You Say It’s My Birthday

Posted On Dec 30 2005 by

39 It just kind of sits there, doesn’t it? One more year until 40, which doesn’t bother most males of the species. We solve our crisis with a simple Harley Davidson or fling with a much younger woman. Since I’m broke and I’m really quite happy with my wife (not to mention the whole Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery thing), I’ll settle for some ice cream and new computer toys. Which I’m playing with now. I got a really awesome wireless mouse for my laptop and some writing software–Writer’s DreamKit. I know, alot of people hated it, alot of people …

The Lost Week

Posted On Dec 28 2005 by

Every year between Christmas and New Year’s I make great plans on what to do with my week off. It’s one of the few gifts I get from working in the auto industry. This year I had intended on wrapping up Soul Searcher and getting started on my next novel, Third Kiss. Instead, I end up with a sinus infection and a constant headache that won’t allow me to even look at a printed page. Regardless (or Irregardless, just to annoy my wife), I am trying to make good use of my time. I have managed to get some crits …

A Christmas Card

Posted On Dec 24 2005 by

Play it loud! Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Wherever!

Posted On Dec 23 2005 by

I’ve always wondered what a “normal” Christmas is. I’ll be 39 years old at the end of this month, and I’ve never celebrated Christmas the same way twice. I’ve spent Christmas: 1. In Pearl City, Hawaii2. In Port Orchard and Bremerton, Washington 3. In San Diego, California4. In Virginia Beach and Yorktown, Virginia 5. In Navy Boot Camp in Orlando, Florida6. In the Persian Gulf onboard the USS Okinawa7. In Davisburg, Pontiac, Lapeer, Waterford, and Oxford, Michigan8. Without knowing Jesus for 30 years9. Knowing Jesus for 8 years I keep hearing about “traditions.” What’s a tradition? I’ll tell you what …

Out of Egypt at Last!

Posted On Dec 19 2005 by

I finally finished “Out of Egypt.” The fact that I say “finally” is not a good sign. It really saddens me because I wanted to like this book. After all, the Vampire Lady had re-discovered the faith of her youth and is now writing for “our side.” I guess that’s still a reason to rejoice. Anne, after all, picked a difficult topic to start her Christian writing career. I’m afraid, however, that her work was probably a bit too realistic. Jesus, at seven years old, probably didn’t do much out of the ordinary. Anne tried to make it suspenseful with …

Mid December

Posted On Dec 16 2005 by

I know. I’ve been slacking. December is a crazy time, even if you’re not a stuff-aholic. Between church and kids and, oh yeah, writing, it seems the whole world is crashing down around me. So what’s new. Let’s see, I’m about two-thirds through Anne Rice’s “Out of Egypt.” Okay, I’m glad Anne has this new direction and she’s a wonderful writer, but the story just ain’t happening. I’m still waiting for something to happen. My wife has been listening to it on CD and feels the same way. That’s the problem with taking a major historical figure and trying to …