My Latest Obsession

Late last year, in the post titled “A Muse From and Unlikely Source,” wrote about how an interview on a radio station got me thinking about a sequel to Forgotten with Janet Pulaski as the main character. The manuscript which has the working title The Assassin –...

How You Know You Are Really Getting Old

One of my favorite expressions is “life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!” We all age and deal with it because there is no other attractive alternative. My dad used to say that he didn’t mind the creaking, cracking...

What I Hate About Traveling in an RV

Let me make this clear, we like traveling in our RV. It not the fastest way to go, but you bring your hotel room with you. The bed is always comfortable, the kitchen is right down the hall so you can browse through the refrigerator in your underwear and like home, you...

New Opportunity

As I write this, I am sitting outside my RV literally on the beach at Galveston State Park. We have another week down here and then its back to the grind. I missed posting last week but didn’t want miss two weeks in a row. Last month, I mentioned that I was asked for...

Ode to Rowley

Anyone who knows me quickly finds out that I am a dog lover. Until Monday, we had three poodles, two standards – Rowley and Rudy – and one miniature – Rickey. Large dogs age faster than smaller ones and Rowley was hanging in there a little over three...

Writing Out of My Comfort Zone

A few days ago, I signed a contract with a literary agent who wants to represent a book called Gold and Silver Wings – Stories from Three Generations of Military Pilots. In an earlier blog, I called it a “memiography” because it is one part biography, one part...

Spam Sweat Shops

The history books are full of pictures of rows of men, women and children in the early Twentieth Century sewing clothes together or making something. Well, the Twenty-First Century version may be the Spam Sweat Shop. Imagine rows and rows of individuals sitting in a...