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Boom Goes the Dynamite!

I just received my review from the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. ===================================================================== MY LIFE AS A SPERM: ONE MAN’S QUEST TO SAVE THE WORLD by William Darrah Whitaker is a fun book for those who enjoy sarcastic, off-kilter humor with a high-stakes plot. Who doesn’t want to see if a somewhat unlikable,… Continue reading Boom Goes the Dynamite!

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I Have a Female Admirer – The Final Chapter

This adventure started with an unexpected email from a female admirer. I received another the following day from a different admirer (see my previous postings at http://wp.me/p28P7h-5e and http://wp.me/p28P7h-5s or none of this will make sense) I replied to both and, surprisingly, I received a quick reply from the second girl which actually addressed something that… Continue reading I Have a Female Admirer – The Final Chapter

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I Have a Female Admirer – Part 2

My reply to Jane, my first female admirer (see http://wp.me/p28P7h-5e), went unanswered, but I did get an email from another admirer, probably a good friend whom Jane must have felt would make a better connection with me. Here’s her email: HELLO HANSOME, good morning. my name Is jenneth watson am a native of united state of… Continue reading I Have a Female Admirer – Part 2

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I Have a Female Admirer

Many of us out there in the big, cold, cruel world are looking for love. And when you finally get a taste of amour, well, you want to be able to give as much as you receive. I’m no different. I recently checked my Inbox and saw I had an email from a “female admirer”,… Continue reading I Have a Female Admirer

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Keeping the Spark Alive

The first story I remember ever writing was about killer trees. I think I might have been eight or nine, I don’t know exactly, but I do remember thinking what a great story it was and how I thought it would be so cool to be a writer. True that regarding the latter, maybe not… Continue reading Keeping the Spark Alive

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It’s All About the Timing (Social Media)

Since I started posting on various social media, I’ve become more and more curious as to when is the best time to post. I decided to do some research, hitting as many sources on the Internet as I could because, of course, this would give me a broader understanding of what is “best”. I concentrated on… Continue reading It’s All About the Timing (Social Media)

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It Just Makes Me Want to…

1) Silence is the virtue of fools – Francis Bacon 2) Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt – Mark Twain I tend toward #2, but as a writer, I can’t survive without cracking the egg a little. When the words do spill out on… Continue reading It Just Makes Me Want to…

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Man of Steel – What?!?

I recently rented the movie “The Man of Steel” and couldn’t have been more disappointed. I liked the reimagining of the reason Superman made it to Earth and the challenges he faced growing up and dealing with us humans. The problem I ran into began with the arrival of General Zod. Pretty much the last third… Continue reading Man of Steel – What?!?

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Balls Out for Christmas (and the New Year)

Did you happen to see the Kmart ad playing recently? A line of guys in boxers ring Jingle Bells with a little wiggle and what we can only imagine are extraordinarily talented testicles. Kudos to the genius ad execs who came up with that one. Because they didn’t hold back, the ad certainly grabbed people’s… Continue reading Balls Out for Christmas (and the New Year)

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A Christmas Story

Recently, a short story challenge was proffered to members of my writing group as part of a Holiday/Christmas Party. Write a short story using ten specified words (see below), read your story to the assembled guests, and the best of the lot wins a prize. I couldn’t resist and below you’ll find the results of my… Continue reading A Christmas Story