Looks like the big news that I promised a while back is finally coming to pass. It has to do with something that'll be in this coming Sunday's New York Daily News. I'm still going to be a little secretive because (a) I don't want to spoil the surprise, and (b) there's always the chance that the piece might be postponed. But, just as a tease, I will tell you that it has something to do with Joey McKeown.
Please don't ask Joey to disclose the surprise, as I'm trusting he'll keep his lips sealed 'til the big day. And yes, Joel knows too, but his lips are also sealed—or at least, they're otherwise occupied, as I'm about to leave for Cleveland to visit him for the weekend.
When the piece comes out, chances are it'll draw some new readers to this blog. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's read The Dawn Patrol up to now, especially those with whom I've corresponded and who have left comments. I'm very grateful for the support and fellowship that you've shown me. It's a wonderful feeling to post entries with the knowledge that you'll read them.
Lastly, one note to my personal friends reading this: If you need to reach me, please call on my cell phone. I've never been good at responding to my e-mail—though I read all of it—and the situation does not look likely to improve...though the rest of my life, thank God (and with a nod to St. Maximilian), keeps getting better.