Aug 072020
 

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 don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Over 100K

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082020
 

I was back at it yesterday, cranking out words in the first book in my new Tinder Street historical family saga series. I got a little more than 3,200 words done by the end of the day, which puts me over 100,000 words total in the book. Actually, I am at 102,879 words, but who’s […]

A Poorly Planned Scam

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022020
 

We all know there is a scammer born every minute, and sometimes two or three, I think. And while some of them are quite clever, others are so poorly planned that it’s almost pathetic. The other day a friend contacted me asking how far we are from Port Orange, Florida, which is a suburb of […]

A Quick Stick

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012020
 

Yesterday we left the house to go to Daytona Beach for the first time in at least three months, if not longer. I had to go to the lab at the VA Medical Center to get some blood work before an upcoming telephone conference with my doctor. It was a nice day and I decided […]

Mar 062020
 

Because we had a long day yesterday, this will be a short blog today. Sorry about that. We were up early because we had to drive to Jacksonville for two appointments Miss Terry had at the Mayo Clinic. The weatherman had been predicting rain and the possibility of some severe storms in our area, part […]

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 […]

Call Me Christopher

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272019
 

From now on, you can call me Christopher, as in Christopher Columbus. You know, the guy who thought he was going one place and ended up somewhere else entirely and got credit for a discovery that he may or may not have been the first to stumble upon. Because I have made a discovery myself. […]

Up Way Too Early

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302019
 

Thanksgiving Day we left home sometime around 1:30 PM and drove 120 miles to Jacksonville, where we checked into the Hampton Inn on Beach Boulevard. This is where we prefer to stay when we are in town for an appointment at the Mayo Clinic. On our first visit to Mayo, a few weeks ago we […]

Oct 222019
 

Among the things my daughter Tiffany wanted to do while she was here, besides eating lots of seafood, was to see a cruise ship and a lighthouse. No problem, kid, got you covered. One day we drove down to Port Canaveral, where you can always see a cruise ship or two. Some of them are […]

Oct 192019
 

I appreciate everybody indulging me for the last week while I re-posted old blogs so I could spend time with my kids while they were here visiting from out of state. Now they’re gone and I’m back, and I’ve got a lot to share with you. In fact, it will take me a few days […]

Oct 102019
 

There is an old saying that life imitates art. It implies that events in the real world are inspired by a creative work, be it a painting, a book, or a movie. I’m not sure about that, though I have been surprised a few times when something I wrote about in one of my books […]

She Calls it Piddling

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042019
 

When she doesn’t have any big project to do and is just catching up on little chores around the house, researching things on the Internet, or whatever, Miss Terry calls it piddling. I’m never sure if I should stand back and let her do her thing, or go to the drugstore and buy some Depends, […]

Sep 042019
 

I imagine by now you are probably tired of hearing about Hurricane Dorian. But trust me, after 10 or 12 days of hearing about it nonstop on the local news, and all the preparations we have made in advance of the storm, nobody is more tired of it than we are. Yesterday was the calm […]

Way Too Early

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282019
 

I’m a night owl, not a morning dove, so when the alarm clock rang at 6:15 yesterday morning, all I wanted to do was shut it off and go back to sleep. That’s just way too early. But Beverly had an appointment with a neurosurgeon in Daytona Beach at 8:30 so that was out of […]

A Short One Today

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162018
 

We hit the ground running yesterday morning and were on the go all day long, getting back late in the evening, so this is going to be a short blog today. Yesterday we drove into Daytona Beach and picked up some more cannabis oil at Surterra, the medical marijuana dispensary. In yesterday’s blog I said […]

Nothing Happening Here

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172018
 

I keep hearing from people asking us if we are safe and out of harm’s way from Hurricane Florence. Thank you for your concern, and yes, we are fine. The hurricane made landfall about 550 miles north of us, so except for some high surf it was a nonevent for us. We didn’t even get […]

Day Trip to Daytona

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032018
 

Except for a brief outing for dinner on Sunday, we haven’t been away from the house very much, if at all, in a week or so. Which meant my appointment with the VA medical center yesterday gave us an excuse to spend the day in Daytona Beach. There are two basic routes to get to […]

Best Steak Ever!

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232018
 

Terry is a very low maintenance woman, so when I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday and she said nothing special, it was just another day, I wasn’t surprised. But we had to do something, right? We’re not really into giving each other gifts for birthdays and holidays and such because […]

Apr 102018
 

When I lived in the Midwest, and in the Rocky Mountain West, I was familiar with droughts. They were a common occurrence, and it was disconcerting to sit around watching the grass turn brown and the forests become tinder dry. When we lived on the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona’s high country, we were in […]

A Wild And Crazy Trio

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 122018
 

Bike Week, spring break, and St. Patrick’s Day all at the same time. Talk about a wild and crazy trio! And you wonder why I’m not going anywhere near Daytona Beach for the next week or so? No, thank you, I’ll stay right here in our little town of Edgewater, where things are a bit […]