I Swear I’m Not a Mormon (LDS)!

I Swear I’m Not a Mormon (LDS)!

I’m not a member of the LDS (Mormon) Church, but I’ve been accused of being one of several occasions. Maybe it’s because I’m so friendly and clean-cut. I’ve got nothing against Mormons either. They’re some of the nicest people I know. Some of the best authors and doctors I know are Mormon. Most Mormons are […]

On the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Market Volatility

On the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Market Volatility

Yesterday, I gave my hot take on Twitter about the Dow Jones dropping over 1,000 points. So now I’m going to elaborate more. To everyone crying about the #DOW dropping: You knew for the last two weeks it might tank due to #Covid_19 fears and didn’t think to do some sell-offs while at its record […]

The “Creepo Handshake”

The “Creepo Handshake”

I don’t know why some guys do certain stupid things to women in an effort to get with them. Catcalling or telling a woman to “smile more” comes to the forefront of everyone’s minds when you talk about this kind of thing. Seriously, when has either of those actually worked for a guy? At the […]

Review: Son of the Black Sword

Review: Son of the Black Sword

It is when you become the master that you can break the rules… Nope, this isn’t a quote from the book, but it describes both the main character and the author.  I know I’m five years late to reading this book, but I finally got around to reading and reviewing it. Larry Correia is very […]

Atlanta Nights: 15th Anniversary and the Lessons it Taught Us

Atlanta Nights: 15th Anniversary and the Lessons it Taught Us

This year, the “novel” Atlanta Nights by a group of sci-fi authors under the pseudonym Travis Tea turns 15 and the lessons it teaches us are still as true as ever. Let’s go down memory lane and see what this “horrible” book is all about.  In the early 2000s, bookseller PublishAmerica was already under fire […]

You Are NOT in the Tour de France

You Are NOT in the Tour de France

When I was young, I learned about bike safety and I’m sure most of you did too. There’s lots of good advice for bicyclists that carries well into your adult years like wearing a helmet, using signals, having lights or reflectors on your bike/gear. But for some reason, grownups tend to forget one piece of […]

The “I Could Die Tomorrow” Fallacy

The “I Could Die Tomorrow” Fallacy

Preface: Today’s blog is aimed at folks who have the ability to save money and choose not to. Those who are unable to save due to lack of income or some other sort of hardship can ignore this blog. Since Kobe Bryant’s death is still pretty close in the rear-view mirror, I think I’ll be […]

Review: Magicide

Review: Magicide

I was looking to take a break from reading sci-fi and fantasy, so I took the opportunity to read and review CV Hamilton‘s critic’s copy of her Las Vegas murder mystery entitled “Magicide.”  Vegas detectives Cheri Raymer and Tony Pizzarelli put together the clues to solve the murder of Maxwell Beacham-Jones after he is horrifically […]

Why We Mourn Celebrity Deaths

Why We Mourn Celebrity Deaths

Yesterday, everyone was surprised by the death of retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in the tragic Calabasas helicopter crash. Ten years ago, I would have wondered why everyone was freaking out. Had you died, Kobe probably have no idea and would not have attended your funeral, so why make a big […]

How I Misunderstood Patreon

How I Misunderstood Patreon

Back in the early 2000s, I saw all sorts of content creators setting up “PayPal Tip Jars” on their web pages. I thought it was really cringy at the time, but I get it now, people want to get paid for their content, even if its people simply tipping them out of the goodness of […]