That kind of ceramic is not my thing, but one of the potters in the studio at Windward Community College where I do my work has a greenhouse and specialized in what I call, “garden pottery” and he made some for me.
When she asked what she owed me for the three of them, I said, “Nothing. Please accept them.”
“No. No. I insist on paying you something. I wouldn’t have asked for them if I didn’t intend to pay for them,” she said.
“I see,” I said thinking. “Well, the one has a crack in the bottom so it is a ‘second’ if not a ‘reject’ so there will be no charge for that one. Now, let’s see, the other two are top-of-the-line punk holders. There’s storage, shipping and handling, and of course, taxes which comes to, one million, one hundred thirty-six thousand, seven hundred twenty-two dollars and thirty-six cents. We’ll forget the 36 cents. – Cash only please. No checks or credit cards.”
“I see. Well, I don’t have that much on me right now so you’ll have to wait a while.”
“No hurry,” I said. “Whenever.”
Now, I don’t know about you, but I think it is kind cool to go to my grave knowing someone owes me $1,136,722.36. Fact is, I don’t know another person, can claim someone owes them over a million dollars, the government maybe, or some corporation, but not a person.
Oh well. Till next time – May your millions of happy smile pile up one on top of the other – Aloha.
In the paper department I have signed a contract for another novel with Second Wind Publishing. The title is, A Short and Futile Life. Have no idea when it will be released, but you can bet your sweet boots I’ll let you know when I know.
It is a near future novel about life in the United States when most, if not all, the personal rights stated and the Bill of Rights have been revoked for the good of the whole.
In the mud department I am still doing pots, bowls, mugs and sculptures, but I’ve added a new line of platters based on Hawaiian quilt patterns. These platters a 16 to 18 inches across; probably a little big to serve a family of 4, but about right for that family luau.
Well, that’s about it for a beautiful Sunday Morning and just to encourage me, why don’t you try one of my books. – Every good thoughts to you and Aloha – pjs/
Desperate Voyage, is a World War II story of courage, love, murder and an enemy attack on a British freighter. It is available from All Thing That Matter Press and on Amazon. The Kindle edition is only $5.99,
It is based on my recollections of crossing the South Atlantic as a boy during WW II.
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