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 Just A Kid

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162020
 

In response to my mention in yesterday’s blog that I have been called for jury duty in August, several people asked if I was to try to get out of it because of COVID-19. I don’t know that I can get out because of that, but since they are holding trials, apparently not. I tried […]

No, It’s Both

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122020
 

I lived in Arizona for many years, both down in the desert and up in the White Mountains. I remember people in the desert saying, “Sure, it’s 112°, but at least there’s no humidity.” My response was always that there is no humidity in an oven, either, but I don’t want to spend the day […]

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 […]

Wait Five Minutes

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102019
 

We have all heard the old saying “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” Apparently the people at Amazon’s customer service department live by that same rule. Or at least the ones I’ve been dealing with lately do. In early August I ordered three Master Lock 265D Door Security […]

In A Pinch

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202019
 

Many years ago there was a TV commercial about weight loss or fitness or some such nonsense where a very good looking, very fit male or female actor would grab their very tight abdomen between their thumb and finger and ask, “Can you pinch an inch?” Are you kidding me? At my best the most […]

Jul 192019
 

We may have hung up the keys but we still get hitch itch and we’ve got a lot of traveling left to do. In 18+ years of fulltiming we saw a lot of places but there are still some we never got to, as well as places we definitely want to go back to once […]

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, […]

No Joke, It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012019
 

Hello all of you April foolers out there. What kind of shenanigans are you up to today? Putting salt in the sugar bowl. Maybe stretching saran wrap over the toilet. So many pranks and so little time. Joking around and having fun on April Fools’ Day is always a hoot, but I’m not fooling you […]

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 […]

My, How Time Flies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302019
 

When I was a kid I always heard adults say that the older you get, the faster time goes by. I never understood that because it just didn’t make sense. A minute has 60 seconds in it, an hour has 60 minutes, a day has 24 hours, and a week has 7 days. It’s the […]

Binge Writing

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292019
 

I have been pushing hard, trying to get my new book Sweet Tea And Jesus finished, and doing a lot of binge writing to get it accomplished. Yesterday was a marathon writing day, I went at it pretty much nonstop and by the end of the day I had another 11,237 words under my belt. […]

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 […]

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 […]