Life's Attic has just been reviewed by Midwest Book Review. Yay! They review less than a third of submitted titles, so I'm very excited that they chose to review mine. Established in 1976, the Midwest Book Review publishes a … Continue reading the story "Midwest Book Review Recommends Life’s Attic"
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I am very pleased to announce that Life's Attic has now been released. Yay! Please visit the Life's Attic page of this site for full details, including how to get an autographed copy. Gee, that sounds so immodest and weird to say, but it is a request I received from some of those who obtained advance copies, so my pen is ready. I … Continue reading the story "Life’s Attic is Now Available!"
My novel, Life's Attic, is being typeset as I speak (or type), and the cover art is being finalized as well. There have been more steps to this whole book writing/publishing process than I ever would have thought. But it's all fascinating to me, even though each part seems to take ten times longer than I think it should. Hopefully that will make it all … Continue reading the story "Publishing of Life’s Attic Getting Closer"
One of the great things about kids and animals are there automatic and uninhibited reactions to things. I think that’s one of the reasons we love watching animals and little kids enjoy the world. And hopefully it’s not just vicariously enjoying their silly fun, but making it our own as well, remembering how fun it … Continue reading the story "Printer Use According to Marcus the Cat"
Ready for another animal friends video? This one features another unexpected pairing – a cat and a rat. There's a couple of rats actually, but one seems particularly affectionate and intrigued by this feline. In all fairness, Ranj the rat seems to be rather more interested in Peanut the cat, than the other … Continue reading the story "Rat and Cat – Kiss and Hug"
The following joke/scenario thing reminds me of an earlier forward I wrote about which contrasted life in prison and a nursing home. It also brings to mind the old chestnut, “the truest words are spoken in jest.” Underneath so many of these little comedy bits are some pretty apt observations and commentaries. … Continue reading the story "Forget Jail, Forget Nursing Homes, Take a Cruise"
Sometimes you get an email forward that you just can’t resist sharing. "Jail vs Nursing Home" has the benefit of being both funny, and also contributing a great social commentary on some rather skewed priorities. I suppose in all fairness, the rights and treatment of these two segments of the population have … Continue reading the story "Jail Versus Nursing Home – Time To Swap?"
Talk about inflation, sort of. A five dollar bill in 1910 is now worth between $50,000 and $100,000. But not just any five dollar bill will do. It has to be the very first one ever issued by the Bank of Vancouver, which only operated from 1910 to 1914. … Continue reading the story "$5 Bill – Worth $50,000 To $100,000 – Going to Auction"
Talk about extremes. A couple of weeks or so ago I was talking about the dear little penny. Well, about as far away from that as you can get is the million dollar coin. Yep, turns out the Royal Canadian Mint made five of these gigantic coins in May … Continue reading the story "$1 Million Coin – Worth $4 Million – Going to Auction"
Not that I want to put my head in the sand, hide from view of the damage caused by human arrogance and denial, (BP anyone?), but perhaps a dip or two into the sand is allowed. Part of what makes the ongoing insanity in the Gulf of Mexico even more sickening and painful is exactly what also makes our world so beautiful. The thought … Continue reading the story "BP Cartoon Break"