Saturday Signing, Sherman, Texas

My friend, Jed Marum, will be at Enoch’s tonight in Monroe, Louisiana, so if you’re in town, do drop in and hear him. He is a great musician.

Today, in just a little while, I have a book signing at the Books-A-Million here in Sherman, Texas. I’ll have all three books, but of course, the Scottish Alphabet is the newest one that I’ll be promoting. Last time I wore my kilt. I spent the night with my parents, rose at 5:00 a.m for breakfast with them, then I drove to Paneras so I could drink coffee and wrap up my online classes I teach for Virginia College. (I have got to get Internet at my parents’ house!)

I always enjoy the drive to this part of the world, and coming in at dusk and driving here at sunrise reminded me of the beauty of the area this time of year–the big sky, the Christmas lights, the fallow fields and pastures full of cattle. Tomorrow, I’m taking my parents to Grapeland, Texas to visit one of my mom’s last remaining relatives, then we’ll drive on to Monroe to celebrate Christmas together. I’ve never been to Grapeland before, and I love going to places I’ve never seen. I must have a Viking ancestor who passed his wander-lust on to me.

Pardon the brief and rambling post today, but that’s just the way it is sometimes.