Well . . . I guess I can’t say that this pandemic has left me sitting at my desk pondering the meaning of life. If I wasn’t so busy, I would’ve done at least ONE post since MAY!!!
My schedule has been very jam-packed, whether I’m recording something for my local good news show (based off of John Krasinski’s Some Good News), writing the next episode of my sci-fi radio series, or lining up a guest for the theater podcast I co-host, I’m on my feet all the time. Woofta!
So to satisfy you while I work on a Mandalorian post (yes, for real this time!), I thought I’d share the book I’m working on, titled . . . well, I haven’t thought of a title yet. But I will soon. (And no, that’s not a promise.) But before I do, I want to congratulate all the men and women who have served in our armed forces. Happy Veterans Day!
But hold on just a minute . . . some of you may be thinking, “Didn’t we have Veterans Day in May?” No, that’s Memorial Day. “Oh, but they’re basically the same thing, right?” No.
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who died in combat to protect our country, while Veterans Day is a day meant to honor those who have served or are currently serving in the military, navy, or air service. Believe it or not, there are 17.4 million American veterans! Unbelievable.
Another difference is that Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May, but Veterans Day (originally called Armistice Day) is always on November 11th. Why, you ask? You might remember the famous story: at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Allies of World War I signed an armistice with Germany . . . this ended the war! Hooray! So, that’s why Veterans Day is always on November 11th. And that’s a fun fact for ya!
Practically everyone has a veteran in their family. I have a few! My paternal grandpa served as a military member during the Vietnam War. My maternal grandpa was part of the naval forces from 1969 to 1971. My mom’s paternal grandpa was a medic during World War II. The reason he was chosen to be a medic was because he worked at Mayo Clinic. AS A JANITOR! So, although he really didn’t have any medical experience, he was put in this position, and he did a great job. And finally, my mom’s maternal grandpa was a spy, a sniper, AND a pilot during World War II. Wow!
It’s hard to sum up all that Veterans Day means in one post, so I’ll just say that if it weren’t for each and every veteran, America wouldn’t be . . . America anymore! Heck, we could be a Communist country where we have to eat goat for every meal! My tremendous thanks go out to all the veterans in the United States for serving with great dignity and honor. Bravo!
And now, moving onto my book . . .
My book revolves around what’s happening in Washington, D.C. But not for real! I think we can all agree that’s too divisive right now. Currently in the Oval Office is none other then . . . Bob Callus! Bob is described more thoroughly in the book, but in some better context, Bob is one of my “characters”. I did a post on my old website before it was killed in action (Rest In Peace, old Planet Whiz Kid) about my characters. I have maybe . . . seventy characters? Not including some other characters in movies that I’ve created. I like to keep my brain active at all times!
Some other characters that I have created include Baby Annoying (the first character I ever created, about seven years ago), Partner Darise, Ralph Santiano, Sheena Ma Nay Nay, and dozens others. If you read the first five chapters of my book, you might think I’m a little wacko . . . and I am, but not to the extent that you might think!
So, without further ado, here are the first five chapters (and a few paragraphs of the sixth chapter) of my book. Comment down below what you think of it. Also, who’s your favorite character? And have a Happy Veterans Day!
Whiz Kid out