Death Cooties & Alluvial Deposits

Death Cooties & Alluvial Deposits

A while back, I proposed that we needed to rename COVID. I felt “Mandalorian Death Cooties” was a much better title. It sounds exotic and menacing. COVID sounds like either the rec center at a small private college or the answer to some calculus question I...
My Brain Has a Gremlin

My Brain Has a Gremlin

I think my brain has a gremlin. And that might not be a bad thing. It’s helped me come up with some good story ideas. One of those is available for the first time today! More on that in a moment. First, did you see the movie Gremlins? Every time one of the nice...
Traditions

Traditions

Are there any holiday traditions that you think are dumb? (I know I’m entering dangerous territory here, so if I offend you pretend this message came from John Grisham.) For me, it’s outdoor live nativity scenes. I was invited to be part of one once, and I can’t think...
Joy Mongering

Joy Mongering

Recently, in a moment of madness, I clicked on a headline for some political squabble. One side was accusing the other of fear-mongering. That got me thinking, is there a good kind of mongering?  Let’s face it, mongering gets associated with all the...
Bus Driving Messengers of Doom

Bus Driving Messengers of Doom

A while back, I told you about the bag of poo someone left in front of my house. Based on the timing, I suspected it had something to do with my Tales From a Roundabout stories, which poke fun at my hometown.  My theory was that I had offended someone. My wife’s...
Somebody Wants to Blackmail Me

Somebody Wants to Blackmail Me

I suppose it was inevitable. I’ve heard about these blackmail emails that people have been getting. Someone emails you and claims they have control of your computer and if you don’t send them money to their Bitcoin wallet, they are going to spill your...