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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Moving right along

Well, back to writing and such...

On October 22, I addressed a division of the Michigan Court System Mediation Services way up north in Gaylord, Michigan. They were having their annual mediation awards dinner and asked me to be their guest speaker. Now my books have very little to do with mediating but they were looking for entertainment. I sure wish that I knew more jokes.

It was a fun evening with a great meal and sinful desserts. The audience had several attornies and even a couple of judges. The education level of the crowd provided a more lively than usual question and answer period at the end.

All in all it was fun and I even signed a few books. Now it's on to Standish, MI next Saturday, Otober 27, for "Gateway to Writing."

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ellen DeGeneres

I'm not a big fan of Ellen DeGeneres, I barely know who she is. My life is too full to waste in front of a TV.

But this whole dog adoption thing has kinda caught my interest. In my 67+ years in this life I've had plenty of dogs; still got one, a seventeen year old mongrel who I inherited from my youngest son. There's nobody on God's green earth gonna tell me any more than I already know about the relationship between a child and his/her dog. By the time I was fourteen I knew all about it. I knew about the unconditional love and I knew about the "til death do us part," loyalty.

I suppose it's a noble thing to take on the responsibility of protecting animals from abuse. Mutts & Moms says that children under the age of fourteen are too irresponsible to give proper care to animals. What??? Where did this data come from? I'm sure that there are cases that would bear out this airheaded allegation but my guess is that it would be less than .00001%, about the same as with kids over the age of fourteen.

It is my firm belief that the welfare of the dog had very little to do with the action. It's absolutely certain that the welfare of the kids was never considered. "PRIORITIES."

In my opinion the little minds that run "Mutts & Moms" wanted to flex big muscles and show that they're just as important as someone who has a successful career.

"The hell with the kids!!!"

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gateway to Writing

On Saturday, October 27th the Mid-Michigan Writers, Inc. along with the Northeast Michigan Arts Council will be presenting their 3rd annual Fall Writing Workshop. It's being held in the Northeast Arts Council Building in Standish, Michigan on the corner of US 23 and Grove Rd.

Registration kicks off at 9:00AM and I'll be there to deliver my keynote address at 9:30AM. After a short break at 10:15AM activities will continue with a panel discussion at 10:30. We'll have lunch at 11:30AM and the workshops will continue at 12:20PM. Everything is expected to wrap up by 3:15PM.

The cost for the whole day is only $20.00. You can get more information by calling (989)846-8211 or (989) 846-6546.

It should be a day of fun and learning. I'm really looking forward to it.

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