A bit of news on the pricing front. The digital version (meaning Kindle, etc.) of The Right Side is available for $1.99 this month from all sellers. This is not a #ChetandBernie novel. It is a novel, the writing of which, as I recall, went by in a sort of dream. Here’s LeAnne with her Afghan interpreter, whose real name at least begins with K.

LeAnne gave Katie a push. She wobbled forward.

“Faster! Pedal faster.”

Katie peddled faster, got the wobbling under control. She rode across the hard-packed dirt of the compound as far as the razor-wire topped wall, turned unsteadily, and came back, picking up speed – actually much too much speed.

“I am riding! I am riding!”

6 Comments on “Sale!!!”

  1. We firmly believe that age is a great benefit when testifying. It can’t make, “Your honor, I can recall at this time,” true.

  2. I have a copy. Recommend it, especially if you love dogs and I think we all do.

    It is International Carrot day and I’ve already started some seeds and I think little seedlings are starting to poke. They are in paper pots but I think the next round I might try direct seeding.

    It is also School Librarian day so here’s to all of us current or retired. I believe we have a few librarians on this here blog. Who knew?

    For those of the alternate pet persuasion it is also World Rat day. I had a pet rat many decades ago when I lived in a condo that didn’t allow dogs. Madame Curious. She was a hooded rat. Rats have been domesticated for centuries and I don’t mean those white lab rats either. There are giant African rats that are trained to sniff out land mines and are helping world wide to remove land mines from former war areas. They do great work.

    “In 2020 Magawa, a giant African pouched rat was awarded the PDSA’s (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) Gold Medal for his “lifesaving bravery and devotion” after discovering 39 landmines and 28 items of unexploded ordinance in the past seven years, according to the charity.”

    “Magawa was trained by a Belgian organization that has taught rats to find landmines for more than 20 years. The group, APOPO, works with programs in Cambodia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to clear millions of mines left behind from wars and conflicts.

    Magawa is the group’s most successful rat, having cleared more than 141,000 square meters of land, the equivalent of some 20 soccer fields.”

    “Before Magawa, all the recipients were dogs.

    PDSA also awards the Dickin Medal for military service. The medal has been awarded to 34 dogs, 32 pigeons, four horses and one cat since it was created in 1943.”

    Magawa passed in 2022 after a much deserved retirement. You can learn more on Wikipedia.

  3. Chickens!….I don’t like the sound of those indoor chickens….gah!…Goats may be involved and I find that scenario a very scary ordeal….gasp!

  4. Baseball!….Today was opening day for the Red Birds….heh!…And it was very successful,…chuffle!….Play Balll!…wheeze!

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