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Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 4h ago

Saying Goodbye to a Friend – May 23rd, 2017

I’m temporarily grounded as my brakes in the car have decided not to operate as they should. This meant on Tuesday I needed a ride to a memorial service for a friend. Maxine Thomas was kind ...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 1d ago

Book: ‘Tempted to Love’ by Barbara Cartland – May 22nd, 2017

Tempted to Love by Barbara Cartland My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve seen Barbara Cartland paperback novels all of my life. I’ve always loved the covers, but just not picked on up. As I picked t...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 2d ago

On the Road – Political Bar b Q, Suwannee River, live Oak & artwork done!-May 20th, 2017

Saturday was another tiring & Very hot day. Started at a Florida political rally with lots of local bar b cue & vegetables in North Florida. The event being near springs, I headed over to vi...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 1d ago

Book: ‘Magnificent Destiny’ by Paul Wellman – May 21st, 2017

Magnificent Destiny: A Novel About the Great Secret Adventure of Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston by Paul I. Wellman My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a long and thorough sprawling book of Andre...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 5d ago

On the road in Orlando with many friends! – May 17th, 2017

Started the day with an early morning run to the monthly Orlando Remembered meeting at the Orange County Regional History Center. From there I slipped over to Beefy King and got together wit...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 1W ago

On the road in Kissimmee! – May 11th, 2017

Powerful day Thursday as I visited Kissimmee, Florida, and did some exploring I haven’t done in years. Started off meeting with my old friend, Shawn Anderson, visiting from Minnesota, in His...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 2W ago

Book: ‘Brotherhood of the Gun’ by William W. Johnstone – May 3rd, 2017

Brotherhood of the Gun by William W. Johnstone My rating: 4 of 5 stars This entry in the johnstone Clan stable of westerns is above most. The story of hunting down slavers sends the two main...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 3W ago

Book:’Blood Bond’ by William W. Johnstone – May 2nd, 2017

Blood Bond by William W. Johnstone My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another retelling of the story of Custer. This time with the Johnstone Clan’s first part of the Blood Blonde series. It’s pretty ac...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 3W ago

My newest life coaching caricature! You can get one, too! – April 26th, 2017

I did this for Fred who crossed the 80 mark last Saturday. I also entertained at the party in his honor in Safety Harbor, Florida.   Would you like to get or give an illustration like this f...
Rob Smith, Jr. Blog · 1M ago

Book: ‘A Guilty Thing Surprised’ by Ruth Rendell by April 19th, 2017

A Guilty Thing Surprised by Ruth Rendell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Rendell’s ‘A Guilty Thing Surprised’ begins as a very good mystery but ends with a thud. Rendell sets up the story in a secti...