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Sam Pittman, author of Alligator Jazz, 

provides reviews of children’s books at  Pittman’s Picks.
Say “hi” to Sam at sam@samuelepittmanii.com.
“With it being Teacher Appreciation week, I wanted to share a book that honors teachers— Patricia Polacco's autobiographical Thank You, Mr. Falker is an A+ choice! 
Polacco shares with readers her journey to literacy, from a family ceremony involving honey and a book, to struggling to keep up with peers, to being teased and bullied, and to finally being able to take part in the adventure of knowledge, thanks to the efforts of her fifth grade teacher Mr. Falker.  And as an ultimate honor and show of gratitude, Polacco has written and illustrated a story about the very person who opened up the world of words to her!
Pollaco's struggles and ultimate triumph will touch readers’ hearts.  And then those readers will think about the teachers and family members that have helped them in their own journeys of learning and of life—and thank them.
Like this pick?  Then share it with a fellow reader!”
 Author/Illustrator: Patricia Polacco
Genre: Autobiographical Picture Book
Target Ages: 5-8
Prime Audience: Struggling Readers; Anyone Who's Been Positively Impacted by a Great Teacher
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Year: 1998

Corky Cummings in “The Great Easter Egg Hunt”  relates the planning and excecution of an Easter egg hunt for the grandkids. Corky concludes that parents deserve a raise.
Say “Hi” to Corky in California at ccummings7@cox.net.



Michael O’Brien’s essay this 
month is “Pitchers and Catchers” in which he remininces about the neighborhood baseball games of his youth.
Check  out Michael’s blog at 
http://mjobrien.com/blog/ and view more of his art at 
mjobrienart.com and Michael O’Brien and see his new art on the “New Art Stuff”page and see his books in the Bookstore and say “Howdy” to Michael at mjobrien@tamu.edu.


John Grant’s new book, Discovering the L.A. Art World , is now available at Amazon.
See a review of John’s book in Art and Cake magazine.

B ob Pankey’s book, Short Stories from the Neighborhood, a collection of stories by various folks from his home town, is currently available at Amazon.
Say “howdy” to Bob at rbpankey1@gmail.com and check out his art on the New Art Page.
Don’t forget aout Bob’s book, Short Stories from Texas and Beyond , at 
Amazon.

Wayne Edwards has five new humorous  poems this month each related to money...kinda: “Easy Money” gives advice on the type of fellow to borrow money from;; “Piggy Bank;”;is a poem for folks who don’t trust banks;“Money Concerns”is a little discussion of money and marriage;
“Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” gives proof that a fellow is a liar---even about money; and “Keef,” the tale of a young fellow who can’t pronounce his name but has plenty of money.
Here’s one to whet your appetite.

Keef
by Wayne Edwards

Since Keith lost his two front teeth,
Things he says don’t sound the same.
We all think that it is funny;
Keith can’t even say his name.
All of us now call him Keef
(That is what he says his name is).
That big gap in his top teeth
Is where he says the blame is.
Losing both of his front teeth
Sure kept the fairy hopping.
Now he has a lot of money
When his mother takes him shopping.
We know he can hardly wait
For his teeth to grow back in,
‘Cause he’s tired of being Keef
And just wants to be Keith again.
  
David Carlton is still working away on the new collection of his poetry, so we just reached back into the past and picked up one.
David has a new publisher for his book, Poetry of a Florida Cowboy, and will soon have a second book published, Reflections from my Youth, which is a collection of stories.
Say “Howdy” to David at dcarlton@tamu.edu
and see his website at
http://www.cowboypoetry.com/davidcarlton.htm and view his book, Poetry of a Florida Cowboy, in the Bookstore.
See David’s poetry at The Poetry of David Carlton.
Drinking
 by David Carlton

                    She was six pack beautiful 
                    at two in the morning
                    A fantasy right out of my dreams
 
                    But when the sun rose
                    I opened my eyes
                    And I tried real hard not to scream
 
                    She was pleasantly plump
                    with plenty of rouge
                    Her eye lashes painted and long
 
                    I eased out of bed
                    Tip toed out the door
                    And in a flash I was gone
 
                    I keep saying to myself
                    You got to stop drinking
                    Things that mess up your mind
 
                    I’d have to feel better
                    Knowing where I had been
                    And to wake up feeling just fine
© David Carlton 2008


Bill Neinast, columnist for the Brenham Banner Press, 
has five new essays for us:  his essay, “The Coming  Economic Disaster?,” wonders what the future of our economy might be; in “New Reads and the Death Penalty,” Bill’s reading of two new books prompt him to draw conclusions about the death penalty ; “Stop Whining” is Bill’ history lesson which makes the whiners of today look like real whimps; in
“It’s a Tough Call” Bill concludes that the decision to get America back to work in the face of probable additional deaths is an extremely difficult one;
his essay, “Kamikaze Warfare,” is Bill’s suggestion that the corona virus is a  possible model for a future warfare tactic.
Tell Bill you appreciate him and his writing at 
neins1@aol.com.

I only have two new essays this month:
“Our Big Oak: Hard Times” tells how our old oak tree was brutaly attacked by a lowly hackberry and how friends and neighbors came to our rescue; “Rosie Orozco”
provides memories of one of the best cooks and persons that I’ve ever known.
Only two new essays but I have two new fictional short stories: “Bobby Joe Does Polling” tells the tale of how Bobby Joe learned that political polling was not a strong point for him, and “Catch Any Bad Guys?” tells how one suicide lead to the  memory of another.
Would you believe it---I have a new book, Old Guy: I’m Still Here.  My first book was titled Old Guy Has Final Word: It’s All about Me.  I put that book together when I was extremely ill and suspected I probably wouldn’t be around long.  Well, it turns out that I’m still here and have written over 300 essays.  
The selections in this book are just a few that I really like.  There is no rhyme or reason for the ones I’ve chosen.  They’re a little like the famous box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get.  I hope ya’ll enjoy them.
By the way, my good friend, John Grant, provided the cover art.  Thanks, John.
The book is available at Amazon.

My book, Old Guy Has Final Word, is still available  at Amazon I’ve added a Kindle version.   My book has been picked up by Barnes and Noble.    The book is a collection of essays suitable to be read by  both young and old.  
Tell me how much you hate my writing at oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com and take a look at my bio page: John Pinkerton


Check out all of our authors and send them an email encouraging them to make more contributions:

Big Al (oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com),
Grady Arnold (arnoldgrady@yahoo.com), Robin Avery  (robinavery47@gmail.com),  Tami Bachert  (tbach812@hotmail.com),  Hendrik Bergen (hendrikbergen@gmail.com),  Jay Brakefield (ellum1@aol.com),  Steve Branch (stevewbranch@gmail.com), Mick Burson (Mnburson@yahoo.com), Patricia Campbell(campbellpatricia@bellsouth.net),   David Carlton (dcarlton@tamu.edu),  Rhonda Wheeler Cook (rrakcook@yahoo.com),Frank Cox III 
(fwc1965@yahoo.com), Corky Cummings (ccummings7@cox.net), (oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com) Russell Cushman (rcush403@aol.com),  Samantha Jane DeMont (sjdemont@gmail.com), Wayne Edwards (wayne@familypoet.com),  Elsa (oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com), John Grant (studio@grantartistry.com), Paul Hord (phord@csisd.org), Lisa Hughes (earthwalkart@aol.com),
Bob Hurt (bob@bobhurt.com),
(earthwalkart@aol.com),  Jupiter (jwpinkerton@gmail.com), Ken Keller (kennymike47@hotmail.com)  Sue Ann Lockard (sueannlockard@lockardandwhite.com), 
 Marc Lockard (mlockard@lockardandwhite.com),
Gene Miller (gene.betty@gmail.com), Sherrine Moore (sherrinemoore@hotmail.com), Ken Muenzenmayer , (kenmuenz@aol.com), Michael O’Brein (mjobrien@tamu.edu), Bill Neinast ,(neins1@aol.com), Bob Pankey  (rbpankey@txstate.edu ),  Theresa Perez (tmp96@yahoo.com, John Pinkerton (oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com), Amy Roman (myromanfamily@gmail.com), Roy Sanders 
 (news@bctribune.com), Mick Stratton (mstratton@hlkn.tamu.edu), Bill Tune (bctune@gmail.com), Lisa Urban (Lisa.Urban.24@gmail.com), Ponk Vonsydow (ponkvonsydow@gmail.com), Charles Wallis (http://www.charleswallis.com/601716/contact/ ) and
Curt Wills (cewwib@aol.com). 

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