School started last week, and all but one of the kids are doing virtual school. We are in the midst of quite an adventure. While trying with herculean efforts to make the long-distance learning work, it seems the school system may be upside down on the learning curve. I cannot blame the teachers, not one… Continue reading My Upcoming Book
Things are still sliding into a normal behavior, but that doesn’t mean we are heading back to the way things were. I think we can wave goodbye to all of that. I’m glad some things and methods of behavior, have gone on to never, never land, but we need a sense of normalcy. Don’t you… Continue reading Ah, Life!
I’m getting back into things again, at least as much as is possible. Yesterday I wrote twelve hundred words or thereabouts. I have done a lot of work on the house and grounds. Ha, ha. Grounds makes it sound like the homestead is palatial, which it is not. We have a home and a little… Continue reading How Will They Judge You?
I’ve talked enough bout the enormous reaction to COVID19, so I decided to get back to what I do and like best, and that is talking about writing and thrillers. I became sidetracked when the flavor of the country changed. But, after looking at the news, I had to delete what I started to write.… Continue reading What Is Going On?
The pandemic is supposed to be past its peak. At least that is what the news reports. However, the next line in many of those same stories point to the grave possibility of a second, third, maybe fourth wave. To make the sting even worse, people gesticulate for our attention to tell us of the… Continue reading What Do We Do Now?
Here we are amid the Pandemic. A cloud of unease settled like a thick fog over everything. It is surreal. It draws memories of all the dystopian novels and movies I’ve read or seen. My wife and I keep reminding each other that this is not a novel but the truth of life today. The… Continue reading What will we do?
I write this at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. China’s cases are declining finally, and the U.S. cases are ramping up. The disease is in most states, including my own, Arkansas. The reactions I see by the individual governors are like the varied ways different commanders work their part of a significant war plan —… Continue reading We All Have Our Problems
Well, it has been a hell of a week or two. A lot has happened – the most significant thing was my laptop went crazy. Well, not stupid, crazy. It was more of a blank stare. The whole screen went black. I checked the symptoms online, and the article said it happened to Windows 7… Continue reading On Writing Fiction and Non-fiction
I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season. I have. Getting to spend time with my family has been great, and there have been a few things that developed. The most notable is the release of my newest novel, The Great Zero-Sum. It is always nerve-racking when I release a new book. A lot… Continue reading How’s Life You?
This month has been so busy so far. I’m talking busy, about as active as a cat chasing a laser light dot. That’s right, and there were times when I was just as fruitful as that damn cat too. It seemed like thousands of things begged a piece of me. I’m sure that’s an exaggeration… Continue reading The Great Zero-Sum