Jun 262022
 

You can tell it’s summertime in Florida because doctors are warning people to drink plenty of water and stay inside until November 2nd. No, seriously, it’s so hot that I have been leaving the toilet seat up just to get those icy stares from Miss Terry when she splashes down in the middle of the […]

Jun 252022
 

While watching a documentary on the Civil War a few days ago, there was mention of an act during that bloody conflict that shows us that no matter how cruel and inhumane war is, there can also be amazing acts of sympathy and love for one’s fellow man. The small town of Fredericksburg, Virginia was […]

Making New Friends

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242022
 

One of the great things about taking road trips as we did recently is being able to make new friends along the way, whether they are someone I know online or somebody I meet along the way. Many of those folks are authors, which is always a treat. While we were in Arizona, I got […]

A Day With My Girl

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232022
 

We started yesterday with a phone call from our son Travis, wishing Terry a happy birthday. They chatted for a little bit, and then we got ready to head into Holly Hill, a northern suburb of Daytona Beach. As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, we had an appointment at Global Mobile Detailing to have them […]

Dec 062021
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, where I mentioned that we are trading in our 2005 Ford Explorer on our new pickup, four different blog readers contacted me asking if I would consider selling it to them because it is already set up for towing behind a motorhome, with the Blue Ox baseplate and auxiliary braking system. […]

Retired? Not Us

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052021
 

The other day someone referred to Terry and me as enjoying our retirement here on Florida’s Central Coast. We both had to laugh at that because even though we are of an age to draw Social Security and get Medicare, we are far from retired. When our insurance company refused to cover treatment for Terry’s […]

I’m Not Buying It

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 032021
 

By now, we’ve all heard that actor Alec Baldwin claims he’s not to blame for the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Rust movie set. Baldwin says that if anyone is to blame, it’s the unknown person who put a live round of ammunition into the revolver before it was handed to him. […]

Words And Toys

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022021
 

Yesterday was more of the same, working on my new Big Lake book. I got in another 3,000 words or so, and I’m getting very close to the end. I’m figure I’m somewhere around 80% of the way, give or take a bit. Of course, it doesn’t help that the darn characters keep confusing me […]