Allen’s Infinite Playlist

When I'm writing books, working on the blog, staring blankly at the computer screen, having an existential crisis...I love to listen to music.  It inspires me, energizes me, keeps me from getting bored, it's soothing...and it's just fun.  So, today I thought I would share 10 songs that are always on my playlist when I write.  Here they are:

The Haunted Bookshop – A Favorite Bookstores Post

During a trip across Iowa in April of 2017, the missus and I made a stop at several bookstores across the state--but this was one of the most unique and interesting.  Located at 219 N. Gilbert St in Iowa City, IA, The Haunted Bookshop is in the Northside District in the historic Wentz House.  According to their website over 50,000 used, rare, and out-of-print books covering 50 different subject areas.

Spring Ain’t All Bad

Anyhoozles...I've been bitching.  A lot.  Like so much that my blood is more than its usual 50% evil at this point.  I'm not gonna lie--it's hovering around 95% currently.  However, in an effort to combat this situation, and maybe reverse some of the effects, I thought I'd make a list of spring things that I actually enjoy--even if spring has me like this...

You’re Not A Prince/Princess…No Matter What Your Mommy Told You

So, recently I was talking with a friend about how some folks in burgeoning (or even established) relationships feel it is their partner's duty to make them feel special.  They want to be wooed.  They want to be chased.  They want to be made to feel as though the other person's sole aim in life is to chase after them and let them know that they are all that matters in the world. Could these people fuckin' quit already?

Don’t Pet The Buffalo

In South Dakota, not far from Mount Rushmore, driving north on highway 79 (around Buffalo Gap of all places), you'll just happen across a nature conservancy where buffalo/bison just roam free.  And by roam free, I mean you might just find one laying in the middle of the road, not giving a tinker's damn where you gotta be....