Is It Monday?

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272018
 

For some reason it seemed like a very long weekend to both of us, and more than once we found ourselves checking our cell phones for the date or asking each other what day it was. I guess that’s one of the great things about being semi-retired. Except for the occasional doctor’s appointment, we don’t […]

This Month’s Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. At one of your rallies in Ohio there […]

One Step Closer

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242018
 

As I said before, I have been switching most of my health care away from the Veterans Administration and onto private sector healthcare providers now that I have Medicare and a good supplemental plan. After years of asking, and sometimes almost begging, I finally gave up on the VA healthcare system ever giving me an […]

Ohio Tobacco Museum

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232018
 

It’s a product that has fallen out of favor with the public over the years for good reason, but for generations tobacco was an important cash crop for small farmers and sharecroppers just trying to make a living. The Ohio Tobacco Museum in the friendly little Ohio River town of Ripley, tells the story of […]

Jun 022018
 

For a brief time when I was a youngster my father’s work took us to southern California. We didn’t stay long and I don’t remember a whole lot about it, but one memory that stands out is of a bearded man who stood alongside the road waving at people as they drove into Laguna Beach. […]

Nov 262017
 

I’ve been pretty much tied to my desk working on my new book, and I really needed a break. So yesterday we took a day trip to the beautiful historic city of Saint Augustine. A few days ago, longtime blog reader Bob Dunn contacted me, telling me about an old yarn winder he had found […]

RVers Boot Camp

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252017
 

If you are a new RVer or a wannabe RVer, I’ve got some very good news for you! The Escapees RV Club will be having one of their excellent RVers Boot Camps in the Dallas, Texas area this coming spring. If you are not familiar with this excellent program, it was created by what I consider […]

Visit With Old Friends

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232017
 

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Whether you’re at home having a meal with family, sharing a meal with friends in an RV park, or are going out to dinner someplace, I hope you have a wonderful time. And I hope you take a moment or two to think about all that we have to be thankful for. There is […]

I Got My Play Day!

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272017
 

Never underestimate the power of positive sniveling. I wrote in yesterday’s blog that I had been chained to my desk cranking out words in my next John Lee Quarrels mystery novel and that I needed a break. That’s kind of how we do things; we work hard for a few days, and then we’ll take […]

Okay, Maybe Today

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192016
 

Singer/songwriter John Lennon said it best – “life happens while you are making other plans.” That’s pretty much what happened with us yesterday. I had planned to spend an hour or so finishing up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal so I could print it out and Terry could proof it. But about the […]