Tag Archives: Whidbey Island

Why Meet The Author

Meet the author? Hey, that’s me on the poster. Freeland Library is holding a ‘meet the author event’ and this time the author is me. Why meet me? That’s a straight line that branches into so many jokes that I’ll … Continue reading

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Eighty Hour Outage

For about 80 hours my house didn’t have electricity, at least the organized kind from the electric company. One short, intense windstorm did it. As it passed through it blew open my kitchen door. I got out of bed to … Continue reading

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Stepping Towards Re-Retirement

Post-publishing note: As of November 1, 2022 I am no longer a real estate broker. My real estate sites temporarily lead here. At least temporarily, those sites will be for sale: WhidbeyRealtor.com WhidbeyRealtor.net MyWhidbeyRealtor.com MyWhidbeyRealtor.net . This post describes why … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Our October 15 Self-Publishing Workshop

The short version: The longer version: Busy? Busy. But I see a break coming. (Whew.) But next is something I look forward to, conducting a workshop, this time one on self-publishing. October 15 Don Scoby (the co-host of the Writing … Continue reading

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I Split My Pants

Some days it is hard to do anything the normal way. I split my pants. That’s common enough; but I split these pants down the front, not in the most embarrassing way, but from waist to knee. I think that … Continue reading

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Authors Always Have More Work To Do

The book is done. The work has begun. On Tuesday was the first book talk for Kettle Pot Cup, a book I published about tea. This is a book about real tea, not with pinky raised or head bowed, but … Continue reading

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Good Enough

Take a deep breath and find a good seat. A lot has happened in the last 48 hours; all of it is good, or at least good enough. Just for the simple nature of it I’ll start with a personal … Continue reading

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Not Good Enough

Don’t worry. I’m not talking about you or me or any other human, not even pets. Yesterday I had a bit of mail I’ve been eagerly waiting for: the proof copy of my book about tea, Kettle Pot Cup. Eager … Continue reading

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Not According To Plan

That didn’t go according to plan; but, it is 2022. What does? Serendipity helped. About a week ago I finished my book about tea, Kettle Pot Cup (assuming the proof copy proves good enough, due in two weeks). It is … Continue reading

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Shower Sessions

Maybe I should take more showers. I’m not the only one. No. This has nothing (or very little) to do with hygiene during the pandemic. Like a lot of people, I had an idea in the shower a few weeks … Continue reading

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