March 28, 2020

Archives for March 2014

The Twists and Turns of the Author Farmer

• By John F. Chisholm • I've just finished a novel.  It's far from my first.  In terms of length, this one is just right.  Sure, some authors produce longer works.  Doubtless others have shorter.  … [Read more...]

Frozen Peaches

Last summer, I got an invitation from a friend to come pick peaches (read about it here). It was a great deal of fun and the end result was baskets of peaches. I ate my fill of fresh ones, which … [Read more...]

Shaking Up the Shrubbery

• By Janine Pineo • It was not a sight I wanted to see at 11 p.m. The snowstorm that hit Wednesday was always in snow form where I was, but the temperatures were high enough for it to melt … [Read more...]

‘Finished’ Is a Relative Term

• By John F. Chisholm • A few days ago, I finished Doug, a novel which occupied my mind, day and night, for more than 2 1/2 years. The book averaged out to 123 words a day, plus or minus.  I … [Read more...]

Skiing, Achilles and Oppositional Defiance Disorder – All in a Winter’s Day

• By John F. Chisholm • My wife enjoys cross-country skiing.  Her dogs, all 13 of them, simply adore it. I used to enjoy it, too. Sure, the dogs mill around me as I ski.  They step on them.  … [Read more...]

Pestilence Happens: Planning Ahead from Lessons Learned

Editor's note: First published in August 2009. • By Janine Pineo • I am feeling blighted. Decidedly mildewed. A little wormy. And - not unexpectedly - beset by beetles. Welcome, my … [Read more...]