Tag Archives: Whidbey

Fifteen Dollar Movies

Just a bit of fluff, or is it? How much are movies at mega-multi-plexes? Pardon me as I try to remember the previous time I was brave to go to a Big Theater, instead of my local one-screen, one-showing per … Continue reading

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SciFi Collaboration

Earlier this week I gave a presentation at a local library (Freeland Library, part of Sno-Isle Libraries) about writing science fiction, and then collaborating for sequels based on my book, Firewatcher. This post is about that possibility of collaborating with … Continue reading

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Almost A Week Off

Shh. I slept in. And then I did it again. It almost felt like the first time I retired. This year I’ve finished three books. I’ve also given presentations, helped people with their ideas and businesses, and basically been an … Continue reading

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From Inspiration To Publication – October 2022

We’re back! How many times have you heard that, lately? It is finally time to revive and reinvigorate the workshop on Self-publishing. I’ve done it as a solo (Modern Self-Publishing), as part of a trio (Madrona Workshop Troupe), and as … Continue reading

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Affordable And Unaffordable Housing

(WA state required disclosure: I’m a broker at Dalton Realty, Inc. http://whidbeyrealtor.com/). My house’s tax assessment came in today. Yesterday I was part of a group meeting about affordable housing in one of your local tourist towns: Langley. A month … 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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Searching For A New Normal In Real Estate And Affordability

(Disclosure required because I’m writing about real estate: I’m a broker at Dalton Realty, Inc. http://whidbeyrealtor.com/. Not a plug for my services, but evidently you know where to find me.) One big thing makes me think about bigger things, and … 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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The Power Of The Customer

I fired my bank. A few days ago I closed my account with Whidbey Island Bank. I started that account in 2005, very soon after moving to Whidbey Island. They were a bit surprised, and inquisitive, but weren’t about to … Continue reading

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