Hey it’s Terrific Tuesday again. How’s everything in your neck of the woods?
Ho Hum. I guess its the weather. I felt that way about the Super Bowl too except for the commercials. Loved the farmer and the kid who got punched in the eye at the prom and the little boy wrasslin’ a bear. Sadly, we are becoming a third world country. Millions and millions of bucks and CBS, New Orleans and Lordy knows who else, can’t keep the stadium electricity on…oy vey.
When I got up this morning I had anxiety. Had it all week. Something is not right in the universe. The last time I felt like this my friend Mike went in the hospital and the Sandy Hook massacre happened. Geez, I am getting a complex or maybe it’s just gas.
On Sunday, the hawk and falconry experience was the most awesome event of my recent life. Read here. Sorry kids, I took your pic away from my Facebook Cover. This rocked. Not that you don’t, but wow. Daughter Julia balked when the apprenticeship falconer came up. She knows me too well. I would abandon everybody and everything to be the partner of a hawk and she knew it. I could take the hawk hunting five days per week and sit with her and watch TV and bond. Julia would have to find rides to school and events ’cause I’d be with my bird. I just would quit writing about politics and interacting with the real world. I would live the way of the hawk. Maybe if I ever retire I will get a hawk. Though I really am considering going to Africa, to Tanzania and be a missionary. This of course after I win the lottery or inherit a windfall from some lost kin. I’ll get the hawk when I get back. I dream a lot, can you tell???
I read author C.J. Box and his Joe Pickett series about a Wyoming game warden. My grandfather was a game warden, but in Roanoke County and back when bloodhounds helped catch crooks. He had the bloodhounds, too and a boatload of chase stories. Joe Pickett has a cool renegade friend named Nate Romanowski who is a master falconer. I have been enthralled with falconry due to his character. Last book, “Force of Nature” we found out that Nate had a run-in with Osama bin Laden (click the link who was also in real life a master falconer.) Hmmm, truth can be stranger than fiction!.
Anyway, the library has a whole series and so do the bookstores and Amazon. Start with book one and work your way through the series. Next book “Breaking Point” comes out on March 12. C.J. this one is for you!
See ya next week!