March 23, 2002
March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022
"People are not persuaded by what we say but rather by what they understand." My March fortune cookie. Think about it. If my sister Becky thinks I'm rich and calls me greedy is it because of what I told her? Or what she heard from my mother, that now no amount of telling her the truth will sway her? That's what this fortune cookie is telling us -- you can try and tell Trump lovers the reality of Trump but they only see what they understand.
How many times have you walked under a full moon at 9 p.m. in 57 degrees in March? In Wisconsin? My cat loves to take walks, but she knows at which temp I am willing to walk with her. Is this normal spring weather, all this up and down?
Two days working on the indexing of Pensaukee and still not even half done yet (3/17). Will pick it up again this weekend. Today I am finally over half way. I'm adding a lot of local names that can be over-read, of course, but will help it satisfy the locals.
The older we get, the harder it is to write the year on our checks because we have so many to choose from.
Read about an alcohol conundrum I'm having. I can't drink the hard stuff because of my gut, but need to drink it because of my heart. Does that make sense? I mean, I already have "slow blood flow" according to my doctor, and bourbon thins it a bit. I've gone completely dry to heal gastritis but just read that a little does help the cardiovascular system. Sooooo, mindful drinking is what's called for but ... I know! Buy small bottles!
I want to be able to style this newsletter, but it doesn't seem there's any way to do that. It says I can insert a photo, but now I don't see the photo.
Are you wonder who is the best actor of all time? Watch Brad Pitt in "Kalifornia."
Last July I sent Archaeology of the Dead: A Murder Mystery in Two Parts to two publishers I thought sounded quite good. Both publishers have not yet rejected it. I was in touch with Crooked Lane that asked for more time. The second, Soft Skull, has just asked to be allowed until August to consider it. A third, one that called itself "too small" to fit the book into their constricted needs, has rejected it and asked me to send something that "fit better." Sorry, I don't write for specific publishers. This is good, though, and indeed, perhaps the novel I've written that I used the most authority on as far as "write what you know." I have no idea what to do for a cover, though.
Dramatists Guild is holding an END of PLAY competition that I just joined. To ask if you can get in without being a member, I think you can, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You don't get to join without a completed play, so give it a shot! It starts April 1st and runs through the month. With the completely play, if it works for you, then you can join. I plan to look for theaters to pitch my scripts to. Haven't yet.
Working on a photo modeling audition for Chicago Talent Network, but my fear is I'll get cast. Usually my fear is I won't! But now, if I am, I have to take a day off of work during the last week of tax season! I really need a job that's more flexible. Since the job ends, and my ability to audition does not, how can I turn down a $2,000 gig, especially since it gives my husband a chance for the experience, too? And we can sure use the dough. Most of the time I do not get the audition, so I suspect that will happen here. But I really want it.
Still trying to decide how to continue working at Beloit Art Center. So many things went wrong last time and I know it's because I brought my work to do. I was annoyed at all the visitor questions that I could not answer, at the questions I'd asked that were not answered. So yeah, now they're answering them, but now that I'm volunteering for the theater, do I really need this? That's what I have to ask myself. If they want me to help them organize, and if they want to make me a part-time paid employee, I can do it. But to keep volunteering with lack of support? I would have to keep disappointing people who visit.
A nice review of 1st edition Civil War & Bloody Peace: Following Orders. "The book was a pleasure and I took a lot of notes." 2nd edition is even better. First edition are still available at only $10 and that includes shipping. I do plan to go to the Lake Geneva Book Fest this year with ALL my copies. With all the marketing done recently on Saving Boone, I finally sold a copy. Yes, one. I don't know what marketing to credit it to, though.
And that's it for me this week. If you see a photo embedded here, please let me know. It's an audition photo I'm going to use, as they asked for 3 candids for each of us.