April CampNaNoWrimo 2018

April approaches. Can y’all even believe it?? I can’t! As cHaOs continues to revolve in massive poop storms around my real life existence, my author/publisher life… erm… also revolves around a few massive poop storms. Looks like they’re finally meshing together! Growth. However, in all seriousness, the final steps for the release of Hellfire are underway. […]

Spring?

In theory, it is now spring. There should be sunshine and daisies, little butterflies all over the place and bunnies, cuz everyone loves bunnies. Do you know what we actually have here in Virginia? Snow. Yes, snow. In March. What. The. Flying. FRACK?! I have noticed this trend that my blogs tend to complain about […]

All Things Green

Green! Green as far as the eye can see! Why? Cuz it’s March which means the little men in top-hats and striped trousers come out in search of their pots o’ gold. Or mugs of ale. Or both. No? Well, no, not entirely. Yes, this weekend, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. It began as the […]

Life, Interrupted

Never again will I take my hot water and music for granted. I love both, need both, and missed them dearly during the Great Power Outage of 2018. I am, of course, speaking of Winter Storm Riley who tore through northern Virginia like the beast it was. The tree pictured fell at the end of […]

Writing Obsessions

Every writer has an ‘obsession’; one of those things that just always ends up in a story or novel, even an idea. For some it is as simple as a color, or recurring picture in things. Stephen King uses Maine as the location for nearly all of his novels and stories. As a matter of […]

Go Home, Winter, You’re Drunk!

So, this was us this past weekend. We had weather in the 70’s straight up to Saturday and then BAM! Sleet. Further north of our little overlooked city it snowed. Snowed!! Then, as if nothing at all had occurred, back up into the 50’s and low 60’s on Sunday. We’ve since been enjoying the lingering […]

Chocolate!!

Oh yeah, that needs to be a big picture. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate?? A lot of people, actually; weirdos. No, not really. They’re not weird. While I have a fondness for chocolate, I am not one of those ‘eat all the chocolate all the time’ folks. A piece or two here or there is […]

That Which We Cannot See

fi·bro·my·al·gia ˌfībrōmīˈalj(ē)ə/ noun a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. The definition hardly explains what it is like to live with this illness. It is an oversimplification of an incredibly complex disorder. Why the sudden downer? Well, it isn’t really sudden and it isn’t really a downer, just […]

Walks, Pitches, and Dog Strollers

We’re just all over the dang place today, aren’t we!? Hells to the yes we are. Since that has been my constant state of being lately, we’re just gonna roll with it. Chaos Tamer, right? Sort of. Not really taming any chaos recently, more chasing it around with a broom while wearing mismatched slippers and […]