A New Day

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082021

I know that a lot of us are numb from yesterday’s events in Washington DC, and I think we will be for a while yet. But it’s a new day, and while we should never forget the treacherous activities of the mob of terrorists who attacked the Capitol, let’s try to focus on some other things.

But before we do that, let me say something. Most people were very supportive of yesterday’s blog, My Heart Hurts, but not everybody. And that’s all right, people have the right to voice their opinion just like I did mine. Or to unsubscribe from the blog, like a few people did yesterday. What’s not all right is to make veiled or outright threats of violence. Somebody chose to do that in a blog comment yesterday, and I’ll tell him right here what I did in my response, bring it on. It’s this kind of crap that got us where we were yesterday and I will not be intimidated by a foolish keyboard commando.

Now, let’s move on to new business. After several months of trying to move the blog from GoDaddy with no success, yesterday I talked to a professional tech person who was referred to me by Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour. It looks like I will be entering into an agreement for him to handle that and other Internet-related issues for me. I’m looking forward to that.

While things may be tense in our country right now, Miss Terry knows how to make life worth living. Look at these delicious blueberry muffins she made the other day. I guarantee you, there’s not a bakery in the country that could make anything more delicious. We had them for breakfast a couple of days in a row because they were that good.

And this is a loaf of Japanese milk bread she made to go along with her spicy red lentil dal. She is amazing.

I had to chuckle the other day when somebody asked me if I knew of a gig they could do from their RV to support their fulltime lifestyle. He said he doesn’t want to work more than 20 hours a week, and is not interested in anything like workamping or something like that. Hell, if I could get a gig like that I’d keep it to myself!

Before I close, several people have asked why I included a disclaimer about the weekly drawings only being open to US addresses and email addresses. As I said, the cost of shipping books to Canada or other countries is too high, and the audiobooks apparently can’t be claimed by Canadian email addresses because the last two Canadians who won were not able to download them. In both cases, I paid for a physical copy of the book to be sent to them from Amazon. But I cannot continue to do that, either. I’m sorry, I have absolutely nothing against our wonderful Canadian neighbors, it’s just reality.

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.

Be sure to enter our latest new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Free Ride, the thirteenth book in my pal Ben Rehder’s popular Blanco County mystery series. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – We are all a little broken, but the last time I checked, broken crayons still color.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “A New Day”

  1. As the owner of the Blogs we publish we have the Right to say what we feel is necessary. Those commenting violence are only part of a blind base. It still hurts when we read posts from friends that are believers of the chief. They cannot see past his lies.
    Understand the Problems with the prizes.
    Be Safe and Enjoy Freedom.

    It’s about time.

  2. omg … “fat communist”???? The man sounds like a true intellectual. I was appalled at the complete failure of the Capitol Police to mount a defense to that attack, yesterday. WTH happened?? The commander of that force resigned, I hear, and probably needed to. The sight of one policeman taking a “selfie” with one of the invaders had my blood boiling. One very sobering piece that I happened to read said,”Events like this are rarely spontaneous, but are dry runs for a bigger assault.” THAT is pretty scary to contemplate.
    On a totally different note … I have been looking at Japanese cookery lately, and was totally captivated by the milk bread recipes … Shokupan. Now I am even more eager to try it!

  3. That comment just shows that you can never trust someone with two first names…right Nick Russell? 😀

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