There are things still to come even though the world ended already. I am not giving up while I still have life and breath. I just finished an edit-review of my novel Magical Miss Morgan which I am publishing with Page Publishing, a cheaper vanity press than I-Universe with much lower publishing standards to explain the cheaper price. I believe they are only providing a mess-up-your-spelling-and-punctuation service in lieu of editing my manuscript. So I just now finished fixing all the corrections they made that have to be changed back. Seriously, they wanted to change “Miss” to “Ms.” in the gol danged TITLE! And they don’t let you write anything in all caps or use the danged … that I so often employ for pregnant pauses. So, once this book is in print, I spend no more of my own money on publishing. I will take the rest of my books to Amazon and self-publish.
But the book is gonna be great. It will be worth the effort because it is among the best things I have ever written.
I continue to put down Trump in this blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. And I continue to get backlash. My Trump-supporter friends make excuses and accept whatever kind of an incompetent horror he is without blinking. Every clever put down I come up with for the Scary Orange Face yields nothing but, “You lost, get over it, libtard!” comments and further insults about Hillary and Obama that they are offended if I don’t laugh at. But I have not un-followed or un-friended anyone. They expect me to be civil and accepting in spite of the fact that they were never that for my candidates, even when Obama beat them twice. But to some degree that is exactly what I have to do for their candidate. I know them and care about them as people. The more he betrays them and hurts them, assuming they ever realize that that’s what he’s done, the more they are going to need a friend like me who is capable of tolerating and understanding far more diverse and difficult people than they have ever been able to. As a former school teacher, I have experiential advantages. I know how to “love ugly”.
So I will continue to make jokes and entertain, and try to slip a few good lessons into the mix in a way that they will actually take the medicine. You know how Mary Poppins always recommended “a spoon full of sugar.” As foxes go, I am definitely the old one in the title. I am not really a red fox. I am more of a gray fox now. And I am not so much crafty and sly. Just experienced enough that bears and wolves have not eaten me yet.
I will continue to do my thinking in metaphors on this blog, a thing that protects me from a lot of my less reader-ly friends. Metaphors just make most of them go, “Huh?” And I will get away with saying things about them and their candidate that might make them want to exercise their “2nd Amendment rights” otherwise. Who knows? Maybe I can make life a little better for all of us before the orangutan we elected to the White House gets us all cooked, smothered, poisoned, and killed.