May 142024
 

Here is another blog post about my days publishing small town newspapers. Anybody who has ever owned their own business knows that you have to wear many hats. On any given day, you might be making a sales presentation to a new client, working the cash register, making deliveries, or taking out the trash. Or […]

Rest In Peace, Tilley

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272023
 

This week I had to say goodbye to a dear friend who has been a close part of my life for over 30 years. A friend I didn’t even believe I wanted at first. It was sometime in the early 1990s when a friend of mine walked into my newspaper office in Lakeside, Arizona and […]

Jun 162020
 

Anybody who has ever owned their own business knows that you have to wear many hats. On any given day, you might be making a sales presentation to a new client, working the cash register, making deliveries, or taking out the trash. Or being a bill collector. During my long career publishing small-town newspapers on […]

22 Years

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 162020
 

Today is a very special day for us. It’s our 22nd wedding anniversary. That’s right, this beautiful lady who shares my life e and makes it better in every possible way, has been putting up with my nonsense for over two decades now. Honestly, I don’t know how or why she does it. I know […]

May 142010
 

When I first heard about Apple’s new tablet computer, I have to admit that my first reaction was “So what? I already have a desktop computer, a laptop computer, and a netbook computer. What can the iPad do that they can’t?” Then I saw my first iPad, and my immediate reaction was “I want one!”  […]

Mar 212010
 

Years ago a national newspaper trade group that I belonged to held its annual convention in Las Vegas, and I used to enjoy an occasional trip to Sin City. The casino buffets were affordable, and even if you weren’t a gambler, people watching could provide hours of free fun.  But both myself and the city […]

Feb 162010
 

Longtime Gypsy Journal and blog readers probably already know that I am fascinated by those small world encounters that we have or hear about all the time. You know what I mean, those chance conversations with a new friend in a campground, where you suddenly realize that you both worked at the same company 20 […]

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 […]