Good Morning! Yes, another fantastic sunny day here in Moose Pass and its expected to hold for another couple of days- we hope. Still, for the Palmer State Fair people, they're having a great time.
Sorry, no comics with this Sunday's edition. Maybe that day will come when I can add my old cartoons to this journal. Now, did I tell you about the books I've written lately....Just kidding, Folks. I've hit you pretty hard on that subject, but be warned, when the next book comes out I'll be hitting you again. You're my favorite people and I'm actually related to some of you.
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After an extensive study, I've come to realize that this household consumes an abundancy of doughnuts. Doughnuts, which can also be spelled donuts. No wonder people have problems with the English Language, I know I do. You have no idea how many word books I keep handy at my desk to find just that right word and then spell check says I'm spelling it wrong. But I took the word right from the book, which I was holding in front of me to spell out this 9-letter word that is yet another adjective to mean 'exciting'. But I had used the word exciting in a previous paragraph. I dislike reading books where the same adjective is used more often than it should.
We have recently heard from James and Becca, Ava and Clair, that they have arrived safely in Monterey, California. This is their new base and for those of you who didn't know, it's where all the rich Californian's live, the beaches are gorgeous and the golf courses are memorable. Thankfully James has learned the basics of the game, but IF I visit him, I'll be stuck as his caddy since I dislike the game. I have served as a caddy for my father and for my oldest son, so why not my 3rd son? For some silly reason, this base is also where they send their people to learn foreign languages, like Canadian and Old English, along with African, Russian and Chinese dialects. Makes one wonder what the base's hamburger is like- English or in 7 different tongues. James might see if they have one for Holy Spirit tongue and see what they say? James is supposed to be made a Captain in February, ( Don't forget my coin, son), but then he must finish his Master's Degree to earn his Major's rank. Sorry, had to stop to let the canines out. It's raining again today so we have a towel ready to wipe them down when they come back in, otherwise the chair, couch and beds upstairs get soaked.
I'm getting a lot of writing done because Mona has spent the night, and it might turn into two or more nights, over at the bead store in Soldotna. Elizabeth had to run a friend into Anchorage, who daughter was injured and at the hospital. We're down to one car - the Jeep, right now until the parts come in for the truck. You might recall the truck was slammed into at the Fred Meyer parking lot to the sum of $8,000 and we are waiting for one more pare to arrive. Then we will have to wait for stall space. So, when My lovely wife is away I either write very late into the night, or watch movies and write all evening. The house is quiet, Susan is editing and both the boys are at work. Austin is also working at the Trail Lake Lodge, but in his case he is doing construction.
Summer is going by so fast with rain, weeds, bugs and the occasional cloudless day whipping by. We had one of those a few days ago and it was really nice. I could even walk around our living room without a sweater on. But as for bugs, the corner where I write has become a place of war. For every one I render harmless, 3-4 more replace it and it causes a 6.2 degree of difficulty in writing my story. Olympics, you know.
Book Day has come! I've received my proof copy for "In Search of Honor", the sequel to "Apache Snow", is now listed on Amazon. (Editor's note: Click the link to view the print version. The Ebook version will be available by Friday, 8/12/16.)
I can't tell you how excited I am to have three books in print and I wish to thank my Publisher: Alaska Dreams, my cover art by Elizabeth ( our oldest daughter, and editing by Susan Smith, another family member and former U.S. Army Journalist. I also wish to thank my son, John Alex for all the computer assistance he provided.
This whole writing thing makes me wonder if my high school English teacher might still alive, but in reality I doubt it. The man smoked 2-3 packs a day and was in his mid 50's. But he flunked me twice for Freshman English and I learned he disliked jocks as a whole. However, the English language was a foreign language to me until I joined the military.
I for one am glad the Olympics are in the limelight now, as I have grown weary of the deceit and corruption in our government. I am waiting to see if Hillary chooses Obama as her Sec of State. She has started picking her cabinet people. If the Republican Party really wanted into the White House, shooting themselves repeatedly in the foot or shooting off their mouth to every media source will help give them another 4 years to wait. It's not what the Party Officers want, it's all about those delegates, and who they gave their votes too. This is yet another proof that our Republican Party has lost its way.
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