Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper is attempting something as foreign to his age group as swimming the English Channel or running the Iditarod: with no more ado than you might put into selecting skim over two percent, he is making the switch from PC to Imax. Do not ask why he is doing this, but know that since Phyllis came into his life, the keeper’s existence has improved in so many aspects that it occurred to him that since Phyllis has an Imax and can make it sit, stay and rollover, then it follows that maybe if he had written his novel–Margaret’s War, on an Imax– with Phyllis’s help, of course, instead of on a PC, it would have hit the NYT best list and been made into a movie by now.
There seems little in the keeper’s previous life to compare with his computer foray, unless it might be his enlistment in the Army when a road-crew shovel was exchanged for an M-1 rifle.
Actually, the keeper does not plan to rewrite “Margaret’s War” because he thinks it is a damn fine novel as is, dealing with women’s disempowerment, the painful crawl out of puberty and the craziness of small-town characters as German POWs arrive. He would be happy to ship you an autographed copy if you send him your address and15 bucks. (billstokesauthor.com)