November 29, 2012…that was the day the very first posting appeared on the newly launched marc’s blog. I had no idea what I was going to write about. Most of the posting wound up being about Toni the Cat and her very annoying rebellious habits in the days just prior to having her fixed. Now there’s a topic that’s compelling (see previous post).
So, I’ve been writing for this blog for over five years. This very posting is number 558. When you stop and think about it, that’s pretty cool. Well wait, maybe you don’t think it’s that cool…but I certainly do. It ain’t easy being able to sit down at this keyboard and tap out something meaningful over 500 times. Okay, you got me there…not every posting has been meaningful. But there have been many that I am proud of. They have something to say and I think they say it reasonably well.
So what to do with the ones that are good? It’s a shame they appear for maybe 3-4 days and then they are gone. Here today, gone tomorrow or the next. Books, on the other hand, stick around. Even bad books wind up on the shelf more than they deserve. Some, including some of mine, can always be put to use under the leg of a wobbly table.
Well, I have stalled enough. In a purely self-centered move, I went back and selected what I thought—and the readers thought via “most read” statistics they piled up—those postings that deserved another go-round. I compiled over 50 of them in a book titled, Stories my Fingers Wrote.
Relevant to irreverent, they represent just about every topic imaginable, from the four benchmarks toddlers must achieve, to the patio splattering of falling lizards, to spitting in baseball. It’s an explosion of banter gone wild, but do not be misled—there is enough whimsy, along with some substantive moments to keep you engaged, enlightened and entertained.
And, oh yeah, sprinkled among the fodder are several of my poetic deposits, enough to make Bulwinkle the Moose drop a tear if not a brief chuckle. I hope you do likewise if you choose to buy the book. It’s on amazon for $7.95/paperback and $ 1.49/Kindle They’re available on amazon. The Kindle version may take another day or so.
In the meantime, I will continue on with my blog, but God only knows what I’ll be writing about. I suppose if you begin with cat pee you have nowhere to go but up.