Category survival

A 12-Step Guide to Holiday Re-Gifting

‘Tis the season of giving! It is better to give than receive.  I think that’s how that goes.  I dug into my historical vaults to find the origins of this nobel sentiment.  Scholars debate the first time these words were spoken.  I found the true initial utterance of the phrase and it was not in […]

Adventures in Allergy Season

Ah, it’s that glorious time of year–the flowers bloom, trees leaf out, and the hillsides are awash in fresh green grass. All of these chamber of commerce postcard moments brought out the doomsday prepper in me over the past few weeks. They saw fresh flowers–I saw pollen. Townsfolk posted Facebook photos of newly leafed trees–I […]

BETRAYED: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and it isn’t by accident that Authors On the Air released their inaugural publication–a crime fiction anthology focused on the issue of personal violence and crime survivors–in October. All of the authors gifted their stories to the anthology and all proceeds are being donated to a non-profit community organization […]

Doomsday? Again?

Doomsday? Here we go again… I guess the secretive men in long black robes were bored and needed to conjure up new prophecies about the end of the world. I suppose they figured if they float one often enough, one of them is bound to come true.  Or, just true enough. In this year’s installment […]

Shut Up And Drive

Pardon me whilst I squeeze into my ranty pants. I don’t remember them being this tight. Ahem… This morning I had the occasion to venture out in public and join in the mass migration on the public thoroughfare. Interstate 5 is a sprawling mass of asphalt and cement, up to eight lanes wide at some points to […]

A Survivalist’s Guide To Writing

Survive You need to think like a survivalist when you start out on a writing adventure. The only goal in this first draft is to survive. The key to surviving your writing project is all in the preparation. Traditional survivalists are a sturdy lot who know what they are getting into before they step out into the […]

A Survival Story

The Suburban Survivalist There are days when I should cover myself in bubble wrap and sit in the corner. My morning routine is just that, routine. I wake without the aid of an alarm clock because I have something more efficient than any flashy LED box. I have an Alarm Corgi. At daybreak, the Alarm […]

I’m a Prepper, He’s a Prepper, Wouldn’t You Like to be a Prepper Too?

The world is falling apart at the seams. Wars, famine, global warming and now, the fricken ebola virus threatens our existence as a species. Change the channel and your’ll find another crisis; Ukraine, Gaza, or a Fukishima reactor meltdown. Even our “fun” television shows and movies warn us of a dystopian future full of Sharknados and Walking […]