Monday, November 23, 2009

Another Year Older and Deeper in Debt...(with apologies to Tennesee Ernie Ford)

Well, another birthday is here: that's fifty-eight and counting. (Actually, fifty-nine, if you count from the opening bell, but who am I to buck convention).

The past year has been full of surprises: an unexpected retirement; a new house; no vacation (partly due to the press of time from my consulting contract at the office...and partly because of an aging dog that we couldn't leave with anyone else); a broken hand; two new books to publish---and, on top of everything else, a new house with a new mortgage to replace the already-paid for one, and a whole new and totally unexpected set of adventures.

A lesser man would whine and complain about the upheaval and turmoil...and to be honest, that's probably what I'm going to be doing for the next year or so. But there is also much adventure lurking in the shadows of the future. And so that's what I'm choosing to focus on: writing, reading, thinking, traveling...and doing something completely different from what I've been used to all my life.

If nothing else, it won't be boring. If I'm lucky, it will be a turning point in an already-full life, that will take me beyond the comforts that I've know, and into an enriching and exciting future.

And fifty-seventh year proved eventful in many ways.

May the adventure continue....

JEFFREY CAMINSKY, a veteran public prosecutor in Detroit, Michigan, specializes in the appellate practice of criminal law and writes on a wide range of topics. His books include the science fiction adventure novel The Star Dancers, the exciting second volume in the Guardians of Peace-tm series, The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, and the acclaimed Referee’s Survival Guide, a book on soccer officiating. All are published by New Alexandria Press, and are available on Amazon, as well as directly from the publisher.

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