin it on?”
Speaking of storms, did you notice that Finland was recently chosen as the “Happiest Nation on Earth?” The article I read stated that the average Finn has sex three times per week. (I wonder if the older guys have any trouble crossing the “Finish line.”) Even if those numbers are real, I’m not impressed. Why? Because my wife and I have sex almost five times per week. (Almost on Monday, almost on Tuesday, almost on Wednesday, …..)
In a related article, some outdoorsman claimed that Moose have sex seven days per week! When my uncle read the article, he quit the Elks. (These lame jokes are mainly for my horny blog followers.)
Speaking of sex, (notice a theme?) I recently mentioned that the Austin Police arrested a gang of thieves who stole one hundred cases of Viagra. If you recall, I described the gang as “hardened criminals.” Well, I just found out that they were all convicted in court of law. Yep, you guessed it, they received ….. stiff sentences!
Moving on….. March Madness has begun, but my number one tournament pick did not fare well. I chose Yeshiva University. (They won the NCAA Chess Tournament last year) In any case, my money is now on Michigan. (I don’t follow them, but they’re my son-in-law’s team.) Go Wolverines! (Or whatever they call themselves.) I think they’re known as “Mishigas,” but I’m not sure.
The upcoming week promises to be a great one, as I have two book club appearances on the calendar. One in San Antonio, and the other in Lakeway. Thanks again to the lovely and talented Mary McVey and Sheila Niles for arranging these events. You ladies are the best!
Finally, with sympathy and respect, I would like to acknowledge the passing of two remarkable people. Ken Evans and Carolyn Haskell. We lost both of these wonderful human beings this week, and coincidentally, they both LOVED to read. They’d better have a darn good library in Heaven! (My books are featured in the other place!)
Well, that’s about it for now…. today is “empanada day” around here. (My job is to roll out the dough…. so what else is new?) You folks take care, and have a safe and joyful week. Love to all,