Slaving away at the typewriter

Writing is a lonely unrewarding activity but those of us infected still tirelessly search for a remedy. The only cure is to finish. Set my goal this year to write a four book series of short stories on travel, tentatively titled Wanderlust. Have just gone over 50,000...

Happy New Year

Have been writing my balls off for a month to get my next project finished. A several book set of travel stories from my life. 50,000 words done so far. 50,000 done but needs editing. So only 50,000 more fresh stories to write. Looking at mid year to be...

Two of my travel stories in print

An old mate Matt Towner had successfully pitched the idea of a compilation book of travel stories from a collection of writers and two of my stories were included in the latest version of the book just released Crazy Shit in Asia....

Step sons’s math homework

Bloody proud of myself that I can work out how to apply the algebra equation to use a slope to find the missing x1 variable. When 2 days ago I had no idea. Of course I am not getting any writing done working out when the two pilots hired by Maria, one who will charge...

Back at my desk

Have not written for a month as I am recovering from a bad car accident. I keeping with my light attitude regarding things serious I am thankful that at least I had remembered to put on clean underwear that morning. Dad always instructed me to wear clean underwear...

5 minutes ago

Today I woke up and was happy, I relaxed in bed (something I rarely do) dreamed of all the plans I have made for the next year that are being set down and was happy, smiled when I thought of seeing my son in 2.5 months and the trip my family will make for my 50th...

A problem for the ages!

So this week I donated some money for a charity project for my old boss. She asked me send money in and I asked for her email for Paypal… she hesitated. Seems she set up her account with an email from when she was 15 and it was the lamest email I have ever seen....

Dear Harvey Weinstein

Dear Harvey Weinstein, You don’t know me mate, and that is probably a good thing for you, because you just made my life and the lives of millions of fathers like me that much more difficult. Your actions of abusing women and abusing your position of power in the...

The value of a name

I was told as a young man there is nothing more valuable to remember than someone’s name. We all loved watching Cheers with the idea that it was a ‘place where everyone knows your name.’ Every time I go to visit my son I stay at the same hostel...

Why goodbye

Seems Tom Petty has left us to join the great Travelling Wilbury’s concert in the sky. I don’t mean to be insensitive, however I am sure it will come across that way, but why are people shocked when musicians die? It was always too early, they say. Why is...