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 […]

I’m A Whore

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232021
 

We’ve all heard the saying that truth is stranger than fiction, and there’s no question about that. More than once someone has asked me if the oddball questions I get and sometimes share here are real. Oh yeah, they’re real. I don’t have the imagination to come up with some of the things people ask […]

Mar 282021
 

In an online conversation yesterday, somebody asked if anyone had ever heard of a rich guy who had a newspaper column and was famous for letting people write to him asking for money and then giving it to them. I replied that not only had I heard of him, I knew that man. Born in […]

FDR Memorial

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192021
 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of America’s most beloved presidents, and the only man to hold the nation’s top office for four terms. He was a father figure to all of America, pulling us out of the Great Depression and seeing us through the darkest days of World War II. His Fireside Chats were an […]

Mar 122021
 

I have mentioned before that I love doing research for my books, but it can become quite addictive and a time waster if one is not careful. Then again, if you’re learning new things, is it ever a waste of time? I spent much of yesterday working on my new Tinder Street book, knocking out […]

Dec 312020
 

Well, we made it. The last day of 2020. Did you think we would get this far? I wasn’t too sure, and unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t. Just a few days ago, I found out that one of my longtime readers and online friends, Truman Dobbins, lost his battle with COVID-19. My heart goes […]

Jun 022020
 

Benjamin Franklin Stone was a young man born into poverty. Part African-American and part Irish, he was born in 1874 to a society that considered him an outcast. As a young boy, Ben and his older brother Tom were placed in an orphanage in Toledo, Ohio. Though conditions at the orphanage were far from perfect, […]

FDR Memorial

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152020
 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of America’s most beloved presidents, and the only man to hold the nation’s top office for four terms. He was a father figure to all of America, pulling us out of the Great Depression and seeing us through the darkest days of World War II. His Fireside Chats were an […]