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Thursday, November 25, 2021

It's Not What You Have; It's What Has You This Thanksgiving


“Not what we feel about what we have, but how we use it, 

is what brings happiness or unhappiness to our lives.” 

- Mark Twain

“Without gratitude, the heart slowly becomes sour and the soul turns dark. 

And if we permit these to go their full course, we will find ourselves in an eternal night.”

 - Samuel McCord

I do not know where each of you finds yourself. 

It has been a grim year for so many 

around the world.

But I do know that ...

To be thankful for one thing is infinitely more healing 

than to be bitter about a hundred others.

May Laughter be yours sometime

this Thanksgiving Day.

Always your friend, Roland

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


 And ends in mystery ... but what a eye-opening journey lies between.

Struggling with the consequences of Covid-19, deep freezes, floods, 7 homeless months, and tornadoes ...

Midnight got to stay in vet prison.

Writing has sure proved challenging!

I have just started my 6th Dark Hollywood novel.

The other 5 have just been released in Hardback.

Wish me some sales so I don't feel so silly continuing! 

I've noticed that when I talk about my books,
my visitors dry up like the desert.


Monday, November 22, 2021

Let Me recommend ARCANE


Spanning nine episodes and three weekly acts, 

ARCANE seems to have been written by the ghost of Charles Dickens.

A tale of two cities, one underground, 

the other high in the clouds.

A tale of two sisters torn apart by revolution.

It has overtones of Victor Hugo.

Love of family, love of two separated sisters,

reunited in the worst of ways, the best of arcs.

.The finale will break your heart and 

and have it burning for

the second season to be soon here.

Watch it and you will understand why 

it is #1 on

Netflix in 52 countries.

JFK Assassinated Today in 1963


I am ancient enough to remember when President Kennedy was killed. 

To me, the innocence of America was killed that day, too.

America never seemed to recover from that wound.

Even now, President Biden has delayed 

releasing the documents

centering on the investigation 

until December 2022.



Tuesday, November 16, 2021

What is a BEAVER MOON?

 The Moon goes by that name in the ebb tide of November

 because that is the time of year when beavers begin to shelter for the winter.

It will be the longest lunar eclipse in 580 years!
Of course Astrologers are making a big deal of it.

What do you think?

Sunday, November 14, 2021

CALVIN & HOBBES debuted on this day in 1985


It only appeared in 35 papers that day, 
but that number would soon skyrocket.

Within a year, the number was 250!

When Bill Watterson retired in 1995, 
the strip appeared in 2,400!

From Film Noir to Sci Fi to Existential Philosophy,
no realm was left unexplored.

And at this time of year, 
we can't leave out the Snowmen.

Every year at this time, 
I start to re-read the
entire run.