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As a reminder, you can comment for 30 days after a post is made.  All of the comments on this blog have to be reviewed before they appear on this site.  Unless you state your desire to the contrary, your email address will not be published on this site if you send a note to me or comment on a post.

Discussion, feedback, and comments are welcome as long as they are relevant and insightful. I reserve the right to edit, as appropriate, and to delete harassing, profane, vulgar, obscene, abusive, irrelevant, or spam comments.  If necessary, repeat offenders will be blocked.

Each response is reviewed as quickly as possible, but I can’t guarantee that your reply will be reviewed as promptly as you might like.  As you would expect, I am the sole arbiter of what is appropriate for this website.  Thanks in advance for your understanding and appreciation of my intent in this matter.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

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2019 Valentine’s Day Contest Winner

A short while ago, I asked you to send in your most romantic, and G-rated, Valentine’s Day memories.  The total number of entries surprised me.  Thanks to each of you for taking the time to enter this year’s contest.

And now, without benefit of a drum roll, this year’s winners are Elmer and Elizabeth.  They’ve been married for 58 years!  They spent a memorable Valentine’s Day on their first cruise through the Caribbean, followed by a night of taking in some of the night life at their port of call.  Congratulations!

They’ve told me which book they wanted.  At their request, I signed it for them and sent it to them via overnight courier.

Again, thanks to each of you who participated!  Here’s a special thanks to Elmer and Elizabeth for sharing their adventures and a small part of their lives.  May they live as long as they want and never want for as long as they live.

If you’d like to make a comment, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

2019 Valentine’s Day Contest Photos Page

Several of those who entered this year’s Valentine’s Day contest wanted me to post their pictures.  In keeping with the motorcycle ride photos, only those who participated in the contest will have their images posted.  Yes, they’ll be on a private webpage.  I’ll send a link to you so you can find them.

If you do NOT want your pictures posted, please contact me.  If you change your mind from wanting your contest photos posted to NOT wanting them posted, please contact me.  I’ll do my best to honor your request as quickly as possible.

Remember, any photo that isn’t G-rated will NOT be posted.  The purpose is to show the different things that people do for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day.  If you wouldn’t want the photos posted in the middle of your town’s square, please do NOT send them to me.

If you’d like to share your thought, comments, or opinions, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

2019 Valentine’s Day Contest

If you’d like to enter this year’s Valentine’s Day contest, here is a quick refresher on the rules.

Please send in the most romantic thing you’ve done, with photos, if you’re so inclined, with your spouse or significant other.  Please keep your submissions G-rated as I have no desire to read anything that I couldn’t post on this site.

I’ll read your entries and select a winner based on criteria known only to me, the judge.  All decisions are final.

I’ll notify the contest winner via email.  The prize winner gets his/her choice of one of my novels.  If you’d like, I’ll sign it for you, but that decision is the prize winner’s alone.

If you have any thoughts you’d like to share, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Florida Keys Ride Photos

I didn’t forget to post photos from our Florida Keys ride.  I did forget to pass along the link to it.  I’ve since corrected my mistake and finalized the photos posted on this site.  If you received the link, take a look at the images from our ride.  If you’ve lost track of the link or want it, please contact me.

The only caveat to getting the link is that you had to have participated in the ride.  The people in the pictures were promised some degree of anonymity, and our agreement was that only those on the ride would have access to the photo gallery of our southern Florida exploits.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

 

Novel Section Revised

As many of you already noticed, I changed the Novel section of my website so that it wasn’t as clunky.  For those of you not familiar with such technical terms, clunky is a highly technical term.

I removed a page because I thought the information on it was presented elsewhere on the site.  If you have a different opinion or other thoughts on the matter, please contact me.

Based your responses, I’ll know if you concur with my decision or if you’d prefer to have the page back in its usual position.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Florida Keys Ride Follow-up

In an effort to keep all of you off-guard, here’s the follow-up post for our Florida Keys ride.  I’ll pause for a moment while you get over the shock of seeing this only a couple of weeks after the event.  Let me know when you’re ready for me to continue.

Okay, now that you’ve had a chance to recover, I need to thank a number of people who did outstanding work in making our latest ride the success it was for all involved.  Michael, Stephanie, Laura, Stephen, Michelle, Connie, Daniel, Gary, and Lori each get a special tip of the riding helmet for their efforts.  Thanks to each of you for everything you did!

I also need to thank the participants of the ride for making it so enjoyable.  There were a few times when things could have gotten out of hand, but cooler heads always prevailed.  A tip of the riding helmet to Steve, Mack, Bruce, Tanya, Lauren, and Michelle for their ability to make sure things stayed cordial and professional.

Based on the comments I heard on our ride and the ones that have come in afterward, it’s a safe bet that you liked the ride.  The weather couldn’t have been better.  Okay, there were a couple of times when it could have been slightly better, but we really can’t complain how Mother Nature treated us.

Some of you have already asked about our next ride.  I’m still mulling it over.  Not because I don’t like our rides, but because of the hours of work so many of you put in to make it all happen as flawlessly as it does.  Please share your comments with me regarding your willingness to keep doing what you’re doing.

Based on the feedback I get, I’ll have a better understanding of the level of desire to go for a spring ride.

Thanks for all of you for making the Florida Keys ride as much fun as it was!  I know that I’ll never forget it!

If you’d like to share your thoughts, comments, or opinions with me, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Flickr Changes

I recently received word that, like all Flickr users, I had the choice of keeping my current account or upgrading to a new account.  For those who don’t know, SmugMug.com purchased Flickr.com from Yahoo.com.  The new owners are now making changes to how Flickr works.

I have several thousand photos on Flickr and didn’t want to go through the time and cost of moving all of them to a new hosting service.  I’m still looking at my options, but, for the time being, I’ve opted to stay with Flickr.

What that means is that you’ll still be able to look at my photos on Flickr, but you might notice some changes.  Other than the content of my pictures, any changes you see are a result of Flickr’s actions, not mine.  I wish I had a clear understanding of what they planned to do, but sometimes you have to go with your gut and hope for the best.

If any of you have information on other photo hosting sites, please contact me and let me know your thoughts on the matter.

If you’d like to share any other thoughts, comments, or opinions with me, please contact me.  As I’ve said before, I read every comment you send me.  However, I don’t respond to every one of them.

As a reminder, if you send in a comment in a language other than English, I’ll probably have some difficulty understanding your remarks.  I’ll do my best, but don’t get upset if your non-English comment doesn’t appear on this site.

As always, thanks for your continued support!