The confused babblings of someone who’s spent too long in the sun

One person can really make a difference…

You know, all this almost didn’t happen. And by “this” I mean eleven books in two fantasy series, four books (soon to be five) in my Ace Lone Wolf series, tens of thousands of books sold, and millions of pages read. The whole making-a-living-as-a-writer thing. It came...

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How I met your (Swiss) mother (in Australia) – 5

Now the story gets hard. Before I continue, I need to share a couple things. I realized last week that, in order to do this story justice, I would have to reread the journal entries I wrote during that time. Most of my journals are still in Colorado, where we lived...

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How I met your (Swiss) mother (in Australia) – 4

As it turned out, fate intervened and I didn’t have to arrange for anything unfortunate to happen to Jackie. We had only just started our hike in the McDonnell Ranges when she remembered a phone call she had to make. We arranged to meet at a trail intersection later...

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How I met your (Swiss) mother (in Australia) – 3

My lovely wife about 20 years ago. Finally back in civilization, Nick, Jackie and I checked into a local backpackers’ resort called the Melanka Lodge. (Ivan had his trailer to live in.) Before I go further, I need to explain a couple things about backpackers’ resorts...

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How I Met Your (Swiss) Mother (in Australia) – 2

Ayers Rock I didn’t stay long in Cairns that first time around, but quickly caught a ride north to Cooktown with a native lunatic who tried to kill me in the Daintree Rainforest. (I've got a post on that coming later). There were no jobs to be found in Cooktown so on...

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How I Met Your (Swiss) Mother (in Australia)

(Note: This story was originally posted several years ago.) It occurred to me at one point that my children didn't really know the whole story of how I met their Swiss mother. So, inspired by the TV show they like so much and by our rapidly-approaching anniversary, I...

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