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Sunday, March 10, 2019

You are cordially invited...

cj Sez: If you’re in the Mobile, AL, area, here’s a (FREE) writer and reader festival you won’t want to miss:

   Attend a workshop, sit in on an author panel, admire the  artistry of Maurice Sendak on display at the library, brown-bag it at the noon poetry readings, buy signed copies of local authors’ books. Whew! Lots of stuff to see and do. I hope to see you there.  

   At 2:00 a.m. this morning, you were supposed to “Spring Forward” and set your clock one hour ahead to mark the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. I remembered to do that before I went to bed Saturday night. Did you?

   By the by, the Vernal Equinox, aka “Spring,” arrives on Wednesday, March 20, promptly at 5:58 p.m. Eastern time…no clock adjustments necessary.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! 

“Oui, cher.”

   The 2019 Mardi Gras season in the Mobile area started on February 2 when the krewe De La Dauphine rolled on Dauphin Island and ended on March 5, Shrove Tuesday, aka Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras. The formal Mardi Grass balls and the sixty major parades are now a fond memory as revelers recover and count how many Moon Pies, stuffed toys, and beads they caught. 

   There were 60 major parades in the area, and the one that impressed this writer most was the Infant Mystics event—their theme was “Turn the Page.” All the floats were constructed and decorated to feature a book. Way to go, Infant Mystics!

cj Note:  The parade photos© were taken by The Haunted Bookshop. You can support an indie book store and order a signed copy of my books here: The Haunted Bookshop

A last note on literary trusts from Jane Friedman:

That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.

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