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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Writer's Life 8/24 - Pearls

Ten years ago a Filipino fisherman snagged a 75-pound pearl with the anchor of his boat. He kept it under his bed for good luck. Recently, he moved from his home and asked a relative to mind the gem. She suggested making the find public. It is 2.2 feet long and one foot wide. It's estimated to be 170,000 carats, worth millions. The only thing I ever snagged was a Coney Island White Fish. Google it. Here's a pic of the pearl:

RIP Steven Hill, 94, an actor who had a natural ease in front of the camera as a supporting player par excellence. Born Solomon Krakovsky to Russian immigrants, he was an Orthodox Jew, and a founding member of the famed Actor's Studio. In fact, he had to give up his role as the original leader of the Mission Impossible team after one season because the production schedule conflicted with the duties of his faith. In 1967 he left acting and went into real estate for ten years. He will always be remembered for playing DA Adam Schiff, a role he assumed at the age of 68, the first ten years of Law & Order, 1990-2000, 229 episodes. He had nine children. Here's a telling quote attributed to him, from IMDb: "There's a certain positive statement in this show. So much is negative today. The positive must be stated to rescue us from pandemonium. To me, it lies in that principle: Law & Order." Well done, sir.

My thanks to the teenage girl who purchased The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life by Deepak Chopra M.D., and the Coney Island medical staffer who purchased The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King. Unexpected sales are the most satisfying. A middle age gentleman who always browses but rarely buys was drawn to The Gadget by Paul Zindel, which is about a teen whose dad is working on the Manhattan Project, and the spies who try to steal A-Bomb secrets for the Soviets. I anticipated selling it as part of a package deal of the 15 or so young adult novels the floating book shop is carrying. The three customers are pearls in my book.
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