Actually, May 1, 2019 has come and gone (except in Hawaii, I guess), but it's
not too late for an extra shout-out to my uncle, Ray Schellenberg, who just turned 86 yesterday. Many, many years ago, he
loaned me his trombone so that I could start playing in band in 3rd grade. (In the fall of 1956, if my memory is accurate.)
My uncle still dances up a storm, and I'm still playing trombone at the tender age of
(nearly) 71. I did a jazz gig at a Celebration of Life on April 30, I'm playing a recording session today, and I'm playing
in a swing band on Saturday night. Just enough time between gigs for the horn to cool down a bit. ;-)
Also the day before yesterday, I turned in to my editor an essay on free will that will
be published in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies this December, and I'm expecting any day now to get some files to
copy edit for a couple of friends in academia who are still fighting the good (iintellectual) fight, trying to make the argument
for limited government and free society.
It's good to be involved in
that kind of battle, to help others make a difference. But I like writing too, and I will have another book coming out this
fall, this one on logic and knowledge. It's title will be What's in Your File Folder? and it will be published by
Amazon both as a Kindle and as a paperback.
We're having a lovely spring
here, with the foliage and flowers growing very quickly into a world of green - and construction sites all around us throwing
together new homes and business buildings, as well as a new interstate exit that may make our local trips a bit easier.
I'll be back again soon, so in the meantime, have a great month of May!