Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Well, Shoot... Happy New Year To Me!


I just found out I have a column in today's Boston Herald.

Read it HERE.

Kind comments are always welcome, of course (and will get your New Year's karma off to a good start!)

In addition to that surprise, I was informed today that the Patriot Ledger accepted a piece of mine, for publication there and also in the Brockton Enterprise. When the actual publication happens, I'll let you know where it resides (aside from the print edition, which you should always buy and store away so you can have it years from now when I receive my Pulitzer and then you can sell it on E-Bay for at least the buck you paid for it.)

Happy New Year!

Wow.

Soon, with more better stuff.

19 comments:

Lowandslow said...

Interesting idea. I mentally tried it, but found mine to STILL be boring. Drat! Happy New Year, Jim. :)

S

The Geezers said...

An interesting exercise, to be sure.

Knowing what I know now, being a father would surely make my bucket list, as would hiking up the slopes of the matterhorn, driving at 130 mph on the Autobahn, taking flying lessons as a teenager, being utterly monogamous with one girl from age 16 to present, walking along the great wall of China, hiking Zion National Park, seeing Mount Denali in Alaska....

...hmm, I think of my life as being a little blase, but perhaps not so much....

Buck said...

Apropos o' the exercise, this:

Heh. Your list is waaaay better than mine would be, Jim. I take no pleasure (at all) in listing things such as "Been to divorce court. Twice." and "Spent an entire year on Turkey's Beautiful Black Sea coast." Some guys (that would be you) have ALL the luck.

But Hey! I've stood on the Great Wall o' China!

joeh said...

excellent! I would love to comment, but they want my SS#, address, bank account #'s and my first born son...all ok, except my first born son can kick my ass and probably wouldn't consent.

I'm still waiting for my x-ray glasses!

Pat - Arkansas said...

I've missed you, Suldog, and it's my fault entirely. I decided to start the New Year off right by finding out if you were still alive and blogging. I am absolutely delighted to find that you are, and to read your column in the Boston Herald. You have inspired me to create my own reverse bucket list. What fun I'm going to have! See you again, soon!

Jinksy said...

A pat on the back for such an auspicious start to 2014! LOL ♥

Timothy Hecht said...

Congratulations! I used to get a kick when my "Letters to the Editor" were published. I guess I had about 75 published in The Morning Call and one in the Philadelphia Inquierer.

John Gibson read one of my e-mails on the air a long time ago.

People call the house and tell my wife "I saw your husband on the TV or radio again or in the paper gain. It's pretty cool.

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I'm thinking about that list... the one I'd make.
That's a mistake.
I'm gonna try to think about something else.
I think I'll brew up some homemade split pea soup and cornbread.

Tabor said...

Happy New Year and so glad that you have anther column published!!

Jackie said...

Have I mentioned how proud I am of you.
Haven't?
I am.
(Proud of your Dear Wife, too. I suspect she probably wrote the article.)
Hugs to you both,
J.

IT (aka Ivan Toblog) said...

Happy New Year!

Jenny Woolf said...

Happy new Year! And Well done!

messymimi said...

Congratulations! For some reason, i can't open the link, after trying several times in the last few hours. But i won't give up.

lime said...

mr. lime owns f-troop seasons one and two on dvd so he may have a leg up there. however, he was never even considered for the office he hoped to hold...ambassador to trinidad and tobago...so your defeat by 77 points is noteworthy by comparison.

Shammickite said...

I have no idea how to hit a scratchie. Please elucidate.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well I signed on to the newspaper site and left a comment and the site said that I triggered the spam filter and won't take my comment. I'm guessing that it is because I'm from Oklahoma. I did say something about getting my butt kicked and maybe that is too rough a language for the tender people of Boston.

Suldog said...

Shammickite - Well, it's a "scratch ticket" or instant lottery game. You buy the ticket, scratch off stuff to reveal hidden numbers or symbols, and if enough symbols or numbers match up you win.

If you already knew that, and you were looking for information on how to increase your ability to "hit" one (win) I have no idea :-)

Suldog said...

Yogi (and anyone else who tried but couldn't) - I appreciate the effort!

Hilary said...

Yay.. great start to the new year. May it only get better from here.