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Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Writer's Life 5/12 - Tens

Last night in MLB there were two cases of pitchers gone wild. Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer struck out a record-tying 20 Detroit Tigers in his victory. He had a chance to break the mark but the final batter managed to ground out to third... In L.A., NY Mets young stud Noah Syndergaard went batty, blasting two home runs, driving in all four of the team's runs in his victory over the Dodgers. He allowed two runs on six hits hits in eight innings.

Before the West Virginia primary, Hillary boasted that she would put coal mines out of business. Of course, the fossil fuel has always been crucial to the economy of the Mountaineer state. No wonder voters rejected her by a margin of 15%. In his droll baseball handicapping column in today's NY Post, Hondo lampoons Clinton and suggests a strategy for next week's Kentucky primary: a vow to ban horse racing and college basketball. Once again, kudos, sir.

Sometimes it is really hard to find interesting items to include in the blog. I had to really scour today. Here's something from ListVerse: The Top Ten Most Influential People Who Never Lived. I included a few explanations, edited by yours truly. It starts with #10:
Santa Claus
Robin Hood: It is debatable whether he actually lived.
The Marlboro Man
Rosie the Riveter
Daedalus and Icarus: The myth has Daedalus building mechanical wings for his son Icarus. Ever since man has wanted to fly. This eventually came true and the entire planet changed.
The Little Engine That Could: The popularity of the book may be a contributing factor to the huge number of self-help and positive thinking seminars and books seen today.
Big Brother: An ominous image used regularly by both sides of the political aisle.
Romeo and Juliet
Suggest others.

The floating book shop received three generous donations today. My thanks to those kind folks and to all those who made purchases. Absent the most popular authors, Patterson, Clarke, Grisham and King, the selection is currently fine and varied, fiction and non.
Vic's Short Works:
Vic's 5th Novel:'s 4th novel:
Vic's 3rd Novel:
Vic's Short Story on Kindle:
Vic's Short Story Collection:
Vic's 2nd Novel: Kindle:
Vic's 1st Novel:

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