November 22, 2013
A nice update. Two of my stories are being read at seasonal events this December. The readings are at JKA Caledon Dec 6 and Melissa Shriner's 3rd "Jordan Station" Annual Christmas Concert of her singing with a few sidekicks in tow... on December 21. Others will actually be reading these stories. I read the one they are reading at Melissa's concert the last two years. It is called HIlda & Hemingway in "Oh Oh Henry!". The crowd loves it and want it again and again. So... I have assigned non-exclusive rights to Melissa to have it read at her annual concert in perpetuity. The drive to do the reading myself this year does not work for me, although I love Melissa and the loving energy of that event and its audience. You can read "Oh Oh Henry!" at my website link below. The second story is a new one. This is a Christmas story I wrote called Dojo Boy. I wrote it specifically to read or have read at this year's JKA Caledon Christmas dinner... mainly for the kids, but it as a universal all-age slant. Having read for them at the last two JKA Caledon Christmas functions, they want "me" to do that again too. I will be away this year. So, Tammy, who is a dear friend there and black belt will read it on my behalf. An honor. I am assigning non-exclusive rights to have this story read at their annual Christmas functions as well as TNT School of Martial Arts, here in Alliston, where I began my Shotokan Karate journey at age 58, six years ago.