Category Archives: Potpourri

I shouldn’t have, but did

Beach Buddy, aka the Oceanside Trenchcoat Guy, and I attend Coffee with a Cop in Oceanside every month. Barnes & Noble hosted the July event. While Bruce was filming a live video on the patio, I went into the store … Continue reading

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Self-promotion might work the second time around

Years ago, when I lived in Arizona, I created a business card with a link to the only blog I had at the time. I also included a small icon of an antique automobile and a tagline on the card. The … Continue reading

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Apparently, my plot suggestion did not go over well

Someone recently asked my advice regarding their (the generic their) historical novel in progress. Their hero was orphaned when his criminal parents were hanged. The aspiring author, who lives in a western state, asked me to let them know what crime would … Continue reading

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Meet my Beach Buddy, The Oceanside Trenchcoat Guy

If you go to the beach in Oceanside, California, you probably will see the man who walks along the Strand wearing a long, dark trench coat. Sometimes he splashes in the water; at other times, he sits on the rocks … Continue reading

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Fun times with the family cars

I’ve had a driver’s license since I was 18, but I’ve never actually owned a car. When I lived with my parents, I drove one of my dad’s cars. Years later, Ken was the one who bought the vehicles (usually … Continue reading

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I just have too much stuff

Like most people, I have household goods I no longer use and clothing I no longer wear. I have limited storage space, and I don’t want to store this stuff anymore. So I will donate the items to an organization … Continue reading

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This seems to be happening too many times lately

Have you noticed that some version of the following scenario seems to be happening on Facebook groups and other Internet forums way too many times lately? A group member will start a post with good intentions. Using a simple example, … Continue reading

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