To run or not to run, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them? . . . to paraphrase Billy Shakespeare.
Howdy, folks. It’s me, Danny the Dog. I live on a boat with my human, Andrew. Today, I’m here to speak about outrageous fortune. And the outrageous fortune of which I speak is the insidious leash he makes me wear. I mean . . . really . . . just because I’ve run away a few times, he thinks I can’t be trusted. I’m a big boy—I’m almost fourteen years old! I can go out catting (excuse the expression) around at night and still make my way home all by myself.
So here’s my problem. Andrew doesn’t use a regular leash like any sane…
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How many times have you heard yourself say: “I wish I’d said . . .”? Sometimes we’re simply a little slow on the draw. But sometimes we hesitate, afraid to speak what we’re thinking and feeling. Maybe we’re afraid of not being liked. Maybe we’re uncomfortable with effusive reactions. Maybe we’re afraid of confrontation. Whatever the reason, it’s usually based in fear. And that’s really too bad, because we’ve missed an opportunity to grow.
How many times have you heard yourself say: “I wish I’d told her . . .”? If we’re reticent to pay someone a compliment — perhaps afraid they may question our motives — then we’ve robbed them and ourselves of a joyful moment. If we’re reluctant to offer someone criticism — perhaps unsure whether we’re capable of handling their reaction — then we’ve robbed them and ourselves…
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I am thrilled to welcome Andrew Joyce as my guest today.
Andrew is a brilliant storyteller whose continuing adventures are kept on a short leash by his canine companion, Danny the Dog.
I read and reviewed Andrew’s Huck Finn trilogy after having devoured each of the three novels. You can find my rave reviews here. Although, if you go to Andrew’s Amazon page and click on each of his books, you will find them rife with 5-star reviews. Apparently, I am only one among myriad Andrew Joyce fans!
Andrew is here today to tell us about the journey that inspired him to write his latest book, Yellow Hair. Welcome, Andrew! It is a pleasure to host you on my blog.
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