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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Writer's Life 6/7 - Taylor Made

I'd like to see more of this. A blurb in today's NY Post reports that 130 UK Imams have refuse to perform funeral prayers for two terrorists killed in recent attacks. I suppose it's too much to hope that this thinking would spread to all Imams.

The 162 game baseball schedule produces several wonders above and beyond normal heroics throughout its season. Last night Scooter Gennett, 27, of the Cincinnati Reds became the 17th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in a game. He went five-for-five overall, knocking in ten runs. What makes this even more special is that prior to the previous game, in which Gennett had a double, he'd been 0 for his last 19. He'd had only three homers until last night. In his career, in 1600+ at-bats, he'd had only 38 dingers. Kudos, kid.

According to Yahoo's Odd News, an unknown party has returned W.O. Mitchell's Who Has Seen The Wind, a coming-of-age tale set in Saskatchewan, to the West Hartford, Connecticut library. There was a yellow sticky note attached to it, reading: "Sorry it has taken so long." The due date was  September 29, 1965. I wonder if there was a waiting list for it.

Old Fool: I dreamed of a long, intense make-out session with America's Sweetheart, Taylor Swift. Man, she smelled great. A woman at a hotel desk kept asking if I wanted Viagra. What makes this unusual is that I don't know much about Swift's music other than the snappy Our Song, although I do have great respect for her obvious intelligence and classy manner. I awoke chuckling and have smiled many times thinking about it. I have no idea why my subconscious settled on someone so wholesome. That is usually not the case.

Not much business today at the floating book shop. My thanks to the two women who each purchased a book in Russian, and to Shelley, Dave, Alan, Herbie, and the old-timer, all of whom helped pass the time by stopping to chat.
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