I don’t know what is worse. Having a book on Amazon that has gone unnoticed for two years, or removing that book and finding the motivation to rewrite it. That first book was a humorous book about the construction worker’s world. Having lived in that world, I knew my subject. Having been a lifelong humorist … Continue reading Self Publishing Lesson #1
Just a short post to ask for some help. In order to make my blog better, I need to understand what readers are looking for in a post. So, limber up those magic fingers and help an old blogger out. What type of post gets your attention? What takes you from a view to a … Continue reading What are you looking for?
My apologies for the dwindling posts lately. It seems that I have reached a fork in my writing journey requiring me to step back and reevaluate things. I’ll try to explain. It has been almost two years since I uploaded my first humorous eBook to Amazon. It was a book about the crazy world of … Continue reading Recreating My Writing
So with arthritis in my wrist giving me hell again, I decided to return to the struggle of using speech to text apps. I have owned Dragon Naturally Speaking software for years, my version is 12, and I have yet to figure out the secret to using it and still maintain a decent writing speed...let alone … Continue reading Google Docs to the rescue!
I was in the throes of a particularly brutal arthritis flare up, so when my order for a new, extra effective joint pain relief supplement arrived I anxiously opened the envelope and removed a pill from the bottle. I knew it would make little difference to my pain level for a week or so, but … Continue reading Buyer’s Remorse
Whatever smart-ass came up with the twisted idea to lump all edible crops together under the name "produce," deserves a good mulching. Why do I say that? Because anyone who has ever tried to grow any kind of food plant or tree knows one certain truth; produce is just about the last thing any food … Continue reading Gardening Time Once Again
OK, it's time to stop dancing around the issue of whether to use The F-Word in writing or talking. I find the word an accurate expression of the intensity of feeling. With four years in the Navy and almost twenty years in construction, I am no stranger to adding spicy words to my communication. Still, … Continue reading F-Bombs? WTF?
If you are viewing my site with a smartphone, I need your help. I'll explain. A few minutes ago I decided to see what my site looked like on my smartphone. "Holy Rat Crap!" Instead of seeing my posts in an easy to read format, I get "in your face" ads covering most of the … Continue reading Smartphone Users, Please Help
The Spring Cleaning bug has bitten me once again, so over the next week or so I will be making some changes to this site. I hope you like them. If you have any suggestions or wish to share something that has worked for you, please comment. I do read them and will try to … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Time
For me, being present at the moment and engaged in living means the difference between observing and taking part. To be imbalanced either way is to miss out on something. If you are only observing, you are trying to enjoy life in a second-hand way. You are not part of what is going on. And … Continue reading Be Present in the Moment, Be Engaged