Musings

Each Monday, I muse on a random topic. I might share 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.

The weekly posts also include books I've finished that way that I've enjoyed, a vocabulary word, an interesting link, and a fun image from my photography hobby.

Most popular with regular readers, I also share a gratuitous picture of one of my dogs.

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Fewer Than A Dozen Books Sold?

September 4, 2022 |

Of the 58,000 titles sold by traditional publishers each year, fully half sell fewer than a dozen books. Wait. What? How can that be?

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What If?

August 28, 2022 |

Every day, we make thousands of choices, most seemingly inconsequential. What if we changed just one of those? How different would life be?

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An Icy Death

August 21, 2022 |

An iceberg takes millennia to form, but meets its icy death in anonymity—except on rare occasions when it shares its fate.

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Controlling Technology

August 14, 2022 |

Computers and the internet have wrought many changes over my life, and I’m focused on controlling technology before it controls me.

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An Awful Offal Story

August 7, 2022 |

What could go wrong with a bag full of bags of canine output and one excited hound? Find out in today’s awful offal tale of woe.

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August: The February of Summer

July 31, 2022 |

Just one long, hot, humid month standing between us and my favorite season of the year. Yes, August is really the February of summer.

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Evil Technology Starves Me

July 24, 2022 |

My evil doctor has inflicted a calorie-counting diet and exercise regimen monitored by an Apple Watch – proof that evil technology starves me.

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Reality TV For Authors

July 17, 2022 |

Author groups across social media buzzed last week about a proposal for reality TV for authors and a few thoughts popped into my head.

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Frogmore Stew

An Ode To Frogmore Stew

July 10, 2022 |

Moving back to the mountains of North Carolina meant not eating my beloved Frogmore Stew, but then I made a discovery.

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Scariest Creatures In The Woods

July 3, 2022 |

We comfortably share our home with many large, wild animals, but the scariest creatures in the woods are quite small.

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Exploding Oatmeal and Broken Water Lines

June 26, 2022 |

The dog didn’t eat my homework, but exploding oatmeal and broken water lines sure interfered with my novel writing this week.

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Important Little Stories

June 19, 2022 |

We focus so much on epic events, but sometimes it’s the smaller things in life that are the truly important little stories.

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