Thoughts while awaiting delivery of my novels…
I admire Peyton Manning…yep, even from an unrelenting Bronco fan…that he’s so very candid, will not play their first NFL season game unless he’s able to fully compete. If not, that would break a life-time of playing every game. I laughed today when Manning was asked by the media if he will play. Loved it when he said, “Please only ask me or our coach…don’t ask the lineman…because when you do they get mad at me.”
A not so funny moment: Michele Bachmann. Not to be eloquent, let alone subtle, she’s an idiot. The most idiotic statement [although her press agent tried to de-fuse it by suggesting it was humor] that Hurricane Irene was a statement by God for politicians to shape up. Honestly? I get so tired of people using God for their purposes. The WHOLE POINT OF LIFE is for God to use us for His purposes.
And then the Texas governor, evidently joined by the other Republican presidential candidates, to sign a statement that essentially says that anyone homosexual has made a wrong decision. My limited patience is gone when it comes to slamming gays/lesbians. Hey, boys and girls. Sexual orientation? It’s a discovery and not a decision.
I am heartened, even though nobody enshrines any professional football team’s pre-season record. I’m heartened at what I see in the Denver Broncos. Okay. They won 4 games last year. And the Las Vegas over/under is 6. But, I honestly believe they’ll surprise the NFL world…will win 8. How’s that for optimism. Or is it ignorance?
Am excited in getting ready for my Oregon trip, September 9-15. [I know, today’s Monday, August 29, 2011 and the Austin temperature will be 110.] Got a notice yesterday that my high school class of 1958 will be having a luncheon when I’m there. Have also inquired about taking advertisements about the novel with NW fishing magazines. How’s this for a title to the ad: MINISTER MURDERED ON TILLAMOOK BAY Hey, what works works. Right? Never know. Will be a good trip…visiting family, meeting with ’58 classmates, returning to my 2nd church of ministry, two interviews [one with book store owners and the other with a newspaper editor], three reviews and a night to speak and book-signing at the Tillamook County Library. This is exciting…hope people like Tricia, my wonderful protagonist, and her escapades in the novel, “Murder On Tillamook Bay.”
Any day now…but, who’s counting, right?…any day now the novels will arrive in our Austin home…so they can be sent to friends and families and fishing guides and clergy colleagues. But, not to any presidential candidates…they wouldn’t want to meet Tricia anyhow.
Enough for now…if today’s 110 in Austin…who knows what tomorrow brings?
Guess there’ll be more on the late news….you think?