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WORLD OF TROUBLE by Ben H. Winters, B...

WORLD OF TROUBLE by Ben H. Winters, Book 3 of “The Last Policeman” Trilogy
Apparently I’ve been reading a number of trilogies. World of Trouble is another book that ended a series, The Last Policeman trilogy, by Ben H. Winters. This time, Earth is 14 days from the apocalypse: an asteroid is going to hit the planet and throw the world into utter chaos. Detective Hank Palace (it’s so hard to give up the t [...]

“Is Your House in Order?”...

“Is Your House in Order?” My Review of AUTHORITY by Jeff VanderMeer
As I’ve previously stated, I love Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. The first novel, Annihilation, blew me out of the water with it’s writing style. The whole series has been described as “literary science-fiction” — and that’s a genre mash-up that I want to see more of. I feel kinda spoiled [...]

The final Southern Reach book, ACCEPT...

The final Southern Reach book, ACCEPTANCE, is here!
The last book in the wonderful Southern Reach trilogy is finally here!! I have gushed about these books to everyone I can think of. I’m also very close to the end of Authority, the second book in the trilogy, and getting ready to pick up Acceptance and… do some stuff with it. The first book, Annihilation, took me on a ride that I [...]

Struggling Writer STILL Has Problems ...

Struggling Writer STILL Has Problems Writing
(sighs) Yes, I’m still having problems writing. However, I think I might have figured out a part of it anyway. Somewhere in the cracks and crevices of my brain, I think I still believe that I have to write well. Note what that said: I STILL BELIEVE THAT I HAVE TO WRITE WELL. Besides that “well” doesn’t even begin to de [...]

The Wolfe Family and The ALS Ice Buck...

The Wolfe Family and The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
My brother challenged my family, me, Tom and Natasha, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here’s our video. My thoughts on the challenge are underneath it. The ice bucket challenge isn’t only about raising money for ALS research but for raising awareness of ALS. If we had just donated and been quiet about it, their donation levels w [...]

Carpe Diem — Seize the Day! Mak...

Carpe Diem — Seize the Day! Make Your Life Extraordinary!
About 8 years ago, we were lamenting the death of another comic genius, George Carlin. This week, the world has been stunned by the announcement that Robin Williams, actor and comedian, committed suicide. Celebrities and people who have worked with Robin have started sharing their stories. I don’t really have a personal Robin Williams s [...]

Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Wint...

Review: Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
Not too long ago, I reviewed a book called The Last Detective in a post titled “What Would You Do With Just Six Months Until the End of the World?” Countdown City is the second in a trilogy about Hank Palace, a detective in a world increasingly falling apart — an asteroid is supposed to collide with the earth in 77 days, de [...]

Some Thoughts About The Godfather by ...

Some Thoughts About The Godfather by Mario Puzo
This is one of those books that I’ve had for years and had never decided to read. Until now. Now, honestly, I’ve never really been “into” the Mafia as a subject I’m interested in. I’ve got friends who read everything they can and I’ve seen the whole Ice Man story, the Mafia hit man who “led a d [...]


FREE SHORT FICTION! “Killing Time” by Kari J. Wolfe
Someone asked me “How do you know if something is ready to publish or not?” It’s a good question. One I’ve been thinking about tonight. So, I’ve decided to publish my first short story on this blog. Let me know what you think in the comments!     KILLING TIME by Kari J. Wolfe   “Hi.” & [...]

Dear Al, A Letter to Weird Al on the ...

Dear Al, A Letter to Weird Al on the Release of his New Album
  Dear Al, You don’t know me, but I sure as hell know you. I grew up with you, listening to “Eat It,” “Another One Rides the Bus,” “I Love Rocky Road” and watching you on ALTV when you would take over the MTV airwaves for a few hours. In my teenage years when my parents banned all rock and roll [...]

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Years ago, when I was a student in Cambridge, my eye was caught by the title of a doctoral thesis which read 'Some aspects of the vaginal system of the flea.' It was not, one would guess, the most suitable work for those with poor eyesight; but it revealed an appealing modesty that I have apparently failed to learn from.
-Terry Eagleton, The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction
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