Happy New Year

I admit it, I’ve been very slothful here on this site.  I signed up at two writing sites and just haven’t found the time to get back here and blog.  On Booksie, (booksie.com) I have quite a few novels, short stories, and poems posted and on The Next Big Writer (thenextbigwriter.com) I have just srted posting there.

So, I am very sorry that I’ve neglected this site and hope to change that in the coming year.



Still around, from time to time

I spend an awful lot of my time over on Booksie now.  I have quite a few novels (one topping over 100 chapters), and a bunch of short stories, poems, and the like.  I enjoy doing them and have a few fans following me.  Over there, I write under the name “Tom Oldman” so if you go to Booksie.com and do a search for that name, you’ll find me.

Lately, I’ve found WordPress to be a bit ‘clunky’ as an interface and have to go looking for functions and buttons that used to be quite visible.  I really hate it when a web host makes changes just for the sake of changing something to make it look like they’re ‘moving along’.  My adave has always been: If it works, don’t screw with it”.

Facebook, on the other hand, is really, really bad at creating chaos out of calm.  For absolutely no reason I can see, colors are changed, position of buttons either changed or dropped/added willy-nilly, and whole iFrames are either modified or moved to make way for an increasing amount of ads.  I’ve been kept busy writing scripts for my GreaseMonkey add-on in Pale Moon that helps me kill things that irritate me (especially on Facebook).  Of course, nobody in their “customer service” even deigns to answer a simple query or an enraged complaint.  No matter how nasty you are to them, they simply ignore you.

Anyway, I will now climb down off my soapbox and get some sleep.


Another long time between posts

Time has completely gotten away from me since my last post.  My wife and I have had our 50th wedding anniversary of August 1st, which we celebrated in January with a 14-day cruise to the Caribbean.  It was a wonderful trip and we enjoyed it a lot.  Unfortunately, right after I got back, I came down with a horrible case of gout in my left leg, ankle, and big toe.  It immobilized me for almost two weeks (and put me in the hospital for three days).

Then, a few months later, I had my prostate flare up and block me up.  Now I had a catheter to mess with (documented as several previous posts).

As I’ve said before, I do most of my writing over on Booksie.com as ‘Tom Oldman”.  Several short stories and three rather long novels have been published.  I’m currently working on three more novels, but have had to curtail my time on them due to guests in house for the holidays.

Now it is into January and things have calmed down somewhat.  I hope to get back to at least an occasional post here.