Saturday, February 4, 2023

I don't recommend This Old Guy Camping Adventure...

On January 18th, 2023, I was solo Camping in Shenandoah River State Park.

When I crashed my mountain bike, I was wearing my GoPro when I went over the handlebars and got busted up. I dislocated my should, shattered my collarbone, cracked two ribs, and bruised a lung. It all happened so fast...


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Quotes of the Week

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
—Katherine Hepburn

You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
—Robin Williams

Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.
—James Baldwin

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
—Stephen King

If a writer falls in love with you, you'll never die.

Imagine that you are dying. If you had a terminal disease would you finish this book? Why not? And no one had to die.
—Anne Enright

Monday, January 9, 2023

Coming Soon!

 This collection will contain my short story: Justice in the Mist

Now available for eBook Pre-Order on Amazon!!

Sunday, January 8, 2023

I'm back.

Hey everyone. I took a month off for Christmas and now that the decorations are down, I'm back to work. 

It should be a good writing year if I don't encounter too many monkey wrenches.

First up is a short story submission, that I will send out today. I have three novels in the queue for this year, two writers' Retreats, my podcast season 3, and a lot of adventures planned.

But only after I get this cat off my lap...

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Quotes of the Weeks

Write hard and clear about what hurts.
—Ernest Hemingway

If a writer falls in love with you, you'll never die.

Start writing. I don't mean to sound dismissive, but START WRITING. There is NO SUCH THING as "too late" in the arts.
—Patton Oswalt

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
—Virginia Woolf

Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction.
—Clint Eastwood

Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.
—Francoise Sagan

The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz

It isn't by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.
―Ken Kesey

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
—Ernest Hemingway

If you want to must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books...You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.
—Ray Bradbury

Monday, November 21, 2022

Getting back in shape...

COV!D really did a number on my weight and fitness. So I am now going to get serious about getting back in shape, being more active, shedding more pounds, and getting out there more. I will track it in this post. More for me than you.
  • 20220815 - 256.6 lbs
  • 20220822 - 248.7
  • 20220829 - 245.2
  • 20220905 - 241.2
  • 20220912 - 238.8
  • 20221017 - 236.4
  • 20221024 - 235.2
  • 20221031 - 235.2
  • 20221107 - 230.6
  • 20221107 - 228.0
Total loss thus far:  28.6 lbs 

I am cutting out ALL refined sugar, drinking only water and coffee, and doing Intermittent Fasting. I started on 12:12.
  • 20220815 - 12:12
  • 20220901 - 14:10
  • 20221001 - 18:6
I now only eat between noon and 6PM.

This week is Thanksgiving feast time. It will be interesting to see how much damage I do in a week!

--Wish me luck.