Paths in Clay Now an e-book

Seven years ago I fulfilled the goal of publishing a novel.  I am proud to announce that my first published novel, Paths in Clay, has officially arrived as an Amazon Kindle e-book.  For $5.99 it can be downloaded to your Kindle or other Kindle App device such as an iPad, iPhone, Android device or PC.  If you didn't already know, the Kindle App is free to download to your device!   Support Paths in Clay by adding it to your summer reading list!

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Paths in Clay Kindle e-book available at:

Summer Reading anyone?

1.  Current National Geographic
2. Joyland by Stephen King
3. Past issues of NGEO
4.  No Return by George Applegate
5.  free e-books about gardening
6.  Where There's Smoke: A Short Story by Jodi Piccoult
7.  The Curious Happenings Of A Boy With A Watering Can by Cedric Magann


Somewhere in a previous post I have uttered that I am not a blogger.  I still am not a blogger.  I lack the desire to regularly write, type, text about all things me and all thoughts that run through my head.  I know I have the ability to write witty passages on all things me and 3-4 people may care, including my dog, if she could read, but I don't have the discipline nor the energy to frequently go on about myself/ my life and attempt to build a larger group of followers/readers beyond the five that may glance at what I'd have to say. Just keep in mind that in the texty bloggy world we have upon us I can write run-on sentences and make up words if I WANT.  Moreover, I can sit here and re-read my correct or incorrect grammar and syntax and decide that it is fine because I want to.  Oh yeah, if those numbers are accurate then, 3-4 out of five ain't bad.

My last work day before summer started was Monday.  My neighbor, also in education, was out of school last Wednesday and true to tradition made it known where and when vacation was occurring, which was the very next day.  Today we briefly crossed paths.  After a greeting (a split second deviation from the task at hand in the back yard) I was reminded by my neighbor I "just got out."  I replied, "Monday."  What was unsaid by my neighbor (whom I was seeing for the first time in a week), but clearly the reason for the comment was YOUR LAST DAY OF WORK JUST HAPPENED AND I HAVE ALREADY BEEN ON MY FIRST VACATION AND BACK BECAUSE I GOT OUT DAYS BEFORE YOU.

While on that topic, I wonder why my other neighbor, who whines about the weather more than the average yinzer, hasn't said a word about my summer or my last day of school, recently.  The same guy who constantly comments on weather as a break from complaining about cold, rain, snow or all the above and asks if we had school or a delay (at the sight of a snowflake or forecast calling for subzero temps) has gone silent now that we (those in education) paid the piper by making up those dreaded cancellations.

Guess what?  On the last few days of school, I showed movies.  That is a comment directed towards all the haters (non-teachers) that envy my summer off as they sit in AC at their job or school nurses who sit in their AC while my classroom (among others) gets up to 85 degrees.

And guess what I did yesterday?  I went down in the basement to make pottery and instead cleaned and scrubbed (with vinegar) because I discovered water on the floor around the perimeter of the room.  Vinegar instead of bleach.  If you don't know why, then look it up.

PS- I took a summer job outdoors just because I felt like it, not for any other reason.




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