I'll start out by saying I'm not a huge fan of country music, particularly the kind that plays on the radio and on CMTV. Waaaaaaay back when Willie and Waylon and the boys were making outlaw country I liked that and I still like some others but I think Country has pretty much gone the way […]

Leaving out the discussion concerning "fixin' to" being a renowned Southern colloquialism which often draws curious looks from people around the world (and up north and out west, North being anywhere above Shreveport, Louisiana to me) I recently noticed the majority of my writing gets done during the fall and winter months for some reason. I finish […]

  Most of you know that my book, The Bottle Tree, is set in a turpentine camp which really existed just south of Bellwood, Louisiana in what is know the Kisatchie National Forest. Many people believe that all of Lousiana looks like the area where Swamp People is filmed, but actually the northern part of […]

The television show Supernatural is one of my favorites for a lot of reasons. Good dialogue, great concept, lots of inside jokes, and great character development. There is a new character, Charlie, who first appeared last season and has been in two more episodes since then. The writers are doing a great job with her […]

Some people like to listen to music while they write. Others want absolute silence, even going so far as to put on Bose Noise Canceling headphones to blot out everything else. Unfortunately, I can hear the "white noise" that the Bose headphones generate and it drives me crazy and music normally distracts me. However, I […]