Nick’s Blog

Glad That’s Over

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062021
 

I had an MRI of my brain yesterday at the AdventHealth hospital in New Smyrna Beach, part of the search to figure out what’s causing my head pain. I do have to say that I’m glad that’s over. I’m a bit claustrophobic, and while I’ve had MRIs on my lower back, and going in that […]

A Spectacular Drive

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052021
 

Note: It’s that time of year and it won’t be long before people are posting pictures of the Fall colors wherever they are. I thought I’d get a head start with a repost of a 2011 blog from our travels as fulltime RVers. We left Walnut Meadow campground in Berea, Kentucky a little after 9 […]

Oct 042021
 

Housed in the original 1909 Firehouse Number 1 on the edge of downtown, the excellent Denver Firefighters Museum tells the story of more than 150 years of firefighting in the Mile High City, from before the Denver Fire Department was formed in 1866, to the present. Here visitors will find two floors of historical artifacts, […]

Oct 032021
 

Longtime reader Gerri Poth Beckman and her hubby John are spending some time in our old stomping grounds, the White Mountains of Arizona. Before we went on the road as fulltime RVers, Terry and I lived there and I published the weekly newspaper. The White Mountains are also the setting for my Big Lake mystery […]

Oct 022021
 

In yesterday’s blog, I told you about a flake who showed up in response to a request I posted online for a licensed contractor to build a carport at our place. This clown didn’t have a tape measure with him, or a pen or pencil, or a piece of paper, and then wanted to know […]

Sep 292021
 

There was a post on Facebook the other day asking what you would title your autobiography if you ever wrote one. I have no plans to ever do something like that, and I’m sure nobody would ever want to read it anyway, but my reply was that it would probably be something along the line […]

Ride Pony Ride

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282021
 

It’s been a long time since I’ve had my Mustang out of the garage. In fact, believe it or not, it still has less than 1,500 miles on it since I bought it new in November of 2018, and that includes a 25-mile trip each way down to Titusville and back yesterday. It’s not that […]

We Got Boosted!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 262021
 

We had appointments yesterday in DeLand at 11 AM to get our Covid-19 booster shots. We got there about 25 minutes early and decided to go inside and see if they wanted us to wait inside or in the car. Instead, they handed us paperwork when we came in, and within a few minutes, we […]

Ka-Bar Karma Is Out!

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252021
 

Yesterday afternoon I got the final read-through of my new John Lee Quarrels book, Ka-Bar Karma, back from my final proofreader, made her corrections, and uploaded it to Amazon at 5:15 p.m. Less than an hour later, I got a message back that it was available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. As soon as I […]

Sep 232021
 

Thank you to everyone who sent good wishes for my appointment with the neurologist yesterday. We still really don’t know much more than I did when we went in, except that the headaches I have been having are not signs of another stroke. The nurse practitioner we talked to said that strokes take things away, […]

What’s The Point?

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222021
 

The other day I got a message from someone who said that she has read my blog comments before about how Terry and I cuddle for half an hour or so first thing every morning and again every night before we go to sleep. She said, “I don’t mean to be too personal, but I […]

The Ocoee Massacre

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212021
 

A marble memorial at the site of a former African American cemetery in Ocoee, Florida, is a reminder of a shameful time in our history when good men and women perished in the face of bigotry and hatred. 1920 was a very tense time in America, especially in the South. Racial tensions were running high, […]

Sep 202021
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny’s or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

Writing Q&A

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192021
 

After posting two recent blogs on my writing and self-publishing activities, A Day In The Life and The Mechanics Of It All, some readers had questions that I thought I would answer today. Q. How many copies of your own books do you keep on hand, and when you order copies of your own books […]

I Asked For Lemonade

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182021
 

Yesterday was one of those days when I probably should have just stayed in bed. But like a fool, I got up and tested fate. That’s never a good idea, is it? The day started with a series of phone calls about a referral for an appointment that I was supposed to have to see […]

Looking Pretty Again

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172021
 

We have had our 2005 Ford Explorer Limited for about eleven years now, and it has always been a good vehicle for us. We set it up to tow behind our motorhome, and in addition to the 133,000 or so driven miles that it has on the odometer, we probably towed it another 75,000 miles. […]

Historic Launch

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162021
 

Yesterday was a busy day for me. My third proofreader, Roberta, sent back the last chapters of my new John Lee Quarrels book, Ka-Bar Karma, and after I made all of her changes and tweaked a couple of things that seemed a little flat, I printed out the entire manuscript for Terry to start proofreading […]