• Looking Back

    I wish I could do a big retrospective post about this year. 2016 saw the loss of Space Mom, our dear General. This year hasn’t been much better. We lost Penny Marshall and Stan Lee amongst many others. I guess I’m at the age where the folks I grew up listening and watching are finishing their journeys on this earth. For myself, it’s been a journey that has me being very introspective. I published a book that I’d begun working on when I was around eighteen, but had seriously sat down to work on in 2006, and had many false starts at publication over the intervening years. I had a…

  • Under the Mistletoe

    I’m going to preface this with there is adult content in this. If that bothers you, look away now. This was written shortly after I’d finished the first book. Seeing as the book has been published, I figured this was the year to release this into the world. Again, you have been warned.

  • Hope and Despair Sign

    Signs of The Times

    It’s the end of the year, and that’s not an easy time for many of us. From the emphasis on family and giving the right gift(s) it’s not easy. Also, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re in the time of the year where the sunshine is weaker than the weakest tea, and that doesn’t help with that holly jolly feeling we’re all supposed to have. I get you, folks who hate this time of year. I hear you. I feel you. It’s a damn hard time on the calendar. You are not alone. Our current political climate doesn’t help any of us either. It’s a rough damn…

  • Book, Coffee and Donut

    A Good Book and Coffee

    Monday, I got walloped by a head/chest cold out of nowhere. Had I know it was coming, I’d never have exposed anyone to it, but it’s too late to take it back. I have been spending the last few days with a good book and a coffee or tea to help me through the coughing, sneezing, feeling like my head is going to explode time.  Medications are great, but I still say that a good book and a beverage of choice is a balm for the soul. Being transported away from our current reality is a good thing. Exercising our creative muscles and our imaginations is never a bad thing. …