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John Grant has written a biographical essay, “The Artist John Marcella Grant’s Story,” in preparation for a solo art show in Bryan, Texas, at the Stella Hotel in their P.O.V. Coffee Shop on November 14 with the opeing from 5-8 PM.
John will be showing many of his original paintings, drawings, and sculptures!

Listen to   John’s interview by KAMU.
See more of John’s art at http://www.grantartistry.com/ and visit his other essays at John Grant and say “Howdy” to John at
studio@grantartistry.com.

Patricia Campbell is a cousin of mine.  This February, she published her book The Squirrel That Ate the Truck: 16 Years Surviving Rural Alabama Hell.  She sent me a copy, I read it, I enjoyed it, yet I made no mention of it on this site.  I didn’t even add it to the Bookstore.
I confess: I’m a dumbass and I apologize.

Send an email to Patricia at campbellpatricia@bellsouth.net and assure her that I am, indeed, a dumbass.

Corky Cummings is back with us this month with “When Did I Get Old?” which enumerates the  “pleasures” of old age.

Say “Hi” to Corky in California at ccummings7@cox.net.







Wayne Edwards has five new humorous  poems this month all about Halloween and other scary stuff: “Thanksgiving Dinner” tells of Grandma’s unusual choice for Thanksgiving dinner; “Change of Menu” poses the question “What if deer had been served on the first Thanksgiving Day”;
“Christmas Make-Believe” is a young lass’s memories of the magic of Christmas;
“Santa’s Gone P.C.” shows us a world in which the PC crowd gets their hands on Santa; and  “The Alarm” relates a man’s encounter with a really bad clock and its peddler.
See Wayne’s books in the Bookstore  and visit Wayne’s website at familypoet.com and say “Howdy” to him at  wayne@familypoet.com.




  
David Carlton is busy preparing a new book of his poetry for publication, so I’ve included an older poem by David.  
I‘ve Had It
 
                        I’ve had it by a campfire
                        I’ve had it in my bed
                        I’ve had it on the kitchen table
                        I’ve had it in a shed
 
                        I’ve had it on an airplane
                        I’ve had it in a car
                        I’ve had it while riding a bike
                        But that didn’t last very far
 
                        It had it the front seat
                        Of a rusty pickup truck
                        Every time I have it now
                        I attribute it to luck
 
                        I like it hot when daylight breaks
                        Or sometime late at night
                        I’ll have it almost anyway
                        It always turns out right
 
                        I like my coffee every way
                        It makes me warm inside
                        It helps me to keep going strong
                        And my brown eyes open wide 
© David Carlton 2017
See David’s poetry at The Poetry of David Carlton.
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.


Michael O’Brien’s essay this 
month is “Thinking and Thanking” in which Michael reflects on the people and things for which he is thankful.
 
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.

Bill Neinast, columnist for the Brenham Banner Press, 
has five new essays for us this month:  
in his essay,“Murder,” Bill discusses
 
murder broadly and applies his thoughts to the murder by Saudi Arabia of its citizen in Turkey.
“The Cost of Illegals” points out the trememdous cost of accepting the illegal immigration situation on our southern border as normal.
“Term Limits” begins with Bill’s admission that his reluctant vote for President Trump has paid dividends and ends with an arguement for term limits for  senators and congressmen; 
 “Murder Is a Constant” is Bill’s review of the history of murder and how it applies to today’s world; and in “Health Care  Not an Entitlement,” Bill contends that although health costs are out of control, health care is not an entitlement.
Tell Bill you appreciate him and his writing at 
neins1@aol.com.

I have four new essays this month:

 “Sneezes” is an example of my curiosity about stuff taking me to a strange place; “Hold My Beer”  is a response to my friend Paul Hord’s essay “Epic Fails”---I win...I think; “Magic”  takes a moment to reflect on the magic I  experienced while attending LSU; and 
“Jack” celebrates a cat who decided it was okay for us to live with him.  Thanks, Jack.

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), 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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