If you’ve been following the whole Phil Robertson media fireworks show, you probably already know that A&E Network has now rescinded its decision to suspend the family patriarch from the popular Duck Dynasty reality TV series.
I won’t go into the debate here, it’s been covered everywhere, including on Bad Nick, but I got to thinking – I’m as outspoken as Phil but maybe a tiny bit more polished. I’m at least as pretty. I know my way around a duck blind and I’m pretty good with a shotgun. So maybe I’ll swing by West Monroe, Louisiana on our next trip east and see how I fit in. If they can have Uncle Si, why not Uncle Nick? And Lord knows, I can use the money. What do you think?
Yesterday we spent some time dropping off sample bundles of the Gypsy Journal at some of the RV parks here in Apache Junction. It’s surprising how few actual RV parks there are these days. More and more are really upper class age 55+ trailer parks with park models outnumbering RVs by a wide margin. For the park owners it makes sense because they get income year around. But I’m not sure how many of the permanent or semi-permanent residents have any interest in our publication. When we’re not traveling, we don’t have as many opportunities to drop off papers in different areas or to cross path with other RVers who take a bundle or two to distribute wherever they are headed.
Today is your last chance to sign up for this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook version of Big Lake Lynching, the second book in my Big Lake mystery series. The winner will be chosen at random this Sunday evening. If you haven’t entered yet, all you have to do is click this Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section below. Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed.
We have had a real problem with spammers entering the drawings using the names of famous people as well as cartoon and movie characters. One person either has way too much time on his hands or has some sort of automatic entry computer program, because he has entered over 300 times this month using everything from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to Moby Dick and Cinderella. I keep deleting all entries without the person’s real name and blocking their e-mail address, but it’s a major time waster.
If you’re looking for something a bit different to read, check out Jeannette Raleigh’s The Zombie Cowboy Two-Step on Amazon. Who knew zombies were on the prowl in America just after the Civil War? Read all about it for just 99¢! And if you’re looking for a thriller that runs the gamut from brutal to comic via tragedy, check out Chris Ward’s Head of Words.
Even if I were as rich as one of the Duck Dynasty Robertson’s, I’m afraid that I’m just not nearly as nice a father as a fellow I know who contacted me the other night with an offer to sell his classic car. See what Bad Nick has to say about it in a new Bad Nick blog titled I Love My Kids, But…. and leave a comment.
Thought For The Day – There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.