Turning Pro

I first heard of the book “How to Turn Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work,” by Steven Pressfield while listening to Joanna Penn on “The Creative Penn” podcast.  She seemed to mention the book every few months. Curiosity had the best of me. I located it up on Amazon.com. One-click later… Continue reading Turning Pro


Coffee By Jimmie Aaron Kepler The timer starts the morning pot brewing where it greets me at the same time my alarm rings. The first cup hides my morning breath as it energizes the blood flowing through my veins enabling me to stumble to my car and drive to Starbucks for more. A sunrise latte… Continue reading Coffee


Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning to give thanks. Today’s Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV), “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” What the Verse Means: The verse reminds us that Christians should not only pray to God but also… Continue reading Thanks

Five Approaches to Publishing a Book

Five Ways to Publish a Book Today there are five ways to publish a book: Way #1 -Traditional Publishing (The Big 5 Trade Publishers) Trade Publisher #1. Hachette Book Group Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a division of the second-largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. Hachette Livre is based in… Continue reading Five Approaches to Publishing a Book

A Nightmare’s Prayer

A Memoir I highly recommend “A Nightmare’s Prayer” by Mike Franzak. It is a wonderful memoir of the early days of the Afghanistan campaign. You get the feeling you are with him as you go through the deployment from Yuma, AZ to Bagram. I was shocked to learn that the Harrier aircraft cannot take off… Continue reading A Nightmare’s Prayer

By the Big Creek

By the Big Creek I was hiking By the big creek On a summer day In the bright sun It was so hot And I was all alone Lost in my thoughts My foot struck the pathway To the cadence Of the music I was listening to On my iPod By the big creek There… Continue reading By the Big Creek

Focus on God

Dealing with a chronic illness can often lead to depression. Don’t focus on your circumstances. Instead, focus on God. Today’s Bible Verse Psalm 42:1-5 (KJV), “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and… Continue reading Focus on God

Keep My Words

Text: Proverbs 7: 1-3 My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. – Proverbs 7: 1-3 Crossway Bibles (2011-02-09). The Holy Bible, English Standard… Continue reading Keep My Words

Into the Viper’s Nest: The First Pivotal Battle of the Afghan War

“Into the Viper’s Nest: The First Pivotal Battle of the Afghan War” by Stephen Grey is the story of American and Afghan forces cooperation in dealing with the Taliban stronghold on southern Afghanistan. Three-day Battle for Musa Qala It details the vivid three-day battle for the Taliban stronghold of Musa Qala. The battle started on… Continue reading Into the Viper’s Nest: The First Pivotal Battle of the Afghan War

How to Import a Microsoft Word Document Into Scrivener

My Experience Maybe your writing experience shadows mine. You’ll recognize my story. I’d been writing for several years using Microsoft Word. Through trial and error, I finally had an average mastery of Bill Gates word processing program. One weekend I attend a writer’s workshop. It seemed like every speaker and attendee were gushing over some… Continue reading How to Import a Microsoft Word Document Into Scrivener