• Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    Fun Run…

    Lots of Writers… Up early again this morning for a fun run before the predicted giant wind hit. So it was a beautiful morning. Ron and Lisa Collins and Dave and Brenda Hendrickson joined me and Kris. Then we went off to a fun breakfast downtown after the run. So since I am beyond tired, I’m going to let the picture speak for themselves. 1… Me before dawn trying to pin on a number. Safety pins and tired humans do not mix. 2… Kris looking bright and cheerful at the ungodly hour. 3… Dave and Brenda   4… Ron and I finishing the race. 5.. Ron and Dave doing strange…

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    News Flash!!! Editor Caught Kicking Writer off Titanic!!

    David H. Hendrickson Still Selling Stories to Pulphouse...   Dave and his wonderful wife, Brenda, are in town for a few days and the three of us caught the Titanic Exhibit at the Luxor again. Second time for them, third or fourth for me. Place is just stunning and worth your time, especially if you understand the massive ramifications in business and society of that ship going down. There is a full-sized replica of the grand staircase and also a full-scale replica of a section of the Promenade Deck that night, plus a third class cabin and a first class cabin. And a ton of stories and artifacts. Worth the…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  running

    A Bunch of Pictures

    From Today’s Two Charity Runs… Up stupidly early for a cancer charity run that Donny Osmond backs and was there.  Kris just kicked my ass, but I still finished four minutes faster than my time at the Vegas Strong run two weeks ago. It felt slower, but I was faster and got 4th in my age category. But Kris got 3rd in her age group. Not at all sure what got into her, but I stayed with her and ahead of her for the first two miles, then she just left me in the dust. Then a great breakfast at a favorite restaurant, The Squeeze Inn, and home for a…

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    An Attempt At Working With Angel

    Not Easy… Angel is our Tonkinese cat who we rescued from a shelter about a year ago.  Kris talks about her and our other two boys all the time on Facebook. The three of them are “Promotion Central.” But tonight, as I tried to record Motivation Monday 3rd week of the 4th Quarter, Angel wanted attention between running around and yelling. Up until a month ago, she would never just jump up on my lap here at the computer, but now she just surprises me as she lands squarely on my lap between me and the keyboard. That caused a couple videos to be started over tonight. Below is a…

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    Driving All Over Town…

    And In A Town Like Vegas… That means hours of driving, which is what I did today. From 1 pm until 6 pm. Lots of reasons for it, but wow, five hours of driving in city traffic (with a break for grocery shopping) is nuts. In that same amount of time I could have been in downtown LA from here. Tomorrow, not as bad, but I have to pick up the packets (including t-shirts) for two 5k runs we are doing on Saturday. In different places. Thankfully they are on the same general side of town. One run is early in the morning on Saturday, for a great charity, and…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  running

    Some Running Pics

    Just For Fun… I have such bad allergies yesterday and today, I can barely focus. So doing this is about all that I can manage. First is a great picture of Kris out on the course. Second is a picture of Kris crossing the finish line. Third picture of me out on the course working to stay with the guy in the hat in front of me. He’s a year older than I am at 72 so we are in the same age group for awards, which neither one of us won this time around. Me crossing the finish line with him. That was a win for me.

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    A Fun Bunch of Covers…

    All Smith’s Monthly Covers in One Place… You really might want to check this out. Something I am very proud of. All 65 issues of Smith’s Monthly in one place. https://wmgpublishinginc.com/smiths-monthly-magazine/ Just go there and scroll down. I found it pretty amazing and I did them all. Four or five original short stories in every issue and a bunch of novels, non-fiction, and other stuff. I do a new issue every month and I still find it head-shaking that I am doing this. On another topic, this blog is short because I have to be up at 6:30 am tomorrow morning (yes, I don’t normally go to bed until 3…

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    A Day of Nothing

    I Seldom Have a Day Like Today… This one was by choice and schedule. This weekend I will be back in here doing workshop and business and emails. Started off getting up early to go with Kris to the gym. I did a 5k of mostly walking on the track while she was in a class. Then home for a shower and off to lunch with some local writers. Fun. Then headed way out in Summerlin to pick up our packets for the 5K Vegas Strong run on Sunday. Supposed to be about 5,000 people walking and running to honor the October 1st shooting here and support charities that help…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  publishing

    Fun Challenge

    October Until The End of the Year Challenge… Actually, only part of it. A really fun publishing challenge. Shortly I will be putting up on Teachable all the Collection Classes for 2023. 18 different ones. Six from the first year we did them in 2021 (and if you bought the full year, yes, you can take them in 2023.) Six from the second year. And six new ones for 2023. I will have all of these posted in about a week or so. Each collection class is 9 weeks long and you write five stories during that time, as well as learn how to put a collection together, do the…

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    Cold Poker Gang Book Free Right Now

    Kill Game… First Book In the Series It is free right now just about everywhere, because it will be on a Bookbub on Saturday. So you can grab it any time. Cold Poker Gang is a series of puzzle mysteries where retired Las Vegas detectives join the Cold Poker Gang task force to solve cold cases. Strangely enough, there is a cold case task force here in Vegas, two guys, that I didn’t know about when I started this series a decade ago. Not sure they existed back then. I love these books and hope to write more in the series this coming year. Below is a nifty book video…