My New Children’s Book

I met with my editor on Friday, and these were the take-a-way notes for my newest children’s book: The words “lube” and “chipmunk” should not appear in the same sentence, let alone as the opening line from Chapter 1. The local spelling bee you described in Chapter 2 should not end with Charlie Sheen bludgeoning… Read more »


This week, WikiLeaks released a cluster of documents relating to the CIA and their methods of operation. The news media was especially enamored by the electronic eavesdropping portion of the documents. Not to get off track here, but this is how we know the Obama administration didn’t spy on Donald Trump – no one in… Read more »

Who was D.B. Cooper?

One afternoon a day before Thanksgiving in 1971, a guy calling himself Dan Cooper (the media mistakenly called him D.B. Cooper) boarded Northwest Airlines flight #305 in Portland bound for Seattle. He was wearing a dark suit and a black tie and was described as a business-executive type. While in the air, he opened his brief… Read more »

An old conversation

It was an unusually warm summer afternoon in Jerusalem 3000 years ago. Mort, Sayid, and John had just finished playing racquetball and were sitting around the bar drinking Baoji wine. After a few minutes of guy talk, mostly about the new dresses that were showing much more ankle this year, Mort commented on the growing… Read more »

  • Cecil The Lion

    The internet has been buzzing for the past week or so about Walter Palmer, the American dentist who traveled to Zimbabwe and killed a lion. Actually, he didn’t so much kill it as hunt it down illegally, wound it, and let it suffer for another day before finally taking its life along with a few… Read more »

  • Talent

    So this week I spent about four days working on a programming issue for a customer. I was totally stuck on how to program a specific feature. Now, I’m a pretty good programmer; I’m probably ten times better than most of the programmers who do what I do. But after a few more days of… Read more »

  • More Accolades For My Website

       Wow. It’s been a heck of a weekend so far. I got lots of email and lots of new comments. And just look at these celebrity accolades: **of course they’re not real!   “Is this website created in Mexico? Is it here legally? I think it’s responsible for a lot of crime.” – Donald… Read more »

  • Cosmetics

    My wife subscribes to a website called Birchbox that carries beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products. She loves it. She usually waits on the curb for the mailman to deliver her package each month. It’s kinda funny to see her out there in a lawn chair, with a Starbucks in one hand and a cell phone… Read more »

  • Pick Up Lines For Women

    The other day at work, my friend and I were talking about the fact that as middle aged men, women don’t flirt with us anymore. It seems that women our age are either married or dead. And the younger girls don’t flirt with the old guys- unless it’s Johnny Depp or Bob Barker. Things are… Read more »

  • Bulova Accutron Spaceview

    I have a nasty habit. Ok. I have two nasty habits. But the one I’m concerned about right now is my watch collecting. I like watches. I like buying watches. I like buying watches when I have the money to pay for them. My newest, soon to be addition is the Bulova Accutron Spaceview pictured… Read more »

  • Website Improvements

    Hi everyone, Believe it or not,  my book is almost ready for publication. For the past few weeks, I have been doing all of the support items that need to be done before the book hits the streets. One of the things I did was update the look and feel of my website and blog…. Read more »

  • More News From The Great State of Alabama

    A Madison, Alabama police officer has been charged with the third-degree assault of Sureshbhai Patel, a 57-year-old Indian man who remains partially paralyzed after police slammed him to the ground last week, even though no crime had been committed at the time. Of course it’s Alabama. My first two guesses would have been Florida and… Read more »

  • Bewitched Television Show Script

    Below is a scene from an unproduced Bewitched episode. Enjoy.    EXT-STEPHEN’S HOUSE-DAY A car pulls up in front of the Stephen’s home. LARRY TATE, Darren’s boss, is driving. Darren hops out of the passenger side with his briefcase. He leans back in through the passenger window and kisses Larry passionately. DARREN See you tomorrow,… Read more »

  • The Sony Hack

    I’m not going to talk about the computer side of the Sony situation at all. Instead, I’m going to talk about the decision to make the movie in the first place. How in the world did a movie about assassinating the real leader, of a real country, in the present time, actually get a green… Read more »