Last Monday for Real?

A lot of you know that I have a background in the American legal system, the fire service, and law enforcement. You may not know that I was a Political Science/Government major in college, with a double minor in history and psychology. I’m not stupid. I don’t often voice my political views of the world. One, I’m just a mid-list author so who cares what I think? Two, half of my readers are going disagree with me and that’s okay. They get to, because I believe in the doctrine of free speech. I may not like what they believe, but damn if they don’t have the right to voice their views. Conversefly to that, I have the right to ignore them and move on. Not everyone does. They believe that their voices should be heard above all others and NO ONE has the right to disagree. Am I worried about getting “cancelled?” Yeah, that’s part of it. My book royalties feeds my family but I’m also almost to the point that I’m ready to f*ck it, I can go to work anywhere–even at my age–because there are so many who won’t go back to work. Anyway, to say I am disgusted with my governement and world events is an understatement.

Why today’s title? Because yesterday, the Russian Bully threatened nuclear escalation. Seriously? It’s time for his minions to see the writing on the wall. I’m not holding my breath. Moving on.

There was a week fraught with insanity dipped in crazy sauce. I got very little writing done. I got very little book listening done. I did watch some college softball after a few technical glitches that irked me right the heck off. My “The Real” OSU Cowgirls won both their games Friday. As I’m typing this, they haven’t played their two games today. We’ll see if I get back to update outcomes. OU also had an outstanding weekend. They’re still number 1 and undefeated on the season. Coach Gasso has created a true juggernaut there. [Edit] I did make it back. Don’t get me started on streaming apps in general and ESPN/ESPN+ in particular. In better news (a making for a better mood, OSU won both their Sunday games!

Wow. I’ve pretty much covered everything. Tonight, the James Gang is gathering at the local pizza restaurant that is our usual gathering place for celebrations to get my birthday over with early. I keep reminding myself that Fat Tuesday (and therefore Mardi Gras) landed on my birthday which is the fun part. The part that depresses me is that the current regime is making a big, yearly speech that night. So, I’ll celebrate early with family! Yay! Getting old sucks and that whole “wisdom comes with age” thing is true but also depressing given the state of things.

There’s a book on the very back burner (that isn’t lit very often) that I may revisit. It’s about a woman who takes matters into her own hands. I only work on it when I need to release some serious agression because we authors are like that, yeah we are. Anyway, here’s hoping the world doesn’t implode, that TPTB wake up and smell the coffee and start fixing what they f*cked up (not holding my breath), that I get my brain back in gear and actually do something productive this week because I am waaaay behind schedule with my Boston Wolves and they’re getting a little snarly. Also, here’s hoping things are okay in your neck of the woods. Hang in there. That’s what I’m doing. Right after another cup of coffee…


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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8 Responses to Last Monday for Real?

  1. Happy Early Birthday!

    Eh, for me, the idea of getting cancelled can’t be too far off from my sales numbers now. Maybe I was already cancelled and no one told me LOL. I, too, have been thinking about the chance that Pukin might do something explosively stupid – which is where my ‘eat the politicians first’ post came from. (I think you’re the only one who laughed, sista from another mista.) Yay for your Cowboys and for pizza night with the family! Getting old does suck and sometimes the wisdom sucks, too. :hugs: I want to read that book, Call it Catharsis. ;o)

    Everything is as okay as it’s gonna be for right now. I finished the edits for Song last night and I may just shoot it off to readers rather than proof it again. I’m not sure I can read it again any time soon. Especially with my brain going ‘You’re done? Hey, cool, now write THIS’. I have to hit Wallyworld and the roads should finally be okay enough to do that today. Or tomorrow. We’ll see. Anyway, hanging in here. Hang in there, too, you.

    • Silver James says:


      Send it along! I’ll read it as eyes allow. Wallyworld for me too. Our roads are good and temps going up from here. Almost 70 today and then 70s all week. I’m ready. The older I get, the more I dislike the cold.

      And that book is titled “The Widow.”

      Also hanging in there because what else is there to do? ❤

  2. Veronica says:

    Just breathe…drink some Kahlua with your coffee. It will be ok.

  3. says:

    ::hugs:: And coffee.
    Happy birthday 🎂🎁🎶
    You hit just about everything in that post. And with the state of things, I have nothing to add.

  4. Dawn says:

    Yeah…these last 2.5 years been that for me…ya know Healthcare…so understand !

    Hugs and purrs from my crew

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