And To Grow Old…

Newsletter 63 – May 24, 2024 Hi, In Newsletter #62 I covered some of my medical issues and how those are hampering my ability to write. Nothing has been decided about my hand surgery yet. Minay and I will probably visit the surgeon together, sometime in June, to discuss all of my options. In this …

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My Head Is Full Of…

Newsletter 022 – September 9th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: It’s a picture I took six years ago of the first checkpoint before entering Stiles Unit, the Texas prison where my brother, Steve, is incarcerated. See the Aggravated website if you don’t already know about Steve’s situation. In newsletters 10 through 16, I told …

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Music for Writing, Part 2

Picture of Michael at a NaNoWriMo event

In the previous post, I rambled on a bit about what types of music I generally listen to (when I can). This post (another ramble) is specifically about the music I do listen to as an aid to my writing, and under what circumstances. So, in full disclosure, I don’t listen to music very often …

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Music for Writing, Part 1

Picture of Michael at a NaNoWriMo event

I Love Music Quite a variety of it. I just don’t get to listen to it much anymore (unless I take a break from writing — What! Heresy!) Early Days When I was a kid, my parents had a small record player, and a number of vinyl LPs, mostly classical, show tunes, and big band …

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What I Was Reading During the Pandemic

Picture of Michael at a NaNoWriMo event

As I mentioned in the previous post, I often read books which aren’t related to what I’m writing about at any given time. While I was in the final year of polishing and editing (and doing a ton of fact-checking) for my book, Aggravated, I acquired the full collection of Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley mysteries. …

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