Jul 222017
 

Most of yesterday was spent moving our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome out of the storage lot and over to our house, and getting it ready to show to a potential buyer who is supposed to come by on Sunday. I had unhooked all of the batteries when we parked it a few weeks ago to […]

It Just Never Ends

 Posted by at 1:22 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172017
 

With apologies to my author friends Billy Kring and George Wier, and all the other Texans I know, if I don’t see the Lone Star State again for a decade or so, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings one bit. The damn state just never ends! You drive and drive through hundreds of miles of mountains, […]

May 262017
 

Lizzie Borden took an axe  and gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. We all remember that little poem, and many of us think we know the macabre story behind it. But do we? On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were hacked […]

May 252017
 

It seemed like every day for the last week or two the weatherman has been predicting rain for our area. And though there has been some rain come down around us, all we have had here is a brief shower or two that lasted for a couple of minutes. But that all changed yesterday. A […]

Oct 032016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the September-October 2003 issue of the Gypsy Journal. When he was seven years old, young Jasper Newton Daniel, known to everybody as Jack, was hired out to work with a Lutheran minister in Tennessee. But the young boy’s duties were not to assist in collecting the offering at church […]

I Need A Kid!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022016
 

My doctor keeps telling me that I need to get in shape, and I keep telling her that round is a shape. Though in my heart I’m ten feet tall and bulletproof, in reality I have to shop the dwarf portly aisle when I’m looking for new clothes. And that’s not all bad. Being a […]

Jun 132016
 

I have said many times that if you hang out at the Escapees Rainbows End RV Park in Livingston, Texas and at Elkhart Campground here in Indiana long enough you will meet every RVer in the world. Sooner or later they all come through. We have been coming to Elkhart Campground since our first year […]

Brewpub Is Live!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202016
 

Yesterday was a gray, rainy day and there wasn’t much going on at the RV park except for people walking their dogs. I have owned a dog most of my life and I love them, but every time I see people out in the rain with a dog sniffing every blade of grass deciding where […]

Book Yes, Dish No

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172016
 

By working pretty much nonstop except to sleep, Terry finished proofing and editing Big Lake Brewpub yesterday afternoon. I was busy making corrections as she did, and had them finished and sent it off to my second proofreader yesterday evening. Now she’ll do her thing and get it back to me and I’ll make those […]

Enough Already!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162015
 

Okay, I’ve tried to be nice about it and just snivel and whine, but that hasn’t helped. The warmest it got was 50° yesterday, and it got down into the 20s last night here in Apache Junction. Just like it did the night before, and just like it’s supposed to do tonight. If I see […]