I watched an interview with Octavia Spencer on Late Night with Steven Colbert a couple of nights ago. She plays the leader of the Amity faction in the new film Allegiant, the last segment in the Divergent series. Colbert asked her about her many acting roles over the years and the number of times she … More One of a Kind
No, it wasn’t John Wayne. But yes, I am still being faithful to my western theme this morning. “Rawhide” was the launching TV series for Clint Eastwood back in the 60s. But that’s not what this is about. After my rant yesterday about all the things that come between a writer and his work, I … More Rolling, rolling, rolling
John Wayne: The Life and Legend by Scott Eyman. Simon & Schuster, 658 pages. I’ve always liked John Wayne movies, mostly because my father was a big fan when I was a kid. Now that my dad is gone and I am older, I’ve become partial to them again, often to the chagrin of my … More Review: “John Wayne: The Life and Legend” by Scott Eyman
Even though the title is reference to a famous Gene Autry song from the 30s or 40s, I have been reading a great book about John Wayne that I will be sharing in days to come. But mostly, I am making reference to my latest bout with writer’s block. I have committed to finishing the … More Back in the Saddle Again
It had been called Magic Valley for as long as anyone could remember. And when you visited the region, it quickly became obvious why. Even in the bitterest Montana winter, when cattle froze in huge drifts of snow and breath crusted into icicles on your face, the valley remained mild and temperate. When the hot … More “The Grove”
This morning I posted something on Facebook that I am eager to see response to. It is “irrefutable evidence” that time traveling is happening around us, and has been for some time. Obviously, I don’t truly believe in time travel and the photos and video that are shown are either digitally manipulated or innocent items … More The Lie That Tells the Truth
I will be the first to admit that I am a novice in the field of self-publishing. But I have learned a great deal since I jumped into the business at the beginning of 2012. Probably the most significant thing I have learned was how critical two things are as far as book sales are … More What a Difference a Cover Makes!