There are indeed times when I distrust myself, my choices. I look around me and see only evidence of my inadequacy, indeed my own foolishness. I can find not one scrap of a hint of a partial clue that I am worth the ink in my fountain pen. And if at one point or another … Continue reading Times of Doubt
First things first: Big deal, Varengo! You got all fucked up physically and mentally in the first months of 2022. So you've started a one-man campaign to make 2020 look like everybody's kind Aunt Jenny. My car stalls at traffic lights. We all got problems. There. Now all the people inclined towards having written me … Continue reading Hey, Y’all! A’memba me?
Etta James, people, had one of the most soulful voices in the history of modern music. I remember hearing her song "At Last" used in a commercial several years ago, which brought it back onto my radar after first having heard it in my teens. Now "At Last" is, of course, a love song, and … Continue reading At Last…
Okay. Any post that has a Bob Marley quote as it's title is going to be at least 39% better than one that doesn't , so you're clearly in for a real treat, right from the get go. And you can utilize this fact anywhere, not just in my blog, so... you're welcome for … Continue reading They Got So Much Things To Say Right Now…
At one point in this blog's history writing about work in progress was a regular occurrence. I blathered on to whip up interest, or so I was telling myself. But I have a colleague who father was an author of some note, and who said that she learned from his example to not talk about … Continue reading Cover Reveal
I have had an Instagram account for a while. I think I signed up during the Great Depression, maybe 1934 or so. My memory, no doubt thanks to my brain having become shriveled during the quarantine, especially concerning dates, especially the date I started on Instagram, is very fuzzy. If I'm being honest it's the … Continue reading Riffing on Insta
Did you ever get the scoop? Were you ever the first to know what everyone else would soon be talking about? Well, if not and if this is something that appeals to you - being in the vanguard, being the first to know... I'm sorry. You aren't in this case. Yeah, this is kind of … Continue reading The Scoop
It's 2019. I'm sure most of you are aware of this by now, and those who aren't... well I tip my cap. Your New Year's Eve celebration must have been epic. I'm not a New Years resolution sort of guy. Haven't been for a long time. I don't really know why I stopped the practice, … Continue reading Newness
The Count of Carolina has been sent off to the publisher. Think I'll take a few days off. Then I'll start book three.
I gave this blog entry a title which many people will recognize immediately as a quote from one of the great philosophers of our time, Mr. Willy Wonka. I did that because I'm talking about fixing things, about making them right. When I write a book, before even my advance readers get their hands on … Continue reading “Strike that… reverse it.”