I Do Love a Parade

Today is National Cow Appreciation Day.
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“Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

American author and screenwriter, Dean Koontz, was born on this day in 1945.

Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors. I’ve been through the entire Odd Thomas series as well as the Jane Hawk series and various other works.

I’ve never been disappointed. Koontz just has a way with words and incredible gift for writing phrases that make me think “Ooo, I wish I’d written that.”

River City Community Players
September 13-14, 20-21

I’m trying to read more. You know, in my free time.

All the best authors will tell you, if you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write.

I’ve always been a reader. Way back to the time where I got the local library summer award for “Best Boy Reader” I think somewhere around the 5th grade.

Sometimes it’s hard to find, or make, the time to read. These days, if I sit down in the comfy chair with a book, my eyes are likely tired from a day of staring at a screen.

If I’m not careful, I’ll find myself waking up from one of those “where am I and what day is it” naps.

Still, thanks to Audible, I’m four books ahead on my Goodreads challenge for the year.

And yes, there’s some consideration that, post retirement I’ll be reading a lot more.

Even if those naps sound awfully inviting.


RNC panel approves new Trump-backed platform softening abortion and same-sex marriage language
The panel charged with crafting and producing a platform for the Republican National Committee has adopted a scaled-back document that softened language on abortion and same-sex marriage, Donald Trump’s campaign announced Monday.

People Who Would Never Cheat In Elections Horrified By ‘Stop Cheating In Elections’ Bill
The Babylon Bee
Congressional Republicans insisted that the bill would simply prevent cheating in elections and ensure that they are fair, while people who would never cheat insisted that the problematic bill targeted them.


1932 – Donald Rumsfeld, American captain and politician, 13th US Secretary of Defense (d. 2021)
1947 – O. J. Simpson, American football player and actor (d. 2024)
1952 – John Tesh, American pianist, composer, and radio and television host
1955 – Lindsey Graham, American lawyer and politician
1955 – Jimmy Smits, American actor and producer
1964 – Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

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