#068–Blitz Q: Why do people tell EVERY woman “Happy Mother’s Day” even if they may not have kids?

Okay, yesterday was my heavy Mother's Day question. Today's my lighter one, but one that's bugged me a while. I first really noticed it last year, when I was out getting things and some salespeople just up and said "Happy Mother's Day" as I was finishing my purchases and leaving. Something about that struck me. … Continue reading #068–Blitz Q: Why do people tell EVERY woman “Happy Mother’s Day” even if they may not have kids?

Just the Facts, Ma’am: a writer’s guide to investigators & investigation techniques, by Greg Fallis

My copy: 9780898798234 As a crime novelist-in-training (so to speak), I've had a soft spot for the Howdunit Series of books for writers. Some I picked out of a resale pile, others I bought online wherever I could, but I'm always eager to read, take notes, and pass them along to writing groups I've been … Continue reading Just the Facts, Ma’am: a writer’s guide to investigators & investigation techniques, by Greg Fallis

Keeping the peace or burning bridges

A few days ago I got to thinking about this concept after reading and responding to a few other bloggers in our crazy fun world. What got me thinking hard was where I am now and where I've always been. And how the hell I'm gonna get away from it. That might require some gasoline and kindling to burn some bridges that might need burning...

#004–What does the 2016 Election say about the U.S. as a nation?

That's been the trend here today: quiet. People waiting in line started out the day really quiet with placid expressions (especially the ladies). I mean, I couldn't tell if the people I saw had stayed up all night and were still bleary-eyed or they were disappointed at the result. Trump is the winner. Something about that leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but I've been carrying that bad taste for over a year. One would think I'd be used to it by now.