Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com The autumn wind is whipping across the battlefield as I pull my too-think jacket tight across my shoulders. It was a hard day in the trenches, and I look toward the morning with a sense of resigned duty, knowing that earning tomorrow’s respite will be no easier than gaining … Continue reading The Old Nemesis Returns
I’m charging into this weekend with Maximum Effort...
I think we can all agree that this social distancing stuff is basically requiring maximum effort from all of us, at least to maintain some semblance of sanity. Admittedly, that's not something Deadpool is known for--the sanity, that is--but I'm still saying these socks are the perfect fit for Saturday #2 of our collective grounding. … Continue reading Socks for Social Distancing, Day 8
The last time I wrote an honest-to-goodness post here, I seem to recall saying something, maybe, about a book I had written, kinda sorta being published, or whatever? I think it had something to do with this... You know what? Forget that nonsense. I was going to try to pretend to be all calm and … Continue reading JR Andrews’ Big Day
Ten long years ago this Sunday, in just the third post of my year-long 2010 personal writing challenge, I sat down at my not-fancy Target-sourced desk and hammered out A Man Alone. I still specifically remember writing that post, believe it or not, on one of those cold, blustery February nights that seemed more common … Continue reading A Story 10 Years In The Making
Some time last month, I realized that over the past two or three years, I had become a compulsive Did Not Finisher: a loathsome, dreaded heathen who frequently begins reading books but soon loses interest, forgets the book entirely, and moves on to playing Words With Friends instead. Become a DNFer, something the Puddin’ of … Continue reading Why I’ve (Mostly) Stopped Reading E-Books
The latest of my books is called Hermey. While revising, I'm mired in Chapter 30. With great fury, I'm rewriting, But the words, they are fighting! If I don't fix 30 soon, I'll go loony!
I would be remiss in not mentioning that the After in question above is clearly a reference to yesterday’s Super Bowl, which is arguably the single biggest TV-watching holiday on the American calendar. Honestly, I think someone should probably just have the NFL file as a religious organization so we can recognize Super Bowl Sunday … Continue reading Five Things For The Monday After
Soooooo, I know I’m way past due sharing some errant thoughts and/or possibly insightful comedic ramblings with you all, but I’m still plowing along on Project Hermey, and hoping to finish up the first draft soon so I can call the thing Done! Not that it’ll be anywhere near really, actually, ready-to-show-someone-I’m-not-married-to done at that … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Autumnal Equinox
Sometimes I get the feeling deep down in the hard, crystally, freezer-burnt depths of my stinky soul that I’m not being as prolific a blogger as I’d like to be these days. Because the fact of the matter is… HEY! WAIT! Come back! Look, I know you’re about a millisecond away from closing this browser … Continue reading Puddin’s Got A Brand New Gig