All Work And No Play

I really am rather a dull fellow. My only excuse is the trouble with my left eye. It is a sorry excuse indeed for being such a dull fellow, but there you have it. “Don’t lift more than five pounds, don’t bend, strain or stress yourself, watch your blood pressure, take the eye drops on schedule, etc, etc, etc.” That’s my eye surgeon talking.

Not my cup of tea at all, at all. I like to do stuff, and sitting around watching television just doesn’t cut it for me. I am gaining weight, not excising, eating way too much and not getting anything done.

But “Hog Valley” is now press ready. Just don’t tell my eye surgeon.

I’ve got to go back to him next week and then I am going to get outside and start sweating and stop eating (out of boredom, anyway).

I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend.

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About Gary Showalter

Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making. In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites. Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. He currently lives in Deland, Fl, where he is co-authoring "A Silent Star" with Tony Attanasio. "A Silent Star" is the true tale (though novelized, with names changed for security reasons) about the 4-person covert action team sent into Yemen to capture Osama Bin laden immediately after the bombing of the USS Cole in the Aden harbor in Yemen in October of 2000.
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