Challenge Coins

What the hell is a Challenge Coin? Sometimes you just need to help a sister and brother-in-law out… “A challenge coin may be a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they might be given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by serviceContinue reading “Challenge Coins”

Hello, I’m Doug, and I’m an Audible Addict…

The Audible trend in my life is pronounced and probably inexorable. A good new Audible book every month is like Christmas at the end of every month. I seem to be grabbing Audible books with the alacrity of an opium addict rushing towards a fix. (Not that I have ever been addicted to anything, it’sContinue reading “Hello, I’m Doug, and I’m an Audible Addict…”

Cold Water

I hate cold water. Once upon a time I could mince words about it but now things are much more stark. When the shower goes cold, because someone else starts theirs, as the temperature drops suddenly icy, I sequel, squirm and mumble profanity. When icy water falls from the sky, obscene amounts of clothing andContinue reading “Cold Water”

The Website & Profound Procrastination

The author & book website is something that I have struggled with for quite some time.  It is one of those things that the more I think about it, the more difficult it becomes to work on it.  I’m just staring at the giant elephant with no idea where to start eating!  Like so manyContinue reading “The Website & Profound Procrastination”

Fafner’s Gold

Many seek the rewards, fewer are willing to face the beast, and fewer still are prepared to face the curse that accompanies the hoard they pretend to desire. My workout music is a little intense, but here is Fafner’s Gold… ( Be hard or your ears might bleed… Fafner’s legend is a tale of greed,Continue reading “Fafner’s Gold”

I Can’t Even Cut The Cheese Today…

What happens when you have a bad day? I woke up feeling nauseous and sore. Since it’s that wonderful balmy time of year, flu season, I groaned. There have been couple of really good days this week, so the turn of today is a little bit irritating. There were things on the list that IContinue reading “I Can’t Even Cut The Cheese Today…”

Hard & Soft

To book, or not to book? I know that I prefer reading real books, no batteries and I like the tactile ability to mark pages that are important for reference. I have some hard copy books that are just fuzzy halved post-it notes with key points highlighted. I have others that are just really niceContinue reading “Hard & Soft”

The Guardsman

The Guardsman is now a free read with Kindle Unlimited! This has been a long time coming, but I’m finally republishing these books. The interiors are cleaned up, with another editing pass & they are rebuilt to optimize for online reading. The Guardsman is a story about the distant future, a little bit of intrigue,Continue reading “The Guardsman”

A New Day

Good morning, It is a new day for Douglas Franklin. We are starting this blog to combine and collate thoughts on various projects relating to my literary addiction. The plan is to post about once a week. That will probably be insufficient; I consistently tell people that we need to ‘aim for the moon, becauseContinue reading “A New Day”