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Back from the Beyond…August 29, 2020

Yeah. It’s been quite a while now since my last blog post, and after I had said that I’d be making a better effort to keep up with my blog. My bad. Last time I told you about some upcoming changes with my work life that were going to affect me to a significant degree, … Continue reading Back from the Beyond…August 29, 2020

Happy Canada Day – July 1, 2020

Hello, everyone., and Happy Canada Day! It’s been more than a minute since my last blog post, so for those of you that still bother to keep up with reading it, the both of you, I figure it’s past time for an update. I’ve been back to work for nearly a month and a half … Continue reading Happy Canada Day – July 1, 2020

Cracks In The Pavement – May 23, 2020

    I have to admit something, both to myself and to you. I haven’t been handling things well. I’m not only talking about the past eight or nine weeks of COVID-lockdown, though that is a big part of it. The surreal strangeness, isolation, fear, and anger at those not taking this situation seriously, jeopardizing … Continue reading Cracks In The Pavement – May 23, 2020

Love and Laughter in a Post-Normal World – April 29, 2020

Ok, so, I’ve been lazy, I’ll admit it. It’s been nearly three weeks since my last blog post, and though I’m sure many of us living through this “Great Pause”, I should still try to keep up with my goal of posting regularly. I know we feel like we’re living a real-life version of the … Continue reading Love and Laughter in a Post-Normal World – April 29, 2020

Merry Xmas from Cuba – December 24, 2019

Greetings from Varadero, Cuba  So, it’s been a minute since my last blog post, and I figure you’re all chomping at the bit to find out what I’ve been up to since then  Right now, I’m looking out at the Caribbean Sea, sitting at a small, seaside patio bar. It’s warm, beautiful, and it’s December … Continue reading Merry Xmas from Cuba – December 24, 2019

Reflections in a Shabby Mirror – November 28, 2019

Hello again, everyone. I figure it’s time for another update, so pardon the intrusion  The biggest news I have this week is that I reached 50,000 words in my manuscript and “won” NaNoWriMo ‘19. Yay for me  The story isn’t done, of course, 50k words is a bit short for a novel, but I’m confident … Continue reading Reflections in a Shabby Mirror – November 28, 2019

Happy Stressful Halloween… Let the NaNo Panic Commence – Oct. 31, 2019

  Hello, everyone. Just a quick update, as I don’t have time for much else. It’s Halloween, the day before NaNoWriMo begins, and the start of Youmacon. I’m incredibly stressed and under pressure. I’m still working on cosplay for Youmacon on Saturday, and though it’s going well, I’m still feeling the crunch to get two … Continue reading Happy Stressful Halloween… Let the NaNo Panic Commence – Oct. 31, 2019

Trying to Find Motivation – October 25, 2019

  Hello, everyone, So, it’s been a minute since my last blog post. Not unusual, but in my defense, I have been extremely busy. Again, not unusual. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately getting things ready for winter, as well as working on some cosplay projects for Youmacon, an Anime and Japanese Pop-Culture … Continue reading Trying to Find Motivation – October 25, 2019

Return of the Phantom Stranger – July 31, 2019

Hello, again. It’s been a really long time, I know, but I have an explanation. I’ve disappeared for long stretches of time before, but this time it’s different. I haven’t been quiet because I’ve been depressed, or frustrated, or burnt out. This time I took a break from posting my progress on social media and … Continue reading Return of the Phantom Stranger – July 31, 2019

ROW80, Round 2 Check-In #19 – June 5, 2019

Continuing my tradition of posting these a day late… 🙂 Things have been relatively quiet since my last Check-In, (which was also late) so there isn’t too much to report. I’m still obsessed with the greenhouse build, and though it’s inching towards completion, it’s taking up most of my free time and putting me further … Continue reading ROW80, Round 2 Check-In #19 – June 5, 2019

Diggin’ in the Dirt – May 5, 2019

All right, kiddies, it’s time again for everyone’s favourite weekly annoyance… Uncle Rob’s Insanely Boring Blog Update 🙂 You’re welcome. It’s been a busy week, but thankfully a rather relaxing one, to tell the truth. The week was rainy for the most part, so I ended up hermiting quite a bit. I did get caught … Continue reading Diggin’ in the Dirt – May 5, 2019

I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK -April 28, 2019

Ok, time for another update. This week’s been a bit busy. I’ve had several projects on the go that I needed to finish, which all took away from my writing time. A cousin of mine had asked me to make a very unique cake/cupcake stand for her sister-in-law’s wedding reception. It’s an outdoor reception, with … Continue reading I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK -April 28, 2019

420 AND Chocolate Bunnies? Makes sense – April 22, 2019

As usual, a late post. You’re welcome. I’m starting to feel that 2019 is the year that the Universe forces me to make the changes in my life that I need to, but might not want to. I’ve never believed in that kind of thing. I’m an atheist and automatically buck at the thought that … Continue reading 420 AND Chocolate Bunnies? Makes sense – April 22, 2019

You Can Pick Your Friends, but Not Your Family – February 11, 2019

  Well, it seems I‘m having a hard time making these posts on time, so here‘s another late one 🙂   It’s been a rough few days. The week started out well, though I was and still am battling a stubborn head cold. I managed to keep up with my writing goals for the most … Continue reading You Can Pick Your Friends, but Not Your Family – February 11, 2019

Fear and Loathing in Columbus – February 5, 2019

  Another week, another REALLY late post. Sorry, everyone, we got in from Columbus, Ohio pretty late Sunday, and I had to work Sunday night, so this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write this post. We spent the weekend visiting friends in Columbus and had a great time, but needless … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Columbus – February 5, 2019

ROW80 – December 31, 2018

While browsing through some of my writing-based Facebook groups last night, I stumbled on the page for another writing challenge that I’ve decided to participate in. It’s called A Round Of Words In 80 Days, and unlike NaNoWriMo, it’s not a word-count based challenge. For ROW80, you set various writing-related goals, which you’re to accomplish … Continue reading ROW80 – December 31, 2018

Sleep Deprived but Still Alive – December 22, 2018

This post is a day late, so sorry to all of you expectantly sitting on your hands waiting for it 😉   This week has run me ragged, and I’ve been paying for that these last few days.   Running around trying to find the perfect Xmas gifts for everyone on my list took it’s … Continue reading Sleep Deprived but Still Alive – December 22, 2018

It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like…Meh – December 14, 2018

Well, another week has passed, so I figure it’s time for an update. While it’s been difficult, and slower going than before, I have managed to keep up with my goal of writing a minimum of one thousand words a day. Though things are moving forward, it’s obviously not going as quickly as it was … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like…Meh – December 14, 2018