Author Archives: Gordon DeLand

About Gordon DeLand

Author, speaker, ex-Navy and ex-preacher and ex-several other things. Grew up in the wilderness of Madison County, New York State. Officially retired, currently residing Chicago but have lived on all four coasts and Hawaii. Maybe someday I'll retire back to New York. But not yet.

October, Where Did You Go?

Am I allowed to be late two months in a row? Well, here I am, late. but… here I am! And here’s the news! Living Once again I’m catching up after the month ends. October was… interesting. I am about … Continue reading

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September is gone…

…so, I’ll keep this short and save the rest for later in October. Living September went faster than I anticipated. It is already gonegonegone.   It has been a month of unsettledness in my soul and it seems to be … Continue reading

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So that was February… and March… and most of April?

My how time flies! (he says tongue in cheek) The time has passed in stress and change and some fairly productive writing. But I let it pass without posting and that’s not a “best practice”! The ‘quiet’ was not due … Continue reading

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Distracted, but not Distraught

Distracted by Poison Plants So February is the month that seed catalogues come out, right? If you are a gardener you know this. Since my teen years I have been addicted to growing various ornamental and edible plants.  Little wonder … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day! (and advertising works… sorta.)

Happy Valentine’s Day Today is that day some singles dread. I’m ‘single again’ and dread only the amount of sweets I see on sale tomorrow. I don’t need that temptation. And as for the ‘romance’ stuff… it looks too much … Continue reading

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“UpStairs” is Moving Again

Maybe that needs explaining. “Upstairs”, the sequel to Down Cellar, got put on a back burner when all the characters went AWOL from the Official Outline. They went on strike, because according to them, “that’s not the way the story … Continue reading

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Call for Help

A one minute story (takes just about a minute to read the whole thing) Thomasina? Sorry I missed you last night. Oh yeah… well it wasn’t exactly a date just coffee. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to …my phone … Continue reading

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