‘Merican Food and My Current Health Ordeal

A week ago I went to the doctor for a checkup, not necessarily because I wanted to, but because my insurance company was going to pay for it and I was going to get $200 out of the deal.     Well, the results are in, and they aren’t good.     From my bloodContinue reading “‘Merican Food and My Current Health Ordeal”

Raising a Preemie: My Son’s Current Predicament

Yesterday my wife and I took my son Conner to an endocrinologist to discuss the fact that his bone growth is two years behind what it should be.  This is all due to the fact that my son was born at 24 weeks, weighed 1 lb. 8 oz., and was 12 inches long.  The doctorContinue reading “Raising a Preemie: My Son’s Current Predicament”

9 Days Until the End of My Book…Or the End of the World

I spent the day with my mother yesterday.  It would have been her 48th wedding anniversary had my Dad lived to see it.  Dad passed away a little over 2 years ago, and that day is always very sad for mom. Needless to say, I didn’t get much writing done, but she’s worth the timeContinue reading “9 Days Until the End of My Book…Or the End of the World”

NaNoWriMo Writing Tip #6: Bogging Down

Hopefully before attempting the NaNoWriMo you wrote an outline for your novel.  If not, you will soon find yourself bogging down in the plot and not being able to carry on.  Even if you did write an outline, sometimes that is not enough to steer around the muck and mire of the tar pits ofContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Writing Tip #6: Bogging Down”

NaNoWriMo Writing Tip #5: Sleep

I have shifted to dropping daily writing tips because I have given all the time management tips I live by.  I will now be posting writing tips to make your life this month easier if you are attempting to do the NaNoWriMo competition.   It is highly important to get at least 7-8 hours ofContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Writing Tip #5: Sleep”

NaNoWriMo Time Management Tip #4: Brain Food

One of the most important things the brain needs for active creativity is food that promotes that function.  There are basically three types of foods that the writer should be eating in order to boost creativity. 1.  Carbs – This is the fuel that powers the brain.  Eat plenty of whole grain foods which breakContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Time Management Tip #4: Brain Food”

The U.S. of After Chapter 56

Morax I perched on the top rail of the control tower.  This dead president boat once served a mighty nation that fell into our hands.  The ship was ours now.  Americans didn’t need what Americans couldn’t maintain. Long way down was the ocean. It was wide and rolling along as we sailed the path toContinue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 56”