Author Archives: John W. Howell

Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Live in a Vacation Destination

Originally published on July 22, 2015, and was the first mention of Tiny. *** This list has been inspired by observing the interaction between vacationers and locals at some vacation destinations where I have found myself as a resident. Hope you like it. Top Ten Things Not to do If You Live in a Vacation […]

Eternal Road -The Final Stop By John Howell – My Review

Originally posted on helenvalentina:
I’m a bit late to the party in reviewing John Howell’s latest novel (as a fan I tend to read and review his novels very quickly). But also as a fan, this time when I got my copy I held off on reading it until I had enough time to truly…

Views of the Neighborhood – In Search of Stucco Houses

As you can see form the headline we are going out to find stucco houses. You may ask the question, “What’s so special about stucco houses?” The answer is     Stucco houses are very much in the minority here in central Texas. Most of the homes are built of brick and stone. The style […]

Steam of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Least Favorite Word.

  I was sitting on the front porch this morning enjoying the sun and the long-running chatter of the mockingbird. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I detected some movement. Sure enough, a large truck turned into the cul-de-sac and stopped in front of my house. The driver blew his air horn which, […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Another Friday is in the history book. This has been an unusual week. We saw space tourists, riots in South Africa and Cuba. Flooding in Germany. More fires in California and a big brouhaha over the wearing of masks when the kids go back to school. The Surfside Flordia Condo collapse toll rose to […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – The Birthday Tree Arrives

“Lucy. Do you see what I see?” “I do, Little One. Looks like a monster truck to me.” “You are right. What the heck is it doing here?” “Looks like they are going to plant the Boss’s  birthday tree.” “It is about time. Do they know what they are doing?” “Yup. Mom went out there […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

    It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we were there when Larry decided to call Cortez and arrange a talk. Also, another sniper has been deployed to take advantage of the possibility of taking a shot at Cortez and his crew. The plan is for Larry to drive the FBI sedan […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #320 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Fair

This post originally ran on July 13, 2015. It seemed like good advice then. If you haven’t read it, I hope you enjoy it. Since it is summer, and there are many fairs and carnivals, I thought it would be a good idea to provide a list of things not to do if you plan […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Explore a New House

Don’t you find it hard to resist going into a new house to have a look around? Sometimes you want to look but don’t want to get caught. Well, today, you can look all you want and have no fear. No one is going to catch you. So, yup, our trip today is to a […]