If you’ve been visiting here long, or enjoyed Orchids Ablaze, then you likely know that I believe families are important. Whether you love them, hate them, just met them, or wish you never had, they are still important. They are a connection, for better or worse.

I’m fortunate to have a family that I love and that put up with me. I’m so fortunate that I’ve found other families that have adopted me and put up with my idiosyncrasies. I took a long Memorial Day holiday as an opportunity to spend time with them. That means I’m behind on posting here for you. I’m also behind in writing on the next book.

Not just because of Memorial Day, but that’s a story for a different post.

This post is about how much I greatly appreciate the time you elect to spend here on the site and reading my offerings. I’ll get back on track, but the time I spend with my families and the lessons they teach me are memories I’ll be glad to have made in the years to come. And the family characters and their memories will end up in the tales I spin, one way or the other.

To everyone in my families that has sacrificed so that I can do what I do how I want to do it: I will always be in your debt and it will not be forgotten.

I hope that you, gentle readers, made good memories and remembered good people over your Memorial Day holiday.


Written by D. D. Wolf

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I'm on my 5th or 6th career depending on how you count them, but ideally this one will be my last with the kind help of our readers. I've traveled to several states across the U.S., but the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina will always be where I'm most comfortable. I've been an avid reader of comics for more years than I'm going to mention, but I return time after time to the old pulps. Obviously the Doc Savage books have been a tremendous influence. There's just something about seeing and hearing those characters in your mind's eye, just the way YOU, as the reader, think they should be.. I've been writing poems, lyrics and stories of varying quality since I was in my teens, which means most of my archives are on paper in three-ring binders! I've been creating characters in various RPG systems for at least that long. I've always thought characters made the story: good characters can live on through story after story. It wasn't until the last 6 or 7 years that I felt I could write characters well enough to be engaging. You'll have to let me know how I'm doing.

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