So, Mike learned yesterday from his agent in New York that he has an offer from a major publisher to publish his book, The Twelve Step Pathway: A Heroic Journey of Recovery. Woot! Woot! We are excited here in the Gordon household. Mike is gratified that his agent refers to it as an important book. Hopefully, it will be influential in the lives of troubled people who will benefit from seeing themselves as being involved on a Heroic Journey leading to recovery and self-love (instead of thinking of themselves as hopeless losers and drunks). Maybe the enhanced spirituality of people’s lives can overcome so much fear and hatred of self and others that we have in today’s world. We have yet to learn when the book will become available. Stay tuned.

Thank goodness Halloween is over. Nothing makes a black cat like myself more nervous than Halloween. It seems to me that people around here have gone over the top with their yard decor celebrating death and ghoulishness. It must be a way of acting out all the stress people are under: fears about the cost of living, (un)employment, the threat to our democracy, rising ethnic hatred and antisemitism. What am I leaving out? Anyway, I suppose it is a harmless display except for those of us who are black cats. There is quite a history of persecution of witches who have been associated with black cats. People used to think that witches could turn themselves into black cats and torment people in various nefarious ways. I have blogged about this previously. It is fascinating how the subliminal paranoia in our society can erupt into overt insanity, all triggered by fear. The fear of witches is pretty much a thing of the past, except that the phenomenon of craziness has emerged in the Q-anon nonsense. It would be easy just to laugh these people off as nut-jobs, except that popular politicians seem to be appealing to these people and gaining their support; and some of them actually seem to believe this idiocy, hard as this is to imagine. And these politicians are associated with the Republican Party, one of the two parties that have the power to control the government. In the last century we saw how frightened and angry people who were suffering financially because of runaway inflation after WWI allowed the National Socialist Party to gain control of the government in Germany, and we all know where that led. People who think that malignant dangerous people couldn’t gain control of the government of the USA are, in my opinion, kidding themselves. We have an election coming up next week. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Mike says that today is the 36th anniversary of the death of his father, Moses Gordon. His spirit lives on in our hearts. Mike says he was a smart, funny, loveable, hard-working man who was devoted to his family, and with whom Mike had a wonderful relationship. Mike feels blessed to have had Moe Gordon as his dad.

So, not much else is happening in our lives, typically a good thing according to the “no news is good news” philosophy. I will say the fall weather has been spectacular. Autumn is my favorite season of the year. For those of you who don’t live in the South and don’t know what tea olive smells like, all I can say is that I feel sorry for you. I wish to all of you peace, good health, and much love in all of your relationships, and until next time, so long from Happy Meadows!

Author: Black Magic

Black Magic is a handsome, charming, and self-absorbed cat who lives with Mike and Judy Gordon in Marietta, Georgia. He is about 7 years old, and he will remind you at every opportunity that his grandfather was Black Jack, that famous cat who wrote his own autobiography. Black Magic has a great many opinions, and despite his natural feline arrogance, he seems to be genuinely spiritual. But the reader can decide for him/herself.

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  1. Congratulations Dr. G on your new 12 step book! I would love to buy a copy when it gets published and on the market. I am still doing very well with Dr. Richards. It sounds like life is treating you well these days. I’m glad Georgia cat is still sharing the good news. I just wanted to say hello. May God continue to bless you and your family.

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