For the first time since the knee injury, I had a very productive day yesterday. By the time I shut down the laptop last night, I’d managed to do more than 6k words of fiction and a couple thousand words in blog posts and responses to comments. Yes, it did require me moving locations periodically, but it worked. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it continues to do so today. So far, it looks like it will, as seen by my Sports Illustrated “Sportsperson of the Year” story linked below.

I have a blog post up at Victory Girls this morning. Instead of going with a heavily political post, which is what I’d originally planned, I decided to cover Sports Illustrated’s decision to name J. J. Watt and Jose Altuve as their “Sportsperson of the Year”. I can’t think of any two athletes who more personify what I think of as an athlete of the year than these two men, both of whom also exemplify the phrase #HoustonStrong. I applaud SI for wanting the award “ to celebrate a new generation of athletes who care, in all senses of the word: caring about humanitarian efforts, about social and political justice, about their communities and about their crafts.”

Kudos to Sports Illustrated for naming these two men their “Sportsperson of the Year”.

There’s much more in the news today, so much if I start blogging about it, I’ll get no fiction written. So I will leave you with a couple of links for your consideration:

Can the allegations against Conyers get any worse?

More fallout at the CFPB over Trump appointment?

James Comey can’t help himself, can he?

It isn’t enough that Brian Ross won’t be reporting on the President. Why hasn’t he been fired?

Finally, Time Magazine names the “the Silence Breakers” its Person of the Year.

Now it’s time to get to work. Until later!