A Strange Encounter

A Strange Encounter

I don’t for one minute think anyone will believe this. But it really happened, and it happened just the way I will relate it to you. Last fall, I entered a small used bookstore in Goshen on a Saturday afternoon. It was raining lightly and the wind was blowing when I walked through the door. […]

Did I Screw up with My First eBook Novel?

Did I Screw up with My First eBook Novel?

A few days ago I published a novel on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for reading on Kindles and Nooks. Having never gone through the process of publishing an eBook, I was faced with some issues that I had not dealt with before. One of the issues was the book title. Yes, every book should […]

Mr. Holderman’s Middle Name

One remarkable day in the fall of 1960, at German Township Elementary School just west of South Bend, Indiana, one of my classmates in Robert L. Holderman’s sixth grade reading class asked our energetic, ingenious teacher to divulge his middle name. “Well, I’ll tell ya,” Mr. Holderman grinned, obviously pleased that someone had asked, “there […]

Old Man on a Bench

Old Man on a Bench

The old man sits alone on the park bench, Knocking ashes out of his pipe onto the seat And looking over his left shoulder as if Waiting for someone special to show up. Except that he has no one special And even if he did they wouldn’t show up to see him. He knows that, […]

Marathon Training Ended

My training for the Austin Marathon ended on November 1, after completion of a five mile run. Training had been going along well. I had made it to the third week with no problems. Most of the runs were 3 miles; the longest was eight. My legs seemed to be adjusting well to the running […]

My Marathon Training

My Marathon Training

I started training for a marathon this week. If I complete the training and actually run in a marathon, it will be my first time. I had planned on entering several marathons many years ago, but because we moved (which we have done 16 times) I was not able to participate. I did train for […]

Dirty Limericks Must Go!

I’ve set myself a special goal. I want to clean up all the dirty limericks. I mean, really, it’s disgusting how many raunchy, distasteful, and totally useless bits of “poetic” trash there are out there. You’ve probably heard some yourself. Most people have, and my guess is that many of you can recite some of […]

Feeling Low

You just have to know that I’m feeling low when the sun won’t shine and the stars don’t show. When the grass is brown and the tree is down and the prize ain’t mine and the circus left town. When the beer is warm and we’ll have a storm and the temperature is nine and […]

My Nude Photos

Due to the recent controversy concerning the hacked nude photos of celebrities, I have decided not to take any more nude photos of myself. This was a difficult decision to make, since the taking of nude photos of myself had become part of my normal daily routine. I’d snap a few upon climbing out of […]

Why I Watch The Walking Dead

Even if you’ve never seen the AMC Channel’s The Walking Dead, you’ve probably at least heard of it. It’s a popular show, perhaps the most popular show on television. It’s about people who are trying to survive in a world increasingly overrun by walking dead people. It’s a gruesome show and I don’t recommend it […]

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