The Payment Method

So, I write books. Perhaps you’ve noticed. Well, guess what? I also read books. Not nearly as many as I’d like, but I do read. Reading was where I got the original passion to write. Periodically I’ll browse the best new books, looking for one that’ll catch my eye. Just today I found a book that … More The Payment Method

My Moms

I’m a man with many Moms. For those of you who wonder what I mean, let me explain. I have an extended family. My father C.E. Washburn has been married three times. His first wife was my biological mother, Dena. She passed away in 2014, and so did his third wife Diane. These two women … More My Moms

2 Gripes

Gripe 1: Sport bikers. Specifically the one who split lanes this morning on hwy70. Seriously? Trucks and semis, cars of every different kind, other bikers, and everyone doing roughly 65mph. All obeying road rules. This guy zipped though splitting the lane going who knows how fast. He was a blur. (I say “he” in a generic … More 2 Gripes


So, today, June 6, is an important day in history. We know it as “D-Day.” 73 years ago today the Allies invaded Normandy.  It was the largest seaborne invasion in history. More than 160,000 soldiers landed on that bloody beach to fight the Nazis. As many as 12,000 Allies and 9,000 Germans were killed. Can you imagine … More D-Day