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On the Nightstand

Journal entries, process, progress though my novel writing journey.

Short Reads

I hope you enjoy these short essays about things that have interested me while I continue to work on my fiction. Watch for a new post on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Essential Info

Top 10 lists, recommended reading, opinions, and suggestions.
why so angry

Why So Angry?

“I want to punch you in the face.” Match this quote with the person who said it: A) My 10-year-old daughter. B) A female supporter at a Trump […]
May 4, 2016 /
What Makes You Cry

What Makes You Cry?

I’m a real waterworks. It doesn’t take much for me to well up and this condition only seems to deepen the older I get. Maybe […]
Apr 20, 2016 /
Sleep Much

Sleep Much?

One time I fell asleep at a jazz club. When my friend was singing. I was front row beside a speaker and I could not keep […]
Apr 7, 2016 /

If I told you I wanted to sell the family home and many of our possessions, put the rest into storage, buy an Airstream trailer […]
Apr 3, 2016 /

My Life Sucks

I’m not doing too well right now. Things are bad. I'm worried the boat I bought is too small. I was reminded of this line last […]
Mar 11, 2016 /

How to Move to Canada

My new Canadian passport arrived today and as I turned it over in my hands I had mixed feelings. The navy cover is stiff and […]
Mar 4, 2016 /

Here Comes The Boom

I’ve got a new passion that is about the coolest thing ever. I have become a hand grenadist. It’s pretty new and I’m on the […]
Mar 3, 2016 /
Do You Believe In Signs

Do You Believe In Signs?

Have you ever been sure of anything? The only time in my life I can recall really being sure of a decision, to the point […]
Oct 23, 2015 /
Why Me?

Why Me?

I have issues with popcorn. I can’t eat it one puffy kernel at a time, but am somehow compelled to cram it in my mouth […]
Oct 21, 2015 /
Sleep well?

Sleep Well?

It seems that my sleep patterns are directly correlated with my hairline. When I had more hair, the better I slept.... Now that I have little […]
Jun 23, 2015 /

Shucky Rides Again

Last week I visited my parents in Canada. I was there to help after my father had hip replacement surgery. I opened a closet and […]
May 21, 2015 /

Are You Predictable

I was never getting another dog. Why bother? I once had the world’s best, irreplaceable black Lab named Cooper. Not only was Cooper gentle and […]
Apr 23, 2015 /

Fries or Salad?

It's frustrating. I usually know the best course of action, but fail to choose it. I know when the server asks “Fries or salad?” I […]
Mar 19, 2015 /

What Do I Owe You?

Why should I care about you? What is it my responsibility to your safety, your basic requirements of food, water and shelter? Is it my […]
Feb 25, 2015 /

How Was Your Year?

I always like those end-of-year reviews you see in newspapers around now, so I’m doing my own. FOOD: Eating is important and I enjoy it. Most places […]
Dec 18, 2014 /