Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

If you spend enough time around authors and aspiring authors, you begin to sense a force wending its way through hearts and minds. Fear. As aspiring authors we may fear we’re just not good enough for publication. Or worse, what if the thing we want so much, to be published, exposes our flaws and shortcomings […]

  I’ve got some great news for all of you good ol’ boys and geeks out there. Yeah, I know. How often do the stars align for Billy Bob and William Robert to find joy in the very same thing? Here it is. Amazon is planning on using drones to deliver packages. I know. How […]

Controlled Falling

Posted: 17th December 2012 by jazzdog in Creativity, Life, Writing
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Just like walking, living is an exercise in controlled falling.  We step out, falling with our weight in one direction, then we shift our weight, stepping with the other foot to control the fall. I’m a product of having worked much of my professional life as an independent contractor, charging by the day, usually traveling out […]

I draw on many sources for my novels from reading and research to life experience to imagination.  For the Nick Sibelius series, set in Central Texas, I tend to pull from well over thirty years of living in the area. The food, music, culture, weather, spirit of the place makes up a major part of […]

I’m writing this blog just before the national election and it will be posted the day after. So as you read my words, some of us are pretty depressed, the world spinning toward its destruction, some of us are still dancing in the streets, the world having avoided destruction, and a think a good portion […]

In a few days I’m going to be taking a break from writing, researching, critiquing, dog walking, dish washing — you get it.  A break.  It’s called a vacation. Something we Americans don’t do as often as we should.  I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks of rest and relaxation.  Oh we have plans. […]

A Shot to the Heart

Posted: 2nd July 2012 by Richard Hacker in Creativity, Life, Uncategorized
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I have my dad’s 1911 Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol, the very one he wore in a leather shoulder harness as a B-17 bombardier in the Pacific doing low level bombing of Emperial Japanese warships. I’ll bypass the whole “low level bombing in a B-17” thing for another time. The last and only time I ever […]

LeMay Adventure

Posted: 11th June 2012 by Richard Hacker in Life, Uncategorized
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I love a good adventure. Doesn’t have to be too crazy, just something out of the usual day to day.  Last weekend my bride Sidney and I hopped on the Vespa and went to Tacoma.  We couldn’t take I5, since the 150 will only do 50 or 55.  So we had to get a little […]

A Boy and His Dog

Posted: 30th April 2012 by Richard Hacker in Creativity, Dogs, Life, Novel, Uncategorized
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I have a constant writing companion who keeps me in the present, offers positive support day and night, stands by me on the good days when I’m writing like a demon and on those days where I just can’t seem to shift into gear, hangs out with me while I work, takes walks to clear […]