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July 26, 2005
posted by David Meigs at 7/26/2005 12:22:00 PM

A hundred other beauties in the room, and I fell for the one with danger written all over her. She stared back at me, daring me, taunting me to hold her. I strolled straight up until we stood, face to face. Without saying a word, I spun her around, taking in every delicious detail. Oh, I knew her kind a mile off. She wouldn’t be ignored for a moment, demanding my full attention. This one was sure to cheat me out of my badly needed sleep.

I’m talking about the new crime thriller by Chris Well, Forgiving Solomon Long. Every bookstore in the county was out, and I had to drive to the BIG big-city to find it. I got the last copy, and grinned all the way home.

Forgiving Solomon Long is a page turner from cover to cover. Chris Well’s writing style is tight, fast paced and rewarding. With the stroke of a master, he paints his characters with vivid detail. From the mob boss Fat Cat Catalano, to his imported hit-man Solomon “Solo” Long, this book uncovers the dark-underbelly of the Mafia.

Like vampires, Fat Cat and his cronies were leaching every drop of the community’s life-blood. All that stood in their way was a small alliance of locals, led by the Reverend Fresno. Nobody was going to stand in Catalano’s way. With the aid of his hit-man, he’d pin his warning to their corpse with a nail-gun.

Detective Tom Griggs was determined to see Fat Cat behind bars, or six feet under if that’s what it came to. The problem was Detective Griggs didn’t know whom to trust. Fat Cat’s claws sank deep inside the department, and only God knew how far the corruption went. It seemed that nothing could stand in his way, when...

You’ll have to go to the bookstore to get the rest of the story. You won’t be sorry!

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July 25, 2005
posted by David Meigs at 7/25/2005 10:09:00 AM
Dad was a fireman. They scheduled him 24 hours on and 48 off, so he worked a second job at the local cemetery. Ol’ Dad put the bread on the table by digging holes, dousing the odd fire and rescuing cats from trees. The thing is he hated cats, and spot, the firehouse dog made him nervous.

Even after forty years, I can still hear him grumbling. “Boy, in all my life I’ve never seen the skeleton of a cat in a tree! In time, a cat will climb down on its own. Another thing son; when working on a fire hydrant, never turn your back on a dog.”

Ol’ Dad was a deep man. Eventually he made fire chief. It’s a good thing too, because the cemetery was a dead end job.

Personally, I’d have no problem leaving the hair-ball in the tree. Hey, I’m a dog person. Leaving my worries in God’s hands is another story. I want to drive up, pray into the box, pull forward, receive my order and speed away.

“Lord, teach me to await your perfect timing!” Amen. Praise God!

On Tuesday, I want to share my first impressions of the new book “Forgiving Solomon Long” by Chris Well.
July 23, 2005
posted by David Meigs at 7/23/2005 02:04:00 AM
History is in the making! Today the Curmudgeon becomes a blogger! I’ve fought the itch for over a year. I tried topical creams (including prep-H), electro-shock and the power of suggestion, and yet I found no cure. I give in. I am now a blogger!

You may ask, what will set this blog apart from every other. I’ve got nothing so far... but if you think of something, please let me know. Until then, permit me to establish a few expectations for my valued readers (thanks mom).

My promises...

...I’ll never waste more than three minutes of your time.
...I’ll never rant on politics (unless some pin-head gets my goat)
...I’ll never tell a blonde joke (unless Blondie is out of the room)
...I’ll faithfully share my take on writing, ministry & life in general

Monday's rant is entitled:

“Dogs & cats: The true threat to public safety.”