Surviving to the 100th Blog Post

I posted my first blog on October 5, 2016. It warned I would share things I found interesting and that I hadn’t a particular theme for the posts. I have been true. I have posted some about family, about my favorite pastime—bowling, about writing a novel, about the Pipeline soccer teams I help coach, and more. There are Ninety-nine in fact.

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

The refrain most often heard by me today has been, “Where were you on that day?” The day being September 11. 2001. What are your memories of that day? Will you remember September 11?   I worked for a government contractor on 9.11 and scheduled to fly to Dallas and …

Pipeline Soccer Teams at 2018 Spirit Kickoff Tournament

  I previously blogged about making memories. This weekend two Pipeline Girls team made memories at the 2018 Spirit United Kickoff Classic Tournament. Pipeline 2006 Girls Black The Pipeline 2006 Girls Black team is a meld of Pipeline players from last year and girls recruited after the May tryouts. The …

Memories, Making and Sharing Memories….

Memories Road trips are a place to make memories and learn of other’s memories. Road trips are something we are familiar and comfortable with. Pack the car, settle the kids, charge off to the destination, a short stay, and return to home. This weekend followed the menu with one exception, …

Vacation to South Texas in July

Vacation to high temperatures Who takes a vacation to South Texas in July? We hesitate to say it is my wife and I. And we brought two grandchildren with us. It was in the high 80’s when we left Maryland in our RV. We saw the temperature gradually rise as …

A Hodgepodge Week

What do you blog when life is great, and nothing unusual is happening? How about a hodgepodge. An RV Excursion? My wife and I will take three grandkids on an RV excursion to Corpus Christi, Texas next week. We, she and I, have got the thirty-foot RV ready. We had …

Instant Pot-A versatile mealmaker

It is not often a kitchen appliance impresses me, but the Instant Pot is one. Instant Pot Ultra 8 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer Last October, I bought the eight quart size as …

A Pantser Moves to Scrivener

Word has to go A year ago, I wrote a 53k novel during NaNoWriMO using Microsoft Word 2013. In January this year, I started to edit and revise it using Word. Recently, I transferred the work-in-progress (WIP) to Scrivener. Word aficionados may disagree with my evaluation and comparison. Word is …

Dealing with a Critique Website Critiquer’s Reviews

Finding a Critiquer Critique websites provide the opportunity to have your work reviewed by persons you don’t know and have only a passing relationship. I subscribe to a critique website, and I submitted a chapter to the site, desiring an unbiased evaluation. I requested comment on whether the critiquer found the content …

Adventures in the garden

The garden includes pots This week saw changes to my backyard. My wife and I added several vegetable plants in pots to our garden. These joined peppers and tomatoes in three raised beds. The pots currently decorate part of the deck, near the electric smoker. They will need a better …