Thursday Tidbits

Posted on October 24, 2013 under Thursday Tidbits with 2 comments

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Last weekend I went for a long walk and ended up down at the old train station which is now our local historical museum. I stood out front where the loading platform used to be and thought about days gone by when the Railiner used to pass through our town daily. I decided to wander up the tracks ( no fear of encountering a train ) and headed towards the trestle, a place I had never been to before. It passes over a river that empties into Antigonish Harbor. Weeds are growing between the rails and the tracks are littered with broken bottles and coffee cups. As I stood there staring into the mist, I recalled the golden age of rail and decided to write a story about it. This is a pure nostalgia piece and I will put it up on my website this Saturday. It’s called ” A Train of Thought.”

And speaking of train wrecks, The Casket has agreed to run my story about menopause next week. I have never received so much reaction from a story that hasn’t even been published yet. I am speaking at a conference this weekend and might test drive it there. If I disappear off the radar next week, you’ll know that it didn’t go well. This story had more rewrites than any story I’ve written before. Hmm. Wonder why?!

Betty and I will be heading off for vacation at the beginning of November so expect some Florida themes. I have been told that there won’t be as much shopping this year as in previous years. I am somewhat disappointed as this always gives me fodder for stories. But then again, I have known people to have a change of heart. One way or another, the stories will continue to come.

Books arriving Friday. Be the first in your neighborhood to have a first edition,  autographed copy. Limit of 100 per customer.

Have a great weekend.

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2 Responses to Thursday Tidbits

  1. Y. Fox says:

    Len, I forget what I was supposed to do about ordering a book. The trip to Ireland went well but have had sister in laws here since then until this past Tuesday.

    Put the Foxes on your list and tell me how to pay for and pick it up.

    Cheers, Hi to Betty.

    Yvonne Fox

  2. Hope you & Betty have a wonderful vacation in Florida! Enjoy!!

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