Category Archives: Hotel Life

Tales of the modern (douchebag) traveler

Tuesday Morning Round-Up! (Yippee Ki Yay!)

Man, titles are tough… At any rate, I thought I’d share some of the latest developments in my writing career with you, my loyal readers and friends. Promoting Into The Dark on my own is as much fun as scaling … Continue reading

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Author Robert Hookey Answers Eight Overly Long Questions By Journalist Paul Eisenberg.

It may not always feel l like it, but I’ve been very fortunate in my life; while others have run across fearsome trolls, stalkers, and Republicans, I’ve met some truly amazing people on Twitter. Like this guy, the one who … Continue reading

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What’s The Hook Been Up To?

As you can see, I haven’t lost my flair for titles. Self-deprecating humor aside, I find myself in a state of confusion where this site is concerned. I no longer write about hotel adventures – since bellmen no longer exist … Continue reading

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What Grabs Me As A Reader? Guest Blog Post by @TheTerribleHook #TheHookReads

Originally posted on Lucy Mitchell:
Good news if you like reading. I have decided to do a regular guest post blog post for readers and let them tell us what things in books grab their attention. All genres welcome and…

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The Hook Plays God.

Hello again, friends. It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Sorry for being AWOL for so long; my world, and the whole world, for that matter, just hasn’t been the same for a year. As humanity was forced to hit the pause … Continue reading

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The Happiness Report: Shantelle Bisson.

She’s written a damn good how-to tome for parents and humans in general. She owns a freakin’ marina. (That makes her the Canadian Aquama- er, Aquawoman, in my books.) She’s helped to raise three daughters, been part of a successful … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Easy, But Don’t Worry… Be Happy!

My best friend killed himself because he was sad. It was a sadness that infected his very core; it may have been neurological or psychological, I’ll never know from where it emerged. It’s the same sadness that I see permeating … Continue reading

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Self-Quarantine Tips From The Hook.

So the whole world’s gone mad with Corona fever (metaphorically speaking, of course) and you’re in self-imposed quarantine. Now you’re thinking: “So what the hell do I do now, Hook?” I’m glad you asked. ONE)  Sit down and examine your … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #17.

When I was a schoolboy in the Canadian public education system (yes, the same one that produced Justins Bieber and Trudeau, sadly) I wrote a gripping series of  stories about mythological heroes and superheroes of my own creation meeting in … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #18.

You know, while it’s great to have dreams and goals to strive for, to help keep us on the path of life rather than the road to ruin, it occurs to me that sometimes we may reach a point where … Continue reading

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