Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Well, the unabated ferocious winds we've been having destroyed the Christmas tree in my front yard. Well, they knocked it over and some of the lights got busted.  I put it back up and watered it and put new lights on it. Mother nature vandalized my display.  

Monday, December 11, 2017

True Review

It's always nice when a good review come out for your book.  True Review  just released a review of Legends of the Dragon Cowboys.  The link below will take you to it:

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Two Devils

My first weird western novel was The Two Devils.  It even got a good review in the Denver Post and a few other places.  I have four still new copies of it that I'm offering while they last or until Christmas for $2.00 each plus shipping. This a print book, brand new. One hell of a deal. It's on Amazon Marketplace. Just go to Amazon and type in The Two Devils by David B. Riley.

This is the debut of my Miles O'Malley character and his horse, Paul. He gets into all sorts of trouble as he deals with the evil Mayan god, Ah Puch, the regular devil, and a few sexy fallen angels as well.

This book is no longer in print. You will never again see this offer.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Caught  a list of cancelled TV shows the other day. Boy am I out of it. I'd only seen one of these shows. The others, not once did I watch any of them. Apparently I was not alone.  The one show I'd seen was Emerald City.  I really liked it.  It was a little different take on the Wizard of Oz.  I really liked it, but apparently no one else did.  Like I said, I must be really out of it. 

Friday, December 8, 2017


The desert isn't known for heavy wind. This certainly isn't the open plains or Texas.  Yet wind is what we've got and lots of it.  I've had to reinforce my young trees in my yard to keep them from being destroyed from repeated high winds.  It's awful.  If climate change is a hoax, that hoax is doing a pretty good imitation of the real deal in my back yard.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Let There Be Light, Part 2

Now the one trend in holiday lighting I can't seem to get around is these projector lights.  I you haven't seen one, they're a projector you put in your yard and it shines light on your house. You can have pink polka dots or just about anything you want.  I think these houses that use them look hideous.  This is a new trend I can certainly do without.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Let there be light

In my gated community neighbors have been putting up their Christmas lights.  I myself have a tree in my front yard lit up.  Some of my neighbors have very elaborate displays.  I've always loved Christmas lights, although I think some houses get over done.  But, if you think about it, it's a weird idea.  I've tried to learn the origin of the practice and it's come up a dead end.  The Christmas tree indoor is rooted in Germany as best as I can tell, where they decorated the tanenbaum for the holidays.  That tradition migrated to England in the mid 1800s and from there to America.

But I can't quite figure out where the idea of decorating houses with lights originated. If I figure it out, I will share it here.  I guess the thing to do is enjoy the holiday displays and not worry about their origin too much. Snoopy won first place when he decorated his dog house.  Good grief.  Maybe I'll even start to like icicle lights. Nah.