Thank You For Your Visit

I’m sitting here in my big, manly, comfortable, black-leather poppa chair in my living room feeling pretty good about the fact that I haven’t let a window of opportunity slam down on my fingers. I caught this one in time. The new book is done. The rules of the publishing agreement kick in on November 4th. That gives me until then to give a little something back to you for being part of this huddle. So if you’d like a free download copy of Staying Happy, Healthy and Hot…the story of the Louie Louie Generation, just drop me a note at dickiequickie@gmail.com . I can’t send the finished book, but I can send the final draft which is basically the same thing, but only until November 4th…and I’d really like to give you back some of what you’ve given me for a long time.

I have a hunch you don’t know how special it is for me to have you come to visit on this podcast. You’re busy. Everybody’s busy. It sometimes seems like life is either passing you by or running you over. But coming here each week says that you and I share some important understandings. Like, time outs are an important part of any game. So stop and catch a laugh once in a while…or a tear. And isn’t it fun to strip away the phoney tinsel of most of our lives, and look for the real tinsel underneath. And just because we may not look like the people in the beer commercials any more, with their perky breasts and fancy abs, there’s damn well no reason to just let ourselves turn into slabs of luke warm meat. And there’s a time for loving and a time for leaving. Sometimes, if you get lucky, the space between the loving and the leaving is a life time. Sometimes it gets crushed into just one very magic moment. But when you think about it, that’s lucky too, because what an explosion that causes. I think the reason you come back for a visit each week is that you understand these things. You know I live my life in my own world. And I want you to know that you’re welcome here in my world any time.

Dick’s Details Quiz. All answers are in the curret podcast.

1- Why do members of Canada’s Parliament need to wash their socks more often?

2- What strange accusation did Congress make about the Lone Ranger and Frank Sinatra ?

3- Name one result of the 1923 declaration by the US Attorney General that it was legal for women to wear pants ?

Dick’s Details. They take your mind off your mind.

Sometimes stuff dawns on you. Like I remember when I got dumb enough to stop believing in Santa Claus…that was the year I began getting underwear for Christmas. Dumb. I was having dinner at a restaurant with my Lady Wonder Wench tonight, and all of a sudden it dawned on me that the signs were sending mixed messages. There was a guy and a girl sitting at the bar, and the video game screen in front of them said Poker. And I wonder why he should do that. She wasn’t giving him a hard time. But the sign said poker. Dumb. There was a red sign over a small door in the back of the room that said excite. EXIT. I started wondering what was going on behind that door. And in the men’s room there was a sign that said wet floor. I will not. Mixed signals can cause problems when you’re dining out. There’s a story about a dinner date in the Night Connections 2 Personal Audio CD.

When you think about it, some of the things that you remember for your whole life happen only in your fantasies. What a risk they were taking, the man and woman in that story…with such a precious fantasy. But…losers take chances…winners risk courage.

The Dinner Date is from the Night Connections 2 Personal Audio CD. If you like it, you can keep the current podcast, or if you want a fresh copy, just download it from the Night Connections 2 icon on the home page.

Thank you for visiting my world. Really. My big, manly, comfortable, black leather poppa chair sits in the living room of this home that has dozens of places to curl up with a good book. The music plays through a sound system that was designed and built by our Tall Guy Son Eric. My Lady Wonder Wench and I get to go to a restaurant with tall dark wood booths, well aged wine, and the waiters know what we want. It’s a world full of the smell of rain when the first fat drops sink into the hot earth. We have soft breezes and thunderstorms, and the soft splat of spring snow. She’s a laugher and a smiler…my lady…a smiler the way only she can smile.

Thank you for visiting my world. There are so many memories of things we’ve done here…and so many dreams of things to come…and you’ve shared so many of them with my Lady and me. That’s what the new book is really about…our laughs, tears, hopes and fears. It’s not about looking at life through rose-colored glasses. It’s about happily looking through bi-focals that still get steamed up, and sometimes a little teared up, as we watch the Summer of our lives turn to Autumn gold.

Thank you for visiting my world. You’re welcome any time.

One Response to “Thank You For Your Visit”

  1. aliasJean Fox says:

    I need to visit your “Lovin’ Touch” world now …. and maybe for a short extended visit. Thanks for being part of MY world too.