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.

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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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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