Siena, Italy: the magical city of medieval towers, pigeons, and a suicidal horse race called the Palio. If you want to test your fear of mobs, hang around after the race with the demented men from the losing contrada, one of seventeen Sienese districts dating back to the Middle Ages. You will witness grown men …Read More
Archives for June 2015
There was no Saturday Report this week because I had nothing new to talk about. It’s just the same-old walking/standing practice with some physical therapy thrown in to speed things along. Working on the same old novel in progress. Yada yada… There is no book review today because I’m still reading Make It Stick: The …Read More
I am pleased to announce that Allan J. Emerson is the winner of two national park mysteries by Scott Graham Canyon Sacrifice and Mountain Rampage Allan is a mystery author who blogs at his author website.
A couple of decades ago, I courted trouble when my wife, Sue, and I went on a November backpacking trip into the Mummy Mountain Range in Rocky Mountain National Park. Because it was the off-season, I convinced Sue it would be okay to leave our car in the deserted trailhead parking lot without the required …Read More
On Laughter: “It is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles. And yet when King Laugh come, he make them all dance to the tune he play. Bleeding hearts, and dry bones of the churchyard, and tears that burn as they fall, all dance together to the …Read More
I haven’t attended a critique group meeting for over three months. Tomorrow This evening I return for the first time since breaking that stupid little bone in my foot. Although I’ve critiqued the other members’ submissions via email, I haven’t submitted anything of my own. I’m off the hook for tomorrow’s meeting, but in two …Read More
Today is just a quick note on what I’ve been reading and a couple of quick observations. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed is a memoir by a young woman who had been through some rough times and decided to find her way back by hiking huge sections …Read More
I’ve never minded change. Change brings new experiences, new challenges. Change is good. Until it’s not. I grew up on a farm in east central Illinois where my father tenant-farmed for a large landowner. My mother was a registered nurse and worked part of the year in a hospital in town. The farmhouse was a …Read More
This will amuse you – I never wanted to be an author. True story! I wrote some when I was younger, but it was never my goal. I had other passions in my life. But I found that old manuscript in a drawer and decided to rewrite it. Then my wife pushed me to submit …Read More
Like all cats, Katie cannot let an open box just sit there unexplored. Be sure and stop by tomorrow because I have the famous and wildly popular sci fi author and ninja blogger Alex J. Cavanaugh as my guest. His post is about marketing and his advice is the best ever! Don’t miss it.