SOPA & PIPA Get their BUTTS kicked by US

An amazing thing happened the other day: millions of people used their right of free speech to peacefully protest and ask for recourse of their grievances by petitioning their elected officials. And it worked. You might say, “What’s the big Continue reading SOPA & PIPA Get their BUTTS kicked by US

Sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, reality TV, Obama, Mitt, Kardashian, vampires, Harry Potter

This is an experimental post to figure out if blog titles and related tags really do increase readership of one’s blog. My blog gets 1-2 visits per day; a few more right after I post a new blog and mention Continue reading Sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, reality TV, Obama, Mitt, Kardashian, vampires, Harry Potter

Christmas Morning

I’m from Minnesota, which means I’m used to seeing a white Christmas. Most Minnesotans expect a white Christmas every year. But this Christmas the predominant color will be brown. That will diminish somewhat, but not completely, the pleasure I derive from Continue reading Christmas Morning

Greatness can be found everywhere

Not a lot to say this post, but I’m including a link that will help you relax if you’re feeling stressed out from Christmas season. The video takes about 20 minutes, so sit back, hook  up your good speakers or Continue reading Greatness can be found everywhere

The Yule Log Saga

Decades ago, I used to be quite ambitious in the kitchen. One year for our annual family Christmas dinner I decided to go the whole nine yards and make a cake that looks like something you’d toss onto the campfire on a Continue reading The Yule Log Saga

Poverty–One Man’s Opinion

Selected definitions of poverty from various online dictionaries: 1)The state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor. 2)The state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of Continue reading Poverty–One Man’s Opinion

Impressions of “A Weekend with your Novel” workshop

I attended an excellent workshop at the University of Wisconsin last weekend with the aforementioned title. Designed to give you a jump-start on your work no matter what stage of creation you are at—just starting, ready to publish, or somewhere in Continue reading Impressions of “A Weekend with your Novel” workshop

Permission to blog about anything … GRANTED!

My early nominee for blog post of the month, although I stumbled upon it very late. http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/sacred-cow-tipping-why-writers-blogging-about-writing-is-bad/#comment-15093 I hope to be inspired to blog more often, and subsequently be more interesting to read as well as showing more of the real Continue reading Permission to blog about anything … GRANTED!

Thinker’s Block vs. Writer’s Block

All writers claim to have writer’s block at one point or another in their careers. It’s sort of a badge of honor: if you haven’t broken through that dam of stopped-up prose at least once, you can’t really call yourself a Continue reading Thinker’s Block vs. Writer’s Block