On the Road…Stuff

What’s my solution? Taking road trips seems to help, seeing new places, visiting old friends, seeing old places again after some time, the lure of the open road and meeting new people. So, I’ve gotten “on the road” many times to get my fix of these things. I must have a travelling bone, as they say; and some of us just like to wander from time to time – growing up in a family who took many road trips is no doubt part of that.

Right now, I’m on a road trip, took my camper van out to see some of eastern Canada,(but it’s turning out to a short trip, due to the heat, wasn’t my ideal time to go, long story, but it’s still been pretty fun). I’ll be making some entries here and sharing some pictures from it soon. Then later, I’ll put together some writings and pictures of my past road trips; if you are interested in that sort of thing, then you can check it out.

As I’ve indicated, this time of the year here it gets very hot. It’s not the best time to be on the road for me, but it is nice to see the growing things of nature in their lushness, and the long days of daylight. I’m planning to make more road trips in the spring (which I did twice in the last three years, blog entries/memoir to come), and also in the fall and even winter (very doable if you take the right preparations with the right vehicle).

More on all that later.

(Mid) Summer Heat

One of my favourite singers has an album titled “Crazy From the Heat” and I have often been able to relate!

I’ve been feeling (and reeling) from the heat this season, which is now mid-summer since June 21 here in the “northern part” of Earth called Canada (don’t be fooled, the days have been getting shorter again since the mid-summer equinox, it’s NOT the start of summer; we are now in the “dark part” of the year). The heat continues to build, however, not one of my favourite things, I’ll take it cooler, thanks; fall and spring are my favoured times.

There have also been the many forest fires going on in Canada (and others places, too), which have been adding to the difficult times many have been having this year/summer, not only with financial issues, but with natural disasters.

But there is also abundant good, and there must be, in this world of duality.

Happy Spring 2023

Hello Readers,

Happy Spring 2023!

Looks like spring is coming on strong here in the northern hemisphere. Glad to see it, as the winter was long and had its tough moments. Time for new beginnings, on many fronts.

It’s been a long time since I’ve published anything new, and I don’t like that. I’m going to rectify that soon. The circumstances of why that happened were out of my control.

The prequel “General” book I’ve mentioned before will likely be the first thing I publish this year. It’s nearly complete; I’ve been editing it, and it needs a bit more editing, and a cover.

Hopefully, that will not take too much longer. I don’t like to give dates on when something will be published, as it usually goes longer. Just know that I am planning on getting that book out, and others, soon.

I have many ideas for other new writing and several pieces of writing in progress. What those will become is yet to be seen, but I’m going to find out. By putting one word in front of the other…

Thanks for your patience, new and dedicated readers, alike.


Smashwords Summer Winter Sale 2019

Another summer has rolled around (in this part of the world, at least), since I started to place my books for sale on Smashwords back in 2012 (just one day before the much-hyped Dec. 21, 2012!), and that means it’s time for another one of their annual sales, the Smashwords Summer Winter Sale!

There are big discounts on ebooks until July 31, and mine are included in the sale. So, head on over to my page on Smashwords and get yourself some deals on summer, or winter, reading: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/davidsloma

The weather here today


It’s about 35C here today.

The weather here today:

Going outside is like slipping into a Hot Fudge Sunday – that’s boiling!

Being outside today is like a preview of Hell.

Stepping outside is like falling into a bowl of hot soup, without the croutons (those are the hail that comes from the thunderstorms at this time of year – yikes!).

Stepping outside is like walking into a hot towel – nice if you want a free sauna.

Going outside today is like being in a giant’s armpit.

Going outside today is like being in the sun’s armpit.

(More to come as I think of them…)

Breakfast and lunch today


I almost grabbed something naughty for brekkie (no, not THAT kind of naughty) but I thought, no – I’ll stay raw ’till 4 today! So, I made a lovely, green smoothie!

In it: Banana, spinach, dates, spring water, and one drop of oregano essential oil.

Banana, spinach, dates, spring water, and one drop of oregano essential oil.


That first smoothie went down so well and tasty that I made a second one for lunch!

My beautiful picture

Bananas, dates, and spring water.

This one: bananas, dates, and spring water = yum!