Show Off

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122017
 

When we called Lowe’s last week to report that the oven light in Terry’s new Samsung stove had gone out the second time she used it, they said they would send a repairman out on Friday. But Thursday afternoon he called to say that there was a scheduling conflict and he wouldn’t be here until […]

Drenched in Yamaha Pee

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 072017
 

Well, my buddy Greg White can no longer call my boat a hangar queen. I bought the Key Largo back in early December, but then between having a house guest for a couple of weeks, finishing up my new book, Big Lake Celebration, and getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal out, it’s been sitting […]

Wrapping It Up

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042017
 

I finished putting together the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday evening, and we are wrapping it up today. After Terry gives it a final proofreading and I make the necessary corrections, I will upload it to our Web server and then send the link out to our subscribers. Unless something really weird happens, everybody […]

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 […]

Happy New Year!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012017
 

Happy New year, everybody. I always think of New Year’s Day as the start of a new book, with every day being a blank page. 2017 has 365 pages. What will you write on those pages? My hope for you is that this time next year, when you look back over those pages, there will […]

Looking Back

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 282016
 

Our friend Jim Lewis says that Miss Terry’s cooking is going to ruin him. I’ve known Jim for over 30 years, and he never has been a big eater. But that was before he was introduced to Terry’s cooking. Now he cleans his plate, and often has seconds. Yes, it’s that good. Yesterday she made […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152016
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here, usually because they are ones I receive more than once from different people. Q. Now that you and Terry have bought a […]

Not A Safe Place

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132016
 

What has happened to the world? Have we all become a population of total wimps? Every day I end my blog with a thought for the day. Yesterday’s was “You can tell a lot about a woman from her hands. For instance, if they are wrapped tightly around your throat, she’s probably upset about something.” […]