Return from Hiatus
Gotta love life as a writer with a day job! Things were going along smoothly for a while, then three weeks ago, two things happened. One of our volunteer drivers took a couple of vacations and the EMS gods made life a little more than interesting. I will say that I’ve now been on four…
Update for February 2023
I hate this kind of post, especially for a blog. I love and hate attention seeking. Yes, it’s nice to be recognized, but with recognition comes the risk of being put down. This last week I realized this holds me back from completing stories. If I want an excuse, one will appear since writing is…
Patented Pain Preventative
‘Bet it cost a fortune,’ you say! Not at all! Today, I’m offering the first five bottles for the very reasonable price of two bits a bottle.
Lessons in an Old Jeep: Part 2
Recreation was not the sole purpose of this trip. I needed to wake my old self. I wondered if I still had the grit to face challenges alone.
I can’t say 2022 was the most eventful or adventurous year of my life, but it certainly saw one of my lifetime lows and a couple of its highs.
Where Have I Been?
…many people have given me the same sage advice that you can’t please everyone. However, when that way of thinking is part of your core programming, you literally can’t shut it off…
Nanowrimo Plan 2022
The last time I tackled a novel for a third time, I finally finished the story with enough content worth editing, and it became my second book.
Westerns: The Stories That Formed Me
So I asked Mister Palmer if mentors had to be real people. After I pleaded my case for writing about how cowboys and gunslingers inspired be to be me.
I tuned in to 99.9 this weekend to find the non-stop stream of Christmas music. This song, sung by the lounge singing great, Frank Sinatra, came around. How many people know the song “Happy Holidays!” is the flagship song of a movie called Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astair and Margorie Reynolds? It was…
That incident in particular gave rise to our favorite line, “Hold on! I’m going to do something stupid!”