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29 March 2021

 Song mood: Feel Good Inc by the Gorillaz.

I heard that the vaccination schedule has opened up for 18 and up in Nebraska.  So far of all the places that are doing are filled up for appointments.  Or that is what their websites are saying.  I will probably be calling the places as well.  I want to get the vaccine as soon as possible.

My stimulis check came and I am using it along with the previous one to pay off credit cards.  That’s also where my tax return will go.  My goal for this year is to eliminate credit card debt.  And then continue to build my savings account.

I want to build a certain financial stability.  Another reason I want to be a successful pulp fiction writer.

I started listening to The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.  It’s an excellent break from mysteries.  Part nostalgia, part twilight zone and every bit sci-fi.  The audiobook is of the original and not the updated one of 1997.  The reason I know is because of the dates in the book.  Many guys complain about the updated version saying it is censorship and how could publishing companies do this?  The 1997 version was changed by Bradbury himself.  He pushed out the dates by thirty years and he replaced one of the short stories because: a.) he didn’t like racist talk by some of the characters and b.) he didn’t feel that the story was relavent for 1997.  Anyway, I’m enjoying this collection of short stories because Bradbury’s distinct voice.

I’m still working on finishing The Big Four by Agatha Christie.  It’s just painful to read.  But since I paid for the physical copy, I will read it to the end.

From now and until whenever, I will be studying Georges Simenon’s Maigret novels.  I will buy the paperbacks for the four novels used for the Mr. Bean television series.  And use them as my reference for my mystery books.  I need to do what I can to produce books, and to produce books that I would enjoy.

My other goal for the week is to work on my belly breathing so that I can improve my health.


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