Cool story, Bro!

My sister travels a lot for work, and this weekend she was in the Atlanta airport waiting for a flight to Kansas City. There were other people there wearing Chiefs and Bills jersey’s giving each other some good-natured razzing when a man wearing a Dallas Cowboys jacket sat down near her.

“Look as these idgits.”, he said to her.
“Yeah, they’re fired up,” my sister replied, “by the way, I’m a Cowboys fan, too.”
“I could tell you are someone with some common sense,” he said. “I guess it’s true that Texans can spot Texans.”

At this point, I have to mention that my sister said it was evident that the man she was talking to was military. He was the right age, had the haircut, had the build, and had all of the military habits that service members pick up. She knows how to spot that being the wife of a Navy man. But I digress…

Then the man says to my sister, ” It’s a lot like this book I read recently where it talks about ‘the Spirit of Texas’ and how it bonds the people together… I can’t remember the name of it, though.”
“Could it be ‘The Stars at Knight’ by Rob Bartley?” she asked.
“That’s it!” he replied, ” Have you read it?”
“Yes, I know the author,” she replied, “Have you read the second one?”
“I finished it a week ago. We’ve been passing it around the barracks.”, he replied.
“Well, he’s working on the third one right now.”, She informed him, “He’s trying to be done by May. You should hit him up on Instagram or Facebook.”

At that point, they announced that the soldier’s flight had a gate change, and he said good bye and left. My sister, marveling at how small a world it is, sent me a text about it and later told me the story. All I can say about it is that I love it. I’m so proud that they’re passing my books around at the barracks, and I hope they enjoy it.

The best part of having fans is that I get to share my story with people and, hopefully, entertain them for a while. It’s an extraordinary thing!

In light of that, I wanted to give a quick update and let you know that I’m working on Chapter 15 now. The story is gliding along like it’s on skids, and I’m excited about the turns it’s taking. In the meantime, I leave you with a meme.

Folks, if we can come together over mittens and memes, we’re going to be ok. Take a deep breath and relax. We have one life, and we never get this moment back. Spend as much of it as you can in joy.

Rob Bartley


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