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Chris Platt posts on 12/10/2007 2:32:33 PM Hi Kate -- or should I say, "Ribbit!" Nice to meet another fan. No, my family is between dogs at the moment. No, the only bulldog I ever had was an English Bull named Merrymug Romeo. Beautiful, loving, loyal, brave. Problem with English Bulls is that they are so full of love, so full of heart that they quickly become a huge part of your life -- when I was a teenager, Romeo slept on my chest every night -- all 75 lbs of him, and I woke up sneezing every day 'cause I was allergic, but so what? Then they die early. Romeo was only 8 yrs old when he died, same age as his enormous father. Dogs like that shouldn't leave so soon. It is just too heartbreaking. Frenchies are cute, but just not the same, I'm afraid. The ones I've met are more like Boston Bull Terriers than English Bulls. Please write again whenever you want to bail on grading papers.
frog princess posts on 12/10/2007 2:11:27 PM I'm practicing work avoidance right now. I should be grading a stack of papers, and instead I have a burning question about Sinbad. I'm rereading it after a number of years and wondering if you and your family still have dogs--and still have bulldogs? I do a lot of rescue work for French bulldogs and love the descriptions of Sinbad's behavior. I teach children's lit and I'm enjoying the characterization and local color I see in Sinbad and Me, as well as the humor, of course. You must have been a great kid if Steve's character is based on you. Very smart and empathetic. Very happy to see that you are working on a historical novel! Just in time for my nephew's bar mitzvah next year--they live near Concord, so it will be extra interesting for him. Best wishes, Kate
Chris Platt posts on 11/9/2007 4:50:31 PM yeah, yeah, you're just doing this to make me feel stupid -- and doing such a great job. I TRIED putting all the discernible letters together up to the @, after which I had figured the rest. Didn't work. Listen, you know my name, my MI is same as Orenthal Simpson's. To the right of "at" is a high-temperature e-mail service.

Pam posts on 11/9/2007 4:36:47 PM Hi Chris, I guess that means you didn't get an email from me to your account - rats. Just put all my letters together. I spelled out the non-letters. Thanks for trying!
Chris Platt posts on 11/9/2007 3:16:51 PM almost! I figured out the last half, don't think I got the first three words, 'cause I sent to what I thought it was and haven't heard back from you. Anyway you can reconfigure those first three words? I'm getting old and it's Friday evening and I'm running out of gas! Sorry!
Pam posts on 11/9/2007 10:40:28 AM So sorry about that. Let's just try my junk mail puel laedo ogli atyah oodo tcom then I'll close it. Thanks.
Chris Platt posts on 11/8/2007 4:49:50 PM Hah! Very cute, Pam! Sadly, I was never too good at ciphers, although my father used to tell people I was -- dunno where he got that idea, and Steve was, essentially, me. One problem is that what you posted has these characters, &# included with every five-digit number, which tends to muddy things up. By the way, you should know that there were some mysterious people using this message board a few months ago, to transmit oddball messages, and when they weren't speaking "in the clear" talking about something totally irrelevant, they always communicated in ciphers, which also had the form p&#12358, etc. Anyway, I'm having trouble translating what you sent, so maybe you can send it a different way, or try to contact someone with the same name as me, with a MI that's a fishhook, and whose email service runs at a high temperature.
Pam posts on 11/8/2007 3:36:10 PM Dear Chris I would like to get in contact with you about one of the books. Do you enjoy ciphers, as Steve does in Sindbad? Can you crack them like Herky in Tokyo? Please email to the pure English equiv. of pうえ llあ え どお glい @ やほ お. cおm
Chris Platt posts on 11/7/2007 5:35:08 PM Hi Pam, nice to hear from you. Yes, of course we can correspond directly, if we can figure out a way to do that without giving out our e-mail addresses to the general public, which would eventually swamp us both. I know because I posted mine once before and was buried within days. Hmmmm! Any ideas?
Pam posts on 11/7/2007 2:38:18 PM Hi Christopher, My husband introduced me to Sinbad after we had kids. He dug out his old battered copy (which, being a book artist, I am rebinding). I fell in love with it immediately for many reasons - the characters are fabulous (Sheriff & Minerva Landry, Herky, Mrs. Teska, Sinbad...) and loveable. The stories are intriguing, intelligent, funny, educational (home architecture), and page-turning. May I email you privately, or do I have to post? THanks, Pam
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