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The RECAP issue, #204

November 19, 2018

Dear Reader,

The new issue of Musea #204 is out at the usual suspected places, been mailed to the usual suspects, and will be online at the slightly suspicious Musea website soon!

This issue is the RETROGRADE Issue, a recap of the last 25 years and 203 issues that went before. Lots of surprises here for every reader, from the casual to the faithful!

Look and see what you think. Comments welcome.

Tom Hendricks – editor.

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Four Poems on Animals

September 1, 2018

Scamper! Scamper!
little rabbit.
Hide in the hedges
little rabbit!

Black flash across the pond!
A waterbug or the shadow of a moth?

“Show me how
the cricket jumps!”
The boy’s eyes
shift about –
He’s thinking ….

like Schrodinger’s cat
my future is uncertain.
Unwrap the box,
pull back the curtain!

The Little Girl with the Big Name

August 15, 2018

https://youtu.be/AWFSbgO3uSw

Sayings of Editor Art – a dozen more

August 14, 2018

Numbers count!

Everybody’s got a book but nobody’s got a reader!

You are arguing with the tires, not the driver.

The camera adds 10 pounds? What did you use 4 cameras?

When the bottom bricks crumble the top falls too.

When you get to meaningless, you get to the point.

Journalism has now shifted from research, writing, editing, to an anchor asking, “What do you think?” or even worse, “What do you feel?”

When armed and trained police and security are being shot, there are too many guns in the wrong hands.

The choice, an armed state starting with airports, schools, and government buildings, or reasonable gun laws that keep guns out of the wrong hands.

With gerrymandering and other voting poll tricks, voting is more a rubber stamp then a consensus.

Those two women are beautiful in any language!

Q. Where did my glass go?
A. Scotland!

First review for Downtown With the Book of Renown

January 21, 2016

Dear Readers,
I got my first review for my kid’s mystery Downtown With the Book of Renown. Here it is, or see my blog.

Title: Downtown With the Book of Renown
Subtitle: ?
Author: Tom Hendricks
Genre: Young Adult – Mystery

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Downtown With the Book of Renown: Question Mark is a young adult short mystery story written by Tom Hendricks. Tom and Brad love mystery stories, and the two boys found themselves right in the middle of their own mystery/adventure after Brad’s strange accident outside the basement cafe where he and his parents were eating. Brad had finished early and decided to look around outside the cafe while his parents finished their meals. A large man rushed out from behind them and raced to the door, knocking into Brad and causing him to fall down. Brad was trying to get back onto his feet when he heard loud voices and gunshots from the street level. He could see the fat man’s body half hanging over the wall over his head, and he noticed the man’s hand opening. A small black book fell from his fingers and landed right near Brad’s shoe. He couldn’t help but grab it and put it in his pocket. What he found inside was quite irresistible indeed.

Who can resist the lure of a treasure map? I certainly couldn’t, nor would I have expected mystery buffs, Tom and Brad, to do anything more than follow the clues. Tom Hendricks’ short mystery story for young adults, Downtown With the Book of Renown: Question Mark, sparkles with excitement and energy as the two adventurers travel downtown in search of treasure. The reader is privy to the enhanced effects their enthusiasm lends to even the most prosaic everyday scenes witnessed from the windows of a public bus, and one can’t help but get more and more involved as they near the spot marked X on the map. I had a marvelous time reading Downtown With the Book of Renown. Tom and Brad’s adventure was reminiscent of those classic Hardy Boys adventures I grew up reading, and I’m sincerely hoping to read more of their further adventures. While geared toward a young adult audience, preteen readers and adults who are still young-at-heart will most likely enjoy Downtown With the Book of Renown as much as I did. It’s most highly recommended.

The review website allows the author to reply to his reviews. Here is my reply Jack Magnus, thanks for your review.
Downtown will most likely be the first and last adventure for the boys. I have many projects going, and this book project was one of them.
I had taken notes for it for at least 15 years. It had a number of plots that were interwoven, etc.
I don’t think that will happen again. Though I do have a film script where two boys find a rocket in a cave ….
Perhaps I can tie Tom and Brad into another novel as minor characters that my readers might remember from this. PS just for fun, I grew up with a friend named Brad Baker, and my name is Tom.
This was something we probably would have gotten into if the circumstances had happened to us. It was part tribute to our friendship and the fun we had.


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