Dec 052017
 

It seems like the weather here in central Florida goes from one extreme to the other. Last week we had daytime temperatures in the mid-80s and now we have a cold front headed our way and the weatherman is saying it will bring rain with it and we will be lucky if we hit a […]

Doctor Walter Reed

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February, 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. On a narrow two lane back road in Gloucester County, Virginia, we discovered the tiny cottage in which one of the most famous medical doctors of all time was born and spent his earliest days. A small sign and historical plaque were […]

Dec 012017
 

Do you remember when I said in yesterday’s blog that after I got my latest book, Big Lake Snowdaze, out how I planned to goof off for a couple of weeks? I’m not sure how that’s going to work out. As it turns out, I don’t do leisure well. Yesterday morning I gave the new […]

Butt Glue

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302017
 

Whenever I give a seminar on writing or self-publishing, I always tell the audience that while it’s great to have the newest computer with all the bells and whistles, you just can’t beat having a strong Internet connection when you want to get online and research something for a book, and having your own writing […]

Nov 142017
 

Most of my time lately has been spent researching and writing, and I am just a little over 30,000 words into my newest book, Big Lake Snowdaze. And as so often happens when I’m working on a book, the story is going off in a direction I did not see coming. I think it’s going […]

Q&A Time Again

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 132017
 

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, I wanted to share some with the folks here today. Q. I know that you and Terry built a bus conversion and lived in it for quite some time before getting […]

Nov 102017
 

Miss Terry has been keeping the folks at the post office busy, sending out refund checks for the unused portions of people’s subscriptions to the Gypsy Journal. If you were a subscriber, please e-mail me your current mailing address at Editor@gypsyjournal.net so we can process your refund. We have been amazed at how many people have […]

A Busy Daytona Day

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092017
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us. I had a 2 PM appointment at the dealership in Daytona Beach where we bought our Chrysler Pacifica back in June for two recalls. One was to download a change in the computer software to fix a flaw in a sending unit, and the other was to replace […]

We Are Humbled

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312017
 

To say that we are humbled by the many, many responses we got after our announcement that this was the last issue of the Gypsy Journal would be an understatement. All day long yesterday I answered emails and texts and Facebook messages, and read comments on the blog from so many people thanking us for […]

Getting Closer

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192017
 

Last night Terry finished the editing and first proofing of my new Big Lake book and I made the corrections. Then I sent it off to my other two proofreaders. It should be live sometime early next week. The book came in at just a little under 77,000 words. In looking at my notes, I […]