Family and/or Autobiography, On Blogging

A Holiday Vaycay!

It’s the time for giving, getting, and being various shades of merry!

For some, it is also a time to mess up a Target Portrait Studios photo shoot in order to show off a pair of Christmas socks.

Exhibit A.
Exhibit A.

For me, it is a time to shut down the ol’ blog until the new year.

I’ll be back soon! And don’t worry; I have some big things planned for January:

  1. New resolutions (and a lament about the only resolution I didn’t manage to pull off in 2015)!
  2. A new doodle contest (with a twist)!
  3. And a somber tale about my family’s funniest funeral.

Until then, have a wonderful holiday season!

Book News, On Blogging

Oh, Right! A Holiday!

It’s Thanksgiving time! As most of your know, I have written a book about Thanksgiving. As a result, I’ve been busy doing my Author Visit Dog and Pony Show. This has made me less available on this blog and elsewhere.

Sorry about that. Once I finish sleeping off the effects of the dark meat, I promise my behavior will change.

This guy's goin' down.
This guy’s goin’ down.

Upon my return, I will tell Christmas stories! I will revisit the phenomenon that is H.A.C.K.S! And I will desperately attempt to fulfill my very last New Year’s Resolution!

In the meantime, allow me to get into the spirit of the holiday by telling you all how thankful I am for having so many funny, thoughtful, and supportive blog pals. You make doing this great fun.

Enjoy your holiday!

And nothing makes a holiday more enjoyable than getting an author some residuals!
And nothing makes a holiday more enjoyable than giving a deserving  author some residuals! Just sayin’.
Family and/or Autobiography

More Resolved Solved!

Resolutions be tricky.
Resolutions be tricky.

At the start of 2015, I posted six resolutions that I planned to accomplish over the coming year. By the first week of February, I had nailed two of them:

Resolved: I will do something bold, yet well-planned.

Resolved: I will get rid of my golf ball collection in a manner that is – at the very least – mildly amusing.

Needless to say, I was feeling rather good about myself. In fact, I was smug. “Ha ha!” I chuckled. “I have 11 months to accomplish four more measly resolutions. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy!”

The  remaining resolutions didn’t seem all that tricky, either:

Resolved: I shall neither form opinions nor comment on the opinions of others until I have finished at least one big mug of morning coffee.

Resolved: I will meet more blog buddies in person.

Resolved: I will become a Laundry Master.

Resolved: I shall write early and often.

But, then, resolution-wise, I kind of hit a wall. February became March and March became April. During that time I was unable to put anything in the done pile.

That is, until last week. My lovely wife, Ellen, with great ceremony, presented me with the following two documents (suitable for framing).

Woo!
Woo! (Click to see larger.)
Double woo! (Click to see larger.)
Double woo! (Click to see larger.)

Thank you, my love! I am honored and touched. And I can now see the light at the end of the resolution tunnel.

Onward!