Monthly Archives: December 2013

Do We Really Need A New Year?

As we’re getting to the end of 2013 here, I want everyone to think about something…do we really need a new year? The time to think about this is now. If we hold off, it will be 2014 and it’ll … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Explain The Elf On A Shelf Thing To Me

I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about something called the elf on a shelf recently. I have no idea what this is. However, I do know that I do not want to know. Do not explain what the … Continue reading

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What Is My Deal With Margaret Thatcher?

As I mentioned previously, my story “Kidnapping with Margaret Thatcher” is now available in Rooster Republic Press‘s flagship bizarro anthology Tall Tales with Short Cocks vol. 4 (on kindle, the print edition should be coming soon). I’m not going to tell you about the … Continue reading

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I’m Not As Smart As I Think I Am

I sometimes think I’m smart. People sometimes act like I’m smart. Sometimes, I end up believing this myself. However, then something happens that makes me realize that I’m not as smart as I think I am. For instance, I co-edit … Continue reading

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Possible Solutions For The Amazon Wage Dispute

I’ve been hearing that Amazon workers (mostly those in Germany but apparently in other areas as well) are upset about the wages that Amazon provides. In short, they want more and Amazon doesn’t want to give them that. Impasse? Not … Continue reading

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What Do You Write?

I go to a lot of readings. Since I have Tattered Cover here in town, there’s a ton of authors that I get a chance to go and see. Usually, I try to hit at least one event a month. … Continue reading

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Can An Inside Joke Work In A Story?

I’ve wondered on several occasions whether or not an inside joke can work in a story. I worry about this sometimes, because sometimes my best stuff comes from inside jokes. It’s a shame to waste a good idea, but it … Continue reading

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Wait…There Is A Book I Didn’t Finish And Never Came Back To

People are always talking about books they didn’t finish and never got back to. People have asked me about this, and usually I tell them that I can’t think of any. There were several that took me one or more … Continue reading

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Oscar Makes It Harder To Go To Work

My new cat is making it harder to go to work in the mornings. Going to work in the mornings is hard enough. Oscar is making it that much harder. A month ago, my wife and I decided to adopt … Continue reading

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The Revenge Of The Scammed Clarification: James Reed Is Not James Reed

I’d like to make a little clarification about The Revenge of the Scammed anthology (which I’m hoping I get a story into) and the fundraiser that goes along with it (which you should check out if you haven’t contributed already). … Continue reading

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