Monthly Archives: July 2013

New for 2013: eBook version of “Fish Camping”

I am happy to announce, that my book “Fish Camping” is now available as an eBook on in the Kindle format.

Thank you to Sleeping Cat Books for doing such a great job of converting it to this format. Also, my cat Calvin personally approved my choice of editor.

Please click here to order it.

Chopped liver



Out and about a few weeks ago for some exercise, I stopped in afterwards at one of my favorite pie shops (and you can stop that grinning and snickering) and ordered 1/2 a banana cream pie from the young man behind the counter. He acknowledged my order, collected what was due, and gave me my change, and a receipt as well. Then he started to cut several pies on the counter behind him into small slices, and put them into plastic containers. At one point, he wasn’t faring that well, and one of his co-workers showed him how to tilt the knife properly, so as to retain the appetizing appeal of the pie, rather than demolish it. Thus I waited, and waited some more. Then Mr. pie-slicer turned around, and asked me: “can I help you?” Err…let’s see, I’m on the quiet side, but I’m also 6′ 2, and I don’t believe I look like chopped liver, but apparently he needed a gentle reminder, that I indeed was waiting for my 1/2 banana cream pie that I had purchased from him. Perplexed, he seemed to remember my order now, and I was able to leave the pie shop with my much-anticipated pie, with the customer behind me smiling from ear to ear at this little slice of life, if you forgive the pun. Mr. pie-cutter must have had a lot on his mind.

May you have the joy of a slice of pie this week (banana cream is very good) and share some too.

Matthias Leue