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December 27th, 2016

 Happy holidays all! (I think that’s the PC way of opening things these days, correct? Would anybody actually object to a heart Mele Kalikimaka? Are the lines still a bit blurry on such things?? Moving on…)I know it has (again) been far too long since I updated here,...

Random Revisit ~ Thanksgiving

I apologize in advance, as many of you know I have tried very hard not to recycle material in this space. Some time (ahem, ahem) I have fallen woefully behind in my posting (sorry, but the sheer writing volume recently as commandeered ALL of my ability to stare at a...

Random Review ~ The Magnificent Seven

More than once I have written in this space about (1) my enjoyment of the occasional good western movie – a fact that was bound to happen, growing up in the Stevens household – and, (2) my enthusiasm for the recently released The Magnificent Seven. I won’t bother...

Random Teaser ~ The Debt

“Are you in?”It’s been 16 years since I heard that voice, every last minute of them wishing I never would again. Every time the phone rang, each time someone would approach out of the blue to ask if I knew the time, whenever someone would sit down in the seat next to...

Random Thoughts ~ NFL Kickoff

 I’ve never held any bones about the fact that I prefer college football over professional.  To be clear, neither is a bad way to pass the time, and the advent of fantasy does give the NFL something the college game will never have, but still, for me, football at its...

Random Thoughts on Writing ~ Stephen King Edition

  Some time ago, I began posting the occasional random thoughts on writing. Not my own writing per say (I like to think I’m nowhere near boorish enough to ever consider such a thing), but the craft of writing in general. Why? Because most of us that write/read...

Random Trailer ~ The Magnificent Seven

As many of my long time readers on here are fully aware, I am an unabashed fan of western movies. Growing up in the Stevens clan, between my Pop and both my grandfathers, it was just impossible not to be. I cut on my teeth on The Duke and Jimmy Stewart at a time when...

Random Sneak Peek ~ Moonblink

Per usual, I know it has been a while since I updated this space, but the combined effects of a pretty aggressive publishing schedule for the rest of the year, and an inordinate amount of travel for my day job, have kept my free time at a minimum. (I also know I am...

Random Review ~ Deadpool

 I know I promised this review some time ago, but between the Hawaii state legislative session, penning the fifth installment, of the Zoo Crew series, and flying back home to TN to welcome my new nephew into the fold, the last couple months have gotten away from...

Random Excerpt ~ The Kid (Reed & Billie, Book 3)

Chapter One     The brakes were brand new, touchier than The Kid anticipated. As he depressed the pedal towards the floor the car lurched to a stop in a series of jolts, a far cry from the smooth deceleration he was expecting. Each time, it jerked his upper body...

Random Article ~ When Friends Are Like Family

As Mama Stevens frequently likes to point out (often when trying to lay a slight guilt trip on me to fly back to visit more...or even better, just move back), I left home at the age of 18 and having bouncing around the globe for the 15 years since. New...

Random Story ~ The Arrival

Two things were recently pointed out to me, both of which were quite accurate, completely inarguable in every way.First, I had somehow let two - plus weeks pass w/o an update on here (again), and second, I had failed to give proper deference to the biggest news to hit...

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