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That Moment When You Realize 2016 Isn’t a Complete Dumpster Fire

The world, according to my social media timeline, is on the brink of The End of Days, politically, socially — hell, even the Girl Scouts announced a partnership with a cereal company to produce a thin mint flavored breakfast flakes. The Mayan’s were right, they just missed the date by a year or so. There […]

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Want to Time Travel? Go To Prison

I’ve been playing with an idea for a new book and it involves – wait for it – time travel. Not like the H. G. Wells, Time Machine kind of time travel. There is not fanciful device to dial up the year and zap you to the exact time and place of your choosing. The story I’m noodling […]

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#Whose Lives Matter?

#Whose Lives Matter? That debate seems to drive blood pressure and rhetoric from every corner. And, frankly, I’m sick of it. #BlackLivesMatter, #WhiteLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter… This isn’t about that past, or transgressions. This is about now. None of us is a special little snowflake. We all matter, or nobody matters.

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Where is My Reset Button?

Ever have one of those weeks when the tiny little CPU inside your skull starts to vibrate from the overload? I swear I smell something burning.  While I uncoil a paperclip and jab the pointy end in my eyeball, let me explain how I got here. Everything demands attention, this very minute.  Do this!  Make that! […]