Another Friday has rolled around, and it has been hectic for the last two weeks. The producer and I have sold our house here at the beach and bought another in Austin Texas. Yes, I know. The question comes up, “Why on Earth would you do that?” It is a good thing that there are […]

It was very foggy yesterday, and Lucy and Twiggy still wanted their walk. “Twiggy I think we should cut the walk short. It is way too foggy.” “Lucy. Are you flying a plane? We are walking for heaven’s sake. Besides, look at the gulls up ahead.” “Okay, but keep your eye out for cars coming […]

  It is Wednesday Story Day again and last week we found out that the engineer’s wife Mrs. Rafferty still lived in the tony suburb of Boxborough. We also found out she was living in a large house that was free and clear of a mortgage. Andrew and Larry are wanting to talk to her […]

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 keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]

This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Today in 1913 saw the adoption of the 16th amendment establishing the legal basis for the income tax. If you decide to go there, here is a list of things not to do that may prove handy. Also, this week is […]

This weekend is the Annual Whooping Crane Festival here in Port Aransas. The Whooping Crane Festival celebrates the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The Texas Coastal Bend is the only place where you can see the world’s last naturally occurring population of Whooping Cranes. From […]

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday again and this week’s prompt is  “critic(al).” Linda Hill says we can use the prompt anyway we want. If you would like to join in visit Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 23/19 Critic(al) by John W. Howell © […]

There is a new humorous and kick – butt review of The Contract by an engaging reader known as Victoria Ray. The review is here and I think you will get a kick out of it. Importantly too, the following will give you a little more information about Victoria Ray. In her words. Victoria Ray – 4 […]

  Here’s Friday. Seems like it was just Friday yesterday. Well, that’s how it goes when busy. What came to my mind this week other than the crappy weather was the subject of newsletters. I guess we all know that one way to boost book sales is to have regular contact with a core fan […]

“Hey, dad. Check out Lucy on the couch.” “She looks happy.” “Did I hear my name?” “That’s okay, Lucy. Dad and I were commenting on how happy you looked. “Why do I think there is some kind of catch?” “How about we play with some toys?” “Hey, Dad. Can you toss the pink cow?” “Maybe Lucy wants […]