Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Monday Musings: If You Build It
Today is a holiday in the USA. It is Independence Day, more familiarly known as the Fourth of July. It is the day we here in the states commemorate our separation from Great Britain and the forming of our own nation. We've come a long way since those days in the 1700s. We've seen a … Continue reading Wednesday- Well, Not Quite Wisdom
Well, you know, right? I have the house done, and we got our tree on Saturday. It's a beautiful balsam- nicely shaped and full, but not so full it takes up the entire room. Lights are on it and I will get the ornaments done. Many thanks, as usual, to our friends at Lawndale Farm … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….
Which would be my usual Wednesday post. Of course, I spent most of yesterday thinking it was Thursday, and I didn't have to do a blog post. Not sure when I thought I did the Wednesday Wanderings, but there it is. I blame it on the Monday holiday. I mean, yeah, I like a long … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: I Think I Missed Something
This is what Labor Day looks like at my house. I hope yours looks similar. Or, if you do have to work, hope you get at least some of this in.
I'm writing this on Sunday, which is Father's Day here in the USA. It's the day we set aside to honor the fathers in our lives, and to thank them for all they have done, and do, for us. It's a bittersweet day for me, and more especially this year. My Dad died in 2012. I … Continue reading Monday Musings: Father’s Day
These are some seriously gorgeous photos of the Milky Way: Landscape Astrophotography Have you ever heard of a brinicle? Neither had I, until I saw this: Brinicle Okay, so maybe it wasn't the most efficient spacecraft ever, and I doubt Darth Vader is going to be knocking on these guys' door anytime soon, but you … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Astrophotography, Brinicle, RC Star Destroyer, and Minions Sing!
This was in response to a challenge to write a story about how a holiday either brings a couple together, or pulls them apart. Given the time of year, most of the stories have centered on Christmas. And not all of them are warm and fuzzy. This one isn't exactly in that category, either. I … Continue reading Christmas Spirit: A Holiday Tale
Thanksgiving was, once again this year, at our daughter's house in MA. With the addition of several grandchildren who are well out of the infant seat stage, our dining room is not nearly big enough anymore. We had eleven adults, three children, and one infant. Not to imply that poor Logan is not a child, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Mostly Post-Thanksgiving Stuffs
First thing I have to do is send a shout-out to our chili friend, Scott Navaroli from Massachussetts, who became the 2015 International Chili Society Salsa champion at the World Championship in Reno, Nevada this weekend. It is always good when a champion comes from our chili family. I always thought Scott made a championship … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili Champions and One More Cook Off, Brrrr!, and Here Come the Holidays