Nick on April 30th, 2013

I had a relative who had a good income but was always broke and crying the blues. At the same time, he always seemed to have money for cigarettes and booze, ordering pizza, paying for premium movie and sports channels on cable TV, and anything else he wanted. That was enough to make me shudder, […]

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Nick on April 25th, 2013

I’m proud to say that in a recent poll I was voted the Number 1 fiction author in America for my Big Lake mystery series. And, as if that weren’t enough, I was also voted as the most wanted man to go to bed with. That’s pretty cool, if I do say so myself. Eat […]

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Nick on April 20th, 2013

Except for a couple of brief forays into gainful employment, I’ve owned my own business most of my adult life. Businesses, actually. While the bulk of my working experience has been somehow related to the publishing industry, I’ve also owned a couple of used book stores, a furniture store, and a gun shop. One of […]

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Nick on April 14th, 2013

I lost a friend to cancer this week. I’ve reached that age where it’s happening more and more. In the last three years I’ve lost seven or eight close friends and at least twice that many acquaintances. Dying is a part of living. When my father was dying of cancer, the doctors wanted to try […]

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Nick on April 7th, 2013

A woman in Florida made the national news last week when she reported that she had found a message from God on a Pepperidge Farm Goldfish cracker. Apparently the cracker had two odd imperfections; a cross with a circle around it on the side, and a spot that she claims is a golden crown near […]

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