May 212017
 

Note: This story is from the September-October, 2014 issue of the Gypsy Journal.  We’ve all sat down to a breakfast of pancakes and Aunt Jemima syrup at one time or another. While munching away, did you ever look at the picture of the large African American woman on the label and wonder if she was […]

Eighteen Years

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 012017
 

If you are Gypsy Journal subscriber, check your email inbox, because yesterday evening I sent the link to the new issue out to our subscribers. This is issue #108, and marks our eighteenth year of publishing the Journal. Last night I reminded Miss Terry of how I came up with the idea for it while […]

Even More Q&A

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 222017
 

Except for putting the front page photo in place and then printing it out to be proofed, which I will do this morning, the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is pretty much done. And since that’s about all I’ve been doing lately and I don’t have anything else to write about today, I thought […]

Coca-Cola Museum

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the May-June, 2003 issue of the Gypsy Journal.  Who doesn’t appreciate an ice cold Coca-Cola on a hot summer’s day? It truly is the pause that refreshes, as the old advertising slogan once claimed. On a visit to Vicksburg, Mississippi, we toured the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, where the soft […]

When In Doubt, Get Out

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252017
 

Anybody who spends as much time online as I do researching my books, promoting them on various blogs and websites, gabbing with my author friends on social media, and helping moderate four different Facebook groups is bound to get hit up with some kind of attempted virus attack. This is in addition to all the […]

Jan 062017
 

Do you remember all of those problems I talked about in yesterday’s blog? I wrote about how my computer kept wanting to do updates, and then when I made the PDF of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, the file size was too big, then I had problems getting it uploaded to our Web […]

More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032017
 

I wish I had something exciting to tell you about in today’s blog – a road trip, a fishing excursion in our boat, dipping shrimp from our dock, or that I won the lottery. But alas, I would be lying. The last couple days have been pretty much the same thing. I have been getting […]

Holidays And RVers

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102016
 

I will never forget our first Thanksgiving on the road. We had been stuck in the Phoenix area waiting for RV repairs and when they finally got done we just wanted to be gone. We hit the road and found ourselves in an RV park in Saint David, Arizona that night. The next day we […]

Aug 152016
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal. For generations, Indians told stories about a mysterious hole in South Dakota’s sacred Black Hills that blows wind. They believed that this was where humans first emerged from the underworld where they lived before the creation of the world. Tipi rings […]

She’s At It Again

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072016
 

There’s a lot happening in the area this weekend, from a craft fair in Nappanee to an RV show at the RV Museum here in Elkhart, to a gun show in Shipshewana. We didn’t go to any of them. In fact, the only time I went outside yesterday was to dump our holding tanks. But […]