Feb 222024
 

Back in my small town newspaper days, many editors and publishers, myself included, had a sign or plaque in their office that said some variation of, “The duty of the press is to print the truth and raise hell.” I have heard that phrase attributed to everyone from Mark Twain to a number of well-known […]

What A Mess

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182024
 

Things were going along smoothly with our Generac whole house generator installation on Thursday. The generator was set on its pad, the new breaker box with the automatic transfer switch was mounted on the side of the house and all the wiring was in place, and things were looking good. Then the excrement hit the […]

Feb 092024
 

Two chapters, actually. That was yesterday’s accomplishment working on my newest book, Big Lake Accident, and I did the same the day before. So things are moving along pretty well. I’m past the halfway point now, and I think I have an idea who is responsible for the crime in this one. Then again, I […]

A Paved Road

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012024
 

We live on a paved country road. Here are pictures of it in both directions taken from in front of our house to prove it. Most people reading this will say “So what? Doesn’t everybody?” Apparently not, and I guess in this part of Alabama at least, that matters to some folks even if I […]

We’ll Never Know

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 262024
 

Some people call it trusting your gut. Others call it the spidey sense. I’m sure some would say it is a premonition. But whatever you choose to call it, I learned a long time ago to heed it. It had been raining pretty much nonstop for over 24 hours yesterday morning, and the news was […]

Coming Down In Buckets

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252024
 

It hasn’t just been raining here for the last 24 hours, it’s been coming down in buckets. Big buckets! The storm system making its way across the country brought so much rain to our area of west-central Alabama that I’m pretty sure our drought must be over, or at least close to it. We had […]

Busy As Bees

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222022
 

Even though I didn’t get any writing done yesterday, we were as busy as bees and got a lot accomplished. After dealing with the morning’s load of e-mail, which seemed to be larger than normal for some reason, including not one, not two, but three different people contacting me who are generals or presidents of […]

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 […]

How Did I Do That?

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252018
 

Since this is Sunday, normally I would include something in today’s blog telling you that it is your last chance to enter our weekly Free Drawing and that the winner would be drawn this evening. But somehow I managed to completely forget about the drawing this week. They usually begin on Thursday and run through […]