How to self-publish

Yesterday I attended a writing workshop given by author Stephen F Havill, who not only knows a heck of a lot about writing, but also knows about lots of other cool stuff, like flying, gunsmithing, gardening, water systems, and automotive restoration (not to mention various methods of killing people and… Continue reading

Book review: Lisey’s Story, by Stephen King

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars If any writer can immerse us in a reality of his own making, it’s Stephen King. Even when he’s not writing horror he so subtly fuzzes the line between uber-reality and the uncanny that you never can quite put… Continue reading

November is a word for BUSY

Autumn’s my favorite time of year, but only if I’m outside enjoying it. I try to haul myself away from the computer but things just pile up. November is NaNoWriMo and I’m way behind this year. Had a time-out for a week due to eye issues. It was scheduled, but… Continue reading

Indigenous People’s Day

Celebrating the multi-faceted heritage, history, and hope of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples are not the past. They are living, powerful, and loving today. Elders, children, activists, teachers, leaders, community, and so many among the missing. ~ Bernice King, on #IndigenousPeoplesDay Evolution Device‘s main character is Warm Springs Apache, but he… Continue reading

Good Fences

  They say good fences make good neighbors. That might be so, but here’s a fence that stands alone, not between me and anything.  It’s not a particularly “good” fence, in that it’s not all spiffy, not something that zoning regulations would approve of. It’s a fence that’s no better… Continue reading

Good neighbors are good to have

Remember the last couple posts when I talked about flooding and my subsequent truck adventure?  When I was so proud I could handle those problems without having to call a neighbor for help?  The truck adventure was Tuesday.  On Wednesday morning while I was feeding the horses, the damn dogs… Continue reading

Rain Song

As Robert Plant sang so poignantly in Led Zeppelin’s The Rain Song, “This is the mystery of the quotient.  Upon us all a little rain must fall.”  (album: Houses of the Holy, 1973) He was full of it, of course.  He should have been singing, “When it rains, it pours.”… Continue reading