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Archive for April 4th, 2018

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Folks, I’m still dealing with some stuff on this end that I can’t talk about, and that will be going on for weeks.

But I will update you as I am able.

Otherwise, I finished another couple edits last week (fortunately before the emergency I discussed in the last post), and am working on another now.

Writing-wise, I’m plotting, still, and am thinking about my stories. Not much time to do anything with ’em right now, but I am writing things down as I can as prose notes, and I hope to expand them out as soon as things settle down a tad.

And I’m thinking already about this month’s Collaboration with a Purpose blog event, as it’s about World Health Day on April 7. (I definitely have a great deal to say about that. But is much printable? We’ll see how things shake out in a few days.)

What’s mostly kept me going is the start of the baseball season. So far, the Milwaukee Brewers (my team) seem to be working well as a team despite — or perhaps because of — the additions of two outfielders, Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. Both are great players, but you never know how team chemistry will be affected when you bring in one new player of Cain’s or Yelich’s caliber, much less two of them. Cain came up in the Brewers minor league system, and seems to be enjoying himself immensely in a Milwaukee uniform, while Yelich seems much more laid back in Milwaukee than he ever did in Miami. (I tended to see him as extremely intense, there.)

It’s good to be able to watch baseball again.

Finally, I hope to write some about some interesting books soon. One is a book about philosophy called, appropriately enough, THE CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY by Alain de Botton; another is a book I edited, Chris Nuttall’s THE ZERO EQUATION; the third will be released soon and I have it on my Kindle to read/review, Jason Cordova’s DARKLING. (The last has been very hotly awaited, and I’ve enjoyed — in a dark way — what I’ve read so far, though I’m only a quarter of the way through. Life has just been too hectic to read it all, lately…but I’ll get it done in the next week so I can review on 4/13/18, its release date.) Books are always fun to write about, and perhaps I can say something, anything, that will make someone think or laugh or cry or even scream…again, only in the best of ways, in order to get you out of your head and away from your troubles.

Stay safe, folks. I’ll write again in a few days for World Health Day, as promised.


Written by Barb Caffrey

April 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm

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