Category Archives: Musings

A Refresh and a Recharge at Presque Isle and Niagara Falls

Sometimes you just need to get away, even if it’s just for a couple of days. Recharging is important for everyone. As an author, I find it really helps to unplug – mostly – for a couple or three days … Continue reading

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E.A. Kafkalas Interviews Me on Goodreads

Hey all, I’m hard at work writing the third cozy mystery for the Morelville Cozies series, The Conjuring Comedienne, but I did take a few minutes out of my day the other day to have a Facetime chat with my … Continue reading

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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

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A Prince Among Men

I’m a writer myself but, sometimes – often – I stand in awe of my fellow authors. This post by Andi Marquette on Women and Words regarding the passing of the music legend, Prince, says things in a way I … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A List of New Year Resolutions (101 Ideas!)

A comprehensive New Year’s resolution list (from 2015 but good forever) follows at the link from author Bryn Donovan. Some of it applies to writers but a lot of it could apply to anybody. Enjoy! A List of New Year … Continue reading

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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

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