This Is Scary

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052018
 

We have all heard and used the term “Big Brother is watching” more than once. And while I’m not a conspiracy theorist, sometimes it’s scary just how much of what we do seems to be monitored by somebody, somewhere. All of us have had the experience of looking at something on the Internet and then […]

Nov 042018
 

No, I’m not talking about that show with the nerdy scientists and the hot blonde chick, this was another kind of big bang. I had just finished proofing the last couple of chapters I wrote in my new book Big Lake Wedding yesterday afternoon about 2 PM and decided to go out and check the […]

Historic Camp Roberts

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 032018
 

For centuries the land that now makes up Camp Roberts Military Reservation, a California National Guard post in central California, has been an encampment for Native Americans and soldiers serving a number of governments, from the Colonial Spaniards to Mexican troops to Americans soldiers who rode into battle on horseback or in tanks and helicopters. […]

Trolley Touring

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 012018
 

In nearly 18 years of fulltime RVing, not to mention our travels away from the RV lifestyle, we have been to so many interesting places. Historic cities, battlefields, mountains, deserts, and seashores. And we have found that one of the best ways to get an overview of a place is by taking a trolley tour. […]

Christ On The Ohio

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Poised high on a hill overlooking the Ohio River in the tiny Indiana town of Troy stands a beautiful testament to love that was conceived during a terrible period of ugliness and hate. The Christ of the Ohio monument towers nineteen feet […]

It Could Be Worse

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 032018
 

After a couple of weeks of temperatures in the mid-80s, we’ve got a cold front coming our way and yesterday only got up to 72°. At 11:30 last night the temperature was 17° colder than it was at the same time the night before, and the weatherman says we will be in the 60s for […]

Mar 012018
 

In a small park on Savannah’s riverfront stands a bronze statue called The Waving Girl, a tribute to one of America’s favorite goodwill ambassadors, though many outside of Georgia have never heard of her. Florence Martus was born on Cockspur Island on August 7, 1869, the daughter of a German immigrant who was a sergeant […]

Some Assembly Required

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012018
 

Happy New Year everybody! I hope this year brings you lots of love, health, happiness, and adventure. I always think of the first day of a new year like I’m opening a new book full of blank pages. I wonder what those pages will hold this time next year? In yesterday’s blog I told you […]

Just Hanging Around

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312017
 

Can you believe it’s the last day of the year already? I am amazed at how quickly 2017 went by. They say that time goes fast when you’re having fun, and we sure have had a lot of that. Of course, they also say that time speeds up as you get older, and there’s no […]

We Need A Calendar

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292017
 

Somebody told me once that you start becoming old the day you buy one of those little plastic boxes with the days of the week numbered on them so you know when to take your pills. I don’t think we are quite there yet, but we seem to have reached the point where we need […]