Posts Tagged: books

Admitting it’s time to retire

Most people don’t end up in situations like me. I was fired during the financial crisis, found no one wanted to hire me, rolled the dice on the stock market and ended up retired. That’s what we call “retrospectively lucky”. Still, even now, I find it hard admitting it’s time to retire. In this case,… Read more »

GNABRT follow-up 1 – From blog to book

Welcome to the “epilogue” section of the Great North American Baseball Road Trip blog.  I’ll be posting every now and then about things related in one way or another to my recently completed journey. Today, it’s about how to turn all those miles, stories and posts into a coherent narrative, or, in English, how the… Read more »

Reading challenged

New year and time is on my side; all the time in the world, in fact.  But I’m still reading challenged. Part of the problem is I’m just a slowpoke.  I’m a slow eater (everyone at the table will be done before me).  I’m a slow game player (I prefer turn-based computer games over real-time… Read more »

Read it again, Sam

I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone should re-read the books they have enjoyed the most.  Not now.  Not soon.  Later. I reached this conclusion while I was re-reading a graphic novel.  It was the same story as before.  It had the same appearance as before (other than being collected in one handy volume).  As… Read more »

Of writing

Over the course of blogging, I’ve made occasional mention of the “right” way to blog.  Based on professionals and experts everywhere, having a single theme and targeting potential readers (subscribers) to that theme generates the best performance of a website.  Regular readers know I have no general theme, much like my brain.  Much like life…. Read more »

Left-brain writing

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, which is just another way of saying it’s time to get started on Book 3 of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures, “What Now?” With that on the docket, I thought we’d spend a (brief) bit of time talking about my writing process, specifically the structure around my writing.  I’ll… Read more »

Turning the page

Appropriately titled and appropriately delayed (it’s always hard to let go of the past), it’s the final day of Nostalgia Week!  Today, let’s take a trip to do some shopping at soon-to-be memories stores of my youth.     The record store Long before CD’s were sold in your supermarket, heck, long before they were… Read more »

Under the influence

Beginning next week (or tomorrow, for those of you who start the week with Sunday), I’ll be offering something a bit different with my blog posts. What Next? will likely be in full release sometime during the week (paperback and e-book) and I want to try to “liven up” the Facebook page for Jeremy Shuttle, so… Read more »

Reading is good food

I had the special pleasure of being invited to the kickoff of an exciting program called “Boynton Reads”.  I’d like to share some of the details with you. I was tipped off to the program by my ever-helpful Dad.  He is always scanning things he feels dovetail with either my writing career or my natural… Read more »

The danger of overeading

No, not a typo, gentle reader, if you but read on… After a rare pause for an actual current event, we’re back to random babblings about topics which may or not be of any interest, but, as this blog is nothing but an endless stream of randomness, one way or the other, that certainly can… Read more »