Got friends in from Minneapolis for the weekend. Heard "Walk it Out" about a million and one times the past three days. Hung out with some good friends, including my new best friend of 2006. That's always a treat seeing him.
But of course, we know the reason for a Memorial Day holiday is to commemorate the women and men who have died in the line of military duty throughout U.S. history. When I read the Sunday paper, especially the current obits pages, and see the 19 and 20 year-olds dying in Iraq... I weep for all the lost potential that's gone.
Finally started reading Eric Jerome Dickey's Sleeping With Strangers this weekend. Got me hooked from the first pages. Another writer friend, who had a black gay novel out in 2005, gave me the honor of sneak-peeking his new work, and it's fabulous. Can't wait for you all to see it.
Off to WEHO to pick up a friend, heading to a BBQ dinner, and then watching Miss Universe and World Music Awards tonight. You know I'm a pageant junkie!
Back to the grind on Tuesday... but "flip that ish" to a positive. Only a four-day work and school week! And for authors on contract, payday is Friday!
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