After dropping my mail-in ballot in the U.S. Postal Service drop box, the one only a few blocks from my house, I drove to Albertson’s Park to visit with one of my oldest friends. She’s around the same age as my youngest son, but she’s been my friend for many years. We met in college. … Continue reading I VOTED!
I spent the weekend pacing the floor moving from window to window unable to sleep because the “Animal House” chose to have two wild parties that weekend instead of just one. Both nights, Friday and Saturday, the parties started at 10:00 pm and ended around 2:00 am. I managed to get to sleep an hour … Continue reading Forgive Us Zoomers from a Sober Baby Boomer
Even after two years of self-publishing, I’m more than ever convinced that I’ve chosen this path, not for the money or fame, but as a way of connecting with readers. Rather than feeling disappointed in the small number of books sold over the last few years, I’m actually relieved. I have this superstitious belief that … Continue reading What’s More Important to Writers: Money & Fame or Connecting with Readers?
After spending five days working around the house and taking short trips to the Owyhees, I’ve been feeling an uncomfortable twitching, an itch to sit down at my computer and write. Taking time off work has been beneficial in so many ways. I’m sleeping better and some of the chores around the house are getting … Continue reading “Can I Get a Little Peace and Quiet Please,” A Writer’s Dilemma
I wish every hardworking person in the world a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. My plan is to break from my labors for a few weeks. Thank you, Peter J. McGuire for coming up with the idea of a holiday for workers. Thank you, New York City for having the first Labor Day parade … Continue reading Best Labor Day Wishes to All
I believe Michael Moore’s warning – we must be ready. During his podcast he warned American voters of the possibility that the Republican Party might create anarchy during voting, that the new radical Republican Party has hired 50,000 poll watchers for the upcoming 2020 General Election. How did we arrive at such a place – … Continue reading Like the Squirrels, We Must Be Ready for Winter
After watching Rising on YouTube’s The Hill, an independent news venue featuring Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, a venue which highlights politics in D.C., I now realize that with the help of the current useful idiot in the White House, and the fearmongering campaign by both political parties, Red and Blue, the biggest scare tactics … Continue reading Conspiracies from the Red and Blue
Elderly Americans are dying by the thousands now. According to Kamala Harris’ introduction as Biden’s new VP pick – every eighty seconds someone in America dies from Covid-19. And children are not immune to the virus as the White House claims; American children are contracting the virus by the hundreds, perhaps thousands by now, and … Continue reading America: No Country for the Sane
Before I decided to become a self-published author, I naively imagined ALL MY TIME would be spent dreaming up storylines and writing. Ha. Ha. What a naïve child I was back then. No, future writers, be warned, when you decide to become a self-published author and a sole proprietor of a new business, you have … Continue reading Self-Published Authors and All Their Hats
Photo by Colin Lloyd on Pexels.com Here are some words of wisdom to live by from a brave and noble man. As a thirty-three-year veteran of the Democratic Party representing the state of Georgia, John Robert Lewis was a member of a brave and noble group of people who fought for Civil Rights and Voting … Continue reading My Favorite Quotes from a Brave & Noble Man – John Robert Lewis