The times, they are a changin’

JesseJamesAvatar-1On July 14th, I turned thirty.  The big three-oh!

A lot has happened, and a lot has certainly changed in my life.  I remember when I was the guy who would say: “Nah, I’ll never get married.”  Alas, I am married and I have a daughter.  Looking back, I wouldn’t change what I have for anything in the world.  There is nothing more rewarding than being married to my best friend.

The world has changed.  America has changed.  Cost of living has changed.  In some cases, for the good.  However, most seem to be for the bad.  Bod Dylan had it right.  Hard times seem to be the definition of living these days, the standard.  It’s hard to find a good job, and it seems to be consistently difficult to provide for those who matter the most.

No matter what is going on in America today, at least I still have my family… and my laptop.  Let’s face it.  I’m a thirty year old storyteller-father.  And I’m loving every minute of it.  I may have been in a slump as far as writing this week goes, but with a death in the family, a terminally ill grandfather (on my wife’s side) and Christa’s bruising antics, I would hope that most people would understand why.

Luckily, I bounce back pretty well.  I hope to finish the new novel before Christmas.

Also, and completely unrelated to this post, thank all of you for checking out my very first movie review for “Let the Right One In” on babble-on-five’s website.  Apparently, my review had almost 400 hits on it.  That made me happy!

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17 thoughts on “The times, they are a changin’

  1. I didn’t. Michelle is in Maryland visiting her grandfather. Everyone seems to have forgotten, like my parents and brother, and I find that amusing. I suppose it’s because I can still remember the magic of birthdays growing up. Now I, like everyone, struggle to even remember when everyone’s birthday is.

    Mainly, I’ve been hanging out with Christa, which is always a blast, and my brother in law brought beer and pizza over and then fell asleep on my couch. Oh, I almost forgot something funny. We went outside to puff on a couple of cigars, and he sat atop one of the trashcans to enjoy his. He takes a good long drag, his cell phone rings, and then he falls through the trashcan with his feet up in the air! Classic.

  2. LOL that is hilarious.
    Happy belated birthday! I’m looking forward to turning 30, though of course, I have to get to 29 at the end of this year first 😉
    Sounds like life is busy and full at the moment, but I’m sure you’ll manage to get that novel done before Christmas!

  3. I will, I have to! Of course, I have to get it sent to an editor first to get it polished up before submission. I would send it to Merrilee, but chop chop chop sounds a wee bit frightening!

    Hey, since you let me read blood rights, I should let you read an excerpt. I dunno, that’s up to you I would assume.

  4. (RUNS TO THE HILLS SCREAMING!)

    It’s a lot of material, but so far I’m looking at paying a group of editors to go through it. Hopefully, it won’t come back a different novel, as I’ve had one editor go over the first twenty-five thousand words with just some minor content replacement. Of course, it would have helped if she were a reader of Science Fiction. LoL!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday! 🙂 Mine was on the 5th.

    “No matter what is going on in America today, at least I still have my family… and my laptop.” ~ Amen to that! lol.

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