the unbearable truth

In response to bear sightings in the Louisville area–they are real. Hoosiers, your state, too. Do bears swim the Ohio River? The last time I visited the Red River Gorge, they had bear-proofed the area.

14248717 – black bear (ursus americanus) with its cubs in a forest, jasper national park, alberta, canada

Out today!

Keep Writing With Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer’s Block, Depression, and Burnout
By Chrys Fey

Catch the sparks you need to conquer writer’s block, depression, and burnout!

When Chrys Fey shared her story about depression and burnout, it struck a chord with other writers. That put into perspective for her how desperate writers are to hear they aren’t alone. Many creative types experience these challenges, battling to recover. Let Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer’s Block, Depression, and Burnout guide you through:

  • Writer’s block
  • Depression
  • Writer’s burnout
  • What a writer doesn’t need to succeed
  • Finding creativity boosts

With these sparks, you can begin your journey of rediscovering your creativity and get back to what you love – writing.

Release date – July 14, 2020
$17.95, 6×9 trade paperback, 256 pages
Print ISBN 9781939844729 / EBook ISBN 9781939844736
Writing / Self-Help: Depression – Stress Management

Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series and an editor for Dancing Lemur Press. She started her blog, Write with Fey, to offer aspiring writers inspiration, advice, and hope. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, and since then she has been a dedicated citizen in the writing world.

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Writing-Fey-Writers-Depression-ebook/dp/B0849R9S8R/
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Today is Bastille Day–on July 14, 1789, revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, precipitating the French revolution. (aujourdhui est la Fete Nationale)

Aux armes, citoyens
Formez vos bataillons
Marchons, marchons!
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons!

Today is National French Fries Day! Enjoy them with ketchup, ranch dressing, or even mustard. While many consider them modern, President Thomas Jefferson ate them.

Lady Godiva’s Bread

Lady Godiva lived in Anglo-Saxon times—around 1050 AD. Anglo-Saxons called bread half, loaf/.

Poor—pea flour/oatmeal mix known as horsebread

Serfs—oatmeal/barley mix known as dredge

Middle class—spelt/rye mix known as maslin

Mix with boiling water to form a dough (no other ingredients). Knead well. Form into a pancake and place on an ungreased griddle, cooking over a fire on both sides until golden brown. Serve warm with butter or cheese. (Anglo-Saxon law allowed barm/yeast or salt to be added)

[Lady Godiva is my great…great grandmother. Alas, she left no recipes.]


Eric Suddeth took this Ohio River photo on April 17, 2017 at 9:17 pm. I love the interplay between the reddish/pinks and blues.. A few miles upriver from Louisville.

In memoriam

After 145 years, the Kavanaugh Center in Crestwood Kentucky is closing–another COVID-19 casualty. The Methodist Church leased it out for religious, youth and writing retreats. I was there once with SCBWI and countless times with Green River Writers. We miss it.

Soldiers attack in the night. Cherokees flee! Stone Man – Charles Suddeth- now available with Nook—eBook $3.99! Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stone-man-charles-suddeth/1130849102?ean=2940156007387

Happy birthday, Tesla—I think.

Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia right at midnight during a thunderstorm on July 9, 1856—or July 10—no one knows for sure, but his mother predicted that he would be a child of light. Among his accomplishments after moving to the USA: Working with AC current: AC electric motors, radio remote control, steam generators. At his death in 1943, his journals became TOP SECRET—he was said to be working on particle weapons and contacting aliens from other planets.


Jaws on land!

In the coral reefs north of Australia, walking sharks (AKA bamboo sharks) dwell. They crawl over the coral reefs, but during low tide they crawl out of the water in search of food. They are a maximum of 4 feet long–unless Land Jaws is out there waiting to snack on people. Happy beach time!

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