Oh, Max! Do I get two birthdays each year?? How wonderful! I did get the Smith & Wesson, but I didn't remember it was my birthday. Guess I'm getting old, or else the 14 youngun's have caused me to lose my mind.
Thank you for thinking of me So far, I'm still unsure. The manager is going through applications and told me I was free to call him next week if he didn't call me by the end of this one (this happened on Monday). So I think I'll call him Sunday or Monday if I don't hear from him. I'm planning on applying at a movie theater and another restaurant tomorrow so I have other investments. Thanks again! God bless you
Yes, MN is the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but actually we have more like 20,000, but who's counting? Canada is just north of us, but I only went once to your wonderfully scenic country when we crossed over to Windsor via Detroit, oddly enough, so I haven't had the privilege to really see Canada. We kind of think of it as that big empty space north of us. Silly, I know, but we as you say we are truly ignorant about it. And we do sit on the Canadian Shield that peaks in about the center of the state and then falls away to the south, deciding the route of our western rivers, including the Mississippi that begins at the southern end of Lake Itasca in Itasca State Park in northeastern MN. I walked across the Mississippi there. Anyway, thanks for contacting me and getting to know something about MN. Ya sure ya bet ya!
It's fascinating, though, to follow Alan a Dale as he struggles with his teenage hero worship of Robin and his maturing loathing for how immoral Robin seems to be. Since Alan is writing this from his old age (64), I'm wondering how he's going to reconcile himself to Robin's flaws and misdeeds, in further books. At the end of one book, older Alan seems to be a much more merciful man than Robin was. I love Robin Hood, too, and I willed myself to think of this version as a different man altogether.
I just finished reading Outlaw and Holy Warrior by Angus Donald. They are the first two in a series of novels about Robin Hood, as told by Alan a Dale. It isn't Errol Flynn's Robin Hood, but a very good read, and probably closer to the truth of the era. You might enjoy them.
“Experience teaches that the man who exercises a frequent and rigid censorship over his thoughts, words and actions, is better capable of hating and avoiding evil and of cultivating earnestly what is good”
- St Pius X