One of the lodgepole pine secrets is that the variety that grows near the Rocky Mountains is fire-dependant. Nature has designed the lodgepole cones so that high temperatures such as forest fires are required to open the cones and expose the needles to the elements.
High Hopes vs The Gut
It happens to all of us. We have an upcoming situation/event and we get our hopes up even though we know in our gut that the desired outcome we're hoping for is not likely to be the one that goes down in the history books. It's not quite the same as INSANITY: repeating an action... Continue Reading →
It Takes a Thief
Later that day the offending book was no longer available. I guess having the US Government as a client and a team of lawyers at your beck and call makes a difference.
Research, Write, Research, Write…
Research doesn't always go the way we plan, though. Back in the mid-90s I was writing a sci-fi novel set three hundred years in the future when sex work would be legal and respected. In order to give my character, Jazmine, an authentic voice, I travelled to Nevada to interview a sex worker in a legal brothel.
Happy 2023!Yes, It's been an eon or two since I blogged my bloggiest and I'm going to try and keep at it on a more regular basis.I haven't been here because I haven't had anything to say, it's just that what I have to say has either been said in SEARCH Magazine (https://searchmagazinenet.wordpress.com/?s=tim+reynolds) or one... Continue Reading →
My Simple 2023 Resolutions
I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions because my goals just keep rolling along, being achieved (or not) over time. So, for 2023, I resolve to: 1. Find those droids I've been looking for. 2. Teach Lassie to get help, just in case I ever fall in a well. 3. Get a promotion so I... Continue Reading →
Haunts & Hellions: an Excerpt from the Gothic Romance Anthology
Harkening back to the glory days of gothic romance that had us up reading all night, HorrorAddicts.net Press Presents: Haunts & Hellions edited by Emerian Rich Haunts & Hellions from HorrorAddicts.net Press 13 stories of horror, romance, and that perfect moment when the two worlds collide. Vengeful spirits attacking the living, undead lovers revealing their... Continue Reading →
2020… what a @#$% year!
Seasonal Greetings, all and one! I haven't done one of these this-was-our-year posts in, well, years, but 2020 just seems to need a little extra something. So, here are the facts of my life, in no particular order: I am still in Calgary with Sedona the Yorkie, Kerouac the tuxedo cat, and Calliope my chonky... Continue Reading →
A Forty-Year Love Affair… with the Mountains.
40 years ago this week I first arrived in Banff, Alberta to work at the Banff Springs Hotel and begin my love of the Rocky Mountains. For three summers I returned to Banff to work between semesters at university. In 1982 I took the train back to Ontario to start life as a grown-up. That... Continue Reading →
Praying I’m Not Prescient
Back in 2011 I wrote a short Story titled "The Death of God". I certainly don't want it to be prescient. I offer it up it here (only 480 words) because some ideas have been around for a while and I'm certainly not the first to play with this particular one. Let's all #StaySafe.... Continue Reading →