Musings might be an amusing anecdote about my life, my thoughts on some event, or a story I've imagined. The only connection between the musings is that they are my thoughts. Subscribe to be notified when a new musing is posted.

Aches and Pains

September 9, 2023 |

The older I get, I discover more and more creative ways to injure myself and add to my growing litany of aches and pains.

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Order, Chaos, and Writing

August 21, 2023 |

To achieve my writing goals, I need less order and more chaos, so I’m making some changes to my posting schedules.

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Waning Days of Summer

August 13, 2023 |

In the waning days of summer, Brent confronts his arch enemy in a pitched battle, but will he emerge victorious or defeated?

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Five Thousand Fluffy Tales

August 6, 2023 |

What are fluffy tales? Why do I have five thousand of them? What do they have to do with publishing novels? Let me explain.

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What Else Would We Do?

July 30, 2023 |

A technical problem at a restaurant reminded me of the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo when good people kept asking, “What else would we do?”

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Fake It ‘Til You Make It

July 23, 2023 |

For a summer during my teen years, I taught handicrafts to kids. With my lack of skill, it was a fake it ’til you make it situation.

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Monstrous Attack

July 16, 2023 |

A monstrous attack by a hideous creature disrupted our peaceful morning stroll with the dogs and put me in quite the sticky situation.

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the power of thank you

The Power of Thank You

July 9, 2023 |

Despite this week’s postage rate increase, a handwritten letter still far outweighs the cost and enhances the power of thank you.

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Swelter in Place

July 2, 2023 |

Living in the North Carolina mountains normally means pleasant weather, but our current summer heat means we swelter in place.

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Mystery Munchies

June 25, 2023 |

When a snack craving interrupts the writing process, I hunt for anything edible, even mystery munchies that might be a little old.

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Clinging to Catastrophe

June 18, 2023 |

A simple request to put away leftover food using plastic wrap left me clinging to catastrophe and searching for a better way.

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Flag on the Play

June 11, 2023 |

With Flag Day on June 14, I thought I would share a learning moment from a mistake. Let’s call it a flag on the play.

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