To those who comment, Thank You

A big oops on me. I just clicked on the comments display in my dashboard to see how many of you have left comments to my posts without acknowledgement from me. I apologise for the oversight. Another senior moment here. I appreciate every like and comment you leave. I will do better at responding to … Continue reading To those who comment, Thank You


Are power shut offs the new normal?

A few days ago PG&E shut off the power as part of the new fire safety program. The high winds in Northern California was the reason. Power went down around 8:30 pm and didn't come back on until 11:30 am the next day, or fifteen hours. When that happens we lose all of those wonderful … Continue reading Are power shut offs the new normal?

3 Hacks to Combat Writer’s Block

First, let me be clear. Writer's Block is a part of writing and being human. Don't expect to conquer it. The harder you try the stronger you make it. Instead, learn how to deal with it. Find a few tactics used by other writers, then adjust them to fit your way of writing. As I … Continue reading 3 Hacks to Combat Writer’s Block

Humorous Book #2 Now Live

Grin and Bare It After countless edits and cover design tweaks I took a deep breath and published this yesterday. Like my other humorous book Life in a Two Story Outhouse it is a collection of essays inspired by real life. Those who know me know that I love adding humor to conversations with friends. … Continue reading Humorous Book #2 Now Live

Stop participating in vicious politics!

Remember this, there are dangerous powers around the world who take delight in the way our political debate has morphed into destructive attacks on one another. If you don't like the position of someone, come up with a better idea and propose it. Stop turning your position into a weapon of mass destruction by using … Continue reading Stop participating in vicious politics!

How to Be a Boss at Blogging When You Have 0 Followers

Some great thoughts about a healthy blogging mindset. This post is a reblog of a post from The Art of Blogging by Christian Mihia. Check out his blog for other great content here, .  RTF

The Art of Blogging

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a photographer. Mostly with other people’s cameras. And the results are oftentimes… not bad.

I do not research the subject, I do not take classes, I do not read about photography, I do not actively aim to become better.

Yet, somehow, I am becoming better with each photograph I take.

And I wondered why.

Wouldn’t you?

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Driver’s License Test? At 70? WTF?

  What kind of bullshit is this? After fifty plus years of driving here in California, no accidents and no tickets, I have to take a written test to get my license renewed. Shit-the-bed, I should get the damned thing for free and a gift card for long-term participation.  Here’s a sobering thought. I have … Continue reading Driver’s License Test? At 70? WTF?

Life in a Two Story Outhouse now in paperback

Finally! After more adjusting and tweaking than I thought I could even tolerate, Amazon has approved my cover and contents for publishing in paperback. I had no idea how much more work is involved in the paperback process. I lost track of how many times I had to adjust something, re-compile, check then repeat the … Continue reading Life in a Two Story Outhouse now in paperback

My Humorous eBook Life in a Two Story Outhouse is Live

What happens when a bumbling dog breeder takes matters into his own hands? What would speed dating for dogs look like? Do you own your home, or does it own you? These questions, and many more will be answered in this hilarious collection of near-life-mishaps. As a doctor of disaster Richard Farley shares his personal … Continue reading My Humorous eBook Life in a Two Story Outhouse is Live