Category: Dailies

  • May 14

    Today is Mother’s Day, and I would like to find gratitude for the woman who birthed me, coincidentally on Mother’s Day. I already shared on the last post what her birthing process was probably like. But how was she as a mom? Well, for starters, she learned from her parents. Her mom preferred the sons…

  • May 10

    I got to thinking about the differences between being born in my mother’s generation, and compared to my generation and my son’s. When I called my mother to say that her first grandchild had been born, the first thing she said was, “And you’re awake?” Here I am, just today, 70 years later, wondering how…

  • Today’s the day!

    If you’ve been considering a purchase of “JOURNAL OF AN UNDEAD: Love Stories,” this is the day to buy. We can get it to #1 in vampire reads with just a couple more purchases. Just think of how nice this will look in your shelf! It’s not pricy in paperback, and hey, I only make…

  • Musings

    I’ll be 70 in a week. I think I’m supposed to have some thoughts on that. To be honest, I’m not sure that I do. I mean, yeah, we’ve spent the last three or so years in fear of our lives anyway, so death is no longer so scary, right? Although I’ll admit that when…

  • Don’t re-read

    They say authors rarely pick up and read their book after they publish it, or have it published. Why? Because we are so used to editing our work that we never ever stop! I just went through the Illinois Copper Artifact Resource Manual — noooo, not because I needed to torture myself. I am getting…

  • April 18

    From my writer’s journal: WANT TO WATCH TIME FLY? 1985 “What makes me happy is rewriting. In the first draft you get your ideas and your theme clear, if you are using some kind of metaphor you get that established, and certainly you have to know where you’re coming out. But the next time through…

  • Virginia City &

    THE PEER REVIEW PROCESS I likely embarrassed myself with University of Nevada Press a month or so ago when I asked how to give them peer review names, but it was a newby question that I was hoping for guidance on. Stupid me! There’s an internet search – duh! While at Portland’s SAA book exhibit…

  • April 12

    A new project: I’ve been reading David Sedaris “the Best of me” collection and it’s inspired me. Sorry, Adam, but now I’m writing “Tales from the Dark End,” an memoir of stories and songs, well, maybe not songs, of my life. I’ve got this overly long journal that needs to be pitched, but before I…

  • Gratitude

    A sign that my computer is getting old. I can no longer trust the battery indicator. But I’m here to talk about the good things from my trip to Seattle/Portland. Too often people have expectations that aren’t met on trips like that, and they feel sadness over the should have beens and should have dones.…

  • april 1

    Rain. We love it, right? When we’re warm and cozy with our feet up reading by the fire, with the pattering of rain on the roof. But humans could never control that single aspect of rain — when it comes. And it has a way of ruining things, every single time. Humans have always learned…