On Saturday, we went to Spiedie Fest in BInghamton. Spie adies are a bit of a local thing here. It's chunks of marinated meat, originally lamb, but now made with pork and chicken also, grilled and served on slices of soft Italian bread. It's a summer thing that started in BInghamton, and isn't known too … Continue reading It’s a Local Thing
I have been able to get some steady work done on writing this week. That's a nice improvement from all of last year, where I got very little done. I have gotten through a first read-through and revision on all twenty-four of the short short stories. That was one of the big goals for this … Continue reading More Writing Getting Done
A collection of things that have been going on around here of late: We lost my Mom in early May. She was 93, and had a stroke last August which she recovered from relatively well. She had some weakness, although she was walking a little. Her speech was slurred at times and she had trouble … Continue reading Miscellanea
Next week, March 7-13, is Read an E-Book Week. All of my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords during the week. All will be at least 50% off, with several free choices. Lots of books will be on sale from other independent authors, as well. It's a good time to load up … Continue reading Read An E-Book Week, 2021
Did August seem like a month that both slid by at breakneck speed and crawled so slowly it seemed to be moving backward at times? It sure did to me. And here it is September. The year is winding down, and I can't say that I will miss 2020 when the calendar finally turns over … Continue reading Well, Hello There, September!
Well, there are. Most of them are the Halloween stories I have written over the last few years. I add to them when I have something I think you might like. I just published another one, called Get A Clew, that is pretty much a straight up murder mystery. If you are interested in reading … Continue reading Hey, Did You Know There Are Free Stories Here?
I have been a bit MIA here lately. I know. I am sorry. It was "stuff" and we all know how that goes. A week ago last Thursday, I had to take the BaldMan to the emergency room for another bout of cellulitis in his leg. This time, the right one. The others have been … Continue reading Monday Musings: Life, the Universe, and, Oh, Boy, Everything
February is the worst month, as far as I am concerned. It seems to go on forever. It's often cold, but you know the warm weather is not far off and that just makes it seem colder. Many February days are gloomy, cloudy, and gray. Makes me want to just nap through the whole month, … Continue reading Whatever Wednesday: Random Stuff Around Here
(Those of you not in the USA or who are not football fans can skip the first paragraph.) This was kind of a weird weekend. We didn't watch any football on Sunday. It was the Pro Bowl, and honestly, we gave up watching that one a few years ago. It's just a big media foofra … Continue reading Monday Musings: Games, Poke, a Groundhog, Writing, and a Book for You
I have been feeling a bit lost since the beginning of the year. I took some time off of my usual writing schedule over the holidays, and after the New Year, I had my release of The Demon's in the Details to deal with, and that added to the time away from actual writing. Now that … Continue reading What’s Up These Days?