My Good Deed for the Decade - James Phoenix
 
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My Good Deed for the Decade

Was on the computer and the phone all morning going back and forth with my agent, publisher, PR guys, print media people, event planner, my Social Media Guru and other assorted lunatics, when finally I decided to go out for a run before my head exploded.

By mile four I finally started to settle down.

The Social Media guy especially had me going. He’s blowing Facebook ads that do exactly what all the reviewers have been doing from day one, pairing my name with my great hero and role model, “Robert B. Parker.”

FANS OF PARKER’S SPENCER WILL ENJOY JAMES PHOENIX TAKE ON THE MEAN STREETS OF BOSTON, 5 OUT OF 5 STARS, JAMES PHOENIX THE NEXT ROBERT PARKER! 


“By this time next week, over 100 million pairs of eyeballs will be checking out ‘James Phoenix, THE NEXT ROBERT B. PARKER,’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

Got me to thinkin.

Anyway, I finally finished up my run, got my head at least halfway straight and was doing my cool down walk, when a woman even more past it than I am, walking her dog, went down in the snow.

Had to be in her 80’s at least.

She wasn’t hurt, but there was no way she was going to get up on her own.

I handed her her cane and her dog’s leash, then gently lifted her and carried her to dry pavement...She was giggling all the way.

There’s a lesson there. If my lovely bride ever recovers her eyesight and gives me the old heave-ho, I’ll head right for the home where the chicks still appreciate a guy me.

Take note, young fellas...”Always have a back up plan.”

All in a days work,

James Phoenix




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