Texas Sure Is Friendly

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052020
 

Somebody once told me I could go to a stranger’s funeral and make friends with the guy in the box by the time the preaching was over. I’m not sure if that is 100% true, but I have always believed in the old saying that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met before. […]

Nov 292019
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny’s or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

Happy Thanksgiving

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282019
 

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Wherever you are and whoever you are with, I hope you have a wonderful time today. And whether you are a religious person or not, I hope you take a moment or two to reflect on all the things that we have to be thankful for. Yes, there is a lot of […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262018
 

Well, it’s almost over with for another year. All that’s left is stuffing all the boxes and wrapping paper in the recycle bin, taking the decorations off the Christmas tree and hauling it out to the curb for the trash man to pick up, taking down the Christmas lights and any other decorations you had […]

Jan 062018
 

Don’t you just hate telemarketers? You can be on every Do Not Call list in the world and it doesn’t matter to those creeps. They will still bother you. We got our cell phones years ago when we were in Elkhart, Indiana, which is area code 574. At least once a day we get a […]

Nov 142017
 

Most of my time lately has been spent researching and writing, and I am just a little over 30,000 words into my newest book, Big Lake Snowdaze. And as so often happens when I’m working on a book, the story is going off in a direction I did not see coming. I think it’s going […]

Oct 212017
 

According to the weatherman, the worst of the summer weather is behind us and we can expect to see a cooling trend in the next week or so. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be cool, it’s just going to be less hot. It will be down in the low to mid 80s until Wednesday […]

Jul 222017
 

Most of yesterday was spent moving our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome out of the storage lot and over to our house, and getting it ready to show to a potential buyer who is supposed to come by on Sunday. I had unhooked all of the batteries when we parked it a few weeks ago to […]

It Just Never Ends

 Posted by at 1:22 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172017
 

With apologies to my author friends Billy Kring and George Wier, and all the other Texans I know, if I don’t see the Lone Star State again for a decade or so, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings one bit. The damn state just never ends! You drive and drive through hundreds of miles of mountains, […]

May 262017
 

Lizzie Borden took an axe  and gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. We all remember that little poem, and many of us think we know the macabre story behind it. But do we? On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were hacked […]