May 042020
 

Terry and I were talking about this whole self-isolation thing last night. Except for a couple of trips to the grocery store and one to our accountant’s office in mid-April, we have not left the house except for one afternoon when we spent a couple of hours alone on a fishing pier. Nobody’s been in […]

Aerial Acrobats

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
May 022020
 

There is a huge pine tree across the street from us, and every year since we bought our house, a pair of Osprey have nested there and raised their chicks. They sure can be noisy critters, but we do like watching them and seeing their young as they grow up. Yesterday morning Miss Terry told […]

May 012020
 

Note: This is a blog post from 2011 that I dusted off and updated because it answers questions I still get asked today. I received an e-mail from a reader a while back who is in the planning stages before going fulltime, asking about the annual costs of fulltime RVing. This is probably the most […]

Apr 302020
 

?Note: I spent most of yesterday making corrections to what I have already written in my new Big Lake book. Just as I was finishing with that, I did something wrong and scrambled about half of the document. Sentences and even blocks of paragraphs seemed to jump around, sometimes even showing up in different chapters. […]

Toledo Police Museum

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252019
 

While in Ohio researching a new book series, we spent some time at the Toledo Police Museum. This was a place I was especially interested in visiting because of my family’s association with the police department. Though small, the museum’s volunteers have managed to cram a lot of history of Toledo, and specifically Toledo law […]

Why Bother To Ask?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242019
 

I like to wear T-shirts that have a message on them. Quite often, the message is about me being a writer, such as one that says, “Pay No Attention To My Browsing History, I’m A Writer, Not A Serial Killer.” You would be surprised how many times this leads to a conversation with a perfect […]

Nov 232019
 

Just off of Interstate 64 at Exit 10 in Virginia we found the last remaining covered humpback bridge in the United States. The bridge spans Dunlap Creek, a tributary of the Jackson River, and is a much-loved landmark popular with area residents and visitors alike. Photographers and artists come from all over the country and […]

Catching Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222019
 

Several readers have asked why we were at the Mayo hospital in Jacksonville and have asked about our well-being. We appreciate your concern. We were there for several days of testing and procedures to determine the extent of Terry’s internal damage from the intense radiation she received during her cancer treatment in 2000. It was […]