If U B An Artsy Type

While I have always been the stunningly good looking humanoid you all like to worship, I have also tooled around the arts and entertainment industry most of my life. You can CLICK HERE if you need a casual bio (it’s not what I use for submissions). While most of the stuff I was involved in could easily be called fun there is one aspect of my career that makes me want to punch nuns. It’s called reviewing artist submissions. Not because of the art, music, writing, whatever. I can handle…

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Welcome to Hell

Ever had a bad day? I mean one where nothing makes sense at all? The kind of day Kafka seemed to have every Tuesday? Well, today’s story is about someone who has that kind of day every day and has since around 2002. There is a nice, 82 year old, lady named Joyce Taylor who lives on her family farm in Kansas. Normally that’s not the kind of thing that sparks a Steven King story, or a Kafka reference, but here we are. You see, Mrs. Taylor, and her family,…

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Don’t Get Scammed

I know that all my readers are the best looking and most intelligent humans ever evolved. But we all know that one person who may, just may, need a little guidance when dealing with this internet thing. Every now and then I post stuff about safe internetting, and it seems to help. A little, anyway. I have gotten emails from nice people who were able to print this stuff out and share it at nursing homes, homes for the developmentally disabled, and for those around them who just never seem…

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Thyself Be Healed

We live in interesting times, to quote an ancient Chinese curse. We have access to most of the world’s contemporary knowledge yet we spend our time sharing pictures of cats and food. When I say “we” I’m talking about you and me, not the people I’m writing about today. You see, though it may sometimes seem as though everything’s going to hell in a hand basket, that’s not really true. While we get battered with constant news of idiots and bigotry, there are many who are thinking way outside the…

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