The pasta maker arrived, 2 free blades were included, one for spaghetti and the other for fettuccine. I'm off Friday, so I'll probably make my first batch then. This will be interesting.
So, the first reaction to "The Body in the Tower" is... very good. My reader did tell me there was 'too much information' in the first 3 pages about cycling and the Tour de France. I like what I've written, however I'm not the one who's going to buy the book. If I were my own target audience, it would be great, but I"m not so those pages will need some reworking. Otherwise, she said it was great. Some sections are "laugh out loud funny," others are "suspenseful," and she thought the big "ah ha!" reveal was a "holy shit!" moment. I'm happy with the response. I'm thinking it will be published sometime in mid-July.
Of course everyone know that Kirstjen Nielsen is out... She left rather abruptly, didn't she? No two week notice. Nope. I suspect it was more like a 'fuck you' moment. The word is that the Idiot Jerk in the White House wants someone who's going to be more a racist, more of a white supremacist. We can only wonder what Nazi name Stevie Miller is pushing. Be prepared, the Idiot Jerk's trajectory is taking him farther into 'crazy right' territory. He is aiming for that whitest of white bases. White people are still the majority in this country and he believes that if he can unite every single one of them... he will be re-elected. He will lose, of course. He, like many Republicans, are trying to control Mother Nature. Evolution will happen. There's no stopping.
I'm trying something new here. I have buds on both my Peach and my Nectarine trees. This is a peach bud. If it doesn't work... well, I'l move on.