Happy New Year

Thank you and Happy New Year to those who have spent time with me on this blog, on Facebook, or Twitter. Only active since October, I hope I entertained, provided a laugh or two, or brought a memory long gone to mind with the posts. I began the year toying …

Christmas Gifts for Writers

Internet for gift ideas – how ‘novel’ Search the internet for Christmas gifts for writers and you will be overwhelmed by the variety of suggestions. I am a writer and love gifts. However, my wife gives me the ‘are you kidding me’ look every time I tell someone that I …

Christmas gifts that can open the world of adventure

The tree needs more Christmas presents I lay awake last night considering Christmas gifts for my grandchildren. My wife and I had purchased the big items and they sat wrapped under our little tree. “Little” is a 5 foot artificial one we bought when the living room became too small …

Too early for New Year’s Resolutions

Too early for New Year’s Resolutions? I sit thinking of the resolutions I made last year and wondered whether I kept them. The one I am sure I kept was a commitment to lose some weight. I think the reason I don’t remember the others is because I didn’t keep …

Is having fun not enough?

  The question asked is having fun not enough? Must winning be the only acceptable result? Before I explain why I ask, a brief interlude to discuss the status of my writing. My novels are lonely! The Christmas season is in full bloom and I have the post-nanowrimo malaise. This …

NaNoWriMo — Kiliane’s Rage

NaNoWriMo — Kiliane’s Rage I finished NaNoWriMo with a total 50,248 words in 28 days. It has been an interesting experience from which I learned much. My goal when I signed up was a 50k word novel or near-novel by the end of the month. It was great relief to …

Pipeline Soccer Boys 2008 Gold

Pipeline Soccer Boys 2008 Gold (https://pscboys2008gold.shutterfly.com/) I was blessed to be assistant coach for the Pipeline Soccer Club (http://www.pipelinesoccerclub.com/) Boys 2008 Gold team. It has been a pleasure to have coached this team of fine young men. Labor Day Tournament The team began practice in August in preparation for the …