- File Size: 1205 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Cinder Path Press (August 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014LPAQGW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,302,387 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
What Took So Long?: A Group-Phobic, Uncomfortable Competitor's Journey to Mahjong - A Memoir Essay Kindle Edition
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With my dear OH working as well, we both were mentally tired by the time we got home. And with both of us marrying late in life, 43 and 39; I’m the one who’s 43, we decided not to have children. The weekend was the time we had to ourselves, dining out, going to movies [paying the senior discounted prices], shopping trips to malls with an hour drive from our home.
Even though I grew up at about the same time as Ms. Marple, my mother every got involved with playing Mahjong; instead they played a rummy card game known as Kalooki[e]; which is similar to the tile game known as Rummy-O. After retiring I joined by near-by senior center where both of these games are played after eating lunch; and naturally I gravitated towards playing Kalooki[e]. The player mix of backgrounds is basically the same as the author’s, and I’m the one who got outed for being analytical.
Since retiring I started my second career, a career in which I’ve fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming an author; and right now I’ve got two books already self-published with three more on the way. This career hit a bump, my writing stopped and I gravitated towards being a Book Reviewer, and in the past two years I’ve already reviewed 375 books. And I’m now back to my writing and hopefully will have my third book out before the end of this end.
Ms. Meredith Marple and myself apparently have one thing in common, and that the one thing is each of us saying: “I’ve got to be me.”
And the one song which I feel fits both of us too a “T” is, “I’ve Got to Be Me.”
Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I gotta be me, I've gotta be me
What else can I be but what I am
I want to live, not merely survive
And I won't give up this dream
Of life that keeps me alive
I gotta be me, I gotta be me
The dream that I see makes me what I am
That far away prize, a world of success
Is waiting for me if I heed the call
I won't settle down, won't settle for less
As long as there's a chance that I can have it all
I'll go it alone, that's how it must be
I can't be right for somebody else
If I'm not right for me
I gotta be free, I've gotta be free
Daring to try, to do it or die
I've gotta be me
For giving me something which I, and many readers, can relate to, I’ve given this book 5 STARS.
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