Before the game today, I first wanted to give you a couple of previews. Next week, I'm going to be doing something a little different. I'll be writing on location, and you all can try to find where I am. A spooky little story jumped into my head about a month ago, and I'm going to have the perfect opportunity to explore it.
Secondly, look for an announcement soon for the next Clarity of Night short fiction contest. This one will be a bit different and promises to be B.I.G. It will open in the vicinity of mid-July.
Now, for the matter at hand. Let's talk about warm and memorable moments in your life. Times really stamped on your memory. Times of great pleasure with the course of your life.
Let's share three. Here are the first ones that come to me:
1. Going in person to Philadelphia City Hall to find out that I passed the bar exam (after I swore I would wait for the mail and not go in person). Walking down the hall and feeling elated at having passed, I thought about how 19 years of schooling had just ended. I wouldn't have to sit through classes and exams again.
2. Anytime we anchor our boat out in the water and just lounge and drift off to sleep. Somehow there is nothing like getting yourself onto a big piece of water on your own power to make you feel competent and the master of your own destiny.
3. Recently taking my 10-year-old to the driving range with her first golf clubs. For the first time I felt more comraderie in the relationship than parenting. I think the next couple of years are going to be really good.
Your turn in comments!