Thursday, November 16, 2006

Full Circle

I've come full circle...or is it just a circle jerk?

Blogger beta ate my last last blog teplate so I've return from which I came. I'll be working on a new template but I'm trying to write and submit. So if anyone is getting vertigo from my incessant format changes - sorry.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Dan Brown, Da Vinci, & the Supremes

It was reported yesterday, Dan Brown dodged a big bullet yesterday - do-wop-do-wop.

The US Supreme Court declined to take up and review a federal judge and a federal appeals court panel's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging illegal use of another author's book as a templet for Brown's Da Vinci Code as reported in a Christian Science Monitor article.

There are many things I could say, over 60 millions copies sold, created a genre that didn't exist...yada, yada.

I think he still has to fight the same battle in Brittan.

The trials and tribulations of a bestselling author - I'm jealous.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Veteran's Day 2006


All politics aside, 3,125 Americans have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Many, many more have been wounded physically and psychologically.

I pray for those who serve, their families, and those have served throughout our tortured history. I wish to honor all of our fallen soldiers. They have given the supreme sacrifice for freedoms we hold dear.

Though I am a veteran, I never served during hostilities. For those who have in the past or do, I salute and honor you.

The following portion of John Donne's poem was an epigraph for Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls. I hope it is fitting and appropriate.

No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were:
any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind,
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.

Friday, November 10, 2006


Confessions of a Starving Mystery Writer Posted by Picasa

Sir Spam-alot


As Popeye said, "That's all I can stand, I can't standz no more!"

I give up. Spam has infiltrated my posts like locusts. This forced me to abandon the template that I really liked; the K1 Black.

This current template is temporary and I apologize for its Spartan nature.

Sorry for the changes but I recieved 200 spam messages today and I have had enough. I deleted about 5 prior posts infected by over 1000 spam messages.

I will be working on a redesign this coming week.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Quote of the Day: T.S. Eliot

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
T. S. Eliot

If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
T. S. Eliot