When I started writing screenplays, I made a list of my favorite movies. One of the films on my list was a Western-comedy made 44 years ago called “Support Your Local Sheriff.”
It stared James Garner (the real Maverick for those of you my age) and told the story of a man passing through a rough western town who takes the job as Sheriff to earn some money. I recommend renting it or watching it online. I think it will make an enjoyable evening for you.
Through the magic of YouTube, I can share a few minutes of that film with you.
First, a scene showing how he got the job.
Then a few scenes showing the new sheriff at work.
The YouTube video below is the entire movie, but if you can get it on Blu-ray I would encourage you to watch it on a large screen TV and pretend you’re at a theater.
One of my daughters shared this with me and I’d like to share it with you. It’s a long video but it’s worth the watch.
Zach passed away today (May 20, 2013)
Zach’s song “Clouds”
I’ve always found it exciting to watch people take the “next step” on their journey in life.
Yesterday, my wife and I got to watch our youngest daughter take one of those steps. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Mathematics.
Looking back on the last four years, I know I tried to be encouraging as she pursued her degree but when she would come home excited about what she learned in class and tried to share it with me, I usually didn’t have a clue what she was talking about.
That’s not to say those of us with History majors are lacking in the field of mathematics, but when I read her senior thesis, “Integral Enumeration Formulas: Theory and Applications,” I have to admit I didn’t even know what the title of the paper meant, let alone understand the arguments that “proved” whatever it was the title was referring to.
But she must have done something right in the last four years.
She received a Presidential Award for being the outstanding graduate in Pure Math and she’s been accepted into a doctoral program at the University of Denver where they will pay her to go to school.
Who gets paid to go to school? All I did in my college career was rack up debts.
Needless to say, my wife and I are very proud of our daughter and are looking forward to what God has for her next.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
Do you want to know what it’s like to be loved? Take 3 1/2 minutes from your day and watch this video.
Thanks, Allison for sharing this on your Facebook page.
I just received my author’s paperback copies of The Outer Rims.
It is fun to hold them in your hand, stack them on the table, arrange them on the bookshelf, wave them in front of family members …
I think you get the idea.
Not only did 47North do an excellent job on the cover, they did a very nice job on the interior design of the book.
However, I need to warn you. If you’re walking down the sidewalk and see me coming your way with an arm load of books, you might want to consider running for cover.
When I’m carrying these books, I transform from a loving, kind, gentle writer into a ruthless door-to-door salesman.
You’ve been warned!
Kindle Book $3.99 Paperback $14.95
If you haven’t seen Singin’ in the Rain you really must watch it.
It was made over half a century ago but it still connects with viewers.
That’s the sign of a good story!
I really like the monthly posts by Joel Friedlander evaluating book covers on his website, THE BOOK DESIGNER.
The value for those of you who are producing eBooks is reading Joel’s comments about the designs. Check it out by clicking on the link below. You may also want to submit one of your covers for review.