For those of you who might not recognize that phrase, it’s from a light-hearted Beatles song that goes “o-bla-dee, o-bla-da, life goes on.” For good or bad, it goes on.

If I talk about the latest school shooting I’ll go on an insane rant against the NRA, politicians, the mental health system, the way lost boys are treated, and then I’ll cry. So I won’t go there. At this point it’s too upsetting.

So life goes on. Something’s up with this computer and I seem unable to post pictures – I was going to upload a bunch of daily treats for y’all (Tom Hiddleston and the ice bucket challenge, etc) but it’s not working, alas. Hmm, let me see if there’s something older I can upload. This is a test.
. That worked. That’s the new cover of my very first book, written the winter of 1971 (trust me, I was a baby). It’s clunky but original, and it’s on sale through the rest of the month if you want to see where I started. Most people don’t sell their first book (I didn’t sell my second). But #2 and my first historical are the only ones that never saw the light of day, which says something about me. And that sucker was written on a manual typewriter, God help me.
Also, the Russell books (Never kiss etc.) are on sale for the month, as well as the sinfully delicious Fire books (Consumed by Fire, Wildfire, etc.).

And with the latter, you can usually get the audio for a pittance, and the audios are excellent (except Susan Ericksen does say Gross-ven-or Square in the first Never one, but she’s corrected that later. I forgive her.). But I will figure out how to upload new photos, etc., so I can pass along the treats.
My word for 2018 is Celebrate. Not the “hoo-haw, everything’s great” kind of celebration, more a gratitude type where I pass along the small, glorious things in the world (like Tom Hiddleston’s ice bucket challenge). Even small scraps of pleasure, humor, beauty, help in hard times.

But instead you have to settle for what amounts to an advertisement today, which I hate. Look at it as a money-saving tip, not a sales tactic. That’ll make me feel better