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 »

Who was D.B. Cooper?

One afternoon, a day before Thanksgiving in 1971, a guy calling himself Dan Cooper (the media mistakenly called him D.B. Cooper) boarded Northwest Airlines flight #305 in Portland bound for Seattle. He was wearing a dark suit and a black tie and was described as a business-executive type. While in the air, he opened his… 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 »

  • Alice

    This weekend I was very pleased to hear that American McGee’s version of Alice might be heading to the big screen. For those of you who have no idea who I’m talking about, American McGee is the name of a video game designer and programmer. He worked on many memorable games, but is probably best… Read more »

  • Firearms and Family Stores

    The NRA lobbyists are truly amazing. Every year, this small group of gun owners dictates gun policy for a nation of over 400 million. And while we point fingers at the federal government for the proliferation of guns and open carry legislation, it’s not entirely their fault. Big business should take some of the blame…. Read more »

  • Republicans Acting Badly

    The other night I was watching Real Time with Bill Maher and Bill told the story of Representative Scott DesJarlais, a pro-life, family values republican, who was recently reelected in Tennessee. That’s not the surprising part. The surprising part is he had an affair with a patient when he was practicing medicine, and then he… Read more »

  • Luke Skywalker Lightsaber – Star Wars Episode IV and V

    I was never a huge Star Wars fan. I had seen all six movies, but was more interested in the props and technology. I liked the look of the lightsaber, so I decided to build my own. I looked at the various lightsabers from the six movies, and decided to build Luke’s lightsaber from the… Read more »

  • Workplace Incompetence

    Did you ever wonder why your boss or the people above you are complete morons? Have you ever met someone higher than you on the corporate ladder who has no clue what’s going on and has no apparent skills, yet somehow managed to get himself into a position of power at your company? And how… Read more »

  • The Crusades – American style

    As today is Father’s Day, I didn’t have time to complete the usual rubbish that has become synonymous with my blog. “But I promise, next week it will be much longer, and you will SO enjoy it!” (Which oddly enough was a lie I used in college.) In the meantime, think about this little tidbit…… Read more »

  • The Model M Keyboard

    Have you ever taken a close look at your computer keyboard? Chances are, the one you’re using now is what’s referred to in the industry as a “disposal keyboard”, and probably costs less than $10 to produce. When you buy a computer today, it usually comes with a mouse and keyboard. Computer companies manufacture these… Read more »

  • Religious News #2

    Four Orthodox Jews go into a school for disabled children… No, it’s not the beginning to what could be a very funny joke, it’s actually pretty sad. It appears that four guys, one of them an Orthodox Rabbi, have been busy making New York state a much better place for young children – as long… Read more »

  • Too Many Projects

    Hi everyone, With the Memorial Day holiday and the three projects I was working on this weekend, I didn’t get around to publishing a blog entry yesterday. Sorry. But for one brief moment in time, the Internet had one less crappy blog entry to search for. I did manage to complete three new projects though,… Read more »

  • Cards Against Humanity

    I usually find things to obsess over about once a month, and this month it’s the card game, Cards Against Humanity. What is it exactly? Well here’s how their website describes it: Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is… Read more »