Writer’s block

It’s terrible, worthy of a national telethon in an effort to fund a cure. Oh, it’s not so much that I don’t understand where my characters are taking me, moreso that I just can’t seem to get the words right.  Let’s not even bring up the lack of discipline and … oh look!  The Internet! […]

Pants required …

We’ve recently welcomed a new addition to Chez Ward and yours truly finds himself outnumbered … again … by creatures of the girl persuasion. Needless to say, said addition has caused a bit of disruption … most notably to my writing schedule.  My carefully planned and jealously guarded 4 a.m. scribble sessions have been thrown […]

Ah, sweet elixir of life …

Up until about two months ago, I’d drunk only two cups of coffee in my life … both to be polite.  I was stationed in Germany and our “sister” unit occasionally hosted a “meet ’n greet” at which they served pastries and coffee – black and strong.  Exactly the type of coffee you’d expect a […]

4 a.m.

It’s a different world at 4 a.m.. Dark.  Quiet. No, beyond quiet … it’s Still. Perfect. I’m a “lark” … SO much better at mornings than I am at late nights.  The clock will very rarely find me still abed at 6 a.m., and I consider 7:00 to be “sleeping in.”  It’s a legacy of […]


I freely admit that I’m a bit of an anachronism. I can boast only 12 Facebook friends; I habitually leave my iPhone at home; and I don’t “tweet” (is that what it’s called?) as a habit. My family, friends, and acquaintances might choose to describe me using somewhat less flattering terms, but for the moment […]

I’m social!

It’s official (check out those icons at the upper right!) … I’m social! Okay, maybe not so much in the analog sense, but in the virtual world I’m blogging,  Facebooking, tweeting, Google+ing and tumblr-ing (are these last two even a thing?) I’m not quite sure what any of that means, other than I’m told I […]