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Entries for November 2012


“Where the heck have you been?”

It was Seamus “Cootie” O’Brien, my barber for years, wondering why it had been so long since I’d dropped by for a haircut.

“Been busy with some things. I guess it has been some time,” I replied, too embarrassed to admit that it had been three months since I’d had a haircut.

“Some time is right,” Cootie carped, as I sat in his chair. “You look like you just crawled out from under a rock.”

“Thanks,” I said with a smile.

“What’s had you so busy?” he inquired.

“Doctors’ appointments. Stuff like that. I’m having my novels published in print. I’ve been working with my publisher.”

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