Beverly Update

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 012019
 

Several people have asked how my cousin Beverly is doing following her surgery last week to drain excess fluid from around her brain. Thank you all for your concern. At first they said she would probably be home in a day or two, but then the decision was made to put her into a rehab […]

Apr 222019
 

Years ago there was an episode on the old Happy Days television sitcom where clean-cut boy next door Richie Cunningham was challenged to a fight by some hoodlum. Richie sought advice from Arthur Fonzarelli (the Fonz) about how to handle the situation, and the advice he got was not to show any fear or nervousness, […]

Another Birthday

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152019
 

Yesterday I wished our daughter-in-law Geli happy birthday, and today it’s my daughter Tiffany’s turn. I don’t know where the years went, because it seems like only last week that I was strapping my brand-new daughter into a car seat in the back of my brand-new Lincoln Town Car to take her home from the […]

The Things You See

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232018
 

I’ve heard it said many times that to be a good writer you have to be observant of the world around you, and I think that’s probably true. I’ve always been a people watcher. I can remember as a kid seeing someone at the grocery store or walking down the street or wherever, and making […]

We Are Fine

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252016
 

We had a lot of e-mails and Facebook posts yesterday from people asking if we were okay. Yes, we’re fine, and we appreciate your concern. The bad weather that hammered much of the southeast Tuesday missed us here in central Florida. We got some rain, but that was about it. We have some of the […]

Remittance Man

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072016
 

I’ve had several job titles in my life. Soldier, cop, entrepreneur, journalist, newspaper publisher, author, public speaker, and a couple I choose to forget. But I think that at 63 years of age, I have finally found my calling. I’m going to become a remittance man. For those of you not familiar with the term, […]

Nick’s In Arizona

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172015
 

I had no idea that writing about how cold it was here in Apache Junction in yesterday’s blog would lead to a financial opportunity, but as it turns out, it has. People in Arizona are taking up a collection to pay me to get the hell out of the state, while the people in Florida […]

Nov 022013
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from my friend Brian Gore, author of such great westerns as Heart of a Man and A Matter of Honor, and the modern day westerns A Pair of Second Chances and Shadow on the Mountain. But Brian didn’t want to talk about books and publishing. He is also an RVer […]

Today’s The Day

 Posted by at 1:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052013
 

Miss Terry’s dad, Pete Weber, has his surgery this morning, so Terry has to be up and out the door by a little after a.m. to get to the hospital before he goes in. I offered to go with her several times, but she insisted it wasn’t necessary and that with her mom and the […]

Space Cadet

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 032011
 

Lately, I’ve been feeling like a space cadet, and for the first time in my long career as a newspaperman, author, and blogger, I am having trouble coming up with something to write about. That never happens to me. I’ve always prided myself on the fact that I can always think of something to write […]