A Writer’s Mind: Restoring Sanity among Magnificent Mushrooms, Luminous Fall Colors & the Wisdom of Mother Nature

A few days ago, I took my first fall hike into the woods to enjoy a spectacular November day in Northern California and look for signs of mushrooms. It's a little early for mushroom season, but we had a decent rain about a week ago, so I was hopeful. We found a smattering of early …

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Capricious Cats, Thunderstorms of Thor and Other Unsolvable Mysteries

Maybe we shouldn't have named our cat Leo. He certainly thinks he's king of all things...like my laundry. He's right in the middle of it when I throw it on the bed. I literally have to shut him out so I can put on clean sheets and fold my t-shirts. His other talents include fetch, …

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Bookocalypse…Madness & Mayhem of the Most Spectacular Kind

I have books stacked everywhere…on my work table, in boxes under the table, in storage cases under my bed as well as several book cases. Yes, I read a lot, but that’s not what this is all about. I have OTHER PEOPLE’S books crowding my space. That’s correct, most of them aren't mine. No, I’m …

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Too Old to Start Writing? Balderdash! Age is Your Badass Superpower

I didn't really start writing until I semi-retired, which gave me more time to pursue my dream of producing a novel. Since I started this process over five years ago, I've had many doubts about my sanity and the wisdom of starting a writing career later in life. A FogCon Panel on It's Never Too …

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