Nov 262023
 

In the tiny community of Centreville, Mississippi, just a few miles north of the Louisiana state line, we came across a mystery that dates back to the days of the Great Depression and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Embedded in the concrete of one of the town’s street is an old Colt .38 revolver. […]

Jun 302023
 

There was a time in this country when we didn’t have Walmart and Target, supermarkets, or internet shopping. If you lived in a town of any size you would have several stores that specialized in a certain kind of product, be it dry goods, a butcher shop, a hardware store, etc. But if you lived […]

So Much To Do

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102023
 

We have so much to do around here if the weather would cooperate. After hard rains Friday and half of Saturday, yesterday was a bright, sunshiny day with a good breeze blowing. We need a lot more days like that. I spent most of the day researching and writing, getting another chapter done in my […]

Mar 092023
 

I spent part of the day yesterday helping Travis and Geli get the last load of manure from our barn over to their place, then stopped at the post office in Gordo to mail out a book order. From there, it was back home and back to the computer, working on my new Tinder Street […]

Feb 262023
 

I spent most of yesterday working on my new Tinder Street book, A Changing World, and as always with this series, a lot of time was dedicated to research and checking facts to get the timeline correct for the events that were happening in the last half of the Great Depression. I’m about 8,500 words […]

Feb 192023
 

It was not quite as cold yesterday, though that’s not to say we were under a heatwave. After an overnight low of 25 degrees it climbed up to 57 by the afternoon, with winds in the 10 miles per hour range. And wonder of wonders, the sky was blue and there was no rain! We […]

A Love Story

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 142023
 

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you lovers out there, and especially to Miss Terry, the love of my life. Terry, everything I am and everything I ever hope to be is because of you. I love you with all of my being. As I held you when I went to sleep last night I […]

Cataract Surgery Redux

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062022
 

Terry has her second cataract surgery this afternoon at the Kutryb Eye Institute in Titusville. She is really looking forward to getting it done and then for her vision to stabilize in both eyes. She tried taking the lens out of her eyeglasses on the side that she already had done, but it was still […]

Today’s The Day

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242022
 

We are off to Titusville this morning for the cataract surgery on Terry’s right eye. She is both nervous and, at the same time, anxious to have improved vision. Then we go back tomorrow for a post-op exam. And two weeks from now, they will repeat the procedure on her left eye. I was watching […]

The Hard Years Is Out!

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132022
 

Thanks to a lot of hard work by my three proofreaders, Terry, Judy, and Roberta, by cover artist Elizabeth Mackey, and by book formatter Scarlett Braden Moss, early yesterday evening I was able to upload the e-book version of The Hard Years, the fourth book in the Tinder Street family saga, to Amazon for purchase […]

It’s A New World

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292022
 

I already know that I’m an old fart, but sometimes that message is driven home in ways that I don’t expect. I’ve shared stories with you before about my days in the car sales business, and while that only lasted a year or so, I learned an awful lot about not only the industry but […]

Making Room

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162022
 

As I’ve said before, when we moved out of our 320 square foot diesel pusher motorhome and into our 1750 square foot house with an attached 1100 square foot garage, Terry and I both wondered what we would do with all of that space. And as I’ve also said before, it didn’t take us very […]

Feeling Much Better

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262022
 

I guess I was right when I said I had some kind of allergy or head cold going on, just like I get every year because after taking NyQuil Thursday night and DayQuil yesterday morning, I was feeling pretty much back to my old self yesterday. Not that my old self ever feels all that […]

Feb 162022
 

I spent most of yesterday working on my new Tinder Street book and managed to get in somewhere around 3,500 words, along with doing some more research as I went. I plan to be back at it today and hopefully get a couple more chapters done. After reading Sunday’s blog, in which I said that […]

Feb 142022
 

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you lovers, young and old, and especially to my own sweetheart, Miss Terry. I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll say it a million times again, I love you. There’s nothing better than being married to your best friend. Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Are […]

Back To Writing

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072022
 

Except for my daily blog, I’ve been slacking off in the writing department since the release of Big Lake Ranger right after Christmas. I did bring out Murder, Mayhem, And Main Street a week or so ago, which is an e-book bundle with the first books in my three different mystery series along with a […]

Jan 242022
 

My CPAP machine has a reservoir that has to be filled with distilled water every day. It seems like it uses a lot compared to some people I have talked to in the online forums, but other people say they also have to refill the reservoir on a daily basis. Terry’s AeroGarden also uses distilled […]

Almost There

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152021
 

I spent most of yesterday working on my new Big Lake book, stopping for dinner and some television in the evening and then going back to it, finally knocking off about half-past midnight. I’m almost there, and if the stars align today, I hope to finish it. It’s long overdue. Part of the delay has […]

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 […]

Labor Day Hurricane

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062021
 

In the summer of 1935, much of the world was suffering through the Great Depression, an economic collapse that had begun in the fall of 1929. In the United States, men who had earned good wages just a few short years before during the Roaring 20s were lucky to get jobs paying $5 to $7 […]