The U.S. of After Chapter 5

Clayton My eyelids eventually parted to let me see that crazy red headed girl sittin’ in a brown leather recliner just across from me.  Her fiery red hair was all tied up in a pony tail and she had on a plain denim baseball cap pulled down over the smooth, porcelain features of her face. Continue reading “The U.S. of After Chapter 5”

The Last Day of School: A Retrospective

I am a high school English teacher with four children attending elementary school.  Two of them are graduating to the middle school next year and the other two will climb the ladder to the fourth and second grades, respectively.  I am currently spending my time updating the inventory of books in my classroom, squaring awayContinue reading “The Last Day of School: A Retrospective”

Kristie Colby: Why She Is the Love of My Life

As part of the “A to Z Blogging Challenge” and because this is my 100th post, I could not write about the letter that begins my wife’s name without writing a blog post about her and how she is the inspiration for every female lead in all of my fiction written since the day IContinue reading “Kristie Colby: Why She Is the Love of My Life”

A to Z Challenge: April Fools Day Fail

Yesterday was a day without most of my children.  My oldest child, Conner was off at a boy scout camp out in southern Oklahoma.  My middle daughter Leigha (pictured above) was at a friends house all day and my youngest daughter Meagan was with her Grammy all day and since they arrived from their tripContinue reading “A to Z Challenge: April Fools Day Fail”

My Tween Daughter: Justin Bieber Loses to the Medieval Fair

I have three daughters.  The oldest of the three is a tween and loves horses, reading books (not Twilight) and can’t stand Justin Bieber or any tween heartthrob like him.  Most tweens her age are too busy texting, Tweeting, or surfing the web for pictures of the latest teen plasticine fresh face, but she wouldContinue reading “My Tween Daughter: Justin Bieber Loses to the Medieval Fair”

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the BB Gun Shooting Range

I know this post doesn’t have much to do with writing, but I had to share this story. I was out driving around with a friend yesterday through Oklahoma City and we were tooling down Reno.  Just as we drove under an overpass to a major freeway, we saw a white headed elderly woman andContinue reading “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the BB Gun Shooting Range”