Take a Break and be Inspired by an Eva Cassidy Classic

One of her best, in my estimation. I just discovered this video by accident while web surfing. The cool thing about seeing her live is many of her facial expressions during certain moments of the song are just as I Continue reading Take a Break and be Inspired by an Eva Cassidy Classic

Trying to wrap my mind around the Aurora Shootings

Warning: Longish post and unique political viewpoint about to be shared. Another week; another mass killing. Twelve killed, fifty-eight wounded in Aurora, Colorado. It’s getting to be a regular feature of the mass media’s daily presentation of what they think we Continue reading Trying to wrap my mind around the Aurora Shootings

Has cyberspace created a Blogging Bubble?

Blogging. Everyone’s doing it. Well, not everyone. But if you’re not blogging, you should be. That seems to be a standard piece of advice to writers, both aspiring and established. Connect on social media. Blog, tweet, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, whatever then next Continue reading Has cyberspace created a Blogging Bubble?

Robin’s Nest III– Final Chapter

(A running commentary compiled over the days since the last post.) We named our baby robins the Four Stooges: Moe, Larry, Curly, and Shemp. We don’t know who’s who yet, but one seems a bit bigger and one seems a bit Continue reading Robin’s Nest III– Final Chapter

Robin’s Nest II- the eggs have hatched!

I’m a little slow in my reporting, the chicks have been hatched for about two weeks. They seem to double in size almost every day, and barely fit into the nest. Momma Robin seems to have grudgingly accepted our presence, and Continue reading Robin’s Nest II- the eggs have hatched!

Book Review of “The Writer’s Journey” by Christopher Vogler

I’ll make this simple. I’m a relative newcomer to writing, but have read a good-sized pile of “how-to” writing books: Stephen King, Anne Lamott, Natalie Goldberg, James Scott Bell, Donald Maas, Larry Brooks, Chris Roerden, Randy Ingermanson, Strunk and White, Continue reading Book Review of “The Writer’s Journey” by Christopher Vogler

Nature questions- Robins and nests

A fascinating event is happening outside our kitchen window.  A robin, maybe one who’s been here for several years,  is building a nest. It’s almost mesmerizing to watch this female build such an amazing structure when you consider the fact Continue reading Nature questions- Robins and nests

A link to a great blog article

This is why I’ll try traditional publishers before going the self-pub route. I don’t have enough ego to want to get my novel published no matter what, only to end up not selling it to anyone except my immediate family Continue reading A link to a great blog article