This weekend, the New Orleans Saints play the Chicago Bears. In Chicago. If the Saints win, they go to the Super Bowl. If you would have told me that I would type that last sentence in a non-fiction setting during my lifetime, I would have said that you were delusional. Sweet, but delusional. But here we are. Pulitzer winner Richard Ford talked about what the Saints mean to New Orleans on NPR last weekend. I haven’t heard what “Sausage King” Abe Froman has to say about the Bears. Geaux Saints!
If you’ve ever dreamed of opening your own bookstore, check out the new blog for Wordsmiths Books. The “coming soon” independent book store will be opening in Decatur, GA at some point in the near future (they’re shooting for May 18). It doesn’t sound like the location has been finalized yet (please be within walking distance of the Brick Store Pub and Taqueria del Sol). Decatur is just a hop, skip, and 15 minute ride from my house, so I’m looking forward to this. The store’s web site (separate from the blog) is here. Anyway, the blog is just starting out, and it makes for fascinating reading. Geaux, Wordsmiths gang, Geaux!