Friday, June 8, 2018

Back cover - version 2.0...

Dear Faithful Readers:

Thanks for the interesting feedback on the proposed back cover copy for Street Cred. Based on your suggestions, here is the revised version:

Nicholas Shane Jr. heads for work on a bright June morning, his first day on the job with the Vallejo Street Department. Nick has definite goals in mind: earn a baseball scholarship to a major university, bank a few dollars to pay the bills, and hold on to Donna, his first love. But his most important goal is to honor the legacy of his late father, a legend for his blue-collar work ethic. With his father's lunch pail in hand, Nick has no idea of the adventures ahead or the characters he will meet along the way. It's a road with many potholes, but it teaches him the lessons of friendship, loyalty, love, and loss. Nick travels far from home, but his heart never leaves the streets of Vallejo.

C.W. Spooner returns to his roots for this story of home, family, and friends, both old and new.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

In a time of trouble, words of reconciliation...

          And if there is one overriding reality in this country, it is the danger that we have an erosion of a sense of national decency. Make no mistake. Decency is at the heart of the matter. Poverty in this country is indecent. Illiteracy is indecent. The death or maiming of brave young men in the swamps of Asia, that is also indecent.

          It is also indecent for man to work with his back and his hands in the valleys of California without hope of ever seeing his son enter a university. It is indecent for the best of our young people to be driven to alienation and the terrible exile of drugs and violence, to allow their hearts to wither in rage and with hatred.

          This in my judgment in the year 1968 is a time to create, not to destroy. This is a time for men to work with a sense of decency and not with bitterness. This is a time to begin again...
                                                                                  Robert F. Kennedy
                                                                                  March 23, 1968
                                                                                  San Jose, California