Sunday, December 28, 2008

December 28, 2008

Well folks, the year is almost over. I'm still in a hellish place in Staten Island. I am still working on that novel (excerpts of which are on my MySpace blog). I may have made up with some old friends. And I may be going to a New Year's Eve party in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

If anyone knows how to replace starters on a mid-90s Oldsmobile 88, let me know before I shell out $200+ to register my car (assuming McCloskey Motors even has the documents I need to register that car).

And also, yesterday was the 13th anniversary of my father's death.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

December 6, 2008

This has been a busy few weeks. I put in another week of overtime at my messenger job. I finally started writing my novel. But I still don't have a title for it. But it will take months, if not years to finish that tome (the opening pages of which can be viewed on my MySpace blog). For the most part, this novel will be a lot less political than most of my recent writings. But there are a lot of supernatural incidents in it (visions, possible time travel, a closet portal, a soul being placed in the wrong body, the spirit of a certain Franciscan friar well known to my archdiocese leading thousands of souls out of the rubble of Ground Zero, and a man stuck in Purgatory giving advice to his still-alive son so he can get out of choir practice).

My sister is still in Tennessee. My mother's relatives are still in Pennsylvania. And I still don't have internet access at home, which is why this blog is being written on a laptop at the New York Public Library.

My political blog at recently broke the story of a fictitious version of the New York Times that was being distributed throughout Manhattan. The stories were pretty nightmarish for one not of the radical left wing persuasion. I gave a copy to security at the New York Times (while waiting for a delivery order at their headquarters). The security officers told me that Times management was irate over the fake Times. But it turns out now that a few Times staffers contributed some of the fake stories in that fake Times. Yesterday, I had another delivery to the Times headquarters. The security officers were a lot less pleased to see me yesterday than they were when I gave them a copy of the phony Times last month.