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Here It Comes! The Silver Trumpet

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Well, at least I know now that the book exists: Bell Mountain No. 10, The Silver Trumpet.

I received a copy in the mail today, to be autographed and sent on to one of Chalcedon’s faithful supporters, and I’m told my own copies are on their way to me–and that the book will go on sale later this week. It’s not there yet, so don’t give up if you look for it and don’t find it. It’s coming: this time it’s really coming.

Meanwhile, May thinks it’s April and it rained every day last week, and more rain is forecast for this week, and I haven’t had much time to work on His Mercy Endureth Forever. We were freezing here yesterday, and today it’s hot. So I’d better finish this iced tea, and one more post, and then get back to work on the book.


Fun for All Readers!

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I’ve just gotta know this: what was the worst movie you ever saw?

“Inknowable” is already aboard with “If Ever I See You Again,” but I knew he’d say that.

C’mon now, everybody–bring on the weltschmertz! Share your most appalling movie with the rest of us. Don’t be shy, hop right in. Share your pain! Give the rest of us something to laugh about. There’s nothing so funny as a truly abominable movie that you haven’t seen! Especially if it had really big, expensive stars in it.

And please feel free to describe the wretched thing, especially if you think a lot of us might not have heard of it. Vent! Let it all out.

I’m pretty sure this’ll be a lot of fun.


Hello? Anybody Here?

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After yesterday’s ructions, there’s no one here today. Was it something I said?

Things that take years to build up can be knocked down in a moment. *Sigh*

Well, faithful readers, I hope you come back. It’s like an empty house around here this morning.


What Have I Done?

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I seem to be making a shambles of this blog today. Somehow my “International Manhunt” post came out twice, in two different forms, and I don’t know how to fix the page.  Sigh.

And then there’s what I haven’t done! Namely, my Newswithviews column, which should have been written Monday or Tuesday, but wasn’t–for the excellent reason that it completely slipped my mind. So I will have to hustle one up today. Somehow.

Let me provide you with a Chalcedon magazine article while I wrestle with this beast.


Tomorrow (so far)

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Just got a call from the eye doctor. They had to reschedule my appointment, so I won’t be going there tomorrow. The doctor’s in the hospital. He’ll be all right, but not today.

I scheduled a couple of posts to appear tomorrow while I was vegetating in the waiting room. You’ll see a repeat of today’s re-post, “Living With Fantasy.” Now, why would I run that two days in a row? Because I’m a nincompoop, that’s why. Hit the wrong key and don’t know how to correct the error.

Tomorrow it’ll be a week since Aunt Joan’s funeral, and we’re wrestling with paperwork. I have to make an appointment to see the county surrogate. This is something they do to you if someone in your family dies. I don’t know the reason for it.

As I was posting, earlier this morning, Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet, it gave me a warm and lovely glow–which went away as Patty read me the latest news from Sweden: crime rate going through the ceiling, ruling class refuses to admit there’s any problem and stifles anyone who tries to discuss it. What is it about ruling classes in the Western world that makes them so open to schemes to sell their own countries down the river?

Anyway, tomorrow I’ll be here, doubled posts and all–I think. Maybe I oughtn’t say I’ll be here until I check and make sure that I am.


Important Notice: Aaaaah….

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Our traditional cat video will be delayed a bit because the blamed computer monitor suddenly gave up the ghost at 4:30 and I have only just finished installing the new one. Haven’t had supper yet, either.


Let’s Have Some Easter Hymn Requests!

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Easter will be here before you know it. Whatever you think about the date assigned, Christians use it to proclaim that Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead is a historical fact–a thing that really happened. The thing that changed the world.

I would love to post Easter hymns every day for the next two weeks, but I wouldn’t much enjoy being the only one selecting them.

If you’re new to this blog, or simply if you haven’t yet requested a hymn for posting here–well, come on! The invitation’s open to all. Request your hymn by name, and if I can find it on youtube, I’ll post it here. Requests can be made in the former of a “reply” to any other post.

We do this for Christmas every year. So let’s do it for Easter, too!


Why Is This Lizard Smiling?

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The gecko is grinning because he’s heard there are less than 200 comments to go in the race to post Comment No. 25,000 on this blog and win an autographed copy of The Silver Trumpet, Book No. 10 in my Bell Mountain series. Which is still at the printer’s, it seems.

Anyone can win, so what’re you waiting for? Make a comment! All comments are eligible, except for those which abuse anyone else on this blog, contain blasphemy or profanity, are really just thinly-disguised ads and an insult to everyone’s intelligence, or remarks just too inane to bother with.

Sorry, but I have not been able to guarantee that any countries will be re-named after the winner of this contest.


Comment Contest: Less than 300 to Go

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The comments keep coming, and we are approaching the fantastically exciting climax of our latest comment contest. Whoever posts Comment No. 25,000 wins an autographed copy of The Silver Trumpet, if we can ever get it printed–and there are fewer than 300 comments to go.

Everyone can play, and just about any comment is eligible, except for: comments abusive to another reader, blasphemy, profanity, ads disguised as comments, or remarks simply too inane to bother with.

I don’t know how long it will take to reach No. 25,000, but at the rate we’re going, it won’t be long at all.

The winner will probably become rich and famous, although I can’t quite guarantee that.


My Next Book

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It’s been cold today, and we have a major snowstorm forecast for tomorrow, but warmer weather’s coming; and when it gets here, I want to be in trim to write my next Bell Mountain book. All I need is a plot, a title, and about 70,000 words of story.

First, though, I’ve got to read The Temptation–because I don’t remember what’s in it! You work very intensely on a book, and when you finally finish it, you hear a loud “Whoooosh!” as it all rushes out of your head. A few months later, it’s like you never wrote it: speaking only for myself, of course. I did leave several story lines that will have to be picked up. That’s somewhere to start, until the Lord gives me more to work with.

Yes, I know The Silver Trumpet (No. 10 in the series) comes before The Temptation, but I’m still waiting to get it from the printers. So for the time being I’ll devote my full attention to The Temptation. Ever since I lost 18 members of Lord Reesh’s personal staff between The Thunder King (No. 3) and The Last Banquet, I have had a dread of making an even bigger error. We do have Cathy, our great copy editor, to catch the ones that get away from me; but I’d rather not muff it in the first place.

“Why,” I pretend I hear you ask, “have you illustrated this post with a picture of The Palace? That’s Book No. 6. It doesn’t fit in here.”

Well, it’s only because The Palace, for some unfathomable reason, continues to lag behind the rest of the series and I would love to drum up some readership for it. And some customer reviews on amazon.com. Trust me: you don’t want to miss King Ryons’ hunt for the white doe, or Coronation Day in Obann.

Anyhow, I’ve started reading The Temptation and have already assuaged my fear that it might not measure up. I think it does.

But first we gotta get The Silver Trumpet printed!


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