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 […]

Back To Work

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Main Dish
Sep 302021
 

Well, my latest book, Ka-Bar Karma, is out and doing well on Amazon, and I’ve goofed off as long as I can so it’s time to get back to work. As I said a while back, the normal progression of my writing schedule would be to write the fourth book in my Tinder Street series […]

I’m Back!

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162021
 

I’m just like a bad rash. Just about the time you think you got rid of me, here I come again! The blog crashed sometime Saturday afternoon and people were getting an error saying that it couldn’t connect with the server and to please try again. I waited an hour or two and tried again, […]

Room 8

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132021
 

People of my generation are very familiar with one of the most famous cats of all time, Morris, who starred in over 50 television commercials for 9 Lives cat food from 1969 to 1978. Rescued from an animal shelter in Chicago and considered the most finicky cat in the world, the feline cat food huckster […]

Aug 122021
 

Don’t take the title of today’s blog wrong. I didn’t participate in a 5K marathon. Could you imagine me running or even walking 5K? If I really had to, and there was enough reward waiting at the end, I could probably waddle 5 meters, but that would be about it. But it was another 5,000 […]

Love At First Bite

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262021
 

Yesterday afternoon Terry and I went to the Preston Law Firm in New Smyrna Beach to go over the paperwork for our wills, legal and medical power of attorneys, and revocable family trust. Braxton Bowen, the attorney handling it for us, was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer every question we had as […]

Worth The Wait

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
May 142020
 

In yesterday’s blog, I told you that Miss Terry was back to her weaving looms after a long hiatus following her implant surgery. I mentioned that she had a couple of projects on the loom that she wanted to finish off before starting something new, and that’s how she spent her day yesterday. And here […]

Catching Up

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022020
 

This is a blog about catching up. Catching up on the last day of our trip because I was too tired Saturday night to write much, and about catching up now that we are home. As I wrote a couple of days ago, we spent Friday night at the Country Inn and Suites in Tifton, […]

Jul 182019
 

I appreciate everybody’s concern for my health given my recent episode of dizziness and all that. When I went to bed Tuesday night the dull headache was still there, but I was so tired that I thought I would sleep through anything. As it turned out, I was wrong about that. My back was hurting, […]

Things That Go Boom

 Posted by at 1:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 192019
 

No, I haven’t been playing with dynamite or hand grenades, though I have in the past and somehow managed not to blow myself up. But I don’t do that anymore, deciding that I should quit while I was ahead. Or still had a head. No, yesterday Miss Terry and I went to the gun show […]

Today’s The Day!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312019
 

When I get this close to the end of a book and the whole story is coming together, I don’t want to stop. I feel like a marathon runner that’s just seen the finish line. Okay, I made that part up. I have no idea what a marathon runner would feel like, and I don’t […]

Way Too Early

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282019
 

I’m a night owl, not a morning dove, so when the alarm clock rang at 6:15 yesterday morning, all I wanted to do was shut it off and go back to sleep. That’s just way too early. But Beverly had an appointment with a neurosurgeon in Daytona Beach at 8:30 so that was out of […]

Jan 292019
 

I apologize for not having a blog yesterday. We had heavy rain that rolled through Central Florida for much of Saturday and Sunday, and our Spectrum internet and cable TV went out sometime mid-afternoon Sunday and it didn’t come back on until about 5 A.M. on Monday. Here is a blog about one of the […]

Nov 252018
 

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad Thanksgiving is over. It used to be my least favorite holiday, except for Easter. Even as a kid I couldn’t understand how the Savior of the Christian world dying on the cross and then being resurrected morphed into some guy in a bunny suit hiding eggs in […]

Let The Madness Begin!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232018
 

Well, Turkey Day is over and I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet, which is just the way we like it. Terry roasted a delicious turkey breast, along with sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, greens, homemade cranberry relish, and of course, pumpkin pie. How can you have Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? But […]

Sep 242018
 

Wow, I was really surprised by how much feedback I got from yesterday’s blog when I asked about readers’ experiences using Airbnb instead of staying in motels or hotels. Between blog comments, emails, and Facebook messages, over 30 of you responded, and everybody seemed to be very pleased with the places they have stayed using […]

New Or Old?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212018
 

Note: Because this is a topic that comes up often, I thought I would brush off and repost this blog from March, 2013. I have been thinking about living and traveling in an RV and how different the RV lifestyle can be among different fulltimers and snowbirds. We know many RVers who enjoy seeking out […]