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Marshmallow gun 1

This  week, I spent the majority of my time working on the final rewrite for my book. During my writing breaks, I decided to try my hand at building a marshmallow gun – I figured I could whip something together in a few days. A marshmallow gun is basically a gun built from PVC pipe… Read more »

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The End Is Near

No, I’m not talking about the Zombie Apocalypse or the Mayan end of days (December 21); I’m talking about my first book. I spent the entire week working on the final revision, and probably have a month or so to go. It’s actually shaping up to be pretty good. Once I complete this final revision,… Read more »

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Black Friday Bingo

Welcome to Steve’s Casino and Grill. Why not try your hand at some Black Friday Bingo? Click Bingo card to enlarge.    

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November 22, 1963, Part 2

I decided to do a second part to my previous post and talk a little bit about Lee Harvey Oswald.  I watched last week as a memorial was erected in Texas to the police officer who died at the same time as President Kennedy, JD Tippit, and I was really appalled to see that the… Read more »

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November 22, 1963, Part 1

There have always been conspiracy theories. Sometimes the general public can’t accept that bad things happen for no reason or just happen randomly. Almost 50 years ago, the Warren Commission found that a lone gunman killed President Kennedy; that the assassin was a Communist and he acted alone. Since then, evidence has been piling up… Read more »

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Words

As an eBay addict, I have a lot of items on my eBay wish list. Whenever one of these items becomes available, I receive an email notification. The other day, I received nine emails for the same rare item. Nine emails for a rare item? Have people forgotten the word rare isn’t just how you… Read more »

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Candyman! Candyman! Candyman!

As I sat down to write this blog, I wondered if I should be writing about the upcoming presidential elections or about Halloween. Although Mitt Romney is certainly as frightening as any character from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, I was able to come up with an angle that will allow me to write about… Read more »

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Bureaucracy

Bureaucrat  bu•reau•crat / noun: a person who runs a company and steadfastly adheres to the rules and regulations without question or deviation. ———- A few weeks ago there was a fire in Detroit. No, there were no NBA playoffs going on. It was a good old fashioned, real-life fire. The fire department and paramedics showed… Read more »

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Sick Day

So you woke up sick today. No, the real kind of sick. Not the I just came home from a rave with blurred vision, profuse sweating, sore butt, and a dollar bill pinned to my collar. No. I’m talking about a legitimate cold or a genuine case of the flu. It’s 4 AM, and work… Read more »

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The T-shirt Contest

So last week I was surfing one of my favorite websites, The Chive, when I noticed a banner announcing a new t-shirt design contest. Now even though I am technically a writer, I am pretty good with Photoshop, so I decided to give graphic artistry a try. I looked at the t-shirts for sale in… Read more »