It Is A Small World

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212018
 

Our reasons for being in the Cincinnati area were threefold, to do some book promotion, to meet with my author friend Carol Ann Newsome for a discussion on books and publishing projects, and to do some genealogy research. We started the day we were scheduled to meet Carol Ann by visiting a place called Monmouth Street […]

A Reprieve For Steve

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122018
 

Well, I had hoped that by now Steve the computer would be a piece of gutted history collecting dust on a shelf in the garage, or better yet on its way to a recycling place or wherever condemned computers go when they die. But Steve’s going to get a reprieve, at least for a little […]

A Great Unplanned Day

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
May 142018
 

We were supposed to get a lot of rain yesterday and since we have been busy for several days in a row, Terry and I decided to just have a laid-back stay-at-home do-nothing day. That was the plan. But you know what they always say – if you want to hear God laugh, just make […]

Happy Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
May 132018
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! I hope you have a wonderful day, surrounded by lots of love. If you have not called your Mom to tell her you love her yet today, go do it right now. She’s waiting to hear from you. My own dear mother has been gone […]

May 122018
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you about my plan to sink some lengths of 4-inch diameter thick-walled PVC into the ground at the edge of a ditch that borders our property to help form a rough seawall to stop erosion and to give us something against which to put in some fill dirt to reclaim […]

May 112018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog about how quickly we filled up our house and garage after living in a motorhome for so many years, somebody e-mailed me to say that human beings are hoarders by nature and it’s ingrained into our DNA. Hey, I guess that’s as good an excuse as any. We are about to […]

Another Twofer

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082017
 

The other day I told you about getting a twofer when I crossed two things off of my bucket list; catching a fish from a kayak, and catching a redfish. Now, today, I want to tell you about a different kind of twofer. Today our dear friend Jim Lewis has a birthday. I had two […]

Jul 122017
 

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident age 62 or over, time is running out to get a National Parks Senior Pass for just $10. On August 28 the price of the pass, officially named the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase to $80. A page on the National […]

May 302016
 

Note: I posted this blog last Memorial Day, and I don’t feel it can be repeated too many times. Today is not about cookouts, or car races, or getting out of town for a three day weekend at the lake or campground. It’s about more than that. Much, much more. It is a day to […]

Hunkering Down

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 282016
 

I have not had a drink of alcohol for over 40 years, it’s just not my thing and my stomach doesn’t handle it well, but I once had a friend who enjoyed an evening out bar hopping. At least once a week you could find him someplace playing pool and having a few drinks. But […]