Don’t be a Tool

I was just washing the dishes, which I find a somewhat meditative exercise. We have a dishwasher, so I take the anti-bacterial sponge, squirt foamy detergent onto it and give each fork, plate, and cup a quick wipe and then carefully arrange it in the dishwasher. It’s sort of like playing a game of Tetris,…

How to write a book in four easy steps

Step One – find somewhere that you won’t be distracted. Step Two – powerup laptop, launch Word or equivalent Step Three – create an outline if you think this sort of thing would help you Step Four – write Repeat daily as necessary.

Fantasy Libations

One sign of a really great story is when reader becomes enchanted with the idea of a fictional food or drink and desperately wants to try it. This happened to me when I read about Butterbeer in the Harry Potter novels. Happily, there is a libation that intrepid Potterfans have devised. ButterBeer Ingredients 1 oz…

So metal

I remember my first dad joke. If you don’t know what this is, it’s simply a groan-inducing pun. My own dad engaged in dad jokes freely. I was at the kitchen sink doing dishes the other day, when the pun swam to the surface of my mind and I bit back a laugh. We ate…

I stole this from a stand up comic.

50% of people enjoy and will agree with me and my general statements. 20% will disagree but what they disagree with will be minor enough that they let it slide. 20% will strongly agree with what I say but keep mum because I have a point. 10% will be offended and will want me to…

Evolution

Human beings, with our big brains, excel at adapting to their environments. It’s the big trick that allows us to build things, imagine new things, and live in practically any environment. Go team human. But a single human, by themselves can only go so far. Put me in the Gobi desert and without some help…