In writing news, I had some articles and a story published/scheduled to be published, and a satirical news article picked up by at least three news satire websites. I play tested a game book, had a book move from query to formal proposal level, got rights back to a book that’s planned to be reprinted, and co-wrote and edited another book that’s currently being considered. And I designed a playing card for a special 50th anniversary deck.
I of course designed the graphics in this letter, and also designed several album covers for non-existent musicians. Why? Because I’m practicing to design some for real entertainers. Think the Beatles might be interested?
Remember last year’s nearly overflowing tank (pond)? For the third time in recent years, the water level hit a record high. Now, that tank is almost completely dry. Go figure.
One of my nephews eloped this year, apparently without telling anyone ahead of time—well, except for his bride.
I’m keeping my weight down with diet and exercise. Fortunately, I figured out that when it’s too cold to exercise outside, instead I can stay inside and watch TV—while wearing a loaded backpack, lifting hand weights, and pacing back and forth. Now I can hardly watch Star Trek: Voyager while sitting down.
After a few days trying to retrieve an escaped hen, I got help herding her—from a cat. I can’t take credit for cat training; he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Speaking of animals, I was visited by a couple of deer, one of which liked eating out of a feeder for wild birds.
The deer didn’t attend our third Gathering at the Grove get-together, this year in honor of 1969 with the theme “Woodstock on the Moon.” And I got asked permission to give the bride-to-be! (No, not my daughter; I was the proxy giver-awayer).
Merry Chanukah, Happy Christmas, Great Kwanzaa, Wonderful Yule, Fine Winter/Summer Solstice, Terrific New Year!
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