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Chapter 1 – Don’t Bank On It (Complete Chapter)

| June 19, 2009

The wall phone rang violently, knocking the receiver right out of its cradle. That’s usually a bad sign.

Chapter 6 – Stairway To Heaven (partial chapter)

| June 19, 2009

“Cookie,” I declared, “it’s time we bought a motorhome.” My wife walked over, peered into my eyes and sniffed my breath. “Well, that’s a relief,” she said. “For a minute there I thought you’d taken on some new habits.” She went back to cooking supper. “Why in the world would you want a motorhome?”

Chapter 16 – In Pursuit of Culture (partial chapter)

| June 19, 2009

According to my wife, I lack culture. “You should learn to appreciate the finer things in life, like art and music.” Cookie killed the sports channel with a casual flick of the remote. “Hey, the playoffs aren’t over yet!” “No,” she smiled. “But your days of boorishness are. In one month I want to see […]

Chapter 20 – The Chicken Safari (partial chapter)

| June 17, 2009

In Africa, bartering is an art form. I learned early on that if you want a good deal, it’s important not to be mistaken for a tourist. The best way to do that is to speak their language, so it was time to show off my vocabulary skills acquired through long hours spent in language […]