Clearing the Hurdle of Book Four, aka “Bonds is DONE!”

That's right The Bonds of Osteria: Book Four of the Osteria Chronicles is DONE!! Okay, not "done" done, but done enough to celebrate with all kinds of happy dancing and hoppy libations because it was a major struggle getting to this point. The Troubles I wrote the bare bones of Bonds as I was reworking … Continue reading Clearing the Hurdle of Book Four, aka “Bonds is DONE!”

Happy Solstice Everyone!!!

It's the solstice and that means today's the day those of us in the northern hemisphere walk around humming, "Here Comes the Sun."  I can't stand being cold so I hate winter, but I do LOVE that the first day of winter means the return of more daylight hours! And, since I do all my art … Continue reading Happy Solstice Everyone!!!

Winter Wonderland Smash Up Derby!

As I mentioned last time, winter has arrived a bit early here in Portland. Luckily, our power is still on (so far), but we had no need of television or Internet to supply our entertainment Wednesday night since just outside our door was a live show of the Winter Wonderland Smash Up Derby. Now. before … Continue reading Winter Wonderland Smash Up Derby!

I’m Still Angry…And I Plan to Stay That Way

So, it turns out that the results from Tuesday's election weren't just some super-vivid and super-scary nightmare. Damn it. I was really hoping my overactive imagination had gotten the better of me and that I would wake up to a sane world. So much for hope. I know today's should be given over to the … Continue reading I’m Still Angry…And I Plan to Stay That Way