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Posted By John Poindexter

Yes, it is holiday season again.  It’s that time for the boys to dump the girls, so they don't have to spend money on them. This happens every year at this time, and near prom time.

We were lucky and missed the first big snow here in Indiana.

We could miss it all year for all I care. I hate winter!

Winter is the time to stay inside and write as there is nothing worth doing outside. It is just too damn cold.

Of course, this time of the year also brings out the essay grading and figuring out what to do for a final exam. That is always fun! (Sorry for the sarcasm lesson there)

My eBooks are still selling and still only 99 cents, a nice low cost present for the reader on your shopping list.

You can see them at Amazon here John Poindexter  and they are also on Barnes and Noble for the Nook. Here is one Nook link

Lucie Simone, my niece, wrote a short story for a contest and you can read it here:
The Chick Lit Bee: Holiday Short Story Contest: Who Needs Mistletoe?

 You can also find her other books at the normal eBook places.


Leave a comment so that maybe she will win the contest.

What do you like about winter?  Or are you like me and don't like it?

Let us all know by leaving a comment down in the comment area.

Until next time, I hope you all are having a great holiday season so far.


Posted By John Poindexter

The sunspots have open up the HF frequencies to where amateur radio stations from around the world are coming in loud and clear.


I have spent most of my free time on the radio contacting other "Hams" around the world. I use both Voice and Morse Code. It is quite exciting to talk with someone from another country, even if it is a quick hi and bye contact.


Another amateur radio operator friend of mine here in town is a doctor. He and I are sort of competing to see who can make the most contacts. So, far he is ahead a little bit, but of course he lives in the country where the sky is open to his antenna instead of being among trees in a city.


Being that the bands we operate on are so open, there has not been much time or effort to get back on the rewrite. I am up to chapter 14, so it is a slow process and of course this distraction doesn't help.  But, winter is coming and not being able to go and do things will free up some time for the rewrite.


What do you do in your spare time?  Leave a comment and let us know what it is you like.


Until next time,



Posted By John Poindexter

Really glad there is no snow here as I hate snow. I hate the cold too, but can't afford to move away.  Colorado had a big snowstorm and then the east coast.  Maybe we could be missed altogether all winter long. Wouldn't that be nice?


Daughter-in-law is giving a speech on eBooks, so I told her to show my book covers as her props.  Maybe somebody will buy one from her class.


Editing the novel is really slow as I cannot seem to get rid of this headache that I have 24/7. I hope the eye surgery later this month will do the trick. If not, then something else will have to be done. It is hard to work reading something when your head is pounding.


Of course the local so-called hospital said the CT scan was normal. They also said that about my wife's lungs, that a medical doctor, not from that hospital, said showed COPD.


I will be doing some more work on video games stories in the near future. That should be interesting.


Just think, about 55 days until Christmas. Have you made your list yet?  I made mine and it was laughed at, so that emptied my list.


What is on your Christmas list?  And tell us what you think winter will be like.


Of course, we would like to hear about how your writing is going too.


Comments can be left below.


Until next time,









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