Stodghill Says So

An opinionated posting on a variety of subjects by a former newspaper reporter and columnist whose daily column was named best in Indiana by UPI. The Blog title is that used in his high school sports predictions for the Muncie Evening Press.

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At the age of 18 I was a 4th Infantry Division rifleman in the invasion of Normandy, then later was called back for the Korean War. Put in a couple of years as a Pinkerton detective. Much of my life was spent as a newspaper reporter, sports writer and daily columnist. Published three books on high school sports in Ohio and Indiana. I write mystery fiction for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and others. Three books, Normandy 1944 - A Young Rifleman's War, The Hoosier Hot Shots, and From Devout Catholic to Communist Agitator are now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. So are four collections of short mysteries: Jack Eddy Stories Volumes 1 and 2, Midland Murders, and The Rough Old Stuff From Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

I'm Back in the Saddle Again - at Least For Now


Through no fault of my own the DSL that takes me to the Internet went belly up at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Through no action on my part it came back on at 3 p.m. Thursday, which was half an hour ago. While I did nothing to make it go away and nothing that I know of to bring it back, a lot happened during the interval.
First of all, Jackie learned a few new words. In German. A few in Italian. Words that will not be repeated here in any language.
Second, the world's number one hater of telephones - that's me - spent an hour or so on the phone talking with a couple of fellows in India or Pakistan or somewhere in that vicinity. As I didn't speak their language and they didn't speak mine, at least not very well, a joyous time was had by all.
Most of my end of the conversations went like this:
"What did you say?"
"How was that again?"
"Repeat that, would you?"
"I didn't understand what you just said."
There were a couple of high spots, such as the following:
"Did you ask if I have a brain in my head?"
"Oh, you asked if the light was still red. Sorry about that."
So you get the idea. Anyway the DSL is working. At the moment.

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