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Best Horror for Halloween

October 26, 2011

It’s a top ten list. The very thing I don’t like to do, but, it makes a good primer for Halloween viewing. It is my second favorite holiday, after all. There is no particular order to it. Number one doesn’t mean number one, rather the order that they came to mind. So, feel free to [...]

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Adorable Agents of Sedition

October 19, 2011

Writing a novel about strange conspiracies has given me something of a conspiracy theorist’s eye that, at times, it would be helpful to turn off. The truth about conspiracies is that they can be found in anything. All it requires is a vivid imagination. It is not hard to understand that some imaginative and, possibly, [...]

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De-Automate me, please.

October 3, 2011

Sometimes I want to think for myself, in the simplest terms. Sometimes I want to go to the bathroom at a restaurant and flush the toilet at my discretion, turn the water on and off at will, pump out my own hand-soap, pull out my own paper towel to dry my hands, without waving them, [...]

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Riverfest 2011 – Choose Peace

September 5, 2011

Over the weekend I attended Frenchtown, New Jersey’s Riverfest, as a vendor, to sell copies of Ephemera and finally get face to face with the public. I was apprehensive about doing an event, not sure what to expect, or, whether it would be worth the investment. I am happy to report that it was a [...]

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Irene Epilogue

August 29, 2011

I’m happy to report it wasn’t as bad as it was predicted to be. The flooding was the worst of it, as mentioned in the previous post. Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who’s life was affected by the storm. Let the rebuilding commence. Currently watching the media marvel at how empty New York [...]

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Come on, Irene.

August 28, 2011

Let me see how many hurricane puns I can sprinkle in this post. There was one. Truth is, the blowhards are controlling your airwaves. Even as I listen to the rains batter against my windows, I can’t help but think the media has deluged us with bluster yet again. In the last couple of days [...]

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Last Trip to Borders

August 15, 2011

As someone who has been involved in publishing and writing for better than a decade, it has been exciting and, at times, disturbing to see the constant changes that have taken place in a historically stable and, largely, unchanging industry. Authors and publishing people alike have celebrated the Internet and the possibilities it presents for [...]

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The Fabulous New Recession Political Drinking Game.

August 3, 2011

Requires access to a full bar and cable new channels. Rules are as follows. When a politician says… “The greed of Wall Street.” (Drink one cosmopolitan) “The pain on Main Street.” (Drink one domestic pint) “The most vulnerable in America.” (Drink one tall-boy of your choice. Pabst, or Schaufen Bocken Black Label recommended.) “We can’t [...]

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American Meat and TSA Madness

July 18, 2011

I can imagine a dozen terror plots that would kill a lot of Americans. I’m just a lowly writer, not a dedicated terrorist who sits around all day with the sole purpose of thinking up ways to kill Americans. None of the plots I imagine have anything to do with airports or airplanes. Here are [...]

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The Duality of “New” Media for Writers

June 29, 2011

For nine years I worked for an online publicity firm for authors. The company was one of the first, if not the first, dedicated solely to online publicity. When I joined them, in 2000, none of the major publishing houses had online publicity departments. Some of them didn’t yet have company email or Web sites.  [...]

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