Monday, December 28, 2015

Living Among Sasquatch: a Primer is Published

Living Among Sasquatch:  a Primer is published.  Not on purpose, but those of you who know me, know me.

In Bleecker in the summer, we live among Sasquatch.   Yep.  They're all around, and no one is more amazed and baffled as I am.  So, last year, I decided to document our findings in a book, primarily using entries in this blog, and adding to it as time passed.  Time did pass, and a book was the result.

I looked around for a publisher, not expecting much.  First time authors are impossible to publish, but I found a publisher in the UK who was considering it.  In the meantime, I started working through self publishing on  I'd go to it every few days, work on it a bit, and hit the button marked "save and continue".  Fine.

Yesterday morning, while working through the web pages, I got to "save and finish".  OK.  I hit it, and the screen said something to the effect of "Congratulations!  Your book is published!".   What?  Published?  Why didn't the button say "Save and publish"!

So I am an author.  I posted a link to my book on and sold one.  So now I am a professional author.

I am actually pretty proud of this book.  It is all truthful, and quite honestly, to me, pretty amazing.  How would you feel if you found that leprechauns were real?  Or unicorns?  That's how I feel about Sasquatch.

Oh well, besides two blogs (this one and Drift Away) and a handful of magazine articles, I am now an author of books.  I'd have a victory beer, but it is 4:15 AM here.  Probably not a good idea.

 Living Among Sasquatch: a Primer

The book is available on now.  Click the link below.  This is a collector's edition because I haven't read the proof yet, so things like the copyright page are missing.  Someday, it will be worth millions, no doubt.

Living Among Sasquatch: a Primer

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida is... different.  Yeah, I know that the weather back in New York has been very warm, but Florida is ridiculous.

80 degrees and humid.  That means that all the females had to get in the water.  I drank victory beers.  The victory was that I didn't have to get in the water.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas! Good News and Bad News..

The good news is that we got our grandson to babysit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

You can see how miserable Pam and I are, our Christmas totally ruined.

The bad news?  We have the grandbaby because daughter Megan is in the ER.  At first they thought it was appendicitis, but now think it is a twisted something.  Poor Megan.  Not a Merry Christmas for her.   Christmas Day in the hospital, and we're not giving her the baby back.  She can make another one.  We're keeping this one.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Two Years Ago Today...

A nice feature that I enjoy on Facebook.

Our unabomber cabin decked out for the holidays.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

20 Day Until Christmas!

It is hard to believe that 2015 is almost behind us.  Where has the time gone?

Andy Rooney has a famous quote that "Life is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes."

You might have noticed that Bleecker Mountain Life isn't updated daily.  Well... part of that is because we aren't on Bleecker Mountain any more, but in Fort McCoy Florida for the winter.  I just can't post "Today I got up, drank coffee, saved the world on Facebook with my savvy political views, and then drank beer and shot pool.  Went to bed.  The next day I got up, drank coffee..." But so far as the last few days, I've been extremely ill.  Food poisoning from eating peas.  Yep.  My mother-in-law's refrigerator died and she bought a new one, but lost all of her food.  Somehow, a package of frozen peas didn't make it to the trash.

For you who came here from my Drift Away blog, I was perusing it tonight and found one of my favorites.  Enjoy Elmer and Myrtle.  Just click the link below.

It Doesn't Take Much To Amuse Me