January doesn’t stink

A local car salesman in my little swath of the Midwest has an advertisement I have been listening to on the radio a great deal going to and from work, since it plays almost ad nauseum. “January stinks!” is the punchline of the ad, indicating the slowness of sales in the post-holiday rush. Well, Mr. […]

Just Keep Going

I had a case of the Mondays this past week. I was running a bit behind getting to work. I left in a hurry, forgetting my freshly made and not-yet-been-sipped travel mug sitting on the kitchen counter as I dashed out the door. About twenty minutes in on the job, I realized I was wearing […]

Another Way Home

The 6th of January was Epiphany, the traditional day when wise men, Magi, from the East came to see the baby Jesus, bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. For those of you who may be non-secular or religious and are reading this blog, they are the “three kings” the Christmas Carol speaks […]

Last of His Kind

I get people who ask me where I come up with the ideas for my novels and stories in my Portals Series. Since I already wrote a blog post on The Keeper of the Key when I last offered it for free, I figured this time around, I would write about the next book in […]

Snail mail

Last week, I posted about how I do something I do think is not that extraordinary, but others seem to think it is. I mail cards out to people. And when I say I mail cards out, I mean I mail A LOT of cards out. But you can read it by clicking here –> […]

Post Holiday

Unlike a number of my friends (if social media posts are any indication), I still have my holiday decorations up and will continue to keep them up until Epiphany on the 6th. That means, in reality, they will likely be up until the 11th, when I have a Saturday off from work and can pack […]

New Year, New Me?

Maybe you’re the type of person who makes resolutions or sets some goals or dreams for the coming year at the stroke of midnight and eagerly plunges headfirst into doing what you set out to do.  Perchance you’re more like Lieutenant Dan with the cold hard stare of a depression fueled by traumatic circumstances and […]

Glad tidings

Since July, I have been doing something that, for me is so simple and ordinary, but apparently, it’s a big deal. In July, I made the decision to start celebrating the birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations of other people…. and not just the small group of family and friends I normally celebrated. About once a […]

Take the time to find the sacred

Today is Christmas Day, a time of celebration for many around the world. It is the culmination of the Advent season in the liturgical calendar. And since I am one of those who celebrate, sometimes I let my beliefs settle into these blog posts. As I sit here in my humble abode, a blanket of […]

It’s Christmas Time in the City (part two)

Like my Halloween Town (which has a series of blog post short stories written about it), I also have a Christmas village, created from a plethora of mismatched pieces I have collected over the years. It too resides on the bookcase upon which Halloween Town makes its appearance, usually being set up the weekend after […]