Category Archives: Musings

My Heart Breaks

I’ve spent many happy hours over the past 20 years vacationing, relaxing and playing in the Great Smoky Mountains. I’ve stayed in and spent lots of time in Gatlinburg and in the National Park. In February of 2014, my wife … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Prince Among Men

Originally posted on Women and Words:
Greetings, all — As most of you (probably all) know, the world lost another creative genius yesterday. There was — and continues to be — an outpouring of grief and tributes on social media…

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Even More Updates

Hello all! It’s been ‘crazy time’ here in Ohio. Hopefully that will all shake out by the end of the week but, frankly, it doesn’t look promising. Here’s just a quick rundown of what’s going on: A family member was … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Back from Vacation – Back to Writing

Mom and dad’s 50th anniversary trip was a success. We all had our troubles and trip ups getting to Vegas on Sunday and/or getting the accommodations we thought we were but by Monday morning, their anniversary, we were all sitting … Continue reading

Posted in Books, broken women, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tips For Taxes When You’re an Author

For many years I sold books and collectible on eBay and Amazon. I was diligent about collecting and/or printing receipts for items and services I purchased for my business and I was stickler about tracking both expenses and income using a … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Surprise – The Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Beginning in mid November, for the last 14 or 15 years, I’ve watched television commercial after commercial about the Tran-Siberian Orchestra (TSO)and their holiday show in Columbus, Ohio that is usually in town right before or right after Christmas. I’ve remarked … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seven to Life

It’s Thanksgiving week…but, if you’re in the U.S., you know that. The big question this time of year is always, ‘What are you thankful for?’. I’m thankful for a whole lot of things, for several people and for all of … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My 3 Most Popular Blog Posts to Date

It’s a funny thing, when you’re an author, you get two kinds of blog readers; you get the readers who want to know about you and your work and you get readers who are also authors who are interested in … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, On Writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

9 Local Flood Photos that Are Unreal when You Know the Story

It’s been raining the better part of the last several days in eastern Ohio save for a brief and sweltering hot reprieve for a few hours Tuesday night. We woke to a flooded road early Tuesday morning – 5:30ish – … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Casting the First Tweet – On Becoming, and When a Friend Stumbles

What a woman is…in the words of Karin Kallmaker: Casting the First Tweet – On Becoming, and When a Friend Stumbles.

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment