I have never been into team sports, but I do occasionally enjoy watching a boxing match, and while I don’t care about NASCAR, I always try to watch at least part of the annual Indianapolis 500. Not so much for the racing itself, but the traditions that go along with it. Who can forget the marvelous voice of Jim Nabors singing Back Home In Indiana?
While the race is normally held in late May, this year it was delayed because of the pandemic and was finally run yesterday without the usual bleachers full of spectators. I watched for the first hour or so and decided my time would be better spent working, so I went down to my office and knocked out another chapter in my new book.
Speaking of the pandemic, I learned last night that my cousin Norman Saxton in Ohio has been hospitalized with COVID-19. This makes six people I know who have been diagnosed, including another cousin, Bob Saxton, who lost his struggle with the disease. I am so damn sick of this. So much suffering, so much loss for so many people. And yet there are fools who still say it’s all a hoax or that it’s just blown out of proportion. I swear I will block the next jerk who tells me that, and then get a voodoo doll with their name on it and stick pins in places where they really don’t want pins stuck.
If you are bored sitting at home, have I got a deal for you! To keep everybody in reading material while social distancing, I am giving away a box set of the first three e-books in the Big Lake series. You can’t beat FREE, right? This is a limited time offer and ends on Wednesday, so get yours while you can, and tell your friends about it too! You can order it at this link https://amzn.to/3aRdQ1N
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Congratulations Albert Casaus, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. I have 29 mystery novels out, as well as 12 other books, and I have to say that Dog’s Run is my favorite. It’s a gritty tale that is loosely based upon an actual crime that took place in that part of the country when my father was a young police officer there. We had 52 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – As I watch this generation try to rewrite our history, one thing I’m sure of….it will be misspelled and have no punctuation.