Today, February 23 —

   A man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool, so I gave him a glass of water.

Just thinking: What if there were no hypothetical questions?

   Did I tell you I am planning on starting up a chewing gum recycling factory? I just need a little help to get it off the ground.

            Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.

Why is it a penny for your thoughts, but you always have to put your two cents in. Somebody is making a penny. (Steven Wright)

Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.

   I’ve just finished cleaning up my current list of western paperbacks for sale. Prices as given are those as on Amazon. You are welcome to take 40% off these prices.

         Western Paperbacks.

NOTE: There is a short Addendum to this list consisting of Western Hardcovers.

   Thanks for looking!

   Here’s a short time out from regular blogging to tell you my latest vintage mystery hardcover list, all from the 1970s and before, is ready for viewing. These books are priced as they are on Amazon, but if you buy from me directly, take 30 percent off:

         Vintage Hardcovers

   Thanks for looking!

You all know that rule about “I before E except after C”? It’s now been revoked.

   Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood.

               — William Howard Taft.

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