May 312020
 

In last week’s Newspaper Days blog, titled Jaws, I mentioned that Westport, Washington, located on the southern opening of Grays Harbor, billed itself as the Salmon Capital of the World in the late 1970s and early 1980s, due to the many charter boats that operated from there, as well as commercial fishing boats. People came […]

May 102020
 

When you publish a small-town newspaper, everybody knows you. It’s kind of like being a celebrity, or at least a big fish in a small pond. Sometimes that was nice. I won’t lie, occasionally we got some special seating in restaurants and free movie or concert tickets, things like that. Other times it was a […]

Apr 192020
 

In one of my earlier posts about my small town newspaper days, I mentioned a fellow named Ed, who lived in the infamous East of Snowflake area in northern Arizona. Ed was the man who wanted me to send an undercover reporter out to his property because a UFO had landed and little aliens were […]

Newspaper Days

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292020
 

After reading yesterday’s blog post Stepping On Toes, in which I mentioned receiving death threats and being assaulted during my time publishing small town newspapers, a couple of blog readers said they would like to hear some stories from those days. I’ve definitely got some stories to tell, and they don’t all involve death threats […]

I Lied

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 222020
 

You may remember that in yesterday’s blog I said I was over the worst of my cold. As it turns out, I lied. Even though I was very tired when I went to bed Thursday night, I just could not seem to get to sleep. My back was hurting and I could not get comfortable, […]

May 172018
 

Lately I have been hearing from people asking me to promote their life coaching business to my readers. Apparently that’s the hot new thing to make a living without really working while you travel the country. Interestingly enough, none of them have spent much time, if any, on the road. Only one of them actually […]

The Other Arizona

 Posted by at 1:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112017
 

Three blog readers have asked me how we are tolerating staying in Terry’s sister’s fifth wheel trailer in the middle of an Arizona summer, and wondering if it is even safe to do so, given the limited insulation and barely adequate air conditioners that most RVs have. Down in the desert it would not be […]

17 Years

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 162015
 

Today is a special day for us, our 17th wedding anniversary. And what a wonderful seventeen years it has been! Terry and I had both experienced bad marriages before and neither of us was looking to get involved with anyone. In fact, when it did happen it took us both by surprise. We had known […]

Jun 142011
 

Well, it’s done. I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday, and by the time you read this it will be sitting on our printer’s web server back in Allegan, Michigan, waiting for them to do their thing with it. This is issue 73 of our little RV travel newspaper, and we’re pretty […]

May 092009
 

With our time running out here in our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona, we are busy touching base with old friends, and trying to spend as much time with my daughter and her family as we can. Yesterday we visited with a friend who was a major advertiser when I owned the weekly newspaper […]