Sandbaggers

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312019
 

When I was in the Army a lifetime ago we had a term for somebody who always found a way to escape work, or who did just enough to get by but not a bit more. We called them sandbaggers. Yesterday Miss Terry and I spent some time hanging out with some sandbaggers and did […]

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. […]

Jul 302019
 

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 […]

A Lazy Sunday

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142019
 

Yesterday was a lazy Sunday with no pressing projects to work on and nothing we had to get done, which was just fine with us. Sometimes we need days like that. When we bought our Bennington pontoon boat, it came with two fishing chairs in front and two more in back, a comfortable captain’s chair […]

Dec 062018
 

I saw a news story the other day saying that many radio stations across the country have bowed to demands by the #Me Too movement not to play the Christmas classic song Baby, It’s Cold Outside, which has been a holiday favorite since 1944. According to those who object to the song, its lyrics encourage […]

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 […]

Acadia National Park

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102018
 

On the picturesque Maine coast there is a wild landscape where ocean crashes onto rocky shoreline. A place where visitors can hike miles of scenic trails, explore tide pools, visit small town resorts, book an expedition on a whale watching trip, ride bicycles through miles of visual delights, and paddle sea kayaks to their hearts’ […]

Mid-Day Sneak Away

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
May 042018
 

One of the nice things about being an independent author who works from home is that I can set my own schedule. There are days when I spend long hours at the keyboard, only taking occasional breaks for a snack and for dinner, and there are days when we have other things going on and […]

Me And Otis

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272018
 

Is there anyone who doesn’t love the old Otis Redding classic song (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay? I know I’ve tapped my feet to it a few thousand times in my life. Did you know that it was recorded by Redding just days before his death in an airplane crash in 1967? The […]

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 […]