Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last Friday in August

It didn’t occur to me until a couple of days ago that I missed my son’s first day of senior year. That is, I wasn’t up to watch him walk down the street towards school. Part of that was the fog of illness I was under, but I’m impressed that my son actually wanted it this way, to get right into the thing without fanfare and speeches. 

He plays his first game of his last season tonight. He did indicate that he wanted us there to see him play. He’s on the kickoff and kickoff return squads and starting on defense.

I have to forcibly remind myself to focus on the now and not worry about what he will be doing with all of his energy and talent one year from now when he’s no longer in school.
The days run away like wild horses over the hills. Or maybe it’s more like this.

As wind up Summer 2014 with this Labor Day Weekend, I note that this will be the summer remembered as the one in which people posted videos online of having buckets or tubs of icewater poured on them. It’s this year’s Macarena. Just like Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” is this year’s “Hey Ya.” However annoying both phenomena were, at least this summer had some distinguishing features. That said, I’m looking forward to having that song and the “challenge” behind us. We can do better than this.

I started this post yesterday, and here it is Saturday afternoon already. Let’s wrap it up. I’ve got the darkest first act of the darkest zombie apocalypse novel to finish this weekend. September is going to be all about Act II.

Meanwhile, are you looking for a couple of quick and dirty reads this weekend? A tale of post-apocalypse adventure that’s neither Guns and Ammo porn nor weepy soap opera with zombies? Check out Book 1, Bleeding Kansas, in Kindle and paperback. When you’re done with that, go straight to Grace Among the Dead, also in Kindle and paperback. These are brutal tales, brutally written. Check out what the Germans stomach so much better than your fellow Americans.

Book 1 has ONE exploding head
on its cover.
Book 2 has TWO exploding heads.
See the pattern here?