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A tree in our front yard in Arapaho County, Colorado sometime in 2002.
A tree in our front yard in Arapaho County, Colorado sometime in 2002.

Stuff the advice this week. It’s Christmas! Okay, I know that not everybody celebrates that particular holiday. And that “War on Christmas” stuff is just one more way that Fox News is crazy making. But, we do have a secular holiday by that name in this country, and next Monday is it for 2017. So, We Wish You A Merry Christmas for sure! And,

Good Kwaanza,
Chappy Chanukkah,
Good Mithra’s Day,
Ho Saturnalia,
And A Happy and Prosperous New Year!

And, one more for those War on Christmas weirdos:


Lotta Missed Posts

I went to a “whitelist” mail filtering scheme due to incredibly vast amounts of ever changing SPAM. I failed to put Leslie Godfrey’s address into my whitelist, or my contact list. Ouch. So, I missed a lot. Which is why there is now this long string of Odd Godfrey posts in a row. Sorry, Leslie. I’ll do better, I promise!

Farewell for a While (I think)

Today’s post may be the last for 2 weeks. I’ll be more or less out of position to post anything. I’ll be in London, in fact. If it turns out that I am wrong about that, you’ll see a post next Wednesday. Otherwise, even Odd Godfrey will just have to wait. See you on the 17th!


Leslie and Andrew Godfrey on the evening before their departure
Leslie and Andrew Godfrey on the evening before their departure

So, this post is to come out yesterday, but I guess that isn’t going to happen. Luckily for my blog, the Odd Godfrey’s put out a couple of new posts in a row, so at least my readers have had something to look at. So, the story?

Is that I spent three days on my knees installing new flooring in our Arizona house. It looks great, I feel like forty miles of bad road, and nothing got written (by me that is.)

So, I’m not going to pretend because I prefer honesty. Nothing this week. But, I do continue to recommend the Godfrey’s journey around the world (like, where else can you go, huh?) as something to follow. I repost their posts, but you can also simply follow them over at

Next week I will have something about writing. On Wednesday. Oh, and it will be so swell!


A Note About the Pictures

Great Hot Dogs! And, Try the Cheese Fries! (It's in Coney Island, if you didn't know.)
Great Hot Dogs! And, Try the Cheese Fries! (It’s in Coney Island, if you didn’t know.)

I’ve mentioned this before, but maybe you didn’t see that post. The pictures you see on these posts are almost all vacation pictures from my own past. You gotta have pictures, right? Well, these are all pretty nice, sort of interesting, and don’t need to actually illustrate the post. (Sometimes the picture does relate to the post, so I hope that’s okay with you.)

Writers of Southern Nevada

Writers of Southern Nevada Find them at
Writers of Southern Nevada Find them at

One of the links in the sidebar of this page is to Besides creating literature so brilliant that Shakespeare would be jealous <grin>, I am on the board of this non-profit group dedicated to supporting writers, and writers groups, throughout Southern Nevada. In March, WSN will be presenting a workshop to the Las Vegas Writers’ Group, of which I am coordinator. I have advocated finding support on this blog before, and now I’m doing it again. I will state for the record that I get nothing financial out of support for these groups (although if there’s enough cash left over at the end of the year, Las Vegas Writers’ will have a holiday party.) What I do get is the moral and spiritual support that I need to keep plugging away at a craft that is, in all truth, a lot harder than anyone who has never tried it believes.

WSN has a lot of events planned for this year. Sometime, today or maybe tomorrow, maybe even Friday, but this week, there will appear, as if by magic, but actually by our President, Eric Miller, a calendar of these events. Some are workshops, some are Painted Stories, in which an artist or two interprets stories read by two or more writers. Some are mixers in places such as a local bar or restaurant. And we are holding a Writers’ Retreat at the Boulder Dam Hotel in Boulder City, Colorado, in September. All at affordable prices. (The March workshop, as it is also the meeting of the Las Vegas Writers’ Group, is just five bucks!) We also have a speakers’ bureau, right on the same site.

So, check out WSN at (the link is above.) Small investment, good return!