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Raiders Of The Lost AARP

Harrison Ford has been in the news quite a bit lately. Not only has he signed on for the next Indiana Jones movie, but he will also reprise the role of Han Solo in the newly announced Star Wars reboot. The Star Wars movie sounds great as long as the Han Solo character is age… Read more »

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The Twilight Zone Mystic Seer

Nick of Time – One of the best episodes of the original Twilight Zone, it starred William Shatner and Patricia Breslin as a married couple who discover a fortune telling machine that seems to predict the future. Written by Richard Matheson, the Shatner character becomes obsessed with the machine and can’t make a decision without… Read more »

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Making The Cut

This week I did not have a lot of time to write my blog – I’ve been incredibly busy cleaning up and revising my book so I can send it out at the end of the month. But never fear, the crap-fest continues.  I have included snippets from my book that did NOT make the… Read more »

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Check out time

I’m standing in line last Saturday morning at the market, and it’s not very busy…a few people ahead of me in the checkout line. As usual I’m not really paying any attention; I’m just swinging my basket of goods back and forth and watching the girl in the sports bra down on her knees looking… Read more »

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Original Movie Dialog

Writing dialog is an art. The spoken word you hear on the big screen is the result of several read-throughs and multiple rewrites -the final product is flawless. So let’s take a peek behind the finished product and see your favorite lines before they’ve been cleaned up, improved or cut altogether….   “Well Igor, I… Read more »

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From China With Love

Last month the longest high-speed train in the world began operation. Traveling at 180 mph, the current 1400 mile route will now take 8 hours rather than 20. * Do you know where it’s located? It’s in China. China’s economy runs on the rail, and the government there does everything it can to constantly improve… Read more »

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Steampunk Keyboard

Steampunk is an alternate reality where the Victorian era has continued to flourish. In the same way electricity shaped the modern world, steampunk imagines the world based on steam power. Steampunk culture includes futuristic innovations as people of the Victorian era might have envisioned them, or modern technology reimagined and recreated for the Victorian age…. Read more »

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Marshmallow gun 2

Wow. I write a little blurb about building a marshmallow gun and I end up with more email than any blog post before it. Most of the emails came from kids that wanted to know more about building the gun, but I also received four emails from fathers who wanted to build them with/for their… Read more »

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Drill Me!

If you didn’t catch your local news last week, you probably missed out on the best story of 2012 – a male dentist was allowed to fire his female assistant because he was afraid he might one day have an affair with her. Yeah. You read that right. The Iowa State Supreme Court upheld a… Read more »

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My Journal – 12/21/12

As the world is ending today, I decided to post my final blog. Click on the journal pages below: