Happy New Year, loyal followers!
Follow the link below to my latest article, published earlier than expected in Portland Family Magazine.
It came out during the holidays— incentive for the January diets?
Sometime next year, It will be featured in a collection of stories, tentatively titled, This Race Called Life.
Interesting story behind the story: Immediately after this experience, I limped into the ladies’ room to wash my face before I went home to collapse. There, I ripped off about 18” of industrial-strength paper towel and scribbled down the ideas. The paper got stuffed into one of the several boxes of notes I keep with funny bits and story ideas. Every time I moved my office, I would look at it and say, “Yep, someday I’m going to write this up.” Well, I moved my office AGAIN this summer, it hit me: I’m no spring chicken anymore. I have successfully procrastinated for 33 years. So, there you have it. No sooner was it written, than it found a home in my book, with reprint rights to PFM. Many folks have written to say they enjoyed this story. I hope you do, too!