Monthly Archives: September 2011

The life of an independent writer

Before I tried to publish anything, I wrote on a nice schedule – 1000 words per day – and I rarely missed my target.  Now that I am a “published” writer my schedule has changed.  Now daily  I spend: 1 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

There’s risk and then there’s RISK

I just read an article about near earth objects in space.  NASA is searching for them to identify any that could actually collide with the earth.  One of the researchers said “We know now where most of them are and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

What constitution?

Speaking to a Cary Rotary Club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue said “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and  to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we … Continue reading

Posted in my rants | Leave a comment

Prologue to The Plagues

“Hey Bill, it’s gettin’ dark in here. Is there a storm comin’ in?” “Not supposed to be,” the bartender replied as he ambled toward the window. “What the hell?” He shouted, startling both of his patrons off their chairs. “It … Continue reading

Posted in my stories | 2 Comments

To catch a frog

Carefully I started to ease the heavy air conditioner out of the window when a tiny tree frog hiding on it jumped into the house. I set the unit back into the window and turned to pick the frog up … Continue reading

Posted in my stories | Tagged , | 3 Comments

New writing method

I just read that teenage girls send an average of 4,000 text messages per month. If each message averages just ten words, that means they are writing a substantial novel in two months! I think I will start texting stories … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Media view of good news.

I just read that a recent poll showed that many people believe they can not become a millionaire. The poll story (AP-CNBC Poll: $1 million a long shot in US) stated “Reflecting the psychic toll of the global economic doldrums, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

We have found hell and it is here

I just read that kids from eight to eighteen spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes per DAY on movies, video games, TV shows and other forms of entertainment media. If they sleep eight hours and attend school … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Post 9/11

Another 9/11 has passed and the ceremonies were touching. But now I think it’s time to move on. The intent of the mindless fools who attacked us was to destroy America. Spending ten years in mourning has given them a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

And I thought I wrote fiction!

In the recent debate among the republican candidates for president there were many statistics tossed around to show their great success in the past some of the more interesting – PERRY: “Ninety-five percent of all the jobs that we’ve created … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment