Art Imitating Life?

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222017
 

In my mystery novel The Gecko In The Corner, a gecko has taken up residence in the bedroom of the main character, John Lee Quarrels, hanging out in a corner on the wall. John Lee wants to get rid of the lizard, but a lady friend tells him that they are good to have around because they […]

Me And The Dragon

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052017
 

Because I have arthritis in my hands, typing can become painful after a while for me. So two years ago I bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, and it has really increased my ability to churn out a lot of words in a day. I’m a two finger typist at best, and on a good day I […]

Cut And Paste

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042017
 

There are some questions I get asked so many times that I’m almost tempted to just type the answer once and cut and paste it in from then on to save myself the trouble of having to retype it all over again. Yesterday was a good example. I got an email from someone asking me […]

No, No, And Hell No!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 232017
 

I’m not one for conspiracy theories. Maybe there was somebody on the grassy knoll when JFK got shot, and maybe not. Maybe the government really is hiding all kinds of information about UFOs from us. But if they are, I don’t really care. And maybe the last election was rigged, or the one before that, […]

Number 18

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 142017
 

I didn’t sleep well the night before and woke up feeling groggy yesterday morning, so it was a little after noon before I started writing. But I still managed to crank out another 5,500 words and finished Badge Bunny, the third book in my John Lee Quarrels mystery series. It came in at just over 79,000 […]

Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052017
 

We have spent the last few days getting back into our normal routines here at home after being on the road so much lately. Somebody recently asked me how our first summer in Florida was, and I told them I didn’t know, because we spent so much of it out of town. We got home […]

Road Trip To Texas

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

Most people who know me well will tell you that I have a few decent qualities including a good sense of humor, a bit of intelligence, and I’ve even been accused of generosity a time or two. However, if they were honest, they would also tell you that patience is not one of my virtues. […]

Yes, More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222017
 

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. Here are some of the latest. Q. Instead of selling your RV, have you considered donating it to a charity and taking […]

A Busy Weekend

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017
 

Miss Terry and I had a busy weekend and we got a lot accomplished. In yesterday’s blog I told you about our Saturday trip down to Winter Springs to visit Kellyco, the metal detecting store, and shared some pictures of the many recovered treasures they have on display. But before we went there, we pulled […]

Aug 102017
 

Way back in the middle part of the last century, I remember hearing some adults talking about a woman who they obviously were not pleased with. One of the ladies in the gossip circle said, “She’s nothing but a strumpet who likes playing around.” I was probably about five or six years old at the […]