Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

This issue we are taking the easy way out. Instead of writing something original on every line, we are going to provide a potpourri of stuff for these lazy, hazy days of summer.

Get It Right!



In memory of his passing, here is a little fact that should give all of us some assurance persistence pays. Presley recorded 28 takes of the song Hound Dog before pronouncing himself satisfied!

Other artists who took their time or yours.

  • Ralph Eliison spent seven years writing Invisible Man which won a National Book Award in 1952.
  • James Joyce spent 17 years writing Finnegans Wake which was published in 1939.
  • On the Road, a novel by Jack Kerouac, was written in April 1951 but not published until 1957.
  • The longest opera is Wagner’s Ring Cycle which clocks in at 18 hours (including intermission). It is made up of four “parts”, Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, and Götterdamerung.

We close with homage to the remaining days of summer.

Fancy Divediving girl

The fanciest dive that ever was dove
Was done by Melissa of Coconut Grove.
She bounced on the board and flew into the air
With a twist of her head and a twirl of her hair.
She did thirty-four jackknives, back-flipped and spun,
Quadruple gainered and reached for the sun,
And then somersaulted nine times and a quarter ~
And looked down and saw that the pool had no water.

~Shel Silverstein

 Have a happy!

About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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