It’s safe to say that both of last week’s Book Launch events were fun occasions. (Most folks particularly enjoyed the Possum Holler Fiddlers and hearing the various authors’ stories!) But it’s also fair to say we could have had a better turnout. 🙂 This not only means some folks missed the fun, but several of us missed the chance to help the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks.
Our September Book Giveway Drawing is an attempt to remedy that. All through September, you can make a small or large donation to BGCO, and in so doing, you can win a special edition of Rollin’ Down the River! Each donation will enter you into the drawing for a “Foggy River Boys Edition” of the book. If we meet our $100 Goal, someone else will ALSO win one of the remaining limited “Collector’s Edition”, along with those perks.
PLEASE help us out and get entered in the drawing as well. It only takes a minute. Go here for easy donation logistics and see here for Prize details! Won’t you do this today!? THANKS for your help!!
Krazy Pic 1 I can’t even imagine the practice this took! I note there appears to be a woman in the background – I had assumed he was single, which is what I’d be if I tried this!! 🙂
Krazy Pic 2 I can’t begin to explain this! Nor do I want to try! 🙂 But I love the way she tries to suppress a smile and move forward!!
Cartoon 1 I so enjoyed revisiting FoxTrot last week that I’m posting another one. Here’s a nice new twist on William Tell!
Cartoon 2 OK, I can’t stop. One more. One of my all-time favorite ‘math test’ cartoons from FoxTrot.
This Day in History On Sep 18, 1793, George Washington laid the cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol Building. This and more occurred on Sep 18.
Searching for Right Answers An interesting experience in a high school class started a career-long conundrum surrounding the relative importance of ‘right answers’ in the learning environment. These thoughts appear this morning.
Thought for the Week
There is no way you can use the word “reality” without quotation marks around it.
Taken August 21, 2017 in Columbia, MO. What an amazing phenomenon!!
September will be a BUSY month at AfterMath Enterprises!! Here’s a quick look, along with important updates and previews:
1. September Mailing Schedule You will receive TWO ‘regular’ Mailings this month: Today and September 18. (First and third Mondays.) There may also be a couple more specialized updates, reminders, and notes during the ‘off weeks’.
2. The Book Launch Bash this week!! As you probably know by now, Todd Parnell and I are hosting this ‘weekend event and benefit’ on Friday (Branson) and Saturday (Springfield) evening! We are using the theme Rivers and Hill Folks (see the Poster!), since all 4 authors deal with at least one of those topics. Check out more of the latest update information, including updates on times and locations. As you may remember, this event is also a BENEFIT for the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks. There are three ways you can help us in this benefit effort:
A. Attend the event yourself! Admission is FREE!! Come have fun, meet and visit with the authors – and other new friends, hear some good music, see a variety of new (and other good!) books, and contribute to the BGCO!
B. Encourage your friends to attend!! Feel free to share the information (see the Poster mentioned above) on Facebook and other social media, and help us help BGCO!
C. Contribute to BGCO through September, and win prize(s)! See #3 below.
3. September is BGCO Month at AME! Help them – and yourself!! Throughout September, we will continue to collect donations for BGCO, for those who couldn’t be at the event – and/or those who wish to increase their donations! To help with this effort, we will offer incentives! There will be at least one PRIZE for the winner of the drawing. One person will receive a limited, numbered, and signed edition of Rollin’ Down the River. This prize will also carry almost all the ‘perks’ that were offered in the Spring (it’s too late to physically list you in the book, of course): Free shipping, perpetual discount, etc. Watch for more information after the Book Launch!!
Krazy Pic 1 In honor of our son’s recent 40th BD (and his surviving until then!), here’s another one of the feats he would have tried!
Krazy Pic 2 Not your stereotypical Dance Squad member! This teenager (?) has got the mojo!! I challenge you to watch it without grinning!
Cartoon for the Week Many of you know of my love of FoxTrot cartoons! In honor of school starting again, here’s a FoxTrot strategy game, with a nice touch of subtlety built in! Enjoy!
SOTO Fest 17 – State of the Ozarks Showcase This should be a GREAT time!! Saturday, Sept 16, all day (10 – 7) in Hollister, MO! I can’t keep track of all that’s going on!! – Learn more here*, come enjoy yourself! Drop by my booth and say hello – I’ll be selling my books!
While you’re visiting this page, learn more about State of the Ozarks, and Josh Heston, it’s founder!
September BDs Some of our subscribers with September birthdays have already celebrated. Here’s the list of birthdays we know about. If you have a September BD and aren’t listed, please let us know.
A Case of Mistaken Identity Are arithmetic and mathematics still viewed as the same thing by many? The topic of the latest Springfield News-Leader column, which is appearing today (9/4).
Thoughts for the Week
Books are a uniquely portable magic. Stephen King
I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the (author) who wrote it. Woodrow Wilson
There is no friend as loyal as a book. Ernest Hemingway
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
Rare is the chance to find an event where you can buy a good book, visit with the author, and visit with good friends as well. When the opportunity appears, take it! Larry Campbell