George
Goldthwaite

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.

 

Best regards,

George

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 novel:

Survival on Mystery Mesa

 

The festivities will take place at the:

TCU Bookstore

Saturday

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,

George

Why The Bugler?

Posted Nov 15, 2017, By Georg Goldthwaite

trumpetAndSuiteModified_256Several 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

 

Click Here To Read The Bugler

 

 

Thanks for reading,

George Goldthwaite