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Mike Befeler · 1d ago

Memory As We Get Older

In my Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery Series, the protagonist, Paul Jacobson, has short-term memory loss. In his case, it’s not Alzheimer’s but vascular dementia due to a number of small st...
Mike Befeler · 1W ago

Let's Hear It for Independent Book Stores

I’ve had the pleasure of doing book events at a number of independent book stores in Southern California since we moved here two years ago. By favorites include Gatsby Books in Long Beach, B...
Mike Befeler · 2W ago

My Writing Journey

Sixteen years ago in 2001, I made the decision that I wanted to retire into writing. I began by taking writing courses at the University of Colorado (we lived in Boulder, CO, at the time and...
Mike Befeler · 3W ago

Different Points of View

With all the polarization in our country today, it’s interesting to see how the NFL protests are reported by CNN and Fox News. Both news networks have commentators providing different viewpo...
Mike Befeler · 4W ago

I'm a Pain in the Back

Have any of you suffered from lower back pain? I’ve been a pain in my own back for the last week. When I was younger, occasionally I pulled a muscle while playing sports, but there was an ev...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Lessons from Two-Year-Olds at a Playground

I’ve learned a lot lately when taking our two-year-old grandson to the playground. We’re fortunate in Lakewood, CA, where we live to have a number of excellent playgrounds for little kids. O...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Trumpeteers

Who's the leader of the gang,That's made not for you but me?D-O-N-A-L-D  T-R-you-M-P!Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!Immigrants are unwelcome as can be,D-O-N-A-L-D  T-R-you-M-P!Donald Trump! M...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Launch of a New Novel

My latest mystery novel, Death of a Scam Artist, was released by Encircle Publications two weeks ago. In preparation I had a postcard produced that showed the cover of the book on one side w...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Independent Book Stores

Let’s hear it for independent book stores. As a writer and reader, I’m glad to have an independent book store near where I live. When a new book comes out, I hold a signing and give a prese...
Mike Befeler · 2M ago

The World Situation

In high school, one of my favorite singing groups was the Kingston Trio. Here's an updated version of words for their song, The Merry Minuet: They're rioting in CharlottesvilleThere’s strife...