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“And the Best You Can Hope For Is to Die in Your Sleep”, Kenny Rogers

March 22, 2020

In the late sixties, Kenny Rogers underwent a remarkable musical odyssey, from a popular psychedelic-rock band to a profound Nashville storytelling sage.

President Trump and Coronavirus

March 15, 2020

Self-quarantine does not necessarily always mean staying indoors.

Red Panda

February 4, 2020

One can never be over prepared for the ravishing side effects of global warming.

Writing About Volcanoes

January 31, 2020

Volcanoes and other natural disasters generate the most interest when they are most destructive.

Christmas Spiders

December 21, 2019

In places like Germany and Poland the spider web is seen as a harbinger of prosperity and good luck.

Veterans Day: This Bud’s For You

November 11, 2019

Veterans of the Armed Forces deserve a salute and day of honoring.

“Tryin’ To Reason With Hurricane Season”

August 31, 2019

There’s not much we can do about hurricanes except get out of their way, take shelter and perhaps write a song or two about Nature’s awesome power.

Dr. John Gone

June 8, 2019

Dr. John the flamboyant New Orleans musician has passed away at age 77.

The Passing of a Literary Giant; Herman Wouk Dies

May 17, 2019

Herman Wouk was privileged to a very special and colorful life before passing away at age 103.

Earth Day, Cowgirl Poetry, the EPA and Richard Nixon

April 21, 2019

Though they often overlap on the calendar, Earth Day and Cowboy poetry do not share a lot of common ground.

Will Bernie’s Book Sales Put Him in the White House?

April 13, 2019

The next president of the United States will most likely also be a bestselling author.

Health

April 11, 2019

Fresh, clean water is a necessary for a healthy life.

Galaxy

January 27, 2019

The discovery of the Whirled peas Galaxy has excited many astronomers and astrophysicists.

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

December 27, 2018

A White Christmas is not always something to be admired.

Becoming Michelle Obama

December 5, 2018

When it comes to post White House memoirs, Michelle Obama may well prove to be the better half, even though her husband has the better track record in regards to book sales.

When Stars Go Bad

May 26, 2018

Despite the alarming number of stars and celebrities, being citing for amoral conduct, some of the artistic accomplishments from this not-so-elite group will probably stand the test of time.

Tour Guide

February 7, 2018

The eagle loves to fish and is not adverse to obtaining his food by theft.

Happy New Year

January 2, 2018

The New Year is here and as we head back to whatever we do during the year, it might be wise to stop, pause and ponder where we are headed.

Peek

November 1, 2017

You can’t judge a package by its cover.

A Rockabilly Halloween

October 30, 2017

Rockabilly really rocks especially at Halloween.

What Happened to Hillary Clinton’s Book Sales????

September 22, 2017

Hillary’s loss to Trump was a heartbreaker, but in the aftermath, the former first lady has improved her book sales from her previous title, Hard Choices.

Ice Cream

July 20, 2017

Try this new flavor. It is Mmmm…..delious.

Earth

April 19, 2017

Earth Day should include a total planetary awareness.

Snail(s)

March 23, 2017

A few residents of Washington, D.C. might want to take a lesson from these two snails, when they size up their current situation.

It’s Not This Time of Year Without An Inflatable Santa Claus

November 26, 2016

The way we see Santa Claus has changed over the years. He is still the jolly fat man in the red suit, but his message may be changin’ with the times.

How To Make A Million Dollars Writing Mystery Thrillers (Money back guarantee)

September 12, 2012

Intro Everyday I see quite a lot of advice on how to write better or reach wider markets. While the bulk of the advice seems fine and dandy, very little of it is aimed at anyone who wishes to follow in the financially successful footsteps of a Stephen King, Sandra Brown or James Paterson. To […]

The Literary Tattoo

July 14, 2012

Body Text Though the above text is from the outside of the Gutenberg Museum in Las Vegas, NV, the old font dates back to Johannes Gutenberg’s first movable type that was employed in the 1400’s.  These stylish letters are still in use today and they represent  something a skilled tattoo artist might choose to apply […]

Nora Ephron

June 27, 2012

Noted Screenwriter Passes On I was sitting in a fast-food restaurant this morning watching CNN news with one of the most popular movie clips was aired……And that was the one where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm in a restaurant, while talking to her boyfriend. Everybody should recognize the popular scene as being part of When […]

Quotations From Chairman Ray

June 6, 2012

In Transition I just heard the news today. Ray Bradbury died last night, June 5, 2012. He had spent over 91 years on the planet and who knows where his soul will end up. Here is a hint that the science fiction writer might be making a long journey. Nonetheless, no matter what your belief […]

Babbling Scott Eagan

May 17, 2012

Babbling With Scott I must admit that over the past year I have followed Scott Eagan’s blog with much anticipation and interest, even though I am not a Romance writer and I can’t see myself ever becoming one in the near future. That is because Scott’s daily (M-F) comments cover a much broader range than […]