Navy Brat Life

My father served in the US Navy for 20 years, reaching the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Some of my most enjoyable moments experienced as a child took place while my father served. I enjoyed the adventure of moving to new places. Learning new things and experiencing...

Writing Update 21 January 2022

My plate is full. In fact, I am probably spreading myself too thin in my writing, and that very likely may be preventing me from getting stuff completed on a more regular basis. Here are the status updates on some my current projects: I released an e-book last month...

The Expanse Is Over…or Is It?

Back in 2011, I kept seeing this book called Leviathan Wakes at my local Barnes and Noble store. I would pick it up and thumb through it. I thought it looked like something I would want to try out. But I never did. Then Caliban’s War came out the next year....

A Notalgic Trip

Cobra Kai season 4 poster. Back in 2018, I heard about this show called Cobra Kai coming out on YouTube’s subscription service. The prospect intrigued me. During my high school years, I enjoyed all three Karate Kid movies—even though I didn’t get to see the third...

Do They Listen?

The son and I years ago on our hike up Wheeler Peak in New Mexico Do you ever wonder if your children even listen to you? I often thought every carefully-selected kernel of wisdom I shared with them wormed its way in one ear only to wiggle out the other—often leaving...

Time For Shopping Local

I have noticed that as I have gotten older the holidays and birthdays come more quickly until they become part of the blur of days whizzing by. Remember when you were a small child and each birthday and each Christmas seemed to take forever to arrive? I still have the...