Hey, Syl! Great fishing tales! I haven't fished since, like, 1978. And just the once, I believe. Not into worms. My dad and brothers liked it, tho. I have had some health problems and scares. Got to have my gallbladder out next month, which is the least of my scary health stuff, but probably the most painful thing going on. On a super low-fat diet until the thing is cut out. Lost eight pounds. I should be happy about that, but I hate proving science right (that you can actually lose weight if you put some effort into it!). I've got my Tails column going on (just out -- an excerpt from my dog's novel) http://www.tailsinc.com/2015/06/a-twist-in-the-tale-weegee-and-the-magical-squirrels/ and I'm now editing my second novel. Going to upload the corrected text for Find of a Lifetime maybe next month. So many issues! I don't know if I'm an improved writer this year or if taking a year away from it makes me see the problems clearly now. This is in prep for getting serious about writing the third in that series. I'm now the treasurer for the Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs, so those duties take some of my time. Still helming my own poetry group and am a member of two others. Had some much better news on the health front recently, so I guess I'm not going to keel over any time soon. Well, unless I get squashed by a tree or something (knock on wood). The meds are medicating as they should. So. Now. I guess that means I need to get back to thinking about what lies ahead down the road apiece. Are you doing okay after your dissing?
"Kings of the Rod" is absolutely briliant! Captures the fishing thing so well. When my Dad and Uncle were alive back in the early 80's we used to park our RV at a private salmon fishing campground all summer and come down on the weeekends to spend time with them. Mostly older folk and all about fishing. The old guys would sit on a big log down by the river with a beer in the evening and swap fishing stories Bryan used to call it "Limp Dick Row" which they all got a kick out of LOL Haven't made it through all your blog entries yet since I've been gone. How is everything else going word wise and otherwise?
How rotten that you were treated that way after all of your tremendous hard work! I'm glad to see you back here, of course, but that just is the most insulting thing! Hugs for everything you worked hard at and for! Now. Relax and let all of the good Cheez wishes wash over you.
Happy Easter! Great about the kitty kare home! Kudos again, Syl! You really do rock, you know! And I just got a yes from the Bub yesterday. Am writing the questions for her today. My next post comes out on Tails tomorrow and then probably the interview with Bub will be out in two weeks. Excited!!
Hey, Syl! Hope your SPD was fab! I posted an Irish-theme poem on my blog if you'd like to check it out sometime. Kinda late for St. Patty's, but I've been so busy . . . whew! Just got a new doctor and I'm getting tests and appointments galore. Guess I need them, but I've gone years without a real gp -- just going to the county health department. Oh, here's that poem: http://booksellingandwritingwithweegee.blogspot.com/2015/03/dead-letter-society-ireland-1915.html
Hi. The bands were excellent! Judy and I sat with one of the drummers from my band and his wife (their son is in one of the swing bands). Just a nice, nice evening listening to the music and watching some very talented dancers. A table of three couples sat beside us, all about 70 years old. They brought special dance shoes and they were so smooth and light on their feet! I would have liked to dance, but no one asked me to. I'm sure I'm rusty rusty rusty anyway. Judy is still recovering from major surgery, so we just sat and enjoyed.
Sending this out to some freinds to get it around. Told Tofu about it and hoping ICHC somehow can post it in its entirety. All I could do was get a print screen and give the link http://cheezburger.com/8457837056