(Shown here are Thorn, Gary and Derek in a more sobering moment)
My lovable Literati!
Paraphrasing the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, “Friends can get you through times of no money better than money can get you through times of no friends.” Tis true.
After a three year struggle with no money at this location, the Towers will once again evaporate into cyberspace. The aliens who in the past have abducted me have picked up my scent and the landlord gave them my address. You don’t have to do things on a shoe string unless you wear shoes. I have decided to go barefoot.
An ex-marine told me a training exercise: You are in a valley, surrounded by the enemy who holds the higher ground, you have run out of ammunition and the enemy has just received reinforcements and out-numbers you ten to one, and all his guns are trained at you. What do you do?
Take the hill.
I had intended over two years ago to go on book tour, and visit the friends that I had made on the site at that time. The idea was that I would be the entertainment for a party arranged by each of our friends, I would read and sell books, and a good time would be had by all. I would first drive from San Diego to Canada, and on the return trip I would hold writer’s workshops for those I met on the way up.
The trip was never consummated because I was having too much fun with the website. And now I am out of ammunition.
Time to take the hill!
Starting in mid-July I will make the trip north. I would love to meet everyone who visits us on line. Knowing that you are the Literati and I have nurtured those who have a limited attention spam, I will save the details for another post, but leave a comment below with your city location if you are ANYWHERE in the States. After I go north to find out if Puget is really sound, and return, I need to eat fried chicken in Alabama. And throw the bull in Texas. See how peachy Georgia is. And find the floor in Florida.
And keep your calendar open for June 21rst, when we will have The Third Annual Editor-in-Chief Surprise Birthday Party. (and wet-T shirt contest) To be held in Oceanside at a yet to be determined location.
I remain grateful to all who help build these towers and build our community. I will continue run contests, but the new feature, once the tour begins, will be to tell YOUR stories, as I meet you on the road. Hmmnn. On The Road. Sounds catchy.
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