I really don't drink a lot but when I find something new and different I really enjoy it. A couple of weeks ago I was watching the movie Northwest Passage with Spencer Tracy and, even though I've seen it a number of time, I finally realized that the drink he mixed up in the tavern […]

As usual, while I work I've got something playing on the second monitor and just listening to it while I work. Sometimes it's music, sometimes YouTube, this time it happened to be Netflix and the only season of the show Snake Salvation. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, Snake Salvation […]

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 […]

In addition to the other projects I have going I'm working on a non-fiction, true crime book right now (more details on the topic later). Several people at the various locations where I've obtained research materials have asked how much time I research a book before I write it and the answer is always "as […]

  The video above is Scott Ainslie telling a little blues history and then playing a blues classic. Although I grew up during what I feel were the best years for rock and roll music (he 70s), I've always had a particular affinity for true blues music. Unfortunately, many artists who now classify themselves in […]

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 […]