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You can now receive QT’s latest short story, “A Day in the Life of Woody and Tree,” with a purchase, setting your own price,  of QT’s comic thriller novel 60606.

“I can’t tell you how charmed I was by it. It’s kind of a detective story. There’s a hint of the end of the world. . . .”
–Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune and  WGN Radio’s “After Hours.”
 “60606 is Joseph Heller funny.”
–R.B., Omaha, Neb.

You can order at:
The ebook will be sent to you in PDF and versions compatible with Kindle, Nook and iBook.
And thank you.

Russian assets in the news

News Headline: “Trump denies his campaign worked with Russia to influence U.S. elections.”
News Headline: “U.S. intelligence committee is ‘confused,’ Russia spokesman says.”
And if Donald Trump and the Kremlin can’t be trusted, who can be?

. . . born every minute

News Headline: “President’s budget proposal hits Trump voters the hardest.”
There is always an upside, if you look for it.

QT news you can use

It is now the 16th day in a row without a single sunspot on the sun.
Not that there is any reason for concern.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Trump drops more than 200 spots on Forbes billionaire list.”
Failing Trump falls to $3.5 billion.
Claims “in excess” of $10 billion.
Dishonest. Sad.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . were never in eminent danger. . . .”
News Item: “. . . that no eminent danger existed. . . .”
There are times when only the most distinguished of dangers will do.
And is it time for QT’s quinquennial reminder that it isn’t “sacreligious,” but “sacrilegious”?


From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 101 years ago, The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity was published, followed 87 years to the day by  the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and it is left to the reader to decide which one wasn’t come up with by an Einstein.

Narcissistic sociopathy in the news

News Headline: “Trump supporters call for Hawaii boycott.”
As other states wonder how to get in on this, too.

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Trump: ‘My job is to represent the United States of America.’ ”
News Headline: “Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why.”
Maybe they’re coming to our rescue.

QT Exploding Cell Phone Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

Early Thursday afternoon, March 16, in the hardware aisle of the Costco in Puyallup, Wash.