May 18 2018

Friday Early Evening

It’s cold out now; cold for late May, that is. The current temperature is 57 degrees and it’s quite windy tonight.

The rain has abated and is not forecasted to continue until 11 PM or so. The rest of the weekend is precipitation here and there with a few potential thunderstorms thrown in as well.

I am heading out soon for dinner and a bottle of Chilean Malbec.

South American wines are quite delicious due to the high altitude and mineral-rich soils where many of the vineyards grow. The grapes that thrive are hardy and bursting with flavor.

It’s almost time to be on my way. I am getting hungry. I was planning to write a post on weight loss for us writers and keyboard jockeys, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Keep moving forward. Keep the fires burning!

ps. Get off your ass and get outside.

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May 16 2018

Early Thursday Morning

It is only Thursday by two minutes as I write this.

The rain, which started as thunderstorms this early evening, continues. It is a backdrop to my writing.

My cat is snoring which is a relaxing, and a funny, counterpoint to the soft pattering of the rain.

I am supercharged up and have a touch of insomnia so I am working on some new project outlines. Sleep will come when it comes.

John and I (of Legends of Tabletop fame) and I had another google hangout business meeting.

Much is afoot.

Our LLC is being processed and we shall be an official business entity soon.

Although I am not much visible with Legends, I do quite a bit in the background, the least of which is keeping the site updated and running smoothly.

There is always something to do.

John works tirelessly as the LoTT front man and edits podcasts like a fiend.

Stay tuned for cool Legends of Tabletop news. Additionally, (and finally), my forthcoming second novella – I am working on getting this published in late summer. Writing the Tesla & Malone series is fun for me.

My fantasy novel has been resuscitated and work on that is going well. 456 words tonight. Not much but it all adds up. I am happy with my progress thus far.

What are you all up to?

Do something everyday that furthers your goal!

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April 24 2018

The Moorestown Mall – The Demise of Mall Culture

Vintage Moorestown Mall NJ

I love(d) the Moorestown Mall.

I am at the age where the phrases, “I remember when”, and “this used to be such-and-such”, are stated in conversation more times than I care to count.

Sentimentality and Romanticism have always occupied a small space in my heart and soul.

I practically grew up in the Moorestown Mall.

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April 23 2018

Rocky Patel Edge Candela Toro

I like this cigar.

The Rocky Patel Edge Candela is a smooth, creamy smoke.

This is the company’s first cigar adventure with the Candela wrapper. The leaves are harvested before they have had a chance to ‘mature’ and then are dried quickly, thus holding down the color of the plant’s chlorophyll content.

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April 16 2018

How You Can Hold Time in Your Hands

There’s a new old way to tell time and, in this age of cell-phone-time-checking, it’s about ‘time’ you seriously considered adding this item to your collection.

Sure, we’ve all used a wrist-watch. A nice, sturdy, run-of-the-mill, every-guy-has-one, wrist-watch.

There is something else. Something that adds a little old world gentility to your look.

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April 15 2018

Sunday Afternoon

Last night the temperature dropped from 73 to 43 degrees over the course of only 2 hours. The wind made that feel even colder.

Winter has yet to leave us.

This weather has been odd. It reminds me more of September & October rather than mid-April.

Right now the wind is whipping the trees up and whistling down my fireplace chimney. Earlier, I saw a small squirrel hugging a tree branch tightly as the wind rocked his perch. His grey coat was scruffy and rough looking.

It is cold and damp.

Rain is forecast for tomorrow.

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April 14 2018

Saturday Early Afternoon Edition

Eighty degrees and the sun is high and bright right now here in Philadelphia, PA. It is early in the season and the air is fresh and clean (as much as it can be in a city) and the sour milk and urine combination has yet to settle into the atmosphere.

All the windows are open and the afternoon air moves across the back of my neck.

Coffee is before me and I am writing more on the third novella.

It feels good to be productive. I have quite a few irons in the fire. This Summer is going to be busy both personal and business-wise.

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April 10 2018

Tuesday Night Fireside

The weather was a tad more mild today. A cool 51 degrees. The sun was strong and warm as I took my walk in the afternoon to get some coffee.

I enjoy a short, brisk walk as a break during my full-time employment workday.

Cold April thus far. Warmer weather is forecasted starting Thursday.

I am looking forward to that. In the meantime, I am enjoying this fire and this glass of wine as I get some writing work done.

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April 10 2018

The Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Wood-Burning Fireplace

Fireside Writing

I live in an apartment with a wood burning fireplace and I love it.

Wood burning fireplace, not gas burning fireplace. This is important. Sorry gas fireplace people. It is not the same. Gas fireplaces suck. There is no wood fuel involved. There is no history. No skill.

The vibe is different.

There are five reasons why you need to have or build one for yourself.

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