August 18, 2019

I cannot think of a better way to spend a Saturday. Seriously. 

Have you ever had a day you realized was perfect while it was happening? They are rare, I'll admit. But I experienced it this weekend. 

It all started with my nephew's 6th birthday. He wanted to go to Stone...

August 12, 2019

I didn't want to go to the movies to see it, and my reservations had nothing to do with the film itself. I knew I would cry. 

And, boy, did I. 

I'm referring to the recent release of "The Art of Racing in the Rain," the movie based on the novel by Garth Stein.

So am I jus...

August 5, 2019

The train rolled from Erding to Munich on an impromptu decision to check out the German city I had never visited. 

As the gorgeous countryside passed by the full windows, the young people near me astounded me. Not because they were loud or obnoxious, but because they sa...

August 1, 2019

Young people throughout my community went back to school today. I couldn't help but feel sympathy pains for them. 

Struggling to sleep as you worried about your new teacher or teachers. 

Realizing your endless summer had ended. 

The nervous feeling as you waited for the b...

July 29, 2019

Everyone who knows me cannot believe I am an introvert. Deep down, I'm shy. It's true. It's chronic and can be very debilitating. 

But no one recognizes this fact because I hide it well. I always hear, "No, you're not." 

Or my favorite, "You shouldn't feel that way." 

Ugh...

July 26, 2019

People always say time flies. It's cliche because it's true.

I cannot believe it has been half a year since I provided an overall update or the "State of the Star Runners Universe."

Invasion

The launch of Invasion has been successful. I have received fantastic feedback fr...

July 23, 2019

I am sitting in my home office on a rainy Tuesday.

I have just returned from a short vacation in Asheville, NC USA to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had a wonderful time taking the trolley tour and visiting the Biltmore Estate (a place I had not expected to enjoy but...

July 16, 2019

I grew up in a library. To be more specific, my mother used to take me all the time when I was young and growing up in a lovely place called Fairport, New York. The absolute best memory of the experience is strolling into the towering stacks of books and realizing I co...

July 15, 2019

​I am between chapters this morning, working on finishing the first draft of Star Runners 6 with my writing companion (my dog) by my side. My deadline is a complete initial draft by July 30.

I spent Saturday and Sunday with my brother and his family at the lake. I...

July 11, 2019

I have mentioned before I often use YouTube to provide background music or ambiance. Music has always been important to my writing sessions, but the music plus ambiance has become more important this summer. I love it and end up writing thousands of words before I even...

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