Thursday, March 5, 2015

Living Life and Lovin' It

Reach for the sun, Upward Salute yoga pose.
I love my life in Sun City, California. Even when I spend hours at the computer clawing through my notes and ideas for my next chapter, it is a simple life.  I am an appreciative and easy going cat. Throughout the process of writing editing ,and the many, many rewrites it takes to polish a chapter before I can prowl on to the next, I do not allow stress on my agenda, instead I am content to paw and bat around the littlest twisty tie or a wad of paper. When I am not writing another leg of Sportster’s Adventures, meditating and brainstorming occupy my time.

Meditation and yoga pose, Downward Cat

I also listen to audio books. Of course my two favorites are GOING HOME WITH A CAT AND A GHOST and COAST TO COAST WITH A CAT AND A GHOST

As I reminisce about my life, I am amazed by the things I have done and the places I have been.  So I write about what I know, and of course that is why my story is  so valuable. I am revealing philosophies and life lessons about living nine lives that have never been told. I know you, my fans, are excited for these truths to come to light, but a good book, especially a bestselling novel, which is what SPORTSTER'S ADVENTURES  will become, takes time. Greatness does not happen overnight.
Preparation for greatness can be uncomfortable, and seem unnecessary when the goal is so far in the distant future.  As much as I dislike my bath, you can see I grit my teeth and tolerate the process. Like I said, greatness doesn’t happen overnight, and although it doesn’t happen in the bathtub either, cleanliness and neatness are essentials to an efficient, meaningful life whether you live one or nine of them.


The morning view from our Sun City  office window.

At the day’s end I can sleep soundly, knowing  I have worked hard, knowing I’ve done my very best, and  knowing  the chores I hate are completed ,because I believe  every day you should do at least one thing you don’t want to do.  At last, at the end of the day, I know I am prepared for tomorrow and another adventure.
Hunting in the desert.

You, my fans, know how I enjoy traveling. It is the grist for my tales , and the flavor for  scenes. I endured my bath, and I'm now on the road again. Our first stop Quartzite, Arizona, and then  Phoenix, and now Casa Grande.
Looking for lizards in Quartzite. My kind of shopping.




I pounded out a lot of chapters while Judy presented her seminars at The Good Sam -Camping World Rally  at the Phoenix International Raceway in Phoenix.  She came home after giving her seminars on The Road To Writing bursting with excitement, wanting to tell me about the wonderful folks she met,  all 80 of them attending  Part One, and 46 attending Part Two.  While she taught I  spent the time meditating.
"I'm busy. Can't you see I'm meditating?"
"Do I still see your lips moving?"
"Please! I'm concentrating."
Judy also helped out The Geeks On Tour manning their booth while they presented their very popular seminars about electronic technology to audiences with standing room only.
The rain held out until the day we left  when we traveled seven miles to visit Judy’s granddaughter in Avondale.

After a great visit with Judy’s granddaughter and great grandchildren we moved on to The Rovers Roost in Casa Grande, Arizona. This is an Escapee Campground for members only. Meet Seely, my new escapee friend. He likes to walk along walls, too.

 Friday we head out to Tucson, Az. to attend the  Escapade at the Pima County Fairgrounds  in Tucson, Arizona.  No seminars presentations for Judy this trip,  but come see Judy at  The Geeks On Tour booth where she will be helping out Jim and Chris Guld  while they present their very popular seminars to standing room only audiences about  today's technology..

Don't forget to come see us at the FMCA 91st Reunion & Rally in Pomona, Ca.
 We will be there and Judy will be conducting her two seminars, Friday, March 27, at 8:00am and Saturday, March 28, at 11:30am.
We  are extending our apologies for the mix up at the January 2015  FMCA Rally in Indio, Ca.  Judy had reluctantly declined to present her seminars, but had not been removed from the program, thus many were disappointed.
We love the folks at the FMCA rally in Indio, but always  received complaints that our attendees had trouble hearing. The use of a  microphone was prohibited because it would only interfere with  the seminar going on next to us.
And Judy instructed me to give a shout out of thanks to  Elaine Held, an author friend of Judy's for stepping up and saving the day at Indio. I hear her  seminar debut was informative and inspiring, too.
We are also Attending the The Tucson Festival of Books, the 4th largest book festival in the country. Meet Judy  at the West Pavilion on March 14, Saturday at 12:30 to 2:30. Her latest book, MASADA'S MARINE   will be available.
she always likes to meet her fans. She is not like me. I am a bit of a recluse, but she will tell you about my latest book in the making.

And finally, if you are near Quartzite, Az. on  Friday March 20th, and you missed Judy in Indio, Ca. She will be at  Bouse Public Library in Bouse, Az. presenting both of her seminars titled, "The Road To Writing, Part One and Part Two." 
So there it is. I have my whiskers to the keyboard while Judy fulfills her busy schedule.