I recently purchased a mandolin and have been able to pluck out a few songs. Some of the two-finger C, D, and G chords I can play with some skill. And though I am learning and having fun with it, there is one song that both my wife and I have enjoyed learning (you can … Continue reading Lord of the Rings Tune – Mandolin TAB
This past weekend was my first official "Book Tour" for my poetry book, Musings of the Northern Poet. We had originally planned to meet at a couple different places in the Lincoln and Omaha area. However, the venue in Lincoln closed without warning (okay, there was some warning... pay your taxes people!). I cannot express … Continue reading February Book Tour
The bittersweet notes of change echoed throughout this year. A great many things were lost while others were eternally gained. As I reflect on the many wonderful things that blessed this year, I do so to honor those lost dreams and desires that followed me into the start of the year. Having two stories published in … Continue reading My Top 5 Articles of 2016
Tomorrow starts the lowest available prices for my new poetry book, Musings of the Northern Poet from Dot's Consultant, Management, and Micro-Publishing House! 20% for Black Friday only (seriously, this is probably not going to happen again since it is a special pre-order/Black Friday deal) (more info here) Link for the sale: https://dotsconsultantmanagementmicropublishinghouse.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/black-friday-sale-24-hours-only/ This is also an … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2016
As September starts, so does the chapter of many new things in our life. I am compiling a book of my verse, struggling to keep this website relevant, and wandering down to live in Iowa for a spell. Hoping all comes together by the end of the month... Yes, you heard that right: a POETRY book... … Continue reading The Lines, The Website, and the Wandering
In an effort to shrink our possessions to fit our tiny adventure, we have decided to start minimalizing our lifestyle.
For many of us, December marks the end of NaNoWriMo and the beginning of remembering our family and friends we’ve been ignoring through the challenge. There is also the stack of unread books that has continued to grow while we warred with the words. Although I did not reach my goal of 100k during the … Continue reading 3 Thoughts for the Future: NaNoWriMo 2015 Lessons
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.... Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” ~Luke 2:8,13-14 (NIV) Every … Continue reading The Heart of My Grandfather