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 »

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 »

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 »

  • 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 »

  • On The Origin of Species

    As my book is nearly complete, I decided to share some of my favorite reading material with you, my blog readers. Today I have a short excerpt from On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. I’m hoping after you read a few pages, you too might decide to read the entire book for yourself…. Read more »

  • IT Degree

    This week I received an email asking me for advice. Yeah! Me! Advice! Oddly, it was not advice on clown porn or medical marijuana. It was actually an email asking me about a college degree in Computer Science: …Is it worth my while to pursue a computer science degree? People are telling me it is… Read more »

  • IBM P70

    This weekend, I was lucky enough to find an IBM P70 for a real cheap price. It’s not a working model, but I am pretty sure I can get it running before the end of the year. The P70 was IBM’s first portable computer. Well actually, the first portable IBM computer was the 5155, but… Read more »

  • Philco Predicta Restoration

    I saw a 1959 Philco Predicta Pedestal on eBay and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I had to have it. The only problem – it was selling for about $1500, and I didn’t really need it THAT badly. On the other hand, I figured if I could pick up a used or non-working… Read more »