Hello friends. I’m sorry that the blog has been irregular, inconsistent, and even silent for stretches throughout 2022 to today. What happened? In brief, last year I had a prolonged and difficult house sale and move that lasted from May to September. Immediately thereafter, I had a medical emergency that should have killed me. While... Continue Reading →
New kitten pictures! Meet Isis, everyone. :-) I’m tired in a good way this week thanks to adopting her from a local shelter last Thursday.
It has been hard to write author updates for the blog, with the last one being in the spring. Times have been rough. I lost my father in the first week of January, and my wife lost her dad at the end of May. Besides our fathers, three friends, two aunts, and an uncle have... Continue Reading →
Even One Word is Greater Than None.
There wasn’t an update last week as I didn’t have much to report. I kept my weekly microfiction on schedule, but disrupted sleep across a chain of nights lost several days to tiredness. After getting the other side of that I made a little progress on worldbuilding with the Burus Mapping Project, with most of... Continue Reading →
Here be Sketchy Details… and That’s a Good Thing
It has been a busy week with much accomplished. We got our publishing business and personal taxes together and done. We had our first dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Friday and didn’t have any unpleasant reactions beyond what you’d expect from a flu shot: Sore arms and fatigue for about 48 hours. We were... Continue Reading →
Piecing Together a Constructed World
Another decent week. On the writing front, I’m keeping up on my microfiction, but I spent a lot more time worldbuilding and moving the Burus Mapping Project forward. Home improvement activities continued receiving needed attention as well, the kitchen being our focus this weekend. The rest of this upcoming week has lots to keep me... Continue Reading →
Quaint in a Bizarre Way
It’s been a decent week. I’ve been active, there has been no chaos or drama, and I’m getting things done. I continue to feel better and have more energy as I get my diabetes under control with the new regimen of insulin. My blood sugars are still far from normal, but they’re headed in that... Continue Reading →
Eleven Weeks of Trying to Write and Keep On Keepin’ On
I haven’t posted an author’s update since my father died on January 8th. I want to thank everyone who gave their support and expressed their condolences here on the blog. It was a hard time, and in the immediate aftermath while I was grieving, those thoughts and comments helped. They really did. I wrote the... Continue Reading →
It Happened This Morning, an Hour Before Sunrise
January 8th, 2021: My father has died. It happened this morning, an hour before sunrise. Last Saturday, January 2nd, Dad went to the hospital with symptoms in line with a mild-to-moderate stroke. At first, we believed the great distress he’d felt at the passing of his sister — our beloved Aunt — a few days... Continue Reading →