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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Half-Million Words

Author Goals for 2022: Publishing A Half-Million Words

December 5, 2021 |

December brings not only holiday merriment but time to reflect on my author goals for the upcoming year, including publishing a half-million words.

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the red balloon

The Red Balloon (Except Silver)

November 28, 2021 |

The classic movie Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon) had a bouncing toy befriend a boy. My recent experience with a silver balloon, however, makes me question the uplifting tale.

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the weirdness of weeks

The Weirdness Of Weeks

November 21, 2021 |

The earth circles the sun in a year and rotates in a day, but weeks have no natural rhythm. What is up with the weirdness of weeks?

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canine decorum

Canine Decorum

November 14, 2021 |

A social encounter with another human being can be challenging enough without the canine decorum that happens with my crew.

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Hooray For Standard Time

November 7, 2021 |

Almost everyone agrees we should stop changing clocks twice a year, but did you know there is a simple fix your state could implement now?

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holding the door title

Holding The Door

October 31, 2021 |

Witnessed a simple episode of a man holding the door for others and it made me think about the importance of teaching manners.

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Monday Musing - Iceman cometh no more

The Iceman Cometh No More

October 24, 2021 |

The iceman cometh no more. I can now fill a glass with ice and water direct from the door of the refrigerator. Why am I awed by this miracle?

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MM Night Before Launch Day

‘Twas The Night Before… Book Launch Day

October 17, 2021 |

‘Twas the night before Liars’ Table goes on sale and I’m wondering if I’ll ever not be nervous about a book launch.

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trash day

Trash Day Gone Wrong

October 10, 2021 |

Trash day means the simple act of rolling the can down to the street before the truck arrives for pickup. What could possibly go wrong?

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Scarcity Marketing

Scarcity Marketing: Cabbage Patch Kids, Gasoline, & Books

October 3, 2021 |

When I hear of consumers chasing hard-to-find products, I wonder if the shortage is real or if the old scarcity marketing tactic is at play.

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Mother Nature Hates Me

September 26, 2021 |

I love nothing more than being outside. Unfortunately, Mother Nature hates me and tries hard to make my life miserable.

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I Hired a Private Investigator

I Hired A Private Investigator

September 19, 2021 |

In a bizarre moment I had long forgotten, I once hired a private investigator to sweep an office for bugs. Hidden microphones, not insects.

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