Sunrise over Sebec Lake

Summer is over. Again.

We’re back from our annual summer pilgrimage to Maine. Maybe I’m just getting older, but those two weeks seem to pass more and more quickly. Maybe that’s it: maybe it’s not me—maybe time’s speeding up! My oldest son made a similar comment. We made good time on the way up…

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I read a book about typography

I’m a graphic designer by day, so typography (among other things) has always interested me. (I’m a “technical writer” by degree, but I can fit all the “technical writing” I’ve done in any professional capacity on a quark. I haven’t done any.) I just finished “reading” Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements…

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Other stories in various stages of disrepair

Don’t worry: I’m still working on Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW), but in between bouts of…not writer’s block, per se, but…I don’t know, something else, I’ve been polishing some ideas for a handful of other stories. Something to keep whatever vestiges of creativity I still possess from drying…

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Dead truck

My truck died. That’s one of my (many) excuses for not updating more recently. I thought I was pretty hot stuff when I rolled out of the Ford dealership in my brand-spanking new 2001 F-150 Extended Cab pickup truck back in May, 2001. (I wasn’t hot stuff, but that had…

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Linville Gorge Wilderness and the tragedy of getting old

I mentioned heading down into Linville Gorge in a previous post. Over the weekend, that’s where I was: above and below the “Grand Canyon of North Carolina,” trying really hard to not feel every one of my 40+ years! We parked a car outside the Table Rock Picnic Area—because the…

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Only six chapters left to write!

I finished Chapter XIV! That’s really all I have to say, but after a few months of having nothing to say, I’m looking for almost any excuse to write something here! (Chapters XII and XIII, as you know, took a while to get out!) I’m curious to know why some…

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Getting started with Chapter XIV!

After a couple weeks (months?!) of not doing much, I’m excited with how quickly (relatively speaking) Chapter XIV is shaping up! After just a couple of days since my last post, it’s nice to see the words piling up on the screen again! I can never tell which chapters I’ll…

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It’s quiet. Too quiet.

I’ll admit it: things have been quiet because it’s difficult to find new and creative ways to say, “I’m still working on Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW).” I mean, it’s true, I am still working on BLW, but how exciting is it to read the above? Repeatedly? Here’s how I’d answer that question: It’s…

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted…

Holy smokes! I knew it had been a while, but apparently, the last time I posted anything here was back in October! Right around the time a bunch of…stuff interrupted any progress on Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW). Life stuff. I hear that happens from time to time. After that, Thanksgiving happened, then Christmas…

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The peaceful anxiety that is woodworking

When I’m not busy ripping up my floors, I like to try my hand at woodworking. Like I mentioned in a prior post, we’ve been doing a lot of stuff around the house. Including my office: we took everything out, gave away the desk, threw away the years of accumulated…

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