What’s In Pinky?



Pinky Anderson and The Traveling Flea Circus is almost complete. I’m still in the process of editing, but it’s quickly approaching the time I can say I’m done. The process has been longer than I expected, but I cannot say it has not been enjoyable.

I’m including the Table of Contents so that you can get a feel for what the story is about. Our protagonist encounters more than he bargained for, and along the way he meets many colorful people and experiences things many of us have not. I hope you have enjoyed some of the excerpts I have published here. Those were first drafts, but it gives you an idea of what the story is about. Just keep in mind that the final version may not be what you first imagined.

Without further adieu, I give you a taste of Pinky Anderson and The Traveling Flea Circus. Continue reading


Are You Wasting Yours?


Harvey MacKay once said, “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”

How much do you really need? Enjoy what you have. Don’t lose what you can never get back. Get up, get out, and get going.


Good night, Mrs. Jackson, wherever you are.

If It’s Written Down, Is It Still Unwritten?

A few days ago I read an article about the rules of communication in today’s society. The title of the article is ‘Don’t call me before you text’: The new rules of communicating in the digital era. It can be found by doing a quick search, or use your energy judiciously and just click on the above link. After reading the article one side of my mind asked the other, “If it’s written down, is it still unwritten?” That’s the question I now pose to you.

Really, that’s not the purpose of this blog entry. I’ve read the rules several times and would like to respond to each of them. There are 15, yes 15, rules to communicating with another person. For a guy that’s getting older as each day comes and goes, I get the impression that I am being left behind in this ever younger world of technological advances. Maybe I can help myself (you, too?) by making a correlation between each of today’s rules with how we did it around my house when I was much younger than I am now. Continue reading