Everybody Still Here?

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092024
 

Well, are you all still here or did you get raptured yesterday during the eclipse? I must live in a town full of sinners because nobody here got raptured. To be honest, I was really looking forward to it. No, not for myself. I knew there was no way I was going to get to […]

Apr 082024
 

Sometimes you live with something because it works, even if it’s not always convenient. I do that with the characters in my books. For each series, I have a list of the main and recurring characters, their physical traits, and a small bit of their history that I can refer to as I’m writing. That […]

Feb 152024
 

More than once I have joked that I come from a long line of horse thieves, card sharks, shady ladies, and other assorted riffraff. I’ve always claimed that in jest, but it appears I wasn’t that far off the mark. I’ve always been interested in history, so I guess it was natural I would be […]

Mar 092019
 

More than once I have joked that I come from a long line of horse thieves, card sharks, shady ladies, and other assorted riffraff. I’ve always claimed that in jest, but it appears I wasn’t that far off the mark. As I mentioned before, I recently got a subscription to Newspapers.com to do research on […]

Busy Doing Nothing

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092017
 

I spent most of yesterday being very busy doing not much of anything at all, if that makes any sense. If you’ve ever been an employer, you know what I’m talking about because you’ve probably seen employees do that more than once. I had written the first chapter of my next John Lee Quarrels book […]

Apr 032017
 

I got an email yesterday from a someone who has only been RVing for about three months and was incensed because they went to a campground here in Florida and discovered it was completely full due to spring break and some big local festival that was going on at the same time. The campground owner […]

One Day Delay

 Posted by at 7:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222010
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that a cold front was going to bring high winds to northern Arizona, and that our trip to Flagstaff to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal was going to be interesting. The wind started blowing hard about three a.m., and all night long it slammed into our Winnebago. […]

Mar 282010
 

We’ve enjoyed watching the new Who Do You Think You Are? series on NBC, in which experts help celebrities trace their families’ history. Isn’t it amazing what a person can accomplish with the knowledge, experience, and the right tools? I have been researching my family tree on Ancestry.com for a few months now, and while […]

Feb 072010
 

We are fast running out of time here in Apache Junction, and we still have a lot to get done before we head to Yuma for our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally in March. We still need to replace the tires on or motorhome, replace the house batteries, I’m working on the new issue of the […]

Dec 172009
 

The rain stopped long enough yesterday for us to enjoy mostly blue sky, but the temperature dropped quite a bit, and the next week or so is supposed to be much cooler. I won’t complain about that, it’s still better than we had in Indiana. Now I wish it would just dry out! I have […]

A Family Affair

 Posted by at 4:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302009
 

Terry and I love this area around Traverse City, Michigan. It is absolutely gorgeous is the spring, summer, and fall, though we like to be long gone before the first snowflake falls. Having spent part of a winter here years ago while Miss Terry was being treated for cancer, I can tell you it’s no […]

Feb 242009
 

With our rally over and our trip to San Diego behind us, it’s time to settle down and get some work done. As I wrote a while back, the standard size of American newspapers is shrinking, and our regular printers here in Arizona have switched to the new smaller page sizes. This has required a […]