I didn’t have a bad day

I realize that my most recent post was a bit of a downer. Mind you, I didn’t think of it in those terms but I can certainly understand why a reader might have felt that way. The reason I don’t consider it to be a downer is that I was merely expressing the reality or the facts of my situation. It is one of those ‘it is what it is’ type of things.

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September Struggles

September has arrived. If you read my previous entry, you might recall that I mentioned this month as being the least favorite month of the year for me.
This came up in a recent conversation I had with a friend who has his own struggles with anxiety and depression. I pointed out that it would probably surprise a great many of my closest friends to know that September is my least favorite month because there are things that on paper should make September a month I look forward to each year. But despite those reasons I am about to list, it has never been true.

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Playing Catchup

Well, my very much neglected blog, I figured the time was right for me to write. There has been a lot going on this summer and it seems as though a post catching everyone up is in order. I’m not taking these events in chronological order or even order of importance, just laying it all out.

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It has been awhile

It has been far too long since I have written anything. I know this because Facebook helpfully pointed it out. In truth, I actually didn’t need any help from any website because I was already well aware of the fact.
I used to write posts after each new episode of Talking Audiobooks was released but I stopped doing even that much. There are two reasons for this, I will let you decide which is the largest factor. The first is that I didn’t write one for one of the episodes and then that trend continued and before long I was out of the habit and way behind. The second reason is that I felt like they were becoming a bit repetitive and I didn’t have much to say. They were all fun, they all went smoothly (for the most part) and I was happy with each interview. You only need to read that a couple of times before it becomes old news.

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Podcast Plus: Harmon Cooper and Jeff Hays interview

Season 3 of Talking Audiobooks is back and a lot has changed. For one thing we have a newly redesigned website which you can check out at the link provided. We also have a new app which you can use to listen to the podcast and register to join our community and to have your name automatically entered into every giveaway we make available.

Our first episode features a chat with LitRPG author Harmon Cooper and audiobook narrator Jeff Hays for an in depth chat about all things Proxima Galaxy and audiobook narration.

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Looking Back at 2017 and forward to 2018

I spent New Year’s Eve alone, working on my audiobook spreadsheet. In some ways, it is the most Casey thing I could have possibly done to ring in 2018. In another way it was a huge disappointment. I actually felt pretty festive this year which is the first time in a long time that I could say that.
I’ve been writing year in review posts for a few years now and none of them have been terribly positive. I thought 2014 was a bad year only to be hit with much worse years in 2015 (death of Ginny, cancer diagnosis for my dad and friend Melissa) and 2016 (death of my father and general dissatisfaction). This past year wasn’t always great. I lost my friend Melissa in November and before that, my great aunt Dorothy passed away in April. Add the fact that I was actually sick for six weeks from President’s Day through the end of March and 2017 could go down as yet another in a string of bad years for me.

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Shameless Plugs and Authentic Observations

Hi all. I would point out that it has been awhile since I have written but you know that already. I hope you have had a nice week celebrating the 4th of July, Canada Day or just the fact that you survived another week.

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Going Solo

Hello, everyone. It has been awhile since I’ve written anything of substance on my blog. I suppose it could be argued that such a thing has never happened but I’ll just leave that one alone. I have been very busy lately. So busy in fact that I am only now mentioning that my debut as the solo host of Talking Audiobooks aired on June 2. You can access that episode here and a book review I did here.

I am going to talk about the podcast and some of the things we’re doing in this post. However, I don’t want my blog to become nothing more than an advertisement for my podcast. The fact I want my blog to be more puts me in a bit of a spot.

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Update

I know it has been awhile since I have written. I’m not even going to apologize for it because this is my blog and I can write or not write as it suits my desires. I wish that I desired to write more but the fact is that I haven’t really desired to write at all and thus the blog has gone quiet.


As I write this, I am honestly not in the best spirits. As loyal readers of my blog know, April 13 marked the one year anniversary of the passing of my father. The anniversary and time surrounding it has hit me pretty hard and started to hit me in the middle of March. Looking back, I am so thankful that I was able to travel with dad to the last of his chemo therapy appointments in late February/March of 2016. I wouldn’t trade those car rides for anything.

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Happenings

Hello everyone. I’m taking a bracket break to update my blog for the first time in way too long. My reasons for not having written sooner are many but can best be summed up as laziness. At least I’m honest, right?
Let us see if I can’t catch you all up on the “happenings” in my life. This shouldn’t take too long but probably will take longer than it should.

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ChristianAudio.com Free Download: Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Crystal Evans Hurst

Apologies for not getting to this earlier but the monthly free download from ChristianAudio.com is Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst. The book is summarized thusly:

In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and hopeful. The authors bring insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ. A kingdom woman is called and empowered to live a life of victory through Christ!

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