Friday, June 1, 2018

Eastside Writing Group

I finished a short story and uploaded it to the site on the Eastside Writing Group for the meeting tomorrow.  I know that my story is too long by half, but I can't seem to shorten it.  Every single time I begin to write, something happens and the story gets longer.

So, off we go.  I have to review several stories for tomorrow, I have soup on the stove that needs to cook another hour or so, and I'm thinking about wings.  I love wings.

Maybe I'll just settle for a dry martini and a cool place to sit and read.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New eBook Site

Here's a new eBook site that worth looking at.  Robert Denton, the owner of the site, emailed me and after the usual pleasantries got right to the point.

I need a shameless commercial plug for my site.

Happy to oblige, Robert.  The name of the site is Daily Kindle Deals, and it looks good enough to browse around a little.  I think Robert is just getting started, and I wish him luck.

Here's the expected link:  Daily Kindle Deals.  Should you be inclined to do so, you can reach Robert via email: Email Robert Denton.  Thanks for stopping by, Rob.  Best of luck to you.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time Waster


Here's a little time waster for those of us who read, or write, or do both with equal enthusiasm.  Unequal enthusiasm will work equally well, but doesn't look as good in print.  All answers are presumed to be factual and true to the best knowledge of the author.

Credit to The Guardian for the questions.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Artwork by Alma Roper

My mother's maiden name is Cameron, as in the Cameron Gas & Oil business in Toledo, Ohio.  The four sisters grew up in the Great Depression (1929 - 1939) without much by way of money, as the gasoline company was forced out of business by Standard Oil.

All four sisters are talented, each in her own way.  My aunt Alma painted watercolors, a stack of which I found when I was packing up the old homestead.  Here are a few from those paintings I still have, and which were scanned in with my new printer / scanner.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Things That Go Bump in the Night


LB Johnson wrote a humorous missive about scary movies and what not to do should you find yourself in a classic horror film situation.  For instance, should your car stall out on a two lane blacktop in the middle of rural American, the first thing you should do is split up.  Have the girl stay with the car while the guy goes out to find some fuel.

Maybe I read that wrong.  Well, you can read all about it here, in Saturday Smiles - Scary Movie Time by LB Johnson.  It's an easy read, and entertaining.

This put me in mind of a true story, something that happened to me when I was around 6 or 7 years old.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NaNoWriMo: Day 14

The jolly folks over at  mozilla insisted on giving me a new, improved, faster version of FireFox, and as a result everything on blogger hangs and takes five minutes to load.  As a result, I'm switching to brave, which actually does run everything faster than mozilla and blocks all third party advertisements as a normal, built-in feature.


Friday, November 10, 2017