Archive for January, 2009

Sunday musings

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Today is a good day to stay at home. It’s darn cold outside and I can’t think of any reason to venture anywhere. So I’m listening to music, coffee by my side and working on my latest story, Dragons in the Water. I’m about half way through the story and I’m not certain how it will end- minor details to be worked out.

I have book signing for my novel Talnut coming up for those who live in the Edmonton area. On February 8th I’ll be at Coles Bookstore from noon on at Londonderry Mall (137ave and 66st). Please drop by to say hello.

January 25th was my Dad’s birthday. He passed away a few years ago but I think of him often. He was a very intelligent, caring man. He worked hard all his life and led by example for those around him. I miss him very much.

I see this is a quiet weekend for TV. No hockey other than the All Star game, no football, and lots of reruns of shows. So this is a good weekend to catch up my writing and reading. I’ve got a few books on my shelf needing to be read, including a PDF Herbert Grosshans was kind enough to send me call the Cliffs of Time. I’m about halfway through and so far it’s an excellent story.

Have a great week everyone.


Advantages of winter

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

It’s not often when cold weather is a good thing, but it does help when your refrigerator breaks down. We had an odd problem of our freezer being cold but the fridge part only just below room temperature. I had to take the food out to work on the problem, and that’s where the outside cold storage came in handy. Anyway I looked on the Internet and the Fixya web site gave me enough information to fix the problem (it was the defrost thermostat for those who are curious). The fridge is working again, minus a few items that perished before I could move them outside.

A Spanish/English online magazine has publish a short story I wrote called The Garden. The story covers alien invasion, global warming and a cold drink on a summer day. You can read it in this month’s issue of Yareah ( It’s actually an interesting publication containing prose, poetry, art and music. I wish I could read Spanish so I could read everything in it.