You’re Never Too Old to Achieve Goals or Dreams

“The world stands aside,” said David Jordan, “to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.” Having a goal or dream applies to those, who learn where they are going late in life as well as for the young. At age 40, James Michener published his first book. He authored more than 50 titles… Continue reading You’re Never Too Old to Achieve Goals or Dreams

T minus 6 days and 8 hours = My Final Countdown to Retirement

One week from today I retire from my day job. The next day I begin retirement and my “retirement” job. What will I be doing you ask? I Won’t I’ll answer that two ways. First, here’s what I won’t be doing. I will not be getting up early. I will not be driving in rush… Continue reading T minus 6 days and 8 hours = My Final Countdown to Retirement

Friday Morning Writing

Delayed Opening I am at the Starbucks at Frankfort and Preston this morning. My usual Starbucks Preston next to Barnes and Nobles in Plano, Texas did not open on time as their opener didn’t show. The barista present told me what was going on and that he called the manager. Besides me, a running club… Continue reading Friday Morning Writing

Thursday Thoughts

Thunder and Lightning Today is Thursday, August 17, 2017. I’m sitting at my favorite coffee shop with an iced coffee with vanilla and milk. It is 6:10 a.m.  Thunder, lightning, and monsoon like rain greeted me as I left home for the twenty-minute drive to the coffee house. A weather warning with a flood warning is… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts

Wednesday, Writer’s Group and Other Things

Coffee House Today is Wednesday, August 16, 2017. I am sitting at my favorite coffee house. It is a Starbucks without a drive thru window in Plano, Texas. Located in a strip shopping center with a Wholefoods, it is adjacent to a Barnes and Nobles Bookstore. I have been coming to this location for twenty years. My… Continue reading Wednesday, Writer’s Group and Other Things

The Muse

Structured Life It is Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017. Those who know me well would agree that I am a disciplined person of habit. I live a fairly structured life. I love order. I love routine. I dislike surprises and emotional roller coaster people leave me confused. When asked if I am spontaneous, I have to look… Continue reading The Muse

The Lord Sustains

As you battle your chronic illness you will face negative thinkers. Some don’t believe in God or prayer. They feel and say that prayer and Bible reading is a waste of time and energy. Others may have a general belief in God but don’t believe he knows or cares about you. They may acknowledge a… Continue reading The Lord Sustains

My First Story and First Professional Sale

My First Taste of Writing I have been writing for over fifty years. Yikes, that means the years are adding up quickly. The first story I remember writing was in 1965. It was a fifteen-minute story we turned into a play. Along with the other military brats in my neighborhood, we performed the little skit to the joy… Continue reading My First Story and First Professional Sale

Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald

I highly recommend Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald. At just 21 years of age, Captain Charles B. MacDonald first commanded I Company, 3 Battalion 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division from October 1944 to January 1945 and later G Company, 2 Battalion 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division… Continue reading Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald

Back to Writing

Back to Writing Today is Sunday, August 13, 2017. I am enjoying a Sunday morning tall iced coffee with vanilla and cream at my favorite coffee house as I resume morning writing after a four-day break due to a cardiac catheterization. Cardiac Catheterization Amazing how you can’t type or use a computer when they access… Continue reading Back to Writing