Nick’s Blog

Jun 272020
 

Note: since we can’t travel right now but I miss the open road, here is a repost of a blog from the summer of 2014. When you’re rolling down the highway headed to your next RV adventure, did you ever wonder for a moment about the interesting places you may be passing by that you […]

Jun 262020
 

On a visit to the City Museum in Frankfort, Kentucky, I discovered a story that some might consider macabre but to me was just sad. It is the story of forgotten lives and forgotten people. In 2002, workers were leveling land in downtown Frankfort near the former state capitol building when they discovered human bones. […]

Eat The Damn Donut!

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 252020
 

I got an e-mail the other day from a long time reader who just needed to vent. She is 55 years old and has been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. The doctors have told her that it has metastasized and the outcome is not going to be good. With Terry having survived stage IV […]

The Man In The Cave

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242020
 

When a family searching for arrowheads in a cave in eastern Idaho way back in 1979 stumbled upon the dismembered torso of a man buried in a shallow grave, no one thought it would take forty years to determine his identity. And when it was finally revealed, it shocked everyone involved in the mystery. The […]

Jun 232020
 

If you run a small town newspaper, you’re going to make some people mad. There’s no way around it. And sometimes the things that make people mad are amazing. For example, I once ran a story about a man who got drunk and was speeding through town on a motorcycle, with the police in hot […]

My Dad

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212020
 

Growing up, I think every kid thinks his Dad is the best. I did, too, even though my Dad was not your typical father. By saying that, I don’t mean that he was an oddball or not present in my life or anything like that. I was the youngest of eight kids, and we were […]

I Have Been Ablated!

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202020
 

Thanks to all of you who sent e-mails, text messages, and made Facebook comments about the RF nerve ablation on my back yesterday. We had to be at Park Place Surgical Center in Maitland, Florida, at 2 p.m. We always try to arrive early for an appointment, especially to a place we haven’t been to […]

The Real Aunt Jemima

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192020
 

Note: With all of the controversy going on over Quaker Oats’ decision to change the iconic Aunt Jemima brand, I thought I would reprint this blog post about the real Aunt Jemima. We’ve all sat down to a breakfast of pancakes and Aunt Jemima syrup at one time or another. While munching away, did you […]

The Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182020
 

Writing and storytelling have always come naturally to me, so while I know authors who complain about writer’s block, it’s not something I’ve ever experienced myself. That may be because of my years in the small town newspaper business, where you had to get an edition out on the street, and you couldn’t fill it […]