Archive for November, 2011

My dear friends, I have just made the most frightening, the most alarming of discoveries.  Cee, my partner in life, my partner in writing crime, has never played Clue.  How could this be?  How can anyone go through life without knowing about Colonel Mustard with a candlestick in the library?  Good golly, this is one travesty that must be righted, and quickly. (more…)

Wow, what a time I am having with my mystery novel.  It’s coming along nicely.  In twelve days I’ve written 24, 375 words, so I’m almost halfway there.  Here are all the things I’ve learned about my writing:

Remember Me

Posted: November 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

I recently had a conversation with someone who is quite significant in my life.  She’s worried that she will die young and that no one will remember her.  I know that if I say what I feel about that she won’t be able to hear my words, but I know that she will read them.

This blog is for her, but it’s also for all of you.  You will know who you are as you read this. (more…)

Just a quick post on this Veterans Day 2011.

To all the Marines out there, a belated happy birthday.  Semper Fi!

To my fellow veterans, welcome home.

I served in the US Army during the Vietnam war.  It’s hard to believe that was more than 40 years ago for me, longer than that for some of you.  To all of us, welcome home.

I don’t have any more words.  My heart is doing the talking for me.  Welcome home.


Greetings, friends.  Namaste.  I hope you’re having fun with your life.

Day 8 of NaNoWriMo and I have 15, 826 words done.   I’m trying to inspire my good friend Dean C. to pick up his dust covered novel and get cracking on it again.  Dean is someone I admire for his loving heart and giving spirit.  He started a novel with the working title “The Grace of God” and I hope that someday soon I’ll be able to read it.  There have been times in my life when I’ve hit a low point and Dean somehow said the one thing in the entire universe that I needed to hear at that moment.  Please, Dean, spread the grace of god around a little more.

And now for something to feel good… (more…)

NaNoWriMo Day 6

Posted: November 6, 2011 in Uncategorized
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My resolve to do a post a day got deep sixed by the head cold from hell, but I’m back in the land of the living.  It is so nice to be able to walk while breathing.  So hello to everyone.  I hope life has been full of fun things for all of you in my absence.

Day 6 of NaNoWriMo is winding down and I’m doing great.  I decided to set myself a goal of 2,000 words a day, which is higher than what is necessary.  The objective for me isn’t just to win NaNo, but to come out of it with a strong daily writing habit.  So I’m pushing myself to do more.  So far it’s working.  I’m happy with the draft, too.  I’m going to be sending out a secret link to all my subscribers where they can read the first chapter.  So if you subscribe, look for a link from me.

Cee and I have birthdays just a few days apart so we treated ourselves to an incredible gourmet dining experience last week:  Sunday brunch at Beast.  What wonderful food! Probably some of the best I’ve ever had in my life.  Cee grabbed a few shots of two of the courses and you can view them at her photo blog.

So that’s about all the news.  I’ll try to get back into a habit of daily writing.  Blessings to all of you.  May you find your passion in life.