Though there is a flutter of activity in Bill’s house—the widow is remodeling and preparing to move back in—we see no evidence of police activity. Maybe it was just rumor that there is a murder investigation going on.

S&J

I’m still struggling with the mechanics of suspense writing. The novel is creeping along, one painful chapter at a time. My writing group seems pleased with my progress. I am pleased as well. One of the group members is finishing her novel this week and preparing to send it off to an agent for review. That is inspiring.

S&J

I’m getting more annoyed with politicians. It’s obvious, I’m sure to everyone, that the main political objective is getting reelected. Oh, and keeping one’s party in power—or getting one’s party into power, as the case may be—by badmouthing the opposition. As an alternative, the news media can always find a ‘former’ or ‘retired’ political worker to cut the current administration to shreds. Perhaps the real issue is too many news programs with too many open slots.

S&J

My son, Benjamin, became a vegetarian several months ago. I think that’s a fine choice, good for his cholesterol levels and health, and he appears knowledgeable about what he needs to eat. My challenge is deciding what to prepare when he comes for dinner. His old favorites won’t do, and the new ones have yet to be established—except for Vegetable Lasagna that is. Tonight we had Vegetarian Paella. It was quite delicious with tofu sausage, asparagus, summer squash, zucchini, carrots, brown rice, and a glorious amount of aromatics and spices.

S&J

GEB

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