Apr 082019
 

In our nearly two decades of fulltime RV travel we made it a point to get off the interstates whenever possible to travel the two lane roads. The pace is slower and you will get a chance to see many wonderful small towns and the treasures they hold. One such treasure was the DeQuincy Railroad […]

Two Out Of Three

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072019
 

Because we lost so much time running around to doctor appointments this last week, yesterday Miss Terry and Beverly spent most of yesterday proofing my new book, Sweet Tea And Jesus. With all of that done and the corrections made, I sent it off to my third and final proofreader. It won’t be long now, […]

Apr 062019
 

One of the most valuable lessons I learned in college is that we train people how to treat us. A psychology professor called a young woman to the front of the class and complimented her on a paper she had turned in, telling her it was one of the best he had seen in several […]

Fun With Telemarketers

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042019
 

We all hate them. Those annoying calls from someone that immediately launches into a spiel about the good news they have for you. They’re going to reduce your credit card debt, extend your car’s warranty, protect your investment in your house with pest control service, or whatever they are hustling. Most people just hang up […]

Feb 252019
 

The one thing we miss most about the fulltime RV lifestyle is the many friends we made in our travels around the country. It was always fun to arrive at an RV park or rally and see people we knew and have the opportunity to reconnect with them. A few of our RVing buddies have […]

Feb 242019
 

Note: Yesterday I told you the story of the brave Iowa pioneer boy Milton Lott. Here is another tale of a heroic young person from early Iowa. Both are from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. In Boone County, Iowa we came across the story of Kate Shelley, a courageous teenager who […]

Feb 232019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Alongside a back road a few miles west of Boone, Iowa we found the lonely grave of a young pioneer boy who met a tragic death, only the first in a violent series of atrocities that stretched over five years and […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212019
 

Yesterday Terry was supposed to have her first appointment for the hyperbaric oxygen therapy to hopefully help remedy the problems she has been suffering from due to the intense radiation she received when she had cancer years ago. We were told there would be 40 treatments, five days a week for anywhere from 90 minutes […]

Shoot The Moon

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 052019
 

Here’s another misadventure from the Nick Happens casefile. A few years ago we were hanging out at my friend John’s place when I pulled a stunt I don’t think I’ll ever live down. John is one of those up at the crack of dawn and get a day’s work done before noon kind of guys. […]

They Tied The Knot!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042019
 

I worked pretty much nonstop from the time I got up yesterday until around 8:30 in the evening, finishing my newest book, Big Lake Wedding. Yes, Sheriff Jimmy and Robyn finally got to walk down the aisle. But it wasn’t without plenty of challenges thrown in on their way to holy matrimony. This is my […]