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A Year And Five Days Later

Exactly 370 days ago, I sat on my back patio and took a photo of some fledgling green peppers and posted it. A few days later I started a huge project at work and Life, well, life did what life does when you reach the dread Middle Ages and have somehow become a person of […]

A Night For Last Year’s Cookies

   On occasion, if you’re lucky, one a random Wednesday night, a seven year old who happens to live at the same address as you do might come up to you out of the blue and ask, “Dad, can we make oatmeal cookies like we used to last year?” And, sure, at first you hesitate […]

The Holidays Be Upon Us

I know I’m jumping the gun by a hair here, but as far as I’m concerned, today is the first day of the Dread/Celebrated Holidays. What makes me say such a vile, presumptuous thing? Well… I heard all the radio people talking about Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals this morning* My kids are off school for […]

A Backyard Summer Miracle

I went out on our back patio last night to enjoy the dwindling moments of daylight and the evening breeze with The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. What I found before settling in astonished me.  We have…    …made the green…   …things grow! I realize that many of you are probably eying my […]

Daylight Saving Time

 Don’t forget, most of us living in the United States will be turning our clocks forward Saturday night. And while losing an hour of sleep is never one of my favorite things, I don’t mind admitting that I’m very much looking forward to the neighborhood being a good deal brighter outside at 6:50 PM next week. […]

Of Apples And Dinosaur Ambition

I’m this close (*presses finger and thumb together*) to finishing this pass of revisions on Project Hermey and shipping it off to interested beta readers who have been ridiculously patient with all the extra time it’s taken me. Huzzah! for that! But, it means I’ve got very little time to post today. I had leaving you […]

The Saturday Afternoon View From My Porch

So here’s what I’m looking at right now. At nearly 50 degrees this afternoon, I thought it seemed like the perfect opportunity to spend a little time on my back porch, revising Project Hermey under an unseasonably crystal blue February sky. The Attitude agreed, at least about it being ridonkulously nice for the second month […]

It’s Election Day In The U.S. of A.

Hey, Hi! So, I finished the first draft of Project Hermey late last week, and then there was Halloween and assorted other weekend activities and, well, my brain is effectively tapioca when it comes to the fabrication of words up and stringing them together. At least, that is, if I want to be putting them […]

The Rise and Fall of Autumnal Equinox

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 […]

The Difference Between Golf And Baking

Maybe last night wasn’t Thursday, my traditional cookie baking night, but since the do-over fairy let me down yesterday, I kicked customary to the curb and made a batch of oatmeal chocolate chips anyway. As it turns out, in respectable golf (which I admittedly have little experience with), you only get to take a mulligan […]