Wednesday, September 14, 2022

I will be at Fencon this weekend

 I will be at Fencon this weekend, as well as the signing at Half-Price books tomorrow (Thursday - Sept 15th)

Saturday I'll be there the longest, though I do have to pop out at noon to go home and let the dogs out for a while. If you're there, look me up.

Thursday, September 08, 2022

So Queen Elizabeth has passed.

I'm reminded of a story I heard more than a few years ago. I regret that I do not remember who told it. It was someone I knew in passing. His father, for all that he was an American, was a big fan of the Queen and sent her a Christmas card every year. This person that I knew had occasion to be at an 'official ceremony' in another country, that the Queen was attending.

When he was introduced, the Queen asked him about his father, to which he told her that he had died several years ago. She then replied with something along the line of 'Oh, we'd wondered why we'd stopped getting his card every year.'

That right there says a lot.

They were completely blown away by the simple fact that the Queen had noticed.

Oh, and they ended up on the Queen's Christmas card list after that.