Hi there! This post was written specifically for one of my favorite columnists at the Washington Post magazine, because I’m
going to try not to fuck up this time terribly annoying determined to do this. So, there, I’ve said it, as one of my favorite authors Stephen Leather once put it.
This isn’t about that. It’s about the irony of the situation.
Bear with me, okay? This won’t take long, because I can barely type due to my dystonia.
First of all, because of my condition, which I’ve compared to being endlessly tortured in this post, it’s difficult to write novels, let alone five blogs or anything else.
Then, I became so depressed, I told the entire Internet I
was crazy taking happy pills.
Okay, here’s the link you must read. I chose to be happy.
Here’s where I started to understand about letting go of guilt.
Finally, I became a happy fool!
And, as you can see I do read your column and The Washington Post Magazine, every Sunday.
And isn’t it awesome that in six years of pecking out posts on this
blog, I’ve only made one factual error that we know of.
So … as you can see if you read my author blog, I’ve
finally finished my young adult novel.
The one with the ending in this post that’s been revised a bit, and will no doubt, be further revised.
Now, I want to continue my Sam McRae mystery series and be a screenwriter.
Along with trying to find bloggers for “The Next Big Thing” blog post. An increasingly ridiculous exercise, especially for one who can barely type this post. ROFL!
Plus I asked Indiegogo if I could donate my funds to the Red Cross for Sandy relief. And they said I’d have to set up a whole ‘nuther campaign. We’ll see. Probably not, because I need to focus on meeting one goal. $5,000 by Dec. 10.
And I’m going to Richmond, VA, in December, to talk to the Sisters in Crime chapter there, even though I posted this ages ago. Ha ha ha …
And I’ve written a book review for this blog, which I’ve owed this author
forever for months.
Here’s the shitty first draft:
Many people who hear the word “economics” assume it’s a subject so entrenched in numbers and arcane theories generated by old men that they’ll never understand it in a million years. This book puts the lie to that.
Through a series of simple examples, Kersten Kelley shows how economics affects our decisionmaking every day. Kelly shows basic tenets of economics, in what amounts to a series of case studies. This shows that economics is about much more than mere numbers or money.
In point of fact, it lays bare the reality that the value of goods and services are determined by human psychology, i.e., that which we want and the degree to which it’s available determines the worth of things.
The book is an ideal primer for those who are daunted by this subject. I would recommend it for beginners seeking a basic understanding of economics, as it applies to our daily lives.
PS: I’d be interested in Kelley’s thoughts on the effect of Amazon’s Kindle Select program on the ebook market. I wonder what a lawyer with opinions about the Justice Department’s position on so-called publishing monopolies and an economics expert might write about that.
I know, Gene, you saw this photo on my website, and you saw a goofy blonde with a shit-eating grin.
But this is the female’s true appearance.
BTW, if you have any other
snarky comments, please take this quiz first.
I’m just a blue collar writer and too busy to argue about shit, okay?
Can you see the irony?
Can we be friends?
I’m extending my hand in friendship (albeit a gimpy one) again.
loo lieu (sp?) of an olive branch, I can offer you this!
PS: Thank you to The Bloggess for this.