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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Rain Date

September 12, 2021 |

My love for—no, my need for—the great outdoors led to an unusual rain date last week.

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First Name Basis

August 29, 2021 |

My father taught me the importance of using people’s names, but did I learn the lesson?

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Left Or Right?

August 22, 2021 |

Tropical Storm Fred hammered us with rain, forcing rivers out of their banks. One frantic plea hit me more than others – left or right?

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Liars, Liar’s, and Liars’

August 15, 2021 |

With the name of my next novel announced (Liar’s Table), I’m preparing for the liars, liar’s, and liars’ debate.

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Alligator Burglars and Social Media Scorn

August 8, 2021 |

This time last year, we were dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaias—fallen trees, flooding, alligator burglars, and social media scorn.

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My Memory Fails Me

August 1, 2021 |

When a creative idea hits, I need to remember it. When I forget how I remember, though, I know my memory fails me.

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Hard Words

July 25, 2021 |

You would think someone who makes his living writing wouldn’t have a problem with hard words, but this will convince you I do.

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This App Is All Wet

July 18, 2021 |

Walking the dogs is challenging enough in our ever-changing weather, but the weather app I use for guidance is all wet.

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Joy In Any Language

July 11, 2021 |

A regular encounter with a communication barrier taught us something the dogs already knew – you can find joy in any language.

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The Bench Is Back

July 4, 2021 |

I have a ridiculously over-sized, over-built, and over-weight workbench that has made two house moves. I’m happy to report the bench is back.

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Deadlines

June 27, 2021 |

Too many story ideas and too many distractions mean my editors have imposed deadlines on me. That’s good — and painful.

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Fireflies

June 20, 2021 |

A recent summer evening brought back the magic of fireflies flitting about on a summer evening.

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