I hope the first of May ushered in new thoughts and plans. Beltane is an ancient Celtic festival celebrated on May Day . . . which reminded me of another bonfire from my past, a gathering to read my newly finished spooky Halloween screenplay, The Banishing of Antonella Novi, out loud, and laugh with friends .…Details
A very happy Easter to everyone.
This spring marks the first time a beaver made his home around the pond… One early morning Justin Beaver took a last lap around the place before heading back to the lodge. A couple trees are down but not too many. I like the way the duck is staring right at the swimming beaver. He…Details
It’s raining again and there’s a lot of indoor working/revising/catching up…curl up with a good book like In the Woods by Tana French. Zippy watches over his new charges: Ajax The Gray & Eartha Kitt’n. Ajax The Gray & Eartha Kitt’n had very little outside life unless supervised before they turned six months old. They…Details
Zippy also loved hanging out in the HOST camper… This was the same trip down the Oregon coast where the past book list photos came from, and Zippy had his own dog bed set up on a platform sleeping porch. His view was really incredible and his ears pointed to the sunset. …Details
Hello and happy reading . . . here are the last five books that really got me moving, pushed me into overdrive, and inspired my creative flow. Ready to write, Muse? The last book Post and this round-up are linked by sunset photos from our trip down the Oregon Coast ‘-) 1: Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock…Details
In the hectic world a good book can take me into a less stressful place even if it’s a suspense-filled mystery. This is the Southern Oregon coastline at dusk. Oregon has the most amazing coastline and I love RVing there. I get a lot of reading done from this vantage point but only after the…Details
May you find your leprechaun before he drinks too much Guinness . . . Zippy and I are out and about looking for shamrocks and Guinness in all the wrong places.
It gets so green here around the pond…
Today finally felt like spring and the tulip festival is just around the corner, and ten miles from my home is the largest tulip farm in the USA. There are art shows, a tulip poster art competition and Salmon BBQs to look forward to. I listen to all types of music while writing. It becomes…Details
The humor in Tom Rachman’s novel made me think of this sign I found when I visited a German pet store (with Zippy’s face added). Zippy’s barking translation: I can get to the door in 5 seconds…and you? The Imperfectionists is the best book I’ve read this past year. I love the language, the characters,…Details