I'm very busy raising an eight year old grandson who has cerebral palsy and is blind in one eye.
I'm editing several novels and have completed two illustrated poetry books. Currently I'm looking for interested publishers.
Would love to keep in touch with everyone who enjoys my poetry but there is never enough time. If you'd like updates on what's going on, you'll find it here.
Newsletter Dated: 11/22/2003 1:12:28 PM
Subject: Sandy's Chatterbox
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you :)!
Good news today. I'm SO proud of Doogie--one of the poems he wrote years ago (about his dear friend, Annie Cummings, who was born with no arms or legs) will be read on Maury Povich's Show (by Annie)! Annie is flying to New York for the taping on Monday, Nov. 24th. Her family will call us with the 'play' date as soon as they get it so that we can watch.
Also, the day I wrote 'The Dark Continent' and posted it, a publisher notified me that he was really impressed with it. He asked (and was granted) for permission to publish it (in a local magazine called 'Conscious Living', Bend/LaPine/Prineville, Oregon distribution). Again, I don't know when it will be published but will let anyone know who might be interested.
Readers' Digest has published another of my funnies/jokes (making it 7 in 13 months).
So~thanks you all for your compassion, encouragement, prayers and but mostly ... for simply listening :)!
Keep in touch and take care.
Just to leave you with a smile:
Bazooka Joe, as Wrigley, has patented Viagra chewing gum. (X-rated gum, huh?) Be careful what you chew.
An artist, commissioned to paint a mural at the University of California, Riverside, had to submit a sketch to students who took a vote and decided it was offensive (it was of Shakespearean actors in 'period dress').
"I see some pilgrim invaders here," said one student. "It kind of reminds me of colonization, and I don't like that.
The artist offered to repaint the sketch but not before agreeing first to add a depiction of a same-sex couple! (In those days no one came 'out of the closet'? Get real!)