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Response to erronis (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 02:08 PM

34. You are generous with your comments

I know people who make my life seem about exciting as that of a paramecium. It's all relative, and a few memories strung together here and there probably seem more exciting when condensed into a post. As for my day job, I'm sure most people would form a one-man union and go on strike for shorter hours. I painted myself into a corner with this gig. I made up my job as I went along, and have built a job security wall so high, that, while I seem to be irreplaceable, I also can't find anyone to take my place in case I want out. I will say, though, that even at age 70, I find it a cooler gig to be in a different country every day, speaking the language of every place I land in, than to be stuck in some office from 9 to 5. I would have died of boredom 20 years ago.

As for my comments, I appreciate the kind words, but I'm sure you've seen that there are plenty who think I'm all wet, too. No doubt, some of them are justified, where others are living proof that "get a life" is not enforceable in a court of law.

About that book. In fact, I DID write one about 10 years back (pure fiction--it's hard to imagine a Guatemalan assistant named Juanita Chang who learned Cantonese from her ex, pronounces English like Speedy Gonzalez, but writes it like a law review editor--besides, what the hell is Maa Shalats?). I did start another one, but I haven't had the time to finish it yet. California Peggy has a draft of the first third. At some point, I have to take two months off and finish it. The way things are going, I MAY find two months free sometime after my demise, but don't count on it (Saint Peter don't you call me, 'cause I can't go).

The first one is (I think) still available on Amazon. Some on DU have read it. Panader0 has read it, as has California Peggy. I know Thom Hartmann has read it, because he talked about it on his show for a few minutes once (even gave it a glowing review, so you KNOW the man has taste ).

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