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 »

The Dark Web

As a computer guy, I have worked with two companies who were victims of hacking. In both cases, I was a member of the rebuild team. We helped fix the damage and make sure it didn’t happen again. As soon as people hear the word hacking, the first question I’m always asked is “do you… 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 »

  • New Year’s Resolutions 2014


  • Statistics

    This year, I decided to really focus on becoming a full time writer. One of the things that is absolutely essential to a writer these days, is a website and Facebook. For me, Facebook is out. I’ve been a programmer for many years, and the idea of filling a Facebook page with personal information is… Read more »

  • The Afterlife

    The other day I was asked for my opinion on “existence”. Yeah. I couldn’t believe it either. My idea of deep thinking is deciding what flavor ice cream I should buy before sitting down in front of the TV and smoking a bowl. Ok. I’m exaggerating. I have been trying to curb the smoking as… Read more »

  • Which would you rather?

    Become Captain Kirk OR Captain Picard? Speak all foreign languages fluently OR be able to speak to all animals? Get into a fist fight with Justin Bieber OR a hair pulling fight with Kim Kardashian? A date with Jennifer Lawrence/Ryan Gosling OR free food for your family for a year? Travel into the future OR… Read more »

  • Mike Brady – Architect

    It’s probably 40 years too late, but I would like to take a minute to honor the greatest architect of the 20th century – Mike Brady. No comprehensive list of modern and influential architects could ever be fully complete without extolling the amazing gifts and talents of Mike Brady. The astounding feat that Mike was… Read more »

  • The ObamaCare Website

    The rollout of the ObamaCare website was a complete joke. You’d think for $500 million dollars the site would at least handle more than 200 people at a time. It didn’t. You’d think the website would be well-organized. It wasn’t. You’d think that you could compare prices without typing in your life story. You can’t… Read more »

  • The Dog

    With hatred for Congress at an all time high, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time when a politician was looked upon with admiration, but such was the case of George Graham Vest, a lawyer by trade, who served as a Missouri Congressman, Confederate Congressman, and US Senator in the latter part of… Read more »

  • Add A Word, Ruin A Movie

    One of my favorite ways to waste time online… It’s a pretty simple premise – add a word to a movie title and totally destroy the movie. Here are a few of my favorites: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Betty Disney’s The Exorcist Martin Lawrence of Arabia Annie Hall Monitor Oakland Raiders of… Read more »

  • Men at Work?

    At this point in time, is there anyone who doesn’t believe the only reason the Republicans are so uncooperative and so unhappy with this President, is because he’s black? Can you imagine Republicans asking to see a white candidate’s birth certificate? Booing him during speeches? Sticking a finger in his face like Arizona Governor Jan… Read more »

  • Paperless

    So where is this paperless office I have been hearing about for the past 20 years? All the “experts” and “people in the know” said paper would be gone by 2010. So what happened? I’m part of the digital industry. I help people move from paper documents to digital documents. I build office workflows that… Read more »