Can We Grow Up?

Mercy. This blog has taken a long time. I started it three times, and each time so far, I didn’t say what I intended to say. Things are still in upheaval since my accident. The kids are trying to take advantage too. When they do their chores, they try shortcuts and, at times, not doing… Continue reading Can We Grow Up?

A Broken Back Means Your Dead, Right?

The last blog I published talked about writing, and I finished it before I had my accident. I went ahead, posted it with the idea that I would address the accident on this blog. A week ago, a potentially life-changing occurrence happened to me. I walked outside, lost my balance, and fell on the brick… Continue reading A Broken Back Means Your Dead, Right?

Are You Tough Enough to Be a Writer?

This last week has been a strange one. Of course, you have to know it snowed a little. Okay, a whole buttload. (That is not the actual name of a measure. The word butt is a measurement of alcohol; it’s a keg.) We got caught in the path of two snowstorms, one following the other… Continue reading Are You Tough Enough to Be a Writer?

That’s Life!

It’s another morning at the old homestead. I spent the first half-hour trying to get dress while the younger kids took turns coming in to tell me they were hungry. That’s right. I do the cooking. The wife has other things occupying her; not the least is keeping me from doing stupid shit. It seems… Continue reading That’s Life!

Christmas for a Writer!

I have had a new experience in the last few months. I’vebeen writing a non-fiction book. I usually write novels, more specifically, thrillers. I write them because that’s what I like to read, the tenseness, the suspense, all of it. The creative juices that work as the story unfolds has extraordinary bliss connected with it… Continue reading Christmas for a Writer!

Why is Music so Popular?

I spent the last few days, even weeks, listening to some of the most incredible music ever composed. It’s all around us. Every generation added to the list from as far back as the dusty pages go. Indeed, even back further than written music exists. Universal music. Every culture, village, and group made their melodies,… Continue reading Why is Music so Popular?