Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mike Madison

Just an update, I've held up publication of the first Mike Madison book to work with an illustrator to bring a little life, hopefully, to the print version. My brothers have been very good critics/editors and have made some helpful, provocative suggestions concerning character development, and I'll apply those ideas to the next volume, MM2. It'll take a while to do some re-write, but it'll be worth it in the long run.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

rock & roll

It was a great weekend with my brothers. We rocked out, in our own, old guy, reserve fashion, with Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top in Bossier City. Skynyrd, by the way was fantastic, one of the best shows I've ever seen, and of course, ZZ Top was ZZ Top. Unfortunately, I came down with a terrible cold during my flight to NO and by Saturday night I had nearly lost my voice. I couldn't sing along when they pointed the microphone toward the crowds, but I could hear fine. And, what I heard was pretty good.

We drove about 17 hours total, over the long weekend, so had a lot of time to talk. We reminisced a little, got caught up on family stuff, and then we solved most of the problems of the world. It's curious that the three of us cover the political spectrum from right to left, Tim on the right, me in the middle, and Phil on the left. I can't help but wonder where brother John would have stood on the topics we discussed. I suspect he would have been somewhere to the right, maybe even farther to the right than Tim. One thing I know for sure--he would have loved the concert.

More to come on the Brother's solutions to all the world's problems.