• Winter Trees

    Recovering from Burnout

    A little more than three years ago, I started to suffer from burnout. Unfortunately, I didn't fully recognize it and probably felt a bit too proud and invincible to try and prevent it. As a Gen Xer, my first instinct…

  • Historical Facts

    Finding Historical Facts

    I've written before about my browser history and getting put on lists (That Google Search Just Put Me on a List). However, my gripe now is a mixed one. I am sure I renewed my list memberships, but instead of…

  • Working Image of Fjelldal
    World History,  writing

    Fjelldal City Map

    I love maps. Old maps, new maps, maps of actual places, maps of places that only exist in the mind. It could be an obsession. It is a requirement for me to write. Maps keep my mind straight about where…

  • Parika Lake
    Hiking,  writing


    Recharging Recharging is something we do all the time for our devices; almost constantly it might seem. My phone is always in need of more juice, and my laptop will want a sip from the cord, even when I am not…

  • Dollar,  writing


    Changes This last year has seen a lot of changes. Some good, some bad, some just different. It has brought me growth and at the same time held me back. So with that rather vague introduction, let me break down…

  • Minimalism,  Thoughts


    A few updates The month of November was busy for me. My wife and I took a 10-day cruise in the Caribbean. We stopped at Aruba, Bonaire, Granada, Martinique, St. Thomas, and Princess Cays. In Martinique, we stopped at a…

  • Gaming,  writing

    Gaming and Writing

    Gaming and Writing I’ve played D&D for years, starting back when it was not the popular thing to do. I’ve always found it a very pleasant pastime and a good way to express creativity. Sure, there are rules (more guidelines…

  • Events

    Writers of the Wheat

    I am looking forward to the Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival taking place this coming weekend, 7 Nov 2015. It will be a gathering of a number of authors from across the state of Kansas and will take place at…

  • writing

    Writers: Where are we?

    I get a lot of positive comments about my maps and while I do enjoy making things my readers really like, I must confess that my maps are as much for me as they are for my readers. When I…