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.

When Did July Disappear?

I was just about to write a blog entry when I realized I missed a month. Again. Summer seems to do that to me, even at this age. I haven’t dealt with ‘summer vacation’ for a very long time, but … Continue reading

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June and Near-Disasters

No, I’m safe and healthy. but it was almost not a good month. It has been a busy month, for sure! Co-author Abby Cortez and I went through the whole Romance book looking for mispellings, missing words and generally looking … Continue reading

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The News

Happy to say I have someone looking at Down Cellar, an editor of sorts. The other day I sat with a friend at Columbia & Sheridan, the Starbucks I frequent the most often. Over coffee we got talking about his … Continue reading

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Wait! What Happened to March?

Yes, did some spring cleaning here on the website.’Bout time. Now to get to the news. I must have been having too much fun. I’ve missed two months of posts now and it’s time for a third one. Well, fun … Continue reading

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It’s February and …

I’ve finished the final revision of Down Cellar. And the moment, I feel at loose ends. Not because there’s nothing to do, but because that one thread that tied life together has completed its job and is no longer needed. … Continue reading

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So, Is This Progress?

I’ve been digging through my old files in an attempt at early spring cleaning. It’s amazing what appears. The following is something I wrote for a long-gone attempt at an on-line portfolio/website. I think it was the ‘intro blurb’ to … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gift from The Roommate We Kicked Out

Last summer, we took in a guy who needed a place. Maybe you’ve done this. He’d moved to the big city with high hopes and a friend who wanted him to move in. That lasted a month. He found another … Continue reading

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