Catching Up


pring is in the air (well for those of us in the Pacific Northwest). Our sixth annual and by consensus our last Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoe Box program supporting garage sale is over. The oldest of the workers for our sale is 91 and the youngest is 68 and we all have the stamina of our average age – >79. We were blessed with ‘for sale’ items contributed for the program that brought in just over $2,000 over six sales. My garage is clean and both vehicles are again spending their nights out of the rain. Did I mention spring in the PNW?

Since the sale on April 12 and 13, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek long short story or short novella birthday present for a son-in-law who enjoys the 1930s/1940s detective genre. Until he reads it, I’ll not provide a spoiler. I also sent a short to The First Line. It is a quarterly that gives “an exercise in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different directions we can take when we start from the same place.” Now I’m exploring another publication The Last Line published by Blue Cubicle Press. My short stories may not be published with BCP, but I’m having fun doing them.
In my last blog, I said, “How would I feel if I walked into a G-sale and found Nescient Decoy, Echoes of Nam, or An Odyssey of Illusions for a quarter?” I had some clever, inspirational, and positive responses, but all but one was through the contact page. Three comments on the page were part of a troubleshooting experience with WP involving a frequent reader whose comments were not accepted by this forum. {I have been able to comment on her blog} The only thing determined was that this site was not actively (or covertly) rejecting that friend’s comments. I’d like any comments on this page, even if it’s, “I read your page,” so I can continue the troubleshooting process.


3 thoughts on “Catching Up

  1. Let’s see if I can comment from afar. I’m always glad to know someone read my words no matter how cheap or free they were.

    1. Thanks Jan,
      I’m happy it’s working, and I always appreciate what you have to say.
      He is risen!

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