Prepping for the Pup
Posted Jan 15, 2018, By Georg Goldthwaite
Pam and I are getting a new puppy. Things are about to
change, big time. We now keep our shoes and slippers on the mantel, have stowed
anything else that might be chewable as best we can. We've loaded up on doggie
toys, snacks, and dog food. But the biggest change will be lifestyle. No more
sleeping late, no more extended trips. Little Goose, as we've chosen to name
him, will be a top priority.
Our bedroom is upstairs no longer.
Because a puppy has little warning before an urge hits, we've moved an extra
bed onto our enclosed porch and will be spending nights there. When the need
arises, Goose will be outside in a flash. Of course, as I write this, the
outside temperature is twelve with a chill factor of minus four. No telling
what the temp will be on that porch. We're hoping for a quick warm-up and fair
weather for at least the next few weeks.
But it will be worth it. A friend, a companion,
unconditional love. One who is always glad to see you. Who never argues, never
complains. Sure, there will be rough times, some wear and tear on both our
belongings and our nerves. But without the bad, we wouldn't appreciate the
good. So send us in, coach. We're ready.
A New Year
Posted Jan 8, 2018, By Georg Goldthwaite
2018 is shaping up to be quite a year. Next week Pam and I
are adopting the great nephew of our beloved Golden Retriever, Moose. In his
honor, the little rascal will be named Goose. Of course that means some hectic
days and restless nights, but we are very much looking forward to it.
Also, March 17 marks the launch party for my middle grade
Survival on Mystery Mesa
The festivities will take place at the:
March 17th, 2018
2950 West Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
From 10:30 AM to 12:00
Jodi Thompson, who has to be the greatest publisher in the
world to work with, has set everything up and Emily Hsieh, my marketing
director, has activities planned for all of the young readers who show up.
Since I grew up not far from the TCU Bookstore and attended
elementary through high school right down the street, it will be like going
home. I am truly looking forward to it.
Please come by the TCU Bookstore and help us celebrate.
I looking forward to seeing you
at the book launch party,
Nov 15, 2017, By Georg Goldthwaite
Several years ago I volunteered to help teach the
brass section for beginning band students at our small-town elementary school. During
that time, a local World War II veteran passed away and although the nearby
Naval Reserve Unit would provide an honor guard, they had no bugler. I felt privileged
when asked to play Taps for the ceremony, but honoring a veteran brings a
solemn obligation to do the best I could. Having not played in several months, I
had only two days to get my lips in shape, which in itself was stressful.
At the ceremony, many emotions
tore through me, from sharing the family's loss to the responsibility of
playing perfectly. I wondered how a person in his early teens, an age so
subject to peer pressure, would react. The result is my short story, The
Bugler. I tried to give Josh the same emotions, the same fears, and the
same sense of honor I felt so many years ago.
Click Here To Hear The Bugler
Here To Read The Bugler
Thanks for reading,