There’s a long running joke between the Timothy James Beck writers that anyone and anything we write about will cease to exist after our books are published. It’s somewhat eerie that The Big Cup, Crossroads Books and Market, Lobo, Anna Nicole Smith, Don Knotts, the Gulf Coast of Mississippi…closed, gone, damaged, etc., and we mentioned them in various books. And that’s an impartial list. Coincidence? Yes. We take no responsibility. In chapter two (Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday) of THE DEAL Becky and I wrote a scene where Aaron and Alexander go to the YMCA in downtown Houston, whereupon Alexander meets “Blue Shorts” and whacky mayhem ensues. Today I see this headline on my Google homepage: Landmark downtown YMCA to soon face demolition
Another one bites the dust.