Make an ‘H’!

I snuggled down inside my sleeping bag near the embers of the campfire and listened to the adults talking nearby. At 12, I was the oldest of the grandkids, so I felt it my duty to eavesdrop until I fell asleep. “If we had gotten the first cutting in the barn before...

Caddyshack, Revisited

Carl Spackler is the greenskeeper for an elite golf course. In “Caddyshack,” released on July 25, 1980, poor Carl tries everything imaginable, from flooding to dynamite (and then some) to rid the fairway of one particularly deranged dancing gopher. Exactly 33 years...

Setting Intentions

A month from today I will be in Tennessee, visiting with my writer friend Kay Elam, and  attending the “Killer Nashville” mystery writing conference. By then, I shall have two 72,000-word cozy mysteries “completed” and ready to pitch. The short-term plan for that...

Revisiting Capricorn One

Anybody out there old enough to remember this 1977 movie? It starred Elliot Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston (yes, that Sam Waterston), Hal Holbrook and O.J. Simpson (yes, that O.J. Simpson). There’s even a short cameo by Telly Savalas. The premise...

If the Horoscope Fits…

Take time out for a two-part exercise in fun today. Part One is to make an honest attempt to equally apply the July 18 horoscope reproduced below to the following people: Vin Diesel (45), Nelson Mandela (94), Red Skelton, John Glenn (91), James Brolin (72), Harriet...
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