An explanation from the author

The snippets of text you are about to read in the following chapters are not a part of a book.  They are a part of a manuscript which hopes one day to be a book.  Or at least its author hopes so.

I’ve done things a bit backwards here: I’ve written a manuscript, put up a website with bits and pieces from the manuscript on it, and am now hoping for a publisher to come along.  A bit like fishing I suppose.

So enjoy.  I hope you find what you read amusing, entertaining and educational.  If you’re not from Arizona, don’t worry – there’s plenty in each chapter having nothing to do with Arizona and everything to do with the city, country and people I happen to be running roughshod over in that chapter.  If you happen to be a publisher on the other hand, then I’m your huckleberry.  Please, by all means, contact me.