Five Ways To Snap Yourself Out Of The Blues

FlickrSadWe all get them once in a while:

The Blahs – when you and your world feel “off,” not normal, and you’re not sure why.

The Sads – when you are unhappy or disappointed by something specific.

Down in the Dumps – you feel unworthy and dejected due to a particular reason.

This is not about depression. That’s beyond the scope of my expertise. I’m talking temporary and (mostly) specific here. Feelings that last a day or two, maybe a week at the most.

For me, The Blues started a particular cycle. I’d let my feelings take over to the point I’d lash out at everyone around me. After the raging bitch was gone, remorse set in, and I’d apologize. We’d go along happily for a while and then the fun would start again.

After enough years of this highly unproductive cycle, I realized what a waste of time and energy it was.

Something needed to change.

Continue reading

Spectral Sightings Begins


My current writing project is a paranormal novel featuring a haunted town. I think I’ve mentioned that before, right?

As I research all things ghostly, I find some interesting stuff. Whether informative, creepy, silly, or downright suspicious, it’s all fodder for the imagination.

So, to keep you folks entertained, I’m starting a regular feature, Spectral Sightings, to post some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them!

Continue reading

Good Riddance Winter, Hello New Project

Whew. Am I glad Winter is over.

Of course, as I’m writing this, we went from sunny and warm the last few days to rain, sleet, and snow today. Yuck! But that’s western N.Y. for you.

Thank You

Thank you to those who sent get well wishes to my family and I. We had about a month and a half of someone (and usually more than one at a time) sick with colds, lingering coughs, and other maladies. Round after round of it. Needless to say, it’s taking me a little while to catch up with things.

Though illness wasn’t the only reason I’m behind…

Continue reading

Nothing But Sick People Here

Taking a brief moment to apologize for my non-existence lately.

My family has been suffering from waves of illness. No sooner do I get one batch  (and/or myself) over the plague and start to catch up, than the next wave hits. This could last a while, folks. So, if you don’t hear from me, you know I’m either in bed feeling like death warmed over or taking care of someone else who feels that way.

I cannot wait until this winter is OVER!

Take care and I hope you stay well and warm.