Broke-down in Denver…

by John McNichol August 3, 2016

Hey, all! The Brakes on the U-Haul started doing the electronic-screaming-thing at me after I finished my lunch at Wendy’s (eating my own Ham & Cheese sandwich, water bottle, and bought fries as an excuse to sit in the AC’d place.) , so I called roadside, and as of this writing, he’s still checking things […]

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In Rawlins, WY

by John McNichol August 3, 2016

  In Rawlins, WY!   Whew!   Driving: Not so bad, except for the darn leg cramps, and my GPS which teases me at the beginning of the day by saying that I’ll hit my destination by 4:15 in the afternoon….then 4:30…then 5:30….then 7pm….I now know that 8.5 hour journeys by map quest take about […]

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In Glenn’s Ferry, ID…

by John McNichol August 2, 2016

Day 1: ….so why Dallas? Short version: I’ve been looking at getting my PhD in Lit for a while. I have 2 Master’s degrees, but they couldn’t get me the University prof job I was angling for a few years back. UDallas has a program that is affordable, had a good academic rep, and there’s […]

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WE’RE MOVING!!!!

by John McNichol August 1, 2016

  Hello, all! John here again. Well, the McNichol family is up and moving about! Starting tomorrow, I get into the U-Haul truck, and begin the long drive from Vancouver, WA to Dallas, Tx! I plant to move the family to the suburb of Grand Prairie, TX so that I may pursue my PhD in […]

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Oh, yeah. I write books, too.

by John McNichol June 28, 2016

6/28/16 Hey, all. -Well, things have been BUSY the past few, even if you don’t take into account Jeanna’s latest steps on the road to recovery (see previous post): – 1) It appears a story of mine, titled Two Kinds of People, will be featured in an anthology of Catholic short stories. Centered around themes […]

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The Last Angiogram?

by John McNichol June 3, 2016

6/2/16 Hey, all! Well, we had another little milestone today. My wife, Jeanna, went for what will hopefully be her last angiogram since her stroke, now 2.5 years ago. She has been in recovery for a while now, and made great progress. With an angiogram, the doctors put a special dye into the bloodstream, and […]

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Dang, still been a while….

by John McNichol April 11, 2016

4/11/16 Well, hello everybody! Okay, it’s been a while (again!). My Father-in-Law noted that it’s been a good seven weeks since the last post. Crimony, but it gets busy out here! We’re a couple of days away from opening the kickstarter to help assuage some of the issues holding back the series. Whoo hoo! Jeanna […]

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In the news

by John McNichol February 25, 2016

…Hey, all! Jeanna, 2.5 years into her recovery, is doing very well. We had a single case of Aphasia recently; after finishing our taxes, we went to lunch at the Rosemary Cafe in downtown Vancouver to celebrate. She thought she ordered a turkey sandwich, but I and the waitress both heard her say tuna…oops. Well, […]

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Hey! Been a bit…

by John McNichol January 29, 2016

Hello, all! Been a while, I know. Jeanna had a little breakthrough the other day: “I remember a dream I had last night!” Cool! She hasn’t remembered a dream since her stroke! This is good, and one of the good signs we were told to watch for. “What did you dream, hon?” “I dreamed that […]

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Other News….

by John McNichol December 15, 2015

Hey, all! This morning, Tuesday, December 15th at 6:10 AM, Pacific Standard time, I wrote the words “THE END” on my first attempt at a mainstream space fantasy novel, a piece set in the Star Wars universe, working titled: “Imperial Cadets Book One Black Sword Squadron” I’ve just realized I’m writing this as the triumphant […]

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