A Blue Heron one recent morning stopped  by the canal that runs behind our house.  The mornng sun had an unusual illumination this day.  Maybe that’s what motivated this guy (lady?) to stop by.  I, in the meantime, was granted a few extra feet as the bird allowed me within 4-5 feet without taking off—very unusual!

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WHAT SUCKS TODAY - THE HATE HATE HATERS!

WHAT SUCKS TODAY – THE HATE HATE HATERS!

Okay, I’ve said it before and I’ve taken a lot of grief for it…and I’m going to say it again.  I have my shields up to protect me from your mockery so go ahead and fling it if you must.  Here goes…I like Taylor Swift!  Yeah, I like her a lot, mostly as an artist/writer.  I like that she writes her own songs.  I like that she doesn’t fill them with “la la la oh baby” lyrics, but instead attempts…

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SOCIAL MEDIA Vs. SELLING BOOKS - THE GREAT DISCONNECT!

SOCIAL MEDIA Vs. SELLING BOOKS – THE GREAT DISCONNECT!

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I have been reading a book this week about selling books on the Internet.  It has led to today’s posting, but I sense that my comments could be misinterpreted so I want to preface them with a few “bullet points.”  And they are…

  • Today’s posting is directed to folks like me…upstart indie authors/publishers
  • I really like social media and think it is a wonderful thing for so many people
  • I really…

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4 days ago | 0

WHAT SUCKS TODAY - I HAVE TO MATCH IT TOMORROW!

WHAT SUCKS TODAY – I HAVE TO MATCH IT TOMORROW!

Well, I set the bar high today–got a lot done.  Rev’d up at 6am, kicked the granddaughter outta bed for school, fed the dog and cat, cleaned up the kitchen which no one did last night, went to the gym and fell asleep on the stationary bike several times but had a good workout nonetheless, came home, blew the leaves off the back patio (boy do my cheeks hurt), shaved and showered, backed up all the…

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1 week ago | 0

WHAT SUCKS TODAY - NO AUTUMN!

WHAT SUCKS TODAY – NO AUTUMN!

Here it is October again.  Today I shall make the annual trip to the temporary halloween store to refresh my halloween decorations.  Yes, I am one of those wild and crazy gouls who decorates his house for halloween.  I don’t do a lot; just enough to make it fun for the kids, of which I am one.  BUT, despite being a fun day, it usually winds up being a little depressing for me.  In fact, it is the…

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I WRITE…PEOPLE DIE! WAZZUPWIDDAT?

I WRITE…PEOPLE DIE! WAZZUPWIDDAT?

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My God, I’m convinced I must have been a murderer in a previous life.  Here I am only paragraphs into writing my new novel and already I am plotting someone’s death.  I wouldn’t be so alarmed if I hadn’t already taken a few lives in my previous books.  I even killed off a hen in one of my children’s books.  What’s up with all this killing?  I am seriously beginning to think I should turn myself…

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A LETTER TO MYSELF IN MY NEXT LIFE

A LETTER TO MYSELF IN MY NEXT LIFE

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I have decided it is time to write a letter to my next self.  Let me hasten to say that I do not believe in reincarnation one way or the other, but I do always like to be prepared.  So, in the event I have the opportunity to do this thing all over again sometime in the future, I thought it would make a lot of sense if I wrote myself a letter with some tips.  You know, some basic advice as to how…

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2 weeks ago | 0

BUCKLE UP SPARKY…WE’RE STARTING A NEW BOOK!

BUCKLE UP SPARKY…WE’RE STARTING A NEW BOOK!

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At last…I have come unclogged.  I have had a long dry spell but the rains have returned.  After months of writer’s block the logjam is finally freeing itself and the seedling of an idea for my next project has at long-last ascended out of the depths of my brain, acquired its own soul and is ready to take flight.  What I’m saying here is that for most of the year I haven’t had a viable idea for…

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2 weeks ago | 0

WHAT SUCKS TODAY? The High Cost of Drugs

WHAT SUCKS TODAY? The High Cost of Drugs

Talk about rubbing salt in a wound…I got a new prescription yesterday and–get this–the co-pay I had to fork over was $268.00 for a 30 day supply.  Now, the only reason I robbed a bank on the way to the pharmacy so I could pay for this medicine is that I would be one happy camper if it actually takes care of the problem that nothing else has seemed to.  So it could be a good news/bad news outcome.…

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3 weeks ago | 1

LOST GENERATION…FOUND!

LOST GENERATION…FOUND!

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I have often been accused of being aloof and sort of out of touch sometimes.  In fact, after a few years my one boss began making it a point of telling me things directly because I had built this reputation of “always being the last to know.”  After today I have decided that is an apt phrase to hang on me.  What happened today?  I found my generation.  I what?  Yeah, I found my generation.  I…

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