May 122023
 

After our hectic three-day trip to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and back home again, neither one of us was in a hurry to get out of bed yesterday. And when we finally did, neither of us had much gumption to do anything at all. Terry’s third Vego raised garden bed had been delivered […]

Doctors And Duty

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 152020
 

Yesterday Terry and I both had appointments with our civilian doctor for our semi-annual checkups. Even though I remain in the VA health care system and see my doctor there twice a year, I use Island Doctors in New Smyrna Beach for most things because it’s easier to get into them than dealing with the […]

Sweet Sixteen

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152020
 

Thank you, everyone, who congratulated me on my latest book, Big Lake Massacre, making it to #49 on Amazon’s Hot New Release list for mysteries Saturday night. The momentum kept on going all day yesterday, peaking at #16 on the list before dropping back down to #22 at 11 p.m. last night. I cannot tell […]

Terry’s New Toy

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142020
 

A few years ago when my first novel, Big Lake, made the New York Times bestseller list, we celebrated by buying a new Breville toaster oven for Terry. She has said many times that it’s one of the best purchases we ever made, and she has used it for everything from baking bread to making […]

It’s Not Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062020
 

Just because the media has been focusing on George Floyd’s murder and all of the protests and looting that have followed, don’t think for a minute that coronavirus isn’t still out there. Two weeks after they opened the beaches here in Volusia County, Florida and huge crowds showed up from all over the state, the […]

A Birthday And A Book

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042020
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my son Travis a happy 43rd birthday. Hey guy, when did you get so damned old? Travis and I have a special bond, partly because I was a single father, and the two of us kind of learned how that should go as we went […]

What Day Is It?

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012020
 

Am I the only one losing track of the days? As I was writing today’s blog, I planned to tell people that today was their last chance to enter our free drawing and that the winner would be drawn Sunday evening. Then I thought, “didn’t I write that last night?” Yes, I did, on Saturday […]

May 282020
 

The long-awaited and much-anticipated rocket launch from Cape Canaveral carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station was scheduled to lift off at 4:33 yesterday afternoon. But as it turns out, that bird didn’t fly. About twenty minutes before its scheduled liftoff, the launch was scrubbed. That didn’t surprise us since we had been having […]