Mar 17, 2014 - Books, News    No Comments

First Book Now In Six Languages

It is wonderful for me to see how far my latest book / short story is reaching out. Now covering six different countries. I had one email that asked me how I typed all of those different languages. I would be some kind of author if I could pull that off.

The truth is that our publishers take care of this work for us. This is why the publishers are so valued in the writing circles.

You can still pick up a copy of my latest book for only $1.99 in Kindle format. If you don’t have a Kindle search you smart phone of tablet for the Kindle app and then you can access my book.

To buy the book please visit here: Buy A Remembered Day

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Feb 27, 2014 - Books, Writing    No Comments

A Remembered Day

I am happy to announce that my first book is published and available on Amazon for the Kindle only. I published this story as an e-book.

This is a short story and gives you a look into the life of a devoted father and and loving husband. I hope you enjoy the book and please let me know in the comment section.

To buy the book please visit here: Buy A Remembered Day

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Feb 27, 2014 - Books, Writing    No Comments

Writing A New Book

Writing fiction is something I have always wanted to do. Now having my first book in the publishing stage I have began pounding away and my new short story. I would love to write a full novel but it seems to me that I tend to rush my stories and push them to the end to quick.

I don’t really enjoy writing filler as much as I enjoy telling the story. I enjoy writing books more as short stories. These stories are focused on ten to twelve chapters. I hope to capture the many people in life that I hear from that always have these statements. I have no time to read or books take to long to get through.

I will be posting soon my first published book in the hopes that you will pick up a copy.

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Feb 22, 2014 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Starbucks Coffee

I never in my life time thought I would see so many people buy so much coffee for such high prices. But they just keep coming in the door as I sit here.

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Feb 3, 2014 - Thoughts    No Comments

Ground Hogs Predict Weather?

Who would have ever thought that a ground hog could predict weather? How could he know how many more weeks of winter we really have? And who was the first person that held this little guy up to see if there was a shadow?

My wife says it is a town that just wants to have a little fun. There is really no science that goes into Phil the ground hog. I have to agree with her. I see a town of people that had cabin fever for being indoors all winter and they wanted something fun to do. They went out and seen a ground hog, grabbed him and held him up and yelled “Ground Hog Day!”

In the end does it really matter? It is nice to see people get together in large groups and just have a good time.

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Jan 8, 2014 - Cooking, Food    No Comments

Dinner Was A Smash

Last nights dinner was a hit. Once you get your meat cooked. Use a fork and pull the meat apart, leaving all of the onions, peppers and garlic where it is. Don’t worry it all cooks down and your family won’t even know they are in the meat.

Put all of the meat into a bowl. When you are ready for you meal. Take a little meat out and toss it into a skillet over low heat. Pour in the A1 steak sauce and toss the meat around until warm. Sprinkle a little cheese of your choice over the meat, I covered the skillet until the cheese is melted.

Take the meat and melted goodness out of the skillet and place it onto a long bun. Once done it looks like a Cheese Steak.

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Meat Cooking In Oven

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Meat In The Skillet with Cheese.

 

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Jan 7, 2014 - Cooking    No Comments

Cooking from Scratch

If there is anything that I have found just as rewarding as technology or writing it is cooking. I enjoy coming up with dishes that makes my family wonder what I am up to. Normally they come out decent and sometimes even really great! Take my homemade pierogi’s! Or my homemade noodles which for the first time ever making them they turned out great.

Today I am working on a new dish that I am not sure of but I hope it turns out? Especially after my wife paid her hard earned cash on the roast. But I am not thinking roast. Anyway here is today’s recipe.

  • One Beef Roast about 2-4 pounds should work
  • 6 cloves of garlic cut in half
  • Banana Peppers
  • 1 large onion cut up to slices
  • Season Salt
  • One bottle Italian dressing
  • Little cooking wine
  • Water
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  • Take your roast and place it into a large baking pan.
  • Sprinkle your season salt onto the roast and rub it in.
  • Cut slits all over the roast and plug the holes with the garlic.
  • Toss all of your onions all over the roast.
  • Cover with a few Banana Peppers
  • Empty you bottle of Italian dress over and around the roast.
  • Pour a little cooking wine over the roast and the dressing.
  • Put enough water in the pan up to the sides on the roast. This is mainly to create a steaming effect.
  • Cover the baking pan with foil.
  • Turn your over on 350, we are going for the low and slow effect. Baking time will be until the meat falls apart.
  • My final plan is to break all of the roast up and place some onto a hoagie bun and sprinkle a little A1 onto the sandwich.______________________________________________________________________

I will serve this up with maybe some fries and a red wine for the drink.

I will let you know in my next post how it worked out and if the family likes it or not. I will also post some pictures so you can see the finished dish. ENJOY!

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Jan 3, 2014 - Books, Thoughts    No Comments

First Short Story Submitted

My first short story has been submitted for publication. It is also entered into a contest. I am writing mainly fiction but also write daily on my Tech Blog non-fiction.

Writing daily keeps my fingers on the keyboard and keep you mind pumping out words. This in turn keeps your thoughts churning away.

I am still taking more creative writing classes, building my credits one at a time. I figure all I have left is time and I never know how much. I might as well do something that I have always wanted to do.

I also love to teach. Maybe one day I may be teaching people how to write? This could be sometime away but we can all dream can’t we?

 

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Dec 29, 2013 - Thoughts, Writing    No Comments

Ever Wonder How A Story Begins?

First we dig into our brains or we keep a open eye and mind as we are driving. What we are hoping to capture is something to begin or use in our story telling.

As we drove yesterday to to the local Amish Country I noticed a little road side store called Bessey’s Market. Just a little place sitting off the side of the two land road. I asked my wife to grab a paper and pen and write the name down so that I may use it later in a story? We then past another place that I thought would be just as interesting called Lake Side Dinner. I liked the second place because it looked deserted and run down. In my mind flashed a story around this little dinner.

Stories come from all over the place. Even if you are not hoping to one day become a writer. Maybe just jot down some notes about where you have been. This may help your mind grab those memories one day when we begin to forget.

Thanks so much to you who reads this little blog. I know you can go anywhere and get your daily dose on non sense but you decided to share mine with me.

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Dec 26, 2013 - Thoughts    No Comments

A Story

A story, at least in writing terms comes first from our minds, then rolls into our fingers and finally transmits to the keyboard and then onto our canvas; which is the paper we print the story to. We all have a million stories in our minds, we just have to find the proper outlet to release them into the World.

I have had my new short story read now by two sets of eyes. It is almost ready to be submitted. Will anything become of the story? Well back to the keyboard.

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