quite a lot this year. YA, mystery/suspense, mainstream literary fiction. Am now reading House of Leaves, a bizarre dark story published in 2000, about among other things, a haunted/possessed house. 4 months ago
been doing this, but I’m trying again this week. I think I’ve got a pretty good story to tell, and short of winning the lottery, I think making it as a novelist is my best chance to to move with my wife close to our many nieces and nephews and brothers and sister and parents and feel more connected to them. Well, obviously my wife has a better chance of making it big as a novelist, having already published two excellent books. I suppose there’s some chance we could both succeed, however slim. 4 months ago
are already kicking in, but I’ve never gotten a shot before. 4 months ago
pics to post, but I keep getting a message saying my pics are too big. This didn’t use to be the case. Hm. 4 months ago
We were there six days, including Christmas. It was a wonderful trip—well, day 6 wasn’t quite as good as the others, but then we learned a valuable lesson about how to avoid traveler’s sickness. The rest of the trip was truly great.
I took about a dozen pics of this scarlet macaw before getting one that is mostly focused. 4 months ago
to read about how good things are with you these days. 5 months ago
very glad to have been asked to participate in this goal. Can hardly wait. 5 months ago
My wife and I put Ginger to sleep yesterday. I can only hope we did the right thing for our beloved dog. She could no longer see or hear and had trouble walking for more than a minute at a time, but she would respond lovingly to touch and was a great friend to the end. It’s been terrible to lose her in this way. 5 months ago
I will like this edition better than any other by a long shot. Look forward to seeing it. 5 months ago
a nice jail cell in his future? (Sounds as though he’s earned one!) 5 months ago
but Ginger is now nearly 13 and mostly blind and deaf and has trouble walking outside into the yard much less trying to learn new tricks. She’s already a big sweetheart who wouldn’t hurt a rabbit, not once in her entire golden retriever life. My wife and I actually caught her pretending not to see a bunny once when it came her way, desperately trying to escape the paws of our other golden, Pumpkin the Great Hunter, gone now these last three years.
Moxie is trainable. I know of one person who shall remain nameless who has underestimated her high intelligence. She is a 11.8 pound terrier mix, and a fine watchdog and great cuddly little friend.
Finally, we have Clio, the new dog. We’ve yet to weigh her, but I think she’s every bit of 18 pounds or more. A rat terrier, she stands a full three inches taller than Moxie and has little trouble tackling our former champion. It’s for Clio more than the others that we’re becoming serious about dog training. She will be a wonderful dog if she just learns a few things. 5 months ago
I’ll take one look at this thing and decide it’s too damn tall. In which case, I’ll have to give up on this goal. 5 months ago
by and large, a very dull subject. No wonder thinking about it makes me tired. 5 months ago
I was certain that if my parents would just allow me to live at home and make writing my full-time job, I’d be the next F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I never got that change, but I have to admit, no matter how much free time I had on my hands at 18, I was never going to be F. Scott (who wrote his first book late into the night on the weekends when he could get away from the army barracks and find a quiet hotel where he could write). 5 months ago
are superfab almost effortlessly. Some you have to work at it. Am expecting a superfab effortless one in a a couple days. 5 months ago
at this massive project now and again. I’m reluctant to go all in, because to do it right, I’ll hardly have time for anything else. 5 months ago
with the Costa Rica trip pics. Haven’t done anything with them yet. Will post a few good ones to this site. 5 months ago
win a mid-sized lottery. Too bad there’s no longer an Irish Sweepstakes. 5 months ago
to arrange a visit to see my Providence brother sometime this spring. His kids are growing up rapidly and I’m missing it. And I hate that. 5 months ago
you catch the embezzler in the act. 5 months ago