Beyond My Pay Grade

 Posted by at 1:36 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172017
 

Since I have a well-deserved reputation for being a klutz, and because Miss Terry is the handyman in the family when it comes to most things, a lot of people are surprised to learn that I actually know quite a bit about basic electricity. Not just that if you stick a fork into an electrical […]

Apr 162017
 

Note: This blog is from the November-December 2006 issue of the Gypsy Journal.  Motorcycles. Some people love them and some people hate them. If you’re one of those who enjoys the thrill of travel on two wheels and the wind in your hair, you know a special kind of joy and freedom those who confine […]

Birthday Girls

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to send out birthday greetings to some very special ladies. Today is my daughter Tiffany’s birthday. I won’t tell you how old she is, because I guess that is verboten, but just let me just say that when she was born I still had some hair and […]

Apr 142017
 

In a blog last summer titled We Got Boosted I wrote about testing the weBoost 4G RV Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit, and I said then that in our 17+ years of fulltime RVing we have seen a lot of cell phone and Internet technology come and go, and in my opinion, that unit was […]

A Busy Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132017
 

Yesterday was a busy day at home, and I got quite a bit accomplished. The first order of business was to deal with a backlog of emails that piled up while I was busy getting registered at the Veterans Administration medical clinic in Daytona Beach on Tuesday. And as always, the first thing I did […]

Off To A Good Start

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022017
 

Thank you to everybody who purchased a copy of my new book, Big Lake Celebration, told their family and friends about it, and shared links on Facebook. It’s off to a very good start. Just six hours after it went live on Sunday evening it was ranked #5,088 on Amazon, and by yesterday afternoon it […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262016
 

Well, we did it. We survived Christmas and managed to avoid going into any of the big box stores except for just one time during the shopping season. To me, that’s always an accomplishment. The crowds, the commercialism, and all of the nonsense takes away from the real meaning of the holiday, and I don’t […]

It’s Almost Over

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232016
 

Well, it won’t be long now. In just a couple more days the mad rush to the stores to buy a bunch of stuff people don’t really want so that you can give it to them for Christmas, (and in return they’ll buy you a bunch of stuff you don’t want), will be over. Of […]

Atomic Testing Museum

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the May-June 2010 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Neon signs and electronic billboards may light up the night sky in Las Vegas these days, but back in the early 1950s something much brighter turned nighttime into day in the Nevada desert. From 1951 through 1963, the government conducted a […]

Dec 182016
 

I have been busy writing and doing things around the house the last couple of days, so yesterday it was time for a change of pace. After a leisurely breakfast and visiting with our houseguest, Jim Lewis, here at home for a while, we decided to take a ride and show him around the area […]