Tuesday: I woke singing.

I’ve been in a foul mood lately–no doubt due to laying down the cigs–but I woke in a better mood with a clearer head today. I’ve learned two songs this morning–A kiddie song for my programs, “Waltzing with Bears” and a song for me, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. I posted the lyrics of the song back on June 13. The lyrics are so intense (and personally applicable) that I choked up when I tried to sing them. That emotion usually goes away or at least gets under control after I go through a song a few times.

Another sign I feel better is the fact I woke up early and made a to do list. There are about a half dozen schools and libraries I must contact today, and I also must spend time writing on my play. I leave early Thursday morning for Mobile and won’t return until Sunday night. At least a few nights I’ll spend at my daughter’s house in Ocean Springs. I’ll have my laptop with me, will likely have access to wireless Internet, so I should be able to do a post every day. Here’s my Mobile Schedule:

Thursday, November 15: Books-A-Million 6850 Highway 90 Daphne, AL 251-625-8644
Friday, November 16: Barnes & Noble, 3250 Airport Blvd. Mobile. 251-450-0084
Saturday, November 17: Barnes & Noble, 30500 State Hwy 181 Spanish Fort, AL 251-621-3545
Sunday, November 18: Books-A-Million, 3206 Airport, Bell Air Mall, Mobile 251-471-3528
Sunday November 25: Books-A-Million, 3960 Airport Boulevard, Mobile 251-341-0133

I’ll start these signings as early as I can each day and go until the store is sold out of my books or until it closes. Please feel free to share this list of signings with anyone you know in the Mobile Alabama area.  Teachers and members of the SCV or UDC seem to especially enjoy my children’s book, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House.