One of my older baseball novels (being re-released at the end of June) contains a scene that takes place on a deck, overlooking a lake in Cooperstown, New York, early one summer morning. Back when I wrote it, I failed to do all of my research. Shame on me.I guess I was so concerned with […]
I was lucky that COVID didn’t mess with my nose. Or tastebuds. But one thing I’ve noticed over the past several years is that there are scents I cannot smell–even pre-COVID. Peonies are a great example. I love peonies. After we bought our house one late February (still winter in upstate NY), exploring the grounds […]
Although I am a February baby, the second month of the calendar year is my least favorite month. Here is a list of things it has going for it: Only 28 days long this year Hours of daylight are gradually increasing It’s the last full month of “official” winter (vernal equinox is in March) Several […]
I retired from my Day Job at the end of 2021, with an eye toward becoming a full-time indy author. Making my life-long dream come true was an exciting move for me. I had so many plans! I completely redid my office–except for the hardwood floors. Before (late 1980s Metropolitan Home chic): After (including new […]
After a year of being on hiatus as I rearranged my life to accommodate being a full-time author, the Comptonplations blog is returning on January 4, 2023. Stay tuned!