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Hidden Danger

Posted on March 28, 2015 by in Real Life | No Comments

I turned the broiler off. The element kept burning. A small chunk of the element remained orange with heat. I figured once power was removed, it would eventually cool and go out. It then brightened white hot and spit sparks like a sparkler.

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My Super Power – Yeah, Who Knew?

Posted on January 27, 2015 by in Humor | No Comments

I left the gym feeling euphoric, as if I had discovered an odd, previously unknown super power - villains beware. So I'm just saying, if you need help cracking a walnut, or squeezing out that last dab of toothpaste, or perhaps crushing an old junk car into a cube of scrap metal, you know who to call.

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Posted on December 24, 2014 by in General, Humor | No Comments

Twitter recently ran the hashtag #WorstDateIn5Words. I posted “The police recovered the body.” And the funny thing was, it was true.

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The Inspiration Behind My Latest Novel

Posted on December 11, 2014 by in Zombie-saurus Rex | No Comments

A little about the inspiration for my latest book, Zombie-saurus Rex, due out on Amazon December 23rd, and available for preorder now. For a while, I lived with a teenage zombie. She was my daughter. My child is a very bright, funny, and attractive girl. And she has epilepsy, diagnosed when she was ten after having a seizure in our home. At [...]

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One Down, One To Go

Posted on November 21, 2014 by in Big News | No Comments

I hope my next event goes as well. Lisa and I will be at Couth Buzzard Books in Seattle on Saturday November 29th. The bookstore looks like the place to be. There’s coffee, espresso, things to nosh on, and occasionally live music. It’s one of those places a person can spend hours at; it so friendly and there’s so much to do.

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Bring Your Rotten Tomatoes

Posted on November 14, 2014 by in Big News | No Comments

I’ve always hoped to have the opportunity to meet readers. And I finally get my chance. Gulp. On November 19th at 6:30 PM, I am taking part in my first author’s panel at the Author Next Door event at the Stanwood Library, sponsored by great people of the Sno-Isle Library System. And if I’m going to do it once, why not double the pain [...]

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Worst Inventions Ever

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Humor | 1 Comment

Toilet seat covers; you’ve seen them in public restrooms everywhere. They’re usually in a box mounted on the wall over the toilet. The idea is that public toilets cater to hundreds if not thousands of fannies every week, stranger’s fannies of unknown pedigree.

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Where’s Waldo – uh, Souza

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in General | No Comments

I am so bad about blogging. For those who check in here once and a while to see what’s going on, I apologize and just want to say, you are the most patient and wonderful people in the world. So what have I been doing over the past few months that kept me so busy that I couldn’t take a few minutes to write a blog? First of all, I’m lazier [...]

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Major Announcement

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in Big News | No Comments

I am not dead, let’s start there. I’m just a horrible blogger, easily distracted, like a kitten by a laser beam. The good news is I’ve been writing up a storm. I’m on the ten-thousandth edit of a screenplay I’ll be pitching to producers in Hollywood at the end of the month. It’s based on a novel, Zombie-saurus Rex, I plan to complete [...]

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Something About Me You Don’t Know

Posted on October 16, 2012 by in Uncategorized | No Comments

Last night I watched the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His guest was J.K. Rowling. She was there to discuss her new book, The Casual Vacancy. While discussing the book, Ms. Rowling revealed that while she was writing Harry Potter, she was on welfare and one step from homelessness. Welfare saved her and she was grateful. And to show her gratitude, [...]

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