Update on my Novel

My 71,000 word mystery/crime novel has been making the rounds of book agents and Indie publishers. It has been rejected by four agents and one Indie publisher. I will review it to see if after not looking at it for a couple of months things look different. Maybe I can improve it.  I may consider […]

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How to tell if a man’s shirt is ready for the laundry.

Men have a sophisticated system when it comes to their clothing. If a man wears a shirt for just one hour, he doesn’t want to toss it in the clothes hamper. I mean, it is practically clean! One hour worn! Men apply this same highly developed system to all levels of clothing cleanliness. Women on […]

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Oreo Cookie Hell!

What the holy living beaver hell has happened to Oreo cookies!?  I have not purchased Oreos in some time. Maybe years. That is because I am a fat man trying to not be fatter. I have been trying to lose thirty pounds for the last thirty years. Anyway, once in a blue full May moon […]

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The Things We Treasure

What is it with the things we save, the oddball items we somehow treasure? 1970. Miami Central High School. My senior year. My favorite teacher was my English teacher, Mrs. Barbara Jean Turner. She was a brand new teacher, one of the best, and actually only about five or six years older than I was […]

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Country Driving

I currently live in a very small, isolated town in Florida that is about two hours from the nearest real city. Driving here is more of a challenge for me than when I drove through Miami traffic. Sure, there were the occasional gun shots and fender benders in Miami, but the patterns were predictable, and […]

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Fourteen Steps to Avoid a Speeding Ticket when Stopped.

Most people don’t get pulled over by the police for speeding very often. But sometimes it happens. I have a system that dramatically improves your chances of receiving a warning instead of a ticket. Granted, not speeding is really the first thing you can do. Then again, there are speed traps where the limit goes […]

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Reigning in my Arrogance

I have worked for several decades, at over a dozen jobs, where the one thing in common was that I was in charge. I seem to always know how to accomplish things better than most people. Not being capable of keeping my mouth shut, I was almost always put in charge eventually. Even today, I […]

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If Automotive Repairs Mirrored Medical Care

What if your automobile mechanic operated like medical care? Hmm…I am imagining several possible situations…. Mechanic: Sir, your battery is weak. So we duct taped a second battery to the outside of your front fender and ran wires to your engine. Customer: What? Can’t you fix the battery? Mechanic: No, this is our best option. […]

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