The Trip Home, Day #3

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. We were glad we got out of the Midwest when we did because winter arrived about the […]

I Kept My Head Down

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142019
 

“Keep your head down or you’ll get it blown off!” I can’t tell you how many times I heard drill sergeants and platoon leaders scream that at young soldiers when I was in Basic and Advanced Infantry Training. It’s a lesson that served me well and that I never forgot. It kind of goes along […]

A Wonderful Gift

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132019
 

Thank you to everybody who made blog comments or sent me emails about finally breaking down and ordering my new office chair. I am really looking forward to it coming in so I can start enjoying the benefits. As I said in yesterday’s blog, when I saw the specialist on Wednesday, she immediately suspected my […]

More Than A Vega!

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 122019
 

Yesterday I went a little bit crazy and bought myself a new office chair that cost more than my first new car. It is a Lifeform executive office chair from a place called Relax the Back in Orlando. My pain doctor first told me about them, and my chiropractor was very enthusiastic about them. You […]

What Rant?

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182019
 

You know that old saying about how you can’t please everybody? Apparently it’s true, no matter how hard you try. Even when you’re giving something away for free. After reading Friday’s blog, in which I asked readers to exercise patience and to not keep entering our weekly free contest over and over if they don’t […]

A Good Writing Day

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042019
 

Yesterday was a good writing day for me. After spending an hour or so going over and making corrections to the 2,000 or so words  that I wrote on Friday, I got busy and cranked out another 8,300 words. That puts me somewhere around the 40% mark in this book, which I started July 15. […]

Back Road Church

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212019
 

Among the several interests that we share with my son Travis and his wife Geli is that we love exploring back roads and seeking out hidden gems that are all too often overlooked by the rest of the world. While we were visiting them in Alabama recently, they took us to an interesting place not […]

May 152019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

She’s Doing Great

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 042019
 

We spent several hours at the rehab facility with Beverly yesterday as they put her through her paces and showed us how much progress she has made since her major surgery last week, and explained what the follow-up plan is when she is released from the hospital next week. From everything I can see, she […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 032019
 

With everything that has been going on in our lives lately there has not been a lot of time for writing or weaving, or much of anything else. But while Beverly has been in the hospital things are not quite as busy. We make the trip over to see her two or three times a […]

Spidey Sense

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 022019
 

Most of us have experienced it a time or two in our lives, some of us more often than others. I call it the spidey sense. That feeling that something just isn’t right, though we can’t figure out what is wrong or why we are feeling that way. I’ve learned to be aware and heed […]

Two Out Of Three

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072019
 

Because we lost so much time running around to doctor appointments this last week, yesterday Miss Terry and Beverly spent most of yesterday proofing my new book, Sweet Tea And Jesus. With all of that done and the corrections made, I sent it off to my third and final proofreader. It won’t be long now, […]

Shoot The Moon

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 052019
 

Here’s another misadventure from the Nick Happens casefile. A few years ago we were hanging out at my friend John’s place when I pulled a stunt I don’t think I’ll ever live down. John is one of those up at the crack of dawn and get a day’s work done before noon kind of guys. […]

Dec 042018
 

A while back I did a blog post titled 10 Gift Ideas For RVers, and judging by the feedback I got from them, I thought I would post some more. So here you go, 10 more Christmas gift ideas, and each of these costs under $15. We use, or have used, all of the products […]

Sad But Happy

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112018
 

Yesterday was a combination of sadness and happiness for us. Watching the news coverage of Hurricane Michael devastating the Florida Panhandle before moving into Georgia and causing even more damage was a terribly sad thing to see. Having dealt with two major hurricanes of our own in the last two years, we know the pain […]

A Stolen Shrine?

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 082018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. In St. Augustine Church, located in the tiny southern Indiana community of Leopold, is displayed a shrine with a unique history. Its story is one of love and redemption that grew out of a time of sorrow and despair. In the darkest […]