This is the first story in which I bring into my love of basketball. There is an actual game, but before that there is a line spoken by Raquel Garcia, "...I hate nature. I say we take a match to the damn trees and build a basketball arena specially for the annual All-Star games."
This will someday be trivia... Raquel Garcia is an excellent 3-point shooter. She sucks at layups.
With the semi-completion of '.Mem' I am now more than a quarter done with draft 1 of my novel. In total I have drafted 4. 5 stories including the one I am working on now. I also have tucked away very, very rough drafts of the next two stories.
On a different note...
I have began sketching again. Don't get excited. They're good, but not that good.
On a different, different note...
I get to perform in Dance Theatre Fairbanks new studio on Saturday, March 24 in an afternoon and evening fundraiser for the Food Bank. I am dancing an adage and performing a tap piece to some very, very fast Little Richard song.
To sum up. I have decided to get over my three year emotional crisis that followed the failure of my business and inability to bring in a solid income from my writing. In essence I am starting over. It is painful, but necessary.
That said. I feel I must pay homage to my 2007 inspiration Leandro Barbosa:
"I've never seen anybody as fast as this kid. He's really Speedy Gonzalez out there. He's playing out of his mind right now."
-- Houston's Tracy McGrady, commenting on
Phoenix backup point guard Leandro Barbosa. "The Brazilian Blur"torched the Rockets, scored a career-high 32 points for the second time in three games and led his team to its fifth consecutive victory.