Old Fashioned Fountain Pen

John V Prath

Writer - Author


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April 2020

Posted by authorjvp on April 2, 2020 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

     As I write this on April 2, our country, and the world are in the midst of Covid-19. I would hope that anyone reading this is doing fine and staying safe. It certainly is a strange time.

     My wife and I were able to get out last Saturday and into the grocery store after a couple of weeks. The "reserves" we have in our freezer and pantry were getting low and it was time to replenish. There were...

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March 2020

Posted by authorjvp on March 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

     I remember seeing a meme (or whatever you call it) that showed an alien in his cockpit looking down on earth and reporting back to his leader "There seems to be no sign of intelligent life".

     I wonder what he would say today? People hoarding toilet paper, emptying supermarkets so that the next poor soul who shows up cannot buy water, paper products, tuna, etc. Pardon me for saying...

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February 2020 - TIme to Write

Posted by authorjvp on February 22, 2020 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

     Well, here I am again. Looking at some of the previous posts, I am very tempted to delete them, but decided to keep them as a reminder of all the time I've wasted over the last several decades.

     The same problems exist today that existed before, but until now, I have never made the sacrifice to give up "things" in order to make time to write. Even though I am at the earliest age of retirement...

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February 2019

Posted by authorjvp on February 26, 2019 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been way too long between posts! Still here and still working on several things and debating whether I will retire in December when I reach 62. Of course the real question will be, can I afford to! Maybe I can pump out a bestseller by then :).

Summer 2018

Posted by authorjvp on August 11, 2018 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Still rolling along, but a number of issues have once again slowed down the writing process. One thing that will surely help is the 2 weeks (1 in September, and 1 in October) of vacation from work I have scheduled.

I hope anyone that reads this are doing well in their writing!

Easter Weekend

Posted by authorjvp on March 31, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

How quickly 2018 seems to be progressing. Its Easter weekend here in the states. The freezing weather is slowly disappearing, our roses are in full bloom, and of course it's time to remember the real meaning of Easter Sunday.

I mentioned on another page that I am discovering the great value of a piece of writing software I've had for a couple of years, but am only now putting to use. I'm sure most, or at least many of you...

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Still Moving Along

Posted by authorjvp on March 10, 2018 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Always a struggle to find quality writing time. The older home we live in has once again reared it's ugly head. Back in August, the central AC went out and had to be replaced. Both components (attic and outside) were over ten years old, so I guess their time had come. In late fall, there was an unusual noise coming from the heating system. Turned out our furnace needed a new induction motor.

Fast forward to February: one ...

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September 2017

Posted by authorjvp on September 8, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (2)

The struggle to find quality writing time continues. On a positive note, I've managed to get a couple of outlines done. Besides lack of time due to being locked up in a cubicle forty hours a week, its always been hard to pick from the multitude of ideas floating around in my head.

Not sure how many that may stumble upon this use Scrivener for their writing, but it is a great tool.

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Spring 2017

Posted by authorjvp on March 18, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Still juggling too many things. The writing is starting to happen, but need to get on a regular schedule.

Still Going Slow

Posted by authorjvp on March 29, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (3)

A lot accomplished, but still behind. Submitted several magazine pieces. Really need to manage time better. Working on that...