Like a lot of bloggers, I keep promising to keep the website and blog updated but let the time slip away. That’s not happening now – I’ve got a plan for how to keep the blog up and running.

First, though my website is a home for both professional writing and gaming material, this blog will be just for professional writing: observations on the field, comments on related topics, and whatever else is relevant, as long as it is professional. The gaming material will be on another blog:, which is also going to be updated regularly, just with different material.

What have I been writing over the last few weeks? I’m working on magazine articles, which unfortunately just changed the publication date to “sometime in the future” for reasons out of my control. I also put together content for a long-time project of mine, the Twelve Bridges RV Condo and Resort in South Haven, Michigan. Its owner is seeking funding from a variety of sources, including crowd funding. I wrote the content for his RocketHub submission. There’s also an Indiegogo project, being put together by his son (I’ll post a link when it’s active). Contribute to a good cause, won’t you?

Notary Needs

While I’m working on getting this blog up and running regularly, I’m also looking at all the possibilities I have to offer. I am a notary public, and carry around a personalized stamp just for that purpose. It’s not something I use all that often, but it’s convenient for a lot of documents, and from what I read online it’s a good way to earn a little something extra.

There’s not much to it, just a small fee and a little time filling out paperwork (and, of course, waiting for the state to get back to you), but it’s been helpful to me already, and I think I’ll keep my notary status as long as I can.

Monsters Menace Monopoly

I was in Toys R Us the other day, looking at what’s on the shelves (haven’t done that in months – I like to see what’s actually available, instead of what’s breaking online). I saw the newest edition of traditional Monopoly has a cat playing piece, presumably to go with the little dog. That combined with the trailer for “Godzilla” made me think back to an old game of mine; the rules are cleaned up here.