Jun 262017
 

We have been on the go so much lately that we really needed a day at home just to recharge our batteries and get caught up on things around here. So we never left the house yesterday, which was just fine with both of us. We slept in a bit and then after breakfast we […]

Fake News

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172017
 

You all know what that is, right? That’s all the misinformation, innuendo, and BS that anybody associated with politics and the media puts out these days. Well, apparently I’m just as guilty as the rest of them. But in my defense, I really couldn’t help it. After all, besides publishing the Gypsy Journal for the […]

Coach Net Sucks

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132017
 

This is going to be a long blog because I’ve got two days to tell you about and a lot’s been happening in those two days. And, I’m going to do a bit of bitching, so be prepared. I told you so! We left our home in Edgewater, Florida a little before noon on Friday […]

Tea Time

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032017
 

Note: This story is from the September-October, 2013 issue of the Gypsy Journal. You don’t have to be British to appreciate tea. Just ask the folks at Celestial Seasonings in Boulder, Colorado! Started by hippies gathering herbs in the Rocky Mountain foothills in 1969, with a vision of making the world a better place by […]

May 102017
 

After I wrote in yesterday’s blog that Terry and I started fulltiming in our mid-40s, a couple of people who are in that age range now wrote to ask me how we could afford to do that. They wanted to know if we sold a business or got rich in the stock market or something […]

Out Of Retirement

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
May 052017
 

Anybody who’s been reading the Gypsy Journal or this blog for very long knows that for over eight years we fulltimed in a 1976 MCI bus that we converted ourselves. And many of you know that Miss Terry is the handylady in our family. While I installed the plumbing and electrical systems in the bus, […]

Almost Done

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302017
 

I finished laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal late yesterday and printed it out for Terry to proof. She’ll do that this morning, then I’ll make any final corrections, upload it to our web server, and then send it out to our subscribers. So sometime this evening you should be getting the link. […]

Mary Washington

 Posted by at 1:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. We all know a lot about George Washington, the Father of Our Country, but how much do you know about his mother, Mary Washington? Would she be called the Grandmother of Our Country? Born November 30, 1708, in Lancaster County, Virginia, Mary […]

Habit Forming

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272017
 

My daughter-in-law, Geli, says that if you do something 24 days in a row it becomes a habit, and if you do it for 40 days it becomes a lifestyle. I have heard that before, and I’ve also heard it’s a myth. I’m not sure which is true, but if the 24 day thing has […]

A Daytona Day

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262017
 

Most of my time lately has been spent working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal so I can get it sent out to our subscribers on time. But I had to put that aside yesterday for a Daytona day. I had a follow-up appointment at the VA Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and […]