Month: October 2008


After a long summer filled with petition hounds at every major place you can buy groceries in town, I am tired of filling out paperwork. I am tired of being hassled by people whose petitions I don’t want to sign, either because I’m busy* or because I don’t want to see the damned thing on the ballot. Rude people who chase after me after I say “no” several times and then are shocked when I refuse to have anything further to do with them, no matter how shiny their cause du jour, because I recognize them.

The petitioners are probably tired of me, too.

Tired-looking black guy at Sam’s: M’am? Are you a registered Colorado voter?

Me: Yep.

Guy: At your current address?

Me: Yep.

Guy: Really.

Me: Yep.

Guy: So…you’re all ready to go.

Me: Yep.

Guy: [Smiles] Okay.

One woman had a stack of FOURTEEN petitions. I skipped her the first day and caught her the next.

Free Download of Writer’s Craft Book

The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success, by Donald Maass.

I haven’t read this yet…

Picture of the day.

From this summer, Hot Springs. Two cousins and a haunted tree.

Writerly Ramble.

My characters have had a long night, and now they’re yawning.

So am I 🙂

Musical Interlude: Jesca Hoop

Like swimming in a lake at night.” – Tom Waits

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