Halloween Pumpkins Are Working Overtime

Just a super-quick post today, for my comrade-in-arms and fellow-blogger Jim “Suldog” Sullivan, who reports: “Christmas items have already been spotted on store shelves in the Boston area. GRRRRRRRR… THANKSGIVING COMES FIRST!” (Exclamation point added.) So I thought he’d really appreciate this photo, for which I actually searched Flickr with especially him in mind. (And […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-10-18

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. NOTE: I’ve been light on the posts, because I’m working feverishly on the next novel, Ardor Point #2… which I need to come up with a proper name for. Currently, the two top contenders are A Reason to Live and Finding Light. Race Relations on the Internet […]

The Story of the World

In the beginning, there was primordial ooze. And the ooze turned into life. And the life developed, and was fruitful and multiplied. The world changed. Great dinosaurs ruled the Earth, along with a plethora of diverse species of reptiles and other creatures. Until a great meteor impacted the surface of the earth, throwing shards of […]

I So Suck (and 3,000 naked people)

I suck at a lot of things. For example, keeping a schedule. Or finishing what I’ve started. For example, I started this post last June, with the deeply insightful sentence, “foo bar baz qux quux.” It’s taken me that long to get from there to this point. So… I originally had no idea what to […]

The Man With the Scary Scissors

I think this is the last Dave Ramsey story I’ll tell for a little while. (Or at least the last big one.) But I have to at least tell this one, because I’ve already told it to several friends, several times, and it’s turned out to be a hoot. Dave Ramsey is famous for cutting […]

No Surprises, Until…

I just received the funniest credit-card offer ever! Ever since my Beloved got us a membership in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, I’ve been listening to him way too much. And proof that I’m listening to him way too much is that I’m starting to think of jokes that he might make. And I also […]

Just When You Think You Might Not Be So Out of Touch…

… someone throws you a reminder. The AARP has tried this before, but now they’re getting desperate. They’ve sent me letters inviting me to join their organization. Some mailing-list marketer probably got the idea that since I’m no longer employed by an idiot in an office somewhere, I must have retired. I’m neither old enough […]

Ideas Having Sex

John Stossel recently published a short piece in The Freeman about ideas having sex. This naturally explains the most lucrative business sector ever seen on the Internet: idea porn. So, when I shared this article on Facebook, and fellow fiction blogger and Star Trek fan Neil Shurley re-shared it, I thought of that Star Trek: […]

Accident (and a cute Jewish joke)

Had you seen me a week ago Tuesday morning, you might have thought I had peed my pants, because I had an accident. The kind of accident that involves a car. And bottled water. I was driving down the highway, when I decided to open my bottle. Stupid, yeah, I know. But My Firstborn was […]

Bazooka Nanny: A Political Satire

Now that the presidential election season is upon us, and the political promises are already flowing like diarrhea— from the Greek dia, meaning “through,” and rhea, “the back of the head.” (That’s a joke, by the way, in case your sense of political humor is deficient, like so many politicians— And there I go again.) […]