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I appreciate the nice thought, Deanna, but fish are not my favorite food. Now if you were to brighten my exile with a Hershey Bar.... (They don't sell them in Australia, would you believe? Incredible, but true! They have a horrible concoction called Mars Bars -- a super-weak pun -- instead!)
John, I sent you a Message in a Bottle and threw it off the Halifax Wharf into the Atlantic Ocean. The way the current runs, it should be near the tip of South America by now and well on it's way to you. I fear, tho, if a cross drift hauls it to Europe or sadder still...a hungry whale swallows it, you'll never get it and that would break my heart. (When you're relaxing on the beach, keep an eye out for it, will you?)
What's in it? A list of the Best Fishing Spots in Canada, a piece of Nova Scotia Tartan and a sample of fresh caught "Miramichi Salmon"....Enjoy! :-)
A splendid suggestion! I've already implemented it! For my latest published book, "Escape to Paradise and Other Poetic Fancies", I've revived my "Tom Howard" pseudonym which I haven't used since 2001! My latest book-in-progress, which I've commenced just today is "A Salute to Spanish Poetry: 100 Masterpieces from Spain and Latin America" rendered into English verse. But for this one, I intend to use my real triple-barrel name!
Happy New Year, John. I googled you and I am impressed with your numerous accomplishments. Here's a suggestion you might find fun to do. Why don't you wipe the slate clean, chuck the past and start anew?
Get a Pen Name ( ALEX PENWORTH would be nice)..and try your hand at something completely different. (Romance Novelist or rewriting the Alphabet maybe? ?) You're so talented, I'm sure you can think of something.
ME? I hope to spend time in a CONVENT so I can enjoy the Solitary Confinement deemed necessary to be a Cloistered Nun and rid myself of worldly nuisances. Then in between kneeling and praying, I can write, write, write.
Have a great and prosperous 2010, John. Cheers, Deanna :-)
Hi John. Thanks for becoming my friend. You realize, of course, being my pal et al, you'll be invited to all my Tupper Ware Parties and my annual "TEA ON THE GREEN"...( a get-together of various writers in the area, sipping King Cole Tea and eating crumpets on my lawn, down by the river.) It's a Whale of a Party and I hope you can come. Also, in 2010, I'll celebrate my 15th Birthday, (only because I started counting backwards years ago). Party hats and whistles will be provided.