May 262019
 

I am no kind of hero, and though people who know me might disagree, for the most part I’m relatively sane and mentally stable. But there have been times and places in my life when things happened that that gave me the heebie-jeebies and made my skin crawl. Let me tell you about one of […]

Cades Cove

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 242019
 

Located on the eastern edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Tennessee is a time capsule from the past, offering the opportunity to glimpse a time when people carved a life out of the very land they lived upon. Cades Cove was originally known as “Kate’s Cove” after a Cherokee Indian chief’s wife. […]

May 232019
 

We have been busy and getting a lot of things accomplished. That’s a good thing, right? At least, I hope it is, because I would not want to be doing all of this work for nothing. I seldom drive my 1999 Ford F-150, though it’s a great truck and I love it. We purchased it […]

Apr 282019
 

What did I do yesterday? Darned near nothing, and I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it. I don’t think either one of us realized how tired and worn out we really were, but with nothing we had to do and nowhere we had to be yesterday, we stayed in bed even later than […]

Ingrates Everywhere

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272019
 

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned the fellow who told me he only comes to this blog to enter the weekly contest and was upset because he has not won yet. But he’s not the only ingrate around. Not by a long shot. I heard from a longtime reader who owns a campground in Kentucky who […]

Apr 262019
 

Nothing, Nada, Zilch. That’s exactly what I plan on doing this weekend. After weeks of running back and forth to doctors’ offices, emergency rooms and hospitals and such, I’m hoping for a do-nothing weekend. I brought our friend home from the hospital yesterday and he is doing well so far, and Beverly is going to […]

Soon, I Promise

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092019
 

I have received a number of emails and messages wanting to know when my new John Lee Quarrels book, Sweet Tea And Jesus, will be out. It’s with the final proofreader and I expect to get back from her at any time. As soon as she does, I will make any final corrections she pointed […]

No Joke, It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012019
 

Hello all of you April foolers out there. What kind of shenanigans are you up to today? Putting salt in the sugar bowl. Maybe stretching saran wrap over the toilet. So many pranks and so little time. Joking around and having fun on April Fools’ Day is always a hoot, but I’m not fooling you […]

Today’s The Day!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312019
 

When I get this close to the end of a book and the whole story is coming together, I don’t want to stop. I feel like a marathon runner that’s just seen the finish line. Okay, I made that part up. I have no idea what a marathon runner would feel like, and I don’t […]

My, How Time Flies

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

When I was a kid I always heard adults say that the older you get, the faster time goes by. I never understood that because it just didn’t make sense. A minute has 60 seconds in it, an hour has 60 minutes, a day has 24 hours, and a week has 7 days. It’s the […]