Among this week’s odds & ends, I’ve got some new photos and videos uploaded for my Exclusive Newsletter subscribers. (Want to see them and a lot of other special content? Simply use the “Exclusive Newsletter Subscriber Form” found on the Continue reading ODDS & ENDS

Looking Ahead to 2021

2020 pretty much sucked for most of us in one way or another. That’s why I started looking ahead to 2021 a lot sooner than normal. But humans are by nature resilient. We adapt and muddle through the best we Continue reading Looking Ahead to 2021

Strange Days Indeed

A coronavirus pandemic alone is sufficient to make these “strange days indeed.” Throw in a crazy election year, racial and social unrest, climate change, multi-trillion-dollar government aid bills, and we’re talking seriously strange. So when I gassed up my car Continue reading Strange Days Indeed

Another Cancellation; R&R on the North Shore

sign on a backroad along North Shore of MN

Yet another cancellation has hit my book-signing schedule this year. The Deep Valley Book Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, has been changed to a virtual event on Oct. 3 & 4. Check my Events & Appearances page for updated Continue reading Another Cancellation; R&R on the North Shore

Happy Mothers Day

I hope you all got a chance to see your mothers, wish them Happy Mothers Day, and thank them for everything they did to help you become who you are today. If you didn’t see them, I hope you found Continue reading Happy Mothers Day

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Still Time to Post an Online Review

For my final post of 2019, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and happy holidays to everyone. Let’s all strive for a more peaceful world in 2020. My Year-End Review Challenge to you is to post 30 NEW reviews/ratings for Straight Continue reading Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Still Time to Post an Online Review

Happy Easter

Straight River PB Cover

I hope everyone is spending this holiday with loved ones and taking a break from our busy lives to reflect on the message of Easter. No matter your faith or lack thereof, Jesus was inspirational in that he promoted peace, Continue reading Happy Easter

Visiting the Mark Twain Museum

Traveling to North Carolina last week for a family wedding led us back through Hannibal MO the other day and a visit to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. The controversy over his most famous works, The Adventures of Continue reading Visiting the Mark Twain Museum

Undeveloped (?) Talent

(Cross-posted from a Trail Baboon contribution of mine) My wife and I spent a pleasant week in North Carolina with her sisters and respective families to celebrate Thanksgiving. Our hosts kept us busy with activities such as the Greensboro Gobbler Continue reading Undeveloped (?) Talent

Rant about Quicken

Quicken, the financial software from Intuit, is the only electronic application (whether software, hardware, in-between-ware, or cabana wear), with which I have a love-hate relationship. I love Quicken because it allows me to still prepare my own income tax return. Continue reading Rant about Quicken