Adventure, Opinion

A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Over at Chuck Wendig's super-active blog, he made a great (timely) post about how this constant checking of mobile phones that so many of us do is causing us to check out of our lives. I wrote in a comment that, perhaps, got a bit off track, or what have you. But it felt wonderful to write, and… Continue reading A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Adventure, Books, The Wheel of the Year, Writing

And So It Begins

The Wheel of the Year: Book 3 I've got scribbled notes, an intriguing quote for the opening page, lots of loose ends from the first two books, and can feel the ideas beckoning me into the wood (or in this case, the depths of a blank, digital page). It's time to get going. While I'm… Continue reading And So It Begins

Adventure, Books, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year

Ashland Book and Author Festival 2014

Just a quick post in between chapter edits to say: I'll be participating in The Ashland Book and Author Festival on September 20th. It will take place at the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University from 10:00am - 4:00pm and is completely free to the public. (Click the previous link for more information.) I will be reading from The Stone… Continue reading Ashland Book and Author Festival 2014

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: RWA Conference

NOTE: I have resurrected these Crazy Trip™ posts from a previous blog. For the accompanying Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. It has taken me over a month to write about the Conference itself. The reason for that, I see now, is simple. I'm in denial that it's over. So… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: RWA Conference

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: Day 4 (“Amem)”

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Part One I awoke to views that made my Arizona-desert-born soul leap with joy: fog, lush mountain forests, and lots and lots of water (lakes, rivers, creeks). I believe there were even—big grin—ferns. Many photo opportunities were lost during breakfast, when the… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: Day 4 (“Amem)”

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 8: Day 3

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not complaining when I say that Amtrak trains are stuffy, smell a bit funky-industrial, whoosh lint into the air like a miniature snow factory, provide average meals (to be generous), are less than informative about where the train… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 8: Day 3

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 7: Day 2

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Right. Well, it’s 8pm and we’re finally about to leave New Mexico for Colorado--something which should have happened around, oh, 5:30pm or so. It looks less like I’ll be able to meet up with a friend in Chicago and more like I… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 7: Day 2

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 6: Day 1 (Really)

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. The sleeping compartment is not exactly what I envisioned from the photos on Amtrak’s website. It’s...um...well, it’s small. If I were to share it with someone, I would have to enjoy that person’s company very, very much--and be willing to risk not… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 6: Day 1 (Really)

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 5: Day 1 (Almost)

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. So, here it is just turning Saturday July 24, the first day of my trip. The trip I've been anticipating for months...and I'm still packing and attempting to load a gazillion cds onto my iPod. I made a few stabs at both… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 5: Day 1 (Almost)