The Power Of “No”

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 292020
 

What do you think is the most powerful word in the English language? At one time, I thought it was “love.” But, of course, back then I was a starry-eyed kid head over heels in something for the pretty long-haired blonde girl that sat next to me in biology class. But over time, I’ve come to […]

Feb 252020
 

I have always enjoyed driving and I usually do most of it when we are on a trip. But after this trip, I may never drive again. Back on February 8, I was getting tired when we were about 100 miles from Phoenix and Miss Terry took the wheel. She is an excellent driver, whether […]

Taking The Day Off

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

For the last few days I’ve been working hard on my new Big Lake book, knocking out over 20,000 words in three or four days. Yesterday alone was over 6,000 words. That, coupled with the fact that Miss Terry hasn’t been out of the house much at all since her surgery two weeks ago today […]

Oops And Almost Oops

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052019
 

When I was a kid, I was so accident-prone that my father used to say I should probably get a job in a mattress factory. Then he would think about it for a minute and say no, I would more than likely knock a stack of mattresses off on top of me and smother myself. […]

Love Is In The Air

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 102019
 

And on the windshield, and the hood, and the bumper, and the grill. No, we’re not talking about some kind of wild orgy where people are doing the nasty anywhere they can. This is an orgy of love bugs, a phenomenon that anybody in Florida is familiar with. It happens every year, in the spring […]

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 […]

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 […]

RV Financing Perils

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012018
 

Because I get a lot of e-mails from blog readers asking about RV financing, I thought I’d brush off this blog from March, 2014 and run it again. I hear from people all the time who have a good credit rating, have found the perfect RV for their needs, and then run into trouble when […]

Aug 072018
 

I wish you could have met my father. He was quite a character. He could play any instrument with keys or strings, though he never had a lesson in his life and couldn’t read music. He loved books, he was a fantastic storyteller, and he had a wicked sense of humor. I guess I am […]

Jun 082018
 

Another strong round of thunderstorms came through the area yesterday, which cooled things down a bit but made it impossible to do anything outside. But that’s okay, I had plenty to do to keep me busy inside. I spent much of the day writing and knocked out a little over 5,000 words in my new […]