My Shoulders Hurt

Okay, I’m a bad blogger, but I got ‘scuses.

First, I spend an average of 2 hours a day fencing my lot. It involves 2.5 tons of concrete to mix, 150 fence posts, and a manual posthole digger. That usually leaves me shagged out, as I do it every-other day most times. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays I go to Krav Maga. Now, for those that don’t recognize that little term, it’s the self-defense/fighting style of the Israeli Defense Force. It’s codified dirty fighting in the opinion of some. As a former student of judo many years ago, I can attest to how effective it is in teaching survival skills. My police academy instructors would have loved this back in the day. At the end of the class, I’m soaked in sweat and more useless than usual.

I’ve also been beta-reading Michael DiMercurio’s latest book. It’s fantastic. We expect it out later this fall. Still have to do the audio book, but that’s pending the publisher’s approval of the manuscript. 

Almost last but not least, on the big reasons for missing my job here on the blog, I finally finished the edit/narration of the devotional (up on the right side of the blog.)  Massive amounts of time went into that, since it had over 370 sound files to perfect. But, and it’s just my humble opinion, REASONED RESILIENCY: A RATIONAL DEVOTIONAL FOR FIRST RESPONDERS is awesome.


Finally, I’m working on a secret project for an author. God has a funny way of putting people together, and it turns out I knew this guy decades ago. His books are incredible, and I have some unique skills that made me the ideal for narrating it. I will reveal more when he gives the greenlight, but I’m loving the heck out of the work.


I’ll be back before Memorial Day. I promise.

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Joseph Courtemanche

About Joseph Courtemanche

I'm a conservative Christian author who's been happily married for over 30 years. I am a Veteran of the United States Navy, Naval Security Group. I speak a few languages, I have an absurd sense of humor and I'm proud to be an American.


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