Jan 212020
 

It was down in the low-60s and windy yesterday, then dropped down in the mid-40s last night. Today the high is supposed to be in the low to mid-50s, and tonight we will see the low 40s, possibly even dropping down as low as 30 degrees at some point. And Wednesday won’t be much better. […]

Lucky 7s

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312019
 

Between lots of bad weather and lots of pain from my back, I can’t remember the last time I drove my Mustang. But I was feeling pretty good yesterday and the weather was nice, so I pulled it out of our garage so we could run some errands. As we were leaving the house I […]

Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252019
 

Things seem to be getting back to normal around here. Monday I was pretty much lost in a daze caused by the anesthetic and pain meds I was given at the hospital. But I woke up clear-headed on Tuesday and ready to get some work done. When I left the hospital, the doctor gave me […]

A Couple Of Pinkos

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132019
 

During my long career publishing small town newspapers in both the Pacific Northwest and Arizona, I used to always laugh at the response my editorials would get from people. To half of my readers I was a gun toting, KKK cross burning right wing extremist. To the other half of the readership I was a […]

Jul 182019
 

I appreciate everybody’s concern for my health given my recent episode of dizziness and all that. When I went to bed Tuesday night the dull headache was still there, but I was so tired that I thought I would sleep through anything. As it turned out, I was wrong about that. My back was hurting, […]

Jul 132019
 

I appreciate everybody who bought a copy of my new book, Big Lake Ninja, and told their family and friends about it. It’s off to a very good start. If I could ask one more favor of you, once you finish reading the book would you please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads? […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122019
 

Yesterday was a crazy busy day. Just as promised, Wednesday evening the final proofreader finished Big Lake Ninja and sent the manuscript back to me so I could start working on it yesterday morning. Unfortunately, lately my back has been giving me a lot of problems again, so Wednesday night I could hardly sleep. No […]

Oh Ye Of Little Faith!

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

Some blog readers have asked how it’s possible for a guy my size to fit into a small car like a Mustang. A couple of people have said I should have bought a convertible because with the top down it would be much easier. One smart Alec suggested the only way I was going to […]

Sep 222018
 

In a blog post a couple of weeks ago I reported that after 45 years of constant back pain resulting from an injury in the military, and after taking every kind of opioid the VA doctors gave me and getting no relief, I decided to try medical marijuana, which is legal here in Florida in […]

Is It Monday?

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272018
 

For some reason it seemed like a very long weekend to both of us, and more than once we found ourselves checking our cell phones for the date or asking each other what day it was. I guess that’s one of the great things about being semi-retired. Except for the occasional doctor’s appointment, we don’t […]

Mar 092018
 

It is amazing to me how much better I’m feeling after a couple of weeks worth of visits to the chiropractor three times a week. I can’t say enough good about Dr. Thomas and the rest of the staff at Coastal Integrative Healthcare in New Smyrna Beach. Two weeks ago I was seriously considering back […]

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 […]

Making Some Headway

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242018
 

I think we’re making some headway with my back problems but it seems like it’s two steps forward and one step back. After going back to the chiropractor on Tuesday and getting an adjustment, I was still experiencing some tenderness but nothing compared to the pain I had been dealing with for five days. In […]

Showing Off

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 142018
 

We had a great time showing Terry’s parents, Pete and Bess Weber, around our area and letting them get a taste of what life is like here on the central coast of Florida. It’s a lot different from their home back in Arizona! We have no interest in all the plastic theme parks put up […]

Apr 182014
 

We have another birthday to celebrate this week. Granddaughter Destiny turns seven today. I know I used this picture just a few days ago, but it’s my favorite one of her. I just love that expression on her face. She’s always coming up with something to say that blows me away. Several people have asked […]

Apr 062009
 

Yesterday was a lazy day, and I didn’t get much accomplished. I have had back problems for years, and Friday morning it decided to go out. This happens a couple of times a year, and it’s no fun at all. Fortunately, my favorite bone cruncher in the world, Jim Lewis, lives here in the White […]