Making Some Headway

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272017
 

My new book, Big Lake Tragedy, went live on Tuesday, and since then most of my time has been occupied on working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. And I’m making some headway. When I knocked off last night about 8 PM, I had 15 pages done out of a total of 44. […]

Aug 242017
 

If you are hanging out on the Texas Gulf Coast right now you should probably either hit the road or batten down the hatches because you’re gonna get wet! The weatherman here in Florida says tropical depression Harvey is headed toward the Texas coast and very likely will increase in strength before it gets there […]

It’s Live!

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232017
 

My latest book, Big Lake Tragedy, is now available as an e-book on Amazon at this link, and if you are a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited you can read it there for free. The book went live around noon yesterday, and by midnight it was ranked #5418 in all of Amazon for paid e-books, and […]

Saved Some Money

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212017
 

Anybody who knows me, or who has ever read this blog or the Gypsy Journal for very long knows that I am about the most un-handy man in the world. Seriously, if you ever see me with a tool in my hand, take it away quickly and scold me before I get into trouble. Because left […]

Getting Closer

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192017
 

Last night Terry finished the editing and first proofing of my new Big Lake book and I made the corrections. Then I sent it off to my other two proofreaders. It should be live sometime early next week. The book came in at just a little under 77,000 words. In looking at my notes, I […]

Watermen’s Museum

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182017
 

Note: This story is from the January-February 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. On a visit to Yorktown, Virginia we discovered the charming little Watermen’s Museum, located on the bank of the York River, almost in the shadow of the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. We love small town museums, and this one was a […]

Even More Potpourri

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

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. This is the third in a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t […]

Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232017
 

I think we are both over the worst of the fatigue from our recent stressful travels and things are starting to get back to normal around here. Hopefully it will stay that way for a while. This time of year you can expect thunderstorms just about every afternoon here on the the Florida coast, so […]

I Spoke Too Soon

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012017
 

A couple of days ago I mentioned to somebody that ever since I flushed the coils on our air conditioner/heat pump, and then a week later thoroughly cleaned them with coil cleaner and flushed them again, the unit has been working great. Well, apparently I spoke too soon. When we got up yesterday morning I […]

Making Good Progress

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302017
 

Yesterday was another long day at my desk working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, but I’m making good progress and beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s always a good thing. Laying out the first half of the paper, which consists mostly of Letters to the Editor […]