Monthly Archives: June 2014

How to become a schizophrenic with one reading app

I never in my life ever expected humanity’s ever-increasing appetite for acceleration to come to the point that the very act of reading would become a veritable Asperger’s simulation chamber. But it’s happened. Don’t believe it?  Peep this app: I … Continue reading

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In which I blatantly use an accordion-player’s cheekiness for my own pathetic attempt at self-promotion.

Some thirty-five years ago, my father and I were watching some telethon in which Sammy  Davis Jr. was involved.  There he stood, in a tuxedo and hand-held mic, casually making small talk after a song.  He then mentioned that his … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire. Because of that, I’m changing my life.

If the 1981 movie Stripes wasn’t enough of an inspirational front-load for my own military service, it also serves as one of the most memorable scenes in what I would call a “Johnny Paycheck Vaporlock.” Bill Murray’s character, John Winger, … Continue reading

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McCloud River redux and horse hair leaders

One of the coolest things about having taken up Tenkara as a fly-fishing fascination was—its minimalist underpinning allows for a little more creative latitude. By this I mean that the creative side of fly-fishing is usually confined to the tying … Continue reading

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Technological Ground Hog Day

The other day my friend sends me a YouTube clip of comedian Lewis Black. Mr. Black was peeling forth about what he was calling “the end of the universe.” His point of departure being, that he walked out of a … Continue reading

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Derailed By The McCloud River

Well,you know what they say: “The best laid plans . . . ” Every year I manage to find myself scurrying along the banks of the McCloud River for vacation.  This happens to be the week that we are doing … Continue reading

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My pathetic need for tactile comfort (on designing a book cover)

It seems I am gaining followers here every single day. This invokes an immediate reflex to check out exactly who is following. The numbers of followers who are already published authors, have a book in the hopper—or both—is staggering. And … Continue reading

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