Forgotten Fortune

Today I started writing my second novel, Forgotten Fortune (book two of my Timelink trilogy). I spent about two months doing the online research required, and I did it from a specific browser- one used only for book research. I did this because when I’m done, I can look back at all the keywords I… Read more »

Future Fortune released

This weekend, my new book, Future Fortune, is free to download for the Kindle. You can go to Amazon now and download it at no charge. It’s a lot cheaper than Ambien. So why make it free? Well, when you’re a nobody author, you need to garner as many reviews as quickly as possible when… Read more »


Many years ago, my favorite arcade game was Elevator Action. It’s a pretty simple game. You land on the roof of a building and make your way down to the basement where your escape car is waiting. On each floor along the way, you have to defeat bad guys, and make occasional stops to pick up… Read more »

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 California DMV

While researching information for a DMV project I was working on, I came an interesting fact about the California DMV. If you don’t speak English and live in California (Austrian former governors are exempt), you can still take the written driver license exam. It’s available in other languages: Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, French,… Read more »

  • Cosmetics 2

    A few weeks ago, I posted a blog entry about cosmetics and all the wonderfully disgusting things that go into making them. There was one bright spot though- I mentioned a website called Naturally Betsy, that makes face and body care products from all-natural ingredients. I received quite a few comments and emails about the… Read more »

  • The Republican Debate 2015

    So I watched the Republican debate, or as I called it, the Republican clown car convention. I watched all of the crazies come out and beg for the presidential nomination. Let’s just say the candidates belong on the island of misfit toys. Donald Trump. He’s obviously the Captain of the clown car. He’s insane. I… 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 »