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January 26th, 2017
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Loc on For the Clerisy 87 (Brant Kresovich, ed.)
Dear Brant:

Many thanks for For the Clerisy 87. I sure understand what you write about re time. I often do not find time for writing letters these days. I am having a helluva time finding work, and sometimes, correspondence is the last thing I want to think about. Yet, it gives me a welcome break from searching the job sites.

I will make an admission…I have read no books at all in 2016. Having had little money for books is one reason, but I am just not motivated to read any more. Maybe once I am working again, I might take a book off the To Be Read pile, and get back into it. Since reinventing ourselves as steampunk vendors some years ago, I find I enjoy making jewelry much more.

It’s been a long time since I read anything by Rex Stout. Do you think that the stories could be redone for television the same way Poirot and Holmes were? They might make good period pieces. I remember Maury Chaikin as Nero Wolfe, and he played up Wolfe’s eccentricities well.

The news has been hard to watch since October, and now that the Liar-in-Chief has taken office, not just America is under threat, but so is the rest of the world. He’s threatening to walk away from NAFTA if he doesn’t get a better deal, threatens our government, and threatens your democracy. It looks like Canada is one of the few remaining progressive countries left, and I have been asked more then ten times how to become a Canadian citizen, and do I have room on my couch. Most of those requests are serious. If this continues, some terrible history may be made, and I cannot see how anyone would, in their right minds, vote Republican ever again. The GOP has sold their souls.

What a happy way to wind up a letter. Anyway, I should wind this up, and get back to the job search again, oh, what fun. Take care, and I hope you will have some time for another issue in the future.

                                                                                               Yours, Lloyd Penney.

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