Day 24 – Las Vegas to SoCal (aka home)

Sandy & I woke up around 7:30 am and putzed around a bit before getting ourselves sort of together, then we headed down to Starbucks around 9:30 am for some breakfast. I don’t think I mentioned this before but the Rio is currently hosting the World Series of Poker so the place is full of…

Day 3 – Austin / Gig 1 – TheyLit at MonkeyWrench Books

I was able to sleep in a little bit, but I have become a morning person somehow. Barbara had gone to McDonald’s while I slept and had a egg & cheese McMuffin waiting for me which was nice. We hung out a little bit, then I went to get my morning staple, coffee, or in…

Book Tour – Day 1 – SoCal to El Paso TX

Hello from El Paso! Today was a day of driving. It may be one of my longest driving days, and it wasn’t that bad which bodes well for me for the rest of the trip. My rental car is solid and comfortable. I left the house at 7:15 am, and after stopping for gas and…

I have so much to tell you (plus NPM 30)

I think I’ll start off with the last poem of NPM 30 (of 2018, haha). Fortunately, I have a few to choose from. It’s from the same prompt group as the last two, but the prompt was “Life is but a dream.” Sh-Boom when I was younger discovering music I turned to my parents’ records…

Xquisite Corpse

Back in June 2018, I was invited to participate in this unique project. I was referred by my friend, Adrian, which was really nice. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was in a place where I wanted to say yes to more opportunities so I agreed. The Exquisite Corpse is an old…

hello, Spring

It was a good day. I won the NCAA pool at work (could there be a Google Home in my future?) After work, I went to Jerome’s and bought a couch! Thanks for the dough to be able to get it, Mom & Dad! It will be delivered in Friday. I chose that day mostly…

hello, beautiful

I got a card in the mail from my sister yesterday, and that’s what it said on the front. It was perfect. I got that card in the mailbox of my new place. The last couple months were full of house-hunting, packing, and just getting myself ready. I looked at several places in the neighborhoods…

ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Hello friends – I just got home from a week in Utah with my parents to see my nephew graduate from high school. It was a challenging trip in some ways, but it was all worth it for many reasons. Here’s one: More on that later. Because tonight I’m pretty tired, but since you’ve waited…

rough start to 2016

I must say 2016 hasn’t gotten off to a great start. There have been some celebrity deaths, and while that may seem shallow, their passing seems to have left a void for many people, as if a piece of them or their childhood/adolescence has also taken a hit. It’s what happens. People die. Everyday. But…

Happy New Year!

I’m trying out a new blog format to go with the new year. What do you think? I spent most of the day at a coffeehouse doing my Unraveling workbook. It was awesome! I’m still not done, as I still have to pick a word (though I have a couple that I’m already tossing around). But I…