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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday's Sentiment


Upon my seeing this Peanuts Comic Strip of Charles Schultz's characters in a classroom holding their papers up to read them, I thought of a passage from my hopefully forthcoming book (Imperfect Strangers).

In one of the chapters I relate an elementary school experience and state: "...Our class is currently preparing for basic skills assessment exams in order to know what class we will be in at the new school. While reviewing my answers on the practice tests, I hold the test paper close to my face so I can read them. The teacher threatens to send me to the principal’s office saying I was trying to cheat by holding the paper up so the person behind me could read my answers. When I tell her it didn’t occur to me that anyone would want to read my paper, she puts masking tape on my mouth..."

A couple of weeks ago here on Blogger, I mentioned that a book publisher expressed interest in reading the full manuscript which I've sent them. I've been told that I will hear an answer during the first week of November. In the meantime, I've posted a video (using a copy of the next picture as a thumbnail) on You Tube as well as Vimeo in which I say a little bit (two minutes thirty-three seconds) about my endeavor.

Please check it out and stay tuned here on Blogger for updates. Thanks for your support!

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