April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022
Yes, that describes Last Curtain, going up in bits and pieces. I'm going to do a major arrange of the scenes once I'm done writing it. But this one is a challenge.
Nice response from AG Theatrics to my recent email letter. They're still out there! I am still considering whether I'll stay with AG though. Haven't gotten yet a good reason to. But I do need to keep a home for my copper research.
I auditioned but lost. Both a film and a commercial. Job will be done on the 14th. Maybe after that I can focus.
My Pensaukee book will cost $5.91 for author copies. Hoping to provide a few for $8 to any book store who wants to sell them for $12 or more. I will sell for $10 myself once I get the free copies distributed. Thanks all who like the cover!
Got my name in to be voted on as a board member for the Beloit Art Center. Who would have thought -- me, of all people, in an art center?
I guess this'll be a short newsletter this month. I will talk a little bit about the CAMD, and how people should be requesting more from me in terms of their own artifact research needs. There's a lot in the CAMD, from Canada down to South America. Tom from the Honduras contacted me with some finds they have for their new museum and what he found could well make the connecting link I've been looking for to the USA. I'll supply him the data and he can choose to use it however he sees fit. But to see Hopewell celts in the Honduras, for me, that's pretty startling. So he's giving me the data for the spreadsheet and in return, he'll get all the Honduras data that I have.
And Steve continues to share with me artifacts from his growing collection. He's getting them from all over, but all seem to fit into a Wisconsin database that I have. He will get a free copper of the manual I'm currently working on.
I know a while ago I furnished a lot of data to a PhD student for his dissertation at a cost. That same fee will not apply to the Honduras, although he did mention going for a grant, because ... well, I don't see them as having the same kind of economy as we have here. I do all of these on a case by case issue. And the PhD student had nothing else to give me in exchange.
So many times over the last decade I cursed myself for starting this. But I still see, and have always seen, a need for something like this.
DANCING WITH CANNIBALS. I was sure I was making a great mistake agreeing to edit an African's historical novel. And it was as easy as getting teeth pulled, one at a time. But the end result? This novel deserves to be read. It is a fascinating look at the takeover of the Congo by the Belgians in the early 1900s. I've never been to Africa, never met my co-author, but he was able to give this a very real feel for the time period. Africa has long been neglected and I believe we should be seeing it as ... not a new frontier, but as a continent deserving of our respect.